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Mapping the West Loop’s unprecedented development boom

A look at the 58 projects in the pipeline.

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The most beautiful historic interiors in Chicago

There’s beauty everywhere: Theaters, fieldhouses, apartments, lobbies and libraries.

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Revisit Ferris Bueller’s Chicago

You can take a cinematic tour of 1980s Chicago featured in the classic John Hughes film.

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Chicago’s essential hardware stores, mapped

These are essential businesses still open where you can get cleaning supplies, housewares, and maybe even a roll of toilet paper.

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15 best vintage furniture stores in Chicago

From eclectic antique markets to curated midcentury modern shops.

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The best dog parks in Chicago

Find places with grass, off-leash beaches, and small dog runs.

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What makes an Irish bar authentic? Look for these 6 design elements.

Here are a few ways to spot the real deal in Chicago.

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These 18 hotels are packed with Chicago history

From boutique mansions to historic renovations

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Essential Chicago furniture stores to visit right now

Shop traditional, midcentury, and contemporary pieces.

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Chicago’s greatest remaining Gilded Age mansions

Surviving remnants of the indulgent bygone era exist throughout the city—if you know where to look.

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16 iconic signs that define Chicago

From neon church crosses, flashing theater names, and the red Wrigley marquee.

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18 small towns near Chicago you need to visit

Escape for a day, or weekend, to any of these towns just a short drive away.

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22 Chicago murals to see right now

From Rogers Park to the Far South Side.

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Chicago’s 10 most senseless demolitions, mapped

The city’s historic preservation movement didn’t always exist.

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10 notable Chicago projects designed by black architects

From parks to museums and schools

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Discover 10 Prairie School buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright disciples

Unique early-20th century churches, homes, a brewery, and more.

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12 modernist buildings every Chicagoan should know

Steel-and-glass mid-century masterpieces by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and other visionaries.

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27 iconic Chicago buildings that everyone should know

From Tribune Tower to the South Shore Cultural Center, these buildings are the heart and soul of the city.

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11 great Chicago starter homes for sale right now

These Chicago pads are perfect for first-time home buyers.

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Exploring Frank Lloyd Wright's Oak Park

Whether self-guided or as part of a tour, there’s no better place to witness Wright’s evolution as an architect.

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Chicago’s 25 most expensive homes for sale right now

See the blockbuster houses and condos on the market.

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15 Chicago developments to watch in 2020

From Vista Tower’s opening to the sale of the Thompson Center, these storylines will define Chicago in the new year

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26 places to go in Chicago this winter

These are the places that you must visit in Chicago right now—new classics, old favorites, and other essential sites.

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The 26 best things to do in Chicago with kids

We searched the city to find the 26 best family-friendly activities in Chicago, from kid-centric theater productions to one of the world’s largest aquariums.

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14 significant Mies van der Rohe buildings in Chicago

From the Federal Center to the IIT campus.

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Where to see holiday lights in Chicago

Let the magic begin

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The best ice skating rinks in Chicago

From luxury rinks on high-rises to neighborhood ice in city parks.

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Chicago's most beautiful places to get married

Looking for an unforgettable Chicago wedding venue? Start here.

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Chicago’s best places to cry in public

Need a minute?

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The best Chicago home decor stores to visit right now

Spruce up your home or find the perfect gift at these 12 boutiques.

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Tour Frank Lloyd Wright designs in his home state of Wisconsin

Just a few hours drive from Chicago, see the heart of Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs.

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Downtown Chicago’s most iconic public art

Iconic work from Picasso to Miro and Chagall.

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Chicago’s spookiest, certifiably haunted sites

You’re bound to get a chill down your spine.

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Where to see the best fall foliage in Chicago

You don’t have to travel far for prime leaf peeping.

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10 beginner bike rides in Chicago

Here are some low-stress routes to get you started on two-wheels in the city

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14 secret parks and gardens in Chicago

Green rooftops, tucked away gardens, beautiful parks

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The 10 best places to watch the Air and Water Show

From sandy beaches to rooftop lounges, here’s where you can catch the most action.

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13 campsites near Chicago in forest preserves and state parks

Illinois has lakes, rivers, dunes, canyons, and wildlife to see

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Mapping architect César Pelli’s legacy in Chicago

The late designer’s most significant contributions to the Chicago skyline are still yet to come.