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Music

The best photos from Friday at Lollapalooza

Check out photos of a packed crowd, plus Radiohead, M83, Joey Purp and more

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Restaurants

The best low-country boils in Chicago

We’ve gathered up the best low-country boils in Chicago—so roll up your sleeves and enjoy

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Bars

4 bars on our radar for summer 2016

Try these new bars this summer

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Music

Lollapalooza's rise from touring festival to Chicago mainstay

It all began, fittingly, with an acid trip

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Things to do

Your perfect weekend: Logan Square

Here's our itinerary for a relaxing weekend not far from home

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Art

Going behind the screens with Flatstock artists

Landland creates tangible mementos that concertgoers can take home, each painstakingly printed, one layer of ink at a time

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Upcoming Chicago events and festivals

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Time Out Chicago Yacht Parties

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Lollapalooza

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Chicago Air and Water Show

Users say
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Riot Fest

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The best of Chicago

Restaurants

The best ice cream shops in Chicago

Ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt—what will you have for dessert? 

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Travel

The 13 best day trips from Chicago

Chicago is the perfect launching spot for a host of one-day escapes

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Things to do

The 25 best sights and attractions in Chicago

Make sightseeing a lot easier by consulting Time Out's definitive guide to Chicago's best sights

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Restaurants

The best Chicago hot dog stands

Chicagoans take hot dogs very seriously, and for good reason

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Restaurants

Chicago's top 20 brunch restaurants

Brunch in Chicago is only getting better and better

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Life in Chicago

Blog

31 things Chicagoans do better than anyone else

We're pretty great, aren't we?

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Blog

18 signs you know you're in Wicker Park

Confusing intersections, the Flat Iron Building, bars as far as the eye can see

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Blog

Study shows Chicago is friendliest city for tourists in U.S.

Chicago is famous for being friendly to tourists

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Blog

15 signs you know you're in Lakeview

Lakeview is a neighborhood best known for baseball games, raucous bars and parking restrictions

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Chicago neighborhood guides

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Ukrainian Village and Noble Square neighborhood guide

On the Near West Side, Ukrainian Village and Noble Square are home to an abundance of restaurants, bars, cheap eats and attractions

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Lakeview

Whether you want to spend an afternoon wandering Boystown, cheer on the Cubs in Wrigleyville or a find quiet spot in Lakeview, there's plenty to do in the neighborhood

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Humboldt Park

Humboldt Park is a West Side neighborhood with no shortage of attractions

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Little Italy and University Village

The neighborhood is a great place to visit a park, go shopping or admire some historic church facades

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Andersonville

The North Side neighborhood is home to charming shops, restaurants and more

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