Ride the CTA for free on New Year's Eve. Skip Uber Surge Pricing Since it will be nearly impossible to get a taxi, and no one wants to pay Uber surge prices, keep in mind that the CTA will provide FREE rides on all CTA buses and trains beginning at 10:00p.m. on Tuesday, December 31 until 4:00 a.m. … [Read more...] about Ride the CTA for free on New Year’s Eve
How to get an Illinois REAL ID driver's license COTC Update 12/10/19: Due to the federally mandated REAL ID program, wait times at Driver Services facilities have increased. Please be patient and be aware that the DMV may need to suspend certain services, including drive tests, to ensure that they … [Read more...] about How to get an Illinois REAL ID driver’s license UPDATED
Discount Chicago Water Taxi All-Day passes. I love riding the Water Taxi. People complain that it used to cost the same as the bus but it's so much better than riding the bus I'm willing to pay more. Now astute reader Jeff H. tipped me off on a way to get a discount. Pick up the … [Read more...] about Discount Chicago Water Taxi All-Day passes No longer available.
Free Rivers Casino Des Plaines Shuttles. Rivers used to have a free shuttle from downtown Chicago but those are no longer listed on their website. I emailed them about it and no one ever got back to me. June 2021: It doesn't appear that any shuttles are operating to Rivers. Try calling … [Read more...] about Free Rivers Casino Des Plaines Shuttles
Free Chicago area Casino Shuttles. Some casino's offer free shuttles, some require you to take public transit to connect with a free shuttle and some offer no shuttle at all. As always check the schedules as they are all subject to change. Guide to Chicago Area … [Read more...] about Free Chicago area Casino Shuttles
Hours of free fun with City of Chicago pothole tracker. As usual as winter has (almost) ended the roads are a mess with potholes. Now you can see where all the reported potholes are on the City of Chicago's pothole tracker website! Check it out here. If you have a tire busting … [Read more...] about Hours of free fun with City of Chicago pothole tracker
Things to do at O'Hare Airport. Once upon a time being stuck at O'Hare airport was agony with nothing to do and nothing to eat. How times have changed! While there are a number of free things to do there aren't really any cheap eats options because O'Hare allows vendors to set their prices at … [Read more...] about Things to do at O’Hare Airport
Things to do at Midway Airport. Many years ago on the weekend the CTA Midway line, now known as the Orange Line, opened (1993) we rode the train (for a quarter) out to the airport to check it out. We were aghast to find - nothing really. We ended up in a sad little bar that had a black and white … [Read more...] about Things to do at Midway Airport