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Visitors Guide to Chicago: Five-Part Series on Getting Around Chicago

Visitors Guide to Chicago: Five-Part Series on Getting Around Chicago
Visitors to Chicago have an amazing smorgasbord of choices when it comes to dining, entertainment, art, events and attractions in the windy city…but where to start? Emails, we get emails…and not just from out-of-towners.  We hear from suburbs, the city and the world. From Calgary… “My sister and I plan to visit Chicago some time... Read more »

Spring in Chicago: Top Ten Ways to Celebrate the Season

Spring in Chicago: Top Ten Ways to Celebrate the Season
It’s finally spring in Chicago. You can feel it, smell it, see it and even taste it. Don’t let this elusive season pass you by. Spring in Chicago is short and sweet. You have to be quick on your feet to catch it. If the sun is out and the temperature is heading north of... Read more »

Spring Break Chicago: Ten Creative Places for Family Fun

Spring Break Chicago: Ten Creative Places for Family Fun
Whether you are coming to Chicago with the kids for spring break or you are already in town and trying to put together your staycation plans–there’s lots to do. Here are ten ideas that, for the most part, won’t break the bank and should be fun for a broad range of ages. Artsy Check out... Read more »
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TILT Atop Chicago’s John Hancock: Are You Ready?

TILT Atop Chicago’s John Hancock: Are You Ready?
360 CHICAGO (formerly John Hancock Observatory) has just announced a new attraction, TILT, that will offer those who are brave enough a whole new and thrilling angle to see Chicago. If you think the Willis Tower’s “Ledge” glass boxes that extend out 4.3 feet from their Skydeck at 1,353 feet in the air are frightening,... Read more »

Summer Festival Calendar: A Guide to Chicago’s Popular Street Fests for 2014

The first sign of summer in Chicago has arrived with the Summer Festival Calendar busting out all over.  Here’s the skinny on some of the best of the fests…with more to come. Click here for Show Me Chicago’s annual list of more than 100 summer festivals and events for 2014. Do-Division May 30 – June... Read more »

Chicago Events May 30-June 4: It's Da Weekend Calendar on Show Me Chicago

Chicago Events May 30-June 4: It's Da Weekend Calendar on Show Me Chicago
There’s an old song from the Broadway Musical Carousel by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein that pretty much describes Chicago’s spring of 2013: “March went out like a lion, Then April cried and stepped aside, And along came pretty little May, May was full of promises But she didn’t keep ‘em quickly enough for some,... Read more »
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Memorial Day Chicago 2013: Show Me Chicago's Weekend Events Calendar

Memorial Day Chicago 2013: Show Me Chicago's Weekend Events Calendar
We’ve waited all winter and now it’s here…Chicagoans reward for making it through the ice, the snow and the bitter winds of winter… Memorial Day Weekend. Last weekend, we got our first taste of summer with Mayfest. Now it’s full speed ahead with a summer full of fests, rooftops, parades, outdoor concerts, biking and beach... Read more »

Forbes Names Chicago Fourth Most Miserable City in Nation: Ten Reasons Why They Are Dead Wrong.

Forbes Names Chicago Fourth Most Miserable City in Nation: Ten Reasons Why They Are Dead Wrong.
CHICAGO, Friday, February 22, 2013. Moving up from the sixth spot in 2012, Chicago is now, according to Forbes Magazine, the nation’s fourth most miserable U.S. city to reside. Those of us who live in Chicago know that this is wrong…dead wrong. For starters, lets take a look at the criteria used by Forbes as... Read more »

Chicago 2013 and Beyond: City Holds Brainstorming Session for Future Attractions and Events.

Chicago 2013 and Beyond: City Holds Brainstorming Session for Future Attractions and Events.
Get the Inside Story on What New Attractions May Be Coming to Town. CHICAGO, Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Hoping that visitors may leave their hearts in San Francisco but their money in Chicago, a group of Chicago tourism officials and civic supporters put their collective heads together Monday to brainstorm some ideas to pretty-up the... Read more »
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