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Discover Chicago's best things to do, events, restaurants, theater and nightlife

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Unwind at these new coffee shops

Escape rainy days at one of Chicago's new coffee shops

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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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Travel

The 13 best day trips from Chicago

Chicago is a great launchpad for quick escapes, from beaches to craft beer meccas to Amish country

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Music

Grateful Dead fans swarm into Soldier Field parking lots

Grateful Dead faithful took over Soldier Field on Friday

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Things to do

Six Flags Great America roller coasters ranked from worst to best

We rode every roller coaster at Six Flags to separate the terrifying from the boring

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Upcoming Chicago events and festivals

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Taste of Chicago

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The Comedy Exposition

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Music

Pitchfork Music Festival

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Lollapalooza

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Summer in Chicago

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Chicago farmers market guide

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Kids

The 50 best summer activities for kids

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Millennium Park Summer Film schedule

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8 new iced coffee drinks to try

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The best of Chicago

Restaurants

Best new restaurants and bars in 2015, so far

It's already been a delicious year at new Chicago restaurants and bars

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Theater

Best new plays of 2015

We've reviewed nearly 100 plays and musicals around Chicago in the first half of 2015

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Restaurants

Best outdoor restaurants in Chicago

Check out these Chicago restaurants with gardens, decks and patios

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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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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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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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