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6 Chicago Holiday 5K Runs for Your Whole Family

Tis the season to grab the whole family and register for a 5K holiday-themed run/walk! Maybe you've never participated in one before and are looking to impress yourself by the end of the year. Maybe you just need to get moving before you scarf down all the delicious food. Whatever your motivation...
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11 Reasons Why Winter in Chicago Isn't All That Bad

You can definitely focus on all the negatives about "Chiberia," or you can enjoy the season for what it is -- a fresh slate to explore the city of Chicago with a new pair of eyes. Just because it's cold and snowing, doesn't mean Chicago hibernates all winter. In fact, the city comes alive with...
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8 Chicago Events That Will Put You In The Holiday Spirit

Given that we're gearing up for the first snow of the season, it seems like the appropriate time to talk about holiday-related things in the city. When it comes to getting festive in Chicago, there are a couple of things you NEED to add to your list including ice skating in Millennium Park,...
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Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks Opening For The Season In Chicago & Suburbs

It's that time of year again...hot chocolate, hot toddies and freezing ice to skate on! It really is a Chicago bucket list to skate at The Bean or the Maggie Daley Ice Rink Ribbob. Most Chicago area outdoor ice rinks are opening November 16th. Click HERE for a list of the city rinks. Rinks in the...
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Haunted House Guide 2018: Find the Best haunts in and around Chicago

Nothing says Halloween like getting the life scared out of you...with a good haunted house! Got a fave? Looking for a new spot? This list will have you visiting a new haunted house every weekend leading up to the 31st! So grab the crew, go get your scare on, and don't forget to let us know which...
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8 Spooky Things to Do In Chicago This October

Chicago loves Halloween. And the city is the perfect backdrop to get your spooky on as the weather cools down, the landscape turns a nice bronze hue, and homes light up with some of the most wicked decorations. Let us guide you to some of the best thrills the city has to offer. 1. Obviously,...
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Fall Guide: Best Pumpkin Patches Near Chicago 2019

Just because we live in Chicago, doesn't mean pumpkin patches are out of reach. We've put together a list of the best pumpkin patches near Chicago because it's mandatory to pick your own pumpkin and get lost in a corn maze this fall. All the locations are family friendly so grab your little ones...
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5 Best Exhibits from Refinery29's 29Rooms in Chicago

It's here! Chicago finally got its hands on Refinery29's immersive fun-house style exhibition this week. The concept behind the exhibit is "Be the Spark, Live wih Heart, Turn it into Art," -- emphasis on that last part. And that's exactly what they did with all 29 rooms, which were carefully...
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Dog-Friendly Patios You Need to Check Out in Chicago This Summer

When the weather is 60 degrees and warmer, it officially marks the start of patio season in Chicago. Locals are more than eager to shed their winter jackets and slip into something lighter while enjoying a meal and some cocktails outside. We've earned this after what seemed like an eternity of cold...
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6 Things to Do in Chicago When the Weather Is a Dream!

Calendar-wise, it's been spring for quite some time but unfortunately, the weather hasn't been cooperating. However, this Thursday, we're hitting the 70 DEGREES MARK! Here are a few things you can do today to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather before temps drop back to 30 and 40 degrees by the...
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