Category: Summer

Five Reasons Chicago Needs to Cancel Summer

I am a Colostomy Bag Half-Empty kind of guy, so I like to focus on what sucks about summer in Chicago. Summer is too short, we try to pack too much in, and we hit critical mass too quickly. Think of a naval officer on shore leave who only has 24-hours in Bangkok to catch... Read more »

School Is Out, And Doesn't That Just Suck For Mom and Dad?

As always in this town we’ve moved right from the polar vortex winter straight to summer. Fuck you very much spring for gracing us with your wintry mid-March, 30-degree April and snowy May. Yes we woke one Monday morning in May to see snow defecating on us. It’s early June, and we’re at the doorstep... Read more »
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    I am a vitamin D-deficient former Floridian--who, despite the winter--loves Chicago. I contradicted convention (and common sense) by moving FROM the beach to the Midwest, but Lou Malnati's and any Italian beef sandwich reinforce that I made the right decision. I also got a wife and two sons out of it, and I would do anything for my family, except miss a Miami Hurricanes football game. This is my take on fatherhood. You can contact me at Thank you for reading!

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