According to the City of Chicago, more than 700 movies have been made in the area. They range from cartoons and silent films from the turn of the last century and the early 1900s heyday of Essanay, a studio that had Ben Turpin and Charlie Chaplin, to this century’s Batman, Superman and Transformers hero movies.
Oftentimes the excuse for not working out is lack of childcare. Check out some of the local gyms in Chicago that provide childcare, and become swimsuit ready while the kids play.
Alcohol is legal and advertising rampant, so secret drinking joints are really a relic of Prohibition, but there are a few spots, subterranean and a little hard to locate, that can take you back to the days of the speakeasy.
Learn how to make a delicious and healthy breakfast smoothie from Chef Jared Van Camp.
The City of Big Shoulders can create perfect brands beyond deep dish pizzas and Frango mints.
This year, do a little more to celebrate Earth Day than turn off the lights when you leave a room. From trail clean-ups to discussions and hikes, the Chicago area has plenty of events where you can learn how to make a difference.
When spending less time driving and more time at the destination is important consider these five excellent resorts and inns.
Chicago’s warmer months can be a great time to have a picnic. Whether you’re taking in the skyline or just enjoying the outdoors after surviving another Chicago winter, there are some picnic areas in the city that stand out above the rest.
Make your own kind of music in any of these venues that welcome the community with open arms.
April is National Grilled Cheese Month and, lucky for you, there’s plenty of ways to celebrate in the Windy City.
Just about the time a new mom feels as though her mood swings and sleep schedule are more stable than the NASDAQ, and Dad no longer flinches when baby barf ruins yet another polo shirt, it’s time to get the damp little guy or girl some new duds.
Just dip your line into any of these nearby spots and lighten up until the tug yanks you back to reality.
Grab your helmets and bottled water for a fun afternoon on a bike ride with your family. From paths in the city to serene rides in forest preserves, the Chicago area offers many bike riding trails for all abilities.
Receiving your annual tax refund is often a highly anticipated event. Why not reward yourself with a celebratory drink in Chicago?
Craving a BLT? Grab the best bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches at these five Chicago restaurants.
Whether you push yourself to run, bike an extra mile, swim an extra lap, try other yoga positions or take a new exercise class, you should have athletic apparel that fits you and your sport.
If you’re looking for a rare edition or just want to save a bit of money, then consider checking out these used bookstores in Chicago.
Looking for a business trip, weekend getaway, family vacation or wedding venue? The best hotels with a view near Chicago are the perfect place to stay; not only are the accommodations excellent, but the views are incredible as well.
Using a playground for a playdate can be a great way to keep the kids entertained and socialized. Chicago offers a number of different options to keep kids of all ages interested, while the parents can do some chitchatting of their own.
Get yourself out for any of these Monday night specials that will assuage the stifling normality of weekdays and bring, at least, an air of weekend fun.