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Let’s build a stronger city! Attend the Chicago Volunteer Expo

Lincoln ParkWhether you made a New Year's resolution to volunteer or you need service hours for school, there are dozens of reasons to attend the Chicago Volunteer Expo!  Regardless of your motivation to serve,...

Chicago’s Newest Gastropub - SideDoor - Opens Next Week

River NorthOn the Rush Street side of the McCormick Mansion, is the entrance to Chicago’s newest gastropub – SideDoor. Set to open February 18th, SideDoor promises to be a unique and welcoming spot for the...

Valentine's Day Inspired Dining

Chicago, Chicago Area, Sheffield | DePaul, Lincoln Park, Roscoe Village, West Loop, IllinoisAre you like me when it comes to Valentine's Day? I am not a big fan of the holiday, as it is so over-commercialized. However, some of my favorite chefs are offering some unique options for the non-...

Women Driving Excellence Returns to Chicago Auto Show

South LoopLast year the ladies behind ChicagonistaLIVE! celebrated women at the Chicago Auto Show. This year they return to do the same, with Women Driving Excellence. On Women's Day, Tuesday, February 11,...

The John Hancock Observatory Changes Its Name

Magnificent Mile | StreetervilleJohn Hancock Observatory is changing its name and tagline to: 360 CHICAGO, "Best Views. All Around." According to the Observatory, the new branding reflects the experience guests have when they...

Behind the Scenes of Rhine Hall Distillery in West Town

Near WestAs a Wisconsinite, my first brandy Old Fashion was a rite of passage. Made with good brandy, Angostura bitters, a bit of muddled sugar, a few cherries and a splash of 7-Up, after that first sip...

Free Admission For Kids The Entire Month Of February at MSI

Hyde ParkFrom February 1 through February 28 the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago will offer free museum entry to kids ages 3-11. This is a perfect time to escape the house, beat the winter blues and...

Blood Donors Needed Immediately

We rarely post press releases in toto, but this is important. This cold, nasty weather has done more than close schools and businesses, it's also cancelled blood drives. This means that Chicagoland...

Things that You Should Take into Account in Sports and Tennis Betting

    One of the deemed favorite pastimes for sport fanatics is sport iddaa hazir kuponlar. But others don't just see this as a leisure activity. The reason behind this is the fact that sport betting...

Poutine Fest Returns: February 23

West LoopPoutine Fest is back! Consider your 2014 diet officially out the window. On February 23, the food festival / competition returns for a second year. Taking place at the Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 12...

Sixteen’s New Executive Pastry Chef: Aya Fukai

River NorthNot long after earning a second Michelin star, Trump Tower and Sixteen are continuing to improve the culinary team. This week Sixteen announced Chef Aya Fukai is their new executive pastry chef. Chef...
Solay Wellness Salt Room

Experience Salt Therapy At Solay Wellness

Evanston, SkokieBreathing in the ocean air can be relaxing and healing, but if you can't swing a trip out of the Midwest, take a drive to Skokie instead. There you'll find Solay Wellness, which offers many Himalayan...
WIRE

Rock University Is In Session At Wire

BerwynIf there's a burgeoning Eddie Van Halen somwhere deep inside you nurture it at WIRE's much anticipated Rock University.  The inaugural winter term begins on Monday, January 27, 2014.  Attend one of...

Podcast Friday - Philosophize This!

Yep it’s Podcast Friday and this one has become a favorite of mine. When I was in college I remember the students who couldn’t wait to take a philosophy class. They would quote their favorite...

10 Best Things I Ate in 2013

2013 was another year of delicious dining, which made it very difficult to narrow it down to ten favorites. This list represents a return to my favorite restaurants, as well as some new restaurants...

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