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Metromix:  Operated by the Chicago Tribune, this site features expanded versions of the newspaper's entertainment and restaurant coverage. It's a good place to check reviews and get an early look at new bars and nightclubs. 

The Chicago Reader: The site of the city's alternative weekly paper is the place to find extensive coverage of the local music scene and reviews of smaller theater productions.

Time Out Chicago: The online version of the city's weekly entertainment magazine covers food, music, the art scene, and shopping with a slightly irreverent attitude. Scroll through the site's extensive event listings, and you'll find more than enough cool happenings to keep you busy while you're here.

Chicago Office of Tourism: This local government site gives a good overview of festivals, parades, and other upcoming events in town.

Chicagoist: Want to see what issues have Chicagoans riled up? Check out this sounding board for local news (an offshoot of the New York–centric site, which covers everything from government corruption scandals to the latest celebrity sightings. You'll find a similar roundup of news, local gossip, and opinion pieces at the online magazine Gapers Block.

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