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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

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


If you go to Chicago you absolutely have to see "Wicked"! It was worth the money and there's really no bad seats in the house. Even the young kids seemed entertained by...more

wait til the last minute

have other plans, just in case tickets are sold out, but wait til 1/2 an hour before a play/performance starts to get tickets. Many I've been to are willing to sell them to you at...more

See the neighborhoods

If you have a couple extra days in Chicago, much of the charm of the city isn't just located in the downtown area where people spend most of their time. Venture out to the...more

Spring Time in Chicago

I have been to Chicago in April/May and it is great, fresh air and great for walking.-   more


Be sure to visit Ravinia--take the train or arrive early, and you will be happy...and linger after the concert to avoid traffic and soak up the grounds.   more

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