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Mike Floyd, an avid beer enthusiast, along with his sons, Simon and Nick, established 3 Floyds Brewing Co. in 1996. An adjoining brewpub offers guests freshly brewed beers on tap, along with an array of delicious pub fares. The Dark Lord Day festival, revolving around the eponymous beer, is an annual event at 3 Floyds; it is the only day where visitors can purchase the 3 Floyds' special; Russian Stout. Though located in Munster, Indiana, this brewery is barely a 40-minute drive away from Chicago.
Located in the center of Chicago Heights, Commissioners Park is a popular recreation spot in the city. Managed by the Chicago Heights Park District, this park features a playground, slides, picnic pavilions, softball fields, and also a skating rink. An ideal place to take the kids for a family picnic, the Commissioners Park is a favorite park for family outings. call to know more.
A charming American town, Homewood is located about 28 miles (45 kilometers) from Chicago. Incorporated as a town in 1893, Homewood saw its first settlers as early as 1834. The town flourished at first as a farming town, because of the excellent topsoil, but later found prosperity with the advent of railroads and the town became an important cargo and commuter stop. Today, Homewood is one of the several suburban towns in the region. It is known for its cultural events like the Block Part, Homewood Rail Days, Dog Days of Summer, and Chocolate Fest. See the website for more information.
One of the greener parks in the West Pullman area, the West Pullman Park boasts a marvelous landscape, dotted by clusters of oak trees, hickory trees, and cherry trees. The West Pullman neighborhood was known to be highly industrial area, with the community comprising the factory owners as well as the immigrant laborers. There was a need to create a space where these lines would be blurred to an extent, and that is why the West Pullman Park was built. Though most of the factories are long gone by now, the park still stands as a community gathering point, its various amenities, like tennis courts, football field, playground, and more, being enjoyed by all residents. See the website or call to know more.
The House of Hope primarily acts as a worship venue for the Salem Baptist Church on Wednesdays and Sundays. When not in use to spread the word of Christ, the multi-purpose venue is leased out for various events. Theatrical events such as concerts and plays for cheering audiences and sports events like nail-biting basketball games are notable inclusions to the events at the venue. The place is even tied up for white-collar meetings (pun unintended). Alcoholic beverages, amongst other things are strictly prohibited.
Operated under the Chicago Parks District, White (Edward H.) Park is a modest-sized recreational space in West Pullman. Built in 1968, along with the adjacent school, this park serves the purpose of providing an open space where kids and adults alike can enjoy fresh air, green views, and hearty exercise. The park, as well as the school, is named after Edward H. White, a NASA astronaut, who in 1965 became the "first American to walk in space". Do see the website or call to know more.
Mosque Of Umar is one of the mosques in Chicago that offers food services and reading room to the visitors. The brotherhood feeling amongst the Muslim is propagated and promoted here. It can rightly be called the center for religious and community activities.
In 1880, George Pullman commissioned architect Solon S. Beman to design the perfect industrial town, a landscaped haven complete with indoor plumbing and gas facilities. However, his utopia did not last. When an economic panic hit, Pullman had to reduce his workers' hours and wages, causing a bloody strike (the first organized one in U.S. history) to erupt in 1894. Today, much of the town remains intact, although a recent fire gutted one of its main buildings. This is a must-see for anyone with an interest in urban histories, planning or the workers' movement in America. You can wander around Pullman any time, but it is best seen on one of a variety of tours offered throughout the year.
The Christ Universal Temple or the CUT believes that every individual on the face of this earth should live a healthy, happy and prosperous life. And CUT tries and makes this a possibility for the many followers in its community. The CUT is primarily a teaching ministry. It teaches people to live better lives is their mission, living better and more fulfilled lives by understanding and respecting the presence of God—the divine and man.
With 198 acres, this park occupies the turn in Lake Michigan where Illinois meets Indiana. The border between the states is marked with a monument. In addition to a beach, the park offers major league-size baseball fields, Little League and softball fields, soccer fields, football fields, tennis courts, horse-shoe pits and a jogging track. The field house comprises a wood-shop and upholstery with gymnastics, basketball and soccer facilities and the Lakeshore Model Railroad.
This Convocation Center in the Chicago Sate University is a state-of-the-art facility named after Senate President Emil Jones Jr. who himself was a graduate of CSU. This facility is 140,000 sq ft and can accommodate up to 7000 people. The center has 8 locker rooms, a weight room, a training room and conference areas. All these and more make it one of the best sporting facilities Chicago has seen.
This park is adjacent to the Chicago State University grounds. Large open spaces make the area accessible for many outdoor activities. Facilities include a spray pool, tennis courts, a playground, basketball courts, football and soccer fields and a field house offering recreational programs, including karate, tap dancing, wrestling and youth league activities. Concerts and performances are also staged here, including R&B, reggae and gospel acts.