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What's shutting down in Chicago on Election night?

Does anyone know what and when things are closing in Chicago on Tuesday? I live v. v. close to Grant Park, and am wondering how much trouble I'm going to have going to work, voting, and coming home. Different websites are saying different things.
posted by melodykramer on Nov 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Looking for novel-esque non-fiction books.

I love Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City. It's a non-fiction book about Chicago in 1893 which reads much like a novel. I'd like to read other books written in the same novel-esque style about some other cities or historic events. Know of any novel-like non-fiction reads?
posted by melodykramer on Jun 29, 2008 - 47 answers

Roadtrip from Chicago to Houston: How and what?

Chicago to Houston in one week, two lovely gals, one Camry: We're taking a road trip the week before July 4, starting in Chicago and ending in Houston. Any route tips? Things to see? Do? Quirky free attractions to see along the way? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer on May 7, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me find prints/maps of each of the cities I've lived in!

I'd like to hang prints or drawings or funky maps of each city I've lived in on a wall. I'm wondering what your favorite Philadelphia, NYC, DC, Hartford CT, Rochester NY, and Chicago maps/prints are, or sources for finding eclectic drawings/photos/prints of each one. (The more varied, the better! Old, new, letterpressed...you name it!)
posted by melodykramer on Mar 5, 2008 - 15 answers

What should I check out in the South Loop?

I'm moving to Chicago's South Loop neighborhood. What undiscovered gems should I check out? Ethnic eateries? Interesting social gatherings for 20-somethings? Groups to join? (I currently live way far north, near Roger's Park, which is lovely, but far from work.)
posted by melodykramer on Feb 12, 2008 - 12 answers

I want to paddle away from the shores of Chicago and visit distant Midwestern lands.

Are there any ferries or boats that take day trips across or around Lake Michigan? (leaving from Chicago...) Right now, Lake Michigan looks like a frozen tundra, but I have dreams of escaping for a night or two during the spring thaw. Are there seafaring adventures to Michigan? to Indiana? to Evanston? Or is this some delusional Gilligan-based fantasy?
posted by melodykramer on Feb 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Where can we learn to make cheese near Chicago?

Where should we go for a long weekend within a few hours of Chicago to learn the art of cheesemaking?
posted by melodykramer on Jan 23, 2008 - 5 answers

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