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How to Do A Chicago Weekend on a Budget

Travel can be expensive to the city of Chicago can be expensive, but with a little planning you can have a fun Chicago weekend on a budget.


Great Lakes Tall Ship Niagara and 15 other Tall Ships participate in the Battle of Lake Erie Re-Enactment 10 miles offshore Put-In-Bay during Labor Day weekend 2013. Individual ships details listed on board below. See website for event details


The production of Vivian Maier was unknown until it come to light when in 2007 was discovered at a local thrift auction house on Chicago’s Northwest Side.

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Downton Abbey: Pictures of dashing new gents set to steal ladies' hearts in series four


At least 58 people were shot in Chicago, Illinois, over Thanksgiving weekend, leaving eight dead as the city faces the highest number of homicides in more than a decade.