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Midnight Circus in the Parks
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Midnight Circus in the Parks

Chicago Ideas Week
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Chicago Ideas Week

Fall Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo
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Fall Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo

Northalsted Halloween Parade
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Northalsted Halloween Parade

Jack's Pumpkin Nights
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Jack's Pumpkin Nights

Spooky Zoo
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Spooky Zoo

Chicago Humanities Festival: Graphic!
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Split-Rail is hosting a ‘My Favorite Murder’-themed dinner series

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Split-Rail is hosting a ‘My Favorite Murder’-themed dinner series
Hubbard Inn hosts a 13-day celebration of all things Harry Potter

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Hubbard Inn hosts a 13-day celebration of all things Harry Potter
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Get an Italian beef from Al’s Beef for just 80 cents this week
Chance the Rapper won’t run for mayor, but he did endorse candidate Amara Enyia

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Chance the Rapper won’t run for mayor, but he did endorse candidate Amara Enyia
Could the Chicago River be home to the Windy City's next big transit idea?

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Could the Chicago River be home to the Windy City's next big transit idea?
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Chance the Rapper spent an afternoon masquerading as a Lyft driver
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A new batch of tickets to wndr museum is on sale now
The funniest signs we saw at the Chicago Marathon 2018

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The funniest signs we saw at the Chicago Marathon 2018
Photos from the course at the Chicago Marathon 2018

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Photos from the course at the Chicago Marathon 2018
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Jeppson's Malört will once again be crafted in Chicago
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Things to do Best things to do in Chicago that locals and tourists will love

Chicago’s top brunch restaurants
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The best pizza in Chicago
Restaurants The best pizza in Chicago

The 15 best Chicago music venues
Music The 15 best Chicago music venues

The nightclubs for dancing in Chicago
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Cheap Chicago theater tickets and seven ways to get them
Theater Cheap Chicago theater tickets and seven ways to get them

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Hamilton
Theater Hamilton

Don't miss your chance to see the smash hit Broadway musical in Chicago

Gangsters and Ghosts Tour
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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour

This tour visits the locations frequented by some of Chicago's most notorious gangsters along with many of the most haunted locations in Chicago

Elton John
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Elton John

With the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, Sir Elton is saying a final goodbye to the touring life

Chicago Architecture River Cruise
Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Last chance! This popular cruise closes on Oct 28th

Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
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Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

Hear “This is Halloween” when the Chicago Philharmonic tackles Danny Elfman's classic score at this special Disney in Concert enagement

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

NPR's irreverent quiz show based on the week's news celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special taping at the Chicago Theatre, hosted by Peter Sagal

Kamasi Washington + Butcher Brown
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Kamasi Washington + Butcher Brown

Even if you don't know the difference between John Coltrane and Charlie Parker, you'll find the groove in Washington's refreshingly contemporary melodies

Michelle Obama
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Michelle Obama

The former First Lady will celebrate the release of her new memoir, Becoming, in an "inimate" conversation

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Chicago neighborhood guides

Logan Square
Things to do Logan Square

Gorgeous boulevards give way to a flury of restaurants, bars and nightlife

Hyde Park
Things to do Hyde Park

Hyde Park is home to one of the most prestigious colleges in the country, as well as a great cultural scene

Humboldt Park
Things to do Humboldt Park

Humboldt Park is a West Side neighborhood with no shortage of attractions

Pilsen
Things to do Pilsen

Pilsen is one of the most recognizable neighborhoods in the city, with vibrant art, food, shopping and more

Boystown
Things to do Boystown

Boystown is home to one of the most vibrant LGBTQ communities in the world

Edgewater
Things to do Edgewater

Located on the shores of Lake Michiagn, this North Side neighborhood is brimming with things to do

Irving Park
Things to do Irving Park

Once a railroad depot, Irving Park is still easy to reach by train (if you're taking the Blue Line) and boasts an array of dive bars and coffee shops that are worth searching out

Roscoe Village
Things to do Roscoe Village

Antique shops and neighborhood pubs make this part of North Center extra special

Avondale
Things to do Avondale

Just north of Logan Square, you'll find beautiful old buildings and delicious Polish cuisine

Midway area
Things to do Midway area

The neighborhoods surrounding the Chicago airport of the same name are more than just flyover territory

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Plenty of people look forward to the colorful foliage that comes with fall in Chicago, but a select few anticipate getting scared by costumed monsters. Haunted houses begin opening their creaky, cobweb-covered doors once the Halloween season arrives, welcoming anyone in the mood for a scream. Most haunted houses are located outside of Chicago's city limits, but the production values are usually worth the drive. If you want to spend an evening among zombies and creatures of the night, hurry up and book your ticket to some of the best haunted houses in Chicago. RECOMMENDED: Our complete guide to Halloween in Chicago

The 17 best day trips from Chicago
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Free museum days at the best Chicago museums
Things to do Free museum days at the best Chicago museums

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Things to do The 24 best things to do in Indianapolis

Over the last decade the city has quietly become one of the hippest spots in the Midwest. 

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Things to do The 12 best things to do in Cincinnati

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The 11 best things to do in Grand Rapids
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