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Destroying Wacker Drive

Destroying Wacker Drive

The area along Wacker Drive near State Street is one of Chicago’s most architecturally significant and iconic locales. Perhaps that’s why Hollywood loves to destroy it over and over again. The A.V. Club looks at some of the many movies which made a mess of the place.

Sailing with Land Rover BAR

Sailing with Land Rover BAR

During their recent trip to the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Chicago, we had a chance to visit with the Land Rover BAR team, and got see what goes into hydrofoil racing, from the engineering of the boats to the sheer fortitude of each crew member.

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Greening of the Chicago River

Greening of the Chicago River

It’s an annual St. Paddy’s Day tradition here in Chicago – turning the normally brownish-green Chicago River into a bright green spectacle. This short time-lapse video by Peter Tsai does a great job capturing how it’s done.

Giant Bratwurst Bridge Jump

Giant Bratwurst Bridge Jump

Conan O’Brien is in Chicago this week, and kicked things off with a bang by launching a 10-foot bratwurst over the Chicago River. Why? Why the heck not? Jump to 2:25 to cut to the chase.

Windie City Shootout

Windie City Shootout

If speed and films (but not necessarily Keanu) are your cup of tea, come on down to New York Jr.  for the Windie City Shooutout. Chicago’s premier 72-hr film race with $25k in prizes takes place 8/12-15.

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