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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 »

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017 at 1:21 PM

Cafe 5: How to Make Your Own Dry Rub Ribs at Home

In this segment of "Dishing With Chicago Chefs," champion pitmaster Dylan Lipe of BBQ Supply Co. previews this year's Ribfest and shares a special recipe, which he'll be serving up at the foodie fest this... Read »

Monday, Jun 5, 2017 at 7:49 AM

Dozens of Chicago-Area Restaurants Dishing Up New Menu Items

Dozens of Chicago-Area Restaurants Dishing Up New Menu Items

Dozens of Chicago-area restaurants will dish out new and special menu items for a limited time only thanks to review site Yelp. Read »

Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 8:57 AM

Full List of Lolla's 2017 Aftershows

Full List of Lolla's 2017 Aftershows

Festival-goers will already have a tough time choosing which shows to go to in Lollapalooza's action-packed 2017 schedule, but it appears that won't get any easier for fans looking to hit up the Chicago... Read »

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 5:06 PM
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By James Neveau

Chicago Donut Deals, Specials for National Doughnut Day

On June 2, restaurants and bakeries around the city will celebrate National Doughnut Day, and we have the best deals and the best places to check out throughout the city.View gallery »

  • Glazed & Infused - Five Chicago Locations
  • Stans Donuts - Multiple Locations
  • firecakes ice cream sandwich
Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 12:24 PM
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By James Neveau

See Inside Mars Cheese Castle's Tasty Expansion

After a massive expansion that more than doubled its size, the Mars Cheese Castle is celebrating its grand re-opening over Memorial Day weekend.View gallery »

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 12:20 PM

Mars Cheese Castle Unveils Staggering Renovation

Mars Cheese Castle Unveils Staggering Renovation

Anyone who has made the trip from Chicago to Milwaukee has spotted the Mars Cheese Castle alongside Interstate 94, and this weekend travelers will have an extra incentive to stop. Read »

Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Report Declares Chicago Burger Best in City, Maybe Country

Thrillist's national burger critic, Kevin Alexander, ate 330 burgers in 30 cities over the course of a year. Read »

Friday, Apr 7, 2017 at 11:43 AM
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By McKayla Braid

70 Chicago Festivals to Attend This Summer

From music to food, Chicago has some of the most diverse offerings of summer festivals. Take a look through to see when your favorites are coming and make plans to try new festivals too.View gallery »

  • Chicago Kids and Kites Festival
  • Greek & Mediterranean Wine Festival
  • Randolph Street Market Festival

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