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Food and music – they’re a fabulous pair, and “two of Chicago’s most beloved cultural institutions,” says Sam Toia, president and CEO of the Illinois Restaurant Association, which founded Chicago Gourmet. “The culinary community is incredibly passionate about music, and we’ve learned how much of a role it plays in the industry.” 

There's nothing like a bachelorette party to channel your girl power. Which is why these four outside-the-box, hip, fun and flirty party ideas — from vintage pin-up photo shoots and burlesque lessons to circus arts and swimming with mermaids — will have them talking about "the best bachelorette party ever" for months. 

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

The second edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial officially kicked off September 16, 2017, at the Chicago Cultural Center. The event is the largest architecture and design exhibition in the United States and aims to showcase the transformative impact of creativity and innovation in these fields.

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