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I had dreamed of going to Italy this summer to see historical mosaic art. Instead, that money went toward a bathroom remodel. So I took a basics workshop at the...

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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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Swank or silly, dreamy or down-home. Whatever your mood, Chicago has a patio to match. Here are four destinations that serve top-notch food in atmospheric settings.
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About 30 miles north of downtown Chicago, Lake Forest draws shoppers looking for an all-American getaway in Marshall Field’s hometown.
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Lying face down on a glass window jutting out 1,000 feet above Chicago’s busy streets, I give thanks that I am not afraid of heights.

Of course, if I were,...

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The wild-eyed stare, bristling mane and yellowed fangs of the taxidermied lion stopped me in my tracks. It wasn’t the beast’s size and ferocity that captivated me,...

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Fruit, cream or custard, pie stars at these Chicagoland stops—great choices for a sweet fix on the spot or at home.
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From retro fun at Wrigley Field's centennial birthday to an overnight stay at kitschy-cool Hotel Lincoln, here are places to celebrate vintage Chicago.
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My local bakery’s spring display of pastel, flower-decorated cakes inspired me to do something I’ve been meaning to do for years ... learn from a pro how to...

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It’s easy to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago. Here are five places to start.

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