Whether you’re a Chicago native or fairly new to the area, you probably already know the rules here: We don’t eat ketchup on hot dogs. We still call it the Sears Tower. And, we pick a side, then we stick with it. With an inner-city rivalry that can make the best of friends the worst
Our current mural celebrates a new cultural addition to Chicago and the first of its kind in the nation: the American Writers Museum. A place to learn about the rich history of American authors, the museum highlights all genres, subjects and styles of writing from every region of the U.S. In our mural, we used
About two years ago, I wrote a pretty well received article on how to get started with eight great frugal hobbies. I had a lot of fun writing the article because it gave me a chance to talk about some of my own hobbies and how someone might get started in them at minimal cost.
Long time readers of The Simple Dollar know that I have a number of hobbies that I’m quite passionate about, most of which are actually pretty cheap if you make smart choices regarding them. Because I wear my hobbies on my sleeve so much, I get pretty frequent emails and Facebook messages from readers asking
More than 800,000 visitors from near and far flock to Wisconsin’s biggest city for Summerfest, billed as the world’s largest music festival. At the festival’s permanent grounds on the shores of Lake Michigan, live acts will perform on 11 stages for 11 days, June 28 to July 2, and July 4-9. While we’re tossing around
A few days ago, I was leafing through my journal for 2015 and thinking about some of the best things that I did during the year. It was easy to identify some of the great moments. I fondly remember our family camping trip to Wisconsin. I will never forget how ecstatic I was to watch