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The three best things to do today in Chicago
1. Enjoy nature with a drink in hand The last Tuesday of each month, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum becomes a kid-free zone. Enjoy a glass of wine or...
Chicago has started installing sensors that will monitor the city
By 2018, a network of 500 sensor nodes situated around Chicago will monitor air quality, climate, traffic, noise and other factors that affect the...
46 exciting openings in Chicago in September
September is possibly the most beautiful month in Chicago. The oppressive summer heat is winding down, the days are still long and you can probably squeeze...
The Violet Hour is tossing out its rules for one night
Do the rules at the Violet Hour drive you insane? Does the no cellphone policy feel like a drag when your date is in the bathroom? You might want to think...
4 Chicago footwork artists you should listen to
A music genre as distinctive and dizzying as the dance style it represents, footwork is deeply connected to the Chicago music scene. Derived from house...
5 happy hours to check out this week
It's another week, Chicago. But something to look forward to—there's a three-day weekend ahead of us. Which is good, because it looks like we may have a bit...
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The best ice cream shops in Chicago
Ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt—what will you have for dessert?
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
Chicago's top 20 brunch restaurants
Brunch in Chicago is only getting better and better
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
Old Town and Goose Island
Old Town is a neighborhood filled with history, including speakeasies and churches
Ukrainian Village and Noble Square neighborhood guide
On the Near West Side, Ukrainian Village and Noble Square are home to an abundance of restaurants, bars, cheap eats and attractions
Whether you want to spend an afternoon wandering Boystown, cheer on the Cubs in Wrigleyville or a find quiet spot in Lakeview, there's plenty to do in the neighborhood
Humboldt Park is a West Side neighborhood with no shortage of attractions
Little Italy and University Village
The neighborhood is a great place to visit a park, go shopping or admire some historic church facades