Chicago-O'Hare International Airport is one of the two airports serving the city of Chicago. The other is the Midway International Airport, located closer to the center but with a lower volume of passengers. Located about 27km from
Adam's Park in Wheaton, IL is the former location of former president John Quincy Adam's home. After his term, President Adams purchased the property with a large house, and gardern. Today, the city of wheaton has preserved as much of
Cosley Zoo is the perfect place for school age kids to get outside. The zoo contains farm animals as well as animals native to Illinois. There is a small outdoor food stand with ice cream and snacks for sale. Plenty of picnic area if
The Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer is located right in the Upper East side of Manhattan on Lexington Avenue, near the corner of 66th Street. It belongs to a Dominican order and its construction took a long time before finally being
This hole in the wall pub is tucked away pretty well. I am sure most locals would come here regularly but as a foreigner I would've drove right past it!
It is off of Ogden, which is a very busy road, and difficult to spot right
Blackwell is located off of a busy main street in Warrenville. It is a great place to put your boat into one of the large lakes and relax and enjoy the hillside scenery. It is also home to one of the county research centers. Not open
Unity temple is a building designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who had the opportunity to visit and feel the atmosphere of tranquility and passivity that emanates from this church. It was supposed to be designed to create
I came here for a one year old's birthday party in the fall. Arlington heights is a major suburb of Chicago, with numerous families, schools, and elderly. There are beautiful homes and schools. If you are a golfer (sadly I am not)
The Norwood Park Historical Society Museum is located in Chicago. Norwood Park's first settlers were, of course, the Native Americans. Their trails are still evident in the streets today: Higgins Road, Milwaukee Avenue and Talcott
Naperville is full of history, including the marvelous Anderson Bookstore. It is located within a block of the public library. Here, history meets modern books. It is a wonderful stop along the streets of downtown that will ignite the
Funnel Cakes! Corn on the Cob! Fresh Squeezed Lemonade! Live Music, Dancing, Arcade games, and picnics...
For a true AMERICAN experience, nothing says "America" like a summer festival! Music, food, and the outdoors. Rib Fest in
It is one of the first Irish cultural organizations in the United States. It is a destination for people of Irish descent as well as those wishing to learn more about the Irish heritage. There is no place like the Irish American
A local historical society originally founded to coincide with the Old Edgebrook Landmark District, in Chicago. Since then they have included neighboring communities here in the northwest side of Chicago.
Irving Park United Methodist Church is a church that includes prayer, preaching, fellowship and interactive activities. It is focused on listening to the Word of God and his call in our lives.There is a time with children during
This museum is dedicated to the hard work and contributions to Chicago and the world at large by the Latvian people. It has a longstanding exhibition of traditional Latvian clothes and toys. You will see antique wedding gowns, party
With a beautiful built-in stage, this location is a prime spot to catch an amazing show. If you are visiting Chicago and don't have the money or time to get to the top theaters in the city, this would be a great place to check out.
The Garfield Park Conservatory is home to many plants, but due to the unique growing conditions, these plants look radically different than their relatives in the wild. Visitors can attend a lecture with the Master Gardener, Dick
In today's social world, the craft beer industry has certainly taken flight! (No pun intended) Craft beers are multiplying by the minute and new flavors and styles are being created. There are designated bars/pubs in the States that
I was invited to see a newer Bluegrass Band this weekend. Generally when living in Chicago I don't go 20 miles out of my way to see a band when I am surrounded my music venues all around me in the city. But this was quite the
This is a typical North American Outlet mall. This particular one serves the metropolitan Chicago area. It's about an hour from the city. Trains depart from Union Station every 45 minutes or every hour. From Aurora station to the
This is a huge mall near the Premium Outlets Mall (with many more throughout the United States) and is just outside of Chicago. It is a strip mall, which has more than 120 stores selling clothing, shoes, sports gear, leather, jewelry
On this occasion, I was attending a wedding reception. This building is dedicated to housing the German Heritage Center primarily. There is a library, and a museum. There are numerous meeting rooms and halls for events.
The room we
Founded in 1971, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art is a modern art museum located in Chicago, Illinois. Here you can find a program of cultural exhibitions, literary events, lectures, film screenings and music recitals all
The Ukrainian National Museum is made up of more than a thousand artifacts including those related to traditional folk arts, agricultural tools, artwork, musical instruments, trophies, and much more. The house has files about the
Many passersby may enter this store looking to buy sausages, and then leave with a box of T-shirts. The shop has been designed to look like a delicatessen, but in fact it is a shop where you can buy your own personalized t-shirts.
Wicker Park is a small park situated in west Chicago, a district that is currently becoming a very fashionable area of the city. This neighborhood was originally inhabited by the Central European immigrant middle class and today it is
The International Polka Association is located in Chicago, the largest city in Illinois. The Association was organized as an educational and charitable organization for the preservation, dissemination and promotion of polka. It also
In true local style, I raised my hand and got a taxi to the United Center, where the Chicago Bulls were playing. The best thing about an NBA game is that you can drink beer, so I drank two during the Bulls game. And I had some pork
Hopleaf is a craft beer lovers paradise. They have over 30 taps and some of which are wines on draft! Imagine drinking wine right out of the barrel! Not only do they have craft beers from all over the world but also locally. They are
Whether it is in the middle of the hot sweaty summer or below Arctic temperatures in a cold Chicago winter, walking down Clark Street in Andersonville is nothing short of enchanting. Whether you are taking the Clark street bus or the
Walking into this restaurant is the prime example of what Irish Pubs in Chicago look and feel like. When I came through the doorway I was immediately welcomed to the restaurant by lovely hosts who were stationed next to this lovely
The Swedish American Museum Center (Chicago) underwent a visually stunning renovation of its facade and lobby to improve the building's energy efficiency in 2009. It offers meatball tastings, craft classes, dance, genealogy and
If you're looking for a quality book shop, this one is a perfect spot and a staple to the neighborhood. They always have the friendliest faces and welcoming smiles. It's one of the rare book shops in the city where they still do book
National Veterans Art Museum (Chicago) was founded in the mid 1980's. The Museum houses a collection of historical artifacts that explore various aspects of the conflict of Vietnam. The visitors can learn about war through objects,
Pilsen is definitely my favorite neighborhood in Chicago. It's completely different from the rest of the city, and here you can see how the Mexican migrants have struggled all these years to maintain their traditions in their new
The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture (Chicago) was founded in 1966 in Chicago, Illinois. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Lithuanian culture. The culture is a synthesis of the arts and includes beliefs, customs and
Located in Chicago Illinois, Lithuanian Museum, is characterized by the development of Lithuanian history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. The museum features art exhibitions by guest artists and a permanent
The term "local option" refers to the ability of a neighborhood or county to have a license to prohibit or reduce the sales of liquor. This neighborhood bar in Chicago is one of the oldest and last traditional Chicago neighborhood
This hotel is dedicated to providing educational opportunities and services to prepare students for life in the rapidly changing global economy. It offers artistic training as well as exhibitions of various artists along educational,
The Cubs are an institution in Chicago, especially in the northern, more affluent part of the city (southern neighborhoods tend to favor the city's other baseball team, the White Sox). Around their historic stadium, Wrigley Field, a