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Pushed back by the coronavirus pandemic, the $6 billion Sterling Bay’s Lincoln Yards megadevelopment is set to break ground this October on an eight-story ...

Apple Fest returns to Lincoln Square in October after skipping 2020 because of the pandemic.The festival is expanding to Wilson Avenue and will feature a ...

Guinness recently announced the launching of a 15,000-square foot, community-immersed taproom in Chicago’s Fulton Market. It is the second location of a new ...

Da, Bears. We all know that once football season rolls around, our attention shifts to whatever is going on with the Chicago Bears. Heck, most of us have grown ...

Few Midwestern cities are quite as cosmopolitan and exciting as Chicago. Home to an estimated 26 ethnicities, Chicago is a true melting pot of cultures. Make ...

A spectacular pop-up Neon and Light museum is opening in River North, ready to dazzle Chicagoans and guests for eight weeks. Presented by Ken Saunders Gallery, ...

Sports betting volume in Illinois for July 2021 dipped down to $369,134,820. That is a drop of 22.5% from June’s total of $476.5 million, and the lowest total ...

Chicago was just ranked the second most beautiful city in the world and the first in North America) by 27,000 Time Out Index survey voters from all over the ...

It's unlikely that you don't get tired or feel sluggish if you're from the earth. So, if you ever feel this way, don't be startled; simply take a small amount ...

The City of Chicago filed two lawsuits against major meal delivery services on August 27. The lawsuits, against DoorDash and Grubhub, resulted from a combined ...

Employees working 9-to-5 jobs in Chicago are going to have to wait longer than anticipated before returning to work in their offices. Many companies are ...

Now that we’re past the 2021 NBA Draft, and the free agency is almost completely unfolded with few remarkable players left without a contract, we can finally ...

After remaining dark for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chicago area music clubs are now taking measures against a new wave, requiring ...

The World Naked Bike Ride is back to Chicago this year, later than usual, after the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible in 2020. Here are some useful pointers ...

Many bars and restaurants in Chicago are starting to only allow in vaccinated clients and introduce mask wearing policies, as more and more people get infected ...

Chicagoans are getting their favorite events back this summer, although some come later than usual. Like many others, the Millennium Park Summer Concert Series ...

Amazon has splashed $35 million on the Central Steel & Wire plant on the Southwest Side, one of the largest land deals in the Chicago area.Amazon said ...

The Illinois market is already proving to be a lucrative one, even during a pandemic. It’s already over  200 million market over the last year according to the ...

Cannabis users in southern Illinois will be able to legally smoke in public starting Saturday, July 10th, in a lounge built precisely for that purpose in ...

Ambulatory Surgery Centers, or ASC’s, are free standing centers that perform outpatient surgery. ASC’s are not hospital associated surgery centers, known as an ...

Whether you were born and bred in the windy city or are looking to relocate for work, a growing number of people now call Chicago home. As a result, the real ...

Good news for Chicago foodies and visitors to the Windy City. Boka Restaurant Group has leased the two-story, 14,000-square-foot space at 504 N. Wells St., ...

It is probably one of those places you would never know existed if you didn’t hear about it from someone else. The Drifter is one of those bars that has to be ...

The moment you first glance at the outdoor patio at Recess, you may think it was designed specifically to address pandemic-related seating capacity limits and ...

If you are a resident or visitor to Illinois who happens to enjoy playing table games like roulette, you have several choices in venues to play that game. In ...

Close to 300,000 applications have been submitted seeking pandemic rent assistance through Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois state programs. However, ...

A trio of Chicago drivers has launched a class-action lawsuit against the private company, Chicago Parking Meters. The suit alleges that the exclusive contract ...

In 2015, Google decided to move its Chicago operations from River North, expanding its Midwest operations. At the time, this was seen as a huge factor in ...

Chicagoans who tried alternative forms of transportation over the last year will soon be treated to even more options. The city is considering the long-term ...

Chicago residents who have outstanding student loans will be expected to resume payments on October 1, 2021. This follows an unprecedented 19-month suspension ...

The Obama Portraits were unveiled during a special event in 2018, having an impactful presence, due to their vivid color palettes, as well as for being the ...

Good news for art and nature lovers, both from Chicago and visiting this summer. The new large-scale art installation is opening May 28th at Morton Arboretum, ...

Chicago might have a normal summer this year, after mayor Lightfoot announced May 26th its beaches will reopen just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The ...

Cultivate by Forbidden Root will open in August in the building at 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave., with an adjacent taproom to follow about a month after that, ...

Summerfest, the well known Milwaukee music festival, has announced its lineup for the 2021 edition, which will take place over three weekends in September this ...

More good news for the art aficionados in Chicago and surrounding areas this spring: “The Art of Banksy”, an exhibit of Banksy works is coming to Chicago in ...

Good news for water lovers in the city and those planning to visit. The Chicago Water Taxi will be back on the River this summer, plans being to reopen late ...

The region’s largest single collection of cherry trees, planted on the banks of the Columbia Basin, just south of the Museum of Science and Industry, are in ...

For those who love entertainment in every form, good news from downtown Hyde Park. Starting April 16th, the Silver Room becomes an opera house, where passersby ...

Chicago's iconic lakefront destination and nonprofit institution Navy Pier  will partially  reopenon Friday, April 30th, restoring public access to select ...

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