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75 free or cheap things to do in Chicago this week

What can you do for fun this weekend without spending a lot of money? Here are our top picks for free or cheap things to do in Chicago this weekend. You can find a complete list of events by day on our Calendar page. To keep up with the latest news on deals, discounts and free events in Chicago, sign up for the daily Chicago on the Cheap … [Read More...]

Willis Tower

Guide to the Willis Tower Chicago

The distinctive looking Willis Tower has a few interesting things to see and do in and around it: Where:  233 S. Wacker Drive The Skydeck is the Willis Tower enclosed observation floor located on the 103rd Floor.  Admission is $19.50 adult, $12.50 children 4-11 and 3 and under free. Lines can be vary long. Entrance on Jackson. The Ledge is an e … [Read More...]

Wrigleywille Summerfest

Wrigleyville Summerfest next weekend

Head up to Wrigleyville for another Summerfest When:  Saturday and Sunday, August 8-9, 2015, Saturday 12 -10pm and Sunday 11am-9 pm Where:  Wrigleyville, 3300 N. Seminary Ave. at School St. Admission: suggested $5 donation. Proceeds benefit our wider community through Resurrection Lutheran Church, RLC Preschool, Lakeview Pantry, and the Chicago Coal … [Read More...]

Northalsted Market Days

Northalsted Market Days next weekend

The 34th Annual Northalsted Market Days with unique vendors, from local arts and crafts to craft food and drink. When:  Saturday August 8 & Sunday August 9, 2015, 11AM - 10PM  Where:  Halsted between Belmont and Addison Admission: $10 Donation Northalsted Market Days features national talent, unique vendors, local arts & crafts, and c … [Read More...]

Lego Water Tower

Free Lego build at Water Tower Place store

LEGOs have been around for what seems like forever, and with good reason. The tiny plastic blocks are not only fun, but spark the imagination. The first Tuesday (and sometimes Wednesday) of almost every month local LEGO Stores hold a FREE mini-model build for children ages 6 to 14. This month it is Tuesday, August 4 and Wednesday, August 5 at 5 p.m and … [Read More...]

Chicago Fire Department

Free and Cheap things to do with kids in Chicago

Chicago can be pricey but there are loads of things to do with your kids for free or on the cheap. To keep up with the latest news on deals, discounts and free events in Chicago, sign up for the daily You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter.Subscribe to the Chicago on the Cheap newsletter for the latest events and check back frequently … [Read More...]

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Starbucks Treat Receipt = $2.50 cold drink after 2 p.m.

Once again, Starbucks is making summer afternoons a little cooler with its popular Treat Receipt promo. From July 27 to Aug. 9, when you make a purchase in the morning (anytime before 2 p.m.) and bring the receipt back the same day after 2 p.m., get any Grande cold beverage for just $2.50. (My Starbucks Rewards members get an extra week. For them, the … [Read More...]

Lucent Sculpture Lobby John Hancock Center

Guide to the John Hancock Center Chicago

The distinctive looking John Hancock Center has a few interesting things to see and do in and around it: Where:  875 N. Michigan Avenue 360 Chicago is the John Hancock enclosed observation floor located on the 94th Floor.  Admission is $19 adult, $13 children 3-11 and 2 and under free.  Lines can be very long. The Tilt is an experience where yo … [Read More...]