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All aboard for family friendly fun with the updated Chicago Southland Railfan Guide!
Posted on 06/18/2019 by  

Lansing, Ill. – Get ready to explore some of the Chicago Southland’s most unique railroad crossings with the newest railfan guide! The unique guide highlights several areas across the Chicago Southland that offer railfans a chance to get up close and personal ...
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Venue Spotlight: Cooper's Hawk Wine Tasting
Posted on 06/11/2019 by  

COOPER'S HAWK WINE TASTING I've now been to Cooper's Hawk winery on several occasions (it's one of my favorite places to enjoy a meal) and I even joined the wine club, but I had never experienced a full wine tasting at one of their locations before. So, hu...
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Top 25 Things To Do This Summer
Posted on 06/03/2019 by  

Summer is on the horizon and it’s the perfect time to get outside and discover all the fun the Chicago Southland has to offer, whether you’re visiting from far away or looking for something to do in your own backyard. Scroll on down the list and start making your...
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Katie Arvia
Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcomes New Communications Manager
Posted on 05/29/2019 by  

Lansing, Ill. – The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired Katie Arvia as the new Communications Manager. Arvia joins the CVB team with several years of writing experience, gained from working as a freelance reporter with The Lansing Journal an...
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The Well at the Distillery
The Well at the Distillery: Historic Brewery in Thornton Gets New Life as Distillery
Posted on 05/23/2019 by  

I'm a big history buff. I've written a lot of articles over the years on historic attractions, authored three local history books and served on the board of my local historical society for several years. I also love food and beverages. So, when there's a venue th...
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Pullman National Monument
Explore American History at the Pullman National Monument
Posted on 05/01/2019 by  

Construction on the industrial town of Pullman began in 1880, the vision of George M. Pullman. It would be the first community of its kind. Built around the Pullman Palace Car Company, it encompassed 4,000 acres south of Chicago as an insulated community with housing and oth...
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Chicago Southland CVB Receives Sports Events 2019 Readers’ Choice Award
Posted on 04/04/2019 by  

The Chicago Southland has received the SportsEvents 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Sports Destinations. SportsEvents is a leading industry publication that focuses exclusively on helping sports event planners create amazing competitions in the United States. Chicago So...
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Chicago Southland Meeting Facilities Top Choice for SMERF Market Event Planners
Posted on 04/04/2019 by  

The Chicago Southland region has become a top choice for event planners as they identify venues to hold their religious/fraternal meetings, annual conventions, reunions, team building, retreats, board meetings, and other special events.   Some event organizers are...
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Chicago Southland CVB Receives Two Honors from Sports Destination Management
Posted on 04/04/2019 by  

The Chicago Southland has received two awards from Sports Destination Management, a leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market. Chicago Southland was awarded Favorite Destination for Communi...
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Chicago Southland Tourism is Top Choice for Leading Group Tour Operators
Posted on 04/04/2019 by  

The Chicago Southland offers unique tours for many different groups and organizations, as well as services to help plan and personalize each tour to meet any group’s needs.   When planning a group tour, many operators may be wondering, “What makes the ...
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Tinley Park Convention Center
Chicago Southland Meeting Facilities Top Choice for Event Planners
Posted on 04/03/2019 by  

The Chicago Southland region has become a top choice for event planners as they identify venues to hold their corporate or association meetings, annual conventions, corporate team building, continuing education programs and other special events.   What makes the C...
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Top Sports Organizers Choosing Chicago Southland Sports Facilities for Events
Posted on 04/03/2019 by  

Leading sports organizers are increasingly realizing there are more Chicagoland sports facilities beyond the City limits. Chicago Southland consists of Chicago's 63 south and southwest suburbs which are just minutes from downtown Chicago. The Chicago Southland offers out...
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Organist at Beggar's Pizza
Pipe Organ Music Comes with Dinner at Beggar's Pizza in Lansing
Posted on 03/21/2019 by  

Since I am a foodie who also writes a food blog, restaurants are destinations for me - whether I'm on the road or close to home. I love when I can find a restaurant that is more than a place that serves food. Beggar's Pizza in Lansing would be one of those. Known ...
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Gear up for spring by planning a Chicago Southland baseball getaway
Posted on 03/18/2019 by  

Although we’re still trying hard to get over the polar vortex, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Spring is not far off. In fact, in a warm land far, far away called Arizona, our Major League Baseball heroes have already taken to the field and are getting ...
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Chicago Southland’s April Food Day
Posted on 03/04/2019 by  

Tinley Park, Ill. – United Way of Metro Chicago – South-Southwest Suburban Region’s (UWMC – SSW) seventh annual April Food Day kicks off March 1st and runs through April 18th, 2019. The annual food collection event addresses food insecurity in th...
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Beard and Moustache Competition
2019 National Beard and Moustache Championships
Posted on 02/20/2019 by  

Tinley Park, Ill.: Beard Team USA is pleased to announce the 2019 National Beard and Moustache Championships at the 350 Brewery’s Insanity Factory in the Chicago Southland, on November 9. The fullest and wildest facial hair will be on display, vying for the title of Na...
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Get Racing with the Upcoming Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby
Posted on 02/04/2019 by  

Lansing, Ill. – The Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby Association, in affiliation with the All-American Soap Box Derby (AASBD), is hosting indoor races for boys and girls ages 7 – 20, on February 16th-17th and March 16th-17th. These racers are being held at the Tinl...
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The New 2019 Visitors Guide is Ready for You
Posted on 01/25/2019 by  

Lansing, Ill. – The Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the release of the 2019 Visitors Guide. The 88-page guide is filled with numerous activities and venues that lure visitors and groups to the Chicago Southland. This guide contains...
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A Larger Venue for Sporting Events in the Chicago Southland!
Posted on 01/22/2019 by  

A Larger Venue for Sporting Events in the Chicago Southland!   Lansing, Ill. – The Southland Athletic And Event Center (A Ho-Chunk Nation Enterprise) is a Chicago Southland sports venue located in Lynwood, Ill. that has recently installed 41,000+ square feet...
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