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  • Field Museum packs in science and much, much more

    Field Museum packs in science and much, much more
    The only way Chicago's Field Museum could have had a better benefactor is if there had been a generous turn-of-the-last-century tycoon named "Natural History." Considering the unlikelihood of that, "Field" will do. Marshall Field was a retailing mogul...
  • 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...
  • Shedd BLU's Brazilian Festa

    Shedd BLU's Brazilian Festa
    Overlooking dramatic views of Chicago's skyline, the John G. Shedd Aquarium's Auxiliary Board hosted BLU, an annual fundraiser that attracted nearly 800 guests to its lakefront home on July 26. This year, the Brazilian-themed "festa" celebrated Shedd's...
  • Foundation trotting out horse statues to honor fallen officers

    Foundation trotting out horse statues to honor fallen officers
    Is that a horse stable outside of Starbucks? Magnificent Mile visitors could be asking that question next month, as installation of at least 50 life-size horse statues begins along Michigan Avenue. The public art project featuring 6-foot-tall, 6-foot-...
  • 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,”...
  • Storm forces officials to open Lake Michigan locks

    Storm forces officials to open Lake Michigan locks
    The hard rain that pummeled Chicago overnight forced officials to open the locks and sluice gates that protect Lake Michigan, releasing a noxious mix of sewage and storm runoff into the water supply for 7 million people in Chicago and the suburbs. After...
  • CTA proposes speed measures on busy bus route

    CTA proposes speed measures on busy bus route
    Ever been on a bus and thought that you could walk faster because the bus appeared to stop every few feet to pick up riders? The CTA may be tackling this problem of too many stops on one of its most popular east-west routes. The CTA is proposing...
  • CTA adds service for Fourth of July weekend

    CTA adds service for Fourth of July weekend
    The CTA is adding extra service to events around the city this weekend in anticipation of more riders, some of whom will be navigating the system for the first time since the CTA completed its transition to Ventra on Tuesday. The CTA is adding service...
  • GQ: Chicago beaches are best in the heartland

    GQ: Chicago beaches are best in the heartland
    Minnesota may have 10,000 of 'em, but Chicago's is the most sublime — at least according to the July issue of GQ, which named Lake Michigan as the best beach in the heartland. Just in time for July 4th weekend, the July issue waxes poetic about our...
  • Navy Pier at capacity for fireworks hours before show

    Navy Pier at capacity for fireworks hours before show
    Navy Pier filled to capacity more than two hours before the scheduled start of fireworks there, officials said. Anyone who's already on the pier can stay to view the fireworks, but if they leave, they won't be let back on, according to a release from...
  • Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp coming to Chicago

    Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp coming to Chicago
    Lest the city slow its craft beer consumption in between Chicago Craft Beer Week in May and the plethora of fall beer events, a new one-day beer fest rolls into town this month.  Beer Camp Across America, a multi-weekend, touring beer festival...