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Top Five Ways To Experience The Chicago Of High Fidelity Fame

We still haven’t seen Evil Dead II yet.

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The Mascot Hall Of Fame Opens

“This is why it’s going to work,” says the Hall’s founder. “Whiting has shown how they can get people there. They embrace this silliness.”

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Destination Hotels: Check Out These Unusual Amenities

May we interest you in a concierge robot?

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Traveler: Seeking Enlightenment

We’ll always have a soft spot for the digital art that danced across the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

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Roadtrips: Catch These Exhibits While You Can

The combination of kids and museums can be a joyous exploration of discovery for young and old—or a whiny, toxic mix that will ruin a family weekend away. Save yourself the angst and head to one of these exhibits before they close. There’s bound to be something here to engage your offspring. Just don’t hang […]

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Hot Seats: How to Do Hamilton Chicago

With legwork and willingness to brave the elements, you can stage a hit weekend without much fuss.

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Our Favorite Chicago Design Weekend Is Here

Every once in a while—and specifically, this weekend—we binge on new aesthetic ideas in Chicago.

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What We’re Really Doing This Weekend In Indy: Flat 12 Beach-Themed Film Night, Virtually Scaling El Capitan, and Antiquing at Society of Salvage

Pearl Jam in Chicago, Chef’s Night Off, an al fresco movie night, and more.

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Windy Kiddie: Kids Outing to Chicago

What the brood needs is a last blast of fun. Chicago landed on U.S. News & World Report’s list of best summer vacation spots, and Parents magazine called the city “one of the best to visit with your family.”

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Have You Heard About Chicago’s Lake Parties?

A bacchanalia-on-boats bash takes place every weekend in downtown Chicago.

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Chicago Cubs Weekday Matinees Hit a Homer With Baseball Junkies

Weekday matinee games, which are far less numerous now though thankfully not extinct, are still the cheapest and best way to experience a Cubs game.

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Chicago Day Trip: Ferris Fest

From May 20 to 22, Chicago throws Ferris Fest, a tribute to the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, set in and around the city.

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When Will Kristine Bunch Be Free?

After one son died in a house fire, Kristine Bunch of Greensburg did 16 years for murder and arson while separated from her other child. Eventually she won a grueling fight for freedom and a chance to be a mother again. But some things, she discovered, were lost forever.

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Taking the Train to Chicago

Avoid rush-hour traffic and shelling out cash for gas and tolls by taking the train from Indianapolis to the Windy City.

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Traveler: Virgin Hotels Debuts in Chicago

The British visionary aims to restyle guest accommodations at Virgin Hotels by creating the kind of place where he’d want to stay

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