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A pedicab operated by Pedicab Ride Guys wrapped with signage from the Chicago Alliance for Animals, which is seeking to ban horse carriages in the city. (Marla Rose / Facebook)

Save a horse, ride a bike. That’s the message some Chicago animal welfare advocates are looking to send by sponsoring one of the pedicabs that shuttles riders along Michigan Avenue.

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If you plan on hitting the road Friday afternoon, be warned: it’s projected to be the worst time for travelers in Chicago, according to AAA, with delays as much as two times the normal commute. 

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The Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield (Daniel Schwen / Wikimedia Commons)

The ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government has prevented visitors from touring Abraham Lincoln’s former home in Springfield. 

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The holiday travel season is officially underway, but if you’re planning to leave the Windy City, it might be best to hit the road sooner rather than later.

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Buckingham Fountain (Pixabay)

From its majestic rivers to Lake Michigan, and sky-high architecture to vast, fertile prairies, there really is no other state like Illinois.

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Hotel workers strike in front of the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.

Workers began their strike nearly a month ago and will return to work at 24 hotels after reaching an agreement with two hotels Friday. But the strike continues at two hotels.

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Workers picket in front of the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (Chicago Tonight)

Workers will end their strike at nearly a dozen Chicago hotels after reaching an agreement with the Knickerbocker and Ritz-Carlton hotels on Wednesday. But the strike continues at 15 other hotels.

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Workers picket in front of the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (Chicago Tonight)

After two weeks, the union representing striking workers announced that a contract agreement had been reached at nine hotels. Workers will continue to strike at 17 others.

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Workers picket in front of the Hilton Chicago on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (Chicago Tonight)

Chicago’s biggest ever hotel strike is now in its 11th day. What workers want – and where things stand with their demands.

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A proposal in City Council would end a tourist industry that’s operated in the city for nearly 40 years. Supporters and opponents weigh in.

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Cathy McFadden works for Antique Coach & Carriage in Chicago. She’s operated horse-drawn carriages for 35 years.

Horse-drawn carriages have trotted along Chicago’s downtown streets for decades, but an ordinance making its way through City Council could outlaw the industry for good.

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The 11th annual event kicks off Friday and features a record 370 restaurants this year, including 100 new additions. We get a preview of what’s on the menu.

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Horse-drawn carriage rides are popular with tourists, but animal welfare advocates say the practice is inhumane—and that Chicago’s three carriage companies are routinely breaking the rules.

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According to the Illinois Office of Tourism, 110 million people visited the state in 2016. (IvoShandor / Wikimedia Commons)

Illinois’ fiscal woes do not appear to be discouraging out-of-towners from visiting, according to figures released by the state’s Office of Tourism.

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In 2016, 7,600 Chicagoans hosted guests through Airbnb. (Courtesy of Airbnb)

Spare bedrooms are bringing in decent money for some Chicago residents: According to vacation rental website Airbnb, Chicago-area hosts earned an average of $4,100 in 2016.

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(Giuseppe Milo / Flickr)

The 92-story skyscraper is a regular feature of Chicago architecture tours. But a changing political landscape has led some tour guides to be more careful with their comments about the structure.