Category: Around Chicago

river north transit study

City invites public input for a River North transit study

Anyone who lives or works in River North or Streeterville knows that public transportation options to those locations tend to be more limited than to the more touristed areas like …

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Spotlight on: Sweet Cakes Bakery in Wicker Park

Owners Emily and Vern Smith have recently relocated their popular Sweet Cakes bakery to Wicker Park. We got the full story.

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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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