Weekend 101: 10 Things to Do Around Chicago Sept. 20-22

If you love art, don’t miss two of the biggest exhibits of the year at Navy Pier and Chicago Botanic Garden. Plus, sample delicious fare at three food festivals and watch an Oscar-winning movie as the score is performed live. EXPO CHICAGO Sept. 19-22 Chicago Back for its eighth year, the exhibitors at this year’s […]

3 Can't-Miss Home Tours in Chicago This Fall

Equal parts voyeurism and inspiration, home tours offer a peek into the (perfectly appointed) lives of others. There are options aplenty in Chicago this fall, from an architect’s iconic abode in Oak Park to a festival that takes you behind the scenes of more than 250 Chicago-area buildings. The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio […]

Felony Franks Gives Ex-Offenders Second Chances

“I was incredibly discouraged,” says Tyiesha Henley of Chicago. After serving time in prison for retail theft, a conviction she received at age 19, Henley found it almost impossible to secure a job. “I paid my debt,” Henley says. “I’m here to be a productive citizen.” But, second chances were hard to come by — […]

Daytripper Guide: What to Eat, See and Do in Chicago and Beyond

One of the most beautiful things about the Chicago metro area is the diversity of its neighborhoods and the suburbs. From the Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in Oak Park to the authentic global cuisine and antique shops in Andersonville to upscale boutiques on the picturesque streets of Winnetka — there’s so much to explore! Plus, there […]

Daytripper: Architectural Oak Park

Oak Park shares tree-lined streets with the North Shore, but where we got the lake, they got Frank. That would be Frank Lloyd Wright, arguably the world’s most famous architect, who lived and worked in Oak Park from the beginning of his career until 1909. Signs of Wright’s influence are everywhere—starting with his own home […]