ChicagoFilter: We're looking to move out of our miserable Hyde Park apartment. Hooray! We don't know anything about the rest of Chicago. What neighborhoods should we be looking at when one of us will be commuting via public transit to Northeastern Illinois University (in North Park) and one half will be commuting (with a car) to Hyde Park? Budget-friendly ideas welcome--we're just looking for anything with more grocery stores and a shorter commute time to NEIU than Hyde Park.
I'm looking for an infertility specialist or reproductive endocrinologist in Chicago, preferably in the loop. Does anyone have any recommendations? [more inside]
Where do I get my Italian beef and other Chicago classics for 10 people coming to my house for the weekend?
What are some good Chicago-area catering options for a group of 10 people? We are hosting a small group of relatives at our house for the weekend in May, and we want to have some classic Chicago dishes for people to eat. But, we also don't want to spend the whole weekend in the kitchen working on deep dish pizza, either. So, we're looking for suggestions on places to check out that we can bring food home for about 10 people. So far, we're going to check out Portillo's and Jewel for Italian beef, but I'm open to other options for the beef and other Chicago specialties. (Actually, we live in Naperville, but I'm willing to go pretty much anywhere in the area if it is worth it.)
A 2009 question by the same title (http://ask.metafilter.com/141735/Chicago-Restaurants-for-Cheap-Locavores) with loads of good advice, but 2 years in the restaurant world can be a long time and it is not so critical to be in that 30-40$ range (though 195 before tax and tip is a stretch). Will be there for three nights in May. Any places that speak to the intersection of community and food would be of interest as well as those with wow factor for food (ambiance not so important) will be at hyatt regency
Where can I buy prickly pear syrup in Chicago [more inside]
Where can I find public domain (1920s and before) Chicago newspapers online - especially with birth and marriage notices and building permit news? [more inside]
What's living in Chicago like? How's is it different from Cambridge, MA? Should we move there? [more inside]
What new condo or apartment developments can we go look at in Chicago? [more inside]
What is the general vibe of LaGrange, IL? I am considering a job there. [more inside]
What are some vibey music venues (indie, rock, blues) and restaurants we should not miss in Chicago? The more unique local flavor the better. [more inside]
A friend of mine is looking to get a backup camera installed in her vehicle. Does any one know a reputable place in Chicago to get this done?
Suits on the funkier side in Chicago? [more inside]
I am interviewing at this address in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood> tomorrow. Where should I eat dinner within a few blocks? [more inside]
What are the practical consequences of McDonald v. Chicago? [more inside]
What are some cheap (less than $10) but satisfying luxuries? [more inside]
What are some weird, spooky, morbid, or supernatural related things to do or see in the Chicago area? [more inside]
Help me support the arts in Chicago before Easter. [more inside]
Best of quirky/weird/arty/geeky Chicago [more inside]
When and where can I see Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives in Chicago? [more inside]
Its apparently Chicago night on AskMe. I'm in Chicago for one night only (near the corner of Randolph and Wacker) and I'm really tired. Nevertheless, I'd like to do something that says "Chicago". I'm at a conference all day tomorrow. What can I do tonight??
What is the best place for me to play bar trivia in Chicago tonight? I can find places through Google but I want to hear about the one that you think is the best and most fun.
Is it possible to screen-print directly onto plastic, or am I bound for a world of trouble? [more inside]
Amtrak long-distance routes: optimal combination? [more inside]
Honeymoonfilter: Chicago in late October. Good idea?
Looking for a nice place for an anniversary dinner in Chicago. [more inside]
Traveling from New York to Chicago for a wedding and taking a major detour... [more inside]
Where can I go to watch the Cricket World Cup in Chicago? [more inside]
Whats a good hotel to stay at in Chicago for Lollapalooza 2011? [more inside]
Need STI testing in Chicago. Where should I go? [more inside]
Looking for a good lawyer to deal with a landlord/tenant issue in the Chicago North Shore area. [more inside]
Best study spots, particularly late-night, in and around Chicago? [more inside]
ChicagoFilter: recommendations for an orthodontist in Chicago? [more inside]
My five year old daughter loves horses. Are there any good stables or horse farms near Vernon Hills, Il (Lake County, northern Chicago suburbs) for her get some riding lessons? [more inside]
Please help me figure out what this UFO in my photo is. I suspect a bird, but it was bloody cold out, and I didn't see any birds in other photos taken that same morning.
Chicago birthday restaurant for locavore foodies aged 30 and 60 and their adult companions (six people total). Early evening Saturday, River North (or anywhere downtownish). GO! [more inside]
Is it possible to have a pair of vintage Ray Bans repaired? [more inside]
Ugh, I kept a pair of boots too long and now I can't return them. They're fine boots, but need some tailoring, I suppose. Can this be done in Chicago? [more inside]
Can I buy an e-reader in or near Chicago O'Hare airport while transiting? [more inside]
Moldy is fine in my hockey bag, but not in my apartment. What do I do? [more inside]
ChicagoFilter: What are some unusual, inexpensive Chicago events for New Year's Eve? [more inside]
How do you navigate the tangled maze of getting your child tested for a learning disability (specifically a suspected case of Central Auditory Processing Disorder) in Chicago or north Chicago suburbs? Or even find a trusted professional to evaluate your child? [more inside]
Looking for somewhere to go for Chicago New Year's Eve. I hope to not have to make reservations, not have to pay for a package, stay out most of the night and dance. [more inside]
My laptop's screen isn't working. Where in Chicago should I take it to be fixed? What should I expect? [more inside]
What should two mid-twenty somethings do in Chicago from now until the January 3rd? [more inside]
I live in Chicago. I would like to spend Christmas in a bar. What bars are going to be open on Christmas? What bars would be likely to be open on Christmas? [more inside]
Chicago-Gingerbread-Cookie-Filter: Can you help me find the gingerbread cookie of my childhood? [more inside]
Taking 3 and 7 year old boys from Madison, WI to downtown Chicago this weekend (Dec 11-12). Anything seasonal that's worth checking out? The obvious destinations (Shedd, Planetarium) are on the menu, but are there any neat Michigan Ave storefronts that shouldn't be missed? Other holiday-season only events aimed at 2 kids?
Looking for Chicagoland bars that aren't sad. I live in Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago, and my gentleman friend lives in Hillside, and all the bars around me seem to be for sad people and/or older people. I have a date (well, sort of) coming up, and I want to find bars that are geared towards young 20-somethings that I do not have to take the Metra to get to. [more inside]
I need help finding a place to live in Chicago (asking for a friend). [more inside]
Which city is a better place for a divorced woman in her early 40s to find a male partner (mid-30s to late 40s, roughly); a group of likeminded liberal, intellectual friends, and a decent technical writing job -- Austin or Chicago? [more inside]