Jessica Mlinaric is no stranger to a good scavenger hunt. Her childhood homemade maps behind her grandmother’s house led her to explore Chicago much differently than simply finding the closest grocery when she first moved here. Mlinariic has spent over a decade wandering the city’s streets and sidewalks and has shared her findings on her blog Her first book, Secret Chicago: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, was released by Reedy Press in 2018. The latest release, Chicago Scavenger: The Ultimate Search for Chicago’s Hidden Treasures, is less focused on the strange to give readers more insight into the city’s diverse culture, neighborhood by neighborhood.