Chicago festivals
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Your Guide to Chicago Festivals: May 2022

Street festivals are an integral part of Chicago weekends in the spring, summer and early fall. For a small, suggested donation of about $5-10, which typically goes to support a community economic development group, you get to mingle outside with your fellow Chicagoans. You can enjoy music from local and sometimes national acts, eat all […]

May 13, 2022

Cinco de mayo
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Cinco de Mayo; a more intense Taco Tuesday

With Cinco de Mayo falling on a Thursday in 2022, why not have a second Taco Tuesday and celebrate at one of the many places in the Chicago area that have festivities planned? Following Mexico’s victory over the French on May 5 in the 1862 Battle of Puebla, President Benito Juarez declared that its anniversary […]

May 5, 2022

Harold Washington Library Center
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Celebrate the keepers of knowledge by visiting these Chicago libraries

April 16 was National Librarian Day, where we recognized the important role that librarians play in our society. In their honor, we’re taking a look at some of the great libraries that Chicago has to offer. Chicago’s public library system started in the aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, when 8,000 books of […]

April 18, 2022

Art Institute of Chicago
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Iconic Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago

Our new 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. In honor of World Art Day on April 15, we kick off Iconic Chicago with one of the city’s […]

April 12, 2022

chicago comedians
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April Fools’ and a long legacy of Chicago comedians

April Fools’ Day brings out everybody’s inner comedian. But, did you know that Chicago has launched the career of famous comedians? While it’s unknown how April Fools’ Day began, the Library of Congress explored numerous origin stories. All that can be determined is that it most likely emerged between the 14th and 16th centuries. One […]

April 1, 2022

st patrick
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For the Love of St. Patrick and All Things Irish

From dressing up in green and eating corned beef and cabbage, to hitting the pubs for your favorite Irish ale, St. Patrick’s Day has become a much loved national holiday.  But how did it become so important to our culture? The answer is the result of one of the best things about the melting pot […]

March 17, 2022

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