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Chicago Flower and Garden Show

One of the most colorful and sweetest-smelling events in the Chicago area, the Chicago Flower and Garden Show is a beautiful exhibition of blooms from around the globe, landscaping products, horticultural technologies and gardening supplies. Taking place at Navy Pier from March 9-17, 2013, this exciting annual event appeals to flower lovers, gardeners, landscapers and […]

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Chicago Chinese New Year 2013

Celebrated with a colorful and loud parade full of fantastic floats, lion dancing, Chinese acrobats, and fun competitions, the Chinese New Year in Chicago is a thrilling event and exciting way to learn about Chinese culture. A free neighborhood parade that takes place in Chicago’s Chinatown district on Sunday, February 17, Chinese New Year celebrates […]

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Chicago Auto Show

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Claiming to be the largest and longest-running auto show in North America, the annual Chicago Auto Show takes place this year from February 9-18 at the massive McCormick Place on Lake Shore Drive. An exciting celebration of all things auto, this huge event attracts car enthusiasts, families, futurists and those in the market for a […]

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Chicago Restaurant Week

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Foodies, gourmands, gourmets and interested diners will want to take advantage of Chicago Restaurant Week 2013, a citywide culinary celebration taking place this year from February 1-10 in restaurants all across the area. Over 250 restaurants are participating in this exciting 10-day event, which gives guests a chance to enjoy incredible meals at a discounted […]

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5 Ways To Blend In With Chicagoans

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I moved to Chicago from Michigan after graduating college about 3 years ago. In 3 years guess how much I’ve learned about what it means to be a Chicagoan? Not as much as I’d hoped. Chicagoans are still a mystery in a lot of ways. But there are a few things I’ve gleaned and I’m […]

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for the Chicago Traveler

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Hey, anyone can pledge to get in shape, give up a bad habit, or spend more quality time with friends and family. But WHERE are you doing all those things? Don’t just limit yourself to the ordinary setting and resolutions. Branch out a bit! Challenge yourself! And explore a world-class city. ‘Where can I do […]

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How Chicago does Holiday Food Drives

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It’s official – we’ve decided to hold a food drive to benefit the poor & the homeless in Chicago. The most obvious way to get this going was to partner with the Greater Chicago Food Depository who really does make it easier than ever to help the hungry. We chose to hold a Virtual Food […]

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Maharaja: The Field Museum’s Most Splendid Exhibit

Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts

Open from fall 2012 through February 3 this exhibit offers something completely unique in Chicago and will fascinate you with its rich pieces and incredible history. “Maharaja” – meaning ‘great king’ – is a dazzling window into India’s rich past from the 1700s to the 1940s. The exhibit houses weapons, clothing, jewelry, paintings, photographs, actual […]

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Chicago International Film Festival

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The Chicago International Film Festival is one of the longest running of its kind in the United States. Held in October, the Festival is an entirely competition-based event, bringing new filmmakers to a wider audience in several different genres and categories Cinematic films offer audiences a chance to see the world in a whole new […]

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Chicago Marathon 2012 & River North Hotel

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The 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon takes place on October 7. Whether you’re running in it or cheering on a competitor, the Chicago Marathon is an event that’s fit to be celebrated! Runners from all over the United States and the world converge on Chicago to run just over 26 miles, testing the limits […]

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