Memorial Day is more than just a day of remembrance for fallen heroes. For many Chicagoans, it is the first real celebration to mark the warm season. Celebrate this meaningful holiday by participating in a Memorial Day weekend event that can quickly turn into a yearly tradition.
How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.
Memorial Day parades and ceremonies in Chicago are a chance to thank veterans and active service members.
Visiting monuments this Memorial Day is a refreshing way of fostering a child’s education outside of the classroom, paying tribute to those who died in war and remembering America’s leaders.
Everyone longs for summer, barbecues, and cookouts. Whatever your specialty, there are grilling gadgets galore to make the job easier and even more fun.
Check out these fun Memorial Day events in your area…
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. See what the holiday really means and why it falls on the last Monday in May.
As the weather warms up, it’s time to embrace cooking outdoors. Get your grill on with tips from our grilling guide.
Humorist Al Dukes offer a few tips for the Memorial Day weekend.
When said together, they’re three of the most beautiful words in the English language: Three Day Weekend! Memorial Day is on Monday, and whether you observe the holiday in some way or just enjoy your extra time off, there are plenty of activities taking place around town.
Looking unpolished and melting in the sun, not so chic. Summer style favors the prepared, so make sure to stock up on the essentials. Here are a few items you’ll find in my handbag this season.
Chicago has plenty of meat markets, but since it’s “Barbeque Month” we’ll focus on the grilling kind as opposed to the River North kind. Here’s a selection of some of the best places in Chicago to find the goods for the grill.
Make your entire Memorial Day meal on the grill with these delicious, time-saving recipes.
To make sure this summer is a great one for you and your family, here is our guide to preventing (and treating) some of the season’s health hazards.
Looking for a page-turner this summer? Check out our picks for the best new books to tote on your vacation.
Honor and remember the men and women who have died in military service with these simple ways to commemorate Memorial Day.
Planning your Memorial Day weekend getaway? Check out these tips for a safe — and stress-free — journey.
The Chicago parade is considered one of the largest Memorial Day parades in the nation.
We’ve followed the smell of hickory throughout the streets to find some of the best smokehouses in Chicago.
Sometimes it’s nice to venture outside the city limits and explore a new area with the family. It’s great to teach kids that there is a lot more in the world beyond the skyscrapers, taxis […]
National Parks preserve some of America’s most interesting and unique environments. Take a trip to these national treasures.
Washington, DC may be considered the center of war memorials, but there are several notable ones to see across the US.
The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer movie season. And what a season it’s turning out to be. From sequels to superheroes, we have a roundup of the most anticipated films of the year.