As the Chicago Jazz Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary from August 24 – September 2 at Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center, you can just imagine how many fascinating stories are being told and retold.
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Home to world-renowned architecture, restaurants, parks, museums and theater, nestled into 77 unique neighborhoods, Chicago just keeps besting itself.
Chicago has really, really good food so if you’re a foodie like me, you’re going to love Chicago.
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Dining out in Chicago isn't only about deliciousness.It's also about style, ambience and creativity. These six "beauty spots" prove our point, from industrial chic and bohemian glam to Hollywood opulence and contemporary sumptuousness.
Chicago boasts a musical legacy that few cities can challenge. This is the Midwest Mecca, where urban blues, gospel and house music were born.
For nearly three decades the James Beard Foundation has celebrated chefs and culinary professionals throughout the restaurant and food industry. It has also advanced “delicious, diverse, and…
The rivalry between the Cubs and the White Sox is legendary, as are the traditions that give each team its unique persona. For Chicago baseball…
The state of Illinois celebrates its 200th birthday this year, but you don't have to travel too far to explore the state's history.
In a nation of immigrants, few cities reflect our nation's rich melting pot better than Chicago. From Chinatown to Pilsen, and Greektown to Little Italy, immigrants from countries around the world settled into these culturally familiar enclaves back in the 19th and 20th centuries. They remain just as vibrant today, with bustling cafes, restaurants, museums, public art and more.
Hostelling International (HI) is working to change the perception of hostels. The mission behind this worldwide network of not-for-profit youth hostels is to increase intercultural…