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The Magic of Chicago's Midnight Circus

Under a not-too-big top, a Chicago troupe uses the magic of circus to expose kids to the arts and raise funds for city parks.

Shedd Aquarium Welcomes Fluffy New Penguin Chicks

Four Magellanic penguin chicks have joined the animal family at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium.

“We’re All In This Together” Signs Appear Around Chicago

A Chicago firm known for its You Are Beautiful stickers just put 24 new messages all around Chicago.

This Formal Garden Will Make You Want to Redo Your Backyard

The head of a Chicago-area landscape firm drapes his garden in history and traditional style. Think you could say yes to the dressy? Take a tour and pocket ideas for a yard of any size.

Where You Can Find Must-See Chicago Comedy in 2020

Chicago has been proving grounds for the rising stars of comedy since the birth of improv (which also happened in the Windy City). Here’s where to find them in the year ahead.

A Whirlwind Weekend in Chicago

Mix and match a stop from each category to create your own must-do lineup. The best part? Next time you visit, you can mix it again to create a whole new adventure.

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Teatime in Chicago

No need to lift your pinkie. These trending Chicago afternoon affairs serve up all the elegance with none of the old stuffiness.

Where to Indulge Your Chocolate Cravings In and Around Chicago

The Windy City, long a candy capital, is packed with chocolate goodness—shops, cafes, even cocoa-scented spa treatments.

The Best Pizza in Chicago? An Expert Shares His Picks

You had us at deep-dish—but that was before we knew how much more pizza there is to love in Chicago. Steve Dolinksy, author of Pizza City USA, gives his pizza picks for every style.