Gearing Up For Another Chicago Summer

Chicago Under a Heat Warning
Chicago Under a Heat Warning
392358 06: Children build sandcastles on a beach July 24, 2001 along Chicago''s lakefront. The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning this past weekend in Chicago that was to end as 90-plus degree temperatures were finally expected to drop early this week. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
Children of China's new middle class rol
Children of China's new middle class rol
BEIJING, CHINA: Children of China's new middle class rollerblade in Millenium Park in Beijing 04 December 2004. With China's economy being the fastest growing in the world its one-child policy means that their comparitivly well off parents tend to spoil the only child leading to them being dubbed 'little emporers'. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)
Liz Rice escapes from the heat with Jack, whom she
Liz Rice escapes from the heat with Jack, whom she
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 29: Liz Rice escapes from the heat with Jack, whom she adopted from the Anti-Cruelty Society, by taking a swim at the dog beach on Lake Michigan in Chicago 29 July. A heat emergency has been called for Chicago 30 July with the heat index expected to rise around 105 degrees Farenheit (36 Celsius). AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read BRIAN BAHR/AFP/Getty Images)
Public Beaches Open In Chicago
Public Beaches Open In Chicago
CHICAGO - MAY 27: Adam Savick (L) and Jim Carson compete in a game of two-on-two volleyball at North Avenue Beach May 27, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago opened its public beaches today at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the summer holiday season. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Public Beaches Open In Chicago
Public Beaches Open In Chicago
CHICAGO - MAY 27: four-year-old Rebecca Velazco buries her brother, six-year-old, Jorge Antonio in the sand at North Avenue Beach May 27, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago opened its public beaches today at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the summer holiday season. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chicago Named Dog-Friendliest Big City In North America
Chicago Named Dog-Friendliest Big City In North America
CHICAGO - JULY 21: A dog wades in the water of a dog-friendly beach along Lake Michigan July 21, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. According to a recent survey conducted by DogFriendly.com, Chicago ranks as the number one dog-friendly big city in the United States and Canada. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
Heat Wave Scorches Most Of The U.S.
Heat Wave Scorches Most Of The U.S.
CHICAGO - JULY 24: Beachgoers seek relief from the heat along Lake Michigan July 24, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. Extreme hot weather has hit several parts of the nation with highs over 100 degrees predicted in the Chicago area. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
Heat Wave Scorches Most Of The U.S.
Heat Wave Scorches Most Of The U.S.
CHICAGO - JULY 24: Ice cream vendors push their carts on a beach along Lake Michigan July 24, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. Extreme hot weather has hit several parts of the nation with highs over 100 degrees predicted in the Chicago area. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
Heat Wave Scorches Most Of The U.S.
Heat Wave Scorches Most Of The U.S.
CHICAGO - JULY 24: Victor Demchenko reads a newspaper as he seeks relief from the heat in the shade near a beach along Lake Michigan July 24, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. Extreme hot weather has hit several parts of the nation with highs over 100 degrees predicted in the Chicago area. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest
Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest
CHICAGO - JULY 31: Swimmers keep cool at the beach along Lake Michigan July 31, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city reached 99 degrees Fahrenheit, tying the record high for the day. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest
Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest
CHICAGO - JULY 31: A swimmer dives in to lake Michigan to cool off July 31, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city reached 99 degrees Fahrenheit, tying the record high for the day. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest
Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest
CHICAGO - JULY 31: Jose Victorio (top) and Pedro Gremondo keep cool by burying their selves in the sand July 31, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city reached 99 degrees Fahrenheit, tying the record high for the day. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest
Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest
CHICAGO - JULY 31: Sara Narezo (R) helps Pamela Adams with some sun screen as the two keep cool along Lake Michigan July 31, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city reached 99 degrees Fahrenheit, tying the record high for the day. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest
Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest
CHICAGO - JULY 31: Marty Tunney cools off along Lake Michigan July 31, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city reached 99 degrees Fahrenheit, tying the record high for the day. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest
Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest
CHICAGO - JULY 31: Children cool off in Crown Fountain July 31, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city reached 99 degrees Fahrenheit, tying the record high for the day. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Summer Season Begins On Memorial Day Weekend
Summer Season Begins On Memorial Day Weekend
CHICAGO - MAY 25: Krysia Schwab relaxes with her two-year-old daughter Sophie on North Avenue beach May 25, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. Although beaches in the city officially opened today cool weather kept the crowds away. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Summer Season Begins On Memorial Day Weekend
Summer Season Begins On Memorial Day Weekend
CHICAGO - MAY 25: Erik Heine (R) buries classmate Dominique Wood in the sand during a field trip from Prairie Elementary School in Urbana, Illinois to North Avenue beach May 25, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. Although beaches in the city officially opened today cool weather kept the crowds away. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Summer Season Begins On Memorial Day Weekend
Summer Season Begins On Memorial Day Weekend
CHICAGO - MAY 25: Beachgoers relax on North Avenue beach May 25, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. Although beaches in the city officially opened today cool weather kept the crowds away. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Summer Season Begins On Memorial Day Weekend
Summer Season Begins On Memorial Day Weekend
CHICAGO - MAY 25: Nicholas Beaven (L) and Katie Garcia relax along the lakefront at North Avenue beach May 25, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. Although beaches in the city officially opened today cool weather kept the crowds away. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Summer Season Begins On Memorial Day Weekend
Summer Season Begins On Memorial Day Weekend
CHICAGO - MAY 25: Children on a field trip from Prairie Elementary School in Urbana, Illinois step out of the water at North Avenue beach May 25, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. Although beaches in the city officially opened today cool weather kept the crowds away. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
The Buckingham Fountain seen from the ro
The Buckingham Fountain seen from the ro
Chicago, UNITED STATES: The Buckingham Fountain seen from the roof of the Hilton Hotel 03 July 2007 in Grant Park along the shores of Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago, Illinois. AFP PHOTO/JEFF HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
Sears Tower And John Hancock Go Dark In Observance Of Earth Hour
Sears Tower And John Hancock Go Dark In Observance Of Earth Hour
CHICAGO - MARCH 29: Lights come back on in downtown buildings after shutting down for Earth Hour March 29, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. Several public and private buildings throughout Chicago participated in the event which was started by the World Wildlife Foundation to draw attention to energy conservation. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chicago Area Beaches Found To Have High Contamination Levels
Chicago Area Beaches Found To Have High Contamination Levels
CHICAGO - JULY 30: Beach goers play in the water at 31st Street Beach July 30, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) beaches in Illinois have the highest number of water samples exceeding safe bacterial levels in the nation. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chicago Area Beaches Found To Have High Contamination Levels
Chicago Area Beaches Found To Have High Contamination Levels
CHICAGO - JULY 30: Koby Akuffo plays with his son Kaleb at Kathy Osterman Beach July 30, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) beaches in Illinois have the highest number of water samples exceeding safe bacterial levels in the nation. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chicago Area Beaches Found To Have High Contamination Levels
Chicago Area Beaches Found To Have High Contamination Levels
CHICAGO - JULY 30: Beach goers play in the water at North Avenue Beach July 30, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) beaches in Illinois have the highest number of water samples exceeding safe bacterial levels in the nation. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chicago Area Beaches Found To Have High Contamination Levels
Chicago Area Beaches Found To Have High Contamination Levels
CHICAGO - JULY 30: Beach goers relax at North Avenue Beach July 30, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) beaches in Illinois have the highest number of water samples exceeding safe bacterial levels in the nation. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
The Finishing Of Trump Tower, Makes It Chicago's Second Tallest Building
The Finishing Of Trump Tower, Makes It Chicago's Second Tallest Building
CHICAGO - AUGUST 18: A boat passes in front of the Trump International Hotel & Tower along the Chicago River in the business district August 18, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. The 92-story hotel and condominium development currently under construction was topped off with the last of 180,000 cubic yards of concrete on Saturday making it the second tallest building in Chicago next to the Sears Tower. When completed in 2009, with spire, it is expected to be the second tallest building in the United States. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Obama To Hold Election Night Rally In Chicago's Grant Park
Obama To Hold Election Night Rally In Chicago's Grant Park
CHICAGO - OCTOBER 24: Men play a game of touch football at Hutchinson Field in Grant Park October 24, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) is expected to hold his election night rally in the field on November 4. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sweltering Heatwave Strikes U.S. Pacific Northwest
Sweltering Heatwave Strikes U.S. Pacific Northwest
SEATTLE - JULY 29: Jeremy Behrens of Chicago, Illinois dries off in the sun after cooling off in the International Fountain at the Seattle Center July 29, 2009 in Seattle, Washington. Temperatures throughout the Northwest have reached or are approaching triple digits. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
The ferris wheel seen from the roof of t
The ferris wheel seen from the roof of t
The ferris wheel seen from the roof of the Hilton Hotel 03 July 2007 in Grant Park along the shores of Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago, Illinois. AFP PHOTO/JEFF HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
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People admire "Cloud Gate", by British a
People admire "Cloud Gate", by British artist Anish Kapoor at the AT&T Plaza in Millennium Park that reflects the downtown skyline in Chicago, Illinois, on November 5, 2008. Inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest of its kind in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
(credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Chicago Ranked Number One In Traffic Congestion Study
Chicago Ranked Number One In Traffic Congestion Study
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 21: Motorists on the Eisenhower Expressway navigate the morning rush hour as they make their way toward downtown January 21, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. According to the Urban Mobility Report from the Texas Transportation Institute motorists in Chicago and Washington, D.C., spend more time stuck in traffic during peak travel periods than drivers any other U.S. city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Obama Re-Election Campaign To Be Based Out Of Chicago
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 28: People walk past the Cloud Gate sculpture aka "The Bean" as One Prudential Plaza (C) is seen over the north end of Millennium Park on March 28, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The building will house President Obama’s campaign headquarters for the 2012 presidential race. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Obama Re-Election Campaign To Be Based Out Of Chicago
Obama Re-Election Campaign To Be Based Out Of Chicago
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 28: People walk past the Cloud Gate sculpture aka "The Bean" (L) as One Prudential Plaza (C) is seen over the north end of Millennium Park on March 28, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The building will house President Obama’s campaign headquarters for the 2012 presidential race. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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