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Monday, Jul 3, 2017 at 8:01 AM

Where To Watch Chicago-Area Fireworks This Fourth of July

Where To Watch Chicago-Area Fireworks This Fourth of July

Don't miss the Independence Day festivities, check out the fireworks displays in your area. Read »

Friday, Jun 23, 2017 at 4:37 PM
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By Elyssa Kaufman

Things to Do this Weekend in the Chicago Area: June 23-25

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  • <b>Chicago Pride Parade</b>
  • <b>Windy City Country LakeShake Festival</b>
  • <b>Chicago Ale Fest</b>
Monday, Jul 3, 2017 at 7:03 PM

Full Foodie Lineup: What You'll See at the 2017 Taste of Chicago

With the Taste of Chicago just days away, preparations are already underway in the city for the iconic food festival, and with them comes a look at some of the foods guests can expect to see this year. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 12:52 PM
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By Elyssa Kaufman

Sneak Peek at Lake Michigan's First Floating Water Park

Floating playground on Lake Michigan is set to open to the public on June 24. The WhoaZone obstacle course features slides, trampolines and more.View gallery »

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  • water park 8
  • water park 24
Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 1:46 PM
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By Elyssa Kaufman

Outdoor Concerts You Can See For Free This Summer

The only thing better than a summer concert is a free summer concert. Check out this list of free summer concerts in the Chicago area.View gallery »

  • <b>Alessia Cara</b>
  • <b>Café Tacvba</b>
  • <b>Ben Harper Humphreys</b>
Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 7:02 AM

Chicago River Boat Tour Ranked as Most Booked in America

Chicago River Boat Tour Ranked as Most Booked in America

An architecture tour on the Chicago River is one of the best ways to take in the Windy City and all of its stunning beauty, and according to a new ranking, it is the most booked tour in the entire nation. Read »

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 2:01 PM

Six Flags Ranked Among Most "Electrifying" Parks in U.S.

Six Flags Ranked Among Most "Electrifying" Parks in U.S.

For people looking to fill their need for adventure this summer, a new ranking says that Six Flags Great America is one of the most “electrifying amusement parks” in the country. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 4:58 PM

9 Chicago Spots Among Best Casual Restaurants in America

Nine Chicago restaurants were named on The Daily Meal's annual list of the 101 Best Casual Restaurants in America. A companion list to its "best restaurants" list, this one looks at spots where two...View gallery »

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  • Weiner's Circle
  • Superdawg
Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 9:36 AM

Lake Michigan's First Floating Water Park Opens This Month

Lake Michigan could soon get its first floating water park. Read »

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 11:04 AM

Free Summer Workouts Return to Millennium Park

You can once again get some exercise in – for free – with the Chicago skyline as a backdrop this summer. Read »

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