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Chicagoans love summer. It’s glorious here through September (and even into October), with the waters of Lake Michigan sparkling, green parks bustling with families...

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It's time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather in Chicago, a city so happy to see summer that even the scent of sun-warmed asphalt seems a perfume drawing us...

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Between Chicago and Evanston, Illinois, there is a public beach for everyone. Play beach volleyball, rent a sailboat, or relax with a cocktail and a book.
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With water recreation, golf, hiking, biking and skiing, the little resort town of Galena, Illinois, offers big outdoor fun during your active Midwest weekend...

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Deep-dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dog, Cracker Jack, Wrigley gum—you probably already know about these Midwestern favorites that have their roots in the Windy City...

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There are thousands of Midwest attractions worth seeing, but when you only get one lifetime to see it all, you’ve gotta be a little choosy. This list of nearly 100 things to do features our top tips...
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Crafters, prepare to get your hands dirty, because Chicago has an array of unusual classes that can teach you a skill or get you started on a new hobby. Ever wanted...

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This huge Italian goods marketplace offers tempting choices at every turn. Here are three ways to enjoy it.
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Whether you want your fried chicken to be the ultimate in comfort food or a trendy twist on a classic, the Windy City has you covered. Here are three distinct takes on this Southern staple.
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Brick and stone buildings in Galena house more than 100 shops. Adventures along the Mississippi River complement the city’s bustle.

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