Category: City Guide

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Get inside tours of exclusive Chicago architecture next week!

It’s time once again for the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s popular fall event Open House Chicago, which takes place Oct. 18 and 19 from 9am to 5pm. This year, the festival …

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The time lapse video of Chicago that puts the rest to shame

Want to fall in love with your hometown all over again? This time lapse video of Chicago should do the trick.

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Why are there so many Chicago two flats?

Chicago two flats are as iconic as Chicago dogs and Wrigley Field. Why were so many of them built and who built them?

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Great Chicago Fire Festival might get your blood boiling

This Saturday, the first ever Great Chicago Fire Festival will set the river on fire.

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This Chicago museum was just named best on the planet

Chicago has a lot of world-class museums, but only one that was just voted Best on the Planet by TripAdvisor users.

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Chicago taxes too high? How to appeal your property assessment

Worried your Chicago taxes will be too high next year? The Chicago Board of Review is currently accepting appeals for Lake View Township.

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Say good-bye to this midcentury icon in River North

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a highrise to replace this River North midcentury landmark.

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Air and Water Show this weekend: road closures and parking restrictions

The Chicago Air and Water Show is this weekend and that means lots of people downtown. Know your way around the temporary restrictions!

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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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