• Food
A pizza’s powerful origin: Alice Mae Redmond

In support of Black History Month, we’re pleased to feature Alice Mae Redmond, the black woman who may have invented deep-dish pizza By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) Chicago has hundreds of world-class restaurants and a thriving, diverse dining scene, but the city was put on the culinary map thanks to deep-dish pizza. Although pizza originated in […]

February 1, 2023

marshall field
  • Iconic Chicago
Iconic Chicago: Marshall Field & Co. – from rags to riches

Our monthly series Iconic Chicago looks at some of the most famous locations in our city. We’ll explore the history of these places and why they have earned the love of residents and tourists alike. The latest installment of Iconic Chicago explores the history of Marshall Field, both the landmark State Street store and the […]

January 26, 2023

  • Activities
24 hours in Chicago for December

Chicago shines for the holidays! Pack a warm coat, hat, gloves and scarf and come play in our winter wonderland! If warm boots and clothes aren’t part of your regular wardrobe, make a scarf a souvenir. You can find inexpensive cold weather gear everywhere, even Walgreens!  There’s so much to do! Check out my complete […]

December 23, 2022

  • Iconic Chicago
Iconic Chicago: The Chicago Theatre – wonder theatre of the world

Our monthly series Iconic Chicago looks at some of the most famous locations in our city. We’ll explore the history of these places and why they have earned the love of residents and tourists alike. The latest installment of Iconic Chicago explores the Chicago Theatre, which is one stop on eATLAS’ walking tour of classic […]

December 21, 2022

  • Activities
  • Celebration
The 2022 eATLAS Holiday Activities Guide

We’ve found family-friendly activities throughout the Chicago area that are specific to this time of year. Take a look below for examples of seasonal pop-up markets, outdoor skating rinks, cultural events, and holiday lights displays. Chicago might not be known for its mild winters, but nobody can say that it doesn’t rise to the occasion […]

December 5, 2022

Magnificent mile
  • Iconic Chicago
Iconic Chicago: The Magnificent Mile – from casualty to achievement

Our monthly series Iconic Chicago looks at some of the most famous locations in our city. We’ll explore the history of these places and why they have earned the love of residents and tourists alike. The latest installment of Iconic Chicago explores the history of the Magnificent Mile. Next time you’re downtown, take our self-guided […]

November 11, 2022

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