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Chicago Cultural Center historic restoration & reopening

Chicago Cultural Center historic restoration & reopening
The restoration of the Chicago Cultural Center’s Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Rotunda brings back to life a lost treasure of architecture and decorative arts A Chicago treasure, the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington), which has been closed since March 2020 will reopen on June 2, 2021. The reopening not only... Read more »

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruises & walking tours spring 2021 schedule

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruises & walking tours spring 2021 schedule
Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) Walking Tours and River Cruises are back. The popular architectural tours kick off April 17 with classic downtown and neighborhood walking tours and Chicago’s #1 boat tour –the Chicago First Lady River Cruise. Walking Tours Walking Tours for Chicagoans and visitors alike to discover or rediscover the city’s classic architecture and... Read more »

Best Black Friday Deals

Best Black Friday Deals
The deals are out there but how do you know if they are the real deal without a lot of homework? Lucky for us WalletHub has done the work for us. The personal-finance website compared “Pre-Black Friday Prices” against the actual Black Friday Prices” of a broad selection of items. Here are some of their deals... Read more »
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Chicago phases back parking fines and tickets in July

Chicago phases back parking fines and tickets in July
As the city eases its way in to Phase 4 things are starting to feel  a little more normal. The Lakefront and 606 trails are open Millennium Park is open. Restaurants are able to serve indoors. All with guidelines and restrictions. Thus it only follows that the temporary ban on ticketing and enforcement during the early... Read more »

Chicago cancels summer festivals: See what they are offering instead

City of Chicago will present at-home dance parties, drive-in movies, virtual concerts and community meals for frontline workers — in lieu of summer festivals No Lollapalooza, no Air & Water Show or Taste of Chicago. And that’s just for starters. Today Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) have cancelled summer in... Read more »

Chicago announces extension of temporary fine and fee forgiveness

Chicago announces extension of temporary fine and fee forgiveness
It’s almost time to pay the piper (aka the City). But not quite. Yesterday Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and City Comptroller Reshma Soni announced the City’s phased approach for ticketing and enforcement to help residents who are continuing to experience financial hardship due to COVID-19.   The announcement comes after the Lightfoot Administration temporarily suspended many of... Read more »
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Broadway in Chicago updates cancellations due to COVID-19

Broadway in Chicago has revised their scheduling for upcoming productions saying “the safety and health of our patrons, staff and theatrical companies is our top priority.” The revisions listed here include some cancellations including “GOSHEN” originality scheduled for May 22-31, 2020 at Broadway Place House; “What the Constitution Means to Me’ scheduled for April 14-19... Read more »

All restaurants and bars in Illinois to be closed

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has just ordered all restaurants and bars across the state to be closed to dine-in customers. As the state continues to take aggressive action to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, Pritzker announced that all bars and restaurants in the state of Illinois will be closed to the public,... Read more »

Broadway in Chicago suspends productions due to COVID-19

Broadway in Chicago suspends productions due to COVID-19
Broadway in Chicago has just announced the rescheduling (and cancellations) of upcoming shows due to COVID-19 saying, “The safety and health of our patrons, staff and theatrical companies is our top priority.” In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) here is the rescheduling (and cancellations) for the following performances: THE BACHELOR LIVE ON STAGE, CADILLAC... Read more »
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Lineup for the 37th Annual Chicago Blues Festival

Lineup for the 37th Annual Chicago Blues Festival
Headliners for 2020 include: Shemekia Copeland, Candi Staton, Eric Gales, Jimmy Johnson with Billy Branch, John Primer, Lurrie Bell and Catherine Russell Check out Show Me Chicago’s Summer Festival calendar for all 2020 Summer Festivals and Music Events The 37th Annual Chicago Blues Festival comes to Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St.)Friday, June 5 to Sunday, June 7, AND... Read more »
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