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9 Chicago Secrets You Probably Don’t Know About

No matter how well you know Chicago, you most likely don’t know about these hidden secrets. Dig in. 1. There’s an alleyway paved entirely with wooden blocks between the State Parkway and Astor Street, behind the Archbishop’s residence. It’s a relic of when the city made...


This Incredible Timelapse Captures the Beauty of Chicago at Night

Chicago by day is already gorgeous. But by night? It’s something else. Seriously, though: photographer and filmmaker Max Wilson has done some extremely fine work in Chicago, capturing stunning, mesmerizing views of the city after the sun has gone down. In his timelapse video...


This Stunning Drone Video of Chicago Will Make Your Heart Swell

It’s called “Homesick for Chicago,” and as soon as you start watching it, you’ll understand why. Featuring gorgeous footage captured by a drone high up above the city, the film conveys a true love of the city that only Chicagoans could understand. Zooming in on...


Word Nerds Will Dig This Typography Map of Chicago

If you’ve ever wondered what all of Chicago would look like if the entire city were composed of the actual names of every location, have we got a map for you. A typography map of Chicago via Axis Maps does just that, illustrating the landscape...


Chicago in Miniature Is the Cutest Thing We’ve Seen All Day

What do you get when you take the Windy City and shrink it? A teeny, tiny Chicago that looks like something right out of the Polly Pocket universe. Frankly, it’s adorable. Using a concept called tilt shift, Vimeo filmmaker PrimoMedia was able to shoot spots throughout Chicago and make...


Surviving the Winter—The Windy City vs. Everyone Else

As we start to bid adieu to the holidays and settle into the new year, winter is just warming up. Temperatures are going crazy across the states with EL Nino tearing up the California coasts, while New York experienced the toastiest December to date. Last Monday,...