A Guide to Using Public Transportation in Chicago

We all have pretty vivid ideas about cities. They are choked with smoke. They are filled with the cacophony of blaring car horns. Everywhere, taxis and angry commuters inch forward bumper to bumper as they try to get to work, dinner or anywhere else throughout the city. The fact of the matter is, very few… Read more »

23 Slang Words Used in Chicago

Table of Contents Frunchroom Pop Da The Lake The Taste The Bean The L Dip Yuppie Goes Expressway Names Field’s Jewels Prairie Grabowski Dibs LSD A Couple, Two, Three Over By There Washroom Yous Sammich Grachki Chicago boasts many distinct sights, foods, architecture and events that define the city and make it the exciting place… Read more »

The Most Romantic Restaurants in Chicago

The Windy City is known for its intricate architecture, deep-dish pizza and loyal sports fans. But Chicago is also a city of romance — you can find intimate eateries tucked into street corners and wide city avenues, spots that make any date luxurious and meaningful. We know that navigating the city’s endless eateries can be… Read more »

Shows That Take Place In Chicago

If you’re a television or movie buff – and who isn’t nowadays – you’ve probably grown accustomed to seeing your favorite cities in the background of many different scenes. With the average American spending 2.7 hours watching TV per day, it’s possible that, with at least one or two television shows, you consider the city… Read more »

History of the Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears franchise is among the NFL’s elite — especially in the league’s early days. Prior to the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, the Bears won eight NFL championships. They also won the 1985 Super Bowl. In addition to their traditionally winning ways, many know the Bears from the “Da Bears” pop culture phenomenon, popularized by “Saturday… Read more »

The History of the Chicago Cubs

It’s no wonder fans of the Chicago Cubs bleed “Cubbie blue.” The baseball team has given its followers more than 100 years of riveting entertainment and sports history. In honor of this city’s iconic team and to remember the Cubs’ World Series win in 2016, we are looking back on the history of Chicago’s beloved North Side team. The Beginning of a Legend… Read more »

If Chicago Landmarks Were Pizzas

Throughout the city of Chicago, there are famous landmarks that locals and tourists alike enjoy and visit frequently. From historic buildings to unique architecture, Chicago is home to beautiful works of art. The art of Chicago doesn’t only extend to landmarks, however. It also stretches to the local food – more specifically, the pizza. As… Read more »

Amtrak Day Trips to and From Chicago

Sometimes you just feel like getting away without doing the driving yourself. The solution? A day trip on an Amtrak train. You get to ride the rails like they did in the olden days and arrive in a new city in a few hours. Hop back on the train, and you’re back home in no… Read more »

Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating in the City

Halloween is a magical time for little ghosts and goblins, but behind those smiling jack-o-lanterns, strobe lights and faux graveyards, the holiday comes with its share of dangers. While you don’t want to spook your child out of having fun, you do want to keep everyone safe on trick-or-treating night. Help your little ghouls have… Read more »

Chicago in Fall: What You Have to Do Before the Wicked Winter Begins

Summer is almost at an end. Chicagoans are rushing to soak up the sun and get in their last days at the beach. Summer might be a beloved season, but fall comes out on top. A survey conducted by YouGov found that 29 percent of Americans consider autumn their favorite season, while 25 percent of… Read more »