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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...

My Chicago: OK Go's Damian Kulash On Lolla, Obama's Birthday & More

| Lauren Drell | Posted 10.02.2011 | Chicago

Who: Damian Kulash Years in Chicago: From his early 20s into his late 20s Current City: Los Angeles Current Gig: OK Go’s lead vocalist L...

My Chicago: Pete Wentz On Growing Up In Chicago, Lolla And More

| Lauren Drell | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

Who: Pete Wentz, a Wilmette native best known as the bassist/lyricist of Fall Out Boy, is now in electro-pop band Black Cards with singer Bebe Rexha. ...

PHOTOS: A Milwaukee Ave Arts Festival Preview

| Lauren Drell | Posted 09.25.2011 | Chicago

The Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival kicks off this weekend in Logan Square, and will be unlike other neighborhood festivals you have attended so far th...

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...

PHOTOS: Unique & Delicious Chicago Burgers

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.21.2011 | Chicago

In our meat-loving town, it's not exactly tough to find a great burger. And at many local spots, non-beef options like turkey and seafood burgers are ...

PHOTOS: President Obama's Favorite Chicago Spots

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.15.2011 | Chicago

As President Obama prepares for his 50th birthday bash in Chicago, some are hoping to catch a glimpse of him without coughing up serious cash. Bec...

Cool Off At Chicago's Best Public Pools

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.14.2011 | Chicago

The summer heat is here to stay, at least for another month or two, so it’s time to get serious about finding ways to stay cool. One of your best (a...

Not Your Average 5K: Offbeat Chicago Area Races

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.10.2011 | Chicago

If you love a good competition, but are bored to tears by standard 5Ks, consider signing up for some of these offbeat races. You'll get to challenge y...

Chicago Eating, Beat Cop Style: Book Sheds Light On Overlooked Neighborhood Gems

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.05.2011 | Chicago

If you've lived in the same Chicago community some time, you might already know about the favorite cop hangouts in your 'hood. But do you know the sto...

Chicago's Best Beer Gardens: Andersonville Edition

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.30.2011 | Chicago

Though it’s a stone's throw from the already-covered Edgewater neighborhood, Andersonville features such a dense cluster of great restaurants and wa...

My Chicago: 12 Questions For Bill Kurtis

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 08.31.2011 | Chicago

Age: 70 Lives in: Lincoln Park Years in Chicago: 45 Current Gig: Co-anchor of the the 6 p.m. news on CBS Chicago (WBBM-Ch.2), founder of Kurt...

Chicago's Best Picnic Spots & Nearby Takeout Options

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.16.2011 | Chicago

Whether you're looking to have a romantic date or a rendezvous with friends, a picnic is a cheap, fun way to soak up the infrequent nice weather in Ch...

PHOTOS: Ribfest Chicago Takes Over North Center

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 08.13.2011 | Chicago

The air in North Center was thick with smoke and hypnotizing meaty aromas, as tens of thousands packed onto a few blocks of Lincoln Avenue for Ribfest...

Five Acts To Catch At The Chicago Blues Festival

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

Chicago’s summer festivals have seen their share of downsizing this year, but the Chicago Blues Festival lives on as a weekend-long summer standby. ...

Fork And The Road: A Culinary Bike Tour For Chicago Foodies

| Lauren Drell | Posted 08.09.2011 | Chicago

In 2008, foodies and bike enthusiasts Sharon Bautista and Dimitra Tasiouras rounded up some friends and rode their bikes to five gelato spots around t...

Chicago's Outdoor Workout Options

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 08.08.2011 | Chicago

It's nearly 100 degrees, but all the pizza you ate during the seemingly endless winter is still with you. Whether you want to get your bod ready for t...

Chicagoans Take Flight At Lakefront Trapeze School

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago

One by one, students climb two dozen steps of a red ladder until they are standing on a platform 23 feet above Belmont Harbor. As they look out, they ...

Cool New Places For Cold Summer Treats

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago

These days, your traditional summertime cool down doesn’t have to be ice cream. It can also be frozen custard, frozen yogurt or even snow ice. Check...

This Week On The Cheap: Free Iron And Wine Concert, Outdoor Yoga

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago

While the beaches, the festivals and the weather are all great things about Chicago in the summer, it's also the best time to take advantage of free o...

PHOTOS: A Sausage Feast At SausageFest

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago

Sausage, sausage, sausage. Alligator sausage. Pita-wrapped sausage. Ten-inch sausage. Tribute-to-Mayor Daley sausage (served with sharp white cheddar,...

Get Summer Toes With Chicago's Best Pedicures

| Lauren Drell | Posted 08.05.2011 | Chicago

Warm weather marks the beginning of dining alfresco, 30-minute waits at Italian ice joints and, inevitably, open-toed sandals in a hodgepodge of style...

Weekend Plans: Civil Union Celebration, Mustachioed Drinking, Lit Fest

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.02.2011 | Chicago

We’re all still on a high from the Memorial Day festivities, so expect to see Chicagoans out in full force this weekend. For the scoop on the best e...

Organizer Explains Message Behind SlutWalk Chicago

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.02.2011 | Chicago

Earlier this year, the Toronto Police Service made international news when one of their representatives said that "women should avoid dressing like sl...

Cheap Thrills Of The Week: Free Shedd Admission, A Lunch Concert In The Park & More

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 07.31.2011 | Chicago

Whether you’re nursing a hangover or a sunburn from this past holiday weekend, that doesn’t mean you can’t live it up during this shortened work...