But open them at your own risk.
A journey into the heart of Illinois’s bureaucratic darkness: the state capital
With youth sports leagues and summer jobs programs, Englewood community groups will try to keep kids occupied and out of harm’s way.
110 summery things to do, every day from now until Labor Day 2013
Summer Guide: camp in the hills, ride the Bluegrass Parkway, and Shakespeare in the park
Summer Guide: 110 things to do this summer
As the annual roll call for summer music festivals continues to balloon, a select few set themselves apart from the pack. Below are our festival picks for the summer, including both the local neighborhood bookings and the familiar blowouts like Pitchfork, Blues Fest, and Lollapalooza. HoZac Blackout Fest The infamous festival returns in a big […]
The Virgin Mary once visited, and now so do throngs of the faithful
ADJACENT TO BENTON HARBOR: Just north of Benton Harbor’s Jean Klock Beach is Berrien County’s quiet Rocky Gap Beach, with an overlook and 1,100 feet of lake frontage. Directly south of Jean Klock is St. Joe’s Tiscornia Park, with sand dunes, a 16-acre park, and the North Pier Lighthouse, authorized at the same time Chicago’s […]
It’s about as far from the stereotypical backstreet juke as you can get: a breeze wafts off the lake, easing the scorch of the midsummer sun. There’s sand underfoot, barbecue smoke in the air, and several thousand people relaxing in lawn chairs or dancing to the funk-driven blues blasting from a stage at one end […]
Whether you like your summer weekends loud with a side of light beer or a little more eclectic, the options for fairs and festivals that suit your mood are plentiful. Admission fees listed for most neiighborhood festivals are suggested donations for charity or community projects. May International Mr. Leather Chicago’s homegrown leather-man competition packs the […]
So you’ve always wanted to kayak, swim, jet-ski, surf, or sail. Chicago water sports are for the aquatically adept as well as those who wouldn’t know a paddle from a poodle—plenty of options let you sit back, sip a cocktail, and let someone else do all the work. Canoeing and Kayaking Chicago River Canoe and […]
From Lake Shore Drive to the North Shore, from earliest morning to the middle of the night, from clothed to fully naked—in the summer, Chicago bike enthusiasts take their pick of roads, rides, and races. Bike the Drive The city closes Lake Shore Drive to cars and opens it to bikes for this annual event […]
Hey all you cocktail-loving, pizza-eating, cruise-taking canines: Here are five events to which you’re more than welcome to bring your well-behaved human. Sip & Give dog-friendly cocktail party A dog-friendly cocktail party/fund-raiser to benefit Found, a nonprofit, no-kill shelter focused on the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of dogs and cats that would otherwise be euthanized. […]
Little City Book Fair Billed as the largest used book sale in the midwest, this annual sale also offers CDs, DVDs, comic books, and collectibles. Proceeds benefit the Little City Foundation, which supports children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. 8/19-8/21: Fri 5-10 PM, Sat 10 AM-9 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM, Harper […]