| Jun 20, 2014
| 1:50 PM
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 11:26 AM
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:42 AM
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 6:33 PM
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...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:51 PM
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,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:23 AM
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,...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:49 PM
At the Shedd Aquarium, it is possible, at times, to imagine yourself as a fish swimming in a crowded school — especially if you try to head downstream while everybody else in the place is going up.
Drawing more then 2 million visitors each year to...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 9:21 AM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:33 PM
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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Fun things to do in Highland Park and Deerfield from June 14-19.
Playlist on shuffle
Some bands focus their shows on the music of one group or genre, See Alice is not one of those bands. Known for their "shuffled playlist" sets, the band is set to...