Be Your Own Tour Guide with New Book, “Chicago Scavenger”


Explore Chicago’s hidden gems with Jessica Mlinaric’s latest release, “Chicago Scavenger: The Ultimate Search for Chicago’s Hidden Treasures.”

This interactive guide provides a comprehensive look into the Windy City’s many jewels. Author Jessica Mlinaric, Wicker Park native and founder of, displays her passion for exploration, photography and culture so readers can connect with the beloved city she calls home. From art and entertainment to dining and shopping, prepare to embark on an experience toward 300 of Chicago’s local favorites. 

Perfect for families and solo travelers alike, “Chicago Scavenger” provides riddles that, when solved, lead readers on a quest to reveal  the secrets of 17 of Chicago’s neighborhoods. From Hyde Park to Rogers Park, uncover the magic of local museums, cafes, parks and more. Discover Chicago’s smallest bar or the nation’s first Black art museum. The diversity of these destinations, combined with the book’s unique journey, creates a tourist guide unlike any you’ve seen.

“I’ve tried to offer a feel for each area by choosing sites that are visually interesting, historically important, or meaningful to the cultural fabric of the neighborhood,” Mlinaric says.

Through this book, Mlinaric aims to encourage readers to engage with new places and make long-lasting memories.

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