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Wisps of Winter in Chicago

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Baby, it’s cold outside, which can only mean it’swinter in Chicago.Enjoy ice skating at Millenium Park, The Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker, holiday shopping on Michigan Avenue,or a Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier.But whether indoors or out, we want you to stay warm this winter.So during the month of December, mention the passwordHot Chocolate when you check […]

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Meet the Stars of “Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve” November 20 1PM

Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve

Fans of all ages can meet the stars of Disney Channel’s musical duo “Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve”. As part of the 2010 Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, Best Western Hotels of Illinois are hosting a fan meet and greet with the hip childrens’ musical sensation. The meet and greet will take place from 1-2PM at […]

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River North Reaches Out

Volunteering at Open Books

Best Western River North Hotel is committed to making a positive impact in the community.In the past, we’ve partnered with area organizations like the Anti-Cruelty Society and Toys for Tots.But most recently, we’ve joined forces with local non-profit Open Books to help spread literacy throughout Chicago.After having established a complimentary “Open Bookshelf” in our lobby […]

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Magnificent Mile Lights Parade

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On Saturday, November 20th, Mickey Mouse and friends will once again play host to the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival!This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Mile Lights Festival and promises to be bigger and better than ever.In the afternoon, families can stroll through Lights Festival Lane and explore different holiday booths, get a picture […]

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Holiday Magic in Chicago

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Come one, come all.The holiday season has arrived!This year, Chicago is over flowing with holiday magiclike special exhibits atlocal museumsandpopular annual traditions like the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival andChristkindlmarket at Daley Plaza.So gather your loved ones, and spread some holiday cheer! ANNUAL TRADITIONS Michigan Avenue: The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival┬« presented by Harris Saturday, November […]

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Where’s Wallace Interview with Joshua Radin

Joshua Radin & Wallace

Perhaps the name Joshua Radin doesn’t ring any bells, but if you’rea fan of T.V. shows like “Scrubs”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “One Tree Hill” or the movies “TheLast Kiss” and “The NannyDiaries” chances are you’ve heard at least one Joshua Radin song.The Ohio native (andone time Chicago resident) is known for soft songs and an honest […]

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Chicago’s Scary (and not so scary) Halloween Happenings

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With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to make your pumpkin plans.This year,Chicago offers up plenty of ways to have a spook-tacular Halloween weekend.For those looking to have the Boo! scared out of them, Navy Pier welcomes back The Fear Haunted Houseeach weekend.Or perhaps you’ve heard about the giant sinkhole that recently opened up […]

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Check-in to Fall Weather

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The days are getting shorter and the temperatures a little cooler. It can only mean fall has arrived to Chicago! October is a great time in the city; starting with the Chicago Marathon on October 10th and ending with the Halloween Franken Plaza October 22nd-31st. But did you know that October is also Breast Cancer […]

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Where’s Wallace September

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More than 32,500 animals, in over 3 million gallons of water and home to the world’s oldest fish in any aquarium, it can only be the Shedd Aquarium. This Chicago institution opened in 1930 and has since gone on to double its size and attract more than 2 million visitors each year! Explore creatures of […]

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…And the Secret Password is…

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It’s no secret that we love hearing from our on-line fans. So to show our appreciation, each month, we’ll quietly announce a secret password exclusive only to our Facebook Fans and Blog readers. Then when you come to check in at the hotel, whisper the password to the front desk for a special surprise. This […]

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