The Chicago Theatre

Thursday, February 28, 2008 | Labels: , , | 0 comments |

Also known as the "Wonder Theatre of the World," the Chicago Theatre is one of the most recognizable Chicago landmarks. Its brightly colored marquee is well-known because of its appearances on various movies and tv shows.

The Chicago Theatre opened its doors on October 26, 1921, mainly featuring films, stage shows, and live entertainment. It was also known for its live jazz shows. Some famous performers were Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, and Judy Garland. Some more recent performers were Coldpplay, Christina Aguilera, Neil Young, and Morrissey.

Check out their website for more info and schedule of performances.

Chicago Children's Museum

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | Labels: , , | 0 comments |

Founded in 1982, the Chicago Children's Museum is one of the best places to visit in Chicago especially if you have kids. Locals and tourists alike, both young and old, will have tons of fun while learning through various exhibits the museum offers. My personal favorites are the Dinosaur Expedition, the Inventing Lab, and the Treehouse Trails. Aside from the usual exhibits, Chicago Children's museum also holds special exhibits from time to time.

Click here to go to the Chicago Children's Museum's official website to check upcoming schedules and events.

Famous People from Chicago

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 | Labels: | 0 comments |

In line with the upcoming X-Files movie sequel (due this year, hopefully), I've been spending most nights watching X-Files marathons and re-acquainting myself with the characters. I was surfing one evening when I saw that Gillian Anderson is born right here in Chicago!

So I did a quick search and found several more 'famous' sons and daughters of Chicago.

  • Walt Disney - Born Walter Elias Disney, he is a film producer, screenwriter, and director among many things. And for the two people who don't know, he founded The Walt Disney Company.
  • Al Capone - Alphonse Gabriel Capone, the real-life Scarface, is one of the most famous Italian-American gangsters from the 1920's and 1930's. Although originally from Brooklyn, New York, he made his name in Chicago where he founded the Chicago Outfit.
  • Harrison Ford - An actor best known for his roles as Han Solo (Star Wars), Indiana Jones (Indiana Jones), and Rick Deckard (The Blade Runner) just to name a few.
  • Hugh Heffner - The big boss of Playboy Enterprises, responsible for managing the Playboy magazine empire.
  • Benny Goodman - An American Jazz musician, widely known as the "King of Swing."
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs - Author that created our favorite jungle hero Tarzan.
  • Michelle Obama - Wife of Illinois Senator Barrack Obama.
Did I miss anyone? Drop a comment!

The Sears Tower

Thursday, February 21, 2008 | Labels: , , , | 0 comments |

Our first stop is of course, The Sears Tower. With the height of 1,450 feet, it was the world's tallest building until the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia dethroned it.

On June 22, 1974, The Sears Tower opened it's Skydeck to the public. Sitting on the 103rd floor, it quickly became one of the top tourist attractions in Chicago. You can even feel the building sway on a windy day!

FUN FACT: The highest restrooms in the world can be found on the Skydeck, which is about 412 m above street level.

The City of Chicago


CHICAGO. Some call it The Windy City, others The Second City. Some even call it ChiTown. I call it home.

Join me in commemorating everything about Chicago; places to stay, places to visit, people to meet, and its rich history.