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Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:17:41 +0000

 



Visit a Chicago Holiday Tradition: ZooLights at...

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The Big Chicago 10: Where To Find The Best...

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There is no shortage of glowing and twinkling strands of lights in Chicago. Here are some of the best places to see Christmas lights in the city.



Where To Celebrate Holiday Season In Chicago

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From posh tea parties to family-friendly events, here's where you should celebrate the holiday season in Chicago.



The Top Outlet Malls in Chicago

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Want some expensive looking threads at bargain prices or great discounts on discontinued items? Here is a guide to Chicagoland's top outlet malls.



Your Guide To Chicago In January

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Here is everything you need to know for a great time during your Chicago stay in January 2017, including the Chicago Cubs Convention.



Visitor's Guide to the Lincoln Park Zoo

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Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the oldest wildlife habitats in the United States. Boasting magnificent grounds and a spectacular children's zoo, this venerable institution should definitely be on your list for required stops on your visit to Chicago.



Take The Family To See The Holiday Lights at...

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Your Guide To Chicago In February

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From romantic rendezvous to ethnic celebrations, here is everything you need to know for a great time during your Chicago stay in February 2017.



Your Guide To Chicago In November

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Everything you need to know for a great time during your Chicago stay in November



Huntley Outlet Center

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Travel 50 miles to experience Huntley Outlet Center, which boasts more than 50 stores with brand name merchandise.



Here's Where You Should Dine In Chicago For The...

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For those looking for high-energy celebrations or low-key dinners, these Chicago restaurants serve up festive feasts during the holiday season.



A Guide To Tipping In Chicago

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Let's talk tipping because every city has its own rules and Chicago is no different.



9 Must See Tourist Attractions in Chicago

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From Buckingham Fountain to President Obama's beautiful Hyde Park home, Chicago boasts a number of awesome attractions you don't want to miss.



Joffrey Ballet's 'Nutcracker' Enters Final Season

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Get ready for the last 28 performances of a Chicago holiday tradition, with this season under the direction of Tony award-winning director Christopher Wheeldon.



Everything You Need To Know When Visiting...

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The outdoor shopping center offers more than 140 designer stores such as Armani Outlet, Coach, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and Michael Kors.



Christkindlmarket Chicago - Daley Plaza's...

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This Christmas holiday market takes place in Daley Plaza from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and offers unique crafts and gifts for sale, a variety of entertainment, as well as German food and drinks.



A Comprehensive Guide To Chicago's Millennium...

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The brainchild of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, Millennium Park is the largest public space within the



Chicago O'Hare International Airport

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O'Hare International Airport provides connections to more cities, more often than any other airport in the world.



Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour

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This customized, two-and-a-half hour trolley tour is a great way to see all the city's sights in holiday splendor.



Savor the Season with Afternoon Holiday Tea...

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From the Langham Chicago to Waldorf Astoria, here's where to indulge in holiday high tea--classic and contemporary--in Chicago.



Boo at the Zoo - Halloween at Brookfield Zoo in...

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Brookfield Zoo gets into the Halloween spirit with Boo! at the Zoo, a family friendly event that's held the last weekends in October.



Chicago Restaurants Open for the Holidays

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Christmas dinner in Chicago doesn't have to consist of a hot dog from the convenience store next to your hotel. A number of Chicago restaurants are open for Christmas Day and Christmas Eve, offering a wide array of options.



The Art Institute of Chicago

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The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the world's premier art museums, housing a collection that spans 5,000 years.



Be Thankful For These Delicious Thanksgiving...

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Find out what's on the menu at Chicago restaurants for Thanksgiving whether you're looking to grab and go or dine in.



Chicago's Museum Campus

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Chicago's Museum Campus is the official name for an area that is home to the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and Soldier Field.



Everything You Need To Know About Ice Skating...

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More than 100,000 people lace up their skates each season and hit the ice in the picturesque environment of Millennium Park.



Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)...

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Midway Airport, located on Chicago's southwest side, is smaller and some may say easier to deal with than O'Hare International Airport.



All You Need to Know to Navigate the Chicago...

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Here's an extensive overview of Chicago's trains and bus public transportation system, which will help you navigate the city like a local resident.



Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier

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Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

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The Museum of Science and Industry is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere and a lot of fun for both kids and adults.



Take a Day Trip from Chicago to Gurnee Mills...

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45 miles north of Chicago, Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall has something for everyone. For the kids, attractions include the Reptile Zoo, Rainforest Cafe, Disney Store, Rink Side Sports and cineplex. And of course over 200 outlet stores for the grownups. Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Chicago.



The Big Chicago 10: An Ultimate Brunch Guide

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Our selections cover all the bases of Chicago's best brunches, from appropriate family-friendly finds to flawless chef-driven destinations.



A Comprehensive Guide To Chicagoland's...

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With its cage-less displays and unique exhibits, Brookfield Zoo is only 15 minutes from downtown Chicago.



How to Not Act Like a Tourist in Chicago

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When I travel I actually prefer to try and somewhat blend in, know a little bit about the city I'm going to, and get more of a feel of the local color. So if you're like me, here are my tips for how not to act like a tourist in Chicago.



The Big Chicago 10: Best Attractions For Young...

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Here are some of the best Chicago attractions for kids in the preschool and younger set, including Legoland Discovery Center and Shedd Aquarium.



Fashion Outlets of Chicago

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The first fully enclosed designer outlet mall built in the Chicago area for more than two decades, the Fashion Outlets of Chicago offers more than 130 stores and is only minutes from O’Hare International Airport.



Navy Pier Beer Garden

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The Navy Pier Beer Garden is a great place to stop and take a break, offering food, drinks, live music, and a remarkable view of Lake Michigan.



Your Guide To Chicago In April

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From opening day games for the Cubs and White Sox to Chicago Chef Week, here is everything you need to know for a great time during your Chicago stay in April.



Your Guide To Chicago In March

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From two St. Paddy's Day parades to where to go celebrate National Noodle Month, here is everything you need to know for a great time during your Chicago stay in March.



Elysian Chicago Hotel

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In Brief: The Elysian Chicago hotel opened in 2009 and quickly made a lot of people's short list for



The Big Chicago 10: Top Sushi Bars

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We gather some of the very best sushi restaurants in Chicago that are guaranteed to impress even the most discerning diner.



A Comprehensive Guide To Chicago History Museum

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Established as the preeminent source to discovering the history of Chicago and its people, this institution is in the Lincoln Park/Old Town area.



A Guide To Top Ice Rinks In Chicago

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A number of ice rinks are set up in the winter months near downtown for Chicago residents and travelers.



Visit Christmas Around the World at Museum of...

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The annual exhibit runs throughout the holiday season and showcases more than 50 trees decorated by various ethnic groups throughout Chicago.



Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier Photo Gallery

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Chicago's Navy Pier turns itself into a " Winter Wonderfest " each Christmas season, featuring a number



The Secret to Skipping All the Lines in Chicago

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Go Chicago Card is a great way to save some money - and some time - if you plan on doing a whirlwind tour of Chicago attractions.



A Comprehensive Guide to Legoland Discovery...

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One of the biggest thrills in Schaumburg is Legoland Discovery Center, which allows kids to channel all their creative energy in a positive manner.



A Comprensive Guide To Chicago's Navy Pier

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Located just east of downtown on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier offers scores of entertainment and dining options, making it one of Chicago's top tourist attractions.



Admiral Theatre - Chicago Strip Clubs

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The Admiral Theatre is an all-nude strip club on Chicago's Northwest Side.



View Chicagoland from the Perch of Willis...

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Soaring at 110 stories tall, the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) is the tallest building in North America and remains a huge tourist attraction, namely due to its Skydeck observatory offering a view of Chicago at 1,353 feet (412 meters).



The Big Chicago 10: Hottest Spots To Enjoy A...

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We've compiled a great list of top fireplace destinations to visit in the city. In other words, they bring the heat in more ways than one.



The Best Indoor/Outdoor Pools in Chicago

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From family-focused swimming holes to a few serving cocktails poolside, here are the best in Chicago.



VIP's Gentlemen's Club

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VIP's Gentlemen's Club is an upscale adult cabaret, and the only one within city limits with a full liquor bar.



Hyde Park Hair Salon and Barbershop

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This is the barbershop transformed into a destination spot for tourists exploring the President's Chicago neighborhood.



Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

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The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is based in Lincoln Park.



Jewelers Row Chicago

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The concept of a jewelry. Chicago Travel.



Chicago Gangster Tours

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Here are some ways you can take a Chicago gangster tour and immerse yourself into the world of the likes of Al Capone and John Dillinger.



A Comprehensive Guide to Chicago's Shedd Aquarium

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An icon of Chicago's stunning Museum Campus, the John G. Shedd Aquarium features several permanent exhibitions such as Abbott Oceanarium.



360 Chicago

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John Hancock Observatory may not be the highest in Chicago, but soaring at 1,000 feet above the Windy City it still offers breathtaking views of the city and lake.



Top Free Things To Do In Chicago

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While many of Chicago's museums and attractions every so often have "free days," there are a number of



The Big Chicago 10: Fine Dining Restaurants

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From memorable tasting menus to chefs boasting James Beard awards and Michelin stars, here are the very best fine-dining restaurants in Chicago.



Annual Chicago Restaurant Week Includes More...

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Chicago's annual celebration of its rich culinary scene takes place at restaurants downtown, in local neighborhoods and in the suburbs.



Forget Flying: How to Get to Chicago by Train

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Chicago is a main hub for Amtrak trains coming from all parts of the U.S.. Here is an overview of which train routes travel to and through Chicago.



9 Notable Ways Families Can Enjoy Summer In...

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From free theatrical productions to cruising all over town for $9 a day, these activities are certain to put a smile on everybody's faces.



Chicago City Pass - Save Money and Skip Long...

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The Chicago City Pass is a great way to save some money if you plan on doing a whirlwind tour of Chicago attractions. At most of them, the City Pass also allows you to skip long lines.



A Comprehensive Guide to the Field Museum

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5 Quick Tips To Know Before You Go: Woodfield...

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Get ready for approximately 300 stores and restaurants within the confines of Woodfield Mall, set in the northwestern suburb of Chicago.



Where To Slurp Up The Best Noodles In Chicago

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The Windy City boasts some of the most innovative ramen shops around, whether one is looking for an authentic experience or contemporary alternative with attitude.



Where To Dine In Chicago For Christmas Eve,...

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Where To Dine In Chicago For Christmas Eve, Christmas



Noble Horse Carriages Chicago

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The Noble Horse Carriage Rides are a fun way to tour the North Michigan Avenue shopping district.



8 Great Chicago Hot Dogs--Including Other...

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Here are several places around town where you can find a classic Chicago-style hot dog, plus more encased meats with lots of creativity.



The Big Chicago 10: Hotel Rooms with the Best...

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From the Magnificent Mile to the Chicago River, we showcase the Windy City's most spectacular hotel room views.



Chicago Easter Brunches For Every Taste

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Grand buffets, Easter egg hunts and more are on tap for Easter brunch celebrations in Chicago.



8 Great Mexican Restaurants in Chicago

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These Spots Keep It Spicy, From Margaritas To Mole



Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

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The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago opened in 1967, and since settling into its permanent home just off Michigan Avenue in the shadow of the John Hancock building its become a premier museum for contemporary art in Chicago.



Your Guide To Chicago In May

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Everything You Need To Know For A Great Time During Your Stay In Chicago In May 2016.



Hershey's Chicago

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Hershey's Chicago knew exactly what they were doing when this location was selected. Situated across from the historic Water Tower and in the heart of Michigan Avenue shopping, it's the perfect place to offer up as a bribe when dragging junior around from boutique to boutique.



IKEA Schaumburg, Illinois - Chicago Area

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IKEA in Schaumburg, Illinois, located just 20 minutes outside of Chicago city limits, is a popular store location for the famous global retailer, drawing in tourists from all over the world visiting Chicago and wanting to shop for modular housewares.



President Barack Obama's Chicago Home &...

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President Barack Obama's house in Chicago has become quite the hot spot since he was elevated to leader of the free world.



How to Get Jerry Springer Tickets

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This venerable talk-show trashfest has been taping since its inception in Chicago, and is loads of fun.



Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Pictures

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Chicago's Magnificent Mile Lights Festival -- a.k.a. the "Chicago Christmas Parade" -- kicks off the



These Chicago Stores Cater To Guys With Style

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The following Chicago stores cater to men and offer gems worth checking out, whether you’re shopping for yourself or for someone else.



The Big Chicago 10: Kid-Friendly Restaurants

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We've gathered 10 Chicago favorites guaranteed to make your entire family happy, from a few classic restaurants to newer attractions.



Buckingham Fountain Chicago

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Opened May 26, 1927, the Buckingham Fountain has become one of the Windy City's top attractions, and arguably competes with the Sears Tower as Chicago's most famous landmark.



A Comprehensive Guide To Chicago's Magnificent...

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The best of Chicago's Mag Mile includes a number of luxury boutiques, art galleries, historical landmarks, hotels, restaurants and drinking establishments.



How To Visit Shedd Aquarium--For Free

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The Shedd Aquarium has a number of free days throughout the year when they waive the general admission for visitors.



Your Guide To Chicago In July

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Everything You Need To Know For A Great Time During Your Stay in July 2014.



Your Guide To Chicago In August

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Everything you need to know for a great time during your stay in August, including details on the Chicago Air & Water Show, Bud Billiken Parade.



Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum,...

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Chicago Museums Free Days

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Many Chicago museums offer free days throughout the year when general admission is no charge to one and all.



Chicago's Ultimate Modern Steakhouse Guide

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People take notice when you mention Michelin-starred restaurants , so when the famed tire company and



Stage Bites: Where To Dine, Drink Before &...

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Stage Bites: Where to dine, drink before & after shows in Chicago



Ultimate Chicago Guide To New Year's Eve

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Ring in the New Year your way, your style, whether you're celebrating on a budget, in luxury, with the family, with a big group or with a significant other.



Water Tower Place

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Water Tower Place is one of the shopping anchors along Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile shopping district.



Chicago Restaurant Week 2014

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Annual Windy City gourmet fest extends to a second week.



Best Chicago Beaches

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Those not familiar with the vastness of Lake Michigan will be very surprised by the fact that Chicago beaches are miles long and just might make you wonder if you've somehow been transported to the west coast.



The Best Places To Dine & Drink At Midway,...

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These classic and trendy establishments--known throughout Chicago--serve up authentic Windy City experiences at Midway and O'Hare airports.



12 Terrific Chicago Hotel Packages For Weekend...

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From a Jamaican-inspired staycation to a private helicopter tour for two, a number of properties offer the coolest packages in the Windy City.



5 Unique Galleries & Museums In Chicago

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Go off the beaten path and visit some of Chicago's most unusual museums and galleries. They vary from one celebrating Puerto Rican culture to the world's only Vietnam Veterans Art Museum.



Here's How To Score Chicago Theater Tickets at...

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Hot Tix Chicago was put together by The League of Chicago Theatres, a not-for-profit service that offers a half-price discount on theater tickets.