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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 is no wonder fans of the Chicago Cubs bleed Cubbie blue. The baseball team has given its followers more than a hundred years of riveting entertainment and sports history. In honor of this year’s season, following the Cub’s World Series win in 2016, we are looking back on the history of Chicago’s beloved North… 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 »

Back to School: The Freshman’s Move-In Guide to Chicago Universities

The first year of college is an exciting time. Freshman students are about to embark on their higher education journey. When it comes to picking a college, freshman students’ top hopes include: Finding a college with the best overall fit: 42 percent Finding a college that matches their career interests: 41 percent Finding a college… Read more »

The Most Famous Curses In Baseball History

Most Famous Curses In Baseball Legends are a part of any great sport, and the ones associated with baseball are among the most intriguing in sport. Many of these legends have even developed into “curses” fans blame for their teams’ lack of World Series wins. From incidents involving goats to bitter rivalries to cheating scandals,… Read more »