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5 Wonderful Winter Attractions in Chicago

Best Western Chicago

Whether you marvel at the beauty of nature in winter, enjoy basking in the holiday spirit, or you simply whisk from store to store with bags full of goodies, there are plenty of ways to celebrate winter and the holidays in downtown Chicago! We’ve compiled some of the best and most spectacular here: 1. Skating […]

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Open Books and Glee at This Year’s Revelry

Best Western River North Hotel; downtown Chicago hotel

What’s The Deal? Imagine a night of wonderful food, conversation, cocktails and sophistication, and games and prizes. Now add to that a great nonprofit that’s benefiting from all the fun you’re having! That’s exactly what you’ll find at Revelry, Open Books’ largest annual fundraiser. Open Books, of course, is a nonprofit in our own neighborhood […]

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Where’s Wallace – Macy’s Magical Store

Wallace at Macy's Chicago

As a kid, I remember going to Marshall Fields on State Street in Chicago and how exciting and enchanting the store was during the holidays.  With this week’s trip to now-Macy’s on State Street, the store is honestly more magical than ever. Greeting you are reds and greens, golds and silvers, and bells and ribbons […]

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Green Oases in the Second City

Looking for things to do in Chicago? Chicago is known for skyscrapers, inspiring SNL skits (“Da Bears!”), and being a world-class city. But despite Chicago’s size, the city also hosts some very unique and often secluded green spaces. Of course there’s no shortage of parks in Chicago. But we’ve scoured this urban jungle and, without […]

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5 Great Tours in Chicago

This week we’ve compiled a list of 5 great tours for seeing Chicago!  These are all only minutes from our downtown hotel and each is sure to enrich your experience of visiting the Windy City.  Enjoy! 1.  Chicago Greeter. This tour is offered by the city, is customizable, and is absolutely FREE!  You simply contact […]

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Chicago Top Tourist Attractions

Chicago Top Tourist Attractions

Experience Downtown Chicago! Chicago is a vibrant city of unsurpassed beauty, culture and nightlife. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is home of the Blues, the World Champion Chicago White Sox, spectacular live theater and music, celebrated architecture, thousands of restaurants and shops, world-class museums and art galleries, the nation’s largest convention center, […]

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Chicago offers numerous business and networking events every year.

A mecca for industry and commerce in the Midwest, Chicago boasts a thriving business district and the largest convention center in the country – McCormick Place. From exciting expos at the Merchandise Mart to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange – the largest futures exchange in the country – Chicago means business!

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McCormick Place in Chicago

Chicago McCormick Place

The largest convention, trade show and event venue in North America, Chicago’s McCormick Place features 2.7 million square feet of exhibit space, 175 meeting rooms, three grand ballrooms, the Arie Crown Theater, and colorful promenades with shops, restaurants and attractions. Seeing a show at the Arie Crown Theater is an unforgettable experience!

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Chicago Board of Trade

Chicago Board of Trade

Located in the historical Art Deco building at Jackson Boulevard, the Chicago Board of Trade, now merged with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, is the largest futures trading house in the world. Visit the new and CBOT Visitors Center for an interactive look into the history, trading practices, architecture, technology and global reach of the CBOT and its markets.

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Merchandise Mart in Chicago

The largest merchandise marketplace on the planet, with over 4.1 million sq. ft. of showrooms and retail shops, the Chicago Merchandise Mart produces the nation’s most prominent trade shows, conferences, expos and special events. The Mart is home to the Chicago Antiques Fair, Chicago Design Show and numerous apparel shows every year.

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Rivernorth, Chicago Hotel