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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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Chicago Gourmet Food Festival

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  Chicago foodies go wild for Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet 2012, a three-day celebration of fine wine and innovative food. Held in Millennium Park, the festival is a gourmand’s dream come true, and a chance to sample some of Chicago’s best food and wine creations. If you love food, especially the gourmet variety, you […]

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Chicago’s Sky High Thrills: Chicago Air Show

Chicago Air and Water Show 2012

There’s little chance you won’t know the Chicago Air and Water Show is happening. The roaring flights of supersonic jets are hard to miss, not to mention the 2.2 million people standing along the lakefront with their eyes pointed to the skies or the waters. The Chicago Air and Water Show 2012 takes place on […]

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Slam! Poetry at Open Books

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One of the great things about being in the heart of downtown Chicago is being near so many great attractions, restaurants, and organizations. One of our favorite organizations is Open Books, our neighbor and longtime partner! They’re a great nonprofit in Chicago aimed at promoting literacy among Chicago’s students. (See a more comprehensive outline of […]

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