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Thank you for your interest in the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Academy. Below you will find a list of the webinars and the continuing education courses offered at RIC at 345 East Superior Street in Chicago, Illinois.

Academy Courses

Date Session Information Cost and Registration

2014

 

October

 

22-24

Rehabilitation Nursing Practice: Review of Principles, Concepts, and Interventions

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$625

Intended Audience:

As a Magnet recognized organization, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is dedicated to providing nursing continuing education. This course will provide current information for Registered Nurses working in various types of rehabilitation settings or caring for people with disabilities. This course will also be helpful for Registered Nurses interested in taking the CRRN Certification exam offered semi-annually in June and December by the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Certification Board.



Register Now for Rehabilitation Nursing Practice

November

 

 6-7

Therapeutic Interventions in Neurorehabilitation (Especially Designed for OTA's and PTA's

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$550

Intended Audience:

Due to the focus on therapeutic interventions, this course is designed for Occupational Therapy Assistants and Physical Therapist Assistants. Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists looking for an intervention-focused course on neurorehabilitation may also be interested and are welcome to attend.

Register Now for Therapeutic Interventions

 21-22

Management of the Neurologic Upper Extremity, with Focus on the Hand: An Evidence Based Approach and Practical Solutions

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$595

Intended Audience:

Physical Therapists,   Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants

 

Register Now for Management of the Neurologic Upper Extremity

December

 

4-6

Pediatric Gait Analysis: A Segmental Kinematic Approach to Orthotic Management

Course Brochure Coming Soon

$725

Intended Audience:

Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, Orthotic Technicians, Orthotic Fitters, Pedorthists, Pediatric Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.  Physical Therapists working in adult neurology or adult learning disability and other professionals working in pediatrics have also found the content relevant and valuable.

Registration Link Coming Soon

2015

 

February

 

 27-28

Neurologic Upper Extremity: Function and Management

Course Brochure Coming Soon

 $550

Intended Audience:

Physical Therapists,   Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants

Registration Link Coming Soon

March

 

 

5-7

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Theory, Evidence and Practical Application

Course Brochure Coming Soon

$795

Intended Audience:

Physical Therapists,   Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants

Registration Link Coming Soon

12-13

Management of Motor Speech Disorders

Course Brochure Coming Soon

$595

Intended Audience:

Speech-Language Pathologists

Registration Link Coming Soon

20-22

Sport and Spine Symposium

Course Brochure Coming Soon

$750

Intended Audience:

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Chiropractors, Physicians and Athletic Trainers

Registration Link Coming Soon

April

 

16-18

Advances in Rehabilitation for the Patient with a Lower Extremity Amputation

Course Brochure Coming Soon

$625

Intended Audience:

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and Prosthetists

Registration Link Coming Soon

30-May 1

Interdisciplinary Stroke Course-Keeping the Cutting Edge Sharp: An Update on Stroke Rehabilitation Care

Course Brochure Coming Soon

$695

Intended Audience:

Physiatrists, Physical Therapists,   Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses and Other Professionals Interested in Stroke Rehabilitation

Registration Link Coming Soon

May

 

14-15

Assessment and Treatment of Executive Functions in Acquired Brain Injury

Course Brochure Coming Soon

$595

Intended Audience:

Speech Language Pathologists

Registration Link Coming Soon

June

 

3-5

Annual Interdisciplinary Spinal Cord Injury Course

Course Brochure Coming Soon

$750

Intended Audience:

Physicians, Physical Therapists,   Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Nurses

Registration Link Coming Soon

18-19

Neuroanatomy: A Practical Review for Clinicians

Course Brochure Coming Soon

$595

Intended Audience:

Physiatrists, Physical Therapists,   Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists and Nurses

Registration Link Coming Soon

July

 

16-17

Critical Thinking in Dysphagia Management of Adults

Course Brochure Coming Soon

$595

Intended Audience:

Speech Language Pathologists

 

Registration Link Coming Soon

 

 

Academy Webinars

Date Session Information Cost and Registration

 2014

 

 October

 

 7

Development of Neural Interfaces for Robotic Prosthetic Limbs

$45

Intended Audience:

Physical Therapist, Physicians, Bioengineers

Registration Link Coming Soon.

 2015

Neuroscience Series

1/27

 

3/3

•Update on Neuroscience: How Therapy Changes the

   Human Brain

•Update on Neuroscience: Disorders of Perception

$75

Intended Audience:

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists,  Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists and Nurses

Registration Link Coming Soon.

 

 Stroke Series

3/24

 

6/16

•Transforming Neurorehabilitation Following Stroke:

  The Promise of Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation

•Neuroplasticity and Implications for Recovery of Stroke

$75

Intended Audience:

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists,  Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists and Nurses

Registration Link Coming Soon.

 

Management Series

4/14

5/19

•The Power of Lean

•Transforming Leadership in a Healthcare Environment

$75

Intended Audience:

Supervisors, Managers, Directors and Leaders in Rehabilitation Facilities

Registration Link Coming Soon.

 January

 

 27

Update on Neuroscience: How Therapy Changes the Human Brain

$45

Intended Audience:

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists,  Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists and Nurses

Registration Link Coming Soon.

March

 

 3

 Update on Neuroscience: Disorders of Perception

$45

Intended Audience:

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists,  Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists and Nurses

Registration Link Coming Soon.

24

Transforming Neurorehabilitation Following Stroke: The Promise of Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation

$45

Intended Audience:

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists,  Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists and Nurses

Registration Link Coming Soon.

April

 

14

The Power of Lean

$45

Intended Audience:

Supervisors, Managers, Directors and Leaders in Rehabilitation Facilities 

Registration Link Coming Soon.

May

 

19

Transforming Leadership in a Healthcare Environment

$45

Intended Audience:

Supervisors, Managers, Directors and Leaders in Rehabilitation Facilities

Registration Link Coming Soon.

June

 

16

Neuroplasticity and Implications for Recovery of Stroke

$45

Intended Audience:

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists,  Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists and Nurses

Registration Link Coming Soon.

REGISTRATION

Registration, Discounts, Cancellation

To register online for one of the courses listed in the course calendar, follow the corresponding "Register Now" link. To register by mail or by fax, download the RIC Academy printable registration form (PDF) here. Fax your completed registration (if paying by credit card) to 312-238-4451 or mail it with check payment to the address listed in the "Contact The Academy" section on the left side of this page.

Special Notice for RIC Employees and Staff at Strategic Alliances

Please note that RIC Academy courses have limited seats available for RIC employees and staff employed by our strategic alliances. To check available seats for a particular course, click the "Register Now" link which will take you to the login screen where you will be able to see the "Employee Registration" link. If all of the employee seats are filled, the link will be inactive. To add your name to the waiting list for an employee seat, please contact Mary Eugene at (312) 238-4251 or meugene@ric.org.

Group Discount Policy

To qualify for group discount rates (you do not need to be from the same facility), registrants must mail, fax, or enter online the group's registrations together. Group members cannot receive the discount rate if the registrations are sent separately.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Refunds, less a 20% administrative charge, will be given if notice of cancellation is received at least 5 business days before the course's start date. RIC reserves the right to cancel or change any programs for due cause.

Cancellation of a program by RIC will result in a full refund of tuition. RIC is not responsible for the refund of travel or hotel expenses under any circumstance.

Dining, etc.

Local Suggestions for
Lunch, Dinner, Shopping, Entertainment, Sports, Services

Sprout Café (located at RIC on the 2nd floor) Salad bar, hot and cold food.

LUNCH

Chestnut Street Cafe (200 E. Chestnut - Arcade level in the Seneca hotel) Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 7:00 am to 7:00 pm (Mon-Sat) 7:00 am to 2:00 pm (Sun). A New York Style deli featuring salads, deli sandwiches and soups. 312-943-0034

Cheesecake Factory (John Hancock Building, 875 North Michigan Avenue, plaza level) This fun and crazy restaurant is known for the lengthy menu, huge portions and many different types of cheesecake. Usually a 20-30 minute wait to be seated during the lunch time hours.

Chipotle (291 E. Ontario) Burritos, Barbacoa and Tacos. Reasonably priced. 312-587-7753

Corner Bakery (676 St. Clair) Good variety of homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. Fresh bread baked daily. 312-266-2570

Eataly Chicago (43 East Ohio Street) IL Gran Bar Lavazza opens daily at 8:00 am. Eataly Chicago Market opens daily at 10:00 am. This location has a food market and 23 restaurants.

Elephant & Castle (160 East Huron - Located in the Hampton Inn & Homewood Suites Hotel) This restaurant is an Irish Pub. Reservations are recommended. 312-440-1180

Foodlife (Water Tower Place, 835 North Michigan Avenue, Mezzanine Level) This is an urban dining venue with 14 distinctive kitchens that serve food made from scratch daily. 312-335-3663

Friends Sushi (710 N. Rush Street) A hip little Japanese lounge with raw and cooked fare, cocktails and sake in a sleek futuristic setting.  312-787-8998

Gino's East (162 E. Superior Street) Chicago style pizzas - what we are known for! Pizza by the slice or nice lunch specials. Long wait for lunch. Use fast food option for lunch. You can eat there if you like or bring it back. Also an option for dinner. 312-266-3337

Giordano's Pizza (730 North Rush Street) Good deep dish pizza! 312-951-0747

Grand Lux Cafe (600 N. Michigan - Enter on Ontario), This is the sister restaurant to the Cheesecake Factory. The menu offers an extraordinary variety and selection, with flavor profiles ranging from Thai, Malaysian and Carribbean, to classic American and European specialties. 312-276-2500

Jimmy Johns (205 E. Ohio) Sandwiches and Salads.

Markethouse (300 East Ohio – Located in the Doubletree Hotel), Contemporary American cuisine about $40/person. 312-224-2200.

McDonalds (locations at 645 North McClurg Court and 10 E. Chicago Avenue)

M Burger (161 E. Huron) High quality fast food, known for great burgers, shakes and fries. Mostly take out with a small counter to sit at inside. Outside seating is available in the summer.

M Burger (Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Avenue, Mezzanine Level) This location has a larger seating area than the Huron location.

Navy Pier Food Court (located in Navy Pier, 600 E Grand) The food court offers aLarge variety of fast foods.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (251 East Huron Street, 2nd floor) Cafeteria and other independent restarurants that boasts a wide variety of cuisines. See this website for additional NMH restaurants click this link.

Pockets (205 E. Ohio) Sandwiches, Calzones and Salads. 312-923-9898

Pompeii Little Italy (212 E. Ohio) Italian food, reasonably priced.

Potbelly (277 E. Ontario) Sandwiches and salads. 312-337-6488

Prentice Women’s Hospital (250 E. Superior – corner of Superior & Fairbanks – entrance on Superior) Fresh Market at Fairbanks is located on the Second Floor and offers unique and healthy dining options including Mediterranean style flatbreads baked in a hearth oven. The Fresh Market also offers sandwiches,  salads and dressings prepared with fresh ingredients. Open 24 hours/7 days a week. Argo Tea is located on the 1st floor. Enjoy several cafe-style options including signature drink teas, specialty coffee, and bakery goods. Monday-Friday 6:00 am to 8:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Pucks (located in the Museum of Contemporary Art at 220 East Chicago Avenue) Mention that you are going to the café upon entering the building and you won’t have to pay the museum admission fee. 312-397-4034

Quartino’s (626 N. State Street) Reasonably priced. Italian tapas and thin crust pizza. Outside patio. 312-698-5000

Sprout Café (Located at RIC on the 2nd floor) Salad bar, hot and cold food.

Signature Room (located in the John Hancock Center, 875 North Michigan Avenue - 95th Floor) Has a weekday breakfast and lunch menu. Great view -- overlooks entire city and lake. 312-787-9596

Subway Sandwiches 226 E. Ontario (You must walk down the stairs.) 312-266-6304

T.G.I. Friday's (153 East Erie Street) Nice atmosphere, great variety of food! Fast service. Good for lunch or dinner. 312-664-9820

Treasure Island Deli and Grocery Store (680 North Lake Shore Drive, first floor) Sophisticated "Euro-American" market/delicatessen featuring imported foods, salad bar, soups, hot and cold deli items, and gourmet desserts. Take-out only.

West Egg Cafe (620 North Fairbanks - Ontario & Fairbanks) Good variety of food pleasantly served, fast service. Casual. 312-280-8366

Yolk (355 E. Ohio) American Breakfast/Brunch. 312/822-9655

DINNER

Andy's Lounge (11 East Hubbard Street) Good food and live jazz. 312-642-6805

Bice' (20 E. Delaware Street) Italian cuisine. Reservations preferred, but will take walk-ins. 312-664-1474

Blackbird (619 West Randolph Street) American cuisine. Reservations recommended, 312-951-8900

Carson's (612 North Wells Street) The Place for Ribs. 312-280-9200

Coco Pazzo Restaurant (300 West Hubbard Street) 312-836-0900 & Coco Pazzo Café (located in the Red Roof Inn at 636 North St. Clair) 312-664-2777. Northern Italian.

Cheesecake Factory (John Hancock Building, 875 North Michigan Avenue, plaza level) This fun and crazy restaurant is known for the lengthy menu, huge portions and many different types of cheesecake. Usually a 40 to 1 hour wait to be seated during the evening. 312-337-1101

Current (644 N. Lake Shore Drive, Inside the W Hotel) True to it's name, Current features fresh seasonal Italian cuisine. The fantastic views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier make Current the perfect place to unwind. 312-255-4460

Eataly Chicago (43 East Ohio Street) IL Gran Bar Lavazza Opens Daily at 8:00 am. Eataly Chicago Market Opens Daily at 10:00 am. This location has a food market and 23 restaurants.

Elephant & Castle (160 East Huron - Located in the Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites Hotel) This restaurant is an Irish Pub. Reservations are recommended. 312-440-1180

Feast (25 East Delaware) Casual cuisine. 312-337-4001

Foodlife (Water Tower Place, 835 North Michigan Avenue, Mezzanine Level) This is an urban dining venue with 14 distinctive kitchens that serve food made from scratch daily. 312-335-3663

Francesca’s on Chestnut (200 East Chestnut) Northern Italian. 312-482-8800

Friends Sushi (710 N. Rush Street) A hip little Japanese lounge with raw and cooked fare, cocktails and sake in a sleek futuristic setting.  312-787-

Frontera Grill/Topolobampo (445 N. Clark St) This is celebrity chef Rick Bayless' flagship restaurant where creative Mexican fare is served. 312-661-1434

Gibson's (1029 North Rush Street) Premiere steaks, ribs, chicken and seafood. Big portions. One of the hottest spots in town, Has a piano bar, expensive. 312-266-8999

Grand Lux Cafe (600 N. Michigan - Enter on Ontario), This is the sister restaurant to the Cheesecake Factory. The menu offers an extraordinary variety and selection, with flavor profiles ranging from Thai, Malaysian and Carribbean, to classic American and European specialties.

Harry Caray's (33 West Kinzie) Italian/American cuisine. The Chicago Cub's own Harry -"Holy Cow". 312-828-0966.

Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch (located on the 7th floor of WaterTower Place) Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch and the Chicago Sports Museum anchor the 7th floor of Water Tower Place. Sports fans and foodies alike will appreciate this new addition to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The walls are covered with photographs from Harry Caray’s private collection as well as authentic sports memorabilia. HDTVs throughout the dining room and bar are tuned in to all major sporting events. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide diners with stunning city views. The 7th Inning Stretch offers classic American comfort food. Inventive burgers, farm fresh salads, oven-fired pizzas and hand-dipped milkshakes dominate the menu.

Heaven on Seven (600 North Michigan Avenue) Very good cajun foods. Reservations preferred but will take walk-ins. 312-280-7774

Indian Garden (247 E. Ontario) Excellent indian food. 312-280-4910

India House (59 West Grand) Indian Cuisine. 312-645-9500

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab (60 E. Grand Avenue) Specializes in seafood, particularly crab and steak. 312-379-5637

Lawry’s Steakhouse (100 East Ontario Street) Casual elegance. 312-787-5000

Le Colonial (937 North Rush Street) Upscale Vietnamese restaurant, Reservations preferred but will take walk-ins. 312-255-0088

Lou Malnati’s (439 North Wells Street) Considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati's is as rich in history as its pizza is in flavor. Every Lou Malnati’s pizza is handmade from scratch using the finest and freshest ingredients. 312-828-9800

M Avenue Lounge (located in the Allerton Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2nd Floor, 701 N. Michigan Ave) M Avenue Lounge features comfortable seating and complimentary Wi-Fi. Cocktails and Lite Fares Menu. 312-440-1500

M Avenue Restaurant  (located in the Allerton Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2nd Floor, 701 N. Michigan Ave) – Reflecting its fashionable surroundings inside The Allerton Hotel, M Avenue is a stylish dining spot open for breakfast and lunch, with daily lunch specials, in downtown Chicago. 312-440-1500

Markethouse (300 East Ohio – Located in the Doubletree Hotel), Contemporary American Cuisine about $40/person. 312-224-2200

McCormick & Schmick's (41 E. Chestnut) Seafood restaurant with extensive selection of seafood flown-in fresh daily. 312-397-9500.

Mercadito & Double A (108 W. Kinzie St); Mexican Food 312-329-9555

Michael Jordan’s Steak House (505 N. Michigan Avenue), Located on the historic Magnificent Mile, this restaurant was named by Michigan Avenue Magazine as one of the best places to dine in Chicago. 312-321-8823

Mity Nice Grill (Water Tower, 835 N. Michigan, Mezzanine Level), Sit-down restaurant located in the rear of the Food Life food court. Great selection of food. 312-335-4745.

M.K. (868 North Franklin, corner of Chestnut and Franklin) American with French accents. Expensive, but a treat. Takes reservations. 312-482-9179

Nacional 27 (325 W. Huron) Latin American. Diners feast on modern Latin cuisine then dance to music from DJs & live bands (weekends only). 312-664-2727

Nix (located in the Knickerbocker Hotel at 163 East Walton Place) This bistro in the Knickerbocker Hotel offers a variety of choices, from burgers to pasta and fish.312-867-7575

NoMi (located in the Hyatt Hotel at 800 N. Michigan) This elegant spot with an outdoor garden serves inventive New American food. Reservations required. 312-239-4030.

Oak Tree (located in the Bloomingdale's Building at 900 North Michigan Avenue) This Magnificent Mile restaurant & bakery serves breakfast all day plus sandwiches & great salads. European style. 312-751-1988

O'Brien's Restaurant (1528 North Wells Street) Known for great steaks. Short cab ride. 312-787-3131

Osteria Via Stato (Located in the Embassy Suites Hotel at 620 N. State) A three-course, set price journey through Italy with a progression of courses that follow traditional Italian dining. Open for lunch and dinner. 312-642-8450

Pizzeria Uno (29 East Ohio Street) This is where Chicago style deep dish pizza was born! The restaurant still makes their deep dish pizza dough fresh every morning. 312-280-5120.

Pizzeria Due (619 N. Wabash Avenue) Same type of pizza as Pizzeria Uno. 312-943-2400

Reza’s Restaurant (432 W. Ontario) Middle Eastern, Mediterranean & Persian fare served a la carte or in buffet form in a casual space. 312-664-4500

Riva Restaurant (700 East Grand Avenue, Navy Pier) Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan at Riva Restaurant on Navy Pier. Menu items include premium seafood, prime steaks and daily specials, as well as extensive wine selections. 312-644-7482

RL Restaurant (750 N. Michigan - Entrance is on Chicago Avenue) Upscale Ralph Lauren restaurant serving American classics in a sophisticated setting. Reservations recommended, 312-475-1100

Ron of Japan (230 East Ontario Street) Japanese cuisine cooked right at your table! 312-664-6500

Rosebud on Rush (720 N. Rush - Rush and Superior) Northern Italian cuisine. 312-266-6444

Rosebud Steakhouse (192 E. Walton) This Rosebud Restaurant serves steak & seafood. 312-397-1000

Sayat Nova (157 East Ohio Street) Armenian cuisine. Walking distance. Semi-circular booths in Moorish setting -- a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience with food similar to Greek. Try Humus for appetizers! Combination plate provides ample insight into Armenian food. 312-644-9159

Shaw's Crab House (21 East Hubbard) Seafood restaurant & oyster bar with classic fare & sushi in clubby space with frequent live music. 312-527-2722

Sol Y Nieve (Emilio's) (215 E. Ohio) Informal eatery known for its traditional & innovative Spanish tapas. 312-467-7177

Spiaggia Cafe (980 N. Michigan) Italian - Open Tuesday-Saturday. Great city views. Excellent appetizers, gourmet pizzas and homemade pastas. 312-280-2750

Star of Siam (11 East Illinois Street) The restaurant is located just off the bustle of Michigan Avenue, and is a must for anyone who loves
Thai food. The space is very open, with red brick and exposed pipes, which are painted red to match the brick. Great Thai food. Good walk. Casual. 312-670-0100

The Living Room Bar (644 N. Lake Shore Drive, Located in the W Hotel) Catch a DJ spinning on a Friday night, sip creative cocktails, or relax in the rockers facing the radiant Lake Michigan. 312-943-9200

Tre Soldi Streeterville (212 E. Ohio Street) Roman-inspired Italian restaurant & wine bar with an upscale modern feel, open kitchen & murals. Pastas, authentic Roman pizza. Casual. 312-664-0212

Tru (676 North St. Clair Street). Luxurious French dining with a lavish fixed-price menu, caviar service & an art-filled room. Open for dinner only. Expensive, but a treat. 312-202-0001

Vivo (838 West Randolph Street) Classic Italian menu & notable wine list. Reservations recommended. 312-733-3379

Wishbone (1001 West Washington Street) Located across the street from Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios. A short cab ride. Contemporary, down-home Southern cooking, including weekend brunch, in a colorful dining room. 312-850-2663

Wildfire (159 West Erie Street) Wildfire offerd a mouthwatering selection of steaks, chops and seafood, along with a variety of
fresh salads and sandwiches in a modern-day 1940's dinner club. American cuisine. Reservations preferred but will take walk-ins. 312-787-9000

Staying In Your Room? Order pizza from the finest - Pizano's (864 N. State Street). Will deliver. 312-335-8833.

NIGHT LIFE GUIDE

BLUES

Blue Chicago (536 North Clark Street) Late-night blues club with a casual crowd of adults (21 & over) enjoying music & drinks. Cover charge varies depending on the artist performing. 312-661-0100

Buddy Guy's Legends (754 South Wabash) There is only one place in Chicago to experience the finest blues seven nights a week, enjoy southern Cajun soul food and behold a major archive of blues memorabilia. That place is Buddy Guy's Legends. Cover charge varies depending on the artist performing. Short (15-20 minute) cab ride. 312-427-0333.

House of Blues (329 North Dearborn Street) Blues bands Tuesday thru Saturday in restaurant. Various types of music in the Club (Urban Contemporary to Rock). 312-527-2583.

JAZZ

Andy's Jazz Club (11 East Hubbard) Has good jazz and serves food. A lively professional crowd who enjoy jazz. Casual. 312-642-6805

The Backroom (937 N. Rush Street) Live jazz. Upscale audience on Rush Street. 312-751-2433

Joe Segal’s Jazz Showcase (809 S. Plymouth) The Jazz Showcase is the oldest jazz club in Chicago, Illinois, founded in 1947 by Joe Segal, who still owns and operates the venue. 312-360-0234

COMEDY CLUBS

The Second City (1616 North Wells Street) A short cab ride. Reviews are among the finest you'll find anywhere. A good place to go in a group. Call for shows and times. 312-664-4032.

Zanies (1548 North Wells Street) A short cab ride. First Chicago comedy club, still pulls in some of the best national acts to its cozy confines. 312-337-4027.

ECLECTIC

Ed Debevic's (640 North Wells Street) A short cab ride back into the "Fifties". Sassy servers, great burgers served on freshly baked buns. Diner food includes meat loaf and mashed potatoes, fried chicken, Hagen Daaz malts/shakes, black cows and green river floats. Relentless rock-n-roll music, Long wait. Ed's own labeled bottled beer. A real fun place! 312-664-1707

Hard Rock Cafe (63 West Ontario Street) American. Unbelievable assortment of rock music artifacts on the walls. Very good burgers, chili, and chicken sandwiches. Menu is somewhat limited. Take home a "Hard Rock Cafe" tee-shirt, sweatshirt, bathrobe, etc. No reservations. 312-943-2252.

Rain Forest Cafe (605 North Clark) American cuisine with a rain forest theme. A tourist attraction, 312-787-1501.

Rock "N" Roll McDonalds (600 N. Clark - On Clark between Ontario & Ohio) End the evening with dessert (ice cream cone) and look over memorabilia from the 50's and 60's -- a trip into the past with the Beatles, regular Golden Arches menu with pizza added. A tourist attraction. 312-867-0455

SHOPPING

Abbott Hall Book Store, 710 North Lake Shore Drive (1st Floor), Hours: 9:00-6:30 (Friday 9:00-5:30)

American Girl Place (Water Tower Place), 835 N. Michigan Avenue

Barbara's Book Store, 201 E. Huron (in Northwestern Memorial Hospital)

Bloomingdales, 900 North Michigan Avenue, Many Specialty Shops, Restaurants

Crate and Barrel, Michigan at Ontario

Nike Town (more than shoes), 669 North Michigan Avenue

Nordstrom/Shops at North Bridge, 55 East Grand

Old Navy, 150 North State

Polo/Ralph Lauren, 750 North Michigan Avenue

Water Tower Place, 835 North Michigan Avenue

Macy’s, 835 N. Michigan Avenue (in Water Tower Place) and 111 N. State Street

 

MOVIE THEATERS

600 North Michigan Avenue, (entrance at corner of Ohio & Rush Streets), 312-255-9340

AMC River East Theater 21, 322 East Illinois Street, 312-596-0333

AREA ATTRACTIONS & MUSEUMS

Adler Planetarium, 1300 South Lake Shore Drive, 312-322-0300

Art Institute of Chicago, South Michigan Avenue at East Adams Street, 312-443-3500

Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park May 1 thru October 1, 312-294-2200

Chicago Board of Trade, 141 West Jackson Street, M-F, 9a -2p - free admission, 312-435-3500

Chicago Children's Museum, 435 East Illinois Street (At North Pier), 312-527-1000

DuSable Museum of African American History, 57th & Cottage Grove, (University of Chicago area), 773/947-0600

Field Museum of Natural History, 1200 South Lake Shore Drive, 312-922-9410

John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 South Lake Shore Drive, 312-939-2438

John Hancock Center, 875 North Michigan Avenue, 312-751-3681

Lincoln Park Zoo, In Lincoln Park, (Fullerton Avenue & Stockton), 312-294-4660

Museum of Broadcast Communications, 800 South Wells Street, 312-987-1500

Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue, 312-280-2660

Museum of Science and Industry, 57th at S. Lake Shore Drive, 773-684-1414

Willis Tower, Wacker Drive at Jackson Boulevard, 312-875-9696

THEATERS

Auditorium, 50 East Congress Parkway, 312-922-2110

Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 West Randolph Street, 312-782-1600

Chicago Theatre, 175 North State Street, 312- 443-1130

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 800 East Grand (located at Navy Pier), 312-642 9122

Ford Center for the Performing Arts, 24 West Randolph Street, 312-902-1400

Goodman Theater, 170 N. Dearborn Street, 312-443-3800; 312-443-3822

Lyric Opera House, 20 North Wacker Drive, 312-332-2244

Oriental Theater – Ford Center, 24 W. Randolph, 312-977-1700

Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted, 312-988-9000

Second City Theatre, 1616 North Wells, 312-337-3992

Shubert Theatre, 22 West Monroe Street, 312-902-1500

Steppenwolf, 1650 North Halsted Street, 312-335-1650

Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue, 312-294-3000

SPORTS

U.S. Cellular Field – Home of the World Champion Chicago White Sox!, 333 West 35th Street, 312-924-1000

Soldier Field Stadium, 425 McFetridge Drive, Chicago Bears Football

United Center, Chicago Bulls Ticket Office, 312-455-4500
Chicago Blackhawks Ticket Office, 312-455-4000

Wrigley Field, 1060 West Addison
Chicago Cubs Ticket Office, 404-2827

TICKETMASTER - For tickets to local sporting events, concerts and theater, 1-800-745-3000

REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY (For Travel Information), 312-836-7000, www.rtachicago.com

Post Office

355 E. Ohio Street, (Corner of Ohio and McClurg Court), 312-527-0670, 312-527-0674

Emergencies

Hospital/Doctor Referral
Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 24-hour emergency room services located on 251 East Erie 926-5222

Walgreens/Parkway Drug Store, 680 N. Lake Shore Drive, 312-943-2224

Walgreens Drug Store, 757 North Michigan Avenue, Open 24 hours, 312-664-8686

Updated August 11, 2014