Posts Tagged ‘Fun things to do in Chicago
Margaret Hicks is an absolute riot.
She’s a local tour guide from Chicago Elevated who gives the most amazing tours of various parts of the city, with as much emphasis on humor and fun as history. If you are coming to Chicago and looking for something interesting to do, then Hicks’ walking tours are a really fun way to do something different…and actually SEE Chicago, instead of looking at mostly the tops of cars driving by while on other tour buses.
Hicks’ new tour is about famous Chicago diasters.
We want to start something fun and new around here — HillBuzz’s Our Chicago page.
Two things prompted this, really. One, during our fight to keep the Daley Administration from using the Olympics as its personal feed trough, we were interviewed by several foreign correspondents who thought we hated Chicago and didn’t feel proud of it (their words).
No. We love this town. We just didn’t want to see it destroyed by what would have been the single greatest orgy of graft and corruption the world has ever seen. We are thrilled to live here, and fight so hard every day to keep working and making enough to remain here, while so many of our friends have been forced, jobless, to return home and live with their parents again. Our lives here in Boystown are worth fighting for…and working two and three and (in one case here) FOUR JOBS for.
So, while we tell you about all the terrible things the idiots in local government do all the time, we don’t want to forget to tell you about all the wonderful opportunities for adventure to be had in this gorgeous city.
We also were prompted by several requests lately for restaurant recommendations and ideas for parties or nights out on the town here. One of our FAVORITE things in the whole world is when friends from out of town come to Chicago and we get to show this place off.
So, we thought maybe we should put together little walking tours, adventure day plans, restaurant reviews, and other little posts you can use as guides if you ever come here. Maybe these will encourage you to come vacation here, and pump some cash into our local economy. In a tiny way, we can, together, do what the Olympics was supposed to do (but we knew they really wouldn’t).
It’s also, now that we think of it, a way for us to force an adventure day into our own schedule every week or so, as we hit the pavement and head outside to do these walking tours for you, and then write about them. We long ago realized we never do much of the really fun stuff here unless someone from out of town is around…so this will be like having all of you out there visit us once a week…and we’ll take you somewhere fun that maybe you can add onto your agenda if you ever really do vacation here.
We encourage you to chime in and tell us spots we shouldn’t miss, or disagree with us if you don’t like a review. Together, we could make this a pretty valuable resource for visits to Chicago…and perhaps we could have some nonpartisan, nonpolitical, fun along the way.
Which we love.