Posts tagged "Lincoln Park"

Guess what? There are thousands of bodies under Lincoln Park.

Guess what? There are thousands of bodies under Lincoln Park.
Lincoln Park is one of my favorite places in the city. (The actual park, not the Trixie-filled bars.) There are so many beautiful places to explore. Unfortunately, I seem to have stumbled upon something that is not so beautiful: there are thousands of dead bodies in the park. Since Halloween is just a few days... Read more »

Circus sideshows, apple pie contests and Rocky Horror this weekend

Circus sideshows, apple pie contests and Rocky Horror this weekend
The weekend starts in less than 12 hours, so we better start planning! There are a lot of great activities to get you in the fall and Halloween spirit. Check out some of my favorites. The Great Fire, a Traveling Trunk Show will land in Roscoe Village at Clark Park tomorrow at 4 p.m. This... Read more »

The Bacon Takedown is probably going to take me down

The Bacon Takedown is probably going to take me down
Since bathing suit weather is officially over, and my cold weather wardrobe consists of flowy shirts and cardigans, there’s no reason why I can’t gorge myself at the bacon orgy I’m about to attend. Where will I be Sunday? At the 3rd annual Bacon Takedown. For $15 you can stuff yourself with an assortment of... Read more »
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Escape from Lincoln Park Zoo!

Escape from Lincoln Park Zoo!
I went by Lincoln Park Zoo this weekend, and something reminded me of the story of the sea lions that escaped and ended up waddling down Clark Street.  I figured that was a pretty uncommon phenomenon for the zoo, right? Not so. This week’s ‘Did You Know, Chicago?’ is about the dozens of animals that... Read more »

Did you know the Wizard of Oz was written in Chicago?

Did you know the Wizard of Oz was written in Chicago?
I’ve always loved Oz Park, but it seems kind of random. Where did it get its name? Where did those Wizard of Oz character statues come from? Being the Chicago nerd that I am, I did some research and found out some very interesting facts for this week’s “Did You Know, Chicago?”. L. Frank Baum,... Read more »

Three best places to enjoy fall in the city

Three best places to enjoy fall in the city
Tomorrow is the first day of fall! I don’t think I really grew to appreciate this season until I was unemployed for four months last fall. I was freaking out and had to get out of the apartment and away from job hunting, so I took long walks around the city. I eventually got a job,... Read more »
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Did You Know, Chicago? Lincoln Park Zoo

Did You Know, Chicago? Lincoln Park Zoo
I love random Chicago facts, so every week I’ll present  ”Did you know,Chicago?” and give interesting tidbits about Chicago favorites. (Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you the square footage of the Merchandise Mart.) I absolutely love Lincoln Park Zoo. It’s beautiful, free and has great history. I researched the zoo a little bit... Read more »