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  • Nike's floating gym

    Nike's floating gym

    As part of its #GetOutHere social media campaign urging followers to exercise outdoors during the winter, Nike has turned a barge on the Chicago River into a floating gym. The white, open-air structure is docked along the Riverwalk at Wabash Avenue and Wacker Drive and will host free daily workouts...

  • Winter parking ban: Where you can and can't park (map)

    Winter parking ban: Where you can and can't park (map)

    Though a mild week is forecast, Chicago's winter parking ban has now begun. The rules are aimed at keeping 107 miles of important roadways clear during the winter season. The city's on-street parking ban started Tuesday from 3 to 7 a.m. and will continue nightly to April 1. The ban allows the Department...

  • Delle Donne's winter survival advice: 'Don't be soft' (and run outside)

    Delle Donne's winter survival advice: 'Don't be soft' (and run outside)

    Wind chills below zero, ice and other winter regularities can be jarring even for Elena Delle Donne, who grew up in a place where snow isn’t a foreign object. "They're a lot colder, I'm not gonna lie," the 26-year-old Delaware native and Sky star said of Chicago winters. "I was warned, but until...

  • Lace 'em up! Chicago ice skating rinks open today

    Lace 'em up! Chicago ice skating rinks open today

    Chicago's lacking its freezing cold temperatures and mounds of snow on the ground, so it might not feel like winter. But there is one sign winter's sneaking up on us (besides all the stores decorating for Christmas, of course): The opening of ice skating rinks. The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink at...

  • Top five booties: Christkindlmarket's gluhwein mugs ranked

    Top five booties: Christkindlmarket's gluhwein mugs ranked

    Christkindlmarket has long been a Chicago staple, bringing German and European traditions to Daley Plaza in the form of an open-air shopping frenzy. As the market prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary, we received their latest collectible boot-shaped mug. We took a look back at booties past...

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