Category: Around Chicago

Matthew Smith Air and Water Show

Chicago Air and Water Show this weekend: full schedule

As you may already be able to hear, practice for the Chicago Air and Water Show begins today over the city. The annual event, which draws over two million people to …

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Brad Hagan nature preserve

North Branch trail extension to open next month

The popular North Branch trail will soon be accessible all the way south to Forest Glen and may someday connect with the Lake Path trail.

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Andrew Seaman bar shot

Best Chicago sports bars to watch the Olympics

Looking for a good spot to get a bite to eat and watch the latest Olympics events? These Chicago sports bars should do the trick.

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Medical District John Greenfield

CTA plans to renovate Illinois Medical District blue line stop

The Illinois Medical District blue line stop will get a much-needed upgrade, part of a larger investment in this part of the city.

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Chris Lock Jackson Park

Obama presidential library to be built in Jackson Park

It's official! The Obama Presidential Library will be built near the University of Chicago campus. Here's everything you need to know.

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Trisha Fawver Shakespeare Park

Weekend activities: Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks

The Chicago Parks District and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater team up to offer Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks!

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Daniel X ONeil Humboldt Park

Humboldt Park beach will reopen in early August

The popular Humboldt Park beach  was closed last year by the Chicago Park District, but residents have succeeded in getting it reopened.

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chicago beach dtadd

Heat wave: Ways to beat the heat in Chicago this weekend

It's about to get hot in here! Here's our guide to some of the best ways to beat the heat in Chicago.

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This image is an excerpt of a timelapse series taken between 9am on June 30, 2011, and 9am on July 1, 2011.

Incredible photos of Chicago lightning storm and rainbow

Wednesday's wild Chicago lightning storm made for some beautiful photographs. Here is a roundup of some of our favorites.

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