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From Montrose Harbor to Shabbona Lake, there’s no shortage of top fishing spots in and around the city.
Whether you call them pedal boats or paddle boats, they can be a relaxing outing on the water.
A byproduct of the pandemic was residents’ renewed connection to nature. Check out these Chicago-area spots for your outdoor fix.
Chicago residents are taking their dogs adopted during the pandemic out on the town as restrictions ease.
The 300-acre Forge includes climbing towers, kayaking and trails for biking, hiking and running.
Groups including Chicago Sports and Social Club, Players Sport & Social Group and Simply Social Sports are seeing more participants, as young adults look to mingle while playing volleyball, kickball and softball this summer.
Here’s a look at some of the exhibits waiting to be discovered (or rediscovered) by you, your friends, your family.
‘I think we got the right show’ for the time, director says of the outdoor production.
The Chicago-area festival season is back with a vengeance
Plenty to see and do at Chicago-area zoos, Chicago Botanic Garden, Morton Arboretum
Twista, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony headline ‘Father’s Day’ festival
With summer on our doorsteps, it’s time to enjoy the area’s many al fresco dining options
Water parks reopen just as Memorial Day weekend ushers in unofficial start to summer