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USA Eagles and New Zealand All Blacks Tour Chicago, Take Over Choose Chicago Social Media

USA Eagles New Zealand All Blacks

In anticipation of their historic Nov. 1 rugby match at Soldier Field, members of the USA Eagles and New Zealand All Blacks toured Chicago this past weekend, a whirlwind of attractions, local cuisine, and even a chance to take over the Choose Chicago Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Chicago Bears football returns!

Bears - Blog

Finally the time has come! The Chicago Bears will return to the gridiron for the 2014 season with high hopes and a lot of anticipation for what could be a special season.

Jackie Robinson West Visits Wrigley Field to Kick Off the Cubs' 2000s Themed Homestand

Cubs 2008 home uniforms

Who better to kick off the Chicago Cubs' 2000s themed homestand on Labor Day than the Little League World Series U.S. champion Jackie Robinson West All-Stars! These young ballplayers who captured the nation's hearts during the 2014 Little League World Series will be on hand at Wrigley Field to meet the Cubs during batting practice, throw the ceremonial first pitch and lead the 7th inning stretch from the field.

A Trifecta of Perfection - Celebrate the Bacon, Sports & Beer Celebration This Weekend

Beer Brewing

Come to Union Station this Saturday August 23rd for the Bacon, Beer & Sports Celebration. Need I say more? Seriously, do I?

Although chances are most readers just cleared their Saturday schedules and closed out of this window, I'll go on to explain a little more about Bacon, Beer, & Sports for those of you who are still with me.

Under Armour All-America game set for Wrigley Field

Under Armour All America baseball tournament

On August 16, the best prep baseball players in the country will get their chance to play where Babe Ruth called his shot, Ernie Banks hit his 500th home run and Kerry Wood struck out 20 batters in one game.

Catch the Excitement at Chicago Sports Museum and the New Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch at Water Tower Place

7th Inning Stretch

Few cities have sports history as rich as Chicago. From iconic athletes to an inimitable championship pedigree, Chicago sports success runs deep.

To honor Chicago sports' legacy and keep the good times rolling for years to come, visitors need to make a journey to the Chicago Sports Museum and new Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch in Water Tower Place.

Outdoor hockey returns to Soldier Field

Outdoor Hockey in Chicago

For the third consecutive year, Soldier Field will host an outdoor hockey event.

On Feb. 7, 2015, the home of the Chicago Bears will host two games featuring four of the more prominent college hockey programs in the country in the third-annual Hockey City Classic.

Get Ready to Love the 606: Family Days Celebrate Chicago's Next Great Park and Trail System

the 606 park

Our family can't wait until the 606 Trail officially opens next June. Dubbed the Millennium Park for Chicago neighborhoods, this three-mile long elevate park/trail will take over an abandoned railway, linking neighborhoods and providing bike and jogging paths as well as plenty of new green space. The park will even feature an observatory, designed by the Adler Planetarium.   

Chicago Welcomes 2014 World Basketball Festival

USA Basketball logo

The third annual World Basketball Festival hits the Chicago lakefront this month, and should provide an exciting look at the future of USA Basketball.  

The Festival, in Chicago from August 13-17, will feature members of the 2014 USA Basketball Men's National Team as they train for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and participate in youth skills clinics and community events including basketball court refurbishments and school symposiums. Come see NBA

Weekend Alert: July 25-27

Chicago River

July's almost over, can you believe it? The fun marches on in Chicago nevertheless, including this weekend's stellar events and attractions. Make sure you get out and enjoy them!

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