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Friday, Sep 22, 2017 at 1:57 PM
Chicago Gourmet Puts World-Class Chefs, Hottest Food Trends on Display

Chicago Gourmet Puts World-Class Chefs, Hottest Food Trends on Display

The hottest food trends will be on display as world-class chefs participate in this year's Chicago Gourmet.  Watch »

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 6:49 PM

Chicago Suburb Named Among Best Places to Live in America

A Chicago suburb has been named one of the best places to live in America, according to a new report from Money Magazine. Read »

Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 5:50 PM

'El Grito' to Hit Harrison Park for Mexican Independence Day

'El Grito' to Hit Harrison Park for Mexican Independence Day

Chicago will once again celebrate Mexico's Independence with a massive festival that kicks off Friday on the city's Southwest Side. Read »

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 10:35 AM
By Marissa Musso

8 Incredible Chicago-Area Corn Mazes to Check Out This Fall

As temperatures and colorful leaves begin to drop, farms around Chicagoland are chopping miles of twisting trails through acres of cornfield to provide seasonal fun for all. Check out these eight unique...View gallery »

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Monday, Sep 11, 2017 at 2:18 PM

List Names Happiest States in America for 2017

List Names Happiest States in America for 2017

Illinoisans looking to live in the happiest state in the country won’t have to travel far. Read »

Thursday, Sep 7, 2017 at 6:08 PM
By Kye Martin

First Look at $7M Renovation of 'Theater on the Lake'

The $7 million renovation of "Theater on the Lake" is nearly complete, bringing the 1920s building that sat in disrepair for several years back to life.View gallery »

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Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 at 2:44 PM

Sneak Peek Inside: 'SNL' Exhibition Coming to Chicago

Live from Chicago it’s Saturday night – the exhibit. A new exhibition is coming to Chicago and bringing with a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic NBC sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live.” View gallery »

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Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 at 2:23 PM

4 Midwest Colleges Named Among Most Beautiful Campuses in US

Four Midwest colleges have been named among the most beautiful in the country, according to a new report. Click through to see photos.View gallery »

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Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 at 5:22 PM

Six Flags Great America Announces 'Most Intense' Coaster Yet

Six Flags Great America will soon debut one of its “most intense attractions” yet.View gallery »

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Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 11:24 AM

A Look at the Field Museum's New Biggest Dinosaur

Big changes are coming to Chicago's Field Museum -- literally.View gallery »

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