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Holiday Events in Chicago

Chicago gets festive with tree lightings, Christkindlmarket and more season events.

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Holiday Dining in Chicago

When elves are left to their own devices, the result is one spirited dining experience in Chicago. These Chicago restaurants make the season bright.

6 Chicago Restaurants With Fireplaces

With the temperatures dropping fast, cozy up at these restaurants with fireplaces that will help warm you up.

Great Group Dining Spots in Chicago

5 Chicago restaurants that can fit everyone.

My Chicago: Rebecca LaMalfa

The "Top Chef" season 12 contestant and executive sous chef at Trenchermen cooks up a list of Chicago musts, from restaurants to pet-friendly coffeehouses.

Ring Around the Rosemont

A quick day trip from Chicago and near O'Hare airport, Rosemont packs a lot into a small space.

Happy Birthday, Millennium Park!

It’s your children’s goofy faces reflected in the silver bean-shaped “Cloud Gate.” It’s finding a peaceful spot amid the wildflowers of the Lurie Garden. Or picnicking with your favorite someone on the Pritzker Pavilion lawn for a free concert. Everyone has a favorite Millennium Park moment. And...

Collegiate Neighborhoods 101

To Chicago’s already deep-dish identity—food capital, sports town, architectural giant—comes one more personality: university town. In the spirit of back-to-school season, we visit three college neighborhoods for a taste of life outside the dorms.

4 Chicago Museums for a Cultural Fix

The Windy City celebrates its ethnic diversity with these cultural museums—from Greece to Mexico to Sweden and more.

Chicago Sports by the Numbers

The number of touchdowns scored by the legendary running back Walter Payton, affectionately dubbed “Sweetness,” just one of many football feats during his 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears, from 1975 to 1987.

To be exact: 6 feet, 11.5...

16 Chicago Sports Bars for the Big Win

16 Chicago bars that beat the sports bar stereotype with creative decor, food that goes beyond wings and skins (though there’s plenty of that. too), local brews on tap, and, if nothing else, flat-screens galore.