Taste your way through ethnic Chicago

Picture eating octopus ceviche from a martini glass while deep-sea fish watch from above. You are not near an ocean but in a Chicago neighborhood restaurant.

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Stay and play or shop a magnificent street or mile

Chicago has dressed for the holidays

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Elysian Hotel in Chicago named best hotel in U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler

Conde Nast Traveler magazine has named Chicago’s Elysian Hotel the best hotel in the U.S. in its Readers Choice awards for 2011.

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Two Chicago area farms feature mazes and pumpkins

The world’s largest maze at Richardson’s Adventure Farm and activities at Tom’s Farm Market are a fall countryside drive from Chicago, IL. Go to Richardson Adventure Farm to wander through arguably the world’s largest corn maze. But plan on staying to do its zip line, feed the animals, watch a pig race and take a lunch or donut break. Or go to Tom’s Farm Market and Greenhouse to make a scarecrow. However, plan to pose near cute farm cutouts, buy a pie to take home and donuts to eat there. Work off the food wandering a five-acre maze.

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The Ledge gives thrilling views of Chicago’s landscape

Visit the famed Skydeck of Chicago’s Willis Tower and to step out on a glass-enclosed Ledge. At 1353 feet in the air, The Ledge transforms how visitors experience Chicago, providing never-before-seen views of the city

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Panties on parade in Chicago’s new giant Marilyn Monroe

Public art seems to always spark a conversation, at the very least, and in Chicago these days the Windy City is living up to its name with the conversations swirling around the newest piece of art on display: It’s a giant Marilyn Monroe on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, positioned in her famous pose from “The Seven… Read More

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