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Everyone says they're close to downtown sights like the Mag Mile, but have they done the math? We have - and we conclude that the giant marshmallow guy from Ghostbusters could hit the Avenue in about 3 steps. We're so close in fact, on some days it's difficult to show up for work! We're smack in the middle of River North - home to hundreds of Chicago's hippest eateries, night spots, and sights.
Chicago Classics
Chicago Classics
Chicago Classics
Nothing beats the classics. Get a true taste of Chicago at world-famous sights like the Willis Tower, Navy Pier or Lincoln Park Zoo.
ACME Insider, Illinois
ACME Insider
ACME Insider
Get the skinny on the city's best music venues, performances and hotspots, and experience Chi-Town like a Chicago insider.
Even though baseball season has ended with the recent CUBS WORLD SERIES Victory, there's still boatloads of action packed sports to keep this town abuzz! Check out the notorious 3 B's  - Chicago BearsBlackhawks, and Bulls will all be in play this fall and winter! Check their schedules and plan to spend a few nights in the Chi - even if you don't score tickets - there's plenty of fist-bumping and high-fiving to be had on game days at like a gazillion sports pubs around the city. Bear down! 
Now - April 30
If you love the self expression that tattoo's inspire, Check out "Tattoo" at the Field Museum! It's an exploration of the meaning behind tattoo's and a full-on visual spectacular of some of the coolest tattoo's you'll ever see! They call it "The stories behind the Ink" . . . We call it COOL!
Nov 18 - Dec 24
Not enough miles to get to Germany in the old airline bank? Check out christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza - From the pretzels, to the Glog, live music, and brats, it's a really cool throwback tradition to get in some pre-holiday cheer!
Nov 19
Can you really ever be too old for Mickey Mouse and his posse? Nah! Check out the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and you'll see why . . . it's a spectacle of light and color! Plus they throw out free stuff from some of the floats!
Nov 25 - Dec
It doesn't matter if you're young, old, or someplace in the middle - Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the most awesome holiday light displays you'll witness in the 312.  Seriously. It's cool. Check out the days and times!
Dec 7
The Chicago Theatre ROCKS every year with the 93XRT Goose Island BIG Holiday Concert. Get your Rock groove in gear and get tix to this one-night-only event! 
Dec 8 - Dec 9
One of the best comics of all time, and star of "Comedians Driving in Cars Getting Coffee", Jerry Seinfeld, will be at the Chicago Theatre for three laugh-inducing live shows! "These pretzels are making me thirsty" . . . Funny stuff!
Dec 13 - Dec 14
Do you dig R&B, and some Holiday Tunes? Then check out R. Kelly to see him turn it up for his 12 Nights of Christmas Holiday Tour . . . featuring tunes from his new album.
Dec 14
Maxwell and Mary J. Blige light up the United Center with their King and Queen of Hearts Tour - but it's one night only - so get on those tix!  
Jan 28
Twentyone Pilots gives us something to look forward to with their January appearance at the United Center . .. Sure it's a bit chilly in January - But the United Center will be HOT for this one! 

Check out our curated list of cool attractions

  • In case you haven't noticed, Chicago bike riders are pretty much like the USPS when it comes to dedicated riding through sleet, snow, hell or high water! Get your Divvy and ride the city like a local. They're practically at every street corner.
  • If you love to eat as much as we do, you've gotta check this place out, just moments around the corner. Chicago Food Planet offers a full array of food tours. Take a big bite out of Chicago, then come back to ACME for a long snooooooze.
  • If you've been dying to check out EATALY, you're in luck - it's a block away, and yeah, it's awesome. It's a bustling Italian marketplace that offers some of the freshest fare and authentic Italian foods around. Foodies won't want to pass it up.
  • Are you an adrenaline junkie? Then head over to the Willis Tower and the Ledge. It's a glass box extended over the street, 103 stories in the air. Or, go for the all new TILT at the Hancock, and lean over the city like never before. Enough said. Tweet that!