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The Dance Center-Columbia College Chicago
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Owner description: Its Dance Center -- the hub of Chicago's modern dance milieu -- features an intimate "black box" 275-seat performance space... more » Owner description: Its Dance Center -- the hub of Chicago's modern dance milieu -- features an intimate "black box" 275-seat performance space with stadium seating and marvelous sight lines. « less
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Category: Libraries
Owner description: The National Archives at Chicago has extensive microfilm holdings of value for genealogy research, including Federal... more » Owner description: The National Archives at Chicago has extensive microfilm holdings of value for genealogy research, including Federal population censuses, military service records, and selected passenger arrival lists. It also has more than 80,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from 1800 to the 1980s created or received by Federal agencies in Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, and Federal courts in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.. Among subjects of local interest are: the Great Lakes and inland waterways, Native Americans, the environment, immigration and naturalization, inventions and technology, railroads, the automotive industry, and domestic conditions during World Wars I and II. The records « less
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Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Art Galleries; Historic Sites
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Category: Art Museums
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Category: Parks
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Owner description: You can attend a taping of Jerry Springer, Steve Wilkos, Judge Mathis and Judge Jeanine Pirro at the NBC Tower in Chicago,... more » Owner description: You can attend a taping of Jerry Springer, Steve Wilkos, Judge Mathis and Judge Jeanine Pirro at the NBC Tower in Chicago, IL. « less
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Category: Religious Sites
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Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Monuments/ Statues

Claus Oldenburg's monument , this baseball bat-shaped sculpture is located on the Near West Side on the grounds of the Social Security Building. more »

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Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Category: Children's Museums
An interactive music center for children.
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Category: Government Buildings
Visitors can watch the volatile Chicago City Council at work.
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Category: Religious Sites
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Owner description: Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary season, Profiles Theatre was founded as an actor-driven theatre ensemble dedicated to... more » Owner description: Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary season, Profiles Theatre was founded as an actor-driven theatre ensemble dedicated to creating provocative and emotionally truthful productions. Profiles performs edgy, hard-hitting theatre at The Alley Stage, 4147 North Broadway and at The Main Stage, 4139 North Broadway in Chicago. To date, Profiles has staged 65 productions including 34 Midwest premieres, six American premieres and five World premieres. Driven by an undiminished appetite for creating honest and resonant theatre, Profiles presents work that illuminates the determination and resiliency of the human spirit. « less
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Category: Religious Sites

Large Reform synagogue located on Lake Shore Drive.  Built in a combination of Byzantine and Art Deco architecture. more »

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