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Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017 at 3:20 PM
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By Marissa Musso

66 Chicago-Area Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner

There's no need to slave over your Turkey Day meal thanks to these 66 Chicago area restaurants. Stay up-to-date on additional restaurants, hours and locations. Dine-in and carry-out options are available.View gallery »

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Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 at 12:19 PM

2 Chicago Neighborhoods Named Among 25 'Hottest Hoods' in US

2 Chicago Neighborhoods Named Among 25 'Hottest Hoods' in US

Two Chicago neighborhoods have been named among the coolest in the nation, according to a new report. Read »

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 3:54 PM

25 Chicago Restaurants Receive Coveted Michelin Stars

Restaurants across Chicago received coveted stars in the highly-acclaimed 2018 Michelin Guide on Friday. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 12:18 PM

'SNL' Exhibit Opens in Chicago Saturday

'SNL' Exhibit Opens in Chicago Saturday

This Saturday night will bring a whole new kind of "SNL" to Chicago. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 5:37 PM

See Inside Chicago Restroom Listed Among America's Best

A Chicago hotel has been named a finalist in a contest for "America's Best Restroom."View gallery »

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Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 8:36 AM

Chicago Restaurant Named Among Best in Nation -- Again

Chicago Restaurant Named Among Best in Nation -- Again

Famed Lincoln Park restaurant Alinea continues to rack up awards and accolades, once again garnering the title of one of the best restaurants in the U.S. by TripAdvisor. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 3:33 PM
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By Marissa Musso

5 Scary Films Playing at Northerly Island This Month

The Chicago Park District is celebrating Halloween with free screenings of popular scary movies every Friday in October. Try not to spill your free coffee, tea or hot chocolate during these five freaky...View gallery »

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Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 at 6:40 AM

Krispy Kreme Opens in Evergreen Park With Massive Line

A new Krispy Kreme opened in southwest suburban Evergreen Park Tuesday, drawing big crowds as customers lined up in hopes of getting special treats in honor of the big opening. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017 at 5:28 PM

Illinois Restaurants Featured on 'Best Barbecue' List

Illinois Restaurants Featured on 'Best Barbecue' List

Chicago and Murphysboro barbecue are on the map thanks to a Thrillist evaluation of the nation's best barbecue restaurants. Read »

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 5:43 PM
Lincoln Square Apple Fest Celebrates 30 Years This Weekend

Lincoln Square Apple Fest Celebrates 30 Years This Weekend

Lincoln Square's Apple Fest celebrates 30 years this weekend, around 20,000 people are expected to attend. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci shows us what's new this fall. Watch »

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