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Online Group Buying A great idea, but do your homework

With the emergence of numerous group-buying sites such as Groupon and Living Social, there are many opportunities for obtaining great deals and saving money. They operate in a similar...more


Chicago is a great mix of everything you could want in a summer vacation, from the lake front to the sports venues and culture as far as the eye can see. Make sure you make it in the...more

Easy find unusual - what to do....

One of the first places I stop in a new city is a grocery store and pick up the local free newspaper. It will have lots of happenings that the magazine "Where" from the hotel...more


I love this city. Fun and full of energy. Just stay away in the winter unless your a Bull's fan.   more


Chicago's Rick Bayless won Bravo TV's "Top Chef Masters" on August 20. He has two restaurants in Chicago that are TOP NOTCH. You will not be disappointed at either...more

Rooftop destinations

Chicago comes alive in the summer. Check out some of the newest rooftop restaurants and bars, perfect for lunch, happy hour, or dinner. My favorites are: The Wit Hotel at State and Lake...more


The best Chicago style pizza is from Gino's East. IT is huge and amazing. It takes about an hour to make but is well worth the wait!!!   more

If you want to eat like a local in Chicago...

...check out these sites:YelpMetromixTime Out ChicagoThey always have great information and reviews (some are user generated) that can help you find the newest and hottest spots for...more

Everyone Needs to Stop by Navy Pier

The Pier has a little bit of everything in it...a children's museum, restaurants, a beer garden, a ferris wheel with a great view of the city. It's a great place to walk...more

Best Food

Pan pizza is a must eat while you're here. Also try Italian Beef sandwiches. They're both nearly everywhere and can't be found as good outside of Chicago.   more

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