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Best Restaurant Bars in Chicago

These ten bars happen to be in restaurants, but they merit some hang time even if you don’t stay for the food

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100 Best Bars in Chicago

We came. We saw. We quaffed. A discriminating guide to the area’s top watering holes

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The True Story of the Deadly Encounter at Fort Dearborn

For nearly two centuries, the events that transpired in Chicago on August 15, 1812, had been known as the Fort Dearborn Massacre. With the dedication of a new park, the bloody encounter between 95 soldiers and settlers and some 500 Potawatomi has been recast as the Battle of Fort Dearborn. What really happened on that hot August morning in Chicago 197 years ago?

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Best Restaurants in Chicago: 30 under $30

We found a whole slew of great ways to eat well for less—trusty BYOs, prix fixe stunners, and places that don’t seem to realize how good they are

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Cold Play: Things to do in Chicago in winter

From great places to sled and cross-country ski to more offbeat activities like mushing and ice-boating, this interactive map is full of ideas to get you out of your indoor rut. Browse activities by scrolling or navigating the map, and click on each item for more information.

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Where to Get Stuff Fixed

Austerity is the word these days, and one way to stay within your budget is to get stuff fixed. But where to go? Turn to our guide to Chicago’s best fixers in 36 categories.

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Best of Chicago

Good: the well spoken of, the longtime favorites, the new and surprising. Better: the perfect extra fillip, the graceful technique, the revelatory debut. Best: See below

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The Best Burgers in Chicago

These days, you can get a decent burger pretty much anywhere in Chicago. Where do you go to get a great one? Here, our 30 favorites—upscale, downscale, or just plain messy

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