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Unique perspectives on the city from the people who live here.

Author: Liz Behler

Liz Behler is a freelance travel writer and editor. A Pennsylvania native, she always dreamed of living in Chicago. After a year of non-stop traveling, she decided to put down roots and is proud to call the city home. When she's not traveling, you can find her exploring Chicago's neighborhoods, restaurants and craft beer scene. Her work has been published by Fodor's, National Geographic, Wine Enthusiast and AOL Travel.

5 Productions to See During Chicago Theatre Week

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:00 AM by Liz Behler

Waiting for Godot

Chicago Theatre Week kicked off Feb. 12, offering discounted tickets to over 100 productions across the city through the 22nd. While a few shows are already sold out (like "Marie Antoinette" and The Who's "Tommy") there are still plenty of productions to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites.

Don’t Miss Chicago Hot Dog Fest This Weekend!

Friday, August 8, 2014 12:00 AM by Liz Behler

Chicago Hot Dog Fest

Looking for more reasons to eat hot dogs this summer? Chicago Hot Dog Fest has got you covered. The second annual event put on by the Chicago History Museum kicks off this Saturday, August 9th. 

The festival, which was only one day last year, is expanding to a two day event-Saturday (10am to 5pm) and Sunday (11am to 7pm)-this year, due to overwhelming interest.

Wicker Park Divvy

With summer in full swing, there's no better place to be than Chicago. This summer in our Ridin' Divvy series, we're featuring a different Divvy itinerary each month to help locals and visitors explore different neighborhoods by bike. (Check out our Lakefront and Loop/River North itineraries!) This time, we're starting in Wicker Park and riding through Humboldt Park and Logan Square.

Divvy Loop

Warm weather is upon us, and there's no better way to get out and see the city than by bike. This summer in our Ridin' Divvy series, we're featuring a different Divvy itinerary each month to help locals and visitors explore different neighborhoods by bike. Last time, we took you along the lakefront. This month, we're riding through the Loop and River North, starting at the Art Institute of Chicago, before ending in Old Town at the Second City.

Bike to Work Rally

After a week of bike-themed events and pop-ups around the city, Chicago Bike Week comes to a close tomorrow, Friday June 20th. Whether you've participated all week long or have yet to saddle up, don't miss the grand finale. More than 1,000 cyclists are expected to take part in the Bike to Work Rally, which will take over Daley Plaza from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

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