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The Auditorium Building original configuration combined a theater seating, a four-hundred-room hotel, and 136 offices and stores. The hotel lobby with a notable interior is now Roosevelt University. The Auditorium Building is one of the best-known designs of Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975 and it was designated a Chicago Landmark on September 15, 1976.
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Bar & Grill
Margaritaville Bar & Grill at Navy Pier—a new concept for Margaritaville and the new favorite place to unwind and enjoy Chicago’s lakefront. Visitors will enjoy the outdoor atmosphere, surrounded by the unique personality of Navy Pier and the Chicago Skyline. The seamless blend of the tropical atmosphere of Margaritaville and the comfort and charm of a Chicago neighborhood bar creates a casual environment to take in spectacular views, listen to great music and enjoy a meal or cocktails with family and friends. The atmosphere is laid back and intimate indoors, while outdoors, guests can soak up the view of the boardwalk and Lake Michigan from a weather protected Tiki Bar and outdoor deck. In addition to the signature “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and cold draft beer, the menu offer those legendary frozen concoctions along with fresh fish, steak, nachos, and a few regional favorites. And margaritas of course!
Westin Chicago Northwest
Four-star, four-diamond hotel.
Lombard Park District
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - In addition to quality parks and facilities, enjoy a variety of recreational programs and special events for all ages.
Embark on a three-hour walking tour that's an unforgettable food adventure, offering the traditional tastes of Chicago.
My Best Friend's Wedding - The Drake Hotel
In this romantic comedy a food critic jealously tries to put a stop to her best buddy's wedding. The movie filmed extensively around Chicago, including the historic Drake Hotel on North Michigan Avenue; on a Mercury boat cruise as it sailed down the Chicago River; and at the suburban Cuneo Museum & Gardens, a Mediterranean-style mansion that features 75 acres of beautiful formal gardens. The gazebo featured in one of the wedding scenes was built for the film, but Cuneo's owners decided to keep it permanently.
Black Dog Gelato
Located in the Ukrainian Village, Black Dog Gelato serves artisanal gelatos an sorbets with unique flavor combinations.
In the heart of Chicago's prestigious North Shore, Hyatt offers suite-size guest rooms, state of the art StayFit health club, indoor lap pool, hot tub, hi-speed wireless internet access & more. Easy on-off access at I-294 and Lake Cook Road. Convenient to O'Hare International Airport and close to Ravinia Festival, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Cuneo Museum, shopping, the Metra train station to downtown Chicago and many other attractions. Please visit the website for more details.
We are a printmaking workshop open to the public, displaying local artists' original prints at reasonable prices. We also offer jewelry, cards, pottery and one-of-a-kind works.
CITY: Oak Park
McCormick Tribune Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
Climb the five-story historic tower on the Michigan Ave. bridge and learn how the Chicago River changed with the city it inspired. You can also view the massive gears that allow the bridge to open. Seasonal May-Oct.
Marc Chagall's America Windows at the Art Institute
In the fall of 2010, after a five-year absence, the Art Institute welcomes the much-anticipated return of one of the most beloved treasures in our vast collection, Marc Chagall’s America Windows. First debuting at the Art Institute in 1977 and made forever famous less than ten years later by an appearance in the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the “Chagall Windows,” as they are more popularly known, hold a special place in the hearts of Chicagoans. Following an intensive period of conservation treatment and archival research, the windows return as the stunning centerpiece of a new presentation at the east end of the museum’s Arthur Rubloff building.
Backdraft - Chinatown Fire Station
This action film centers on two feuding firefighter brothers who battle Chicago blazes and an arsonist on the loose. Many of the extras used in the movie were actual Chicago firefighters. Much of the filming took place at the Chinatown Fire Station, located right across the street from the ornamental gateway to Wentworth Avenue, Chinatown's main drag that's filled with shops and restaurants.
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Holy Mackerel! is a fresh take on the classic seafood restaurant. Menus are printed daily to offer only the best and freshest seafood available with exceptional preparations
Capannari Ice Cream
Ice cream shop
CITY: Mount Prospect
This south suburban gay club features DJ-driven dancing, male dancers, karaoke and monthly drag shows.
CITY: Blue Island
Days Inn Lincoln Park - North
Winner of the 2004 Days Inn Hotel of the Year Award. Guests have free access to Bally's Total Fitness located next door. Other hotel amenities include expanded cable Tv, valet parking, valet and guest laundry facilities. Safe and exciting neighborhood.
The largest indoor convention exhibit area in the country is 2.2 million square feet, with 8 levels of exhibit halls, restaurants, meeting rooms and audiovisual theaters that provide all the necessary amenities for a successful trade show or convention. McCormick Place is designed by Gene Summers, who worked for Mies van der Rohe. It is derivative of a long-span convention center proposed by Mies van der Rohe. When the earlier version of McCormick was destroyed by fire, the firm C.F. Murphy was retained for the job and hired Summers specifically to design the new structure.
Located in the heart of Boystown, Elixir is a mellow spot to relax and enjoy the evening. From classic, pre-prohibition mixed drinks to Elixir signature cocktails, the highly-trained bartenders take their time to create perfection. It's more than a lounge, it's an experience.
Chicago Botanic Gardens Farmers' Market
The Garden welcomes local, sustainable farmers and producers to this public farmers' market on the first and third Sundays of the month from June through October. Admission to the market is free to Garden visitors and will be held rain or shine. Visitors may purchase a special market bag from the Garden Shop to carry their purchases home.
Soho-style art gallery featuring contemporary art that is thought-provoking as well as aesthetic.
Bad Teacher - Lincoln Middle School
Dumped by her sugar daddy, a foul-mouthed junior high school teacher pursues one of her new well-heeled colleagues, competing for his affections against a popular teacher.
CITY: Park Ridge
10Pin Bowling Lounge
Redefining the bowling experience by combining a retro sport and a hip, upscale lounge into one high-energy package.
Hollywood Park - Crestwood
This family entertainment center features two miniature golf courses, a large game room, a restaurant and Fangalangus Island, a children's interactive playland.
An easy 30-minute drive from downtown Chicago places you squarely in this sprawling forest preserve. With 78 miles of wide and singletrack trails at an intermediate level of difficulty, you should expect the unexpected, starting with plenty of hills, fast descents, meandering paths and more.
CITY: Willow Springs
Harlem Irving Plaza
Enclosed shopping center, just north of Oak Park. Featuring over 100 stores, including Carson Pirie Scott, Kohl's, Target and Best Buy.
The Time Traveler's Wife - Lincoln Park Zoo
This is the story of Henry DeTamble, an adventurous and handsome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare's passionate love affair travels back and forth through time and captures the lovers in a romantic trap.
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.
Acclaimed playwright Conor McPherson (The Seafarer, Shining City, Dublin Carol) crafts a series of interconnected monologues that explore the heart and soul of three generations of Irishmen. A young man escapes his parents’ house to share digs with two alcohol-soaked friends and a mesmerizing young woman; a middle-aged laborer lands a dream job that he’s not remotely qualified for; and a widower receives a mysterious package that touches a hidden part of his memory. The lightly interlocking stories of these three men at three different stages of life weave together a tale that is both spirited and moving in its portrait of ordinary lives. Directed by Writers’ Theatre favorite William Brown (A Little Night Music, Heartbreak House), Port Authority revels in the rough lyricism of McPherson’s language and the poignancy of these stories of lost love, big dreams and the consequences of even our smallest choices.
Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District
Take a guided or self-guided tour of this historic district that contains the world's greatest concentration of Wright-designed structures built in the Prairie School of Architecture style. Tours are offered daily.
CITY: Oak Park
Downtown Wheaton Association
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Warm, friendly service is the hallmark of historic Downtown Wheaton. Stroll the tree-lined streets of this upscale retail and service district and delight in the quaint shops, award-winning restaurants, indulgent day spas and unique boutiques.
Ordinary People - The Original Pancake House
This wrenching drama focuses on an affluent Lake Forest family as they deal with the accidental death of their eldest son. North Shore movie sites include The Original Pancake House in Wilmette, known for its homestyle breakfast dishes, including the popular baked apple pancake. Locations ,
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.
American Movie Palace Museum
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Museum and archive containing an exclusive collection of photographs, books, blueprints and memorabilia of various types of theaters. On display are a great variety of objects from the era of the great movie palaces in the U.S., including the original 4ft by 5ft architect's rendering of New York City's famed Roxy Theatre; an orchestra conductor's stand from the Granada in Chicago; tassels from the original house curtain at the Warner (Grand) in Milwaukee; sections of the marble balustrade from the lobby of the New York Paramount; architect Thomas Lamb's rendering of the Pitkin in Brooklyn; whimsical figures from the children's nursery and playroom of the Uptown in Chicago; an actual 35mm projector; and a leaded glass window with the Fox logo from the Brooklyn Fox.
Running Scared - James R. Thompson Center
Two Chicago cops work to bring down a drug kingpin before they retire and head off to sunny Key West to open a bar together. The climax of the movie takes place in the Thompson Center. One of the movie's most memorable scenes is a car chase that takes place on the city's El (elevated) train tracks.
Batman Begins - Lower Wacker Drive
The dark superhero returns in this larger-than-life adventure flick about how Bruce Wayne became Batman. The thrilling Batmobile chase scenes were shot on the maze of streets that make up lower Wacker Drive.
Chicago Botanic Garden- Weekend Family Classes
Together, adults and children can explore cool things about how plants connect to science, art, history, and culture. Each program includes a variety of hands-on activities and projects, as well as opportunities to bring the Garden home. Programs run from November through April on Saturdays.
Uncle Buck - New Trier High School, 7 Happ Rd., Northfield
n this sweet comedy, irresponsible Uncle Buck is left to baby-sit his rebellious niece and her two siblings when their parents leave to visit a sick relative. The movie was filmed in several towns along the North Shore. Sites include New Trier High School in Winnetka, one of the most prestigious high schools in the Chicago area.
Hannah Free - G Keith House
This film focuses on the love affair between two women who grew up in the same small Midwest town. Weaving back and forth between the past and present, the movie reveals how the women maintained their relationship despite marriage, a world war and the denial of their families.
The Dark Knight - Richard J. Daley Center
Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime in this sequel, as he sets out to rid the streets of the remaining criminal organizations that curse the city. He makes progress until finding himself as prey to a reign of chaos set free by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker.
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
The Fine & Performing Arts Center (FPAC) presents quality cultural programs and popular entertainment in the 600-seat Dorothy Menker Theater, 150-seat Oremus Theater and the Robert F DeCaprio art gallery.
CITY: Palos Hills
River Oaks Center
River Oaks Center is known throughout south suburban Chicago and northwest Indiana as the center for quality shopping. Anchored by Marshall Field's, Carson Pirie Scott, JC Penny and Sears, River Oaks boasts more than 130 specialty stores.
CITY: Calumet City
Dana Hotel and Spa
This chic hotel offers a beautiful spa, the Asian-inspired Aja cafe, and the 26th- floor Vertigo Sky Lounge, with breathtaking city views, nightly DJs and cool cocktails. Dana is close to River North’s gallery district.
Source Code - Illinois Institute of Technology
In this non-stop action thriller, a U.S. Army helicopter pilot wakes up in the body of another man and discovers that he’s become part of a mission to find a bomber on a Chicago commuter train.
Home Alone - Trinity Methodist Church
An eight-year-old boy is accidentally left home alone as his family rushes off for a vacation to France, leaving him to fend for himself against a pair of bungling burglars. Filmed along the North Shore, movie sites include Wilmette's Trinity Methodist Church and the Hubbard Woods Metra Station in Winnetka. Right across the street from the Metra train tracks is the former drugstore where the stranded kid stole a toothbrush in the movie.
This lesbian bar features a huge dance floor with a stage, Sunday karaoke, live bands and Boys Night on Tuesdays with male dancers.
CITY: Franklin Park
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.
CITY: Oakbrook Terrace
Chi Bar is located within the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in the heart of downtown Chicago. Chi Bar's décor boasts contemporary shades of cobalt blue and amber, plush leather chairs and sofas, and floor-to-ceiling jeweled toned windows offering sweeping views of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
This local favorite unites classic New Haven-style thin crust pizza with award-winning microbrews served in a laidback loft in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. The hand-crafted lagers and ales here are produced in small batches under the watchful eye of Brewer Jonathan Cutler, winner of 21 major awards. Just as much care goes into the pizza, earning Piece “Best Pizza in Chicago” honors in 2012 by Chicago Magazine readers.
ZED451 is a contemporary internationally inspired upscale steakhouse providing unlimited samplings of seasonally driven multicultural offerings. Private event space available.
Aloft Chicago City Center
Urban cool accommodations, located in the heart of River North, Chicago's most exciting neighborhood for dining & nightlife. Blocks from the Magnificent Mile and many other Chicago top spots.
Glendale Lakes Golf Club
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - 18-hole public golf course and golf shop. Restaurant open for lunch daily; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for dinner. Meeting rooms and banquet facilities for up to 250.
CITY: Glendale Heights
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
The Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers is Chicago's premier downtown riverfront hotel, just off Michigan Ave. and within a short walk of Navy Pier, shopping, and entertainment.
The Blackstone - A Renaissance Hotel
Among downtown Chicago hotels, the Renaissance Blackstone stands out as one of the finest, most elegant historic hotels. Near Grant Park and a mere 3 blocks from Michigan Lake, our distinguished guests find themselves in the most convenient location for visiting Chicago's celebrated sights. The Chicago Institute of Art, Navy Pier, Millennium Park and the Field Museum are all within minutes of our Chicago hotel. 332 rooms. 12 suites. 10 meeting rooms. One restaurant. Exercise facilities. Business center. Room service.
A Boystown staple, Hydrate features late-night dance parties, shirtless men, high-energy beats and drag queens galore. Check out their resident DJ's and weekly events. Open until 4am Sunday-Friday/5am on Saturdays.
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.
Swissotel Chicago offers 632 luxuriously oversized rooms and suites. The all-glass triangular hotel, wedged into the confluence of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan has wrap around views from Navy Pier to Grant Park. Swissôtel has long been a favorite destination among VIPs, but we're quickly becoming the city's No. 1 choice for VIKs – Very Important Kids, that is. Every kid is a V.I.K at Swissôtel Chicago. See why we're known as the finest among Chicago’s kid-friendly hotels, and treat your own Very Important Kid with benefits that include: Fun-filled welcome packet, detailing fun things to see and do VIK check-in, which provides an area for kids to draw, color, read and play with our St. Bernard plush toy Enhance your next Chicago family vacation with our Swissôtel Kids Suite, and experience a stay that's specifically designed to ensure your children are happy campers. Before arriving, guests will choose from one of three area museums: Shedd Aquarium, featuring the brand-new Polar Play Zone, a hands-on exhibit especially for kids; Adler Planetarium, with its renowned sky shows; or Field Museum, featuring the world-famous Sue dinosaur exhibit.
Republic delivers an inclusive ambiance of styles and scenes in a lavish, ultra modern 11,00 sq ft facility.
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.
Arlington Heights Farmers Market
Enjoy fresh produce, flowers, cheeses, bakery good, jams, jellies, and more from local farmers. Open June through October.
CITY: Arlington Heights
Timothy O'Toole's Pub Chicago
Downtown Chicago's favorite bar. With 40 TVs and 20 satellites you won't miss a play. Full menu with late nite kitchen. Private party rooms, 5 pool tables, darts, games and N.T.N. Call us for your next party.
Vertigo Sky Lounge
Catsuits and cocktails perched 26 floors above the Dana Hotel & Spa. Relaxed conversations in a high-fidelity sound experience. DJ nightly. Waygu beef carapacio, sashimi and maki served from Ajasteak.
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.
The Fugitive - Hilton Chicago
This crime thriller involves an eminent surgeon who is wrongly accused of murdering his wife and is pursued by a relentless U.S. Marshal. The film was shot around the city, including scenes at the majestic Hilton Chicago (which was the largest hotel in the world when it opened in 1927), downtown Daley Plaza (the site of numerous outdoor events year round, ranging from Pumpkin Plaza in October to Christkindlmarket during the holidays), the L train (named for the elevated tracks that encircle the city) and even a foot chase through a parade.
Glen Prairie Fine Food & Drink, Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn
Contemporary American cuisine with fresh local ingredients provided by the contemporary American farmer. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
CITY: Glen Ellyn
Chicago Board of Trade
The LaSalle Street Financial Corridor is one of the most visually stunning districts in the city. A long canyon of buildings, unlike any other area of Chicago, terminates at the Chicago Board of Trade Building, the 1930 Art Deco masterpiece by Holabird & Root. A sparkling, stainless-steel sculpture of Ceres, the goddess of grain, by John Storrs (1885-1956) caps the composition, visually focusing this whirling financial district on the commodity that enabled so much of Chicago’s growth. The Board of Trade was named a Chicago Landmark in 1977 and listed to the National Register in 1978. Copy and descriptions courtesy of AIA Illinois and the 150 Great Places in Illinois www.illinoisgreatplaces.com
The Unborn - Helicopter Run
In this supernatural flick, a young woman is haunted by the spirit of her unborn brother who tries to take over her body. Desperate to survive, the woman undergoes an exorcism to prevent her evil sibling from being born.
On Mystic Blue, you can experience Chicago from an exciting, fresh perspective. Complete with tasty eats, DJ entertainment for dancing and the best views at the best value. Come aboard the contemporary cruise ship for Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Blue After-Dark Moonlight and a variety of specialty cruises.
Crowne Plaza Lombard Downers Grove
Our Crowne Plaza brand promise: "A better meetings experience for meeting planners and a better night sleep for meeting attendees & all guests," coupled with the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage program, will ensure your stay is unforgettable.
CITY: Glen Ellyn
Minibar Ultra Lounge
In the heart of Halsted Street, Chicago, is minibar. We are a luxurious nightclub in a contemporary, urban "hotel lounge" environment. Inviting guests to wrap up the day or usher in the night, minibar is the perfect spot for freshly infused vodkas, bottle service, exciting wines and premium liquors that highlight minibar's drink menu. DJs and curated music collections will sooth and groove your soul, while concierge services and cocktail servers make sure you don't have to work to enjoy your self. Check in any time...?
Ray A. Kroc Museum
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Experience the story of the life and values of McDonald's Corporation founder, Ray A. Kroc. Here you will be able to "Talk to Ray" at individual monitors with interactive scrapbooks.
CITY: Oak Brook
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.
CITY: Oak Park
Weird Science - Niles East High School, 7700 Lincoln Ave., Skokie
Two teenage nerds, unpopular and unable to meet girls on their own, use their computer to design the perfect woman - beautiful with a genius IQ. When this woman turns "real", she helps transforms the boys from nerds to cool through a series of wacky and bizarre adventures. Set in the fictional "Shermer, Illinois", the movie is filmed in several northern suburbs of Chicago - Highland Park, Northbrook and Skokie.
Congress Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
Historic landmark hotel built in 1893. Across from Buckingham Fountain and Grant Park with many views of Lake Michigan.
312 suite-sized guestrooms, perfect for leisure or business travel. Health club, indoor pool, and whirlpool, sauna. 13,000 sq. ft. of meeting/expo space, restaurant and lounge.
Danada Equestrian Center
Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton
Gastropub that offers ample space to lounge, dine, and imbibe on three different levels. English's layout allows a distinctive mood whether you are out for drinks, appetizers, dining, or private events.
Explore this opulent 30-room mansion designed by prominent Prarie School architect George H. Maher, which today serves as a museum.
CITY: Oak Park
Sixteen Candles - New Trier High School
A fifteen-year-old girl has a crush on the most popular boy in school, the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her, her sister's getting married, and with all the excitement, her family forgets her 16th birthday! This 1980s teen-angst classic was filmed in several Chicagoland suburbs, including Highland Park, Evanston, Glencoe and Winnetka.
As the name suggests, every element of this ultra-lounge was considered and meticulous selections were made to create an intimate space. Including a champagne list fit for a mature and sophisticated palate. Available seven days a week.
McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - College of DuPage's McAninch Center is home to several resident professional ensembles, student productions and world-class touring attractions plus the Gahlberg Gallery for visual arts.
CITY: Glen Ellyn
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Visit the Victorian home where Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway was born in 1899 and learn about his early family life.
CITY: Oak Park
Artifact Talk: Rescue and Renewal
Grace Cohen Grossman, Curator Emerita, Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, details the history of the JCR & its task at the end of World War II to identify looted, "heirless" Jewish ceremonial objects and books, and to reclaim them for the Jewish people. Over sixty objects were placed in the care of the HTC. On loan to the Museum, these treasured artifacts will now be on display in the Feis Family Lobby. Reservations required; firstname.lastname@example.org. Museum admission.
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Located in Hyde Park, this stunning Gothic chapel (funded by a gift to the University of Chicago by John D. Rockefeller) hosts regular performances by the Rockefeller Chapel Choir and visiting musical artists.
Road to Perdition - The Chicago Cultural Center
In this period drama a hit man for an Irish gangster finds himself on the run and looking for revenge after his young son witnesses a mob killing. The movie was filmed primarily on location in the Chicago area, including the interiors, which were shot on a soundstage that was specially constructed in a city armory. The iconic shot of the hit man's car driving into Chicago involved 120 1930s-era cars motoring over the downtown LaSalle Street Bridge on a quiet Sunday morning.
Fred Claus - Michigan Ave Storefronts
Fred Claus lived his entire life in his brother's shadow. Fred tried, but could hardly live up to the example set by the younger Nicholas, who was a saint. Nicholas grew up to be the model of generosity, while Fred became the opposite: a fast-talking repo man who is jealous, sad and broke. Eventually Fred's bad behavior sends him to jail. His only option is to turn to his brother. Over Mrs. Claus' objections, Nicholas agrees to help his brother on one condition: that he come to the North Pole and earn the money he needs by working in Santa's Toy Shop. Features Starbucks, Clark and Hubbard Streets.
Frances Willard House
Frances Willard was one of the most prominent social reformers in the 19th century America. Willard rallied support for temperance as well as many important reform movements including woman’s suffrage, women’s economic and religious rights, prison reforms, education reforms and labor reforms. The Frances Willard Historical Association operates the Frances Willard House, Willard’s home from its construction in 1865 until her death in 1898.
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.
CITY: Oak Brook
Wonder Works is 6,400 square feet of fun, a place of creative play for kids birth to age eight. Located in Oak Park, Illinois at 6445 West North Avenue, the children's museum helps kids, their parents and caregivers unleash their imaginations through art, performance, design, building and more.
CITY: Oak Park
Get in touch with nature in this beautiful wooded setting near the Des Plaines River, where you can view local wild animals that have been rescued from the surrounding area.
CITY: River Forest
Whether you are new to tea or far along on your journey, you will enjoy discovering farm-fresh teas at Adagio Teas. Come to experience a fresh and flavorful selection from around the world. Tea, tea-to-go, teaware, and tea classes.
Nothing Like The Holidays - Millennium Park
A Puerto Rican family living in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood faces what may be their last Christmas together.
Gene Siskel Film Center
Two pristine move theaters with state-of-the-art capabilities located in the heart of Chicago's Loop. Sunlit cafe overlooking State Street.
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago provides a soothing escape in which to relax and rejuvenate in Chicago's Gold Coast. Experience innovative spa treatments that combine natural ingredients with the nurturing care of our expert therapists. Private spa treatment rooms are soundproofed for peace and privacy and include massage rooms, a wet treatment room, an aesthetics room and a manicure/pedicure suite.
Now celebrating its 34th year, Fountain Square Art Festival is the largest and oldest fine arts fair on Chicago's majestic North Shore. Featuring the eclectic works of more than 225 juried artists, this sprawling art showcase epitomizes words like "cosmopolitan” and "sophistication." The festival takes place in downtown Evanston, just steps from the eponymous Fountain Square. It also features a popular children's art tent with fun activities overseen by the acclaimed Evanston Art Center, food, and a soothing jazz-centric music lineup.
Upscale casual environment featuring the finest live Latin entertainment.
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.
The Break-Up - Fireside Bowl
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.