How to spend Memorial Day weekend
All the things to do besides backyard barbecues
Quiz: Which CTA El station is this?
Try to guess the correct station for each of these 20 photos of CTA art and see how you fare
The 7 worst conflicts on the Lollapalooza schedule
How are we supposed to choose between Tyler the Creator and Tame Impala?
Chicago farmers market guide
Find out if your local farmers market is starting this week
5 Chicago apartments with awesome outdoor spaces
These apartments have rooftops, balconies and porches you'll swoon for
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We kept our ears open this week and heard some hilarious things about duck sex, fungus and Joan Cusack. Did you overhear something crazy this week? Email...
Part of the Chicago Riverwalk is opening this weekend
Today, the Mayor's office announced that a newly completed portion of the Chicago Riverwalk will open this weekend. Two blocks are scheduled to open...
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For more than 75 years, Al's Beef has been serving up Italian beef sandwiches to curious tourists and diehard locals. During that time, the chain has quietly...
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Last year, Chicago native Chance The Rapper launched an anti-violence campaign over Memorial Day weekend dubbed #SaveChicago. The movement went viral, and...
American Theater Company's PJ Paparelli killed in car accident
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Upcoming Chicago events and festivals
Pitchfork Music Festival
Spring in Chicago
The top spring events in Chicago
The 27 ways you know it's spring in Chicago
Top theater shows to see this spring
The best of Chicago
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
Best Chicago bars
Whether you're looking for the best craft beer, top-notch wine or exquisite cocktails, you'll find it at Chicago bars
Best Chicago dance clubs
These 10 nightclubs are our favorite spots for a sweaty night of dancing
Best Chicago vintage stores
Where to find 1960s fashion or Mad Men–worthy pieces
Best Chicago coffee shops
From spots with simple drip to those with overwrought Chemex setups, these are the best coffeehouses
Life in Chicago
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How Chicago sees the Midwest
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Chicago neighborhood guides
The South Loop
There's fantastic food to be had, from fine dining to hot dogs. Shop for books in historic Printers Row. When the sun sets, slip into one of the many jazz and blues hotspots.
It may be Chicago's never-ending Mardi Gras, but there's plenty of culture to be found, too
The best things things to do in one of the toniest neighborhoods in Chicago
Wicker Park and Bucktown
It's more than a mecca for shopping and tacos. Discover dancing, dishes and more
Evanston is no longer a sleepy suburb—it's one of the hottest neighborhoods for food, booze and shopping in the Chicago area