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...
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.
125 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.
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.