Jessica Mlinaric

Jessica Mlinaric is a writer, photographer, and marketer based in Chicago. Her work covering culture and travel has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, GQ, The Architect’s Newspaper, Chicagoist, and more. Jessica founded in 2010 to share stories about cities and their cultures. When she’s not writing, you can find her at a loud concert, unusual museum, or neighborhood tavern.

Not long after Jessica Mlinaric moved to Chicago, she came across the unusual sight of an Egyptian-themed building facade, complete with 10-foot-high pharaohs and hieroglyphics. Why was it there? How old was it? What did the hieroglyphics say? As Mlinaric

A new book outlines some of Chicago’s most intriguing secret places for both tourists and long-time residents.  Author Jessica Mlinaric’s Secret Chicago: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, explores the quirks, secrets, and mystery of the Windy City.

Think you know Chicago? The author of a 2018 book hopes to introduce you to some new pieces of its history — and new places to visit — in the book and during an online event scheduled coming next month.


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