Places

FREE Admission to Chicago Museums and Zoos

If you own a Chicago Public Library card, you can checkout a Kids Museum Passport.
The Kids Museum Passport admits a family of four for FREE! (Some attractions may charge an additional fee.)
A group must include at least one child under 18 for the pass to be valid.
A maximum of two adults are admitted with each pass.
Contact your local Chicago Public Library for Museum Passport availability.
Passes are available for:
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Adler Planetarium

1300 South Lake Shore Drive

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Art Institute of Chicago

111 South Michigan Avenue

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Brookfield Zoo

8400 31st Street, Brookfield, IL

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Chicago Children’s Museum

700 East Grand Avenue (Navy Pier)

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Chicago History Museum

1601 North Clark Street

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DuSable Museum of African American History

740 East 56th Place

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The Field Museum

1400 South Lake Shore Drive

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Museum of Contemporary Art

220 East Chicago Avenue

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Museum of Science and Industry

5700 South Lake Shore Drive

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The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

2430 North Cannon Drive

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Shedd Aquarium

1200 South Lake Shore Drive

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Celebrity Homes, Famous Homes

FOR SALE: Trump Tower

Trump Tower

401 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL

If you’re in the market for a place at Trump Tower … perhaps you want to strike now while you may be able to negotiate a better deal.

Per the Chicago Tribune, an unprecedented number of luxury condos are available for sale and for rent at Trump Tower.

36 condos are for rent.

70 residential units are for sale, including hotel condos (privately owned, but rented out to hotel guests). The total number of units at Trump Tower is 486.

At least one tenant is known to have secured a 7.5% decrease in rent upon his lease renewal.

Appraisal Research Counselors are saying this is almost 3 times more than similar buildings in the area. For example, at the John Hancock, 26 units out of 703 are currently for sale. Water Tower Place has 9 out of 260 for sale, Aqua 12 out of 262, 340 On The Park 11 out of 343, 600 North Lake Shore Drive 20 out of 395, and The Heritage 5 out of 358.

KoenigRubloff Berkshire Hathaway says “… never seen such a glut” of condos for sale.

Top 10 listings

(courtesy of Gold Coast Realty)

401 North Wabash Avenue #87a
$12,500,000
4 Beds 4½ Baths 6,850 sf PENTHOUSE

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401 North Wabash Avenue #88a
$9,500,000
3 Beds 5½ Baths 5,500 sf

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401 North Wabash Avenue #68e
$3,800,000
3 Beds 4 Baths 3,102 sf

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401 North Wabash Avenue #85a
$3,700,000
3 Beds 3½ Baths 3,080 sf

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401 North Wabash Avenue #66a
$3,500,000
3 Beds 3½ Baths 3,080 sf

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401 North Wabash Avenue #72d
$3,300,000
3 Beds 4 Baths 3,102 sf

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401 North Wabash Avenue #77a
$3,275,000
3 Beds 3½ Baths 3,080 sf

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401 North Wabash Avenue #85f
$2,995,000
2 Beds 2½ Baths 2,000 sf

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401 North Wabash Avenue #52a
$2,795,000
3 Beds 3½ Baths 3,080 sf

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401 North Wabash Avenue #52e
$2,600,000
2 Beds 3 Baths 2,746 sf

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Holidays

Mother’s Day Paintball

Sunday is Mother’s Day!

Yes, this Sunday, May 14.

What are you gonna do for your mother? What do you have planned for your mom?

Flowers … again? Candy?

Forget about brunch. Cancel the spa. This year, make it special … make some memories with Mom.

Take Mom to play paintball! And moms are FREE … ALL day!
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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Paintball Explosion

Paintball Explosion Park and Pro Shop
(at the Santa’s Village Amusement Park)

601 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118
(847) 426-2662

(Just about 30 mins. west of O’Hare Airport.)
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