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- Department of Transportation The Chicago Department of Transportation’s mission is to keep the city’s surface transportation networks and public way safe for users, environmentally sustainable, in a state of good repair and attractive, so that its diverse residents, businesses and guests all enjoy a variety of quality transportation options, regardless of ability or destination.
- Water Management The Department of Water Management protects the public health in the most environmentally and fiscally responsible manner by delivering a sufficient supply of exceptional quality water and efficiently managing waste and storm-water. We are committed to providing the highest level of professional services to meet our customers’ needs now and for future generations.
- Streets & Sanitation The Mission of the Department of Streets and Sanitation is to provide a safe and healthy environment on the streets and alleys of Chicago through the effective management of the collection, disposal and recycling of residential refuse, the sweeping and plowing of streets, the timely removal of graffiti, the cleaning of vacant lots, the demolition of garages, the efficient towing of illegally parked vehicles, the abatement of rodents and the planting, trimming and removal of trees, of which the finished product meets or exceeds the industry standards and best practices.
- Business Affairs and Consumer Protection The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) ensures a fair and vibrant market place for both businesses and consumers. BACP licenses businesses and public vehicles, provides business education and access to resources, enforces the Municipal Code, and protects consumers from fraud.
- Commission on Human Relations The Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR) is charged with enforcing the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance and the Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance. The Commission investigates complaints to determine whether discrimination may have occurred, and uses its enforcement powers to punish acts of discrimination. Under the City's Hate Crimes Law, the agency aids hate crime victims. CCHR also employs proactive programs of education, intervention, and constituency building to discourage bigotry and bring people from different groups together.
- Chicago Film Office The Chicago Film Office, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, leads the city’s effort to attract and enhance the production of feature films, television series, commercials, documentaries and all forms of local screen entertainment. For filmmakers, it is a one-stop liaison for all City of Chicago production needs including permits, city services, and logistical support.
- Buildings The Department of Buildings supports the safety and quality of life for the residents and visitors of the City of Chicago through enforcement of the Chicago Building Code. The permitting and inspection process promotes high quality design standards as well as the conservation, rehabilitation and reuse of the City's existing buildings.
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- Chicago Department of Aviation The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) administers all aspects of two major airports – Chicago O’Hare and Midway International. The CDA is also charged with the management of the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP), which will overhaul O’Hare’s intersecting runway system into a parallel runway configuration.
- Senior Services-Area Agency on Aging The department’s Senior Services Area Agency on Aging administrates a variety programs designed to address the diverse needs and interests of older Chicagoans, from those who are healthy and active, to those who are frail and homebound. The agency operates six Regional Senior Centers that act as community focal points for information and assessment, and provide senior services in health and fitness, education and recreation. It also partners with non-profit groups to operate ten satellite senior centers that offer information and assessments as well as opportunities for cultural enrichment, health and fitness, and education.
- Innovation and Technology The Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) was introduced in 2008 to add innovation to the charter of the former Department of Business and Information Services. As the central information technology organization for the City, DoIT provides a number of technology and telecommunications services to departments, the Mayor, Aldermen, other city agencies, residents, businesses and tourists.
- Housing The Department of Planning and Development's housing initiatives provide assistance for singles, working families, seniors, first-time home buyers and renters. The initiatives also serve owners needing repairs, rehab and tax relief, and developers seeking new housing opportunities in local communities.
- Family & Support Services The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services is dedicated to supporting a continuum of coordinated services to enhance the lives of Chicago residents, particularly those most in need, from birth through the senior years. The Department works to promote the independence and well-being of individuals, support families and strengthen neighborhoods by providing direct assistance and administering resources to a network of community-based organizations, social service providers and institutions.
- Law The Law Department serves the Mayor, the City Departments, Boards and Commissioners and the City Council as they establish and administer policies and programs to benefit the Chicago residents. The Law Department’s clients are the City’s more than forty Departments, as well as its agencies and officials. The Department employs approximately 270 lawyers that handle litigation, transactional, and legislative projects, and enforce the Municipal Code.
- Administrative Hearings The Department of Administrative Hearings is an independent quasi-judicial body. The matters which come before us to be adjudicated relate to the public health, safety, welfare, morals and quality of life of the residents of the City of Chicago.
- Fleet and Facility Management The Mission of the Department of Fleet and Facility Management (2FM) is to support the operations of other City of Chicago departments and agencies by providing high-quality and cost-effective asset management and services. 2FM ensures the safe and efficient use of the City of Chicago’s assets through effectively managing the maintenance and repair of vehicles, equipment, and properties occupied by the City. In addition, the department is responsible for advancing energy efficiency and brownfield development, procuring utilities, coordinating document retention services, and providing graphic and mail services. Our finished products and services shall meet or exceed industry standards, best practices, and the expectations of our user departments.
- Business Information The City of Chicago covers an area of 60,000 hectares and sits 176 meters (578 feet) above sea level on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. At 190 km wide and 495 km long, its the 5th largest body of fresh water in the world. The city is traversed by the Chicago and Calumet rivers. Chicago's extensive parklands, including 3,000 hectares of city parks attract an estimated 86 million visitors annually.
- License Appeal Commission The License Appeal Commission (LAC)is the immediate forum of appeal for suspensions, revocations, and fines imposed by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection against a liquor license holder. Additionally, the LAC deals with appeals for denied liquor license applications, denied changes in management/ownership of an existing liquor license, and refusals of liquor license renewals issued by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.
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- Shootings The map below shows where people were shot in Chicago, broken down by community area. Darker shades of blue indicate greater numbers of victims in those community areas. This data is compiled from reporting done by the Chicago Tribune Breaking News staff and is updated approximately once per month. Therefore, the most recent shootings may not be displayed immediately.
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- Lollapalooza What started as a touring music festival in 1991 by Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, Lollapalooza has become a definitively unique music experience. Today, Lollapalooza takes place every summer in historic Grant Park, Chicago, between the iconic Chicago skyline and the shores of Lake Michigan. With thousands of music fans from all over the world taking over Grant Park every summer, Lollapalooza continues to be a destination for music lovers from all over the world.
- Spring Awakening Music Festival Spring Awakening returns to historic Soldier Field in Chicago June 13th - 15th! With 100+ artists on four stages including two main stages. Tickets on-sale now. Are You Ready?
- Pitchfork Music Festival The Pitchfork Music Festival is an annual summer music festival organized by Pitchfork Media and held in Union Park in Chicago, IL. The festival, which is normally held over three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in July, focuses primarily on artists and bands from alternative rock, rap & hip-hop, electronica, and dance music, although it has also included acts from hardcore punk, experimental/avant-garde rock and jazz in its lineups.
- North Coast Music Festival The North Coast Music Festival is a music and arts festival featuring folk, rock, hip hop, DJ's and wide variety of performance and installation artists held annually over Labor Day weekend in Chicago at Union Park. Now in its 5th year, North Coast features the most diverse lineups of any festival in town.
- Summer Camp Music Festival The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 4 days.
- Baconfest Chicago Baconfest is a fun-filled, walk-around tasting event featuring the most creative bacon dishes from the best chefs in Chicago.
- Wavefront Music Festival Wavefront Music Festival is a three-day electronic dance music festival returning to Chicago's Montrose Beach on July 5, 6, & 7 and follows in the tradition of the great summer fests in Chicago, taking advantage of the warm weather and the city as a destination for thrill seekers nationwide. What makes Wavefront Music Festival unique - the best Electronic Dance Music the world has to offer, and Montrose Beach as its location. Boasting more than 100 artists performing on 4 stages, each day capped off with firework displays over Chicago's incomparable lakefront, it is the perfect way to end your holiday weekend with a bang!
- Riot Fest Chicago See who's playing Riot Fest Chicago 2014, which of your friends are going, and pick your own favorites.
- Magnificent Mile Lights Festival "The BMO Harris Bank MagnifIcent Mile Lights Festival Returning on Saturday, November 21, 2015 Where Your Holidays Begin! The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, the nation’s largest evening holiday celebration, promises a full day of: Family friendly activities in Lights Festival Lane Rockin’ concerts by top musical artists on the BMO Harris Bank ... More
- Chicago International Film Festival Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year-round non-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. We serve Chicago’s diverse and under-served citizenry by providing access to world-class cinema. We aim to enrich Chicago’s cultural environment by presenting film in contexts that encourage discussion and debate.
- Ribfest What ignited in the summer of 1999 as a community block party has exploded into Chicago’s most anticipated street festival—averaging 50,000 pounds of pork and 50,000+ attendees who love to kick off summer at this three-day event. Ribfest has become a nationally recognized Indie music festival hosting two stages that feature top local and national acts. The now-famous “Kids Square” provides hours of entertainment allowing children to slide, climb, jump, ride, dance and enjoy live entertainment all weekend long. Proceeds from the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce's largest fundraiser support a number of chamber initiatives, greening and beautification efforts, hunger relief, community non-profit organizations and schools. Ribfest Chicago and the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce have invested close to $250,000 back into the community.
- Chicago Latino Film Festival The Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF) is produced every April by the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago (ILCC), a pan-Latino, nonprofit, multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to developing, promoting and increasing awareness of Latino culture among Latinos and other communities by presenting a wide variety of art forms. The Chicago Latino Film Festival began in 1985 with 14 films projected onto a concrete wall for 500 viewers, and has now grown into the ILCC, which was originally founded as Chicago Latino Cinema. The growth of the Festival from 500 attendees to more than 35,000 in 29 years is a clear evidence of the great demand for quality Latino arts programming in Chicago. During the festival, over 100 feature and shorts films from all over Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States are screened. The programming represents the great diversity of themes and genres of the Latino filmmaking. The two-week Festival also feature opportunities for the audiences to participate in discussions with the directors at the screenings as well as at series of special events highlighting the diversity of the Latino culture. 2015 will mark the 31st anniversary of the Chicago Latino Film Festival.
- Chicago International Movies & Music Festival A four-day showcase of outstanding films, energetic concerts, visually stunning VJ/DJ sets, lively Q&A’s, daring live score performances.
- Green Music Fest Chicago's Wicker Park will receive a fresh green coat this summer as it plays host to the Green Music Fest, Saturday June 21st through Sunday, June 22nd on Damen Ave. between North and Schiller. This innovative green event will reflect the hip and environmentally-conscious Wicker Park-Bucktown community by fusing original live music with green vendors, services and local retail, art, craft and food vendors.
- Do-Division Street Fest The annual Do Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale rings in Summer Fest Season for an 8th consecutive year Friday, May 31st through Sunday, June 2nd. The signature West Town event combines all the best elements of a great Chicago street fest: a rousing live music bill, local independent retailers and artisans, and exciting family fun. The 2014 Fest also features a 'Do Fashion' area - helping give the attendees a taste of what makes Division Street one of the hottest retail, entertainment and cultural corridors in the Midwest!
- Good Food Festival and Conference The purpose of the Good Food Festival & Conference is to link some of the best local farmers and family-owned producers of food and farm products with the public, trade buyers and leaders in the field to foster relationships that facilitate the growth of local food systems. FamilyFarmed.org now works with many of the nation’s largest buyers of local food including Whole Foods Market, Sysco, Compass Group, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Goodness Greeness, and others to connect them with local food sources.
- Square Roots Chicago We're back this year with two outdoor stages, two indoor stages, and over 50 acts! We've got unique vendors, delicious local food, and we're pouring over 30 craft beers!
- Six Corners BBQ Fest Now in its fourth year, the best BBQ fest on the Northwest Side will descend upon Milwaukee Avenue this year at the historic Six Corners intersection (at Irving Park Road and Cicero Avenue) on June 14-15. Join friends and neighbors at 6 Corners BBQ Fest for this two-day bash to celebrate community at Six Corners in Chicago!
- Taste of Randolph Street Taste of Randolph converges some of the Windy City’s Best in Food, Music and Festival Fun for One Rockin’ Weekend to Benefit the West Loop Community Organization. Always a favorite amongst Chicagoans, the Taste of Randolph is located in one of the city’s most famous restaurant rows-the Randolph Street Corridor.
- Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival Aiming to showcase the musical styles that have evolved from bluegrass and blues culture, Chicago Bluegrass & Blues was born in 2008 of a collaboration between Mike Raspatello, Silver Wrapper and React Presents. Since then, the fest has hosted acts like The Avett Brothers, Bela Fleck, Grace Potter, Del McCoury, Edward Sharpe, David Grisman, Drive-By Truckers, Dr. Dog, Dawes, Honeyboy Edwards, Joe Pug, and The Skatalites, making stops at the Auditorium Theater, Lincoln Hall, House of Blues, Congress Theater, Aragon Ballroom, Concord Music Hall, SPACE, City Winery, Tonic Room, and Double Door.
- Grant Park Music Festival The Grant Park Music Festival is the nation’s only free, outdoor classical music series of its kind. Each summer, the Festival presents ten weeks of free classical concerts to all of Chicago at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
- Chicago Irish Film Festival The Chicago Irish Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the works of Irish filmmakers to the Chicago film community. Since 1999 the festival has screened over 500 features, documentaries and short films by many of Ireland’s most talented and award-winning filmmakers. Each year the festival strives to include a broad representation of current Irish cinema and encourages submissions that highlight the extraordinary diversity and creativity that is the mark of Irish film making wherever in the world it may occur. 2014 marked the festival’s 15th year and it was a stellar year indeed with new partnerships and audience members that culminated in sold out screenings and new found fans of Irish film. To that end the CIFF is committed to expanding its programming throughout the year and broadening its commitment and support to Irish filmmakers through marketing and social media in the Chicago area .
- Make Music Chicago On June 21, 1982, the Fête de la Musique launched in Paris as a free and spontaneous celebration of music during the summer solstice – the longest day of the year – embracing music of every style and musicians of all ages and abilities. In the past 30 years, the infectious, all-inclusive spirit of the Fête de la Musique has spread to 500 cities across the globe making the Fête de la Musique the world’s largest single day music celebration.
- Hyde Park Jazz Festival The Hyde Park Jazz Festival is a FREE event. We ask for a $5 donation per person.
- Chicago Fringe Festival The Chicago Fringe Festival (CFF) unites daring theatregoers with emerging and boundary-pushing performing artists from around the world at an annual festival in Chicago. CFF also seeks to engage nontraditional audiences through a commitment to low ticket prices and outreach into artistically underserved communities.
- Bucktown Arts Festival The Bucktown Arts Fest is a non-profit, all volunteer-run, neighborhood celebration of the arts— with no corporate sponsorship. Admission is free. All proceeds from the Fest go to fund, develop and support arts education programming at Holstein Park and in the Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhoods.
- Rhinofest This year finds notable fringe veterans—like Greg Allen, Barrie Cole, Lisa Fay and Jeff Glassman, and Kristiana Colón—joined by new artistic voices from our rich off-loop community. Chicago’s Prop Thtr throws in a special reading of material from the Studs Terkel archive, provided by WFMT radio. While Haha Productions and Pinkelephant Performing Troupe provide wacky weekend entertainment for kids and adults alike.
- Reeling Film Festival For over 30 years, Reeling has showcased the most groundbreaking, outstanding, and diverse selection of LGBT films from around the world, across all categories, spanning so many aspects of the LGBT experience. Reeling is an indispensable cultural institution and a unique opportunity not only to watch the films that represent us but also to meet and support the talented filmmakers who are attending the festival, and to experience films that we might never see otherwise, surrounded by fellow members of our fabulous community!
- The Chicago Horror Film Festival The Chicago Horror Film Festival has become a Chicago institution. With a past that started with the historic 3 Penny Cinema and a future continuing to grow with moving on to new and better venues. What has once started with a simple one day festival to showcase Short Independent Horror films has now become a festival for both feature and short horror films and to be known for seeing many of it’s featured films picked up for distribution.
- Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival Jeff Fest has become one of Chicago’s most highly anticipated music festivals of the summer.
- Edison Park Fest Main Stage Bands The Edison Park Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for bands interested in performing at our annual Edison Park Fest from January 1st, 2015 until February 13th, 2015.
- Holi Festival of Colors Chicago Getting to throw handful of brightly colored powder at friends and foes seems too good to be true. Yes it’s true! Vedic Cultural Society invites all members of the public, from people with understanding of festival to ne’er-do-wells who simply get a kick out of chucking organic dyed flour at strangers to celebrate the festival of color.
- Chicago Underground Film Festival The Chicago Underground Film Festival is an annual event showcasing independent, experimental and documentary films from around the world.
- University of Chicago Folk Festival 55th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival- February 13-15
- Chicago Dancing Festival Established in 2006 by internationally renowned choreographer and Chicago native Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed Chicago dancer Jay Franke, Chicago Dancing Company NFP produces the Chicago Dancing Festival each summer.
- TNK Fest Schubas’ and Lincoln Hall’s Tomorrow Never Knows festival successfully mixes acclaimed and up-and-coming local and national indie acts during the bitter month of January, making TNK a one-of-a-kind Chicago event. Past artists include Bon Iver, The Walkmen, Dr. Dog, Father John Misty, Wild Belle, Cloud Nothings, Twin Shadow, Neon Indian, Little Dragon, Betty Who, Darkside, Atlas Sound, and many more.
- Back Lot Bash Chicago Back Lot Bash is an outdoor music and entertainment festival started in 2004 and produced by Spot Events, LLC. Back Lot Bash is one of the most highly anticipated and attended pride weekend events for lesbians in the country.
- Chicago Westside Music Festival The Chicago Westside Music Festival (WSMF) seeks to create a series of musical concerts that are FREE to the community and that establish the Westside as a destination for music and summer festival fun, drawing audiences from both local and citywide communities.
- Dillo Day Applications for the Mayfest Productions 2015 board are now closed. See you on Dillo Day. Mayfest is the student organization responsible for putting on Dillo Day, an annual music festival held on the shores of Lake Michigan. Dillo Day is the largest student-run music festival in the country and the best day of the year.
- Serbfest Chicago Serb Fest 2014 - August, 8-10, 2014 - Come join us for 3 days of fun, food, and dancing. Experience Serbian culture at its best. We guarantee you will want to come back for more!
- Umbrella Music Festival Umbrella Music is a Chicago-based collective dedicated to presenting jazz and improvised music. Since its inception the group has pooled resources in order to reach a larger audience, provide consistent performance situations and promote Chicago as an international hub for cutting-edge improvised music. These efforts culminate in over 170 concerts per year and an annual international festival.
- 57th Street Art Fair The annual 57th Street Art Fair in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood is held the first full weekend in June.
- The Boulevard Get Ready for the best festival in Logan Square! The Boulevard is a classic Chicago event that is as diverse as the neighborhood itʼs located in. Logan Square, the backdrop for The Boulevard, is a historic Chicago neighborhood filled with beautiful century-old mansions and packed with culinary gems.
- Chicago Comedy Film Festival Chicago Comedy Film Festival is committed to bringing independent comedy to the screen. Our mission is to support comedy filmmaking as a vital and influential art form. Comedy allows us to explore subject matters in a way that no other genre can or will. We can say the things our audience wishes the world would say. Comedy is fearless in a fear based world.
- Chicago Mini Tango Festival Spice up your Spring with hot social tango dancing in Chicago. This weekend, for the 10th year, will provide you with a unique opportunity to share your love of tango, meet new people and celebrate Spring in Chicago.
- Bach Week Festival The 39th annual edition of the Bach Week Festival in Evanston, directed by Richard Webster, presents a signature blend of solo, concerto, orchestral, and choral performances in concerts
- Chi-Town Jazz Festival The Chi-Town Jazz Festival is approaching its sixth year. Chicago’s finest jazz artists donate their performances for free and many of Chicago’s most loved jazz venues donate their space to raise funds for hunger relief in Chicago. We are asking that you thoughtfully consider supporting hunger relief in Chicago by being a sponsor for the 2015 Chi-Town Jazz Festival.
- Chicago Improv Festival Submit your show now at the Chicago Improv Festival submission site. When is this year’s Chicago Improv Festival? April 20th to April 26th, 2015 When are submissions due? January 3, 2015 (at midnight) – early submissions end January 10, 2015 (at midnight) – late submissions end When will groups be notified if they have been
- Chicago Anarchist Film Festival CAFF was a film festival which lasted thirteen years and came out of a three year run called Matches and Mayhem. CAFF was a home for anarchists, anti-authoritarians, the anarcho-friendly and the anarcho-curious to experience radical cinema from around the world with features, shorts, documentaries, animation, and found footage. Our definition of anarchist film is that which crosses boundaries, takes risks, and subverts passivity. We are currently in a transitory state.
- Wrigleyville Summerfest in Chicago in August!
- The Living Dead Film Festival Breaking Fate presents the Dead Walk Festival. Founded originally by Willy Adkins in 2011 as the Living Dead Film Festival, the Dead Walk Fest is Chicago’s Zombie festival. In the past we have only featured zombie films, but with the 2015 season, the event is growing to include more zombie events.
- Block Party @ St. Norbert The Block Party @ St Norbert is a fun, family-oriented event hosted by the parish of St. Norbert for the entire Northbrook and North Shore community. Featuring kid's entertainment and games, music, food and beverages!
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- Choose Chicago From the towering skyscrapers of the Loop to the city's colorful mosaic of unique neighborhoods, Chicago buzzes with energy and excitement. If you are looking for things to do in Chicago, look no further. Shop on The Magnificent Mile and ice skate in Millennium Park. Indoors, unwind at a leisurely pace at a luxurious spa; enjoy drinks with a view or dance the night away. In Chicago, dining is an activity in itself, with over 4,700 restaurants that line the culinary landscape and that boast star chefs and endless accolades.
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- Windy City Blogger Collective Welcome to the Windy City Blogger Collective, we’re thrilled you’re here! We are a blogging community based in the great city of Chicago and aim to connect and educate bloggers across town. We host monthly happy hours, events and more for our members and bring them new and exciting opportunities from brands both locally and nationally. Ready to join in on the fun? We’d love to have you
- Chicago Patterns Chicago Patterns is a project in which neighborhoods are visually depicted by the patterns they consist of: buildings, architectural details, businesses, landmarks, transportation infrastructure, and other remnants of man’s impact on the natural landscape. We tell the stories of neighborhoods through photography.
- Second City Cop Sarcasm and Silliness from a Windy City Cop
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- Chevanston Rogers Park A Blog about development and local neighborhood issues.
- Music of Chicago - Wikipedia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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- Pitchfork The essential guide to independent music and beyond.
- Fake Shore Drive The Chicago Hip Hop Blog
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- Chicago Music Blog ChicagoMusic.org is the hub for Chicago’s vibrant music communities. With hundreds of event and venue listings each week, as well as music news and criticism from nationally renowned journalists, we show you Chicago– a world class music destination –through the eyes of a local.
- Top 40 Music Albums by Chicago Artists chicagomag
- Chicago Smooth Where fans of Smooth Jazz music, concerts, events and more gather for the latest news and commentary.
- UNDERGROUND BEE Chicago concert reviews and photos
- Films set in Chicago, Illinois From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Movies Filmed in Chicago View a list of movies and television shows that were filmed in Chicago.
- The 10 Most Authentic Chicago Movies Get the latest in pop culture as Stephen Marche and the writers of Esquire recap what's new in movies, TV, music, books and more.
- Top 40 Movies Filmed in Chicago CHICAGO ONSCREEN: We raided our Netflix accounts to compile this list of the 40 best movies ever filmed in Chicago
- The 12 Best Movie Scenes From Chicago We've reached the midpoint of the year and that means some extended time off—time to stomp some mudholes in Netflix queues. Chicago has been well represented over the years in film. Here are a dozen scenes from films that put the city's best foot forward.
- Films set in Chicago Here's a list of films, definitley not exhaustive, that are at least partially set in Chicago.
- List of songs about Chicago From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- The 50 Best Chicago Rap Songs Chicago. The Windy City. The Second City. The City of Hella Haters. Call it what you want, just don't call it a city that hasn't contributed to hip-hop's legacy. Often dismissed as a town buried within "flyover states" and a place where people only listen to house music, Chicago has a rich hip-hop history that dates back to the early '90s, when its two most prominent artists—Common and Twista—landed deals and released their debut albums.
- Complete list of Chicago Songs Full list of Chicago songs, sorted alphabetically by name. You can also sort the list of songs by year recorded (from oldest to newest, and from most recent to first recorded), by Song Rank (popularity rank of song versus all other songs) and by album name.
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- Chicago Pride Parade & Pride Weekend Chicago gay pride parade and festival weekend
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- Chicago's Memorial Day Parade Chicago's Memorial Day Parade honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.
- Chicago Bears The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Bears have won nine NFL Championships (eight pre-merger, and one Super Bowl). The Bears hold the NFL record for the most enshrinees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with 27 members, and the most retired jersey numbers (15). The Bears have also recorded more regular season and overall victories than any other NFL franchise. The franchise recorded its 700th win on November 18, 2010.
- Chicago Blackhawks The Chicago Blackhawks (spelled as Black Hawks before 1986, and known colloquially as the Hawks) are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). They have won five Stanley Cup championships since their founding in 1926. The Blackhawks are one of the "Original Six" NHL teams along with the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. Since 1994, the club's home rink is the United Center. The club had previously played for 65 years at Chicago Stadium.
- Chicago Cubs The Chicago Cubs are an American professional baseball franchise located on the north side of Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the Central Division of Major League Baseball's National League.
- Chicago Bulls The Chicago Bulls are an American professional basketball team. They are based in Chicago, Illinois, playing in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team was founded on January 26, 1966. The Bulls play their home games at the United Center, also known as the "Madhouse on Madison." The Bulls saw their greatest success during the 1990s. They are known for having one of the NBA's greatest dynasties, winning six NBA championships between 1991 and 1998 with two three-peats. All six championship teams were led by Hall of Famers Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and coach Phil Jackson. The Bulls are the only NBA franchise to win multiple championships and never lose an NBA Finals in their history.
- Chicago White Sox The Chicago White Sox are a professional baseball team located in the south side of Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox are members of the Central Division in the Major League Baseball's American League. Since 1991, the White Sox have played in U.S. Cellular Field, which was originally called New Comiskey Park and nicknamed "The Cell" by local fans. The White Sox are one of two major league clubs based in Chicago, the other being the Chicago Cubs of the National League. The White Sox last won the World Series in 2005.
- Chicago Fire Soccer Club Chicago Fire Soccer Club is an American professional soccer club based in the Chicago suburb of Bridgeview, Illinois. The team competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). The organization is named for the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, and was founded on October 8, 1997, the event's 126th anniversary. In their first league season in 1998, the Fire won the MLS Cup as well as the U.S. Open Cup (the "double"). They have also won U.S. Open Cups in 2000, 2003, and 2006; in addition to the 2003 MLS Supporters' Shield.
- Chicago Sky The Chicago Sky is a professional basketball team based in Rosemont, Illinois, playing in the Eastern Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded before the 2006 WNBA season began. It is owned by Michael J. Alter (principal owner) and Margaret Stender (minority owner).
- Divvy Divvy is Chicago’s bike sharing system with 3,000 bikes and 300 stations across the city. Intended to provide Chicagoans with an additional transportation option for getting around the city, Divvy is fun, easy, and affordable.
- The Chainlink The Chainlink is the one-stop Chicagoland resource for connecting cyclists to share info on bikes, routes, rides, and events.
- Bike and Roll Chicago We are committed to delivering an exceptional experience to every guest! This is achieved with great rides and fun tours, quality rental equipment, safe routes, and friendly service. Whether you are a local or a tourist, Bike and Roll is a great way to explore the city, see the sites, and get around town in a fun, healthy, and green way.
- Ride the City Ride the City is an application that helps bicyclists find safer routes around cities.
- Bike Uptown A community group that is working to achieve the Alderman’s goals around enhancing Uptown’s economic and cultural vitality by making it easy, safe and comfortable to walk around, or bike around, our neighborhood.
- Chicago Bike Shop Database Directory of Chicago Bikeshops
- Crime in Chicagoland Find out about crime on your block, in your community, along your commute, and more.
- Data Portal The City of Chicago's Data Portal is dedicated to promoting access to government data and encouraging the development of creative tools to engage and serve Chicago's diverse community. The site hosts over 200 datasets presented in easy-to-use formats about City departments, services, facilities and performance. The catalog presented below lists datasets alphabetically and links back to each set on the Portal.
- Facts & Statistics Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, with a population of nearly three million people. Its scenic lakeside location, world-class cultural offerings and unique architecture are just some of the reasons why Chicago is a great place to live and visit.
- Chicago, Illinois - City-Data Chicago, Illinois (IL) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, news, sex offenders
- Wrigley Field Cam EarthCam and Sports World Chicago deliver fantastic live views of Wrigley Field. Home to the Chicago Cubs, watch as fans head towards to entrance for the start of a new game.
- EarthCam - Chicago Cam EarthCam welcomes you to Chicago, The Windy City! Located at the Field Museum of Natural History, this live camera offers many views of the Chicago skyline, Lake Shore Drive, the Museum Campus, and the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan. Locate the Willis Tower -- the second tallest building in the United States -- among the other architectural glories and gleaming towers of downtown!
- EnjoyIllinois Visit enjoyillinois.com for fun attractions in Illinois and easy ways to plan a getaway.
- Chicago travel guide - Wikitravel Chicago is a huge city with several district articles containing sightseeing, restaurant, nightlife and accommodation listings — have a look at each of them.
- The Local Tourist The Local Tourist is your guide to Chicago. We'll help you find things to do in Chicago, restaurants and bars, shopping and services, and places to stay. You can search by your favorite neighborhood and find recent news and reviews. We're your one-stop spot and your local lifestyle magazine. Welcome!
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- Curbed Chicago Curbed Chicago : The Chicago Neighborhoods and Real Estate Blog
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- Edgeville Buzz Your source for news, events, and information about Chicago's Edgewater & Andersonville neighborhoods.
- The Chicago Real Estate We are Chicago real estate brokers who began writing this blog in 2005. We represent clients buying, selling and renting properties. Our group has been Top 5% in sales volume for Chicago every year since 2006-2013! All posts and photos are by Eric Rojas and Bob DePalma unless otherwise noted.
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- 26 Food Things Only A Chicagoan Would Understand If you think deep-dish pizza and ketchup-free hot dogs are all there is to understanding Chicago food, you've got another thing -- or 26 -- coming.
- FamilyFarmed FamilyFarmed.org is a non-profit organization committed to expanding the production, marketing and distribution of locally grown and responsibly produced food, in order to enhance the social, economic, and environmental health of our communities.
- Sky Full of Bacon Sky Full of Bacon is the podcasts (video and audio) and blog of Michael Gebert, James Beard Award-winning food video producer and writer, final editor of the late Grub Street Chicago and contributor to the Chicago Reader, Chicago Sun-Times, Time Out Chicago, Serious Eats, Saveur.com and other publications.
- Chicago’s Top 85 Restaurants I get asked, A LOT, by people I know and people I meet – What’s your favorite restaurant? I answer with a few questions to gauge what they may like or expect in a restaurant and provide them with 3-5 names. In my head, I have a far less polite response.
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- The Chicago Based Culinary Chatsite LTHForum.com is a Chicago-based Internet chat community focused on all things culinary. It’s especially interested in identifying small, out-of-the-way eateries that many locals and visitors may not have discovered yet. Since the site began in 2004, LTHForum.com has registered thousands of members and is regularly tracked by journalists, culinary professionals and dining enthusiasts who want to know what’s happening in the Chicagoland dining scene. Anyone can register and join in the lively discussion and events constantly taking place here.
- Dining Chicago Chicago Restaurants Guide and Dining Chicago - Your guide to Chicago's best restaurants. Find the top restaurants in Chicago for any dining experience
- Chi Organic Girls A Chi guide for foodies, fitanistas, and fun chasers
- Baked Chicago Landing on the foodie spectrum somewhere between snack scientist and edible artist, I like recipes (and the subsequent clean up!) to be easy while using high-quality ingredients that deliver bold flavors and satisfying textures. Join me on my culinary adventures as I strive to conquer the kitchen!
- Restaurant Reviews & Food News - chicagotribune.com Find Chicago food and drink news, product reviews, cooking advice and recipes from the Chicago Tribune's Good Eating section.
- Chicago Food Bloggers A directory of Chicago's food blogs and resource for Chicago's food bloggers.
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- Chicago Startups - AngelList Browse 1,853 Chicago startups, 9,766 Chicago angel investors, and 214 startup jobs in Chicago.
- Chicago - Tech Startup News Tech Cocktail is a media company and events organization for startups, entrepreneurs, and technology enthusiasts. Since 2006, its goal has been to amplify local tech communities and give entrepreneurs a place to get informed, get connected, and get inspired. Tech Cocktail dedicates itself to covering news, how-to’s, up-and-coming startups, and industry trends online, and hosting events in over 20 cities in the US and abroad.
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- Chicago Past Chicago Past collects large photos of historic Chicago.
- CALUMET 412 A PICTORIAL LOVE LETTER TO THE CITY AND PEOPLE OF CHICAGO
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- The Man On Five "The Man On Five" is a nickname for the Mayor of Chicago, whose office has historically been located on the 5th floor of City Hall.
- CHICAGO DIBS Love it or hate it, it's a Chicago tradition. "Dibs" refers to the practice of holding a shoveled-out parking space after a heavy snowfall by putting chairs, laundry baskets, or other items in the street to mark the claimed space
- Chicago Screenshots Looking at fiction films shot on location in Chicago as documents of a real place, three prevalent themes emerge…
- Сhicagostumbler This site focuses on poor sidewalk conditions in Chicago’s neighborhoods near Red Line El stops. Produced by DePaul University journalism students, the site features photos, video, anecdotes and quotes from residents. The site is a part of The Red Line Project.
- chicagogeek Posting my own images from time to time as well as the history of Chicago, late 19th/early 20th century architecture, and anything else that strikes my fancy.
- Crain's Chicago Business Crain's Chicago Business presents The Thread, your source for startups, technology, education, entertainment, retail, lifestyle and sports .
- Chicago Art List Galleries - USA - Chicago, IL
- Chicago Artists Resource An artist-curated directory of professional resources, job postings, and calls for artists. Serving artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, dancers, and actors.
- F Newsmagazine F Newsmagazine is a journal of arts, culture, criticism, and news edited and designed by students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The print edition is published eight times a year and the web edition is published year-round.
- Chicago Art Magazine We began as Art Talk Chicago, part of the Chicago Tribune-sponsored blog network, Chicago Now. We broke off and started our own, independent venture in the fall of 2009. We call our online media conglomerate Chicago Art Machine.
- Bad at Sports Founded in 2005 by Duncan MacKenzie, Richard Holland, and Amanda Browder, Bad at Sports (B@S) now features over 20 principle collaborators and is a weekly podcast, a series of objects, events, and a daily blog produced in Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit and New York City that features artists and art worlders talking about art and the community that makes, reviews and participates in it.
- Chicago Gallery News Founded in 1983 Chicago Gallery News is the central source for information about the area's art galleries, museums, events, and resources.
- Arts Alive Chicago Our name changed to reflect our growth….but the website will say both names for a little while longer…
- Arts on Chicago The Arts on Chicago initiative is an arts-based community development project in Minneapolis, MN, led by Pillsbury House + Theatre, Upstream Arts, the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association, The Third Place, and MCAD Professor Natasha Pestich with support from the Ward 8 Council Office of Elizabeth Glidden. Arts on Chicago is funded in part by Artplace, a collaboration of twelve of the nation’s leading foundations, eight government agencies including the National Endowment for the Arts, and six financial institutions across the U.S. Additional funding is provided in part by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, as well as VSA Minnesota.
- Newcity Art Unsurpassed in coverage of contemporary art in Chicago, including profiles of artists and gallerists, features, essays and more reviews of Chicago art shows
- Chicago Art Review Art writing by Steve Ruiz
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- CHICAGO HAUNTINGS GHOST TOURS Only highrise buildings that have a drawing are shown, ordered by official height. Includes buildings of built, under-construction and proposed status.
- EveryBlock Chicago EveryBlock is the leading Web site for neighborhood discussions and block-level news, including the latest news stories, crime reports, real estate listings and business reviews.
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- Chicago: City of the Century Chicago: City of the Century: Chicago rose from a swampy frontier town to become the quintessential American city.
- Poverty in Chicago Directed and Produced by Brian Schodorf this film is an exploration of how the drug afflicted homeless population affects society as a whole with exclusive interviews with Chicago's top social and political leaders.
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- ChicagoPlays ChicagoPlays.com is your Chicago theatre information source. The League of Chicago Theatres is an alliance of 200 Chicago theaters that supports promotes and advocates for Chicago theater locally, nationally and internationally.
- Chicago Theater Beat I like to think of the Chicago Theater Beat as a "bulletin board" for the Chicago live theater scene – including reviews, news, video clips, theater website links, and even theater gossip. I am committed to getting as much original content and participation from other theater enthusiasts as possible, with the overall goal of prodding more people, including tourists, to experience the wonderful world of Chicago theater. As you can no doubt tell, live theater is a HUGE passion of mine, ever since my days of music-directing many a musical at Northwestern University.
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- Chicago Bar Project Chicago Bar Project is a fellowship of drinkers with a writing problem. Chicago has some of the best bars in the world and, within these pages, you can read reviews of selected Chicago bars and other nightspots, written by the locals that frequent them.
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- The 100 Best Bars in Chicago | Chicago magazine From gritty holes in the wall to cutting-edge cocktail lounges, Chicago is a drinker’s dream. But what of the 1,200-plus spots are most worth a visit? Chicago magazine’s 11-reporter team tossed back beverages in every corner of the city, sizing up each bar on drink quality and selection, service, and atmosphere.
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- Neighborhood Parents Network Everything Chicago parents need from pregnancy through preschool & elementary school.
- Chicago Parent There is nothing more life-changing than becoming a parent. It upends everything instantly and forever.
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- Chicago Map and Walks This Lite version of the walking tours app comes with a detailed and fully functional city map to assist you explore the city and locate sights. City map functions in this app include: street name and business (restaurants, cafes, etc.), search, location bookmarking, `Findme` (iPhone and iPad 3G model), movement auto-tracking (iPhone and iPad 3G
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- Outdoorsy - Chicago Patio and Beer Garden Finder Outdoorsy takes advantage of the best time of year in Chicago - when it's actually nice enough to sit outside! This simple app helps you find local bars, restaurants and venues which have outdoor seating, patios or beer gardens.
- Chicago Taverns & Tales Need more than a drink at your local Chicago tavern? This must-have guide of Chicago bars emphasizes their history while providing you with a quick overview of what to expect today. With over 100 entries and more added on a regular basis, this guide is a never-ending drinking history adventure through Chicago taverns. Why by a pricey, outdated book when you can have up-to-date information at your fingertips? This is Chicago history on tap!
- Chicago Smart Travel Guide Citybot’s Chicago Travel Guide creates custom itineraries for visitors both familiar with and new to Chicago. This free app provides personalized experiences based on your interests, transportation needs, and schedule, suggesting what to do in the Windy City.
- Books Set in Chicago Fiction or non-fiction books with the city of Chicago as a setting.
- What is the ultimate Chicago book? Which should it be? Quoting from the guy who asked this question: “Tales, facts, history, engineering, architecture, trivia... you name it. One book!”
- Top 40 Chicago Novels As much as Chicago is a metropolis built of glass, brick, and steel, it’s also a city whose glory rests on a foundation of books. Writers have flocked here from the moment Chicago began to take its place on the world’s stage—in the decades following the great fire—and their collective stories provide a vivid portrait of the city and its citizens. It’s a record for the ages.
- Forgotten Chicago Forgotten Chicago discovers and documents little known and overlooked features of Chicago's architecture, infrastructure, neighborhoods.
- Chicago History Museum The Chicago History Museum stands at the crossroads of America’s past and its future. If you live in Chicago or visit here and are curious about the city’s past, present, and future, the Museum should be your first stop.
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- Chicago History Today My name is John R. Schmidt. I’m a fifth-generation Chicagoan. I grew up without any siblings, but I did have two grandparents in the house. They were always telling me stories about the city of the past. Later, when I started going to parties, it became natural for me to seek out the oldest person in the room, to hear his (or her) tales.
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- ABC7 Chicago's source for breaking news and live streaming video online. Covering News, Weather, Traffic and Sports for all of the greater Chicago Area.
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- Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune: Your source for Chicago breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, weather and traffic
- Daily Herald Daily Herald is suburban Chicago's largest daily newspaper. Daily Herald provides a local perspective with local content such as the northwest suburbs most comprehensive news on the web. Your source for updated news from local to national.
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- Chicago Daily Observer The Chicago Daily Observer is published daily in Chicago featuring unique analysis, observations and reporting of local news stories by a team of over 100 journalists. Syndicated material is also published from a variety of local, national, and international sources, all with a focus on Chicago, Cook County, and the State Of Illinois.
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- 94.7 WLS-FM WLS-FM (94.7 FM) is a Chicago classic hits radio station. The station was founded by ABC, and was sold (along with the rest of ABC's non-Radio Disney and ESPN Radio stations) by Disney to Citadel Broadcasting in 2007; it is now owned by Cumulus Media, following its 2011 merger with Citadel. WLS-FM broadcasts from studios (shared with former television partner WLS-TV) located on North State Street in the Chicago Loop, and its transmitter antenna is located atop the Willis Tower. The station's official call sign changed to WLS-FM again on June 26, 2008
- WXRT WXRT, also known as WXRT 93.1, XRT, and 93-XRT is an adult album alternative (AAA) radio station in Chicago, Illinois. For many years their slogan has been "Chicago's Finest Rock". WXRT is a primary sponsor of the Chicago nonprofit Rock For Kids. The station broadcasts from a transmitter atop John Hancock Center, and its studios are located at Two Prudential Plaza in the Loop.
- V103 - TODAY'S V103 is TODAY'S R&B & OLD SCHOOL: CHICAGO featuring AC URBAN radio live from CHICAGO-IL at v103.com
- 89 WLS WLS (890 kHz) is an AM radio station located in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Owned by Cumulus Media along with WLS-FM (94.7 MHz), the station broadcasts as a Class A station on a clear-channel frequency with 50 kilowatts (or 50,000 watts) of power. WLS maintains its studios in The Loop section of Chicago, and its transmitting tower is located on the south edge of Tinley Park, Illinois.
- AM 560 The Answer WIND "AM 560" is a radio station based in Chicago, Illinois, broadcasting its talk radio format on 560 kHz. Its current owner is Salem Media, a company specializing primarily in Christian radio. WIND is similar to many of Salem's other secular talk stations, airing a lineup consisting of syndicated conservative talkers including Glenn Beck, Michael Medved, Dennis Prager, Michael Savage, Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, and former Saturday Night Live star Dennis Miller. WIND currently airs two local shows on the weekdays, Big John & Amy (5-9 a.m.) and Joe Walsh (5-8 p.m.). WIND is the flagship station for Carl Amari's nationally syndicated nostalgia & showbiz program "Hollywood 360" which airs Saturday evenings from 8 pm till Midnight. News headlines from Fox News Radio are aired hourly.
- WBEZ WBEZ is a noncommercial, public radio station broadcasting from Chicago, Illinois. Financed primarily by listener contributions, the station is affiliated with both National Public Radio and Public Radio International; it also broadcasts content from American Public Media. The station and its parent organization were known as Chicago Public Radio from 2004 to 2010; the parent company is now known as Chicago Public Media. Some of the organization's output is branded as WBEZ and some as Chicago Public Media.
- 103.5 KISS FM WKSC-FM (103.5 FM) – branded as 103.5 KISS FM –is a Top 40 (CHR) radio station serving the Chicago area. They are owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly Clear Channel Communications until September 2014). The station is known as "103-5 KISS FM" or simply "103-5". WKSC's main competition is WBBM-FM.
- WIIL 95.1 WIIL (95.1 WIIL Rock) (pronounced "95 Will Rock") is a radio station in Kenosha, Wisconsin that plays an album-oriented rock (AOR) format and serves Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee in Wisconsin, as well as the northern suburbs of Chicago. The call letters stand for Wisconsin and Illinois, as Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin (where studios are located), the station's transmitter location, is located along the border of the two states. WIIL is owned and operated by Digity, LLC, through licensee NM License, LLC, and operates at 50,000 watts of power.
- 95.9 The River 95.9 The River, is a classic hits radio station, playing familiar rock and pop songs that span from the early 1970s through the mid 1990s. Its digital HD 2 channel "The Rapids!" plays hard rock/heavy metal from the '70s through the late 1990s. The Aurora/Naperville, Illinois station serves the suburban Chicago market and is owned by Digity, LLC, through licensee NM License, LLC.
- The Drive WDRV (97.1 FM] "The Drive") is a radio station in Chicago, Illinois. The station is owned by Hubbard Broadcasting, and simulcasts on WWDV (96.9 FM). "The Drive" programs a broad-based classic rock format called "Timeless Rock" (similar to the early days of WLUP). WDRV now broadcasts in HD digital radio, with its normal format located at 97.1 HD1, while it airs "Deep Tracks" (deeper album cuts) on 97.1 HD2. The main WDRV feed also streams on the Internet at wdrv.com, but Internet streaming of the "Deep Tracks" feed was discontinued in October 2013, due to its popularity
- 97.9 The Loop WLUP-FM (97.9 FM, "The Loop") is a commercial classic rock radio station serving the Chicago metropolitan area. The station is owned by Merlin Media, LLC, and is operated by Cumulus Media. WLUP transmits its signal from an antenna located atop the John Hancock Center in Downtown Chicago at a height of 1,394 feet (425 m) with an effective radiated power of 4,000 watts, studios are co-located with sister station WKQX in the Merchandise Mart. WLUP can be heard as far away as Kalamazoo, Michigan, which is 90 miles (140 km) from Chicago. WLUP also airs HD Radio programming on two subchannels: 97.9-HD2 airs a comedy format ("Loop Laffs"), while 97.9-HD3 airs a locally produced Smooth Jazz/Soft AC hybrid format.
- 101.9fm Chicago WTMX (101.9 FM "The Mix") is an Hot Adult Contemporary radio station licensed to Skokie, IL in the Chicago market. It is owned by Hubbard Broadcasting. WTMX has studios at One Prudential Plaza and its transmitter co-located atop Willis Tower (the former Sears Tower).
- Moody Radio Chicago 90.1 FM Moody Radio is the flagship station of Moody's 35 owned and operated radio outlets and hundreds of affiliates that broadcast Moody Radio programming. A ministry of Moody Bible Institute, WMBI debuted in 1926, making it one of the first radio stations to exclusively air Christian programming. It has been a pioneer in ministering to listeners in Chicago and around the world.
- Chicago’s 100.3 WILV (100.3 FM, "Chicago's 100.3") is a radio station broadcasting an adult contemporary format. Licensed to Chicago, Illinois, USA, the station serves the Chicago area. The station is currently owned by Hubbard Broadcasting. The station is also broadcast on HD radio. WILV has studios at One Prudential Plaza and its transmitter co-located atop John Hancock Center.
- Chicago’s B96 WBBM-FM, known on air as "B96", is a Top 40 (CHR) radio station in Chicago, Illinois owned by CBS Radio. The station broadcasts at 96.3 MHz with an ERP of 4.2 kW from a transmitter atop Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), and its studios are located at Two Prudential Plaza in the Loop. WBBM-FM's main competition is WKSC-FM, as well as urban rivals WGCI-FM and WPWX.
- Star 96.7 WSSR (96.7 FM, "Star 96.7") is a radio station broadcasting a hot adult contemporary format. Licensed to Joliet, Illinois, USA, it serves South and West Suburban Chicago. The station is currently owned by Digity, LLC, through licensee NM License, LLC. Using the slogan Star 96-7, the station features a playlist of new pop and pop-rock artists, 2000s and 1990s music.
- 93.9 MY FM WLIT-FM 93.9 FM, ("93.9 My FM") is a radio station licensed to Chicago, Illinois, featuring a format of adult contemporary music. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly Clear Channel Communications until September 2014). WLIT has studios located at the Illinois Center complex on Michigan Avenue in Downtown Chicago, and it broadcasts from a 4kw transmitter based atop Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) with a frequency of 93.9 FM. WLIT-FM broadcasts with its maximum allowed power
- US99.5 WUSN is an FM radio station in Chicago, Illinois, The station broadcasts on 99.5 MHz and is a country radio station owned by CBS Radio. The station focuses on country music from the '90s, along with current product and some classic country from the '70s and '80s.
- 101WKQX WKQX (101.1 FM) – branded 101 WKQX – is a radio station serving the Chicago metropolitan area. The station is owned by Merlin Media, LLC and operated by Cumulus Media under a local marketing agreement announced in January 2014.
- 104.3 K-Hits WJMK (104.3 FM) is a classic hits radio station in Chicago, Illinois. The station is known as "K-Hits 104.3." The station adopted this format on March 14, 2011, after spending 6 years as Jack FM. Prior to that, WJMK spent 21 years as an oldies station. WJMK is owned by CBS.
- ESPN Chicago ESPN Radio is an American sports radio network. It was launched on January 1, 1992 under the original banner of "SportsRadio ESPN." ESPN Radio is located at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. The network airs a regular schedule of daily and weekly programming as well as live coverage of sports events including Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, Bowl Championship Series, and Championship Week games. ESPN Radio is broadcast to hundreds of affiliate stations as well as to subscribers of Sirius XM Radio in the United States and Canada. The network's content is also streamed online and via mobile applications. The content can also be streamed on Xbox 360 consoles via their iHeartRadio application, as all Clear Channel Communications-owned ESPN Radio affiliates (specifically KTZN, WAVZ, WBGG and WUCS) stream on iHeartRadio. The network is also available unofficially through ESPN Radio affiliates which stream with TuneIn.
- Chicago's Progressive Talk WCPT (820 AM) is a progressive talk radio station licensed to Willow Springs, Illinois, and serving the Chicago area. The station carries programming from Dial Global. WCPT is owned by Newsweb Corporation. Studios are located in Chicago's Northwest Side.
- WSRB - Soul 106 WSRB, known locally as Soul 106-3 is an Urban Adult Contemporary radio station in Chicago, licensed to the Southland suburb of Lansing and transmitting within that city from a tower along the north side of the Kingery Expressway. Its studios are in Hammond, Indiana. WSRB was the home to the syndicated Love, Lust and Lies with Michael Baisden. It was also the home to the Steve Harvey morning show until August 1, 2007. On March 25, 2009, rival WVAZ dropped The Tom Joyner Morning Show in favor of Harvey's. But on April 22, 2009, WSRB brought Joyner back.
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