THINGS TO DO IN CHICAGO

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Chicago, The Windy City, is filled with incredible and exciting things to.  There are fun things to do with kids this weekend and always concerts in Chicago tonight.  Whatever it is you might be seeking at any point in time, there is a very good chance it is happening somewhere in Chicago. 

Our very helpful Chicago Travel Guide can be of assistance as you determine what you want to do and perhaps hotels near me in Chicago and the best restaurants.  It’s always best to check out any great city with a travel guide and a game plan for your action!

Chicago has tons of attractions.  Some of those include Navy Pier, Lincoln Park Zoo, and Millennium Park.  There is also Grant Park and the Museum of Science and Industry.  Don’t forget Shedd Aquarium and the immensely incredible views from 360Chicago. 

What are some top attractions in Chicago?

Chicago has tons of attractions.  Some of those include Navy Pier, Lincoln Park Zoo, and Millennium Park.  There is also Grant Park and the Museum of Science and Industry.  Don’t forget Shedd Aquarium and the immensely incredible views from 360Chicago. 

Chicago is simply overflowing with arts and culture.  Take your kids to the Chicago Children’s Museum or the Chicago History Museum.  You can also check out the Art Institute Of Chicago and the Chicago Cultural Center. 

If you are seeking performing arts then Chicago is the place for you.  Chicago is home the Hamilton Chicago and of course the Joffrey Ballet.  There is also the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Opera. 

The city is also a huge sports town.  You can always find the upcoming events and schedules at ThingsToDoInChicago.co.  We have the Bears Schedule, Northwestern Football Schedule, and of course all the hockey action with the Blackhawks and Chicago Wolves

Check out some live action of a recent concert in Chicago:

Getting To Chicago

Chicago is a favorite tourist destination. It is one of the best cities in the US with world-class museums and restaurants and it is home to Jazz and comedy. It is known as the Windy City. Of course, getting there first is most important, so it is helpful to know a few things about the airports.

Midway can handle all of the major airlines and is one great option for flying to Chicago. If you charter your bus beforehand can save valuable time and produce your journey a lot more pleasant. The rental car buses depart with just a few folks. When travelling in a bigger group, the typical taxi or limo services are not able to cater for such parties within a car.

The airport provides a number of shops to pass the moment. Smaller airports are not going to provide that sort of exposure. O’Hare International Airport provides an assortment of choices for vehicle rentals. Midway International Airport is in the middle of a large dining overhaul. If you’re planning to fly into Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), you’ve got ten car rental companies to pick from.

Based on the pick up location and destination of your journey, an alternate taxicab service may be the best option for you. Chicago Destinations While traveling to Chicago learns more about the region and the places you may visit when you remain in the region. Chicago Destinations Your visit to the Windy City is certain to be fun and full of excitement.

Chicago Growth And Development – Entertainment and Living Options

To stay on top of all the best things to do in Chicago or any city, you must be aware of all the new development and amazing places being constructed to lure in residents and give people a nice quality of life. There is a mammoth new development in Chicago called The 78. It’s a $7 Billion plus mega-project that will include entertainment options and venues. In fact, the entire city is under an immense new construction boom. It truly is remarkable how much new development is going on for a major, established city. Just check out the new digs around the Northwestern campus as well. Incredible.

Chicago 2020 Broadway Season Is Something Special

Broadway In Chicago really did it big time in 2020. Some true smash hits from Broadway are coming to town. Dear Evan Hansen is returning to the Windy City after a super successful run in 2019. Sensational musicals Mean Girls, Frozen, and Come From Away will also be in Chicago this coming season. It’s a power packed year for theatre lovers in Chicagoland.

Shedd Aquarium

The aquarium is always a big hit and an excellent place to take the kids. Also a perfect trip for a school field trip. Shedd in Chicago is no different. Shedd said please don’t hesitate to nurse anywhere you’re comfortable. Shedd has a rather prosperous penguin breeding program. Shedd is a well-known place and can readily get crowded during summer, weekends or holidays. Shedd also receives a huge part of its power consumption from solar power, and it’s always increasing. In reality, Shedd has also made tremendous progress in the field of waste management.

Shedd Aquarium is located at 1200 South Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, zip code 60605.

It is possible to re-enter the Aquarium if you maintain your ticket. You only have to go to Shedd Aquarium! In general, Shedd Aquarium is a good location for families to devote an enjoyable weekend at. If you prefer to be part of the Shedd Aquarium’s workforce, you can volunteer for sure positions. Shedd Aquarium is among the world’s biggest indoor aquariums, housing around 32,000 creatures. Shedd Aquarium is among the most fascinating areas to visit when in the Chicago region. You can’t tour the complete Shedd Aquarium in simply a day so instead join their membership to visit it frequently. Perhaps check out the Shedd Aquarium for catching a concert at the Aragon Ballroom.

You can leave and return inside if you maintain your ticket. When you purchase your tickets, make certain that you reserve your time for any shows you would love to see as you will require a ticket to enter. Buying tickets early is almost always a fantastic idea. They can be purchased exclusively at the front gate of Dollywood and cannot be pre-purchased. If you wish to find discounted tickets, take a look at the discount section above.

Hotels In Chicago


When visiting Chicago of course it is imperative to check out all the hotels in Chicago so you can make the best choice for what you want. There are hundreds and hundreds of great hotels to choose from. The Centrally Situated Palmer House Hotel – The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel Has Been a great stay for our family . This Hilton hotel is centrally situated and just two blocks from the Art Institute and Millennium Park. We walked to almost anything we did. We got tired, Lyft and Uber automobile services delivered us as taking public transportation, about the same cost. Named after its proprietor his hotel burned from the Great Chicago Fire. 

Today, the hotel is a popular place to go for social gatherings in its spectacular lobby. This could be a great option for after a Thalia Hall Concert or after a long drive back from a Notre Dame Football game. This hotel takes you back with ceilings offering guests of business conferences and weddings both hospitality and old world charm. Our loved using the Executive Floor Lounge. For everyone remaining floors, the lounge provides evening hor doeuvres and breakfast. The lounge is an upgrade in the fun element and a family. To give you a notion of how Hilton Palmer Parker House is at Chicago, here’s the distance from the hotel and a list of Chicago restaurants and nearby attractions. We walked to all except the Museum of Industry and Science. 

Chicago Attractions – The Art Institute along with Millennium Park – Willis Tower – Field Museum of Natural History – John Hancock – Water Tower Place – John G Shedd Aquarium – Adler Planetarium – Lincoln Park Zoo – Museum of Science and Industry – Chicago restaurants – Als Beef – Giordanos – Lou Malnatis – Xoco – The Purple Pig – Portillos – Self Guided Walking Chicago Food Tour – I Really like to sample food in Various cities, but there’s never Appear to be sufficient meals. Thats where food tours come in. Rather than joining one, we created our very own Chicago food tour with the aid of knowledgeable friends. 

Who says you need to eat a whole meal at one restaurant? These innovative meals work when there are plenty of great restaurants within walking distance. Map them out on Google Maps along with make your very own Chicago food tour. Appetizer: Charcuterie in The Purple Pig – First Course: hotdogs At Portillos – Second Course: An Italian sandwich in Als Steak – Dessert: Churros with chocolate in Xoco – Chicago Deep Dish Pizza – Im not going to get into that the Chicago Deep Dish pizza wars. They’re all Chicago classics in their very own right.

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Waukegan police officer fired after fatal shooting of teenEmmanuel Camarilloon October 23, 2020 at 11:21 pm

Protestors march during a rally and protest against police brutality after Marcellis Stinnettte,19, was fatality shot by police in Waukegan, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020.

Protesters march during a rally and protest against police brutality after Marcellis Stinnettte,19, was fatally shot by police in Waukegan, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times

Meanwhile, the FBI is assisting with the shooting investigation.

The Waukegan police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a teen has been fired “for multiple policy and procedure violations,” the city’s police chief announced Friday.

No other details were provided in Chief Wayne Walles’ brief announcement, which noted the Illinois State Police are continuing to conduct an independent investigation of the killing of 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette, who was shot by the Waukegan officer in the northern suburb. The FBI is assisting the State Police in that effort.

In a statement, Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim said he contacted the U.S. Department of Justice Wednesday, and the department agreed to review the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

“The FBI is aware of the death of Marcellis Stinnette and will review all available facts of the incident to determine if a federal response is warranted,” FBI Special Agent Siobhan Johnson said.

Marcellis Stinnette
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Marcellis Stinnette

“I am confident in the work being done by the Illinois State Police and welcome the assistance of the FBI,” Nerheim said.

The incident began shortly before midnight Tuesday when an officer went to investigate a vehicle near Liberty and Oak streets, Waukegan police said in a statement. The car drove off from the officer but was found moments later by another officer. As that officer walked up to the car, the car reversed and the officer fired his pistol out of “fear for his safety,” police said.

Stinnette, a 19-year-old Black man, and his girlfriend Tafara Williams, who was driving the car, were both shot. Stinnette died from his gunshot wound at Vista Medical Center East, according to Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper. Williams survived and underwent surgery Thursday, according to her family.

The officer, who initially was placed on administrative leave, is Hispanic and has five years on the force, police said. Body camera and squad car footage of the incident is being reviewed by investigators.

“As I have said before, once the investigation is concluded, all the evidence will be reviewed and a final decision will be made with respect to any potential charges,” Nerheim said.

The shooting sparked outrage as it comes amid nationwide protests calling for an end to police brutality and racial justice.

On Thursday, protesters gathered outside a Waukegan police station, demanding justice for Stinnette and casting doubt on the Police Department’s version of what happened.

“I want justice for her,” Johnson said of her daughter. “I want the police to stop killing. You opened fire … for what? It’s not making sense to me. It’s not adding up,” said Williams’ mother Tina Johnson during the protest.

Contributing: David Struett, Mitch Dudek

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8-year-old girl critically hurt by stray gunfire in East ChicagoDavid Struetton October 23, 2020 at 3:01 pm

Police say a girl was hurt by stray gunfire Oct. 22, 2020, in 4500 block of Magoun Avenue in East Chicago, Indiana.

Police say a girl was struck by stray gunfire Oct. 22, 2020, in 4500 block of Magoun Avenue in East Chicago, Indiana. | Google Maps

She was seated on her living room floor when someone fired 16 shots outside, police say.

An 8-year-old girl was in critical condition after being shot in the head by stray gunfire Thursday night while seated on a living room floor doing homework in East Chicago, Indiana.

Someone outside fired 16 shots from an automatic weapon about 10 p.m., sending one stray bullet through the siding of the home, East Chicago Deputy Chief Jose Rivera said in a statement.

Police responded to the shooting in the 4500 block of Magoun Avenue and found the child lying on the floor, bleeding from her head, Rivera said.

She was taken to St. Catherine’s Hospital in East Chicago, where her condition stabilized, before being flown to Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago.

Police said they don’t believe she was the intended target.

“Any time a child is the victim of senseless gun violence it affects and saddens us all,” Rivera said. “Thoughts, prayers and caring emojis on social media will not bring the shooter to justice.

“We can’t allow these cowardly thugs to randomly open fire in our community with impunity,” he said. “Our department will use all the resources we have available to help us catch the shooter and any person involved in [the] shooting.”

Police asked anyone with information to call East Chicago police’s anonymous tip line at 219-391-8500.

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Local names to watch during the Big Ten football seasonMike Clarkon October 23, 2020 at 3:52 pm

Northwestern’s Tyler Haskin, left, celebrates his touchdown against Massachusetts with teammate Riley Lees.

Northwestern’s Tyler Haskin, left, celebrates his touchdown against Massachusetts with teammate Riley Lees. | AP Photos

Count on these locally grown names to rise to the occasion in a short season.

Are you ready for some Big Ten football?

You should be, given how long the wait has been for the league to get started in this pandemic-dominated year. While some Power Five teams are more than halfway through their season, the Big Ten finally kicks off tonight when Illinois travels to Wisconsin.

Here, in alphabetical order, are 10 people with Chicago area roots to watch during this abbreviated eight-game season (with a few bonus picks thrown in for good measure):

Matt Allen, Michigan State

This will be the end of the Allen era in East Lansing with Matt, a fifth-year senior, back to start at center. His older brothers and fellow Hinsdale Central grads Jack (2012-15) and Brian (2014-17) were both four-year starters for the Spartans. Also back on the Spartans’ offensive line after being sidelined by injury much of last season is redshirt junior guard/tackle Kevin Jarvis (Maine South).

Tuf Borland, Ohio State

They don’t come much more durable or dependable than the fifth-year senior linebacker from Bolingbrook. He has played all 42 of the Buckeyes’ games over the past three seasons, starting 34, while piling up 180 tackles. Trivia I: Jarred Tuf Borland is his full name. Trivia II: He graduated last December with a degree in human development and family science.

P.J. Fleck, Minnesota

Minneapolis is no longer a college football backwater, thanks to this energetic Kaneland grad. Fleck doesn’t turn 40 till next month but he’s already entering his eighth season as a FBS head coach. The Gophers, 11-2 last season, are a national brand, hosting ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday for the second time in 11 months when Michigan comes to town Saturday.

Riley Lees, Northwestern

The offensively challenged Wildcats had just 156 receptions last season, and the senior quarterback-turned-receiver from Libertyville had almost a third of them (51). Lees also was Northwestern’s top kickoff returner, averaging 22.0 yards per runback.

Tyler Nubin, Minnesota

All-American safety Antoine Winfield Jr. is gone, and his replacement could be this sophomore from St. Charles North. The Gophers’ defense also figures to start two more local products: grad transfer Micah Dew-Treadway (Bolingbrook) on the line and junior Mariano Sori-Marin (Providence) at linebacker.

Alex Palczewski, Illinois

The senior from Prospect has started 36 straight games on the Illini offensive line, the last 25 at right tackle. He made a couple preseason All-Big Ten teams and is on the Outland Trophy watch list. Another preseason All-Big Ten pick up front for the Illini is senior Doug Kramer from Hinsdale Central, who has 30 starts at center.

Jacub Panasiuk, Michigan State

A standout top pass rusher, the senior defensive end from Lake Park had 18 quarterback hits last season, tied for second in the nation. His brother Mike won four letters as a defensive tackle for the Spartans from 2016-19.

Jack Sanborn, Wisconsin

The junior linebacker from Lake Zurich is the only local player to make the Big Ten’s 10-member preseason honors list. He had a team-best 80 tackles and three interceptions last fall, and is considered one of the top NFL prospects in the Big Ten.

Peter Skoronski, Northwestern

True freshmen don’t often start in the Big Ten, but the left tackle from Maine South is listed as co-No. 1 on the Wildcats’ latest depth chart. He was a four-star prospect who ranked fourth nationally among centers in the class of 2020 and played on the Hawks’ 2016 state championship team as a freshman.

Anthony Williams Jr., Michigan State

The Bolingbrook grad had 288 all-purpose yards as a true freshman last season and figures to play a bigger role this fall. He could be taking handoffs from redshirt freshman quarterback Payton Thorne, a Naperville Central grad.

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