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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

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“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

The "A Bronx Tale" cast leaps across Belmont Avenue in the Bronx (Joan Marcus photo)

Chazz Palminteri and Robert De Niro's "A Bronx Tale" is set in the heart of the Bronx, where "GoodFellas" reign and family and community trump all. The North American tour of the Broadway musical plays through March 24 at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre.

Southern hospitality is a real thing, and for most of us who were raised in the Deep South, our fondest memories come from family gatherings with recipes often handed down for generations. For well-respected Chicago Chef Erick Williams, this culture of hospitality has served as an inspiration for one of the most exciting new restaurant openings in the Chicago area – Virtue.

 Galdones Photography/Cochon555

Anthony Bourdain (God rest his soul) said pork was his favorite vegetable and he is not alone. Few foods humans hawk is more satisfying or profound than a perfectly produced piece of pork. At Cochon 555’s Chicago event, Sunday, March 3, perfect pork was plentiful.

Daniel Kroes

You expect a private champagne pairing dinner at Terrace 16 in Trump Tower to be top shelf.

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