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Logan Square fire may affect local businesses on Milwaukee Avenue
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The CTA has proposed routes for a Red Line extension to 130th Street
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The five best things to do this weekend in Chicago
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Jack Daniel's is bringing a pop-up store to Chicago in October
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Open House Chicago
The best of Chicago
The best pizza in Chicago
Chicago's deep-dish pizza is legendary, but this city offers up so much more
Best bookstores in Chicago
The next time you need a page-turner, browse one of the city's best bookstores
The 13 best day trips from Chicago
Chicago is the perfect launching spot for a host of one-day escapes
The 25 best sights and attractions in Chicago
Make sightseeing a lot easier by consulting Time Out's definitive guide to Chicago's best sights
The best Chicago hot dog stands
Chicagoans take hot dogs very seriously, and for good reason
Life in Chicago
Study shows Chicago is friendliest city for tourists in U.S.
Chicago is famous for being friendly to tourists
15 signs you know you're in Lakeview
Lakeview is a neighborhood best known for baseball games, raucous bars and parking restrictions
Chicago neighborhood guides
Lincoln Square and Ravenswood
This German-American enclave has retained much of its heritage (not to mention some great German restaurants)
Old Town and Goose Island
Old Town is a neighborhood filled with history, including speakeasies and churches
Ukrainian Village and Noble Square
Ukrainian Village and Noble Square are home to tons of restaurants, bars and attractions
Spend an afternoon wandering Boystown, cheer on the Cubs in Wrigleyville or a find quiet spot in Lakeview