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The Warrior Games are coming to Chicago! A Paralympic-style competition for wounded, ill and injured active-duty service members and veterans, the Warrior Games are organized by the Department of Defense. Featuring over 260 athletes, the Games will be a fantastic celebration of our courageous service members and veterans. Here’s five reasons why you should attend the Warrior Games in Chicago:

If you're looking to break out of your workout rut, Chicago has you covered this summer. Trade your boring, old workout for one that features inspiring Chicago views, including at a zoo, on a rooftop, or even in a butterfly-filled sanctuary! Here are six unexpected venues offering extra-ordinary opportunities to burn those calories and flex those muscles this summer in Chicago.

On a quiet corner of Belle Plaine Avenue in Chicago's North Center neighborhood, beside the Metra tracks, wild, Chicago-born yeast blows in through the third floor window of the acclaimed Dovetail Brewery, magically turning water into some of the best Lambic-style beers in Chicago and beyond.

2017 NCAA Men's Frozen Four Chicago: April 6 & 8

Chicago's first ever college hockey championship is almost here! The stage is set, and hockey fans across the country anxiously await the commencement of the 2017 NCAA Men's Frozen Four.

Harvard and Minnesota Duluth will start the action at the United Center on April 6 at 5:00pm CT, followed by Denver and Notre Dame at 8:30pm. The victors of each semifinal will then compete for the national title on Saturday, April 8 at 7:00pm. Limited tickets are still available and can be purchased here.

If the historic Chicago Cubs World Series win was the highlight of your 2016, you'll want to run—not walk— to the Chicago Sports Museum, where a recently unveiled Chicago Cubs World Series exhibit celebrates the grandest moments of the 2016 season with sports mementos that contributed to the amazing victory. Here are five things Cubs fans need to check out STAT at the Chicago Sports Museum.
NCAA Frozen Four in Chicago

2017 is shaping up to be a year of hockey for Chicago! With the NCAA Division I Men's "Frozen Four" Ice Hockey Championship and the NHL Draft both coming to Chicago for the first time in history, hockey fans from across the country will flock to the United Center this spring.

Congrats Chicago Cubs, 2016 World Series Champions!

Chicago and Cubs fans around the world are celebrating this epic World Series win—the first since 1908!—and enjoying every thrilling moment. When dreams come true, words can't even describe the feeling. As we tip our caps to this incredible Chicago Cubs team, we share with you just some of our favorite snapshots that capture the excitement, pride and joy of the fans, the players and the entire city.

Congratulations @cubs from @choosechicago! #FlyTheW #mychicagopix 

AquaMermaid Chicago
If you've ever dreamed of directing ships to safe inlets and riding the waves Ariel-style, here's your chance to transform into a mermaid: At Chicago's very own AquaMermaid school you'll trade your feet for fins and learn everything you need to know about mermaid life. Here's what to expect at your very first AquaMermaid Lesson.

FTW Chicago Arcade For The Win

Sometimes alcohol and sports don't mix, but these action-packed arcade bars provide both drinks and recreational opportunities in Chicago. Luckily, there's little chance you'll get hurt when playing ping pong, or scoring points on video games. Even if you lose, it's all about having fun and delicious cocktails or craft beers with friends.

Michael Jordan's Last Shot Basket

Located in Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch at Water Tower Place (835 N Michigan Ave), Chicago Sports Museum has curated even more Chicago sports memorabilia. For just $5 — or free after dining at Harry Caray's — see and experience some of the greatest moments of sports history. From Mike Ditka's playbook to Benny the Bull's suit, these 8 new exhibits will take you on journey through Chicago sports' history.

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