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Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 12:06 PM

Al's Beef Celebrating 80th Anniversary With 80-Cent Sandwiches

Al’s Beef is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a special deal for fans of its coveted sandwiches. Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2018 at 3:42 PM

Navy Pier Offers Speed Dating on Centennial Wheel

Navy Pier Offers Speed Dating on Centennial Wheel

Looking for love? Navy Pier wants to help. The lakefront attraction will host a speed dating event, called "Spinning with Singles", on Wednesday in honor of Sweetest Day. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 9:07 AM

Stunning 'Ice Castles' Coming to Lake Geneva This Winter

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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Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 12:32 PM
How to See Inside Chicago's Architectural Gems This Weekend

How to See Inside Chicago's Architectural Gems This Weekend

You can see Chicago like never before this weekend. For two days, you can get inside 200 different locations to see the architectural wonders of the Windy City, and it's free! NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz tells us... Watch »

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 at 4:51 PM

Things to Do During Marathon Week and Beyond

Things to Do During Marathon Week and Beyond

Marathon week in Chicago will be bursting with family-friendly things to do. You’ve trained all summer, it’s a celebration and time for you to treat yourself. Use this list to help schedule your week. Read »

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 at 12:12 PM

6 Chicago Pizzas Make List of 101 Best in US: Report

6 Chicago Pizzas Make List of 101 Best in US: Report

Chicago pizza has once again topped New York in a new ranking. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 11:06 AM

10 Haunted Houses to Visit in Chicago Area

For some people, Halloween means an endless array of candy and dramatic costumes. But if the fall foliage and sweater weather aren’t enough to get you in the holiday mood, here’s a list of spooky haunted...View gallery »

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Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 1:01 PM
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By Jazmin Marcos

2018 Chicago Fall Festival Guide

Fall is officially here and there's plenty of fun to have this season with festivals taking place across the Chicago area. Use this guide to help you plan your next fall outing that your family and...View gallery »

  • Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest
  • Lincoln Square Ravenswood Apple Fest
  • Harvest Fest
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 2:14 PM
Cafe 5: Strawberry Cheesecake Popcorn

Cafe 5: Strawberry Cheesecake Popcorn

Strawberry Fest is underway in Long Grove and what better way to celebrate than with strawberry cheesecake popcorn.  Watch »

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 1:15 PM
Chef Shares Special Italian Recipe Ahead of Ferrari Fest

Chef Shares Special Italian Recipe Ahead of Ferrari Fest

In this segment of Cafe 5, Chef Jose Torres, the executive chef of The Village, shares the recipe for "Rigatoni Di Franco" in celebration of Italian Village's annual Ferrari Fest, set to take... Watch »

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