Home & Design

How to Turn the Dead Tree in Your Yard Into a Wooden Heirloom

Chicago's Wood Urban Design won't just remove your tree. They'll help you convert it into a literal treasure.


The Best Day Hikes for Chicagoans

Before you batten down the hatches for the season, enjoy a final foray into the great outdoors


10 Perfect Airbnbs for Escaping Chicago This Holiday Season

From a tiny farmhouse for two to a “family compound” that can accommodate 16


I Rented Out an Entire Movie Theater for $100. You Can, Too.

Finally something from the COVID era that’s better than the pre-pandemic version


How Does a "No Entry" Open House Chicago Even Work?

The annual celebration of Chicago's coolest spaces is doing things a little differently this year


Chicago Now Has a Giant Outdoor Jungle Gym for Adults

The Forge in Lemont is the COVID-approved entertainment space we all need right now


How Citizens and Companies Can Support Antiracism in Chicago

“Not being racist” is simply no longer enough

Health & Fitness

How to Safely Work Out Outdoors During the Summer of COVID-19

Gyms are reopening. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t avoid them.


The Biggest Challenges Facing Chicago Over the Next Decade

Eight business and thought leaders from a variety of industries weigh in