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Ways to save on travel to five popular US destinations this summer: Tips for
Chicago is one of many cities where you can buy a CityPASS and save a bundle on a series of attractions. MYRTLE BEACH. This is consistently one of the more affordable U.S. destinations, with a family-friendly vibe. Hotels tend to be fairly priced, even …
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The Stanley Cup Travels More Than You Do
We're the ones who travel on the plane or boat or train or whatever it happens to be—Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, I guess the movie was—to wherever it goes. So last year, for example, with Chicago winning, we were in six countries: Canada, the US …
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CIMMFest highlights: '147 Pianos,' Brian Wilson, David Bowie docs
October 19, 2013 was like any other day, unless you happened to be inside Lukas Piano Service on Chicago's West Side. On that Saturday, dozens of pianists of all ages and skill levels had gathered for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in which they …
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How Suite It Is at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

How Suite It Is at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Offering sweeping views of Chicago's expansive skyline, Lake Michigan and world-renowned parks, Fairmont Chicago's Grand Park Suite offer guests a one-of-a-kind residential luxury experience. Located on the 37th floor, the one-bedroom Grand Suites …
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One of the Windy City's Top Hotels Undergoes a Striking Renovation
The Peninsula Chicago will further distinguish its technological prowess with two new guest services: 24-Hour Check-In for web bookings and Keys to the City for access to Chicago attractions, such as private tours at the Michelin three-star restaurant …
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Millennium Park drops jazz series – sources
Leading jazz attractions such as Ahmad Jamal, Danilo Perez, Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and sprawling tributes to Von Freeman and Fred Anderson turned “Made in Chicago” into a nationally admired feature of summertime jazz in the city.
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Johnny Lattner was royalty when prep football was king in Chicago

Johnny Lattner was royalty when prep football was king in Chicago
It's not a stretch to believe that with Lattner in the Friars' backfield, the 1948 and 1949 games were huge attractions, as well. (The record attendance for an Illinois high school football game was 110,000. That was for the 1937 Prep Bowl between …
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Check out what's new at 2016 Chicago Auto Show
As part of the showroom redesign, the test tracks are now right next to the vehicles, and Toyota has a brand new one with the RAV4. Test tracks are one of the more popular attractions at the show. One takes you from the icy winter roads in Chicago to …
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McPier Seeks Restaurant Tenant for Landmark American Book Company Building

McPier Seeks Restaurant Tenant for Landmark American Book Company Building
As construction on the new McCormick Place Entertainment District chugs along, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (aka McPier) has announced that it is now seeking a restaurant tenant to occupy the first floor of the historic American Book …
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Hotel Chicago Downtown Unveils a Total Transformation
Guests find themselves minutes away from great attractions, including Navy Pier, the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Chicago Theater and Wrigley Field. In addition, the hotel is conveniently located near downtown Chicago's top restaurants, shopping and nightlife …
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9 Black-owned spots to check out for Chicago's restaurant week
One of Chicago's main attractions is its great food. And at no time is that fact more on display than during the city's annual restaurant week. Though its title suggests a mere week of great eating, Chicago's restaurant week actually lasts …
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The 10 Best Hotels In The USA 2016
Another point of praise: The hotel is located along the banks of the Chicago River and puts visitors within walking distance of many of Chicago's top attractions, including the Magnificent Mile, the Chicago Theatre and Millennium Park. What's more, The …
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TV Pick: With Riot LA, comedy spreads all over downtown

TV Pick: With Riot LA, comedy spreads all over downtown
And while New York and Chicago may seem the more historically, classically likely destinations, with their Greenwich Village and Second City associations, and "Saturday Night Live" still a power vortex and so on, Los Angeles, has attractions of its own …
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The BEST fighter NEVER crowned?
In fact, of his last 50 fights on record, only four took place in Chicago. His willingness to fight anybody, anytime, anywhere led to Shea becoming a major attraction around the country: a bona fide star in a star studded sport. While others may have …
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How the Snow Storm Is Affecting Travel

How the Snow Storm Is Affecting Travel
The winter storm that has hit the East Coast this weekend has scrambled travel plans, leading to 10,850 flight cancellations and more than 5,000 delays since Friday, according to FlightAware. Airlines, ground transportation providers, hotels and …
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Coming attractions: Local film fests showcase indies, shorts
The Chicago Critics Film Festival, May 20-26: Founded by Elk Grove Village resident Erik Childress under the auspices of the Chicago Film Critics Association and held at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. chicagocriticsfilmfestival …
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New tourism strategy generates $35M for Hamilton County

New tourism strategy generates M for Hamilton County
From August to October, more than 203,000 hotel room nights were booked in the county and about 40 percent of those overnight stays were from Chicago. Hamilton County Tourism estimated that about 20 percent of the total hotel room nights could be …
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Chicago Outdoor Sports Show returns to Rosemont
The show includes dozens of fishing and hunting seminars, many new family-friendly attractions and hundreds of vendors and exhibitors popular with the outdoor enthusiast. The show's goal is to deliver seminars, attractions and exhibits designed to …
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Things to do the week of Jan. 17

Things to do the week of Jan. 17
Don't miss this opportunity to see the Chicago-based dance theater company. Thursday: Real to Reel: Meru; 7 p.m., Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver St.; $ 7; Watch three elite climbers struggle to find their way, personally and up …

What's New In Chicago
For years there was a huge disconnect for queer visitors between downtown Chicago, where the bulk of the city's best shopping and cultural attractions (and subsequently hotels) are, and Lakeview (aka Boystown) where all the gay nightlife is. The answer …
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Multiple Suburbs Among Best Cities for Illinois Families: Report
In all, 162 cities were ranked on WalletHub's survey. The findings were based on categories including most playgrounds per capita, most attractions, and most affordable housing, according to the report.
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Amtrak train tickets discounted through March

Amtrak train tickets discounted through March
… to Grand Rapids train and the Chicago to Port Huron train, and $ 28 for the Chicago to Detroit train. Amtrak is partnering with the Pure Michigan Snow Day campaign to encourage travelers to stop at routes in Michigan to enjoy various events and …
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Mexican Getaway (Living the Landlord Dream)
Tomorrow while we're shoveling snow in Chicago, Jeffrey will be heading up a group of resourceful landlords to a beach in Cancun. Not just any … It's true that “being your own boss” is one of the major attractions to owning investment property …
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Latest Chicago Attractions News

Disneyland to Close Several Attractions to Make Room for 'Star Wars' Land
It's time to say goodbye to several Disneyland attractions to make room for the new 14-acre "Star Wars" land at the Anaheim theme park. Starting Monday, Disneyland is closing multiple attractions and eateries – some temporarily and others permanently- …
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Beyond bbq: Kansas City surprises visitors with treasure-trove of delights
Beautiful buildings and impressive monuments seem to leap out of the prairie and beckon visitors with alluring attractions. Because its citizens actually believe in civility and welcome strangers with open arms. There's a strong sense of civic pride in …
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10 Tips to Make the Most of a Museum Visit
For instance, families get in for free at the Chicago Children's Museum on Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. and Denver's Museum of Nature & Science is hosting a dozen free admission days in 2016. So if you're trying to sightsee on a budget, take …
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