This is a meetup group for things a little more on the inexpensive side- a great for parties, discount theatre tickets, bar discounts, free billiards nights, free days at museums, trips to the zoo, etc.
The less expensive it is to go out, the *more* we can all get together!
We'll see if we can get group discounts to some events, explore some "free days" at museums, go visit cheap greasy spoon diners, throw parties, etc.
I'm actually opening up the meetup so you can make suggestions of anything that's free and cheap in Chicago. Please bear in mind, while "free" is easy, "cheap" is relative.
Try to keep things inexpensive- if it's an item where there's a discount, a 50% discount is really sweet, but not if the cost is still something like $30. And don't just dump every little promotion you can think of here; that could go crazy. Use your good judgment, and let's find some terrific events to go to.