Historic church in Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago
  • Iconic Chicago
A Look Inside Chicago’s Polish Heart

eATLAS’ Historical Stroll Through the Downtown Polish Settlement in Chicago tour visits nine locations on the Northwest Side that celebrate the contributions of Polish Americans in the Windy City. The first seven are cultural and the final two are restaurants. By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) The failure of the November Uprising in 1830 led to stricter […]

June 13, 2024

Explore Kankakee!
  • Tours
Explore Kankakee!

eATLAS has partnered with the Kankakee County Convention and Visitors Bureau on a pair of Adventures! The Craft Beverage Trail offers discounts on specialty drinks at 13 local breweries, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, with a prize sent to those who visit at least eight of the establishments. The Taco Trail spotlights 10 Mexican restaurants, […]

June 6, 2024

Railroad
  • City
How Chicago Became the “Body of the Spider” of America’s Railroads

This weekend, Pullman is celebrating Railroad Days, where you’ll be able to explore three historic railroad cars and learn all about the history of the historic neighborhood. While there, take Ronnie Frey’s app-guided walking tour of the National Historic Park or Cynthia Ogorek’s exploration of its groundbreaking infrastructure, and how it made life easier for […]

May 30, 2024

Scavenger Hunt Map
  • Activities
The World’s Largest Scavenger Hunts

Next weekend, May 31st – June 2nd, eATLAS hosts its flagship event, the third annual ScavHunt. Create ScavSquads of up to five people and answer clues related to Chicago history—#CHIstory—for a chance to win up to $5,000 in cash! The winning ScavSquad will also receive a 13” x 13” 3D trophy that depicts nearly two […]

May 23, 2024

Republic rotunda
  • Culture
Chicago’s War Memorials

In Daley Plaza on the Dearborn St. side lives an eternal flame that has burned since Aug. 22nd, 1972. It’s dedicated to the “memory of the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces from the Revolutionary War to present. Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserves and Merchant Marines.” […]

May 16, 2024

Don’t Forget These Famous People From “Forgottonia”
  • Culture
Don’t Forget These Famous People From “Forgottonia”

Today, May 9, 2024, Macomb, Ill., debuts Macombopoly, the world’s largest Monopoly game, in its Courthouse Square that can be played through eATLAS. The date was chosen because it’s the 158th birthday of Macomb native Lizzie Magie, who invented the precursor to the game and modeled the board on her hometown. After playing Macombopoly, check […]

May 9, 2024

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