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You Can Live (or Act) Like a Mogul

View from 47th Amenity Floor of The Residences at The St. Regis Chicago

Chicago is already famous for its skyline, but its latest architectural wonders come with an added benefit: You can live in them. Well, maybe some of them. But one can dream of a place in the Gold Coast’s No. 9 Walton. The building’s 67 units start at around $1,320 per square foot , which gets you … Read more

Live Music, of All Kinds, Any Day of the Week

Toronzo Cannon outside B.L.U.E.S.; musician Jon Langford at FitzGerald’s in Berwyn.

We Chicagoans don’t just love our music clubs; we feel ownership of them. Mere venues of entertainment? No, these are secondary homes where we create cherished, indelible memories. We know the best spots to sit and stand, have deep associations with the smells, can navigate the bathrooms with our eyes closed, and, best of all, … Read more

Even Santa Rides the CTA

Santa train

Admit it: When chirpy holiday melodies permeate your earbuds and you see Santa and his reindeer cruising toward you on a decked-out CTA train, you become just as giddy as the toddler standing next to you. What began as a small-scale operation 30 years ago — when the CTA modestly decorated an out-of-service train car and used … Read more

Vegans Are Welcome in the Meatpacking District

The Plant

Housed in a century-old pork processing facility that once stood sentry at the southwest corner of the Union Stock Yards, The Plant is a collaborative community of small eco-minded food businesses. While that doesn’t sound exciting, hot damn if it isn’t a trip to walk through a building where overhead carcass tracks meet kombucha, hydroponic … Read more