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  • A museum exhibit about the life and times of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is open at the Illinois Holocaust Museum

    The Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie has a new exhibit looking at the life of an iconic Supreme Court justice. Chief Curator Arielle Weininger says the exhibit is based on the book, RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While you are wandering through the exhibit you will stop at 16 audio stations along the way. You don’t have to be a legal expert to enjoy the exhibit. Weininger says it’s geared to all ages. There are also […]

  • New nap lounge opens downtown to allow you to catch some mid-day ‘Z’s

    If you’ve ever felt you could use a quick rest in the middle of your workday, a new nap lounge downtown may be your answer. Rejuvenation Suites has just opened in Block 37 offering sleeping spaces, including beanbags chairs, reclining chairs and mattresses, to take a quick mid-day power nap. The original focus was for professionals looking to re-energize between meetings but it turns out that other frequent customers include theater-goers hoping to reboot between a busy day and a […]

  • Enjoy dinner under a dome on the Mag Mile at a new pop-up dining experience coming this April

    If you just can’t wait until summer to eat outdoors in downtown Chicago, something new is coming this April to help you satisfy that desire without the chill of springtime in the Windy City. Dinner With a View is a pop-up dining experience expecting to serve over 10,000 gourmet meals over 30 days at its location on Pioneer Court next to Tribune Tower. The twist? Diners will be seated in heated geodesic domes. The concept is already selling out events […]

  • Are bears hibernating under downtown Chicago? Yes, but probably not the kind you think

    Nine large corrugated plastic bears are hibernating in the Chicago Pedway. They are part of the Chicago Loop Alliance’s “Massimals in the Loop” art installation. They’ll be monitored to see how well the three-dimensional bears, normally found in galleries, hold up being in the wild. If all goes as planned, they’ll remain in the Pedway through the winter, bringing attention to the often overlooked network of underground walkways connecting a large number of downtown Chicago buildings. Here’s WGN Radio’s Kim […]

  • Socks of Love: Under-donated but much-needed item being collected to help homeless

    Most people take for granted they have  plenty of  socks to keep their feet warm….but that’s not the case for many…it’s the most under donated item for those in need.  Stacy Lott is the Regional Operations Director for Footprints to Recovery in Arlington Heights…. For the third year in a row the company is collecting socks to donate to three Chicago area centers. They have set a  goal of 10,000 pairs by January 15th, including 5,000 pairs in Illinois.  For […]

  • Over 1,000 trees are aglow for the holidays at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle

    Over 1,000 trees are aglow for the holidays at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. It’s the seventh year for Illuminations: Tree Lights display. Planning for the event starts as soon as the previous year’s event concludes. The Arboretum brings back some crowd favorites each year while also making improvements and additions. This year’s Illuminations features a mile-long route, enhanced lighting along the lake, interactive displays, concessions tents, fire pits and s’mores kits. The event runs through January 5, but be […]

  • Bored? Game! Co-creator of Cards Against Humanity preparing to open a board game cafe in Logan Square

    A new 14,000 square foot board game cafe is scheduled to open January 10 in Logan Square. Max Temkin, co-creator of the game Cards against Humanity, is behind the concept. The cafe will feature a library of over 1000 games. If that sounds overwhelming, don’t worry. There will be teachers to help you learn the rules. There will also be BYOG – Bring Your Own Game. Plus, the basement will feature two escape rooms. And, on top of all that, […]

  • Video: Its name may be “Nuts on Clark,” but these days popcorn is the star

    Its name may be “Nuts on Clark.” But these days, popcorn is the star. And there are locations beyond the first shop on Clark, although that original store continues to thrive. As Wrigleyville has evolved, so has Nuts on Clark, a woman-owned business with customers who once visited as children now returning with their own kids to enjoy one of Chicago’s classics.

  • Toys “R” Us is back for the holidays, but this time as a pop-up adventure

    Toys “R” Us is back for the holidays, but not as the toy store we all remember. This time, it’s a pop-up on North Michigan Avenue with about a dozen rooms for families to explore. With themes including Paw Patrol and Melissa & Doug, the rooms are designed for kids of all ages, with some especially for the pre-schoolers in your life. There’s also the Polar Vortex room and a ball pit with a million balls, enough to fill seven […]

  • Popular walking tour preparing for new season of exploring Chicago’s holiday traditions

    Become a tourist in your own city or invite your out-of-town friends to explore Chicago’s Christmas traditions as Bobby’s Bike Hike prepares for a new season of their popular Holiday Hike. This one is a walking tour covering just over a mile in 2.5 hours. Besides visiting holiday landmarks including the Millennium Park Christmas Tree and the decorations on State Street, the tour also includes some can’t-miss Chicago foods and drinks. Plus, there will be some interesting Chicago holiday stories […]

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