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Magnificent Mile Lights Parade

Lights Parade

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

Beluga Wallace...errr, Whales

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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River North’s Got New Rooms

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As the summer travel season starts to slow down, our hotel is just revving up. We have just begun Phase Two of our room renovations. As of September, our hard-working maintenance department has already transformed one third of our rooms to a sleek and contemporary home away from home for our guests. Perhaps you’ve already […]

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Where’s Wallace August Best Western River North Hotel

Hard Rock Cafe

This August saw the 5th annual return of Lollapalooza to Chicago’s famed Grant Park. In keeping with the Rock n Roll theme, I decided to try Chicago’s best known hangout for rock stars and rock fans alike; Hard Rock Cafe. This Chicago institution has been our neighbor at Clark & Ontario for more than 24 […]

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Camp Rock Concert Winners

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Congratulations to the Ferrell family of St Louis on being the grand prize winners of our Rockin’ Summer Sweepstakes! This past weekend, they enjoyed a free night stay at our hotel and limo service to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre to see Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers live in concert! Afterwards, they even got […]

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