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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

December

 

4-6

Pediatric Gait Analysis: A Segmental Kinematic Approach to Orthotic Management

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$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.

Register Now for Pediatric Gait Analysis

2015

 

March

 

 

5-7

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Theory, Evidence and Practical Application

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$800

Intended Audience:

Physical Therapists,   Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Athletic Trainers

Register Now for Vestibular Rehabilitation

April

 

30-May 1

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

Course Brochure Coming Soon

$595

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

June

 

3-5

Annual Interdisciplinary Spinal Cord Injury Course

Course Brochure Coming Soon

$700

Intended Audience:

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

Registration Link Coming Soon

Academy Webinars

Date Session Information Cost and Registration

 2015

 Neuroscience Series

1/27

 

3/3

 •Update on Neuroscience: How Therapy Changes the

   Human Brain

•Update on Neuroscience: Disorders of Perception

$70

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

$70

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

$70

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

$40

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

$40

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

$40

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

$40

Intended Audience:

Supervisors, Managers, Directors and Leaders in Rehabilitation Facilities

Registration Link Coming Soon.

 May

 

19

Transforming Leadership in a Healthcare Environment

$40

Intended Audience:

Supervisors, Managers, Directors and Leaders in Rehabilitation Facilities

Registration Link Coming Soon.

 June

Neuroplasticity and Implications for Recovery of Stroke

$40

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

Burrito Beach (200 E. Ohio Street) Burrito Beach focuses on providing a variety of fresh food that tastes great - Steak and Chicken are grilled in store - vegetables are cut by hand - salsas and guacamole are made each morning. It's the freshness that brings out the flavor. 312-335-0668 

Chestnut Street Cafe (200 E. Chestnut Street) Located in the Arcade level of 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 N. Michigan Avenue) Located in the Plaza level. This fun and crazy restaurant is known for the lengthy menu, huge portions and many different types of cheesecake. There is usually a 20-30 minute wait to be seated during the lunch time hours. 312-337-1101

Chipotle (291 E. Ontario) This Mexican grill specializes in burritos and tacos. The food is reasonably priced.  312-587-7753 

Corner Bakery (676 St. Clair Street) This café specializes in pastries, breads, breakfast dishes, gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, and pasta. Good variety of homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. Fresh bread baked daily. 312-266-2570 

DAO Thai (230 E. Ohio Street) Combining fresh, premium quality ingredients with expert preparation and artful presentations, Dao Thai Restaurant offers an extensive menu and features Thai favorites such as Tom Yum and Pad Thai. Entrees can be ordered to suit your tastes- form mild to spicy or vegetarian-style. 312-337-0000

Do-Rite Donuts (233 E. Erie Street), This is the place for artisanal donuts in unusual flavors plus gluten-free & vegan options & coffee. The biggest hits are the cinnamon donut, the maple bacon, the carrot cake, and the pistachio. Open Monday-Friday 6:30 am-2:00 pm, Saturdays & Sundays 7:00 am-2:00 pm. They may close early if they run out! 

Eataly Chicago (43 E. 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 and Castle (160 E. 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) Located on the Mezzanine level. An urban dining venue with 14 distinctive kitchens that serve food made from scratch daily. 312-335-3663

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

Gino's East (162 E. Superior Street) This is the place for Chicago style pizzas - what we are known for!  You can buy pizza by the slice or order one of the nice lunch specials.  There is a long wait for lunch.  Use fast food option for lunch.  (Can eat there if you like or bring it back.  This can also be an option for dinner. 312-266-3337 

Giordano's Pizza (730 N. Rush Street) Giordano's is a pizzeria that specializes in Chicago-style stuffed pizza and is credited as a creator of the stuffed pizza. 312-951-0747 

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

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ (210 E. Ohio Street) Diners cook meat, seafood & veggies on individual tabletop grills. The lunch Happy Hour is from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. (312) 266-8929

Jimmy Johns (205 E. Ohio Street) Counter-serve chain specializing in sub & club sandwiches, plus signature potato chips. 312-245-0010 

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

McDonalds (Locations at 645 N. McClurg Court and 10 E. Chicago Avenue) This is the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. 

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

Navy Pier Food Court (600 E. Grand Avenue) Located in Navy Pier. The food court offers a large variety of fast foods. 

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (251 E. Huron Street) The hospital’s cafeteria is located on the 2nd floor. In addition to the cafeteria there are also other independent restaurants that boast a wide variety of cuisines. See this website for additional NMH restaurants: http://www.nmh.org/nm/hospital-guide-dining-options 

Panera Bread (635 N. Fairbanks Court) Bakery café restaurant offering soups, salad, pasta, sandwiches and bakery items. Fresh bread is baked daily. 312-274-3955

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

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

Prentice Women’s Hospital (250 E. Superior Street – 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. The hours are 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 E. 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 pizza (thin crust). There is an 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 N. Michigan Avenue - 95th Floor) There is a weekday breakfast and lunch menu.  Great view -- overlooks entire city and lake. 312-787-9596 

Subway Sandwiches (226 E. Ontario Street) 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 N. 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 N. Fairbanks Court - Ontario & Fairbanks) Good variety of food pleasantly served, Fast service.  Casual. 312-280-8366 

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

DINNER

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

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

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

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

Cheesecake Factory (John Hancock Building, 875 N. Michigan Avenue, Plaza level)  This fun and crazy restaurant is known for the lengthy menu, huge portions and many different types of cheesecake. Usually 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 its 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

D4 Irish Pub & Café (345 E. Ohio Street) This is a local hangout with cozy corners, a fireplace and huge flat screen TV’s to catch any of the Chicago sports teams. D4 is a great spot to get a bite or just a couple of drinks with friends. The weekend brunch is very popular. 312-624-8385

DAO Thai (230 E. Ohio Street) Combining fresh, premium quality ingredients with expert preparation and artful presentations, Dao Thai Restaurant offers an extensive menu and features Thai favorites such as Tom Yum and Pad Thai. Entrees can be ordered to suit your tastes- form mild to spicy or vegetarian-style. 312-337-0000

Eataly Chicago (43 E. 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 and Castle (160 E. Huron Street) Located in the Hampton Inn & Homewood Suites Hotel. This restaurant is an Irish Pub. Reservations are recommended. 312-440-1180

Feast (25 E. Delaware Place) Casual Cuisine 312-337-4001 

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

Francesca’s in the Seneca Hotel (200 E. Chestnut Street) Northern Italian 312-482-8800 

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

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

Gibson's (1029 N. 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 Avenue - Enter on Ontario) This is the Cheesecake Factory sibling. The menu offers an extraordinary variety and selection, with flavor profiles ranging from Thai, Malaysian and Caribbean, to classic American and European specialties. 312-276-2500

Gyu-Kaku Jananese BBQ (210 E. Ohio Street) Diners cook meat, seafood & veggies on individual tabletop grills. (312) 266-8929

Harry Caray's (33 W. 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 N. Michigan Avenue) Known for the authentic Cajun cuisine.  Reservations preferred but will take walk-ins.  312-280-7774 

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

India House (59 W. Grand Avenue) 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 (100 E. Ontario Street) Prime Rib House. Casual elegance.  312-787-5000 

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

Lou Malnati’s (439 N. 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 Avenue) 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 Avenue)  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 E.  Ohio Street – Located in the Doubletree Hotel), Contemporary American Cuisine about $40/person, 312-224-2200 

McCormick & Schmick's (41 E. Chestnut Street) Seafood Restaurant, Extensive selection of seafood flown-in fresh daily. 312-397-9500 

Mercadito & Double A (108 W. Kinzie Street) 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 Avenue, 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 N. Franklin Street, corner of Chestnut and Franklin) American with French accents.  Expensive, but a treat.  Takes reservations.  312-482-9179 

Nacional 27 (325 W. Huron Street) 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 E. 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 Avenue) 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 N. 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 N. 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 Street) This is 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 E. 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 Street) Middle Eastern, Mediterranean & Persian fare served a la carte or in buffet form in a casual space. 312-664-4500

Riva Restaurant (700 E. 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 Avenue - 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 E. Ontario Street) Japanese cuisine cooked right at your table! 312-664-6500 

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

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

Sayat Nova (157 E. 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 E. Hubbard Street) 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 Street) Informal eatery known for its traditional & innovative Spanish tapas. 312-467-7177

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

Star of Siam (11 E. 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 Capital Grille (633 N. Saint Clair Street) This is an upscale steakhouse. The steaks are carefully aged and hand-trimmed on the premises to achieve incomparable flavor and texture. 312-337-9400

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

The Purple Pig (500 N. Michigan Avenue) Adventurous small plates plus house-cured meats and a lengthy wine list in small, lively quarters. Reservations are not accepted. Expect to wait 1 to 2 hours to be seated. 312-464-1744

Timothy O’Toole’s (622 N. Fairbanks Court) A sports fan’s haven, this bar offers 70+ HD flat screen TVs, billiards and a large menu of bar food, with daily food and drink specials. 312-642-0700

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 N. 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 W. Randolph Street) Italian cuisine, Reservations recommended,  312-733-3379 

Wishbone (1001 W. 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 W. Erie Street) Wildfire offers 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 (locations at 536 N. Clark Street 312-661-0100) Night club and blues club. Cover varies depending on the artist performing. 

Buddy Guy's Legends (754 S. Wabash Avenue) 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 N. Dearborn Street)  Blues bands on 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 E. Hubbard Street)  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 (806 S. Plymouth Court) 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 best national acts to its cozy confines.    312-337-4027

ECLECTIC

Ed Debevic's (640 N. 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 W. 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 N. Clark Street) American cuisine with a rain forest theme. A tourist attraction, 312-787-1501

Rock "N" Roll McDonalds (600 N. Clark Street - 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 N. 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 Street (in Northwestern Memorial Hospital)

Bloomingdales, 900 N. Michigan Avenue, Many Specialty Shops, Restaurants

Crate and Barrel, Michigan at Ontario

Nike Town (more than shoes), 669 N. Michigan Avenue

Nordstrom/Shops at North Bridge, 55 E. Grand Avenue

Old Navy, 150 N. State Street

Polo/Ralph Lauren, 750 N. Michigan Avenue

Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Avenue

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

MOVIE THEATERS

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

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

AREA ATTRACTIONS & MUSEUMS

Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. 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 E. 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 S. Lake Shore Drive, 312-922-9410

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

John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-751-3681

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

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

Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. 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 E. Congress Parkway, 312-922-2110

Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph Street, 312-782-1600

Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State Street, 312- 443-1130

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

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

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

Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, 312-332-2244

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

Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, 312-988-9000

Second City Theatre, 1616 N. Wells, 312-337-3992

Shubert Theatre, 22 W. Monroe Street, 312-902-1500

Steppenwolf, 1650 N. Halsted Street, 312-335-1650

Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Avenue, 312-294-3000

SPORTS

U.S. Cellular Field – Home of the World Champion Chicago White Sox!, 333 W. 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 W. 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 E. Erie 926-5222

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

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

Updated August 22, 2014