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32 Reasons It's Completely Worth It To Put Up With Chicago's Miserable Winters

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.14.2014 | Good News

This post is part of HuffPost's Good News USA series, which showcases both past and present ways cities across the country have created a positive imp...

WATCH: Chicago Summer, In Stunning Time-Lapse

Posted 10.18.2012 | Chicago

With weekend storms and cooling temps, Chicago is undeniably, firmly into fall. To help soothe the "I miss summer" ache, check out a gorgeous time-lap...

WATCH: Cold Front Expected To Break Record-Setting Heat Wave Saturday

Posted 07.07.2012 | Chicago

After three consecutive days of triple-digit heat, weather forecasts say Chicago can finally expect some relief Saturday. National Weather Service ...

Rock of Ages Turns Up the Volume at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse

Robert Bullen | Posted 08.18.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

It's another summer in Chicago, so that means a visit from the touring production of the hit head-banger musical Rock of Ages.

Chicago's Hottest Day So Far This Year? Monday A Scorcher

Posted 06.19.2012 | Chicago

It's going to be a scorcher Monday in Chicago-- and it might just be the hottest day of the year. According to NBC Chicago's Andy Avalos, afternoon...

Is That Smell Really Skunk? Chicago Columnist On Seasonal Aromas

Posted 04.03.2012 | Chicago

This time last year, the pungent, recognizable smell of skunk permeated Illinois more than usual. That may happen again this season, but for differ...

Chicago Day Trips: Quick Late-Summer Getaways

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

If you don't have enough vacation time to take a weeklong getaway during what's left of the summer, don't fret -- an escape can be done in just one da...

Summer Bucket List: Events To Catch Before It's Too Late

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.26.2011 | Chicago

Last week, summer (and the unbearable heat) seemed like it would never end. As August draws near, fall is suddenly looming like never before. Time to ...

Weekend Plans: Art Fest, Printers' Ball, Jersey Shore & More

Posted 09.28.2011 | Chicago

Sure, this weekend Chicagoans will be treated to at least one sure-to-be spectacular event in Paul McCartney's sold-out Wrigley Field twosome of perfo...

Cool Ways To Beat The Heat In Chicago

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.24.2011 | Chicago

At this point, it's getting a little hard to remember why we're supposed to love the summer heat so much. We know that snow and sleet were here just a...

Weekend Plans: Soul Train, Air Guitar & More

Posted 09.20.2011 | Chicago

The weather has not been kind to Chicago, or the rest of the country, this past week. As heat indexes climbed into triple digits, sitting inside air c...

WATCH: Summer School Students Face 'Miserable' Classroom Temperatures

Posted 09.20.2011 | Chicago

As Chicagoans deal with extreme heat and humidity, many students attending summer school classes in preparation for the important ISAT tests are being...

PHOTOS: Chicago Gets Baked

Posted 09.19.2011 | Chicago

Chicagoans are being urged to stay indoors Wednesday as the unbearable heat that has gripped much of the nation becomes even less bearable. As of ...

Oppressive Heat Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Posted 09.18.2011 | Chicago

Chicago is certainly not the only city suffering from extreme heat and high humidity at the moment--but things are expected to get worse before they g...

July Has Been Hot And It's About To Get Hotter

Chicago Tribune | Staff Report | Posted 09.15.2011 | Chicago

July 2011 has been one of the warmest on record, and it's going to get hotter. According to WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling, July 2011 has had an...

Feelin' Sporty? Some Chicago Summer League Options

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 07.04.2011 | Chicago

Here in Chicago -- where it often feels like winter for about eight months out of the year -- we don't take one second of warm weather for granted. Sp...

UGH: Summer 2010 One Of The Hottest, Wettest Ever

Chicago Weather Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This summer was one of the warmest and wettest in Illinois history, according to preliminary data from the Illinois State Water Survey. State Climato...

Poll: Chicagoans Over Summer Already

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

June in Chicago -- lovely. July's great too, and you can't beat September, as the heat subsides and the football begins and the leaves start to think ...

WATCH: Summer Sped Up (A Chicago Timelapse)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Summer is officially over. We are excited about fall, and our short-term memory means that the impending Chicago winter has yet to fill us with dread....

150 Treated For Heat-Related Illness On Near West Side

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

About 150 people were treated for heat-related illness at a Near West Side private bus stop this afternoon by the Chicago Fire Department, but no one ...

IT'S REALLY HOT: And Going To Stay That Way (For Awhile At Least)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The hot and sticky weather you have been complaining about for the past two days will unfortunately be sticking around--possibly until the end of July...

Chicago Summer Programs For Children Lose 35,000 Spots After Stimulus Funds Dry Up

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There will be 14 percent fewer slots for Chicago children in the city's various camps and other programs designed to keep young people off the streets...

Taste Of Chicago MUSIC 2010: Salt-N-Pepa, Slick Rick, Rob Thomas, MORE

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Obviously, most people battle the crowds and heat at the annual Taste of Chicago for the food, but the musical lineup always attracts a crowd as well....

Daley: Bring More Booze To The Lakefront

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The number of liquor licenses would more than double on Chicago Park District property along the lakefront under a proposal Mayor Richard Daley introd...

Warm Weather Spots: 40+ Places To Drink While Enjoying The Weather

Time Out Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

We don't like being stuck inside working on a gorgeous day anymore than you do. But if you're like us, there's one thing you're looking forward to:...