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Monday, Jan 21, 2019 at 12:43 PM

Calendars Marked! Chicago Summer Festivals Set 2019 Dates

It's never too early to start thinking about summer in Chicago. And when frigid temperatures barely reach the teens, the enchanting pull of eating and drinking in the sunshine feels more necessary thanView gallery »

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Monday, Jan 7, 2019 at 3:16 PM

Opening Day for Ice Castles Pushed Back Due to Weather

Opening Day for Ice Castles Pushed Back Due to Weather

A little bit of wintertime whimsy is coming to Riviera Beach in Lake Geneva. Read »

Monday, Dec 31, 2018 at 12:12 PM

Where to Watch NYE Fireworks in Chicago

Where to Watch NYE Fireworks in Chicago

If you’re looking to ring in the New Year with a bang in Chicago, there will plenty of explosive displays to catch. Read »

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 at 4:02 PM

Family-Friendly Things to Do This NYE in Chicago Area

If you're looking for a way to ring in the New Year with the whole family, there are plenty of options.View gallery »

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  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • Winter Wonderfest
Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 at 1:40 PM
Ring in 2019 at Some of the Hottest Parties in Town

Ring in 2019 at Some of the Hottest Parties in Town

The countdown to New Year's Eve is on! NBC 5 will help you ring in 2019 at some of the hottest parties around town.  Watch »

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 3:44 PM

Izard to Open New Chicago Restaurant - This Time a Rooftop

Izard to Open New Chicago Restaurant - This Time a Rooftop

Stephanie Izard is taking her Chicago reign to new heights –literally. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 9:09 AM

'Saturday Night Live' Exhibit Extends Its Run in Chicago

'Saturday Night Live' Exhibit Extends Its Run in Chicago

Live from Chicago, it's Saturday night - for a few more months. Read »

Monday, Dec 31, 2018 at 9:29 PM

Ring in 2019 With NBC 5's 'New Year’s Eve Live in Chicago'

Ring in 2019 with NBC 5's "New Year’s Eve Live in Chicago"! Party with NBC 5’s Marion Brooks, Siafa Lewis and Chris Hush; KISS 103.5’s Fred; Big 10 Network’s Ally Sturm; and, returning to TV, Ji Suk Yi from The... Read »

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 at 2:15 PM

Portillo's Added to Another National 'Top Restaurants' List

Portillo's Added to Another National 'Top Restaurants' List

Portillo's is on a roll. A week after the Chicago chain was named best fast-casual restaurant chain in the country, TripAdvisor included it among the top 10 medium chains in the United States. Read »

Monday, Dec 10, 2018 at 11:50 AM

James Beard Awards to Stay in Chicago Until 2027

James Beard Awards to Stay in Chicago Until 2027

The James Beard Awards are staying in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday. Read »

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