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Here's Why Chicago Is a Phenomenal Museum City
Chicago's museums rank among the best in the world. Find the essential info you need to visit them today, from admissions info, pricing, hours, and more.
Who Is My Illinois State Representative and...
Identify your Illinois State Representative and district easily and accurately with this guide for Illinois residents.
Emperor's Choice Restaurant
See pictures of Chicago's Chinatown and its unique and historic architecture. It's the largest Chinatown in the Midwest and home to more than 8000 residents. Page 7.
10 Great Things to Do in Chicago's Lincoln Park...
So many of Chicago's highlights are located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood that it is hard to choose, but here are ten great things to experience.
Facts You Need to Help Plan Your Visit to the...
Find the location, hours, Modern Wing info, free days, and other facts about the Art Institute of Chicago.
Illinois Residents: How to Find Your District...
A guide to help you identify your Illinois State Senator and district easily and accurately within and around Chicago.
10 Great Things to See in Chicago's Hyde...
Find 8 great things to do and see in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, home of President Barack Obama, the Museum of Science and Industry, the University of Chicago campus and more.
Chicago's 5 Most Popular Public Golf Courses
Find the top 5 public golf courses in Chicago and book tee times for your next round.
10 Classic Chicago Bars
Chicago is one of the best bar towns on the planet. Find a hand-picked list of the best bars in Chicago chosen by Sean Parnell of the Chicago Bar Project.
Baby Loves Disco Chicago - Review
Baby Loves Disco is a national producer of children's events by the same name. Read a review of Chicago's Baby Loves Disco.
Labor Day Weekend Events in Chicago - Top Picks
Here's your guide to Labor Day 2011 in Chicago. Find our top picks for things to do this Labor Day weekend in Chicago, including concerts, festivals, and more.
Shedd Aquarium's Free Days`
Find out when free and discounted admission is happening at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. Illinois and Chicago residents, as well as visitors to Chicago, receive free admission and discounted rates to the Shedd Aquarium on various dates in 2013.
Chicago Cubs Minor League System
Learn more about the seven minor league baseball teams affiliated with the Chicago Cubs.
Labor Day Weekend Events in Chicago - Things to...
Here's your guide to Labor Day 2012 in Chicago. Find our top picks for things to do this Labor Day weekend, including concerts, festivals, and more.
Getting Around Chicago Using Public Transportat...
Find out how to get around Chicago using public transportation.
Business Profile: Novated Lease Deals
There are many reasons Chicagoan are choosing novated leases to save money when leasing a car. One big reason is income tax savings. Because novated lease payments are taken out of pre-tax income, you can save money by having a lower tax rate.
Presidential Pet: What Type of Dog is Bo?
Find out the breed of U.S. President Barack Obama's dog, see photo galleries, and read about the controversy surrounding the dog.
Chicago's Outdoor Parks and Gardens
Take a walk outside and discover Chicago's best outdoor parks and gardens. These green spaces are perfect for an afternoon picnic or walk.
Fast Facts About Chicago's Museum of Science...
Find the location, hours, key exhibits, admission, and more for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
Chicago Parades
Find date, time, location, and more essential information for Chicago's most popular parades.
Where is Chicago Located?
Learn more about Chicago, Illinois and see a map of its location.
Want the Average Monthly Temperatures for...
What can you expect from Chicago weather? Find the average monthly temperatures for Chicago, Illinois, according to the National Weather Service.
Evening Hours at Chicago Museums - Nights...
Squeeze more into your life by taking advantage of late hours (and often free admission) at these cultural gems.
Fast Facts About Chicago's Shedd Aquarium
Find the location, hours, key features, and more fast facts for the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL.
How do I get around in Chicago using the Metra,...
Find out how to quickly identify the best routes to use on Chicago CTA, Metra and Pace public transportation systems.
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's Favorite...
Learn more about which Chicago restaurants Barack Obama and Michelle Obama favor when they're in the city.
Chicago Air Show Pictures - Taken at the Base...
See behind-the-scenes Chicago Air Show pictures taken at the airport where most of the Chicago Air and Water Show planes take off and land. See the F22 Raptor, F-15 Strike Eagle, the T-38 Talon, and more.
Want to Know What President Obama Named His...
Find out the name and see photos of the Obama family dog that was promised by the President to his daughters in his Election Night speech.
What is an Alderman?
What is a Chicago alderman?
Where to Buy a Chicago City Sticker for Your...
If you live in Chicago, you need a Chicago city sticker for your car and truck. They expire every year on June 30. Find out where to buy them here.
Schedule of Free days at the Shedd Aquarium -...
Find the 2009 schedule of free days when general admission is free at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
Chicago Newspapers
Find the major daily, weekly, and bi-monthly newspapers of Chicago, IL with links to each newspaper's site.
University of Chicago - 10 Great Things to See...
Find 10 great things to see and do on the campus of the University of Chicago. All are open to the public.
Great Breakfast Restaurants in Chicago
Going out to breakfast is an important part of Chicago's daily or weekend routine. These restaurants rank among the best places in the Windy City.
Barack Obama Pictures - Obama in Chicago
See a photo of Barack and Michelle Obama's home in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago, IL. Page 3.
Your Guide to the Chicago Botanic Garden
Your guide to the Chicago Botanic Garden, including free events, admission, directions, garden displays, and more. The Chicago Botanic Garden is considered one of the best of its kinds in the United States.
World's Finest Chocolate Outlet Store
Find the hours, location, and types of bargains you can find at the World's Finest Chocolate Outlet store in Chicago, IL.
Jobs at Fortune 500 Companies Based in Downtown...
Find Chicago jobs and career opportunities at the ten Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Chicago, IL with this essential Chicago job search list.
Chicago History Museum - Fast Facts
Find the location, hours, free days, and other essential info for the Chicago History Museum in Chicago, which was formerly known as the Chicago Historical Society.
Chicago Cubs - All Time Best Chicago Cubs...
Who were the best baseball players in the history of the Chicago Cubs? Find out here.
Chicago Neighborhood and Community Newspapers
Find Chicago's neighborhood and community newspapers here.
List of Counties in Illinois
There are 102 counties in the state of Illinois. This is an alphabetical list of all of them.
Chicago Neighborhoods, Community Areas, Wards...
What is the difference between a Chicago neighborhood and a Chicago community area? What exactly are wards? Find answers, see maps, and more with this Chicago FAQ answer sheet.
Discover Chicago's Best Irish Pubs and...
Find the top 7 Chicago Irish pubs and restaurants recommended by local author Sharon Shea Bossard.
Museum of Contemporary Art - Fast Facts
The Museum of Contemporary Art is Chicago's premiere destination for connecting with contemporary art, performance, classes and culture. Find a profile of the museum, hours, location, and more.
Barack Obama Speech on the Day He Announced his...
Read the full, unedited text of Barack Obama's speech from February 10, 2007, the day he announced he would seek the office of the President of the United States.
Chicago Blackhawks - All Time Best Chicago...
Who were the best hockey players in the history of the Chicago Blackhawks? Find out here.
Pictures of the Clarke House, Chicago, IL
Check out Henry B. Clarke's house, which is located at 1855 S. Indiana Avenue in Chicago, IL. It's considered to be Chicago's oldest building.
How to Contact U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Find contact information, phone numbers, and website resources for U.S. Senator Richard Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois. He is the senior senator from Illinois.
Best Pet Boutiques and Supply Stores in Chicago
We round up the best pet boutiques and supply stores in Chicago. Find out which stores are considered the best pet stores in the Windy City.
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Pictures - Chicago, IL
See photos of the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Chicago, IL, which was designed by the landscape architect and built between 1936 and 1938.
Best Ski Resorts and Winter Activities Near...
While the east and west coasts boast varied mountain terrain and majestic mountain peaks, the Midwest’s collection of skiing and snowboarding runs isn’t to be ignored. Snow enthusiasts will be impressed these ski resorts near Chicago.
St. Patrick's Day 2013
Looking for something fun to do this St. Patrick's Day in Chicago? Check out our list of events to celebrate the Irish.
Who is My Congressional Representative?
Identify your representative to the United States House of Representatives quickly and accurately.
Photo Gallery of Bo Obama, The First Dog
See a photo gallery of the President Barack Obama's dog, Bo, and the first family playing with their new dog Bo. Page 2.
Who is my Chicago Alderman and What Ward do I...
Identify your Chicago alderman and the Chicago ward you live in quickly and effectively.
Chicago Bears Players Inducted into the Hall of...
Find out here who the Chicago Bears players are who have been inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
Chicago Outlet and Factory Stores
Find descriptions, reviews, addresses, hours, and more for some of Chicago's best outlet stores, outlet malls, and Chicago factory stores.
Chicago's Museums, Historical Attractions, and...
Your guide to free admission to Chicago's best museums, historical attractions, and more.
Top 12 Chicago Dog Parks
The Chicago Park District likes to call dog parks "dog friendly areas." But, if your dog is like mine,
Old Town Chicago – Walking and Driving...
Sights to see on a walking or driving tour of Old Town Chicago.
Lincoln Park Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park is a popular neighborhood on Chicago's north side that is rich with culture, nature, shopping, and, well, rich people. But don't let that keep you from exploring its impressive cultural institutions, memorable restaurants, and tree-lined streets. Check out these resources for getting the most out of Lincoln Park.
Which is my neighborhood Chicago public school?
Learn how to quickly identify your Chicago Public School based on your home address or potential home address.
Mitchell Dental Spa - The One Dentist You Want...
No one likes the dentist, at least I haven't met anyone who does. I really don't like the dentist. I panic just thinking out going in for a cleaning. But today
Schedule of Free Days at the Museum of Science...
Find the 2009 schedule of free days when general admission is free at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
5 Ways to Support Chicago Veterans & Military...
Help support the men and women who respond with courage and selflessness to whatever our leaders ask of them. Here are five ways to make a difference in the lives of our military personnel, our veterans, and their families.
Chicago's Sister Cities - List of Chicago's...
Chicago has more than twenty sister cities around the world. Find out what they are and what year we all became sisters.
Jobs at Top 10 Fortune 500 Companies in Illinois
Find jobs at the top ten Illinois companies on Fortune Magazine's 2009 Fortune 500 list of top businesses.
10 Great Things To See in the Modern Wing of...
Find 10 things that you won't want to overlook when you visit the Art Institute of Chicago's Modern Wing. Find suggestions from curators to security guards on what they recommend you not overlook. Add your own choices, too.
Chicago White Sox - All Time Best White Sox...
Who were the best baseball players in the history of the Chicago White Sox? Find out here.
Everything You Need to Know to Plan a Trip to...
Find hours, location, and rental information for ice skating at Chicago's Millennium Park during the 2013/2014 season.
Vienna Beef Factory Store
Find the hours, locations, products, and shopper comments for the Vienna Beef Factory Store located on Chicago's north side.
Get the Facts on One of Chicago's Most Popular...
Find the location, hours, key features, and more fast facts for the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL.
Barack Obama
Find essential information including bio timeline, photos, key speeches, Chicago connections and more about President Barack Obama.
Jobs at Fortune 500 Companies in the Chicago...
See a list of suburban Chicago Fortune 500 companies and find links to their job openings with this essential Chicago job search list.
Green City Market - Chicago's Local Food...
Find the location, schedule, hours, and more for the Chicago Green City Market. The Green City Market offers organic and locally-grown foods, local farmers and chefs, lunch options, cooking demos, a sustainability focus and more.
Kimpton Hotels of Chicago Hosts Santa Paws at...
Here comes Santa Paws! For the fourth year in a row, Kimpton Hotels of Chicago will host Santa Paws at the Hotel Allegro, a weekend-long event where neighborhood pets and four-legged hotel companions are invited for holiday treats and photos with Santa. Santa Paws will take place December 8 - 9, 2012.
March 2014 Events in Chicago
Find out all the current events and activities taking place in and around Chicago in March 2014, including St. Patrick's Day, flower shows, and more.
A Hand-Picked List of the Best Sports Bars in...
Find our hand-picked list of the best sports bars in Chicago.
Great Chicago Gift Ideas
Looking for affordable and unique gift ideas for your favorite Chicagoans or Chicago fans? Then, here's a list of suggestions with surefire appeal (and there's not a coffee mug among them.)
April 2014 Events in Chicago
Find out all the current events and activities taking place in and around Chicago in April 2014, including Easter, baseball season, and more.
Illinois Lottery Winning Numbers
Did you win the Illinois lottery? Check here for the official winning numbers.
Barack Obama at the University of Chicago Law...
The University of Chicago released an official statement on the role Barack Obama played when he worked at the University of Chicago Law School. Read the full, unedited text here.
Lincoln Park Conservatory - Fast Facts
Find the location, hours, features, and more for the Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago, IL.
Chicago's Pro Team Summer Camps for Kids
Find links to each Chicago pro team's Chicago summer camps for kids. Find youth Chicago summer camps for the Bears, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Fire, Sky, and more.
Chicago Jobs - Best Chicago Job Sites for Your...
Use these essential sites for finding a job in Chicago. We've focused on including established job sites and professional associations while avoiding infrequently updated sites or ones that re-hash job listings pulled from elsewhere.
Your Guide to Chicago's Air & Water Show 2013
Your guide to Chicago's Air & Water Show 2013, including times and dates, location, performers, and more. This year two of the show's most popular acts will not be performing. Learn more about what is happening at this year's Air & Water Show at Chicago's North Avenue Beach.
Barack Obama's Speech on Race and Reverend Wright
Find the complete text of Barack Obama's speech on race and his response to criticism about Reverend Wright. Obama delivered this speech on March 18, 2008 while campaigning for President of the United States.
List of Books Chosen for One Book, One Chicago
The One Book, One Chicago program encourages Chicagoans to read the same book at the same time. Find a list of the books Chicago has chosen to read since the program began in 2001.
Discover Chicago's 5 Best Skating Rinks
Chicago ice skating season runs from roughly November through February. Here are the top choices for Chicago ice skating rinks.
Chicago's Best Theater Companies for Kids
Find Chicago's best children's theatre companies.
B.L.U.E.S. - Chicago Blues Bar
Find the location, hours, calendar, and reader comments about the popular Chicago blues bar BLUES on Halsted.
Top Things Every Chicago Cubs Fan Should Own
Find the top items that every Chicago Cubs fan should own. How many of them do you have?
Chicago at Christmas Photos
See pictures of Chicago at Christmas time. Page 2.
Barack Obama's Election Night Speech
Read the full text of the speech President-Elect Barack Obama gave in Chicago the night he was elected President of the United States.
Business Profile: Chicago's Auto Transport
No matter where you car needs to be shipped, whether it is within a few miles of Chicago or hundreds of miles aways, Chicago's Auto Transport can get your car to your destination.
RS Owens & Company - Manufacturers of the Oscar
Read a profile of the Chicago-based company that has been manufacturing the Academy Awards since 1982 and other awards for more than 65 years.
Chicago's Chinatown in Pictures
See pictures of Chicago's Chinatown and its unique and historic architecture. It's the largest Chinatown in the Midwest and home to more than 8000 residents.
Chicago Gourmet Food Festival Profile
Find tickets, schedule, location and more for Chicago Gourmet, the upscale food festival in Millennium Park.
Barack Obama Biographical Timeline
Read a biographical timeline with links to photos, speeches, and more about the life and rise of President Barack Obama.
Jobs at Chicago's Top Contractors
Find a list of Chicago's top ten contractors and links to job listings at these firms.
Buddy Guy's Legends - Blues Bar
Find the location, hours, calendar, and reader comments about the popular Chicago blues bar Buddy Guy's Legends.
Pet-friendly Staycation at Chicago's Allegro...
Plan at staycation at the Allegro Hotel Chicago, a pet-friendly hotel in Chicago's Loop area.
National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum
There is no other museum like the National Vietnam Veteran's Art Museum in the country, and perhaps, the world. While other institutions fill their halls with the artifacts of war, this Chicago museum fills their building with the human experiences of war captured, examined, and expressed through art.

While the museum was initially founded to display work from Vietnam veterans, the NVVAM's mission has expanded to include art work drawn from experiences in all the nation's conflicts.
Chicago's theWit Gets Healthy
Looking for something healthy to eat but in a trendy restaurant? Chicago's TheWit is the first hotel in the Midwest to partner up with SPE Certified, a
How Chicago Dyes its River Green for St....
See step-by-step photos of how the city of Chicago dyes the Chicago River green every year to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Guide to the 2013 Chicago Marathon - Fast Facts
Find an overview of the 2013 Chicago Marathon, including the date, time, registration information, course map and more.
Chicago Cubs Tickets - Where to Buy Tickets for...
Find and buy tickets to Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball games at Wrigley Field with these essential Chicago Cubs ticket sites.
Chinatown's American Legion Post
See pictures of Chicago's Chinatown and its unique and historic architecture. It's the largest Chinatown in the Midwest and home to more than 8000 residents. Page 13.
Thanksgiving Day Restaurants Open in Chicago
Looking for someplace to enjoy your Thanksgiving Day meal and take a break from the kitchen? Check out our list of restaurants that will be open in Chicago on Thanksgiving Day.
Volo Auto Museum - Is it Worth a Visit?
The Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois features more than 300 classic cars and five, huge auto showrooms. But is it worth a visit? Read reviews here and offer your own opinions.
The Pui Tak Center
See pictures of Chicago's Chinatown and its unique and historic architecture. It's the largest Chinatown in the Midwest and home to more than 8000 residents.
How to Contact the U.S. Senators from Illinois
Find out who the two U.S. Senators from Illinois are and how to contact them. Contact information for Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Roland Burris.
Acme Missionary Baptist Church - Best Gospel...
Learn more about Acme Missionary Baptist Church and their award-winning gospel choir.
Daley Plaza - Fast Facts
Find the location, public features, and other fast facts for Daley Plaza in Chicago.
You Know You're From Chicago When - 30 Great...
Read our top 30 picks for the best responses to the Twitter Trend
Cook County Clerk's Office Locations - Cook...
Find maps and addresses for the offices of the Clerk of Cook County, IL, which includes Chicago, Illinois.
Schedule of Free Days at the Adler Planetarium...
Find the 2009 schedule of free days when general admission is free at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.
Pictures of Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL
Find pictures of many of Lincoln Park's most notable spots, including Alinea Restaurant, the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Park West, and more. Lincoln Park is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois.
Chicago’s Best Restaurants for French Toast
French toast is one of the most popular breakfast items in Chicago, and you can learn about the best places that serve them here.
Where are the best places to play golf in...
Want to know where to play golf in Chicago? Find our top 5 picks and more here.
Business Profile: Naturally Healthy with Dr....
Dr. Lisa Marie Leonard, a Naturopathic Doctor in Chicago owns Naturally Healthy with Dr. Lisa and helps patients with an assortment of issues such as weight loss, smoking cessation, and more.
How to Contact IL Governor Pat Quinn
Find the phone number, e-mail address, mailing address and other contact information for IL Governor Pat Quinn.
Chicago Walking Tours
Explore Chicago by foot with these walking tours of Chicago.
The Tin Man Sculpture in Oz Park, Chicago, IL
The Tin Man sculpture in Oz Park, Chicago. Page 7.
Maria Pinto Boutique
Find the hours, location and see a photo of the Maria Pinto clothing boutique in Chicago where Michelle Obama shops. The Maria Pinto boutique is run by fashion designer Maria Pinto.
Finding Love on Valentine's Day 2013
Looking for something to do on Valentine's Day with your sweetie in Chicago? Check out our Valentine's Day 2012 Chicago guide for ideas on romantic restaurants, events, and more.
October 2013 in Chicago - Annual Events Calendar
Discover October events in Chicago and things to do that go well beyond Halloween, including dates, times, and locations of each event, and information on one of Chicago's biggest events, the Chicago Marathon.
Michelle Obama - Bio, Photos, Her Chicago...
First Lady Michelle Obama - background information, photos, speeches, the Chicago places where she loves to shop and eat, and more.
Volunteering in Chicago
Looking to do more volunteering? Check out our Volunteering in Chicago Guide for ideas.
Any Johnny Cash Fans Out There?
February 26 is the birthday of the late (and great) Johnny Cash and in his honor Chicago's Untitled is hosting a tribute evening to the life and music of the
Annual ZooLights at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo
Enjoy festive light displays and holiday fun at the annual ZooLights at Chicago's only free zoo, the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Chicago Beaches
Many people mistake Lake Michigan in Chicago for an ocean with its expansive waters with that seem to have no end in sight and its nearly endless shoreline. And with the Lake Michigan shoreline comes several top beaches in Chicago where you can play volleyball, sunbath, take walks, have a picnic, and more.
Chicago Business Profile: A1 AutoTransport, Inc.
Just bought a motorcycle off of eBay and now need to ship it to Chicago? A1 AutoTransport, Inc. can get your new motorcycle to the Windy City.
New Year's Day 2013 in Chicago
Starting 2013 off right with these New Year's Day and beyond events in Chicago, including a New Year's Day 5K in downtown Chicago and more.
Requirements to Register to Vote in Illinois
Find out what the requirements to vote in Illinois are and if you qualify to vote in Illinois.
Museum of Science and Industry's Christmas...
Enjoy one of Chicago's most popular holiday events during the Christmas Around the World exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Illinois Lottery Basics - Mega Millions, Lotto,...
Illinois Lottery Basics - Mega Millions, Lotto, Little Lotto, Pick 3 and 4
Schedule of Free Days at the Art Institute of...
Find the 2009 schedule of free days when general admission is free at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Chicago Business Profile: Cuddle Buddy
Looking for a new kind of Match.com that is based more on friendship and companionship than love? Check out Chicago-based Cuddle Buddy and see how you can build a growing list of friends in the Windy City.
Where is my Chicago Polling Place?
Chicago residents can quickly and easily find their polling place by entering their address into this Chicago Board of Elections search engine.
Barack Obama Pictures
View dozens of photos of Barack Obama.
Jobs at Chicago's Top Employers
From the City of Chicago to Google and Harpo Productions, find Chicago jobs at some of city's best employers by going directly to the hiring source.
Chicago's Best Al Fresco Dining
Enjoy al fresco dining at these Chicago hot spots. Chicago's best restaurants are preparing to kick off summer with the perfect patio options.
Dyeing the Chicago River Green - Chicago's St....
Learn the date, time, and history of Chicago's annual tradition of dyeing the Chicago River green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2013
Enjoy one of Chicago's most popular holiday events and start the Christmas season off right at the annual Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Daley Plaza, now in its 100th year. Find the date, location, hours and other key information about Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Chicago Food & Wine Festival Premiers at the...
Chicago's Food & Wine Festival premiers at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles on November 17 - 18, 2012 and will feature tastings from dozens of selected top chefs, restaurants, sommeliers, brewers, and mixologists.
The Top Five Chicago Bars for Celebrating...
Find our top five, hand-picked Chicago bars for celebrating the holiday season.
National Museum of Mexican Art - Fast Facts
Learn more about hours, location, and exhibits at the National Museum of Mexican Art, one of Chicago's favorite free museums

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