History of the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel

Written by Dustin Ford During the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago, a man named George Washington Gale Ferris would change the world by unveiling a machine that would change the world as we knew it. The first ever Ferris Wheel had been created here in Chicago. This legendary structure was designed as a… Read more »

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New Theater Shows

Written by Dustin Ford Chicago has a deep history with theater and the performing arts. There are a lot of different shows coming to the windy city in the next few weeks. Here are just a few to get your feet wet. Billy Elliot: The Musical – Imperial Theatre This show will be in theatres… Read more »

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Why Take the Water Taxi

Written by Dustin Ford Chances are you’ve seen those huge yellow boats scooting along the Chicago River, those are Water Taxis. This aquatic taxi has several stops along the river and lake, as one might expect. It’s a great way to explore all the City has to offer. Michigan Avenue This stop is right under… Read more »

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Special Blue Man Group Event: Spillover Salon

As though Blue Man Group could get any more unique and exciting, the Chicago team has put together a one-time-only, first-of-its-kind variety show experience on August 26. Featuring the Blue Men (sans blue!) and talented local artists, the Spillover Salon is your chance to see experimental, untested material from the performers and offer immediate feedback… Read more »

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Summertime Sizzle: A Steakhouse You’ll Love

Sip On This A new cocktail menu at Chicago Chop House offers even more beverage options to complement a sizzling dry- or wet-aged steak or delectable seafood dish! Sip on a refreshing Bellini made with house made peach nectar and sparkling wine or one of their signature martinis like the Key Lime Pie Martini that… Read more »

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Two If By Sea: Summer Seafood Specialties

Looking for inspired seafood with perfect flavor combinations in a cool setting? Sink your teeth into Catch 35’s delicious lineup of seafood and cocktails complemented with live jazz for the ultimate dining experience. Ocean-to-Plate Events Known for the freshest seafood and delectable dishes, Catch 35 is offering special ocean-to-plate options this October and November. This… Read more »

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National Concierge Association Awards First-Ever Hall of Fame Recognition to Tim O’Malley

Ateema Media & Marketing CEO Recognized by NCA at 2019 Annual Education Conference MINNEAPOLIS – The 2019 National Concierge Association Annual Education Conference was extra special for Chicago-based company Ateema Media & Marketing and its CEO Tim O’Malley, as O’Malley was inducted into the NCA Hall of Fame. The recognition, a first for the NCA,… Read more »

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Last Chance for Movies in the Park

Written by Dustin Ford Summer is slowly coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to go see the movies in the Park. August is the last month for most parks featuring free public viewings. There are roughly two free movies being shown each week. You can check out our special guide… Read more »

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Chicago Triathlon: Spectating and Day Of Tips

The Chicago Triathlon first took place in 1983. Now, 36 years later it has expanded into one of the most competitive and popular triathlons. Contestants come from all over the world to compete in the race that takes place right on Lake Michigan and the coastline in the center of Chicago. This year, the race… Read more »

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