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Podcast Friday - Bad at Sports

Chicago  Today is Podcast Friday which means I am spotlighting a podcast, vidcast or radio program for you to check out. The cool thing about podcasts is that you can listen to it whenever you want, take it...
Transport Team

Meet the Transport Team at Lurie Children's Hospital

ChicagoI’ve had many blessings lately and one of them is meeting and interviewing two special people that are part of a team of individuals who have very specialized jobs; occupations, at Ann & Robert H...

Marlene Atelier & Caroline Jourdes Clothing Launch

ChicagoI had the privilege of attending the launch event of the women’s fine suit clothing line designed by Chicago business woman designer, Marlene Franke, and the luxury ready-to-wear women’s coat line by...

Chicago Is Singing the Oskar Blues

It seems you can't trip through a neighborhood in Chicago without coming across a new brewery. Our capacity for craft beer seems boundless, and the collaborations among breweries and chefs proves...

Cara & Marcus Leshock Talk Lollapalooza, People Watching & Dragons [VIDEO]

Back in the media section at Lollapalooza, Cara Carriveau runs into WGN's Marcus Leshock. These two have both covered the festival since it started, so here they are sharing a bit about what it's...

Lollapalooza Afterparty at Hard Rock Hotel

The LoopLollapalooza!  You'd have to be in a coma not to know that the annual music festival was this past weekend, but I suspect that even the comatose were aware of the extravaganza in Grant Park.  I fully...

Chicago Blackhawks' Morning Skate Live Returns Wednesday, April 9

Here at The Local Tourist we like to tell you where to go in Chicago but in this case anywhere with a TV (or your smart phone) will suffice if you are a Chicago Blackhawks fan. Morning Skate Live...
Jonny Imerman and a cancer fighter

Jonny Imerman: Guardian Angel

Chicago, Chicago Area, Downtown, North Suburbs, North, Northwest Suburbs, Suburbs, Far North, West Suburbs, Northwest, Southwest Suburbs, South, South Suburbs, Southwest, WestPassionate. Team player. People lover. Jonny Imerman is the Chief Mission Officer of Imerman Angels, a Chicago-based organization that provides personalized matches between cancer fighters,...

Mary Wilson's Holiday Spectacular with special guests The Four Tops

DowntownWith a wind chill as low as -50 this weekend in Chicago you'll certainly be looking for fun things to do inside.  The furnace works perfectly fine at The Harris Theater and you'll increase your body...

Rick Springfield is Stripped Down at City Winery

West LoopRick Springfield returns to City Winery Chicago tonight for an encore performance of his "Stripped Down" tour, an intimate solo performance with storytelling between each song.  Barrington native...

Local Business Spotlight: Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery & Think Space

Logan SquareMaking a living in the art world is, to put it mildly, challenging. While art is necessary it is also subjective. Finding an audience that resonates with what you're creating, and a large enough...

Really, it's been 30 years? Listen To An Exclusive Interview With The Violent Femmes.

Humboldt ParkBack in 1983 the annoying trend of "over producing" albums was catching on like fire.  Synthesizers were beginning to be the norm.  Male rockers had longer hair with more aquanet and were wearing far...

Eddie Money Rocks City Winery This Friday

Chicago, Downtown, West LoopEddie Money will play an accoustic show this Friday evening at City Winery.  With over a dozen hit songs under his belt (and new material) it's sure to be a wonderful night of great music and fine...

Adam Ant Concert Changes Venue

Chicago, Logan SquareConcord Music Hall opens this Thursday with a fANTastic concert: Adam Ant!  Originally scheduled for the troubled Congress Theatre, Adam Ant is honored to now be the innaugural performer of Chicago's...

Everybody have fun tonight! With Wang Chung and the FIXX!

Suburbs, West Suburbs, St. CharlesEverybody Wang Chung Tonight!  More specifically, this Friday night July 26.  80's new wave rockers Wang Chung play with the FIXX at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL.  Well worth the drive to...

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