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    • Looking for a guide

      by chefjoffre Online Now Jan 25, 2015 at 3:55 PM

      I am plannig to go to Illinois but Its going to be my first time in the USA, Iam going to do a Course and I need a person who help me to know the city and (better if speaks spanish because I am latin) explain me the way to go from the hotel to the School. Please could you recomend someone or tell me where I can find this kind of service???

      thanks a lot

    • need touristic help

      by chefjoffre Online Now Yesterday

      Please I am planing to go to Illinois and It would be mi first time in USA, Im going to attend a Course and I like to know if there is a person or a service that you can recomend me to help me to know a little bit of the city and that explain me the best way to go from the course to my hotel. (I am latin so if speaks spanish it would be great)

      Thank you for your response


      by YvetteC7 Online Now Jan 13, 2015 at 1:31 PM

      Amongst our visit to Chicago we are keen on attending a Cubs game at their home ground one evening. What is best website to purchase from (we only want 1 session)? What seats should we aim for without spending moonbeams?
      Thanks again for your help.

    • Is Chicago South side 91 street safe? Any hotels in the area? St Jude Shrine.

      by ThankyouJude Online Now Jan 22, 2015 at 2:37 AM

      Need to visit The National Shrine of St. Jude it is located at 3200 East 91st Street in the South Chicago. Is this a safe neighborhood. Any ideas to lodging in this area??
      Or Driving to this area by renting a car 2 ladies in her 60's
      Any Information is appreciated.

    • Local Knowledge

      by YvetteC7 Online Now Jan 9, 2015 at 2:58 PM

      Hi we are travelling from New Zealand (7-20May) to stay in & around Chicago. We love seeing/visiting things other than the stock standard touristy places. We enjoy outdoors, brewery's, adventure and the unusual. If you have any suggestions we would love to hear. :)

    • best spots to visit

      by Vanessa_Maria Online Now Jun 17, 2014 at 2:16 AM

      Hi!I'm travelling to Chicago this fall and I was wondering which are the best and safest spots to visit there? Any recommendations would be very much appreciated ;)

      24 Answers Jun 28, 2014 at 12:42 AM
    • Boys tour in August

      by sargentatarms Online Now Jun 13, 2014 at 8:27 AM

      Hello from England,
      I'm visiting Chicago with a friend and we're going to climb skyscrapers, eat too much food etc but also wanted to possibly hire jet ski's, do a helicopter tour and go to a shooting range. Can anyone recommend places for these? Really appreciate any help.

      4 Answers Jun 15, 2014 at 8:29 AM
    • Best time for Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise?

      by antuantuan Online Now Jun 12, 2014 at 3:30 AM


      Would you have any suggestion for the best time to do the cruise at the end of July?

      The following times are available:

      10:00 AM
      11:00 AM
      12:00 PM
      1:00 PM
      2:00 PM
      3:00 PM
      5:30 PM
      7:30 PM

      8 Answers Jun 12, 2014 at 8:47 AM
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      by Kelmacmar Online Now Jun 9, 2014 at 3:39 PM

      Hi, me again. :)
      My sons and I are leaving for our Chicago trip on Wednesday, June 11, and will be there until the following Tuesday. We're staying in Pilsen, but of course want to do lots of things that aren't in the Pilsen area. Among other things, we'd like to go to Lincoln Park Zoo, Grant Park, downtown (definitely the Sears Tower but not only the Sears Tower), Chinatown, Wicker Park, and the Museum of Science and Industry. Oh, and dinner at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba is a must. We'd also like to go to some cool record stores and stores (along the lines of the Alley).
      My first question is, since we'll be taking trips from Pilsen on the L and on buses, can you recommend a logical way to schedule our trips so we make the most of our time? Also, can you suggest any neighborhoods or spots that would be good for thirteen- and fifteen-year-old boys--and their thirty-nine-year-old-mom--into the punk/alternative scene?
      Thank you!!

      18 Answers Jun 10, 2014 at 10:28 AM
    • Airport Transport/hotels

      by January57 Online Now May 27, 2014 at 3:15 PM

      Coming into O'Hare in August for 5 nites - what is least expensive way to get into city? Also, we don't plan to rent car so what section of city would be best to visit sites using public transportation?
      Plan to visit Wrigley Field and Verizon with White Sox, some museums and such - not interested in shopping, just getting local flavor of city by eating our way around the place.

      9 Answers May 31, 2014 at 5:10 AM
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      From Madison to Chicago

      by martina94 Online Now May 22, 2014 at 7:51 AM

      I'll be in Madison in June, I'd like to go to Chicago one day during my trip. Is it possible to reach the city by train from Madison?
      Thanks for answering

      5 Answers May 27, 2014 at 12:28 AM
    • Can I buy a t-shirt at District 1 Headquarters on 55 West Illinois Street

      by lmc1977 Online Now May 15, 2014 at 2:58 AM

      Hi there, we are travelling to the states to do route 66 and will be in Chicago for a few nights staying at the Hyatt place river north which is across the street from this fire house. I’m looking to find out if we can buy t shirts from them directly as opposed to the tourist shops etc?

      4 Answers Nov 29, 2014 at 5:31 AM
    • Getting Engaged! Proposal location, dinner, & hotel help!

      by JBomb107 Online Now May 11, 2014 at 7:44 PM

      I am getting engaged in Chicago at the end of the month and I have been trying to plan everything for months but don't know enough about the city. We are going to Jack Johnson (her favorite) and Chicago is one of her favorite cities. She loves Navy Pier and has fond memories as a kid. One problem she explicitly said is she doesn't want people around for the proposal so that eliminates a lot of romantic places (the Pier, Sears/Willis Tower), I was thinking that maybe I could try below the Pier? If there is sand and no hobos there? Is that possible? I was thinking maybe setting something romantic up with flowers and champagne before hand suggesting we go down there and do that? But would people mess with that even if I said "Don't touch Proposal!" I would probably have the champagne on me.

      Second problem is Hotels. I have been trying forever to find something classy and affordable which is impossible in Chicago in the summer. Perusing all the discount sites, GroupOn, Living Social deals and more. Hoping that the closer the date the cheaper they become trying to fill the rooms and they have but not by much. The rooms for the 2 nights would almost half of what the ring cost!

      Suggestions!?! Thank you!!

      6 Answers May 23, 2014 at 1:49 PM
    • Mother Daughter Weekend in Chicago - Suggestions?

      by Ktrotta Online Now May 8, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      I'll be heading up to Chicago with my mother at the end of this month to do the Avon Breast Cancer Walk, but we will be getting there 2 days early so we can check out the city. Over the course of the walk (39.3 miles!) we will be getting in most of the landmark/sightseeing part done, so I'm looking for things that are more something to do than something to see. Also, I am a total food nerd and would love to get some suggestions for a) a interesting, beautiful, yummy place to have a nicer dinner (pricier is okay, but not a requirement) and b) can't miss hole-in-the-wall type suggestions. We will be staying in Lincoln Park - we are going to try and keep the amount that we walk around the city to a minimum, but bikes and public transport are def. on the table.


      4 Answers May 11, 2014 at 5:41 PM
    • Transportation

      by huff222 Online Now Apr 29, 2014 at 4:13 PM

      We are visiting Chicago this summer for a long weekend, staying at a hotel in Northbrook and going to a Cubs game. Should we rent a car or use public transportation?

      11 Answers Apr 30, 2014 at 10:04 AM
    • connection time

      by mohlson90 Online Now Apr 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      I will be flying into Ohare from State College, Pa and my connection time is 53 minutes for my next flight to Las Vegas. Is that enough time?

      4 Answers Apr 24, 2014 at 2:14 PM
    • Fast Track Immigration

      by Traveller.99 Online Now Apr 22, 2014 at 3:56 PM

      Hello Everyone,

      My flight to Chicago is an international one. After landing in Chicago I need to catch a bus to Detroit. I want to know if there is a FAST Track Immigration for people with immediate further travel in US, just like the one at New York Laguardia International Airport.

      I will be carrying the ticket to the bus along with me.

      Thanks a lot in advance for answering my question !!

      3 Answers Apr 22, 2014 at 6:23 PM
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      Advice on hotels in Chicago

      by MacedonianUK Online Now Apr 16, 2014 at 1:18 PM

      Next month I will be going to Detroit for 2weeks, I plan drive over weekend to Chicago.
      Now I have been looking at hotels, and I. Found very good rates on Westin hotel Michigen avenue.
      Address 909 North Michigan Avenue,

      Can somebody shed light on the area is it good, bad or anything in between..
      Hotel look amazing atleast what I can see on the website, but need to know how downtown is and can I walk in the center from the hotel or I need to use the L
      Many thanks

      16 Answers Apr 17, 2014 at 6:37 AM
    • United Center

      by MaryJoMyers Online Now Apr 16, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      I am coming from Wisconsin and do not want to drive downtown Chicago, where should i catch the Metro to get to the united center?

      1 Answer Apr 16, 2014 at 10:53 AM
    • Long layover at Ohare

      by dweaver01 Online Now Apr 15, 2014 at 8:34 AM

      I have a 7 hour layover at Ohare on 06/06/14. I am looking for ideas for some quick sight seeing, and how to get around

      5 Answers Apr 15, 2014 at 3:09 PM
    • please helppp !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      by fernandoreynoso Online Now Apr 14, 2014 at 5:23 AM

      if i go on vacation for 58 days how many nights am i going to stay

      7 Answers Apr 14, 2014 at 11:03 AM
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      Urban nightclubs in Chicago

      by carnaval2002 Online Now Apr 13, 2014 at 5:25 AM

      Dear community,

      I'm planning to visit Chicago in may and I want to visit urban nightclubs. Can you tell me what the hot places are I can visit and where they play urban music (R&B, Dancehall, Reggea) and where there is a mixed crowd? I'm looking for a decent place.


    • Inside evening activities with kids

      by jilly83 Online Now Mar 25, 2014 at 4:17 PM

      We are coming to Chicago soon. It looks like the weather is going to be cold. What activities are available for kids (young teenagers) that are safe and inside?

      2 Answers Mar 26, 2014 at 8:35 AM
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      Sim card, text voice data

      by sandranunes Online Now Mar 19, 2014 at 3:26 AM

      I Hi, can anyone advise me a Sim card I could buy in Chicago with good coverage also to New York without paying roaming? I just need it for 15 days.I´ve been researching and thought that Ready Sim could be an option, but they don´t have local shop in Chicago. I know if I buy it online, they can have it delivered to hotels but I would not like to do this way.

      4 Answers Apr 25, 2014 at 4:45 AM
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      Will the weather be warm(ish) late April/Early May

      by Dek39 Online Now Mar 13, 2014 at 6:18 AM

      Just looking at the weather and it seem real cold in Chicago at the moment, although we are not arriving until the 30th April, I was wondering if we can expect good weather by then?
      We are just wondering what to pack?? Obviously due to baggage restrictions ob the airline I dont want to pack lots of warm clothing and arrive in nice warm sunshine.


      10 Answers Mar 15, 2014 at 5:34 AM
    • Pilsen area Safe?

      by LynnieBnote Online Now Mar 1, 2014 at 2:59 AM

      I am staying in an area called Pilsen, I gather a lot of good Mexican food, art etc. in the area. Suggestions, advice, cautions would be appreciated.

      28 Answers Dec 2, 2014 at 7:14 AM
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      Public Transportation Waukesha - Chicago - Waukesha

      by TambauRavelle Online Now Feb 19, 2014 at 4:43 AM

      I will be at GE Education Center (GE RiversEdge Condominiums, N16 W22350 Watertown Road Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186), for a week Technical Training Course, my wife will stay with me at the Condo, because there is no extra charge. She is a painter ( and for reasons related to that she wants to visit Chicago every day, that way , I am looking for an easy, safe, cheap, practical way, that she could go to Chicago, spend the day there, and go back to Condo everyday.
      I appreciate any help!
      Thanks !

      6 Answers Feb 19, 2014 at 7:05 AM
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      Connecting via Chicago O'hare

      by MortenMoller Online Now Feb 10, 2014 at 3:12 AM


      I'm to arrive in O'hare on an international flight at 5.40 PM at terminal 5 and departing from terminal 1 at 7.30 pm. Is that doable?

      Thanks for taking the time to answer. kr, Morten

      11 Answers Feb 12, 2014 at 2:18 PM
    • Is it safe to go to the Chicago Blues festival alone?

      by ljrutman Online Now Jan 25, 2014 at 10:01 AM

      I'm an inexperienced traveler with a deep desire to go to the Chicago Blues Festival. No friends are available, so I'm wondering if it's an okay trip to take alone. I'm not very street savvy, so am a little apprehensive. What are your thoughts? Any words of advice? Thanks!


      9 Answers Feb 5, 2014 at 2:10 PM
    • How long will Millennium Park take?

      by HaulinOats21 Online Now Jan 14, 2014 at 9:57 PM


      I will be visiting Chicago from DC in the Spring and I just wanted to plan an itinerary before I do so. The day I was hoping to visit Millennium Park was the same I was hoping to take a boat tour of the Riverfront. I was expecting to get to Millennium Park by about 2pm. From that time, about how long would it take to visit all of these things if I am not rushing?

      Art Institute of Chicago (most likely 2 hours) - though I am thinking about doing this a separate day
      The Bean
      Cloud Gate
      Lurie Garden
      McCormick Plaza
      Wrigley Square
      Buckingham Fountain
      Jay Pritzker Pavilion
      Crown Fountain
      BP Pedestrian Bridge
      Chicago Cultural Center
      Grant Park

      Would this all be do-able in about 4 hours? I figured they are all within yards of each other.


      10 Answers Apr 8, 2014 at 10:28 AM
    • Hotel near United Center?

      by LillianK1228 Online Now Jan 14, 2014 at 5:07 AM

      Hello, can anyone tell me what the best hotel would be for a Blackhawks game? I'm looking for one close to the United Center, not a dump hotel, but something suitable?

      5 Answers Mar 10, 2014 at 3:28 AM
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      Airport conditions

      by taurean_traveller Online Now Jan 7, 2014 at 9:40 AM

      My step daughter is due to fly in to Chicago on Monday from UK.
      Just wondered what the conditions are like at the moment.
      I know we will be notified by our courier if there are problems but just wondered what it's like from people on the ground.
      Keeping an eye on the conditions from the UK but weather is too "generalised" to have any real idea

      9 Answers Jan 7, 2014 at 11:24 AM
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      Vegetarian restaurants

      by chantalpineault Online Now Jan 7, 2014 at 9:02 AM

      Hello Chicago people, anybody knows of any good vegetarian restaurants in downtown Chicago?



      5 Answers Feb 5, 2014 at 2:04 PM
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      Hotel Felix, River North

      by Dek39 Online Now Jan 6, 2014 at 2:12 PM

      We have just booked a five night stay in the Hotel Felix, River North. Has anyone stayed at this hotel? If so what are your thoughts? Is the location good? Is the area nice?

      21 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 10:25 AM
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      apt from air b n b

      by chantalpineault Online Now Jan 6, 2014 at 10:10 AM

      ok, now I am looking at two different apt from air b n b. One is in wicker park and the other is in old town, which location do you think is best? thanks!

      6 Answers Jan 7, 2014 at 8:48 AM