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  • Phil Vettel recommends: World Cup dining

    Phil Vettel recommends: World Cup dining
    The World Cup is under way, continuing through July 13. Because just about all the World Cup matches begin at 5 p.m. or earlier Chicago time, this is more an early-bar event than a restaurant thing. Nevertheless, a few restaurants are stepping up (and...
  • Some enchanted evening for Friends of Prentice

    Some enchanted evening for Friends of Prentice
    For Friends of Prentice's 28th annual gala at Navy Pier on June 14, more than 700 guests enjoyed "Some Enchanted Evening," the delightful theme for an event that raised funds to improve the quality of health care for women and infants. The black-tie...
  • Kids dabble in Roth's dystopian universe at Camp Divergent

    Kids dabble in Roth's dystopian universe at Camp Divergent
    NAPERVILLE — "I'm going to show you guys some cool self-defense stuff today," a muscular young man named Mike Corey tells the group of kids clumped around him on the Naper Settlement lawn one bright morning earlier this month. "Everybody has...
  • Chicago out of running for 2017 America's Cup

    Chicago out of running for 2017 America's Cup
    The Windy City apparently isn’t windy enough. That’s what the America’s Cup Event Authority told Chicago officials Tuesday as its bid to host the world-class sailing race in 2017 was rejected. Instead, San Diego and Bermuda are on...
  • Camp Mom and Dad — no kids allowed

    Camp Mom and Dad — no kids allowed
    Supplies for this summer camp can include a bottle of wine – but no girls or boys allowed. Chicago Children's Museum on Navy Pier (312-464-7683) is offering age 21-and-over workshops the last week of June and July, where adults can grab their bestie...
  • Slime, cardboard and more indoor fun for kids

    Slime, cardboard and more indoor fun for kids
    1. Fun with cardboard boxes Last year, my son and I went to "Unboxed," a pop-up shop sponsored by the ChicagoChildren's Museum, whose sole focus was to encourage creative play with cardboard. Dig up that old shoe box currently housing bits and bobs,...
  • (Sort of) secret places to view July 4th fireworks

    (Sort of) secret places to view July 4th fireworks
    Catch the Fourth's fireworks displays without enormous crowds at these off-the-beaten path spots. Plainfield Park District It doesn't get much more patriotic — or cute — than a red, white and blue bike parade. Throw in touch-a-truck,...
  • Properties near water offer calming, and costly, views

    In the summer, there's one natural attraction that makes certain Chicago-area properties a coveted part of the real estate scene: water. A home overlooking a lake, river or pond has special appeal this time of year, offering dreamy views of water...
  • Plan a picnic at these local gems

    Plan a picnic at these local gems
    The spot: 31s Street Beach and playground (3100 S. Lake Shore Drive, 312-742-5121, cpdbeaches.com/beaches/31st-Street-Beach) Why it's a gem: The trifecta of an awesome ADA-accessible playground, beautiful beach with southern views of the skyline, and...
  • Interview: Afrojack charts an upbeat course for himself

    Interview: Afrojack charts an upbeat course for himself
    Dutch DJ and producer Afrojack pegged the crowd at 3,000 for Jennifer Lopez's June 20 performance on “Good Morning America” in New York. Afrojack, who collaborated with Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Nayer on the 2011 hit “Give Me Everything,”...
  • Alderman pitches renaming Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier ballroom after Jane Byrne

    Alderman pitches renaming Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier ballroom after Jane Byrne
    A series of possible tributes to former Mayor Jane Byrne were introduced at the City Council Wednesday. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, proposed naming the international terminal at O'Hare International Airport, the grand ballroom at Navy Pier or the plaza...