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The Field Museum’s New Exhibit Unwraps Mummy Past

02/27/2012 | by

They’ve sat untouched and unseen since the World’s Fair in Chicago back in 1893, and now 20 mummies have emerged from their crypts to be viewed by the world once again.

The Field Museum has just opened their latest exhibit, “Opening the Vaults: Mummies,” where they have used new technology on these mummies to analyze specimens from as far back as 5,500 years ago.

Bring on the Grub: Chicago Restaurant Week has Begun!

02/17/2012 | by

There’s just something about a mouth-watering meal that seems to bring out the best in all of us. So if you’re a fanatical foodie like we are, there’s no better time of the year in Chicago than the next 10 days.

Chicago’s Number One Hotel Rebrands Itself as Waldorf Astoria

02/09/2012 | by

It was just named “Number One Hotel in the United States” by Conde Nast Traveler and “Best Overall Hotel in the US” by Trip Advisor’s 2012 “Traveler’s Choice” awards, but that hasn’t stopped the Elysian Hotel from rebranding itself.

On Tuesday it officially changed its name to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago.

Where’s the Superbowl Party in Chicago at?

02/02/2012 | by

Superbowl Sunday: the day even non sports fans enjoy a good old fashioned game of football. It’s the day champions are made. And while Chicagoans don’t have a horse in the race this year, there’s still a lot of fun to be had in Chi-Town on Sunday.

Chicago Ties for Most Top Rated Restaurants in North America

01/27/2012 | by

No surprise here: Chicago’s restaurants have been rated the best in North America. Tell us something we didn’t already know...

Get Excited: Chicago is Getting Yet Another New Hotel

01/20/2012 | by

New hotels just seem to be sprouting up all over Chicago lately. The newest addition rests in the tallest building in Lincoln Park. Its name: Hotel Lincoln.

Chicago will soon Become THE Place to Sleep with a Virgin (Hotel)

01/11/2012 | by

After starting up a bevy of booming business ventures, The Virgin Group has finally decided to get its feet wet in the hotel industry.

Guess what trendy town they plan on losing their virginity in? That’s right, the 41-year-old Virgin has decided on none other then the seductive city of Chicago!

Foodies are in Shock as Top Chicago Restaurant Announces Plans to Close

01/05/2012 | by

Foodies across Chicago are starting off the new year in a bit of confusion over the latest culinary casualty.

Chicago Drops Its "Second City" Slogan... and Changes It!

12/15/2011 | by

Unfortunately, this is no joke. It’s real, it’s random and it has taken us all by surprise. In an effort to re-brand the city, Chicago is doing away with its famous “Second City” slogan.

Think it’s too Cold Outside for Outdoor Activities? Think Again.

12/08/2011 | by

If you’re like us, you love any fun, physical activity that comes with being outdoors, so don’t let these bitter cold months keep you in hibernation. Try lacing up some skates and taking a spin on the ice at one of the best ice skating rinks in Chicago!