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Free Days at Chicago Museums in March

Grant Park | Museum Campus, Magnificent Mile | Streeterville, Hyde ParkThere aren't as many free days at Chicago museums in March as there are in the first two months of the year, but you can still get out and enjoy these top attractions. Most of the museums are free...

Strength Community Helps One of its Own

Lincoln ParkIf you were faced with a financial hardship, chances are you only have your family to rely on. What if that burden was just too much to handle? This was the case for Mike Vitale. His father is a...

Half Off All Wines at MK Restaurant In January

River NorthSave 50% on all wines Monday through Thursday in January at MK Restaurant (868 N Franklin, 312-481-9179). You can even get that aged Bordeaux you've had your eye on for half price. Maybe you can even...
Dunlay's On The Square 8 Year Anniversary

Dunlay's On The Square: $8 Menu for 8 Years

Logan SquareDunlay's On The Square opened in 2005 and has since become a fixture in the Logan Square neighborhood. Today they're celebrating eight years by offering everything on their food menu for just $8....
Campania Pizza at Quartino in Chicago

Quartino Celebrates Seven Years for $7

River NorthAfter opening seven years ago Quartino, 626 N State St, quickly became one of the most popular restaurants in Chicago. Its concept of affordable, sharable Italian small plates and pizza made it a...
American Rhythm Center

American Rhythm Center Free Dance Classes January 7 - 13

The LoopStart the new year by putting some dance in your step. The American Rhythm Center, 410 S Michigan, would like for you to tour their facilities and is offering free classes from January 7 through the...
Chicago Beers 2012

The Best Beers I Drank in 2012

You know how when a year ends, we all take time to reflect on what we've accomplished ? Maybe you ran your first marathon, or built a house, or adopted a child from Ethiopia. Looking back on my 2012...
Nacional 27's West Coast Mahi-Mahi Tacos

Three Course Dinner for $20.13 at Nacional 27 in January

River NorthNuevo Latino restaurant Nacional 27, 325 W Huron, is offering a three course dinner for just $20.13. From January 2 through 31 you can visit the River North spot and start off with their fresh...
Chicago skyline from Adler Planetarium; Photo credit Nick Ulivieri

Free Days at Chicago Museums in January

Grant Park | Museum Campus, Magnificent Mile | Streeterville, Hyde ParkIt's the beginning of a new year! If checking out Chicago's museums is on your list of things do this year then this is the month to do it. Chicago's top museums offer free days during the month of...

The Top Ten Things I Tasted in 2012

Lincoln Park, River North, West Loop, Logan SquareOur wonderful city is filled with many tasty options when dining out. 2012 was a year of many highly anticipated restaurant openings. However, it made it pretty difficult to choose my favorites. When...
Photos of Chicago courtesy of Chicago Architecture Foundation

Get Member Pricing on Chicago Architecture Foundation Trolley Tour

The LoopThe Chicago Architecture Foundation is known for leading fantastic tours. Its docents are all volunteers and they complete a rigorous training regimen before they're allowed to lead both locals and...
N9NE Steakhouse

Review Businesses - Win Prizes

Did you know you can review businesses on The Local Tourist? You can! And now we're saying "thank you" when you do. By leaving reviews you're helping fellow Local Tourists figure out where to go, and...
John Hancock Center

There Is Such A Thing As A Free Lunch (and gift cards!)

Magnificent Mile | StreetervilleJust in time for the holidays, Best Buy in the John Hancock Center, 875 N Michigan Ave, is giving away gift cards and free lunches. Be one of the first 200 people to stop in between 11:30am and 1:...

Monday Night Special at Bistro Voltaire

Near NorthI hate that most decent restaurants choose to close on Monday nights.  We need to eat on Monday just like any other day of the week. Bistro Voltaire knows that, and they know there are few who don’t...

Mo Fo Head to Toe

LakeviewMo Fo Head to Toe, a fundraiser for Movember, the Prostate Cancer Center, and Livestrong, takes place on December 1 from 8pm to 10pm at Studio Within Salon and Spa. Studio Within Salon and Spa looks...

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