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Navy Pier’s Independence Day Fireworks and Celebration lit the sky over Lake Michigan for the 241st anniversary of the United States’ independence. The 15 minute-long pyrotechnics display blasted off at 9:30 p.m., but the crackling …

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Crowds lined the city streets early June 25 for the 48th annual Chicago Pride Parade, with some attendees showing up two hours before the noon start time. The parade showcased 150 floats from an array …

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On June 10, Lisa Trifone rerouted her downtown walking tour to avoid areas being used for the filming of “Rampage,” an action movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Her group was unphased by the detours; …

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Attention, foodies: late-night food spot Midnight Mac and Cheeserie is back as of May 26. The specialty restaurant sold out during its opening weekend and closed for the rest of the week to re-stock. The …

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It’s the end of the school year and while students are away for summer, a number of establishments in Rogers Park and Edgewater in their first year of operation are open for business. Tekkeez Tech …

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The Violet Hour, a cocktail bar in Wicker Park, lends its front exterior wall to the creative licenses of artists from near and far. This month, two Chicago artists have transformed the wall — into …

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Spring has officially sprung and that means Chicago’s beaches will be open again next month. But the future upkeep of the beaches could be in jeopardy. President Donald J. Trump’s budget outline, announced March 16, …

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The Chicago Cultural Center, located on Washington Street across from Millennium Park, houses an array of art pieces that capture the liveliness of the city. “The Subject is Chicago: People, Places, Possibilities” is its latest …