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Trying to build out my bookmarks of Chicago-centric websites. I'm not sure how this thread will evolve, but let's try:

Blogs:
Chicagoist
Gapers Block
Second City Cop
ArchitectureChicago PLUS
The Uptown Update
Apartment Therapy
CTA Tattler
GreenBean
Overheard in Chicago

Food/Dining:
LTH Forum
EatChicago

Crime:
Chicago Crime

Newspapers:
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Sun Times
Crain's Chicago Business

Sports:

Baseball:
Chicago Cubs
Chicago White Sox

Football:
Chicago Bears

Basketball:
Chicago Bulls

Hockey:
Chicago Blackhawks

MLS Soccer
Chicago Fire

Olympic:
Chicago 2016

Running:
Windy City Sports

Museums/Zoos:
Field Museum
Shedd Aquarium
Adler Planetarium
Museum of Contempory Art
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago History Museum
Lincoln Park Zoo
Brookfield Zoo
Museum of Science and Industry
Chicago Children's Museum
DuSable Museum

Architecture:
Chicago Architecture Foundation

Transportation:
Chicago Transit Authority
Metra Rail
Pace Bus
Amtrak
Midway Airport
O'Hare International Airport


Entertainment:
Metromix
Time Out Chicago
Centerstage Chicago
Broadway in Chicago
HotTix
Chicago Mayor's Office of Special Events

Music:
Ravinia
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Dance:
Joffery Ballet

Parks:
Chicago Park District
Millennium Park
Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Chicago Botanic Garden

Biking:
Bike Chicago (rentals & tours)
Chicagoland Bicycle Federation

Television:
WTTW (PBS)
WMAQ (NBC)
WBBM (CBS)
WLS (ABC)
WGN
WFLD (Fox)



Beach Conditions:
Chicago Park District -Swim Report

Tourist Destinations:
Navy Pier
Go Chicago Card
Chicago Traveler
ChooseChicago

Tours:
Shoreline Sightseeing
Wendella Boats
Chicago Trolley Co/Chicago Double Decker
Chicago Neighborhood Tours
Boat Tours departing Navy Pier
Chicago Greeter

General:
Chicago Reader
Dog Friendly Guide
Chicago Magazine

Government:
City of Chicago
Zoning and Development

Real Estate (commercial)
Chicago Real Estate Daily
Newcity Skyline

Real Estate (residential)
Chicago BlockShopper
YoChicago

Worship:
Bahai House of Worship
 

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Mind if I steal your idea and make a thread like this in the Toronto forum? I'd like to surf some more Toronto-related websites.
 

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First and foremost our own Loopy:
http://www.iconeon.blogspot.com/ :)

Frumie, Your so kind... Only that site updated to Looper last year, and sadly will come to an end in about 5 weeks when I move to NYC.(I plan to keep the site up for the next year or so.) I will launching a new site called "24Gotham" to record how I see NYC, which will launch in early-mid July.
 

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More transportation

http://www.pacebus.com/

http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Station/Station_Page&code=CHI

http://www.gcmtravel.com/gcm/maps_chicago.jsp

http://www.chicago-mdw.com/

http://www.ohare.com/

Music

http://www.ravinia.org/

http://www.lyricopera.org/

http://www.cso.org/

http://www.lollapalooza.com/default.asp?fd=1

Parks

http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/

http://www.millenniumpark.org/

http://www.fpdcc.com/home.php

http://www.chicagobotanic.org/

beach conditions
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/swim_report.home.cfm

Travel

http://www.navypier.com/home.html

http://www.gochicagocard.com/

http://www.chicagotraveler.com/

http://www.choosechicago.com/

http://egov.cityofchicago.org/city/webportal/home.do

locals and travelers with dogs
http://www.dogfriendly.com/server/travel/uscities/guides/us/cities/usonlinecityILChicago.shtml

Zoos

http://www.lpzoo.com/

http://www.brookfieldzoo.org/

Theme parks

http://www.sixflags.com/greatAmerica/index.aspx

Metromix's direct link to dining, a very good dining source. This specific link should go under the dining title.

http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/dining/

Museums

http://www.msichicago.org/

http://www.chichildrensmuseum.org/

http://www.dusablemuseum.org/

http://www.chias.org/

architecture

http://www.architecture.org/

tours

http://www.shorelinesightseeing.com/

http://www.wendellaboats.com/

http://www.coachusa.com/chicagotrolley/

http://www.chicagoneighborhoodtours.com/

http://www.chicagotraveler.com/boat_tours.htm

http://www.chicagogreeter.com/

fesivals and special events

http://egov.cityofchicago.org/city/...ityName=Special+Events&entityNameEnumValue=38

Chicago biking

http://www.bikechicago.com/

http://www.biketraffic.org/

Local Chicago Public TV PBS programing guide

http://www.wttw.com/

Print media

http://chicagomag.com/ME2/Default.asp

Centers of worship

http://www.bahai.us/bahai-temple
 

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Once we get a compilation of these it would be a good idea to transfer some of them over to the front page of the the Visitor/Moving thread. All the links and what not are a bit scattered in it and I have a feeling a lot of lurkers don't even try to comb through it all because its a bit scattered.
 

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Also, let's keep blogs to blogs that offer news, not personal blogs of people that happen to live in Chicago.
 

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http://**************

Its not just you BFA...
For some reason, of which I have no friggin idea why, the wysiwyg is not allowing the address for YoChicago's site to work. http:// yo chicago . com /today/
I have correctly pasted the address, but when I preview, it is changed to http://**************/today/ WTF???
 

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Also, let's keep blogs to blogs that offer news, not personal blogs of people that happen to live in Chicago.
Is it a personal thing?
 
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