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Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 at 11:59 AM

Chicago Restaurants, Chefs Nominated for James Beard Awards

Chicago Restaurants, Chefs Nominated for James Beard Awards

Chicago is well-represented at the 2019 James Beard Awards, known as the "Oscars of the food industry," with dozens of chefs and restaurants named as semifinalists across the various categories. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 at 5:21 PM

Full List of 2019 James Beard Award Semifinalists

Full List of 2019 James Beard Award Semifinalists

Here's a look at the list of nominees for the James Beard Awards, set to take place in Chicago on May 6. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 at 3:39 PM

Here's What the Shedd's New $110 Otter Encounter Will Get You

Looking for a special visit to the Shedd Aquarium? You otter try their new exhibit.View gallery »

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Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 at 7:04 PM

Indiana Dunes Becomes State's 1st National Park

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has been officially designated a national park after President Donald Trump signed an omnibus appropriations bill on Friday. Read »

Monday, Feb 11, 2019 at 10:58 AM

Six Flags Looking to Hire Thousands for 2019 Season

Six Flags Looking to Hire Thousands for 2019 Season

Six Flags Great America is looking to hire thousands of people to fill roles at the iconic theme park this year, officials announced Monday. Read »

Friday, Feb 8, 2019 at 6:56 PM

Chicago Auto Show Highlights Industry Trends

For the auto industry, Chicago isn't just the City of Big Shoulders, it's the city of big trends. Read »

Friday, Feb 8, 2019 at 11:14 AM

Chicago Auto Show Kicks Off at McCormick Place This Weekend

The Chicago Auto Show kicks off this weekend, bringing some of the newest trends and technologies in the auto industry to the city. Read »

Monday, Feb 4, 2019 at 12:46 PM

Chicago Museums Offer Free Days in February

Chicago Museums Offer Free Days in February

In cold Chicago winters, finding something to do inside is crucial. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 at 5:46 PM

As Temperatures Drop, So Do Hamilton Ticket Prices

Hamilton fans might notice a silver lining to the brutal cold hitting Chicago this week. Read »

Friday, Jan 25, 2019 at 11:03 AM

Take a Sneak Peek at Stunning New Ice Castles in Lake Geneva

The stunning, internally-lit life-size castles, made by hand each winter by a Utah-based sculptor and his team, are slated to open in Lake Geneva at the end of December.View gallery »

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