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Best Sports Bars in Chicago

With teams in all of the major professional sports, Chicago is one of the best sports cities in the country. Therefore, it should be no surprise that there seems to be a sports bar on almost every corner. But if you’re looking for the best place to catch the big game while you’re in town, what are the best sports bars in Chicago?

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September 12, 2014 by
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24 Hours in Chicago

Whether you’re just stopping through Chicago on a cross-country roadtrip or you have an extra day to kill at the end of a business trip, you can pack a lot of the Windy City into just 24 hours.

Here’s a look at how to spend 24 hours in Chicago:

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September 5, 2014 by
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Exploring Oak Park

Home in Oak Park

One of the best known suburbs of Chicago, Oak Park is so close, it can easily be visited in just half a day. Simply hop on the Green Line downtown and take it west to the Oak Park station. From here, you can begin your exploration with a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s only surviving pubic building from his Prairie period. The Unity Temple was built in 1909 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970. Tours of this masterpiece of modern architecture are available Monday through Saturday for $15, lasting about an hour.

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August 15, 2014 by
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20 Things to Love About Summer in Chicago

Wrigley Field Cubs game

As a long time resident of Chicago, I often tell people the only thing that makes me willing to put up with our nasty winters is our amazing summer. From bike rides to boating to baseball, there is nothing quite like summer in Chicago.

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August 8, 2014 by
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Ten Movies Set in Chicago

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Did you know that more than 200 movies have plots that take place in or around Chicago? While the Blues Brothers and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off are some of the best known Chicago-based films, here are ten that you may want to watch as you get ready for a visit to the Windy City.

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July 25, 2014 by
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How to Explore the Chicago River

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Cutting through the heart of downtown and flowing into Lake Michigan, the Chicago River is a must-see for any visitor to Chicago. Getting down to river level gives you a unique perspective that you just don’t get while walking the streets or riding a trolley or bus.

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July 18, 2014 by
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Chicago’s Museum Campus

Field Museum

Created in 1998, Chicago’s Museum Campus is a must for any visitor to Chicago. A green space along Lake Michigan, it is home to jogging paths, walkways, sculptures and three of Chicago’s most popular museums: the Field Museum of Natural History, the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium.

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July 11, 2014 by
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Chicago on a Budget

Lincoln Square

With its world class restaurants, a vibrant theater scene and internationally renowned museums, Chicago may seem too expensive for visitors who don’t want to break the bank. Luckily, that couldn’t be further from the truth. While you may not find yourself with front row theater seats or dining at a five star restaurant, there are plenty of ways to see Chicago on a budget.

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June 20, 2014 by
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Best Brunch Spots in Chicago

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Brunch is almost as much of a tradition in Chicago as deep dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs or the Cubs losing. It may seem like almost every restaurant you pass offers brunch specials, general lasting from around 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or later on Sundays (and sometimes Saturdays). While it is probably impossible to crown the best brunch in Chicago, here is a look at some brunch spots worth checking out.

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June 13, 2014 by
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Exploring Chicago’s Chinatown Neighborhood

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Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood is the second largest Chinatown in the United States. Located just south of downtown, it is easily accessible by public transportation – bus, train and even water taxi!

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June 6, 2014 by
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