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Irish American Heritage Center
The Irish American Heritage Center provides community events, a historic museum, musical programs, an Irish history library and a place for Irish Chicagoans to gather to celebrate their heritage.
Ivy League Baseball Club
This brand-new Wrigley rooftop was built from the ground up in 2010 to take advantage of the stunning views while also offering guests unparalleled comfort during the game. Five levels, the most of any Wrigley rooftop, provide many different ways to enjoy the game—from outdoor stadium-style seating atop the rooftop to three levels of indoor lounges. Each one is accessible by elevator and features its own restrooms, full-service bars with premium draft beers and wine, as well as their own food service.
Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile
elcome to the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile, the newest full service Hyatt in the Streeterville neighborhood. Completely renovated as of June 2013, all areas of the hotel have been updated in an inviting, energizing and sophisticated style. The new guest rooms include a 46” flat screen Samsung LCD television, large walnut desk, and the signature Hyatt Grand Bed® in an updated, modern boutique style.
River Forest Methodist Church
First stop of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trusts' River Forest Walking Tour.
Devonshire Cultural Center
Home of the Skokie Art Guild and Devonshire Playhouse, the Cultural Center offers children's and adult theater, as well as visual and performing arts.
The Break-Up - Wrigley Field
This comedy concerns a couple who decides to break up, despite the fact that neither of them is willing to move out of the Chicago condo they share. Numerous film locations around the city include the bike path that winds along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach, the funky Fireside Bowl in the Logan Square neighborhood, the Riviera Theatre in Uptown (site of some of the hippest concerts in Chicago) and historic Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs baseball team, in Wrigleyville.
The Call Bar
This dance bar, located in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood, plays music that ranges from retro to pop and show tunes. Themed video nights include Britney Spears videos all evening long on the last Friday of the month.
A Slice of Life
Skokie kosher restaurant exceeds the generally mediocre standards for kosher cuisine, with pizza and a good variety of meatless dishes.
Wheel and Sprocket
Wheel and Sprocket located in Evanston, IL is an excellent source for all cyclists, offering new bikes, accessories as well as local ride information. Visiting the Chicago area? Ship your bike to Wheel and Sprocket and their staff will professionally reassemble it. Need a bike to get around? There is a fleet of bikes to rent by the hour or by the day. Visit local points of interest by bike such as the Baha'i House of Worship or Chicago Botanical Garden, or take a cruise along Lake Michigan.
Wrigley View Rooftops
Located just left of the third-base line, this rooftop offers a unique view of Wrigley Field. Your vantage point gives you a clear site line to home plate and a sweeping view of the bleachers and historic scoreboard in centerfield. Guests have access to four areas of this facility: Wrigley View Lounge, Stadium Club, Stadium Buffet and the outdoor Sky Deck where you’re rewarded with panoramic views of not just Wrigley Field, but also the city.
House of Blues Hotel
Opened 1998. 367-room eclectic hotel with design influences from Morocco, Thailand, and the Old South.
Oak Park Festival Theatre
Oak Park Festival Theatre presents its 35th year of professional productions. Its season opens indoors in the National Historic Landmark, Pleasant Home, 217 Home Avenue. Then the company moves outdoors to Austin Gardens, adjacent to downtown Oak Park. With Shakespearian classics, witty drawing room mysteries, and farces, plus moving contemporary plays, Festival Theatre pleases audiences -- indoors and out. See our website, or call (708) 445-4440.
Port Clinton Art Festival
Port Clinton Art Festival is one of the most successful juried art festivals and attracts more than 250,000 art enthusiasts from places near and far. More than 260 of the world’s most celebrated artists come together to showcase their work over the course of the weekend, creating an atmosphere brimming with renowned creativity. Alongside established artists, a youth art division celebrates the talents of young artists ages 18 and under, offering them the opportunity to participate, exhibit, and experience the inner workings of an art festival.
The Wild Hare
Calling itself the reggae capital of America is no stretch for The Wild Hare. Seven nights a week, the stage at the back of the room gets vibrant with local, national and international-caliber bands.
Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - 88,000 sq. ft. multi-use facility: 40-yd. x 40-yd. indoor turf field; 3 basketball courts with wood floors; rock-climbing; Chicago Bulls/White Sox Training Academy batting cages; multi-lane running track; multi-purpose rooms; 7,000 sq. ft. fitness center.
Couples Retreat - O’Hare International Airport
In this comedy, four couples head to a tropical island resort where they end up working on their romantic relationships, despite their best efforts to just have fun.
Budget Lodge - Alsip
Nice, clean, newly decorated rooms. Cable TV and very low rates. Easy access to highway and restaurants nearby.
The Buckingham Athletic Club
21 rooms. Three suites. Majority non-smoking rooms. Indoor pool. On-site health club. Limited room service. Complimentary continental breakfast 6am-10:30am, cleaning service, high speed internet. Located in the heart of Chicago's financial district.
Roselle Historical Museum
The Sumner home, along with two others, features historical displays and replicas. One of the houses is restored as a 1920's working-class home.
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Magnificent 33-story tower located along the shores of Lake Michigan. Beautiful views from guest rooms. Complimentary shuttle. Near museums, shopping, theaters and nightlife.
The Vow - Chicago Theatre
A newlywed couple is involved in a car crash that sends the wife into a coma. Once she awakens with severe memory loss, her husband finds that he has to win her heart all over again.
Big Ten Experience
The Big Ten Experience features a collection of 13 interactive exhibits showcasing conference notables dating back to 1896, the year the conference was founded. Highlights include the Big Ten Theater which gives patrons a behind-the-scenes, immersive audio and video experience looking at student-athletes and traditions, along with radio and television features of notable accomplishments on and off the field of play.
Rhythm Room Bar & Bistro
Located in the lobby of the CineArts Theatre, Rhythm Room invites you to stop by before or after the movies...or anytime.
Since 1989, Chicago's Old Town neighborhood has been home to Dinotto. It has a cozy, intimate ambiance that combines European warmth and a new world feeling.
Public Enemies - Aragon Ballroom
The Feds hunt notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson during a 1930s crime wave. The restored period exterior of Chicago’s Biograph Theater, site of Dillinger’s infamous demise, is featured in a pivotal scene in the movie.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Chicago Board of Trade
This classic Chicago teen comedy involves the wise-cracking title character who decides to cut school and see the city with his friends. Their romp around Chicago includes stops at The Art Institute (one of the world's leading art museums that's known for its important collection of French Impressionist paintings), Chicago Board of Trade (the world's oldest futures and options exchange that's housed in a magnificent Art Deco building), and the Willis Tower Skydeck (offering dizzying views of the city from atop one of the world's tallest buildings). The movie's famed Twist and Shout scene was filmed during the city's annual Von Steuben Day Parade.
Evanston Arts Depot
This cultural center is a restored train station in the heart of Evanston. Home of the Piccolo Theatre and Custer’s Last Stand Festival which takes place each June.
Woolly Mammoth Antiques
We are a curiosity cabinet of antiques & oddities resurrected from the past. Located in the heart of the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, IL, our store is a great place to find strange old stuff! We invite you to browse through our large selection to find the perfect gifts for your home. Stop by today!
Classic Lake Tour with Shoreline Sightseeing
Explore Chicago on a memorable 40-minute Lake Michigan tour featuring panoramic views of Chicago's world-famous skyline as well as information on the city's dramatic history and impressive landmarks. Departs from Navy Pier.
David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art
The Smart Museum of Chicago's Fine Art Museum. Located on the University of Chicago Campus, the Smart Museum houses a collection of over 7,500 objects, spanning 5,000 years of artistic creation.
We serve honest-to-goodness, Italian home-style cooking, skillfully prepared with respect for the finest ingredients we can search out. The menu changes often, based on what’s best in the market. Our bias is toward local and organic producers.
Chicago Marriott Oak Brook Hotel
Experience the results of our $8.5 million renovation, featuring 350 guest rooms with state-of-the-art amenities and technology, nearly 20,000 square feet of meeting space, indoor pool, and fitness center. Conveniently located across from Oakbrook Center.
Cinemark Imax Theatre
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - The Cinemark Imax experience is a 5-story tall, 7-story wide version of educational and recreational film subjects of both 2-D and 3-D.
Montblanc North America
Montblanc, international maker of sophisticated, high quality writing instruments, also offers exquisite writing accessories, leather goods, jewelry, eyewear & watches. Our products meet the demands of quality design, tradition and master craftsmanship.
The Informant! - Federal Building
The vice president of an agri-business giant is recruited by the FBI to uncover evidence of his company’s suspected illegal price-fixing. But in his zealous attempt to become the ultimate informant his lies begin to pile up and erode the secret agent world he has created for himself. Look for Alexander Calder’s giant red outdoor Flamingo sculpture as two of the movie’s main characters walk through downtown Chicago’s Federal Plaza
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse specializes in the finest prime, aged steaks, chops and Italian favorites. The dark mahogany, white tablecloths and a veritable museum of baseball history combine to create a warm and casual elegance.
Contagion - Central Elementary School
An international team of doctors is contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak of a deadly disease.
Wrigley Field Rooftop Club
Located down the right field line, Wrigley Field Rooftop Club is one of the closest rooftops to home plate, and even closer than some seats in the ballpark. Built in 2008, this is one of the largest rooftop facilities overlooking Wrigley Field, offering over 9,000 square feet of space on three levels: the Rooftop Level, the Stadium Club Level and the exclusive MVP Suites, with a clear view of the game from each seat.
Overlooking the Chicago River, this stylin’ hotel is within walking distance of the Magnificent Mile, State Street shopping and Millennium Park. Hotel Monaco is extremely pet friendly, with no fees or size restrictions for your furry friend.
Bead In Hand
An incredible selection of beads and beading supplies in a charming shop with knowledgeable staff. Everything for the beginner to the expert -- new and vintage beads, charms, chain, wire, findings, stringing materials and books. Beaded jewelry repair. Special events include birthday parties, celebrations for adults, classes, and activities for youth groups. Visit website for details.
Four Lakes Alpine Snowsports
People of all ages come to Four Lakes to learn, enjoy, and challenge the sport. Whether it is to have an amazing afternoon with your family, get away with a few friends, or bring your entire boy scout group out, Four Lakes is the most convenient area to hit the slopes for everyone.
West Town Museum of Cultural History
The West Town Museum of Cultural History has been the repository for black history in Maywood since 1857. The museum features a pictorial exhibit on the Underground Railroad.
Levere Memorial Temple
Home of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity headquarters, this beautiful Gothic building features stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Baymont Inn & Suites - Harvey
Newley renovated hotel rooms with excellent location & resonable price. All rooms with microwave & refrigerator, coffee maker & internet.
The Green Zebra, in Chicago, is a contemporary vegetarian restaurant that caters to a hip crowd with its imaginative seasonal cuisine. The organic and modern design match the seasonal ingredients at this upscale award-winning veggie-focused restaurant.
DuPage County Historical Museum
Enjoy DuPage County's rich history from the 1830s to the present. The Museum exhibits feature hundreds of historic artifacts and photos along with many fun hands-on activities. You'll find something for toddlers to seniors, and everyone in between. Housed in an 1891 Richardsonian Romanesque building, the museum highlights 150 years of DuPage County history with participatory activities, changing exhibits and extensive model railroad display.
Best Western Inn and Suites Midway
86 rooms. Indoor pool. On-site health club. Hotel located one mile from Ford City Shopping Center, 11 miles from McCormick Place, close to local restaurants.
Mon Ami Gabi - Oak Brook
The menu at Mon Ami Gabi signals a return to simple French food, featuring Classic Steak Frites and a variety of fresh seafood. Let the feel of Paris surround you as you enjoy a glass of wine from the rolling wine cart.
An homage to beer, pork and oysters, The Publican's eclectic menu is inspired by simple farmhouse fare in a space evocative of a European beer hall. Executive Chef Paul Kahan and Chef de Cuisine Brian Huston have developed a network of purveyors to supply the restaurant with hand-selected, sustainably-harvested fish and seafood as well as sustainably-raised heirloom pork to anchor a rustic menu of simple, eclectic fare. The extensive international beer list, developed by partners Eduard Seitan and Terry Alexander, features 100 or so ales, lagers, stouts and ciders by the bottle, 12 of those available on tap. The Publican is a design partnership from the James Beard Award-winning team of Thomas Schlesser and partner Donnie Madia.
Hotel Allegro - Chicago
This whimsical boutique hotel is located in the Loop Theater District (the Cadillac Palace Theatre is right next door) and close to State Street shopping, Millennium Park and The Art Institute of Chicago. The adjacent 312 Chicago offers creative Italian cuisine.
Forest Preserve District of Cook County's Camp Sagawau is an environmental education center established to promote the study of nature. Call for program schedule.
Rainforest Cafe - Chicago
Prepare for an adventure through the most realistic rainforest ever created! Cascading waterfalls, realistic animals and lush greenery surround you as you dive into Rainforest Cafe's fresh original recipes.
Wire is located on Roosevelt Road in Berwyn. Just west of Chicago, something is growing... a facility for music production, performance, education and distribution unlike any other. Come experience this first class venue, boasting top notch audio equipment, as well as full service modern lighting and video production. A place every artist will want to play and every fan will want to see. This very modern venue is available to rent for your especially unique event. A must see!
This Italian fashion label specializes in luxury goods for men and women including handbags, ready-to-wear-items and shoes.
W Chicago City Center
Located in the Loop, the W Chicago is close to downtown theaters, the Willis Tower, Millennium Park and The Art Institute. The hotel offers in-room spa treatments and the 24-hour Sweat Fitness Center.
Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Nature center with 3 miles of walking/hiking trails through woodland, wetland, and prairie. Exhibit building displays local wildlife. Educational activities year round.
Arlington Heights Historical Museum
The Coach House, a replica Log Cabin, the 1882 home of F.W. Muller and the 1908 Banta House tell the story of Arlington Heights over the last 150 years. Tour guides introduce you to the life of early residents. Tours: Sat. & Sun. 2pm & 3pm Heritage Gallery & Gift Shop: Fri.-Sun. 1:30pm-4:30pm
Built from an 1890 print shop, Sepia features a seasonal menu that showcases pristine natural ingredients, organic and sustainable when available. Chef Andrew Zimmerman pairs a rustic, farm-fresh mantra with traditional culinary techniques.
Over the past twenty seasons, Writers' Theatre has become a major Chicagoland cultural destination with a national reputation for excellence. The company – known for the finest interpretations of classic and contemporary theatre – has garnered critical praise for the consistent high quality and intimacy of its artistry. Throughout the season Writers’ will be offering post-show discussions on select Wednesday evenings following the performance in our Tudor Court space. In the Books on Vernon space they will be offering post-show discussions every other Wednesday evening.
Comfort Inn & Suites - Tinley Park
All suite, non-smoking hotel. All rooms equipped with microwave, mini fridge, & sofa bed. Indoor pool, fitness center, complimentary hot breakfast & free wireless internet.
Pleasant Home - Oak Park
Explore the opulent 30-room mansion designed by prominent Prairie School architect Geroge H. Maher
Elk Grove Farmhouse Museum
The oldest farmhouse in Elk Grove Village. Restored to reflect life during the civil war. The home of Heinrich and Maria Schuette. School and scout programs available. Open year-round.
CITY:Elk Grove Village
American Blues Theater
Committed to its Ensemble since 1985, American Blues Theater produces stories about working people and partners each production with social and service organizations. As of 2013, ABT Ensemble & Artistic Affiliates have individually received over 120 Joseph Jefferson Awards, Citations, or nominations, 21 After Dark Awards, 2 Pulitzer Prize nominations, an Academy Award nomination, Golden Globe Award, 6 Writers’ Guild Award, 10 Emmy Awards or nominations, 19 Black Theatre Alliance Awards or nominations, and multiple Regional theater awards from NY, Los Angeles, DC, and Florida.
The Oaks Hotel
Hotel Felix Chicago
225 rooms. One restaurant. Lounge. Valet/laundry. Business center. Exercise facilities. Room service. Spa services, bathrobes, Ihomes. Located four blocks west of North Michigan Ave., walking distance to Water Tower, John Hancock building.
Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge
This gay and lesbian Oak Park lounge features a dance floor, martini bar and a menu of small plates. Catch live DJs, drag shows and dancers on the weekends.
Transformers 3 - Rookery Building
This latest high-tech “Transformers “ installment involves a race between the Autobots and Decepticons to find a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon. Highlights include amazing scenes of downtown Chicago being destroyed by the battling robots.
Embassy Suites Hotel Chicago Downtown
This atrium hotel offers two-room suites equipped with a wet bar and mini-fridge. A cooked-to-order breakfast and two-hour evening Manager’s Reception with free drinks and appetizers are offered daily. The hotel is close to Magnificent Mile shopping and the River North gallery district.
Evanston's Dog Beach
Bring your dog to Evanston's Dog Beach! Admission restricted to dogs with a "dog beach season token".
American Toby Jug Museum
Showcasing the largest collection of Toby and Character Jugs in the world including many rare and unique jugs within the complete Royal Doulton collection. On display are over 6,000 pieces illustrating their evolution from inception circa 1765 to the present day. Admission is free.
If you're shopping for that perfect diamond, don't miss the dozens of jewelers who sell their exquisite stones and designs directly to the public from their Wabash Avenue studios. The bargains are incredible.
One of the newest additions to the downtown theater district, offering innovative programming and featuring Chicago's best off-loop theater and dance companies.
Royal George Theatre
Located minutes N. of Chicago's Loop with four theaters in one complex, 450 main stage, this venue is one of the premeir mid-sized theaters in Chicago.
Town Square Wheaton
Lifestyle shopping center with leading shops, restaurants & services including Barnes & Noble, Chico's, Victoria's Secret, Express, Banana Republic, Talbot's, Ann Taylor, William Sonoma, Corner Bakery, Starbucks and more!
Balance Spa & Health Club
Located in the Palmer House, the new Chicago Spa, Balance offers a full menu of spa services in the 12 treatment room spa and also offers an array of fitness and wellness services, and memberships in the 10,000 square foot fitness center located within the Chicago hotel.
Beverly Art Center
Located in Chicago's historic Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood, the Beverly Art Center is a multidisciplinary, cultural center offering classes in art, music, dance, and theater. Offers rotating exhibitions of contemporary art and performing art.
While You Were Sleeping - Lake Point Tower,
In this romantic comedy a lonely Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) worker saves a handsome commuter from being hit by an El (elevated) train and tries to fool his family into believing that the two are engaged while he is hospitalized in a coma. Naturally, Chicago's CTA trains are prominently featured, along with North Michigan Avenue (home to upscale shops and boutiques) and the luxurious Lake Point Tower, one of the premier residential addresses in Chicago.
Bang Bang Pie Shop
Bang Bang Pie Shop has been banging out delicious pies in Chicago for a short time, but the notoriety they have received is nothing short of delicious. Every day they offer a chocolate, cream and fruit pie option using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. But beware; if you’re looking for a place that just bangs out everything for everyone, you might want to look elsewhere because these guys make their pies like Grandma used to. From made-from-scratch warm biscuits to homemade pies, either way you can’t go wrong.
Music of the Baroque
Music of the Baroque performs classical pieces in venues around Chicago.
National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum
The National Veterans Art Museum inspires greater understanding of the real impact of war with a focus on Vietnam. The museum collects, preserves and exhibits art inspired by combat and created by veterans.
Ernest Hemingway Museum and Birthplace
The museum displays rare photos of Hemingway, his childhood diary, letters, early writings and other memorabilia. The Birthplace Home features some original furniture and belongings of the Hemingway family.
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip
193 Rooms. Full service hotel located near Midway Airport in the Chicago Southland area.
Art Gecko, Ltd.
Located in the Oak Park Arts District, we feature contemporary folk art, found object art and fine crafts created primarily with vintage, re-used, reworked, recycled and reclaimed materials. You will find truly unique, eco-friendly, "green" art and artful objects for yourself or for gift giving created by Lisa Nordstrom and other intriguing artists. Visit our website for current exhibits and special events.
Located on the Magnificent Mile, The Purple Pig is a collaboration of Chefs Scott Harris of Mia Francesca, Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia, Jimmy Bannos and Jimmy Bannos Jr. of Heaven on Seven. Featuring homemade charcuterie, cheeses and classic Mediterranean fare plus an extensive yet accessible wine list.
Arie Crown Theatre
McCormick Place's theater located in the Lakeside Center.
Presidential Inn & Suites Motel - Alsip
This inn offers spacious standard, double, queen and king guestrooms. Non-smoking rooms available.
Willby's Restaurant & Lounge, Holiday Inn
Casual dining for local patrons and hotel guests. American cuisine. Serving breakfast, lulnch & dinner. Average cost per meal: $10-20. Evening early bird specials and the best Sunday brunch around.
Harold Washington Library Center
The creation of Harold Washington Library Center is a product of a widely publicized architectural competition. Designed by Tom Beeby, the red brick, granite, and glass composition uses traditional design motifs to establish itself as a civic structure. A two-story battered granite base supports a five-story brick body punctuated by five arches along State Street and three facing Congress and Van Buren. The Harold Washington Library Center is a hybrid design that reflects the conflicting architectural ideas that characterized the late 1980s.
Pineapple Dance Studio
Pineapple Dance offers dance and fitness classes to adults and teens in Zumba, Traditional Belly Dance, Hip Hop, West African and more. Movement to music has been a vehicle for celebration and connection in ethnic cultures across the globe and history. The studio is available for rent, rehearsals and or meetings. Special group classes with any of our instructors are available.
Sand Ridge Nature Center
Owned and operated by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Sand Ridge Nature Center emphasizes the natural history of the Calumet region.
28 rooms. All suites. On site exercise facilities. Outdoor pool. All of our fully furnished and privately owned apartments allow guests to feel like they never left home. Our "central to everything" location puts you steps from Michigan Ave, shopping, Oak Street Beach, CTA Red Line, and all of the best restaurants Chicago has to offer.
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - 211 suites surround a 10-story atrium and feature separate living room, bedroom and wireless high speed Internet access. Great food at the Atrium Restaurant & Lounge. Adjacent to Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center and within ½ mile of Oakbrook Center.
Lego Store Water Tower Place
The LEGO store features an assortment of products covering nearly every square inch of space. The “Pick-A-Brick Wall”, by far the most popular store feature, offers the option to hand pick and purchase specific LEGO bricks and elements in a variety of colors and shapes in bulk. The “Living Room” is an interactive play area prominently positioned in the center of the store, giving consumers a chance to get “hands-on, minds-on” with LEGO products. Finally, a “Brand Ribbon” runs the circumference of the store, featuring LEGO® model displays, company history and fun facts to entertain guests. Guests will find a full selection of LEGO products and branded merchandise for children ages 2 and up, including LEGO DUPLO® sets, toys based on the new feature film The LEGO Movie, and exciting themes such as NINJAGO, Legends of CHIMA, Friends and CITY and popular licensed items such as LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Super Heroes and LEGO The Hobbit.
Park Hyatt Chicago
202 room deluxe European boutique hotel ideally located in the heart of the Magnificent Mile. Sumptuous health club and spa facilities.
Diversey River Bowl
Diversey River Bowl features a phenomenal light show, great sound system, video arcade and bowling fun. Open lanes every night.
Derailed - Union Station
In this thriller, two married business executives meet on a Metra train to Chicago and begin a dangerous affair. Chicago filming sites include Union Station, a 1920s stunner designed by Daniel Burnham that is still a major rail hub in the city today; and the ice rink at Millennium Park, Chicago's 24-acre showplace for the arts that also features the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion, a unique outdoor performance venue.