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5 Incredible Ferris Wheels Around the World

Budget Travel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Most people traveling to a new place will find themselves seeking out the highest point in the city at some point during their trip. But there are other, fun, family-friendly ways to get great views around town: Ferris wheels.

Great Getaways: Chicago

Budget Travel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel. If you're looking for a fun, affordable Chicago city getaway, the options a...

Chicago Man Breaks Ferris Wheel World Record

Posted 05.19.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Ladies and gentlemen, he has done it! Clinton Shepherd has started a revolution — and he's seen several hundred more in the midst o...

Man Says He'll Shatter World Record With 48-Hour Ferris Wheel Ride

Posted 04.23.2013 | Chicago

Clinton Shepherd hopes he can shatter a world record by making his endeavor a very Chicago-centric affair. The 32-year-old South Sider wants to se...

Big Art

Paul Klein | Posted 08.15.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein

The brilliant sculptor, Nancy Rubins, is in town from L.A. installing her mind-boggling, gravity defying, big sculpture on the front lawn of Navy Pier, comprised out of something in the neighborhood of 30 discarded canoes.

A World Class Art Experience Coming to Navy Pier With EXPO CHICAGO

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.27.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The momentum is steadily building for EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary/Modern Art and Design, coming to Navy Pier on September 20-23, with a preview night on the 19th.

Planning A Family Vacation In Illinois? Read Our Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Susan Miller | Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Illinois can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters — it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we'v...

Our Guide To Amusement Parks In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Megan Farrell Fuchsloch | Posted 10.03.2011 | Travel

Amusement parks in and near Chicago allow for a light-hearted and fun-filled break from exploring the city's renowned architecture and landmarks. Chic...

Summer Bucket List: Events To Catch Before It's Too Late

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.26.2011 | Chicago

Last week, summer (and the unbearable heat) seemed like it would never end. As August draws near, fall is suddenly looming like never before. Time to ...

Ed Burke Offers Up Ideas For Chicago's 175th Birthday Party Next Year

Posted 09.05.2011 | Chicago

With only about nine months to go until Chicago's 175th birthday — March 4, 2012 — the City Council has begun conversations of how the city should...

Body Of Missing Orland Park Man Pulled From Lake Michigan

Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

After hours of searching the shores near Lake Michigan, emergency crews pulled the body of an Orland Park man missing since late Monday evening from a...

3-Day Weekend Plans: Fireworks, Arm Wrestling, Rooftop Bash

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.28.2011 | Chicago

Budget cutbacks have led to the cancellation of Chicago’s city-run fireworks shows this year, including those at the Taste of Chicago. It's disappoi...

Navy Pier Takes Aim At $155M In Improvements

Posted 08.30.2011 | Chicago

The new non-profit organization grabbing the reins of Navy Pier as of July 1 on Thursday unveiled their plans for a $155-million facelift to the facil...

Shepard Fairey's New 'Obey' Mural For Chicago | 6:46 p.m. CDT, May 1, 2011 | Posted 07.03.2011 | Arts

Shepard Fairey, the artist best known for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster in 2008, is leaving his mark near Chicago's lakefront. As part of the Navy...

Children's Museum Might Not Move After All

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In 2008, the Chicago City Council approved a controversial measure to move the city's Children's Museum from its current home in Navy Pier to a mostly...

Navy Pier Blames Groupon For Winter Wonderfest Revenue Drop

Crain's Chicago Business | By: Brigid Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

(Crain's)-- Navy Pier officials blame Groupon for a drop in revenue for its biggest annual festival, though they credit the daily-deal site for genera...

Tall Ships Descending On Navy Pier

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you find yourself in downtown near the lake today, you might look out on the water and think you've gone back in time, or maybe that you're in an e...

Dining At Navy Pier: Your Best Bets

Gapers Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Navy Pier is Illinois's number one tourist destination; home of Chicago Public Radio, Chicago Children's Museum and Chicago Shakespeare Theater; hub o...

Mayor Daley Won't Sell Navy Pier Naming Rights

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nobody's selling the naming rights to Navy Pier if Mayor Daley has his way. Daley said he's dead-set against the idea no matter how much money it cou...

July 4 In Chicago: Stellar Ways To Celebrate America (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Independence Day roundup and text courtesy of Citysearch. July 4th, summer's quintessential party, is upon us. Find out where in Chicago to get all-...

McPier Overhaul: McCormick Place's New Rules Waiting For Governor's Signature

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A bill overhauling operations at McCormick Place goes to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. If the governor signs it, new work rules would become effective imme...

Navy Pier Fireworks: WATCH New Year's Eve Display (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: Video of New Year's Eve fireworks last night at Navy Pier can be found below. New Year's Eve 2009 was celebrated with Navy Pier fireworks twi...

Man Stabbed At Navy Pier

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 21-year-old man was stabbed in his abdomen Saturday while visiting Navy Pier, officials said....

Chicago Footnotes

Bob Giloth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bob Giloth

"Washington's administration broke with the traditional Chicago growth machine on various issues ... [T]he administration killed plans to revitalize N...

Mayor Daley and Gov. Quinn Address Convention 'Crisis' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley and Governor Quinn announced new legislation today aimed at reviving Chicago's flagging convention business. The proposal calls for giving...