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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.
With the Chicago River and Michigan Avenue Bridge just outside the windows, this downtown Chicago bar is a chic sophisticated lounge and the perfect end to any busy day. Located on the mezzanine level, Rebar offers neo-Japanese cuisine and signature cocktails in a vibrant and warm atmosphere.
Serving Joliet and Communities for 50 years. Warm atmosphere specializing in char-broiled steaks & seafood. Superb Sunday brunch (regular menu available.) Friday night seafood buffet (regular menu available.) Extensive wine list. Private rooms for all occasions. Open Sun 10:00 AM, Mon-Sat 11:00 AM
Clarke House Museum
Built in 1836, Clarke House is Chicago's oldest home.
Hampton Majestic Chicago Theater District
135 rooms. Business center. Exercise facilities. Room service. Complimentary breakfast. Boutique style hotel located above the LaSalle Bank Theatre that offers a unique experience to all guests.
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.
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.
CITY: Oak Brook
Alderman Exhibitions is a contemporary art gallery featuring emerging and established artists offering photography, painting, sculpture and editions.
Art rubber stamps and accessories, brass stencils, ink pads, markers, books, magazines and videos. Free demonstrations.
Vegan, herbivore heaven! At Karyn's, they are committed to using only whole fresh foods (organic) whenever possible. They create fresh delicious and high quality meals that are high in fiber and low in fat.
Red Roof Inn - Joliet
Newly renovated rooms, contemporary furniture, new bathrooms with granite counter tops, a comfortable easy chair, in-room safes, and more. Free WiFi. Free coffeehouse-style coffee and tea. Pets stay free. Located near I-80 and Larkin Avenue & close to shopping & restaurants.
Originally designed by legendary Chicago architect Daniel Burnham as an office building, this hotel is a beautifully restored architectural landmark. Hotel Burnham is just steps away from State Street shopping, Loop theaters, Millennium Park and The Art Institute of Chicago. The hotel’s acclaimed Atwood Café puts a modern twist on comfort food.122-room luxury historic hotel with 19th century detailing in deep mahogany, frosted Tiffany glass, Terrazzo mosaic tiling, and a wrought iron and marble staircase. Guestrooms are appointed in warm tones of burgundy, gold and cobalt blue with canopy beds.
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.
Shoot for the Moon
This exciting permanent exhibition features the fully restored Gemini 12 spacecraft and tells the story of astronaut Captain James A. Lovell, Jr.'s life and career using artifacts from his personal collection. Opens Nov. 6, 2008
Acme Hotel Company Chicago
If you've never been one for convention, ACME HOTEL is the right choice for you in downtown Chicago. Located 2 ½ blocks from the Magnificent Mile in the River North neighborhood, ACME is downtown Chicago's all new boutique hotel alternative. If you appreciate an eye for design and dig a high-tech vibe, you'll feel right at home. We'd like to call ourselves cool, or hip, because we are, but that just feels like bragging. But mostly, ACME is what we consider approachable - in more ways than one. The fact is, we want your experience at our downtown Chicago hotel to blow your mind, not your budget.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Downers Grove
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - IACC Approved state-of-the-art conference center offering over 30,000 square feet of conference and hotel space to accommodate groups up to 600 people. Located adjacent to the hotel is Esplanade Lakes by DoubleTree, our exclusive banquet facility.
CITY: Downers Grove
Will County Historical Society/I&M Canal Museum
The Historical Society operates this museum, located in the original 1830s canal commissioner's home and office. The museum exhibits explore the fascinating history of the I&M Canal.
Howard Johnson Inn
Affordable comfort in the heart of downtown Chicago. 71 rooms, two floors, interior corridor, 13 suites with wet bar, refrigerator, microwave, electronic locks, safety deposit boxes. Walking distance to shopping, cultural events, and business centers.
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.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off - The Art Institute
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 Sears 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.
Best Budget Inn
A great locationin Joliet with Indoor pool and whirlpool.
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.
The Chicago Haunting tours follow a course of history that starts with the very beginnings of Chicago, traveling from its humble origins as a frontier outpost, through the 19th century -- including the Great Chicago Fire and its aftermath--, into the 20th century and the gangster era of the 1920s and 1930s, and forward to today. Chicago Hauntings cover a lot of information and many, many stories. There is no exact formula,and they don't set out to scare. Rather, they let the stories and their own experiences speak for themselves. They never fail.
We at HouseRed are committed to providing our customers with an educational, enjoyable and cultural experience. Peruse our unique, hand-picked selection of wines from around the globe, ask us about hosting your next party or special event, take a class in the SchoolHouseRed series, attend an educational and fun wine tasting, come listen to live music -- the possibilities are endless!
CITY: Forest Park
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.
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - Current movies at bargain prices in a beautifully restored French Renaissance 1920s movie theater. Over 1,000 seats with 4K Digital Projection and Sound with Digital 3-D, Wurlitzer pipe organ player Friday, Saturday nights and special events. Theatre is available for meetings with DVD, power point, wi-fi capabilities.
CITY: Downers Grove
Will County Historical Society
Incorporated in 1964, the Will County Historical Society exists to connect people and organizations to the county's rich history. The Society's museum is housed in the original headquarters of the I&M Canal. Built in 1837, the structure played a central role in the design, financing, and construction of the Canal and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Changing exhibits highlight the history of Will County and the Canal. The Society's extensive collection includes significant county and canal-related records, including maps, plats, land records, obituaries, photographs, newspapers, receipts, and correspondence.
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
521 guest rooms atop Apparel Center across the street from the Merchandise Mart. 2 phone lines, voicemail, coffee makers, hair dryers, iron and iron board.
Arie Crown Theatre
McCormick Place's theater located in the Lakeside Center.
Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest
The area's rich heritage is celebrated at the Historical Society through exhibits, lectures and special programs on the second floor of Historic Pleasant Home. The museum includes a research center, children's activity room and changing exhibits on fashion and area history. Special exhibits focus on Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan, and the 'Roots of Oak Park,' a celebration of nineteenth century Oak Park.
CITY: Oak Park
Art on Harrison
Seeking a way to announce the emerging Arts District, galleries and building owners in partnership with the Oak Park Arts Council inaugurated Art on Harrison in 1995. Conceived of as an informal Friday evening gallery walk, the event has continued each September since its inception, expanding to include entertainment and performances at participating galleries. Come out and see what the area has to offer in a convivial atmosphere, a celebration of what the creative spirits of this community have accomplished.
CITY: Oak Park
Joe's Sports Bar & Live Music
Joe's Bar is the largest premier sports bar in Chicago where you can enjoy any game on over 100 TVs. Joe's also features weekly live music acts with local bands and national touring acts. From rock to country to DJ and cover bands, this is the place to see live music in Chicago.
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.
High Fidelity - Green Mill
Chicago record store owner takes stock of his life and loves as he ponders middle age while still in his 30s. Several Chicago movie locations include Wicker Park's Double Door (a hip venue that has hosted everyone from up-and-coming alternative bands to the Rolling Stones) and the legendary Green Mill jazz club in Uptown (a former speakeasy that was frequented by gangsters back in the day).
Chicago Portage National Historic Site
One of only three National Historic Sites in Illinois, the Chicago Portage site is a major remnant of the discovery and settlement of Chicago.
Fashionistas mingle with the suits late night while energetic music radiates. Modern lighting creates a dramatic setting. Le Bar specializes in martinis poured tableside, but is also known for champagne and wine by the glass
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.
676 Restaurant & Bar
We are an American Contemporary restaurant with excellent views of the Magnificent Mile.
Public Enemies - Chicago Union Station
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.
Holiday Inn Convention Center
This AAA Diamond hotel is only minutes to nearby shopping Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway. Tweeter center, 40 minutes from Midway and 45 minutes O'hare International.
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.
CITY: Oak Park
Oak Park Art League
The Oak Park Art League believes in the freedom of expression and the importance of the creative voice. Since 1921 we have sustained an environment to develop, nurture, and exhibit the work of local artists, past and present. Our mission is to provide access to the disciplines and developmental processes so that artists of all ages, from amateur to hobbyist, enthusiast to professional may refine their unique creative voice in our studios and galleries. The Oak Park Art League fulfills this mission through weekly art classes, art exhibitions, studio rentals, lectures, space rentals for private parties, art consultation, and retail sales of artist-made items.
CITY: Oak Park
Oak Park Arts District
A unique collection of galleries, boutiques and restaurants on Harrison Street from Austin Blvd. to Elmwood Ave. in Oak Park, Illinois. Find one of a kind apparel, art, jewelry, beads and home accessories. Have a meal or a snack or specialty coffee drinks at the Buzz Café, or a meal and a cocktail at Trattoria 225. Dance and exercise studios, healing arts businesses, and hair salons are among the district's offerings. The nine blocks feature painted artist benches and public art throughout. Convenient to the Austin Blvd. exit from the Eisenhower Expressway, the Austin stop on the CTA Blue Line and Stop 17 on the Free Shuttle. Gallery hours vary -- call or check website for more information.
CITY: Oak Park
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.
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.
KidsWork Children's Museum
KidsWork Children's Museum is a cultural institution that brings children, families and the community together to engage in fun, hands-on interactive play.
Overnight and long-term RV parking.
Joliet Public Library
Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery
Features rotating, theme-based exhibitions of works created by past and contemporary Illinois artists and artisans. Exhibits are given added dimension through educational activities and tours for all ages.
1401 West Restaurant at Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Featuring prime steaks and seafood. Our chef blends innovative American cuisine with French country cooking to create regional and seasonal specialties with full bodied flavors.
CITY: Oak Brook
Ridgeland Historic District Tour
This self-guided audio tour takes you through one of the "Prettiest Painted Places in America," the Ridgeland Historic District, to view great architecture and hear stories of famous Oak Lawn natives.
CITY: Oak Lawn
Deer Creek Golf Club
This University Park golf course is rated 3-1/2 stars by Golf Digest, and has been host to several major Chicago-area golf events.
CITY: University Park
La Espanola Tapas
Take a trip to Spain and indulge in the authentic tapas and a glass of sangria at this LGBT-friendly spot that features Gay Night on Fridays, with the occasional drag show.
August 20th Cruise Nite in Berwyn
Come down to the Depot District and enjoy Cruise Nites with other families, residents and car enthusiasts. Learn more about Berwyn's proud classic car culture and historical automotive heritage. Cruise Nites are free! Just show up and have a great time!
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.
Czechoslovak Heritage Museum
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Highlights the history and culture of the Czech Republic and Slovakia through authentic folk costumes, lead crystal, chain, ceramics, embroidery, and historical displays. Donations welcome.
CITY: Oak Brook
Hyatt Regency Chicago
This huge Hyatt hotel is conveniently located between Magnificent Mile shopping and the Loop’s cultural institutions. The hotel features six restaurants and lounges, along with a 24-hour gym.
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.
Spirit of Chicago
Harbor dining cruise vessel offering lunch and dinner cruises, live entertainment, and skyline views.
Chicago Auto Show
The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. All Chicago Auto Show exhibits are held in the McCormick Place complex. Exhibitions include: multiple world and North American introductions; a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars and trucks; sport utility vehicles; and experimental or concept cars. In total, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display. Additionally, attendees will also have the opportunity to see numerous accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles and project, antique and collector cars.
Christopher Art Gallery
Located on the main campus of Prairie State College, the Christopher Art Gallery hosts six to eight shows annually, featuring local, regional and national artists, as well as student works. Programming varies by media, theme, and artists represented.
CITY: Chicago Heights
Isle A La Cache Museum
Isle A La Cache Museum is devoted to the history of the 18th century fur trade between voyagers and Native Americans.
Baymont Inn & Suites - Alsip
The Baymont Inn is pleased to provide our guests with exceptional service. We are an incorridor property with 3 floors. Whether you are here for business or leisure, we have many amenities at an affordable price.
Hilton Suites Chicago/Magnificent Mile
345 suites. Indoor pool. On-site health club. One restaurant. Room service. Full service luxury hotel located within minutes to all major attractions.
Ten Thousand Villages
Experience exquisite, handcrafted jewelry, clothing, home decor and gifts from around the world. Invest in education, housing and hope for villages in 33 countries. Each store operates as a cooperative with its own board of directors, and provides vital, fair income to people in developing countries by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories.
CITY: Oak Park
Source Code - Orland Park Metra Station
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.
CITY: Orland Park
100 rooms. Seven suites. Valet. Business center. Exercise facilities. Complimentary breakfast. Special amenities incluse microwave and refrigerator in all rooms, 33cable stations. Located eight miles south of Midway Airport.
Bringing together the talent of chef Stephen Wambach and pastry chef Christine McCabe, Epic strives to take the Chicago restaurant experience to a new level by providing extraordinary food and service in an inviting and stylish space. Stop by Epic Sky, a chic rooftop getaway in the heart of River North and take in breathtaking views of Chicago's downtown skyline.
Sports Center is a three floor sports bar located across the street from Wrigley Field featuring outdoor roof deck and 2nd floor Al fresco dining.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Joliet North/Plainfield
Fairfield Inn & Suites Joliet North/Plainfield is located just off I-55. This Marriott hotel is conveniently located off I-55 & Rt. 30. We offer exceptional friendly and quality customer service! Group and extended stay rates available.
Wingate by Wyndham - Joliet
Conveniently located near I-55 and I-80, Wingate by Wyndham welcomes business, groups, sports, and leisure travelers. Serving hot complimentary breakfast daily.
Circle Theatre of Oak Park
Circle Theatre is an artist-based company whose mission is to produce exciting and innovative theatre accessible to our widely diversified suburban and city audience. Through variety-filled seasons including drama, comedy, musicals, and new works, Circle Theatre challenges, entertains, and educates audiences and artists of all ages.
CITY: Oak Park
Mr. B's Lounge, The Oaks Hotel-Burr Ridge
American cuisine. Casual dress code. Serving dinner. Average cost per meal: Under $12.
CITY: Burr Ridge
Allegro Chicago, A Kimpton Boutique Hotel
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.
DuSable Museum of African American History
The DuSable Museum of African American History is located on University of Chicago's Hyde Park campus. Experience a unique cultural environment as you travel through African American history. DuSable Museum shares African American history through a variety of impactful traveling and insightful permanent exhibits, educational programs and special seasonal celebrations. Visit, learn, and enjoy! Ongoing: Red, White, Blue & Black: A History of Blacks in the Armed Services; A Slow Walk to Greatness: The Harold Washington Story.
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.
The Dilemma - Garfield Park Conservatory
A man wrestles with the dilemma of whether or not to tell his best friend that his wife is having an affair.
Civic Opera House
The world-renowned Lyric Opera of Chicago performs in one of North America's most beautiful opera houses, the Civic Opera House. The decorative character of the entire building is a hybrid of Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. Comedy-tragedy masks and cornucopia of instruments abound as playful ornaments around entrances, inspired by the Paris Opera House designed by Jean-Louis-Charles Garnier. The famous painted fire curtain (depicting the parade scene from Aida) and the interior decoration details of the Civic Opera House were created by American artist Jules Guerin in a palette of salmon pinks, roses, olives, golds and bronzes.
Roberts Sewing Center
Illinois' largest quilting fabrics store. 7,000 bolts of cotton fabric, classes, sewing, quilting. Sales of Pfaff and Viking brand and industrial machines. Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Tues & Thurs 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM. Repair all sewing machines handled on-site.
CITY: Crest Hill
Esplanade Restaurant & Lounge, Doubletree Suites
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Casual dress code. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Average cost per meal: breakfast under $10, lunch/dinner $10-20.
CITY: Downers Grove
Fairfield Inn South - Joliet
Built for business or leisure traveler. Indoor pool/hot tub, complimentary breakfast.
Prairie Bluff Golf Club
This 18-hole championship course has a driving range and learning center.
Open Door Repertory Company
Open Door Repertory Company is a professional non-equity theater organization that produces plays and provides theater education to serve audiences and theater artists of all ages and backgrounds throughout the Chicagoland area. Their purpose is to inspire, entertain, and provoke emotional and intellectual responses.
CITY: Oak Park
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
Sited outdoors over some 300 acres, the 21-piece collection contains monumental works by many of the 20th century's most important sculptors, including Puryear, Nauman, Disuvero and Hunt.
CITY: University Park
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
Set atop Water Tower Place, above prestigious North Michigan Avenue, this property is just an elevator ride from over 100 shops & boutiques and offers exceptional Lake Michigan and skyline views from each spacious guestroom. Recently opened, The dec Rooftop Bar provides a new and chic outdoor spot for sipping, savoring and socializing. Casual elegance and brasserie-inspired cuisine come together at deca RESTAURANT + BAR, serving inventive fare from morning to night. Enjoy easy access to such famed attractions as The Magnificent Mile, The Museum of Contemporary Art and The John Hancock Observatory or stay in and request an in-room visit from the popular Candy Man.
Renaissance Chicago Hotel
Located in the heart of Chicago's North Loop, the stylish and elegant Renaissance Chicago Hotel is a four star, four diamond rated property - within walking distance to the Central Business District, Theater District, and the "Magnificent Mile" shops.
Forever 21 offers the newest fashion trends for women and men at reasonable and affordable prices, so everyone can be fashion forward.
Nina's Bed & Breakfast
For women, by women: Nina's Bed and Breakfast was conceived out of a desire to bring a unique Bed and Breakfast experience geared to the sophisticated women traveler, women business traveler and the lesbian traveler. This experience will have a strong emphasis on personalization and customer service mixed with a dash of surprise.
Manilow Suites provides luxurious, spacious apartments in 12 high-rise buildings, featuring the most breathtaking views downtown Chicago has to offer. We combine the comforts of home with the services and amenities of the finest hotels. Daily rates are available.
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 Gaylord Building
A landmark in Lockport and along the I&M Canal since 1838, The Gaylord Building connects visitors to America's forgotten Canal Era. Come tour the site and enjoy fine dining in the Public Landing Restaurant. Then stroll or bike ride along the scenic canal trail or explore Lockport's National Register Historic District. Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Special group tours by appointment. The Gaylord Building is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (www.preservationnation.org). The Gaylord Building played a vital role in one of the great enterprises of the 19th century: the Illinois & Michigan Canal. In this handsome limestone warehouse visitors will discover exhibitions illustrating the unique heritage of the site and the Canal Corridor. A landmark in Lockport and along the I&M Canal since 1838, The Gaylord Building connects visitors to America's forgotten Canal Era. Come tour the site and enjoy fine dining in the Public Landing Restaurant. Then stroll or bike ride along the scenic canal trail or explore Lockport's National Register Historic District. Special group tours by appointment. The Gaylord building is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (www.preservationnation.org). Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Forest View Lounge
This neighborhood lesbian bar, with a relaxing North Woods tavern vibe, is a great place to catch the latest game, play pool or enjoy the outdoor beer garden. The grill menu includes the popular Large Marge Volcano Burger, oozing with cheese.
CITY: Forest View
Cape Cod Restaurant
Chicago's freshest fish and seafood since 1933. Featuring dover sole, bookbinder soup, ahi tuna, lobster, plus an extensive wine list in a nautical-themed decor.
This cafeteria-style Southern restaurant is a must-visit for soul food lovers. Restaurant manager Linda Stokes notes that President-elect Obama, a regular who is pictured on the restaurant walls alongside photos of other local politicians, likes the baked turkey legs with dressing.
57th Street Books
Serious readers shop here for everything from the latest university press publications to children's classics. The Obama family is known to browse the store's extensive book collection.
Nuts on Clark
For 35 years world famous Chicago icon offering popcorn, nuts & fine chocolate. Also located at O'Hare & Midway airport & Union Station. Order online.