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June Where’s Wallace – Best Western River North Chicago

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This month, I didn’t have to go far to find some great food. I went just across the street to Portillo’s Hot Dogs. This Chicago chain has been serving great Chicago Style hot dogs and italian beefs since 1963. Today I tried their delicious Chicago hot dog, which as some of you know, is topped […]

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“Walk Around Sue” walks on over to Best Western River North

Even Walk Around Sue enjoys our Free Parking

This past friday, our hotel was thrilled to check in one of our newest guests, “Walk Around Sue”. This 6 foot tall and 13 foot long animatronic dinosaur came over to us, courtesy of the Field Museum in celebration of Sue the T-Rex’s 10th anniversary. If you missed her at our hotel, you can still […]

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Chicago Summer – Best Western River North

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Now that Memorial Day is over, we can finally say SUMMER IS HERE!!! And not a moment too soon. Of course, the start of summer in Chicago can only mean one thing: Chicago Festivals! This year, all the favorites make their return. Kicking it off is the Gospel Music Fest June 5th and 6th, followed […]

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Mammoths and Mastodons Coloring Contest Winner Announced!

Coloring Contest Winner - Best Western Chicago - June 2010

Congratulations to 7 year old Joe S. from Michigan. Joe is the winner of our Field Museum inspired coloring contest! Joe and his family will receive two complimentary nights at Best Western River North Hotel and 4 tickets to the Field Museum to visit the Mammoths and Mastodons Exhibit.

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Where’s Wallace – May – Best Western Chicago

May Edition Where's Wallace

With so much excitement taking place at The Field Museum, I had to go check things out this month. As we mentioned before the awesome Mammoths and Mastodons Exhibit has been open for a while now. It is really impressive seeing these creatures from the Ice Age. Our Mammoths and Mastodons Coloring Contest is coming […]

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Dinosaurs at Best Western River North

Dinosaurs at Best Western River North

Dinosaurs at Best Western River North, originally uploaded by Best Western River North Hotel Chicago. This summer Sue the T. Rex is celebrating her 10th Anniversary at the Field Museum of Natural History. Part of that celebration will be the opening of Robo Sue, the exhibit. This is an interactive animatronic dinosaur exhibit where you […]

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Where’s Wallace? – Special Edition

Wallace and CEO David Kong - Best Western Chicago

Wallace and CEO David Kong – Best Western Chicago, originally uploaded by Best Western River North Hotel Chicago. Wallace received an Excellence in Service award from Best Western International President and CEO David Kong on May 5, 2010. We traveled to Sterling Heights Michigan, just outside of Detroit to attend the Best Western District III […]

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Where’s Wallace April 2010 Best Western River North Hotel Chicago

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Where’s Wallace April 2010 Best Western River North Hotel Chicago, originally uploaded by Best Western River North Hotel Chicago. Last month we asked all our Facebook Fans to suggest a place for me to visit this month. Thanks to Ruth Shaffer, I had the pleasure of eating today at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery. Rock […]

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Best Western River North-Best of the Midwest

Best Western River North - Best of the Midwest 2010

It wouldn’t be summer without a new issue of Midwest Living’s Best of the Midwest magazine. The 2010 edition includes recommendations of where to go, where to stay, what to eat and what to do. The staff of Midwest Living has eaten at every restaurant, stayed at every lodging and visited every destination to ensure […]

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“Where’s Wallace?” March 2010

March Edition of Where's Wallace

Hello from high above Chicago! This month I went to visit two of the highest points you can reach in downtown Chicago; The Skydeck at the Willis Tower and The Signature Room at the 95th. The left side of the photo captures me out on “The Ledge”. Yes, thats right, you can stand in a […]

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