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  1. Bars in Chicago – enjoy a drink with a view

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    Bars in Chicago – enjoy a drink with a view

    Sep012010

    Of all the bars in Chicago I should visit, people who had been here before recommended I go to one in particular – the Signature Lounge on the 96th floor. Last night I went with a friend from my home town of Drogheda in Ireland.

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  2. Another top Chicago attraction – John Hancock Observatory

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    Another top Chicago attraction – John Hancock Observatory

    Sep012010

    When you see photographs of Chicago, its focal point is one of two skyscrapers. The first one is the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower). The other is the John Hancock Center. It also has an observatory tower, imaginatively called John Hancock Observatory.

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  3. Wrigley Field – Home of the Chicago Cubs

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    Wrigley Field – Home of the Chicago Cubs

    Aug312010

    I visited Wrigleyville last night as this is where you will find Wrigley Field – home to the Chicago Cubs. Sadly, I didn’t manage to go to the game. I was just up there to get footage of the stadium. And to film inside in an official capacity you need to get permission from MLB (Major League Baseball) – I didn’t.

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  4. Top attractions in Chicago – The Willis Tower

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    Top attractions in Chicago – The Willis Tower

    Aug302010

    Today I wasn’t only on top of Chicago’s tallest building, but also North America’s tallest building. That, my friends, is The Willis Tower, formerly known as The Sears Tower. It is one of the top attractions in Chicago and it climbs 1,450 feet into the sky. The place where me and you can go is called Skydeck Chicago and is 100 feet below the top.

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  5. Top blues clubs in Chicago – Kingston Mines

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    Top blues clubs in Chicago – Kingston Mines

    Aug302010

    If you like the blues and you’re going to Chicago then good news. There are lots of top blues clubs in Chicago. Some are more touristy than others, namely House of Blues. But one which was recommended to me over and over again is Kingston Mines up in the Lincoln Park neighbourhood.

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  6. Public transport in Chicago, and Lincoln Park

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    Public transport in Chicago, and Lincoln Park

    Aug292010

    Today, for the upcoming video “10 things you need to know about Chicago”, which will be similar to our other “10 things” videos, I took a lot of shots of trains. The train here in Chicago, known as the subway, CTA and ‘L’, is an efficient service and makes getting around the city.

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  7. Nightlife in Chicago – Division St is where it’s at

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    Aug292010

    After sampling one good street for nightlife in Chicago, last night I decided to sample another one – Division Street, and in particular Division between Dearborn and Slate near the Clark/Division subway stop on the red line.

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  8. Top attractions in Chicago – Millennium Park

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    Top attractions in Chicago – Millennium Park

    Aug292010

    Of all the top attractions in Chicago, there is one I think I was looking forward to see more than any else. This is ‘Cloud Gate’, aka ‘The Bean’. Apparently the locals didn’t like it when it was first revealed. They soon came round though and now are extremely proud of their kidney-bean shaped landmark.

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  9. Nightlife in Chicago – going out in Wrigleyville

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    Nightlife in Chicago – going out in Wrigleyville

    Aug282010

    I asked the staff here at HI Chicago where I’m staying where is good for nightlife in Chicago and a lot of them said the same thing – check out Clark St up in Wrigleyville.

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  10. Eating out in Chicago – the Chicago-style hot dog

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    Eating out in Chicago – the Chicago-style hot dog

    Aug282010

    I’d been told before arriving in Chicago that I had to try two things – deep dish pizza and a ‘Chicago-style’ hot dog. I haven’t tried the former yet but last night I did try the latter...

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