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Chicago White Sox Ready For Big Year

Jose Abreu Chicago White Sox

On Chicago's South Side, the 2015 White Sox season begins with some new faces - and new expectations. 


Friday Faves: What's Your Favorite Chicago Sports Memory?

Michael Jordan

Here at Choose Chicago, we believe one of the best ways to jumpstart a truly epic experience in Chicago is to get ideas from the people who know the city best. Our locals, some of the greatest ambassadors of Chicago you can find, are invaluable resources for discovering the greatest things to see and do in the city.


Chicago Cubs Set For New Beginning

Jon Lester Cubs

On Sunday, April 5, the 2015 Major League Baseball season will begin when the Chicago Cubs host the St. Louis Cardinals before a national television audience. And this year, there will be a new look for the Cubs both in the field and ... well, the field itself. 


6 Pieces Of Chicago History You'll Find In The Lodge Tavern's Bullpen

The Lodge Tavern

Most baseball fans immediately think of Wrigleyville when it comes to finding places to show off their Cubs pride. Historic Gold Coast establishment The Lodge Tavern might be just the experience you're looking for though. 


Friday Faves: What's Your Favorite Chicago Sports Bar?

Sports Bars

Here at Choose Chicago, we believe one of the best ways to jumpstart a truly epic experience in Chicago is to get ideas from the people who know the city best. Our locals, some of the greatest ambassadors of Chicago you can find, are invaluable resources for discovering the greatest things to see and do in the city.


Shamrock Shuffle Opens the Chicago Running Season

Shamrock Shuffle

As the snow disappears from Chicago's streets, runners have started to enjoy the open roads all over the city. And on March 29, the city will be on display with an annual tradition that presents athletes with the unique opportunity to run an 8K and grab a beer at the finish line.


Weekend Alert: March 13-15

Chicago St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

It's time to get decked out in green, Chicago! St. Patrick's Day is finally here, and Chicago is ready for a party. Whether you attend the Chicago River dyeing; take in the St. Patrick's Day Parade; revel in any number of special neighborhood festivities; or all the above, you'll be feeling some kind of lucky.


Chicago Hosts the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament, March 11-15

Big 10 Men's Basketball Tournament

The Chicago Sports Commission (CSC), Choose Chicago and the City of Chicago are thrilled to once again host the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament, March 11-15 at the United Center. This year's tournament is the Big Ten's first five-day expanded event, thanks to the recent additions of Maryland and Rutgers. This now 14-team tournament features an additional day of games and for the first time ever, the four highest seeded teams will receive byes


White Sox Legend Minnie Minoso Passes

Minnie Minoso

Sadly, the 2015 baseball season will begin with sadness on both sides of Chicago. 

In January, Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks passed away. And on March 1, White Sox icon Minnie Minoso became the second Chicago baseball pioneer to pass away this year. 

Born in Cuba in 1925, Minoso broke barriers and won fans like no Latin player had before. Like Banks, Minoso spent time in the Negro Leagues before finally breaking into Major League Baseball with the Cleveland


Techno Yoga Is What You're Missing From Your Workout Routine

Rooted Center

Electronic dance music and yoga are, in many eyes, polar opposites when it comes to their intended results. EDM is loud, vacillating and high energy. Yoga is a calm, introspective exercise. It's easy to see how the two elements wouldn't belong together but "Techno Yoga" class at the Rooted Self Expression Center in Wicker Park is all one needs to reconsider. 


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