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Charlotte D., Groningen, NLD, about 2 months ago

Hey :D,

In April I will travel for one week to Chicago and Im super excited about visiting your great city! I would really like to live for one week in a community residence. Do you know if there are any for a short period? I can make delicious Dutch meals! Any advice is welcome!

Thank you
Cheers from the Netherlands!

DAVID I. , Chicago, USA, about 2 months ago

If you don't end up finding a couch, there are 2 reputable hostels in the city: HI hostel Chicago in downtown and the Chicago Getaway Hostel in Lincoln Park.

Raven Johnson , Schaumburg, USA, about 2 months ago

If you are younger then 25 Google youth hostels international. It costs $18/night there are 6 or so beds in a room. Chicago area does not have any hostels that people older then that are allowed to use. You can also try looking for Stone Soup cooperative, they have three buildings. I don't know whether they take visitors but you can e-mail one of their houses.

David Baeckelandt , Glenview, USA, about 2 months ago

There is also a Dutch Club of Chicago here that may be a good networking venue for you while you are in town: http://www.dutchclubchicago.com

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Lisa M, New York, USA, about 2 months ago

Hi CS,
I'm going to be in Chicago from 2/16-2/19, and would love to get some deep dish! What's your favorite spot? Also, I'm riding solo, so if anyone wants to join me, even better!
Thanks,
Lisa

Alex Actipis , Chicago, USA, about 2 months ago

Pequod's. Though I'm from and live in Chicago I find Malnati's and most of those other "famous" joints to be garbage. Go get Pequod's ridiculous $5 lunch special (personal big size pizza and soft drink).

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Kayee Ip , Chicago, USA, about 2 months ago

If you're in the city, and must have deep dish, Pequod's on Clybourn is a good option. Decent crust, amazing sauce, terrible lines to get into the place.

For thin crust, Reno's in Logan Square is pretty amazing and consistently good.

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Chris C , Chicago, USA, about 1 month ago

Lou Malnati's in River North or Art of Pizza (which does slices)

Madolyn, Quezon City, PHL, 26 days ago

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Syamala Krishnamsetty , Chicago, USA, 22 days ago

Estate sales are better than craigslist. Nicer things and cheaper, though you'll have to spend time going through stuff. To be honest you might hit several where nothing works, but then when you find one that fits your taste you'll find a bunch of great stuff. I'd go to estatesales.net and just spend a Saturday hitting up several. You'll see some patterns emerge throughout the city and the suburbs for the type of stuff you're looking for.

Freecycle Chicago is great, too. I've gotten free paint from it before.

There's also an app called offer up which people tell me is good. It has a bunch of users on it, it I personally have 't found anything on it.

Nick Helmer Jr. , Wheeling, USA, 22 days ago

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Jasper , Chicago, USA, 22 days ago

Maybe a college Facebook group? I've had good experiences with Craigslist though. I'm also replacing my full-size mattress if they want a free one that's okay.

Francis Sherman, Aurora, USA, about 2 months ago

Hi good hope is a place that gets Donations Not by tax payers money, but by Over stock from food places , and expired food..

It is In Joliet IL though

Worth A Visit if your heading that way thos Summer for a concert at Tinley park.

It's cheap
You can get $8 pickles for 75 cents , and bulk groceries , but do not be greedy, and leave some for others Beauty products, and Vitamins are also available (or ask me!)

$5 membership a year

http://handsofhope4u.weebly.com/joliet-hope-center.html

jim lake , Chicago, USA, about 2 months ago

how u expect people to get there it far away no car no food maybe hitch hike ?

Francis Sherman , Aurora, USA, about 2 months ago

(location is kinda tricky It is in town but behind some Warehouse from street)
511 OAK LEAF CT , UNIT C , JOLIET, ILLINOIS 60435
574 867 1218

From Larkin Ave., Go West on McDonough to Hammes. Turn left at Hammes which is a stop light. Turn left at the first stop sign (oncoming traffic doesn't stop at this stop sign) which is Oak Leaf Ct and follow all the way around until it ends. The Joliet Hope Center will be on the left.

The Joliet Hope Center, Inc.
The Joliet Hope Center, Inc. is not a food bank or food pantry but a private
non-profit 501 (c) 3 community assistance program allowing people both working and not working to obtain food and household items that have been greatly discounted. It offers a long term self sufficiency solution to families and individuals struggling to fulfill their basic needs.

You do not need to reside in Joliet or Will County.

All Welcome.

The Joliet Hope Center accepts membership applications with a photo id and a $5.00 cash annual membership fee at 511 Oakleaf Court, Unit A, Joliet, Illinois
(the warehouse behind the post office off of McDonough Road, east of Hammes).

From Larkin Avenue: Go west on McDonough Rd. to next light which is Hammes, turn left (south) on Hammes to Oakleaf, turn left and follow to the end. Joliet Hope Center is on the left side.

JOLIET HOPE CENTER HOURS
No appointment is necessary.
TUESDAYS
WEDNESDAYS
THURSDAYS
FRIDAYS
SATURDAYS
SUNDAYS
MONDAYS
9:30am to 7:00pm
9:30am to 5:00pm
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10:00am to 3:00pm
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Ebony McDonald, Charlotte, USA, 9 days ago

My 30th birthday is coming up next month and I am trying to organize a weekend (Oct 21-23) there to celebrate. I really like arts & culture stuff, especially comedy, dining, and dancing. Definitely intend to stuff myself with some deep dish pizza. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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Nick Ellis , Palos Park, USA, 8 days ago

Depends on a few things. If you're going to be here in the summer / fall, there are lots of festivals and concerts in and around the city. Millennium and Grant parks are beautiful, and there are usually events going on. Chicago Symphony Orchestra is one of my favorites if the weather isn't cooperating. Too many restaurants to list, but if you've got time to wait (they don't take reservations and are VERY popular) Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder is fun and unique. If you're looking for something a little fancier, the Signature Room on the 95th floor of the Hancock building has the single best views in the city. Any of the Museums are worth the visit - Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Science and Industry... There are also a couple of architectural tours that are fantastic - there are walking tours and a boat tour. Navy Pier is very touristy, but the Shakespeare Theater is there, and again if the weather is cooperating it's a nice walk (if a bit crowded).

So, lots to do, but it really depends on when you'll be here and what kind of things you like.