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4 years
ago

Where the Experts Shop

Ever wonder where Chicago’s best-dressed people buy their clothes? How about where the city’s designers and connoisseurs shop for themselves? We wanted to know. So we asked local experts and assorted culture mavens to name their favorite stores and top-secret sources—and we share the results here.

4 years
ago

 

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

4 years
ago

100 Best Bars in Chicago

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

5 years
ago

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?

5 years
ago

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.