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XEX Hair Gallery

Looking Good, Doing Good with XEX Hair Gallery [SPONSORED]

The LoopThe job of a hair salon is to make you look good. You can get your locks shorn, shaped, and shined. You can get them colored or remove color; add curls or straighten those strands; get an updo or...
Chef Cleetus Friedmand at Chicago Rooftop Gardens

Sad Day For Sustainability: City Provisions Deli Closes

Chef Cleetus Friedman has led the sustainability movement in Chicago. He's partnered with local farmers, producers, brewers, etc., to make the food we eat and the beverages we drink truly local....

Strength Community Helps One of its Own

Lincoln ParkIf you were faced with a financial hardship, chances are you only have your family to rely on. What if that burden was just too much to handle? This was the case for Mike Vitale. His father is a...
Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing, James Watkins

Enjoy Free Days Now - Rate Increases at Two Chicago Museums

On Wednesday both the Museum of Science & Industry and the Art Institute of Chicago were given approval to increase their rates, although Chicago residents are still getting a break. Fortunately...
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...
Chef Tony Montuano, Owner/Partner at Spiaggia Restaurant

Tartufi & Truffles - Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner at Spiaggia

DowntownMy new bestest friends ever: “Top Chef Masters” Chef/Partner at Spiaggia, Tony Mantuano, AND Spiaggia Executive Chef/”Top Chef Texas” runner-up Sarah Grueneberg, will be hosting a fantastical...

The Top Ten Things I Tasted in 2012

Lincoln Park, River North, West Loop, Logan SquareOur wonderful city is filled with many tasty options when dining out. 2012 was a year of many highly anticipated restaurant openings. However, it made it pretty difficult to choose my favorites. When...
Photos of Chicago courtesy of Chicago Architecture Foundation

Get Member Pricing on Chicago Architecture Foundation Trolley Tour

The LoopThe Chicago Architecture Foundation is known for leading fantastic tours. Its docents are all volunteers and they complete a rigorous training regimen before they're allowed to lead both locals and...

[OPINION] Do Good, Whenever & Wherever You Can

I'm downtown and waiting for my friend to get off work, so I stopped into a bar in the Pedway to get a few things done. I'd been running around all morning and wasn't really aware of what had...
N9NE Steakhouse

Review Businesses - Win Prizes

Did you know you can review businesses on The Local Tourist? You can! And now we're saying "thank you" when you do. By leaving reviews you're helping fellow Local Tourists figure out where to go, and...
John Hancock Center

There Is Such A Thing As A Free Lunch (and gift cards!)

Magnificent Mile | StreetervilleJust in time for the holidays, Best Buy in the John Hancock Center, 875 N Michigan Ave, is giving away gift cards and free lunches. Be one of the first 200 people to stop in between 11:30am and 1:...

2012 One of a Kind Show and Sale

River NorthOne of a Kind Show and Sale is taking up an entire floor of Merchandise Mart from December 6 through December 9.  More than 600 artisans from all over North America are selling their hand-made goods...

Corporate Culture at Table XI

West LoopWhile the rest of us understand all the hoopla about the US needing more jobs, skilled programmers can essentially take their pick.  Tech companies work hard to recruit people with coding abilities (...

Mo Fo Head to Toe

LakeviewMo Fo Head to Toe, a fundraiser for Movember, the Prostate Cancer Center, and Livestrong, takes place on December 1 from 8pm to 10pm at Studio Within Salon and Spa. Studio Within Salon and Spa looks...
Photo credit: Vera

Chicago's Passport to Spain

West LoopI have never traveled to Europe, but if I did, my first choice would be Spain (specifically San Sebastion). After watching many food shows featuring Spain, I am drawn in by the friendliness of the...

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