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Chicago artist Greta de Parry designs sleek furniture (most notably barstools) built to withstand years of use and changing trends. Here’s how she stands—er, sits— above the crowd.
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There’s more to Chicago than meets the eye: Just ask any of the nearly 800 people who have scoured the city as part of the Chicago Architecture Foundation Scavenger Hunt.
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Lovers of the frosty mug have some decisions to make. Boozy or straight? Brown or blond? When it comes to root beer, Chicago gives a person plenty to contemplate. Here are some small-batch, spice-...
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The premise is simple: Crack the codes and solve the puzzles to earn your freedom. But simple doesn’t mean easy. Ready for the challenge?
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What’s better than choosing your meal at a restaurant? Selecting the plump tomatoes, spicy radishes and sweet beets that go into it.
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A microcosm of America’s melting pot, Chicago’s ethnic neighborhoods provide three continents’ worth of culinary and cultural exploration, no passport required.
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Find free things to do including museums, gardens, zoos and historic sites in Chicago, Springfield and other locations around Illinois.
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The best sailors on the planet race in Chicago June 10–12 during the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series. Get a taste of the action by helming a retired racing yacht on Lake Michigan.
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Statue Stories Chicago gives voice to 31 sculptures around the city through August.
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Hovering over the lakefront, helicopters give riders a fresh look at the breadth and beauty of Chicago’s ‘front yard.’

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