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The holidays have a way of sneaking into Chicago, slowly but surely filling the streets with twinkling lights and nostalgic music, building the “White Christmas”...

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Chicago guidebooks and best-of lists all include the Art Institute, Museum of Science and Industry, Wrigley Field, Millennium Park and Chicago-style pizza. But take...

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“How much longer until we get to Burlington?” I asked my husband as the sky darkened. “Can’t be much farther south,” he said, glancing at our car’s compass. ...

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The Soho House Chicago, The Godfrey Hotel and Kinzie Hotel offer Chicago travelers stylish lodging options.
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Chicago’s lakefront, waterways, parks and gardens make it easy to be outdoors and exercise year-round. Here are some of my favorite ways and places to actively...

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I love the Windy City this time of year.

The weather is still warm enough to hit the beach—sans crowds—and it's the perfect time to get away and check out ...

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Chicago may be the Midwest’s largest city, but enjoying it doesn’t have cost big bucks. Here are our top picks for saving time and money, including free museums,...

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Hovering above Michigan Avenue, a new attraction provides dizzying views of the Windy City.
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In the 1800s, the Illinois and Michigan Canal fueled a trail of commerce from the Illinois River to Chicago. Today, girlfriends can follow the canal for a history-infused, shopping-filled getaway.
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Get your kicks on a nostalgic, kitschy, friendlier-than-a-front-porch drive down the Midwest stretch of Route 66. We dug up our favorite captures from the Mother Road in Illinois, Missouri and...

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