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Best Cocktail Happy Hours In Chicago

Illinois may not allow happy hours in the traditional sense, but these five bars/restaurants have some of the best cocktail specials in town.

01/15/2015

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Best Lasagna In Chicago

Can there be anything as satisfying and comforting as a luscious brick of lasagna? Here are some of the most transcendent slabs of stratified nourishment around Chicago.

01/14/2015

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Best Places For A Manicure In Chicago

We have two hands – one with which to get a great manicure and the other to pay for exceptional service at any of these pleasant and accomplished Chicago nail spots.

01/13/2015

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Best Martin Luther King Day Celebrations in Chicago

Celebrations for Martin Luther King Day take place throughout the city of Chicago, attending one or more of the celebrations is a great way to honor and commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.

01/12/2015

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Best Martin Luther King Day Getaways Near Chicago

A three-day weekend is a great excuse to get out of town for a little bit and Martin Luther King Day is one of the favorites. Here are a few places you can go that aren’t too far outside of the city, but will still give you that feeling of getting away from it all.

01/10/2015

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City Takes Landlords To ‘Heat Court’

This week’s extreme cold has prompted an emergency hearing to force landlords to restore heat to apartment buildings across the city.

01/09/2015

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Best Fitness Classes In Chicago

From dance classes to yoga, there are plenty of places to get fit in the Chicago area this year.

01/09/2015

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For Some, Bitter Winter Weather Doesn’t Shut Down Smoke Breaks

The heartiest workers still find the time to take smoke breaks outside.

01/08/2015

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You Should Take Your Pants Off And Ride ‘The L’

If you’ve always wanted to ride a CTA train without any pants on, here’s your chance. And you won’t even get kicked off (or arrested).

01/08/2015

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Best Bars To Watch Basketball In Chicago

There’s pretty much a sports bar on every corner in every neighborhood of Chicago. But if you’re looking to catch a basketball game, or watch a few at one time, then these five bars are sure to have you covered.

01/08/2015

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Best Farm Shares In The Chicago Area

Grab a box of seasonal produce with these five CSAs with pickup locations in Chicagoland.

01/07/2015

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Chicago’s ‘Most Violent Neighborhood’ Is On The Rise, Offers More Than Just Homicide Statistics

Low-income neighborhoods in Chicago get a pretty bad rap from outsiders, but what’s the truth of these places and the families that live in them? Mostly, they’re just like the rest of Chicago…

01/06/2015

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Emanuel Taking “Very Active Role” In Bid To Bring Obama Library To Chicago

The Barack Obama Foundation voiced concerns about the University of Chicago’s bid for the presidential library and museum, because its proposals would rely on using property owned by the Chicago Park District, not the university.

01/06/2015

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Best Locally Made Beauty Products In Chicago

Chicago not only makes others feel better with its unparalleled restaurants and breathtaking skyline, but we’re making people look better, too, with locally made beauty products.

01/06/2015

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Best Spring 2015 Art Events In Chicago

Five art events make a fine bouquet of sculpture, paintings, jewelry and art-movement examples to enjoy this spring.

01/05/2015

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Chicago’s Best Guided Tours (Even For Locals)

How do you choose which tours to go on if you’ve only got a weekend? Here’s a list of our five favorite tours that will even interest locals!

01/03/2015

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Best Places To Take Family Photos In Chicago

Taking family photos can be a great way to capture a moment with each passing year. Take advantage of some of the great locations throughout the city to make your family photo stand out with a picturesque backdrop.

01/02/2015

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Your Best Hot Winter Drink

Stay inside and keep warm with these hot winter drink recipes.

01/01/2015

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Was It Wrong Of Lagunitas Brewing Company To Give Da Mayor $25,000 Bucks?

Do we really have to choose between our gluttony and our political beliefs? Boy do I hope not…

12/31/2014

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Best Winter Soups In Chicago

Warm up this winter with these soups around the city.

12/31/2014

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