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Tournament of Champions

Bring your basketball-loving pals to see the Tournament of Champions at McCormick Place July 9-12 and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside! The NIKE Tournament of Champions is universally considered the most prestigious basketball event in the world. Occupying almost one million square feet inside of Chicago’s McCormick Place, the […]

Morton Arboretum Craft Beer Festival

Come to the Morton Arboretum’s Craft Beer Festival June 23 and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside! The Morton Arboretum Craft Beer Festival brings together two of this writer’s favorite things: Beer and Nature—or Nature and beer! Toast to the trees with our fifth-annual Craft Beer Festival on […]

Country Lake Shake

Bring your family to country music nirvana at the Country Lake Shake Music Festival at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island June 22-24 and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside! The Country Lake Shake Music Festival brings together a lineup of country greats in a beautiful outdoor […]

American Music Festival

Celebrate the holiday at the American Music Festival at Fitzgerald’s Night Club June 29-July 1 and July 3 and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside! The American Music Festival brings together forty plus bands on three stages and serves up Cajun food and barbeque! Not to mention, there […]

Garfield Park Beer Fest

Celebrate spring and beer and flowers at Garfield Park’s Beer Under Glass, May 18, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside! What could be better than visiting the Garfield Park Conservatory? Visiting the Garfield Park Conservatory, taking in plant and flower exhibits AND drinking craft beer from the […]

Spring Awakening Concert

Bring your girlfriend to Chicago for the Spring Awakening Music Festival at Addams Medill Park, June 8-10, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside! The Spring Awakening Music Festival is an annual electronic music festival. The festival took place at Soldier Field 2012–2015 and has been held at […]

Charley Crockett in Concert

Come to Fitzgerald’s Night Club in Berwyn for the record release party for blues man Charley Crockett’s “Lonesome As a Shadow,” May 25, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside! Growing up with a single mother in San Benito, Texas, the hometown of Tejano star Freddy Fender, was […]

U2 at the United Center

Come to Chicago’s United Center to see mega-band U2, May 22-23, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside! Who has won 22 Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? U2! Who has been listed in the top 20 rock bands by Rolling […]

Artisan Chocolate, Wine & Spirits Expo

If you believe the old saw, “When it comes to chocolate resistance is futile,” then come to the Chicago Artisan Chocolate, Wine & Spirits Expo at the Stephen M. Baily Auditorium, April 21-22, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside! The Chicago Artisan Chocolate, Wine & Spirits Expo […]

Bill Murray and Friends

Come to the Chicago Theatre to see the great Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends: New Worlds, April 19, and stay at the nearby Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside! You think you know comedy god Bill Murray? This new presentation will blow your socks off. Bill Murray and master cellist Jan Vogler met […]