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A Second Look at the Second City

Although Los Angeles overtook Chicago as the second largest city in America, the Windy City remains the misunderstood middle child between the East and West Coast. At first glance, Chicago may seem a brusque and jarring town, but take a closer look and you will discover the wild and one-of-a-kind underbelly of the Second City.

  • 1.

    Artsy Toys or Playful Art?

    Artsy Toys or Playful Art?

    Rotofugi is a designer toy store/ art gallery... whatever that means.

  • 2.

    Chicago's Little Europe

    Chicago's Little Europe

    European cuisine at Chicago's French Market

  • 3.

    Nature in the City

    Nature in the City

    Exploring Chicago's lakefront trail.

  • 4.

    An Unmarked Door

    An Unmarked Door

    The mysterious bar and club - The Violet Hour.

  • 5.

    The Watershed: Chicago Speakeasy

    The Watershed: Chicago Speakeasy

    A nook and cranny watering hole in the basement of Pops for Champagne.

  • 6.

    The Library: Chicago Speakeasy

    The Library: Chicago Speakeasy

    The Speakeasy that lurks beneath the Gilt Bar

  • 7.

    Beer and God in Ukrainian Village

    Beer and God in Ukrainian Village

    This Wicker Park Neighborhood is a treasure trove of beautiful churches and enticing bars.

  • 8.

    Second City in the Second City

    Second City in the Second City

    The internationally known Chicago-based comedy show.

  • 9.

    The Maxwell Street Market

    The Maxwell Street Market

    No longer residing on Maxwell street, this open air market is a relic of Chicago history.

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