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It's Paczki Time! Where to Get the Best Paczki in Chicago & Suburbs

It's the most wonderful time of the year. No, it isn't Christmas... it's Fat Tuesday (March 5, 2019) and Fat Thursday (February 28, 2019), better known as Tłusty Czwartek in Polish. Every year before Mardi Gras -- also known as Fat Tuesday -- people, particularly in the Midwest (and many European...
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15 Picture-Perfect Places to Propose in Chicago

Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year. In fact, according to a new survey , the romance is so powerful that approximately 43 percent of Millennials get engaged on V-Day. In Chicago, we're all about engagement locations that show off the best part of our city: the impressive skyline...
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2019 Valentine's Day Specials: Wine & Dine in Chicago

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. These restaurants have carefully crafted menus and specials for lovebirds to indulge in. Make reservations and impress your bae this Valentine's Day! Click here for more offers and a full look at the menu! Aba Thursday, February 14 – Sunday, February 17...
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LIST: Best Sledding Hills In Chicago & Suburbs

SNOWDAY in Chicago means SNOWFUN in Chicago! Snowmen, snow forts and sledding ! You got to get it in today though because the temps will be fah-freeeezing rest of week with low of -14! Here is a good list of sledding hills in and around Chicago: In the city: Palmisano Park ( this is where I go) at...
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21 Most Romantic Things to Do in Chicago For Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is all about romance. When else are you going to swoop your significant other off their feet? Thankfully, we live in one of the most romantic cities in the world -- #8 according to Instacart Romance Index . It's impossible not to fall in love while strolling by the lake with the...
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Where to See Santa in Chicago

No kid’s Christmas season would be complete without a stop to see Santa Claus and give him their list. Fortunately, he’s making appearances all over Chicago and here’s where you can find him. Macy’s If you’re looking for the classic “pictures with Santa” experience, Macy’s State Street location...
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It's DIBS Season In Chicago & Here Are The Rules!

The first storm of the season brings us enough snow to call DIBS! It's a little trashy looking when you have lawn furniture and other random personal items lined up on the street all winter but it is a necessity in Chicago! Keep in mind, there are rules when it comes to parking spot DIBS. Here they...
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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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