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

Author: Rosalind Cummings-Yeates

A born and raised Windy City girl, Rosalind Cummings-Yeates loves to show visitors and locals the multi-dimensional appeal of her town. She's a writer who specializes in travel and arts topics for local and international media. Her book, Exploring Chicago Blues (History Press) is a guide to the Chicago blues scene as well as its history. Follow her adventures on her blog Farsighted Fly Girl and on Twitter and Instagram.

Every February, the League of Chicago Theatres and Choose Chicago come together to organize a tempting reason to get out and see a show. Chicago Theatre Week offers discounted tickets for more than 120 productions across the city.

Noted for world renowned art collections, interactive exhibits and lots of informative fun, a visit to Chicago museums is an essential activity. But these landmark institutions offer much more than visual and cultural experiences. Many museum gift shops offer enough unusual and hand-crafted items to find something for everyone on your list.

Chicago boasts a musical legacy that few cities can challengeThis is the Midwest Mecca, where urban blues, gospel and house music were born. 

Chicago really does put the heart in heartland.

Whether your idea of romance is fine dining or craft brews, there's a Chicago neighborhood to match any Valentine's Day vibe. Here's how to feel the love in these 5 vibrant Chicago hoods.

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