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77 unique neighborhoods, 552 parks, and 7,300 restaurants all add up to countless Chicago check-ins on Foursquare! ExploreChicago.org, the Official Tourism Website of the City of Chicago, invites you to explore our diverse neighborhoods as you earn one of four Chicago-themed Foursquare badges. Meet your friends at a historic blues club on the south side, search for the perfect Chicago-style hot dog on the north side, and re-enact your favorite scene at one of the many movie locations in between. Get a fast answer about restaurants and things to see and do in Chicago via our Twitter concierges, 7 days a week: twitter.com/explorechicago

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23 places updated April 18, 2012
From the West Loop's top restaurants to Greektown and Little Italy institutions, there's so much to see and do just west of the Loop! For even more West Loop landmarks, visit: http://bit.ly/az11cP
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9 places updated December 29, 2011
From hand-prepared spices to eco-friendly furnishings, check out our locally-owned recommendations for cooking and homeware gifts.
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10 places updated December 9, 2011
From classic board games to build-your-own-robot kits to whimsical knick knacks, visit the following locally-owned quirky and kid-friendly Chicago retailers.
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8 places updated December 6, 2011
From artist-designed housewares to unique custom t-shirts and on-the-spot portraits, support local artists and find one-of-a-kind gifts by checking out these Chicago-owned artisan shops.
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13 places updated June 18, 2012
From kid lit to one-of-a-kind artist books to bestselling fiction, find a gift for your loved ones at these Chicago-owned bookstores.
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10 places updated February 6, 2012
Chicago’s central business district is nicknamed the ‘Loop’ because of the ‘El’ train tracks that loop around the city center. For even more on the Loop, visit: http://bit.ly/ChicagoLoop
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    "The Windy City Roller Derby League has their games here."
    Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago · May 14, 2012
    Stadium
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    "Wrigley Field is also known as "The Friendly Confines"."
    Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago · May 14, 2012
    Baseball
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    "See 160 works by Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein in a major retrospective May 22 - September 3. Chicago has the honor of being the first city to host the show:"
    Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago · May 11, 2012
    Art Museum
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    "A hidden gem in Greektown, stop into Meli to grab breakfast, lunch or one of their famous homemade juices from their vast menu."
    Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago · April 18, 2012
    Breakfast
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    "Greek Island is the staple of Greek Town, importing wines, olives oil, oregano, honey and olives straight from Greece. Try their distinctive lima beans and Colorado lamb."
    Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago · April 18, 2012
    Greek
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    "The museum tells the stories of Greek immigrants through interactive exhibitions for kids and adults. Step onto the rooftop terrace of their newly opened building for awesome skyline views!"
    Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago · April 18, 2012
    History Museum
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