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Where to watch 4th of July fireworks in Chicago

Where will you see the best explosions in the sky on the Fourth of July?

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Restaurants

The best restaurant and bar openings in 2015, so far

It's been a seriously delicious year at new Chicago restaurants and bars so far

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56 exciting things opening in Chicago in July

July in Chicago is jam-packed with things to do, see, hear and eat 

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Bars

17 new frozen cocktails to try this summer

Chicago summers mean street fests, the beach and drinking as many cool cocktails as you can

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Chicago summer festivals guide

Looking for things to do this weekend? Check out one of these festivals.

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Upcoming Chicago events and festivals

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4th of July fireworks, events and deals

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Taste of Chicago

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Music

Pitchfork Music Festival

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Music

Lollapalooza

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Summer in Chicago

Restaurants

8 new iced coffee drinks to try

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Restaurants

Chicago farmers market guide

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Kids

The 50 best summer activities for kids

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Blog

Millennium Park Summer Film schedule

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The best of Chicago

Bars

Best outdoor bars in Chicago

Our guide to the best outdoor bars, from hidden gardens to sidewalk seats, will give you lots of ideas for places to go this summer

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Restaurants

Best Chicago restaurants

Chicago is a town that cares as much about Grant Achatz's newest concept at Next as where to find the best burger

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Museums

Best Chicago museums

Whether you're a local or an out-of-towner, if you have a day off in Chicago, spending it at a museum is a no-brainer

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Bars

Best cocktail bars in Chicago

Chicago bartenders are taking mixed drinks to another level, from a tiki bar to a molecular gastronomy lounge to a gin-focused joint

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Clubs

Best Chicago dance clubs

These 10 nightclubs are our favorite spots for a sweaty night of dancing

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Life in Chicago

Bars

Drink this now: Session beer

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Blog

8 gross things you'll experience as summer arrives

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Blog

The 6 people you'll meet on the 606

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Blog

Chicago ranks as sixth most walkable city in America

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Chicago neighborhood guides

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Boystown

Boystown is home to one of the most vibrant LGBT communities in the world. The neighborhood offers much more than gay bars, though.

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Hyde Park

Hyde Park is home to one of the most prestigious colleges in the country, as well as a great cultural scene

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The South Loop

Fantastic food, shopping, and music of all kinds can be found in the South Loop

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Wrigleyville

It may be Chicago's never-ending Mardi Gras, but there's plenty of culture to be found, too

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Lincoln Park

The best things things to do in one of the toniest neighborhoods in Chicago

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