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Get to Know President Barack Obama

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:22:39 +00002014-02-28T21:22:39Z

President Barack Obama came to the world's attention with his spirited bid for President of the United States in 2008. He was inaugurated as the nation's 44th President on January 20, 2009 and won a second term in 2012.

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Chicago's theWit Gets Healthy

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:29:03 +00002014-02-28T20:29:03Z

Looking for something healthy to eat but in a trendy restaurant? Chicago's TheWit is the first hotel in the Midwest to partner up with SPE Certified, a restaurant certification program that pairs chefs with nutritionists to create meals that are low in salt, saturated fats, and processed ingredients.

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Nordic Fun in and Near Chicago

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:34:57 +00002014-02-27T21:34:57Z

Even with the cold weather, if you are wanting to get outside and exercise, you can. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are two great ways to stay fit during the winter.

We researched some of the best spots in and near Chicago to enjoy Nordic sports. And while the City of Chicago doesn't have decided ski trails, you can create your own in Lincoln Park, among other places in the city.

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Any Johnny Cash Fans Out There?

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:12:10 +00002014-02-20T21:12:10Z

February 26 is the birthday of the late (and great) Johnny Cash and in his honor Chicago's Untitled is hosting a tribute evening to the life and music of the "Man in Black."

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March 2014 Illinois GOP Governor Primaries

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:46:50 +00002014-02-20T20:46:50Z

With the Illinois governor's race in the news so much recently, we thought we'd do a blog on the upcoming Republican gubernatorial primary elections, which will take place in March. The actual governor's election will be November 4, 2014. (On the Democratic ticket will be Illinois's current governor, Pat Quinn. His running mate (for lieutenant governor) is Paul Vallas.)

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Wicker Dog Park Fundraiser

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:21:08 +00002014-02-13T20:21:08Z

Chicago's Twisted Spoke (which serves the city's best Bloody Mary in my opinion) is teaming up with Goose Island to host The Wicker Dog Park Fundraiser to help its neighborhood dog park. The event will be held, Saturday, February 15, from 7 - 10:30 p.m.

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Valentine's Day in Chicago

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:00:56 +00002014-02-13T20:00:56Z

Looking for something to do this Valentine's Day in Chicago, which falls on Friday, February 14.

Check out our Guide to Valentine's Day Events, including things to do for couples and for singles.

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Chicago Restaurant Week

Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:19:12 +00002014-02-04T11:19:12Z

Don't forget: Chicago Restaurant Week goes through Thursday, February 6, 2014.

During the annual Chicago Restaurant Week, over 200  restaurants throughout the Chicagoland area offer special prix fix menus starting at about $22 for lunch and $33 and/or $44 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity). This is a great bargain considering that some of Chicago's top restaurants will be showcasing their best dishes and cocktails with three-course meals. Participating restaurants will offer lunch, dinner, or both at their discretion.

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Mitchell Dental Spa - The One Dentist You Want to See

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:00:16 +00002014-01-31T19:00:16Z

No one likes the dentist, at least I haven't met anyone who does. I really don't like the dentist. I panic just thinking out going in for a cleaning. But today I experienced dentistry in a whole new way. A way that actually made me feel so calm and relaxed I didn't want to leave the dentist's office.

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Are You Ready for Pancake Bowl?

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:13:12 +00002014-01-31T11:13:12Z

Not that people need any more excuses to eat, but tomorrow, Saturday, February 1, 10 hungry pancake lovers will compete in the first ever IHOP Pancake Bowl.

The event challenges eaters' abilities to chow down on as many pancakes as they can for a chance to win a $500 IHOP gift card. (Pancakes for life?)

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