Monday, February 20, 2017

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Major Rolling Stones exhibition coming to Navy Pier in April" from the Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Major Rolling Stones exhibition coming to Navy Pier in April" from the Chicago Tribune

It’s only rock 'n' roll, but they’re enshrining it.

“Exhibitionism,” a show displaying hundreds of Rolling Stones artifacts from the group’s 50-plus-year career, will go up in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall in mid-April, the pier and exhibit promoters announced at a news conference Thursday morning.

The 18,000-square-foot extravaganza of costumes, guitars, stage sets and more is currently drawing raves in New York City after first being mounted in London. Billboard called it “an enthralling look at decades of rock history that even diehards can learn from.”

Chicago and the pier are hoping to call it a major tourism draw during its April 15-July 30 run. Adult tickets will be $25 to $35 and go on sale Feb. 24 at www.stonesexhibitionism.com.

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Link:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/museums/ct-rolling-stones-exhibit-navy-pier-20170215-column.html

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "20 Presidential sites in the Midwest" from the Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "20 Presidential sites in the Midwest" from the Chicago Tribune

This Presidents Day, travel back in time with a visit to a historic location made famous by one of our nation's previous presidents. See Herbert Hoover's childhood home in West Branch, Iowa. Marvel at nature in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. You can also visit a Midwestern presidential museum. Learn about Abraham Lincoln's early childhood in a log cabin at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, Ill. Here are more places you can learn about previous U.S. presidents.

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Link:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-presidential-sites-in-the-midwest-20170215-photogallery.html

Monday, February 13, 2017

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "5 new Chicago hotels worth a staycation" from the Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "5 new Chicago hotels worth a staycation" from the Chicago Tribune

It's that time of year.

Gray skies. Icy sidewalks.

Too many layers of clothes. Cabin fever.

A vacation is a must.

But for those without the time, money or inclination to hop a plane for warmer climes, there are a handful of fresh getaways at home.

Several notable hotels opened in Chicago in 2016, and each comes with its own reasons to visit. Each also comes with an added benefit for us winter-bound locals: cheaper prices during the low season. 

So pack your jammies, lock the front door and head for a winter escape right here at home.

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Link:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-chicago-staycation-5-new-hotels-travel-0212-20170126-story.html