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Lollapalooza 2012

07/16/2012 | by

We’re half way through August and that means that we’re half way to Lollapalooza as far as July is concerned. Lollapalooza is a summer music festival in Grant Park, Chicago with great music and fun people in an atmosphere that screams "summer in Chicago."

It's National Picnic Month Chicago! Here Are Our Favorite Chicago Picnic Spots

07/11/2012 | by

The record-breaking heat in Chicago this month only reinforces what we know is true - it's time for picnics in Chicago! Even if the weather was not a convenient excuse to get out and enjoy the beautiful Chicago outdoor scenery, July is National Picnic Month and Americans all over the country are packing up their baskets, finding a great park and spreading out delicious and fun picnics.

Bring Out the Animal in You: An Animal Lovers Guide to Chicago

07/09/2012 | by

It's about time we gave a shout out to all the animal lovers in Chicago, don't you think? Yeah, we might travel to the Windy City for pizza and sightseeing and shopping and more, but we need to give our furry friends (yes, even the men's sports teams) a little love too.

Chicago Street Artist Brings Monopoly to the Sidewalks

07/05/2012 | by

Have you ever felt like life is just a giant board game? Well the street artist "Bored" certainly seems to think so! As early as April of this year giant Monopoly-style board game pieces have been discovered on the streets of Chicago by locals and tourists strolling around the area. 

Chinatown Summer Fair | Fun Things To Do In Chicago

07/02/2012 | by

The 33rd annual Chinatown Summer Fair, a celebration of Asian culture, is on its way to the Windy City once again. On Sunday, July 15, 2012, Chinatown Summer Fair is expected to draw tens of thousands of people who want to enjoy the day-long festivities.

Best Broadway in Chicago | Current and Upcoming Broadway Shows in Chicago

06/21/2012 | by

Summer is the season of tourism and what better way to enjoy an evening in Chicago than catching a fun musical or play? Sit down in the cool theater and feel the excitement as the spotlights flash on and the curtain begins to rise.

Grant Park Music Festival - Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony | Free Music Festivals in Chicago This Summer

06/19/2012 | by

Grant Park Music Festival, the nation’s only FREE outdoor classical music series, takes place this Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 6:30pm. With the weather getting warmer outside and the daylight lasting into the evenings, summertime in Chicago brings people outside to enjoy live music.

Taste of Chicago Just Won’t be the Same in 2012

06/01/2012 | by

The Taste of Chicago restaurant lineup has been announced, and to the dismay of many foodies in the Chicago area, this year isn’t looking as promising as years past.

Marilyn Monroe Statue No Longer on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

05/17/2012 | by

Is it just me or has Chicago gotten a little less leggy this week? If you haven’t already heard, the famous Marilyn Monroe statue on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile has been dismantled and shipped out of town.

Conan to Tape his Show in Chicago This Summer!

04/26/2012 | by

There’s gonna be a whole lot of funny going on in Chicago this summer! On Monday night, Conan O’Brien announced on his TBS comedy show “Conan” that he will be taping episodes of the show right here in Chicago this summer!