Archive for January 2017

Chicago bag tax: Getting your 7 cents worth

Chicago bag tax: Getting your 7 cents worth
Starting February 1, 2017, Chicagoan’s will be paying $.07 per checkout bag sold or used in Chicago, with $.02 remaining with the retailer and $.05 paid to the City for those who don’t bring their own bags. Even though $ .07 doesn’t seem like a significant amount–it can add up. Although the citywide tax applies... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's top things to do this weekend

Here are Show Me Chicago’s top picks for January 26 through January 30. Also, don’t forget, the Chicago International Puppet Fest listed in last weekend’s top things to do continues around town through January 29th. 1. Soxfest January 27-29 at the Hilton Chicago The three-day annual SoxFest fan gathering at the Hilton Chicago on January... Read more »

Chicago Restaurant Week 2017: 14 days, 350 restaurants

Chicago Restaurant Week 2017: 14 days, 350 restaurants
Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW) 2017 returns on Friday, January 27 through Thursday, February 9 for its 10th year. This year more than 350 restaurants are participating including 66 new restaurants. Newbies for 2017 include: El Che Bar, Café Robey, Dove’s Luncheonette and Beacon Tavern to name a few. Restaurants are located throughout Chicago and its... Read more »
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On Location: Chicago film production soars

On Location: Chicago film production soars
Nine Television Series Called Chicago Home Last Year and Contributed to Surge in Local Film Production Over the Last Six Years The Chicago Film Office at the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)  announced yesterday that Chicago has experienced an increase in film production for 2016 of 25% from the previous year with... Read more »

Show Me Chicagos top 12 things to do January 19 to 24

Show Me Chicagos top 12 things to do January 19 to 24
The third weekend in January looks to be an interesting one. Bookended by Inauguration Day of our 45th President–love him or not so much– on Friday, January 20 there’s a mix of Trump protests and celebrations from marches to Moscow Mules (get it–Moscow, Russia)–but so far no white elephants. Events at the other end of... Read more »

Chicago Summer Festival dates for 2017 city lakefront fests & events

Chicago Summer Festival dates for 2017 city lakefront fests & events
For a comprehensive list of all Chicago neighborhood and area summer festivals for 2017, click here. Here is the line-up of Chicago’s City Festivals and events for 2017. Kids and Kites Festival May 6, 2017 The unofficial kick-off for city sponsored fests is the family friendly 19th Annual Kids and Kites Festival coming to Cricket... Read more »
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Chicago Museum Free Admission Days for 2017

Chicago Museum Free Admission Days for 2017
Even with museum prices often out of reach for many families and individuals there is no reason to stay away–you just need to plan ahead. Literally every one of Chicago (and the area’s) world-class museums offer special deals along with free general admission on certain days each year (typically to Illinois residents with valid proof... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's top things to do this weekend

Here are Show Me Chicago’s top picks for this holiday weekend today through MLK Day on Monday, January 16, 2017 (and some beyond): Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, January 16, Symphony Center A cherished Sinfonietta tradition since its beginning in 1987 is the 2017 MLK tribute concert that celebrates the life,... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Week 2017: Tickets and information

Chicago Theatre Week 2017: Tickets and information
Tickets for Chicago Theatre Week (CTW), February 9 – 19, 2017, the annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago, go on sale today, January 10, 2017 starting at 10 am. Tickets are priced at $30, $15, and less. Over 120 theatre productions are expected to participate in the 2017 CTW from neighborhoods throughout... Read more »
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What to expect at the 2017 Chicago Cubs Convention

What to expect at the 2017 Chicago Cubs Convention
Although the Chicago Cubs Convention has been a fixture in the Windy City for the past 32 years, this year offers something special–an opportunity to get up close and personal with the World Series Championship Chicago Cubs. This is something fans have been dreaming about for a very long time. No longer, do fans have... Read more »