The best Halloween events in Chicago 2015
Make room for scary movies, spooky music and a killer Halloween parade this month
7 new breweries, beer bars and brewpubs on our radar
The next six months will bring big players to the brewery and beer bar scene
See the winners of the 2015 Equity Jeff Awards
The Hypocrites and Paramount Theatre win big this year
Chicago Marathon 2015 restaurant specials
Here's where to load up on carbs before or after the Chicago Marathon
67 exciting openings in Chicago in October
Check out Chicago International Film Festival, Ideas Week and more this month
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The five best things to do this weekend in Chicago
1. Art crawl your way through Pilsen The second Friday of the month is finally here, which means Pilsen’s Chicago Arts District is the place to be. This...
10 stand-up comedy shows to check out in Chicago this fall
It's officially autumn, and you can feel the warmth slowly drain out of the air—and your soul. It really was a sweet summer and no one in their right mind is...
Tribune Tower goes up for sale
It’s time to smash the million-dollar piggy bank—the Tribune Tower is officially for sale. No price has been named, but we can easily surmise the price tag...
The Violet Hour hosts a new absinthe happy hour
Feeling a little fancy? The Violet Hour has a new absinthe happy hour, L'Heure Verte ("the green hour," a nod to the mid-19th century period in France, when...
See two 5-star plays now at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
With last night's opening of the quirky musical Ride the Cyclone, Chicago Shakespeare Theater has achieved what I believe to be a first: Two productions...
Take a look at renderings of the expanded Second City Training Center
Before the recent fire at Piper's Alley, the Second City was already moving ahead with an expansion to its Training Center, being built in 25,000 square feet...
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@North Bar emerges as a worthy venue for comedy
On an unassuming street, @North Bar hosts shows from innovative and experimental touring comedians
Meet bartender Anthony Mitchell
Meet the beverage manager at La Sirena Clandestina and the forthcoming El Che Bar
The best fall arena shows in Chicago
Snag floor tickets or squint from the nosebleeds at these must-see arena gigs
Statue Stories Chicago
Statues across the city find their voices in Steve Carrell, Jack McBrayer and others
The best new running products
We're here to further your habit for running
Upcoming Chicago events and festivals
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Open House Chicago
Fall in Chicago
Chicago theater shows to see this fall
Check out the 27 best plays and musicals in Chicago this season
Bars to cheer on your favorite NFL team
We found pubs and taverns for just about every squad in the NFL
The best corn mazes near Chicago
It's time to get out into the field for some good, old-fashioned farm fun
Pumpkin patches near Chicago
It wouldn't really be fall without a big pumpkin
The best of Chicago
The 15 best food trucks in Chicago
The best food trucks offer a global culinary tour, from Belgian frites to Maine lobster rolls
Best women's clothing stores in Chicago
This is the only shopping list you'll need
Best outdoor bars in Chicago
Our guide to the best outdoor bars, from hidden gardens to sidewalk seats, will give you lots of ideas for places to go this summer
Best Chicago museums
Whether you're a local or an out-of-towner, if you have a day off in Chicago, spending it at a museum is a no-brainer
Life in ChicagoSee more about living in Chicago
Chicago neighborhood guides
A complete guide to the Pilsen neighborhood
Pilsen is one of the most recognizable neighborhoods in the city, with vibrant art, food, shopping and more
The West Loop is one of Chicago's most happening neighborhoods, with unbeatable restaurants, amazing shops and a great bar scene
Head to the beautiful West Side neighborhood and enjoy all of the culture and fun it has to offer.
Boystown is home to one of the most vibrant LGBT communities in the world. The neighborhood offers much more than gay bars, though.
Hyde Park is home to one of the most prestigious colleges in the country, as well as a great cultural scene