Beyond, Suburbs and exurbs

Your Solar Eclipse Pocket Guide – Everything You Need To Know For Today’s Solar Show

The day has finally arrived. Unless you’ve been very, very distracted,  you’re probably aware that starting around 11:54 am today, local time, a total solar eclipse will occur. That’s rare […]

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The Skies Have It: Unique Places to View the Air and Water Show

If you’ve not noticed the influx of fancy planes flying overhead already, you certainly will this weekend as the Chicago Air and Water Show takes over the beaches for its […]

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Beyond, Event, Games & Tech, Review

Happy Campers: Bit Bash 2017 a Great Gaming Get-Together

[soliloquy id=”16498″]   There’s a festival for everything in Chicago, and August boasts some of summer’s biggest. This past weekend alone you could have attended Chicago Hot Dog Fest, the […]

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Beyond, Food, Parks and zoos

Dog Day Afternoon: Chicago Hot Dog Fest a Delicious Diversion 

[soliloquy id=”16433″] Friday marked the beginning of the Chicago Hot Dog Fest. And though some clouds threatened when the festival first kicked off at Stockton and LaSalle near the Chicago […]

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Uniquely Chicago, Bud Billiken Parade Has Rich, Important History

There are a lot of things we in Chicago can be proud of as uniquely our own. From cuisine to the Bean to river dyeing, how we talk and even live, […]

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Beyond, Lit

Poetry Foundation Calls for Signs of Resistance for Fall Exhibit

The Poetry Foundation has issued an open call for posters, signs, banners and other visual materials that were used on the streets of Chicago during recent resistance protests and marches. […]

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Beyond, Food

Review: SafeHouse Spy Talks Intriguing, Served with A Few Fumbles

The SafeHouse Chicago in River North is a fun place to be. Even arriving at the restaurant can be an entertaining experience, and, once inside, you’ll find the theme very […]

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Beyond, Event, Games & Tech, Preview

Bit Bash Aims to Be the Indie Video Game Summer Camp You Never Knew You Always Wanted

Four years ago, a new festival emerged called Bit Bash. The goal? Introduce Chicagoans to amazing video games they might not otherwise get a chance to see in an engaging environment. […]

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Art & Museums, Beyond, Museum, Museums, Painting & sculpture, Parks and zoos

ArtSea: Shedd Aquarium Unveils Sculpture Ahead of New Exhibit

It’s a seahorse of a different color at the Shedd Aquarium. Visitors to the Waters of the World exhibit, which showcases the vast variety of sea life from all different […]

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Beyond, Museum, Music

Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution Comes to Chicago

“The streets were never full of flowers.” -Bill Graham, Fillmore: The Last Days Visual and auditory introduction to Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution The 1960s promoted revolution, […]

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Beyond, Food, Suburbs and exurbs

Lift your spirits at Lynfred Winery

Turning off of Roselle isn’t easy. It’s a loud, busy road. But once you’re on Lynfred Winery proper, you don’t hear a whisper of the aggressive suburban driving only 50 […]

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Beyond, Suburbs and exurbs

Donate: Round Lake Elementary School Asks For Help Rebuilding Flooded Library (Updated)

You may have heard about the wild storms that hit the area Wednesday night, and the incredible rainfall. Tom Skilling reported north suburban Lake County received three entire Julys’ worth […]

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