Features

Oct
13
Last minute weekend trips from Chicago to see fall color

Last minute weekend trips from Chicago to see fall color

Did the beautiful weather we had the last few weeks lull you into a false sense of time where you almost forgot that the fall season was in full swing and remind you winter is just around the corner? Good news. There's still time to get away and see some of the proudest displays nature has to offer.
7 min read
Oct
08
The Chicago Journal's Guide to Dives

The Chicago Journal's Guide to Dives

To catalog all the dive bars in Chicago we knew it would become a true project of passion, labor of love, and journey to joy. If you're seeking them out, we know you know that the word "dive" is not a four-letter pejorative it's a four-letter affirmation. We need your help.
9 min read
Aug
16
The Illinois Service Men and Women Killed in Afghanistan

The Illinois Service Men and Women Killed in Afghanistan

No comment. No politics. Just names.
4 min read
Aug
05
The Most Dangerous Intersections in Chicago

The Most Dangerous Intersections in Chicago

With Interactive Map.
6 min read
Aug
01
The Definitive Chicago Style Hot Dog Recipe

The Definitive Chicago Style Hot Dog Recipe

Here is what you need to know to make this Chicago classic.
2 min read
Jun
30
All of Chicagoland's Independence Day Fireworks

All of Chicagoland's Independence Day Fireworks

With the suspicious cancellation of Chicago's official show for the second year in a row, you may be wondering where you can watch some fireworks this weekend to celebrate Independence Day with your family? We have you covered with our official list below.
4 min read
May
25
All of Chicago's 2021 Summer Festivals (that we know about) in One Place

All of Chicago's 2021 Summer Festivals (that we know about) in One Place

Chicago in the summer is the greatest city in the world, and it's time to get some fresh air. So you do what you need to do, but get out there and enjoy.
16 min read
Mar
30
The Best Chicago Sports Teams Ever

The Best Chicago Sports Teams Ever

If you are going to try and make a list of the best Chicago teams ever, you have to make some choices.
15 min read
Mar
03
The Chicago Journal's Brief History of Music in Chicago

The Chicago Journal's Brief History of Music in Chicago

The Chicago Journal's Brief History of Music in Chicago should be considered a "living" document that is continually being added to, edited, amended, and reworked.
50 min read
Sep
13
The Chicago Journal's Guide to Chicago Movies

The Chicago Journal's Guide to Chicago Movies

Welcome to the Chicago Journal's running master list of Chicago movies.
22 min read
Aug
11
The Chicago Journal's Basic Guide to Illinois Gun Laws

The Chicago Journal's Basic Guide to Illinois Gun Laws

Even if we're in the significant minority in this city, here at the Chicago Journal we believe in the 2nd Amendment and the individual's right to personal defense.
18 min read