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Cover to Cover at The Newberry Library Book Fair [Photos & Audio]

If you’re looking to expand your bookshelf, record collection and find other odds and ends of the collectible variety, you should head over to The Newberry Library this weekend for the Newberry Library Book Fair. […]


Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead (Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)

A Historical Guide To The Grateful Dead’s Time In Chicago

While the Grateful Dead will be celebrating a 50 year career with their fans from across the globe at Soldier Field this weekend, the band will also celebrate their rich connection with Chicago and the surrounding area.


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Lord Stanley Takes A Tour Of Chicago

Have you touched the Cup yet?


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A New Ferris Wheel Is Set To Go Up At Navy Pier In 2016, Will Replace Current Wheel

The Navy Pier Ferris Wheel is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Chicago. That being said, a little maintenance and updating can go a long way.


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Top Family Activities & Destinations In The Loop

Chicago is one of the best places to be during the summertime. For one, there’s certainly not a lack of activities and events going on all throughout the city. Some of the top happenings in Chicago during the summer take place right here in the Loop, especially for families. Looking to make plans to spend the day with your family in the loop? Here are some of the top activities and locations to take part in.


Chicago River Dye

That’s Not How That’s Supposed To Work, Watch What Happened When Tampa Attempted A River Dye

Even though the Blackhawks fell last night to the Lightning, we can still proclaim one of the best river dye’s in the country.


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Take A Time Lapsed Tour Of The Entire 606 Trail

After a decade in the making, the 606 Trail finally opened this past weekend. I decided to ride the entire trail during the opening weekend and mount a camera on my bike to document the experience.


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CTA Rolls Out Comical Campaign Calling Out Rude Behavior On Trains & Buses

Chicago’s public transportation system provides access to many parts of our city in a relatively timely manner. It’s a great tool that many Chicagoans and Chicagoland area residents utilize frequently. That being said, in a […]


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Guide To The Best Parking In Downtown Chicago

Living in the Chicago metropolitan area is like having access access to a treasure chest full of cool music venues and entertaining places to eat and drink. The biggest issue of course is parking. Where to park and how much to pay for parking are reasons why people use public transportation. Well, if you’re tired of taking that crowded train, you might want to consider driving. XRT is here to help with a quick guide to finding parking downtown. Whether you’re going down for a show, work, or school, here are some tips to help you find that perfect spot.