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Chicago’s most haunted hotels
Chicago’s most haunted hotels

Two of Chicago’s most historic hotels are also its most haunted. While guests at the Congress Plaza and The Drake enjoy luxury, comfort and meticulous attention to detail, they also revel in ghostly lore – particularly during Halloween season. 

Chicago architecture: 10 iconic buildings not to miss
Architecture & history
Chicago architecture: 10 iconic buildings not to miss

Chicago is a city of firsts — and nowhere is this better seen than in its architecture. The site of the now demolished Home Insurance Building (1884-1885), credited as the world's first skyscraper (at a diminutive 10 stories by today's standards), you could write a book on the significance of the Chicago cityscape — which is why so many have. 


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