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LIST: Places to go Ice Skating in Chicago

With the fam, a group of friends or on a date - there's is nothing more fun than going ice skating in the Chi! Check out the places to go below! Places to Ice Skate 2019-2020 Season - McCormick Tribune Ice Rink (November 15, 2019—March 8, 2020): This is their 18th season of skating and it's FREE! *...
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World's Largest Starbucks Opening in Chicago

You’ve never seen a Starbucks quite this impressive. It may be true that there’s a Starbucks on every corner in Chicago, but the Starbucks Reserve Roastery opening on Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile on Friday, November 14, is nothing short of magnificent. The roastery at the corner of Michigan...
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Pop-up Bar Coming to Chicago

Hands down my favorite Christmas movie ever...and it's coming to Chicago in the form of a pop-up bar! YES!!! Country bar Houndstooth Saloon in Wrigleyville will be going Griswold on November 17th! According to Houndstooth, their bar front will be turned into the Griswold family's living room, with...
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LISTEN: November is Movember! Staches for a good cause!

The month of November is also MOVEMBER! To-date they've raisied over $900 million dollars for men's health issues - and whether you can grow a stache or not, everyone can be a part of the fun! I talked with Movember's Corporate Development Manager Rich Loesing for Chicago Connection, and here's...
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ChristkindlMarket Returning with Iconic Boot Mugs in Tow

We never thought we'd be this excited to say that the boot is back. For the first time in four years, the iconic Christkindlmarket boot is returning to Chicago! Organizers for the annual event made the announcement on Tuesday writing: We are excited to bring back the popular boot shape in three...
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Extravagant Christmas Pop-Up Bar Santa Baby Returning to Wrigleyville This Holiday Season

Wrigleyville is once again turning into a winter wonderland to ensure that you have a merry and boozy holiday season. Santa Baby (3505 N Clark Street) is coming to town Wednesday, November 20th, with its two-story, over-the-top, immersive Christmas bar. In addition, they'll have a second outpost...
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Get Fido ready! Uber Pets is coming!

Whether it's a trip to a dog-friendly bar or the Vet, dog's in Tampa have added " UBER " to their vocab! YESSSS! Uber Pet launched yesterday in Tampa and a few other markets! So what does this mean? For the places now offering it, it's as easy as logging on to your app and choosing the "Uber Pet"...
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Grab Your Skates: Millennium Park Ice Rink Re-Opening in Mid-November

Grab your skates because the Millennium Park ice rink is coming back! The rink will open November 15, according to the city. It will remain open until March 8, weather permitting. Skating at the rink is free, but if you don't have your own skates, you'll have to rent them for $13 Mon-Thur and $15...
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Chicago Marathon Sunday: Everything you need to know here!

It's that time again! The return of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 13th! From those actually running it, to those trying to get around it, the info below is everything you need to know! From Boystown to Lincoln Park the race covers so much of our beautiful city (uh, hellp...
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Boo! Trick-or-Treating Hours in Illinois Suburbs 2019

The spooky Halloween spirit may last all month, but trick-or-treating happens during a block of hours on October 31st. Therefore, you need to be familiar with all the trick-or-treating hours to efficiently plan on how to get the most candy out of all your neighbors. The suburbs generally have set...
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