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Homes, museums, parks and other destinations throughout the Midwest honor U.S. presidents such as Heartland residents Abraham Lincoln, Herbert Hoover and Harry S. Truman. Check out some of the places...
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Whether you're looking for a budget night out or a spare-no-expense celebration, Chicago's got you covered. Here are three options at different price points for a night out with your...
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Life is too short—and each destination too unique—to settle for generic lodging. Here’s how 11 hotels in the region are raising the bar (or building one on their roof) and wooing travelers.
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Packed malls, (over)extended family visits and a parade of school activities ... ready to take a break? We asked three Chicago experts where they go to find holiday calm.
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Want to add a bit of backstory to the spirits you give and serve over the holidays? You’ll get one, plus a discount to boot, at a bottling party.
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No Santa. No Rudolph. No nativity scenes. The Morton Arboretum makes trees the star of its winter light show.
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If there’s ever a season when calories officially don’t count, it’s now. Whether you’re stocking up for entertaining or gift-giving (including a few for yourself), check out the handcrafted...
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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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Booze. Ghosts. Or a mash-up of both. These four stops in the notoriously haunted northwest Illinois river town deliver what you need for a, uh … spirited getaway.
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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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