We get to experience the entire meteorological buffet—without the gristle of natural disasters.
The animosity between Illinois’s largest city and its smaller towns is almost as old as the state itself.
Pancake-flat topography made the city a center for engineering innovations.
Suddenly it’s election season again—and swimming season too.
Some of the best Oktoberfest beers available in Chicago were brewed right here.
As aldermen push their own environmental plans, will Mayor Emanuel really stand on the sideline?
A collaboration with Great Lakes and a flagship beer from Deschutes.
Craft Spirits Week takes over Chicago’s food and drink event scene, with still more Oktoberfests, beer festivals, wine festivals, and dinners paired with spirits and ciders
I recently wrote about how much I love swimming in the lake, and how I sometimes see litter on the lake bottom when I’m offshore a couple hundred yards. That hasn’t been an issue this week. Winds, currents, and waves stirred up the water enough that it’s been so cloudy I could barely see my […]
Several people were already in the lake when I got to Albion Beach the other morning—two kids playing in the shallows, an old guy wielding a metal detector as he waded over the first sandbar, and a few of my kind—distance swimmers paddling steadily through water turned gold by the sun a hundred yards offshore. […]
If you’ve taken a walk along a Chicago beach recently, you may have noticed all the claws. They’ve washed up everywhere—evidence of the presence of rusty crayfish, an invasive species.
A pastry market, a holiday entree demonstration, and plenty of beer tastings.
The news you might’ve missed: while James Meeks floated another school funding proposal, former city clerk James Laski weighed in on the president’s reform credentials.
Business groups around the Great Lakes region collaborate on a plan to spur a new green economy.