Chicago Union Station

Chicago History Museum: Chicago Union Station walking tour

Attention all architecture and railroad enthusiasts the Chicago History Museum is hosting a walking tour of Chicago Union Station. When:  Sunday, May 31, 2015, 1:00 p.m. start; tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours Where:  Meet at Union Station, 500 West Jackson Boulevard. Cost: $25, $20 members > Purchase tickets Inspired by Railroaders: Jack D … [Read More...]

Wine and cheese

Streeterville Chicago Happy Hours

Like some other areas of downtown finding good value happy hour deals proved a little more difficult in Streeterville mostly because there just aren't that many options in the area.  Some of the following options are regular menus items.  You just have to order selectively to get the best value.  All happy hours are in the bar only. All prices are valid … [Read More...]


Spring dining deals

Here are a couple of great deals available through the end of spring: Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 431 N Dearborn St, (312) 321-2725 Starter, entrée, personal side dish, and dessert, starting at $43.95 per person. Choose one of the following starters: Butter Lettuce BLT Salad | Chicken Tortellini Soup Caesar Salad | Steak House Salad Choose one o … [Read More...]


Money Smart Week: How to save for a dream trip

Many people save money for a dream project, such as a fabulous vacation. My family loves to travel, and it's something we work into our budget. It helps that we don't care too much where we go, as there are interesting things to see and great people to meet  everywhere in the world. If one year, our budget only allows for Cedar Point, that's okay: Cedar … [Read More...]

Garfield Park Conservatory

Garfield Park Conservatory Grand Re-opening Celebration

The Garfield Park Conservatory is having a FREE Grand Re-Opening Family Day Celebration to commemorate the  re-opening of the full campus. In June 2011 a catastrophic hail storm destroyed large parts of the conservatory's structures and plants.  This celebration marks the reopening of the last structures, the Fern Room and Desert House. When: S … [Read More...]


North Shore Chicago rummage sales this week

Rummage sales (and garage sales) are a great way to get super deals on things you need.  Some of the highest quality sales take place in the suburbs on the north shore of Chicago.  Here's the 2015 North Shore Chicago Rummage Sale schedule: St. Athanasius Catholic School 2510 Ashland, Evanston IL / 847.864.2650 Sat. Apr 25 / 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. CASH O … [Read More...]


Free preview events for Chicago Gospel Fest

Chicago Gospel Fest is returning to Millennium Park May 29-31, 2015.  Following are preview events for Gospel Fest.  All are free and open to the public. Events are subject to change. Exhibition: Chicago's Gospel Truths When:  April 15-June 1, 2015 Where:  Chicago Cultural Center, First Floor South Hallway, 78 E. Washington St. Gospel music has … [Read More...]