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Spring is here! It's time for us to stop hibernating and get outside. Chicago has several sports and recreation clubs. You can join others in normally solitary sports like running and cycling, or you can participate in group sports.

Chicago's culinary reputation just keeps getting better and better. The James Beard Award nominees were just announced, and Chicagoans have quite a presence:

Television Food Segment, National or Local
Vince Gerasole, CBS 2 Chicago, WBBM-TV

Today's the last day for ice skating in Millennium Park! It's free, and skate rental is $7.

55 N Michigan Ave
open until 10pm

No, that's not a misspelling, even though I love a good transition. Instead I'm referring to the Segway Tour I took yesterday.

If you missed Carson Pirie Scott's big closing sale you can still get your bargain shopping fix. Lord & Taylor's Michigan Avenue, Chicago, store is being kicked out of Water Tower Place, so they're selling everything at up to 50% off.

It's beginning to feel like Spring! The Millennium Park ice skating rink is open through Sunday, March 18, and then it melts away.

Millennium Park Ice Skating Rink
(in front of Park Grill)
55 N Michigan
$7 skate rental
10am to 10pm 


I grew up in the Midwest in the '70s. That meant family vacations could be summed up in two words: Road Trip.

Part of the charm of Ravinia, the outdoor concert venue in Highland Park, is communing with nature while listening to your favorite artists.

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