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Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago's DCASE (Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events) hosts a Chicago Riverwalk kick-off celebration that highlights how much fun you can expect to have this summer.

Tranquility Room at Eaglewood Spa

I need to get more massages.

Not want. NEED.

That was pretty much the only thought in my head when I left Eaglewood Resort & Spa. I'd been invited to take advantage of one of their spa treatments, and while a facial would have been nice, I NEEDED a massage.

Free Millennium Park Workouts and Yoga

Chicago's popular free summer workout in Millennium Park takes place late May through August. Begin your day with a workout on the Great Lawn in front of Pritzker Pavilion.

Millennium Park Summer Film Series

One of the most popular Chicago summer events, the Millennium Park Summer Film Series screens free movies from June through August.

Cloud Gate in Millennium Park - photo courtesy City of Chicago

If you're going to visit Millennium Park, whether it's for a concert, a picnic, or a stroll, there are a few dos and don'ts to keep in mind to make your experience fun and hassle-free.

Chicago Blues Festival

In early June of each year the Chicago Blues Festival kicks off the summer music festival season in Millennium Park. The first festival was in 1984, one year after the death of celebrated blues musician Muddy Waters, and ever since

Weekend diners so often think of “Sunday” and “Brunch” as an inseparable pairing. But what about the evening meal? If you happen to be anywhere near Oak Brook after 4 p.m. on a Sunday, you might discover that “Sunday” and “Supper” becomes your new favorite word pairing because of a superb special menu at Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille.

Wrigley Field Concerts

There's something about seeing a concert at Wrigley Field. From Billy Joel to Jimmy Buffet, Luke Bryan to Journey, some of the biggest names in music have performed at the Friendly Confines.

Summer begins when Buckingham Fountain is turned back on for the season. ComEd and the Chicago Park District have joined forces for the fifth year in a row to "Switch On Summer."

The boys are back in town! Jersey Boys that is... The Broadway music returns to Chicago with shows at Auditorium Theatre for a limited engagement.

Hannah Grossman

THE TRACK

“Dreams” | Fleetwood Mac | Rumours

dyeing the river green

There are ways one dyes a river. I don’t know what they are, but apparently, Chicago has gone through enough of them to come to a method that is safe, non-toxic, fine for ducks, and won’t bother the fish. That last part makes me roll my eyes hard enough to part my hair.

Millennium Park Summer Music Series

The Millennium Park Summer Music Series is one of the reasons Chicago is the place to be in the summer. Sitting on the Great Lawn listening to live music pouring forth from Jay Pritzker Pavilion is a truly delightful way to spend an evening - or ten.

Jellyfish at the Shedd Aquarium in downtown Chicago

The Shedd Aquarium offers free admission to Illinois residents several days a year. These are the dates that the Shedd Aquarium is free in 2019.

Just off of Broadway in the heart of Lakeview East is a newly opened delightful cafe that has

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