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Friday, Jul 14, 2017 at 12:25 PM

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley Opening Restaurants in Chicago

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley Opening Restaurants in Chicago

From rock and rolling all night, to rock and brewing all day, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are bringing their restaurant party to Chicago in a big way. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 8:01 PM

Cafe 5: How to Make a Refreshing Summer Drink and Treat

In this segment of "Dishing With Chicago Chefs," Eric Mansavage, executive chef at Farmhouse Chicago, shares with us how to make the perfect summery treat - with or without alcohol. Read »

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 5:29 PM

Portillo’s Offers $1 Dog Deal for National Hot Dog Day

Portillo’s Offers $1 Dog Deal for National Hot Dog Day

In honor of National Hot Dog Day, one of Chicago's top dog purveyors is celebrating with a "special, one-day-only" dollar deal. Read »

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 5:24 PM

Navy Pier Debuts New Waterfront Performance Venues

Navy Pier unveiled a brand new attraction Monday, opening a pair of waterfront performance venues and kicking off a schedule of free events all summer long. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 at 11:56 AM

Norwegian Air to Offer Flights From O'Hare to London

Norwegian Air to Offer Flights From O'Hare to London

For travelers searching for a good deal on a trip to London, a new offering at O’Hare may be just the ticket. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Guide to the Taste of Chicago: Food, Transportation and More

The world's largest food festival kicks off its five-day stay in Chicago's Grant Park Wednesday, bringing some of the city's best grub to the hands of festival-goers and foodies alike. Read »

Monday, Jul 3, 2017 at 8:01 AM
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By Elyssa Kaufman

10 Things to Do in Chicago Area This July 4 Weekend

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  • 2017 Firework Displays
  • Freedom Fest 2017 at Navy Pier
  • Grant Park Music Festival
Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 at 3:17 PM

Suburb Named One of America's Best Beach Cities

Suburb Named One of America's Best Beach Cities

When a person thinks of beaches, California and Florida certainly come to mind, but one ranking gives a Chicago suburb some credit as one of America's best beach towns to live in. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 at 1:25 PM

Café 5: Rick Bayless Shares Charred Cucumber Salad Recipe

In this segment of "Dishing With Chicago Chefs," chef Rick Bayless previews Chicago Gourmet's new series of events by sharing a unique salad recipe. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 at 9:37 AM

Free Gelato Being Dished Out at Millennium Park Tuesday

Free Gelato Being Dished Out at Millennium Park Tuesday

Who needs dinner and a movie when you can have ice cream and a movie? Or better yet, gelato and a movie. Read »

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