Category: Around Chicago

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Spotlight on: Sweet Cakes Bakery in Wicker Park

Since relocating their popular Ukrainian Village bakery, Sweet Cakes Bakery, to a busy corner in Wicker Park this winter, father-daughter team Vern and Emily Smith have transformed a former office …

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Lonely Planet highlights Chicago’s best free museums

Looking for something inexpensive, educational and fun? Check out these under-the-radar free museums.

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Peter F

Taste of Chicago: A Quick Guide

The popular festival is back! What will you eat and listen to at this year's Taste of Chicago?

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Best of July 4th weekend: The Chicago Dog

This July 4th, why not celebrate with a delicious time-honored Chicago tradition?

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Major Kennedy Expressway construction downtown this month

Heads up: if you commute downtown on the weekends, plan an alternate route in June to avoid the Kennedy Expressway construction.

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Adam Jones

Neighborhood Spotlight: Ukrainian Village

There are so many great spots to explore in Ukrainian Village. Here's our guide.

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Kim Scarborough

Mental Floss guide to Chicago neighborhood names

The bloggers at Mental Floss took a stab at the origins of Chicago neighborhood names. They got most of them right.

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John Hancock Observatory to change name

This spring, the John Hancock observatory will get a new name and new tagline, but what about new admission prices?

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Countdown to Chicago Restaurant Week

Only a few more days until Chicago Restaurant Week kicks off! Here's our guide to some of the spots we're most excited about this year.

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