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Chicago Like a Local blog

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

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Famous Chicago restaurants

Chicago is a city known for its restaurants. There’s world-renowned fine dining, celebrity-chef helmed hot spots, and local favorites that have been around for more…

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5 classic Chicago foods

If you’re craving a classic Chicago experience, then trying the city’s most iconic foods is a must. Sure, we’ve got an acclaimed fine dining scene…

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Chicago adventure guide

Looking for a vacation that’s more thrill than chill? In Chicago, you get to pick your own adventure. Flying over the city in a helicopter,…

Cloudgate (The Bean) at night

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