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  • Family holiday and Christmas events in Chicago 2017

    Family holiday and Christmas events in Chicago 2017

    The holidays are a festive time in Chicago, where there are several family-friendly events that you can enjoy with friends and loved ones in 2017.  Bundle up to go outdoors and have fun at a skating rink, at a holiday market, or to go Christmas caroling. Fifth Third Bank Winter Wonderfest Dec. 1-Jan...
  • Where to see Christmas lights in Chicago 2017

    Where to see Christmas lights in Chicago 2017

    Chicago is festively illuminated with lights and decorations for the holiday seasons. Take a trip downtown to see the lights on the Magnificent Mile and the decorations and display windows at Macy’s on State Street. Drive through the suburbs and find holiday decorations throughout Chicagoland. There...
  • HIM say goodbye in Chicago

    HIM say goodbye in Chicago

    HIM brought their final Bang & Whimper Tour to the House of Blues in Chicago on Friday night. The Finnish band is calling it quits after more than 25 years of their brand of "love metal." The band's mix of goth-infused metal, rock and pop has earned them a world-wide following of dedicated fans...
  • Turkey trots and Thanksgiving parades in Chicago 2017

    Turkey trots and Thanksgiving parades in Chicago 2017

    Few cities roll out the orange carpet for Thanksgiving better than Chicago. This is the region where neighborhoods will turn into social gatherings, front yard and parks will turn into football fields, and high school track and fields will become places where families can finally live up to that New...
  • Halloween parties and concerts in Chicago 2017

    Halloween parties and concerts in Chicago 2017

    Forget haunted houses and horror-movie marathons--this Halloween, the best place to be is at a concert, and Chicago has plenty going on, from pop stars to '90s rock icons. So, guys and ghouls get your costume picked out, grab your tickets and let the music put a spell on you this Halloween. Katy...
  • Watch Ozzy Osbourne perform 'Bark At The Moon' during the eclipse

    Watch Ozzy Osbourne perform 'Bark At The Moon' during the eclipse

    Ozzy Osbourne has done a lot of wild stuff over the course of his five decade long career. But at 68, the legendary frontman is still checking boxes on his bucket list. On Monday (Aug. 21), Ozzy performed his 1983 classic “Bark at the Moon” during the historic eclipse that arched across the U.S...
  • Concerts and shows to check out July 4th weekend in Chicago 2017

    Concerts and shows to check out July 4th weekend in Chicago 2017

    You've got a cookout planned, a great spot for fireworks, and you're relaxing in the summer heat. What's left? Live music. Few things are more fun than a concert, especially to celebrate a holiday in the middle of summer, when the concert season is at its peak. And Chicago has a lot of concerts for...
  • Best Mother's Day brunch in Chicago 2017

    Best Mother's Day brunch in Chicago 2017

    Mother’s Day in Chicago is a holiday where families will come together to celebrate mom. There are a plethora of things to do on this holiday that will make the special women in your lives feel like a queen, but the best way to show her love is by taking her to a Mother’s Day brunch, and if you’re...
  • Best bars and restaurants to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Chicago 2017

    Best bars and restaurants to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Chicago 2017

    Chicago has some of the best food and fun times around and for Cinco de Mayo, there will be no exceptions.  There several events citywide that will be geared to this awesome holiday, but the best way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is by heading to one of Chicago’s numerous bars and restaurants.  So if...
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    Panic! at the Disco bring 'Good Time' to Allstate

    Panic! at the Disco, who are touring 2016's release Death of a Bachelor, brought MisterWives and Saint Motel to Rosemont, Illinois for an evening of pop-rock fusion that had the Allstate Arena packed to the rafters. A ten-minute digital clock countdown to the start of the headlining set got...
  • St. Patrick's Day shows and concerts in Chicago 2017

    St. Patrick's Day shows and concerts in Chicago 2017

    When it comes to party holidays every year, St. Patrick’s Day normally tops the list. With green beer, traditional Irish food, and great music, there is something for just about everyone looking for a good time. Chicago is no different, as there are a ton of great concerts and shows for people to...
  • Best bars and restaurants to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Chicago

    Best bars and restaurants to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Chicago

    Chicago and St. Patrick’s Day goes hand-and-hand. Second, only to Boston, there may be no other city in America that celebrates the luck of the Irish as much as Chicago does, and there will be a plethora of restaurants and bars that will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Windy City. If you’re...
  • Buzzer Eater: 3 reasons BYU basketball got upended 75-73 at Illinois

    Buzzer Eater: 3 reasons BYU basketball got upended 75-73 at Illinois

    Anytime you let your chances boil down to one last prayer of a shot at the end of a game, you're letting fate slip out of your own hands and into your opposition. That's exactly what happened this weekend at Illinois, as BYU let its opportunity to win at the United Center in Chicago rest on a half...
  • Your 2016 guide to the holidays and Christmas in Chicago

    Your 2016 guide to the holidays and Christmas in Chicago

    Tons of holiday fun is blowing through the windy city this month. Bad jokes aside, Chicago is a happening place with holiday fun and Christmas cheer a plenty this month. For those looking for some free fun for the family, you're in luck with plenty of activities throughout the city and even some...
  • Best free family holiday events in Chicago for Christmas 2016

    Best free family holiday events in Chicago for Christmas 2016

    It's the season for holiday lights and Chicago will be lighting up the city in a big way over the next few weeks. The area offers up a lot of holiday entertainment that can appeal to people of all ages. Celebrate this festive time of year by getting out and enjoying what the city has to offer. Here...
  • Your 2016 guide to Halloween in Chicago

    Your 2016 guide to Halloween in Chicago

    The Windy City is sure to blow you away with all the awesome Halloween fun it has to offer this October (and no, we won't apologies for that terrible pun). The lovely city of Chicago is a perfect destination for every level of Halloween lover, doesn't matter if you like it spooky or calm. For the...
  • Best haunted houses in Illinois 2016

    Best haunted houses in Illinois 2016

    When looking for haunted houses in Illinois, there are lots of options and many of the new haunted attractions have multiple different stories and rooms to lure guests in for, not just one, but multiple visits. Whether it is a single story haunted house or a location with up to four different...
  • Best places to buy Halloween costumes in Chicago 2016

    Best places to buy Halloween costumes in Chicago 2016

    The Midwest is one of the best areas of the United States to experience the joy of Halloween, and there may be no better city in this part of the country to have a ball on All Hallows’ Eve than in Chicago. The Windy City has long had a great tradition of being a great Halloween town, with bars and...
  • Brett Eldredge gives fans a glimpse of his hometown in ‘Illinois’ music video

    Brett Eldredge gives fans a glimpse of his hometown in ‘Illinois’ music video

    When you think of Illinois, it’s likely you think of Chicago. But there’s a lot more to the state than what can be found in the 312 area code, and that’s portrayed amply in Brett Eldredge’s new music video “Illinois.” Clocking in at just over three minutes and 30 seconds, the music video focuses on...
  • Brett Eldredge takes us to 'Illinois.'

    Brett Eldredge takes us to 'Illinois.'

    Who says disco is dead? If you believe that, you haven't heard “You Can't Stop Me” off Brett Eldredge's new album Illinois. With its funky electric guitar backing, the song doesn't even pretend to be country. There's nothing wrong with country artists experimenting with other genres; but this will...
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