Where can I go this afternoon in Chicago to watch the Tigers/Yankees baseball game? [more inside]
What's happening in Chicago end of Sept? [more inside]
Anyone know why there are two F14 fighter jets flying back and forth over Chicago today? At one point I saw them escorting a much smaller plane that looks like it may be an old WWII fighter plane. I've been hearing these huge sonic booms for hours now.
Please help me find a good contractor on the north side of Chicago to fix my porch. [more inside]
moving from chicago to london: recommend a cost-effective storage/shipping company, please... [more inside]
A family member needs help. Any recommendations for Chicago-area psychiatric institutions? [more inside]
Any good therapist recommendations in Chicago? [more inside]
What amusing rigors can we put the bachelor through as we drive from Chicago to northern Wisconsin? [more inside]
Meteor Filter: On sunday or monday night I was hoping to take my special lady out to the middle of nowhere and watch the Perseid meteor shower, which is supposed to be quite a show this year. Where should we go to escape Chicago's light pollution? [more inside]
How much does it cost to run a bar in Chicago, initially and annually? What do I need in terms of both licenses and stuff? Outside of costs, are some neighborhoods harder to get licensed in than others? [more inside]
What kind of spider is here, hanging out above my bed? I would guesstimate that from leg to leg the guy you see there is probably 1.5"-2". Is it the somewhat hard to identify brown recluse (who isn't even supposed to be native to Chicago)? Will I die? How best can I kill it from a distance? I am staying awake anxiously awaiting your answers! [more inside]
[ChicagoFilter] I moved to Chicago recently, and I'm having difficulty making friends and meeting people who are around my age (early 20s) who share similar interests -- and I am looking for suggestions on how to branch out. (mi) [more inside]
Trapped overnight in a Super 8 in the desolate part of Chicago. What to do? [more inside]
Where should I go in the Chicago area to buy a diamond anniversary band for Mrs. Jknecht? [more inside]
Chicago-Neighborhood-Filter: Pros and cons of living in Pilsen? [more inside]
Alterations/Tailor in Chicago. Anyone have a personal recommendation? The drycleaner in my building does it, but I want to know if anyone can recommend a tailor personally. It's a dress (made of a recycled polyester with a water repellent finish) which needs some refitting through the bodice. Doesn't have to be a commercial tailor, either. If you know a good seamstress who is willing to do piecework, that's great. I just want someone I trust picking apart & resewing my dress.
HydeParkHousing: I'll be an entering graduate student at UofC this fall. I've never rented an apartment before, nor do I know Hyde Park (or, for that matter, Chicagoland generally). Help me find a place to live! [more inside]
Does anyone have recommendations for a tennis specialty shop in Chicago? [more inside]
Temping in Chicago [more inside]
For a novice, what is a good bike route from Chicago's North Side to the loop? [more inside]
Does the mob/mafia still operate in Chicago? If so, at what level? Does the Chicago Outfit still exist?
I don't have dental insurance but I have a dental emergency in Chicago. [more inside]
What kind of whistle do Chicago traffic-control officers use? [more inside]
We have connecting flights through Chicago O'Hare this month and would like to visit the Kwik-E-Mart. Is that feasible? [more inside]
Weekend in Chicago, one of us is under 21: where to go, or how to get him in? [more inside]
A good friend is getting married September 1st and I'm interested in buying for her and the Mr. a certificate for an at-home cooking lesson for the two of them--they've taken cooking classes before and dug them so I thought it might be fun for them to do it at home in their new place with their new stuff. We/they live in Chicago--does anybody have any recommendations for places? I've come up with a few on Google but I want to see if anyone's had any personal experience with this since it seems a lot of it would depend on good customer service. thanks!
I am new to Chicago and just signed up for Second City's beginner improv class. Do any of you have any experience with this? What can I expect?
My flight arrives at 6:40 and I need to get to the Hyatt in Schamburg by 8:15-ish. Prefer train but don't know if it's possible. [more inside]
Andersonville, Chicago: Great neighborhood, swell apartment, lovely community, but let's discuss commute time downtown! Did I make a mistake? [more inside]
What are some fast and fun things to do in Chicago? [more inside]
Have any Chicago mefites had experience with Hunter Properties, Acorn Management, Lake Front Management, Lee Street Apartment Rentals, or Water Tower Realty? Praise is as welcome as criticism. [more inside]
Looking for good/bad experiences with specific nursing homes in Chicago area. [more inside]
Need to find a *cheap* Optometrist/Ophthalmologist in Chicago. [more inside]
Improv Comedy Filter: I just moved to Chicago and everyone tells me "To meet people like you, you gotta join an improv troup!" The problem is: there's like 30 of them, and they're all different. So Chicago (or improv) fans: What's the deal with these improv classes, which do you recommend, and what's the best way for a newbie to the city to get situated in the scene?
ChicagoFilter: Seeking lawyer recommendations for landlord/tenant law in Chicago. [more inside]
The Writer's Chicago: Please help me get the most out of my month long stay in the windy city. [more inside]
We're flying into & out of Chicago in mid-July. We want to head north possibly to: Macinaw City/Island, Thunder Bay, Duluth, somewhere neat to see in Wisconsin, and back to Chicago. We'll have 15 days. Will want 3 days in the end in Chicago. Is this doable? What are the "must see" places & how much time at each? Travel clockwise or counter? Thanks for all suggestion of what to see & what to avoid.
Because no one wants to regret that tattoo they got way back when from the narcoleptic tattoo artist...
Looking to get a tattoo in Chicago. Suggestions for where to go? [more inside]
Where can I buy dry ice in Chicago? [more inside]
I'm looking for a gift for some new Chicagoans and think they would enjoy one of the river architecture tours. Is there any appreciable difference between the competing operators? Bonus points for any inexpensive (~$10 per person) and little known/unusual Chicago experiences I can bundle in to the gift. [more inside]
Please help me figure out if I need a buyer's agent. [more inside]
Our family wants to see the 7/20 Diamondbacks-Cubs game but we don't have tickets yet. [more inside]
I'm going to Chicago in June for a weekend. Where should I go to find the following:
- Cool neighborhood with coffee shops where I can get a copy of Illinois Entertainer and Chicago Reader
- Best music equipment store in Chicago or northern suburbs (I'm staying in exciting Itasca)
- Something unique and fun to do on a Sunday afternoon
Where can I get the best Chicago-style hot dog in San Francisco? [more inside]
Great graphic design studios in Chicago? [more inside]
I'm from Chicagoland. Me and my Canadian gal are soon moving from Toronto to the City of Big Shoulders so she can go to grad school there, and she's been asking me all kinds of questions about the character of the city. Though I consider myself a Chicagoan, I am embarrassingly tongue-tied. Please give me your insights on the character and atmosphere of the jewel of the Midwest! [more inside]
I need to wrap a bicycle frame with a specifically colored tape. [more inside]
I'm probably going to need to leave my air conditioner in the window during the '07-'08 winter, and I have a few questions about air conditioners and winter. [more inside]
ChicagoActivismFilter: I need a book that details the history of political activism in Chicago. [more inside]
In Chicago, can I obtain a porch repair permit to fix my porch but not bring it entirely up to code? [more inside]