Archive for June 2015

Chicago Summer Festivals: Elston Avenue Sausage & Music Fest

Chicago Summer Festivals: Elston Avenue Sausage & Music Fest
Chicago has added a new summer festival to its already overflowing festival calendar. The inaugural Elston Avenue Sausage & Music Fest will be bringing hot links and hot music to the 3800 block of N. Elston Avenue on Saturday, June 27th and Sunday, June 28th. Chicago’s sausage landscape is legendary—from the iconic Chicago dog to... Read more »

Bloomingdale Trail: A guide to Chicago's 606 Trail

Bloomingdale Trail: A guide to Chicago's 606 Trail
Over a decade of dreaming, public and private fundraising, bake sales, two years of heavy lifting and $95 million later, the Bloomingdale Trail or The 606 is a reality. The concept, to turn a littered unused rail line into an elevated trail, was first proposed at the City’s Logan Square Open Space Plan meeting in... Read more »

Chicago Riverwalk: A Guide to Getting Around

Chicago Riverwalk: A Guide to Getting Around
Slow, but sure, progress is being made along Chicago’s newest blockbuster project—the six block (or six room) $100 million Chicago Riverwalk. The Riverwalk has been a vision for Chicago since the 1990s when the East-West Wacker Drive reconstruction began. When completed the “walk” will run from Lake Michigan on the east to the Lake St.... Read more »
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It's June: Time to eat turkey and go barefoot

It's June: Time to eat turkey and go barefoot
Who knew, that June is “National Turkey Lover’s Month.” I would have guessed it to be in November with Thanksgiving and all that stuffing, but I would be wrong. June 1st is “National Go Barefoot Day.”  June seems like a logical choice for this day–especially for Chicagoans–and certainly much better than a date like, January... Read more »