Taste of Chicago pandemic style

Taste of Chicago pandemic style
No worries about rain, heat or humidity at this year’s “Taste of Chicago To Go.” If you are craving a “Taste of Chicago,” don’t despair. The city has put together an impressive series of virtual events along with an awesome line-up of food vendors for “Taste of Chicago To Go” from July 8 through July... Read more »

Chicago phases back parking fines and tickets in July

Chicago phases back parking fines and tickets in July
As the city eases its way in to Phase 4 things are starting to feel  a little more normal. The Lakefront and 606 trails are open Millennium Park is open. Restaurants are able to serve indoors. All with guidelines and restrictions. Thus it only follows that the temporary ban on ticketing and enforcement during the early... Read more »

Andrew Bird livestream concert benefits Ravinia Festival

Andrew Bird livestream concert benefits Ravinia Festival
Who’s missing Ravinia Festival? Maybe not the traffic or the extra stop on the Metra, but certainly the music, the performers and the alfresco dining. Ravinia is inviting creative types and music lovers to picnic at home tonight (June 28) and enjoy the sounds of Andrew Bird as he streams his “Performance Now! concert live from... Read more »
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Chicago 2020 Farmer’s Markets: dates & locations

Chicago 2020 Farmer’s Markets: dates & locations
Just in time to get the first of those Early Girl tomatoes and still time to get seasonal strawberries, Chicago’s Farmers Markets have announced opening dates. Chicago’s farmers markets offer a variety of items from farm fresh eggs, artisan cheeses and homemade bread to seasonal fruits, veggies and more. Don’t limit your shopping to your... Read more »

Lincoln Park Zoo announces dates for reopening

Lincoln Park Zoo announces dates for reopening
This may just be the reopening that I am most excited about Lincoln Park Zoo is something I have always taken for granted ever sine I was a tyke. I loved going year round. Watching the wonderful antics of the inhabitants. The regal beauty of the Big Cats.  Watching the Polar Bears diving under water... Read more »

Chicago sets date and guidelines for indoor dining

Chicago sets date and guidelines for indoor dining
Restaurants, bars and breweries will be able to serve patrons indoors with limited capacity and safety restrictions starting Friday, June 26 Illinois has been enjoying alfresco dining since May 23 with Chicago jumping on the alfresco bandwagon on June 3. It has been, both literally and figuratively, a breath of fresh air. Heading into July followed... Read more »
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Dine Out on Broadway closes street for weekend dining in Lakeview

Dine Out on Broadway closes street for weekend dining in Lakeview
alfresco dining brings a taste of summer to Lakeview This is Week Two of Dine Out on Broadway, one of the first of Chicago’s street closures open for outdoor dining, part of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s “Make Way for Dining” pilot program. The street will be closed from Belmont to Surf so that the participating restaurants’ sidewalk patios... Read more »

Chicago announces reopening dates for Lakefront trail and bars

Chicago announces reopening dates for Lakefront trail and bars
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot who has been promising “soon” whenever she is asked when the Lakefront will reopen has finally taken the first step to “soon.” Drumroll, please! The mayor announced the opening date for the Lakefront Trail is June 22. The Lakefront Trail will open East of Lake Shore Drive from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.... Read more »

The Bean is back: Millennium Park begins cautious reopening

The Bean is back: Millennium Park begins cautious reopening
Chicago reopens Millennium Park today for residents and visitors with limited hours, groups of 10 persons or less,  facial coverings and social distancing Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) just announced that Chicago’s most-visited attraction, Millennium Park, will begin cautiously reopening today.  The park will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Neighboring Maggie... Read more »
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Chicago Riverwalk reopens: here’s what you need to know

Chicago Riverwalk reopens: here’s what you need to know
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced the long-awaited reopening the Chicago Riverwalk. Following the latest data and based upon guidance from public health experts, City officials believe the Riverwalk can safely reopen and operate throughout the summer months. With special restrictions, of course. Here’s what you need to know: Entrance points: The Riverwalk will be... Read more »