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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!

Another Famous Chicago Restaurant Bites the Dust

04/20/2012 | by

It seems like they’re dropping like flies lately! Restaurants in Chicago that is. The latest to bite the dust... Billy Goat Tavern?

Chicago’s New Tourism Goal: 50 Million Visitors a Year

04/13/2012 | by

If all goes according to plan, you can expect Chicago to be a very crowded city soon. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said that his goal is to get 50 million tourists a year to Chicago by 2020.

Did Someone say Vitameatavegamin? The ‘I Love Lucy’ Musical is Coming to Chicago this Fall!

03/21/2012 | by

Chicago’s about to love Lucy! “I Love Lucy Live on Stage” is coming to Chicago this fall, and we’re already looking forward to hearing, “Lucy! You got some 'splainin to do!”

Chicago’s Gonna Rock this Summer... 80’s Style

03/16/2012 | by

The 80’s are making a come back in Chicago! No, not in the form of big hair, leg warmers and parachute pants. More like in the form of rocking out with headbangers Broadway style.

The hit musical “Rock of Ages” is returning to Chicago for most of the summer and taking over the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place beginning June 5.

Almost Time to Dye that River Green... Nothin like St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago!

03/09/2012 | by

It must be the luck of the Irish, because this year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday! Woohoo... Time to get our drink on! The only thing that could make it even better is if you’re lucky enough to spend it in Chicago.

Happy Birthday Chicago! Has it Been 175 Years Already?!

03/02/2012 | by

It’s time to celebrate! Chicago turns 175 on Sunday, March 4th! I think the proper term is... uhhhh demisemiseptcentennial???