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  • Video: Weekend Warning – Thanksgiving Edition

    We’re thankful because… it’s Thanksgiving! There are many holiday activities on the calendar during the long weekend ahead. But, especially with the weather being less-than-ideal, please be careful as you drive. And, as Lauren Lapka reminds us, the Traffix Chicago app can help you avoid delays as you plan your trip. ALL WEEKEND (11/28-12/1) Wolfcon Fri-Sun For lovers of board games, computer games, and role playing games The Pavilion near the airport 9am-11pmg $10-$30 http://wolfcon.org/  THURSDAY Thanksgiving Parade 8-11am Giant […]

  • Video: Weekend Warning – Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Edition

    This is the weekend for the BMO Harris Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. It’s just one of several holiday events in Chicago, as well as other options you can consider as you make your plans. As Lauren Lapka reminds us, the Traffix Chicago app can help you avoid delays as you drive around town. ALL WEEKEND (11/22-11/24) Autumn Festival (Villa Park) The Odeum Fri: 11-9 Sat: 9-7 Sun 10-5 $10 for adults Hundreds of craft booths https://www.hpifestivals.com/autumn-festivals/ Days of the Dead […]

  • Video: Weekend Warning – The Holidays are Here!

    With the opening of Christkindlmarket, not to mention the recent cold weather, it’s hard to deny that the holiday season is here. There are plenty of holiday events on the calendar this weekend, as well as other events, both indoors and outside. As Lauren Lapka reminds us, the Traffix Chicago app can help you avoid delays as you plan your travel around Chicago. ALL WEEKEND (11/15-11/17) Christmas around the world and Holidays of Light Museum of Science and Industry Explore […]

  • Video: Weekend Warning – Run!

    Run! Not because of leftover Halloween frights or to work off that leftover Halloween candy. But because there are several running events in the area this weekend. Regardless of your plans, Lauren Lapka reminds us that the Traffix Chicago app can help you avoid delays as you travel. ALL WEEKEND (11/1-11/3) Chicago Humanities Festival ·         The Chicago Humanities Festival connects people to the ideas that shape and define us, and promotes the lifelong exploration of what it means to be […]

  • Video: Weekend Warning – Halloween Edition

    There are many Halloween-related events on the calendar this weekend, but driving around town doesn’t also need to be scary. As Lauren Lapka reminds us, the Traffix Chicago app can help you avoid delays as you plan your trip.   ALL WEEKEND (10/25-10/27) Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe 6:30-10:30 Entertaining characters, live artists carving pumpkins, and ghostly trains. https://www.chicagobotanic.org/halloween Beer Culture Summit Attend tastings, talks, meals, and parties in breweries and museums ·         The first conference […]

  • Video: Weekend Warning – Two Weeks until Halloween Edition

    There are just two weeks until Halloween, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate this weekend. No matter what your plans may be, Lauren Lapka reminds us that the Traffix Chicago app can help you avoid delays as you drive around Chicago. ALL WEEKEND (10/18-10/20) Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe 6:30-10:30 Entertaining characters, live artists carving pumpkins, and ghostly trains. https://www.chicagobotanic.org/halloween Chicago Ghost Con Join ghost hunters, mediums, clairvoyants, and paranormal enthusiasts to hear speakers, […]

  • Video: Weekend Warning – Chicago Marathon Edition

    The Chicago Marathon is Sunday, which means many street closures. But if you’re not running or cheering, there’s plenty to do including many fall activities. No matter what your plans may be, Lauren Lapka reminds us that the Traffix Chicago app can help you avoid delays as you plan your trips.   ALL WEEKEND (10/11-10/13) Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo Free at McCormick Place Friday (9-8) and Saturday (9-6) Pickup race packet Marathon on Sunday https://www.chicagomarathon.com/runners/expo-packet-pick-up/ ACE Comic Con […]

  • Video: Weekend Warning – “Ein Prosit” Edition

    Oktoberfest season continues, as does the season for various fall festivals and events. As Lauren Lapka reminds us, no matter what your plans may be, the Traffix Chicago app can help you avoid delays as you drive around the Chicago area.   ALL WEEKEND (9/20-9/22) Oktoberfest in Glendale Heights. – Mon-Thurs 5-10 – Fri: 5-12 – Sat: 12-12 – Sun: 12-10 – Camera Park – The festival will feature authentic German food prepared by renowned Chef Wolfgang of the acclaimed […]

  • Video: Weekend Warning – Riot Fest Edition

    Riot Fest is this weekend, along with ChiSox Craft Beer Fest and many other activities as we continue the transition from summer to fall. As Lauren Lapka reminds us, no matter what your plans might be, the Traffix Chicago app can help you avoid delays as you drive.   ALL WEEKEND (9/13-9/15) Ravinia – Friday: Mary J Blige – Saturday: Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella/Morrissey with Interpol – Sunday: Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella/Coco in concert live to film – Ticket prices […]

  • Video: Weekend Warning – Beer and Sandwich edition

    It’s the Beer and Sandwich edition of Weekend Warning. Beer is in honor this weekend’s German American Oktoberfest, and Sandwich is in honor of the Sandwich Fair. (OK, it’s a stretch, but just play along.) Those are just two of the many events in the area this weekend. Whatever your plans may be, Lauren Lapka reminds us that the Traffix Chicago app can help you avoid delays as you drive.   ALL WEEKEND (9/6-9/8) Ravinia Friday: Saturday: Stravinsky & Prokofiev/ […]

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