• Sears Centre Arena to host "Carnevil"

     
    POSTED October 6, 2013
     

The Sears Centre Arena will host "Carnevil" for the month of October in its 10,000-seat arena. This event will provide guests with five haunted houses and mazes, complete with Hollywood-caliber special effects and "slightly unhinged" actors playing disfigured clowns, nightmare-inducing circus freaks, blood-thirsty carnies and butchered corpses.

The attraction's #YouReallyGonnaEatThat Café will offer brave diners a buffet of deep fried roaches, beer battered crickets, chocolate covered worms alongside a full bar and "normal" menu.

In addition to the festivities above, the Midway of Doom will feature familiar carnival games with unexpected prizes and thrill rides.

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.