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Little Village Business Owners Upset About Festival Blocking Their Street

It’s meant to raise money for kids, but several business owners say a festival in Little Village is costing them big.

09/26/2013

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Guide To Wicker Park Fest

With something for everyone, Wicker Park Fest is packed full of music, food and family activities. It’s a great way to explore the neighborhood and the variety of shops, restaurants and fashion unique to the area. Your $5 donation benefits Burr Elementary School and the Wicker Park/Bucktown Chamber Of Commerce. Check it out this weekend, July 27-28th.

07/26/2013

Taste Of Lincoln

New Andersonville Fest To Have Local-Only Focus

Ellen Shepard from the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce says the neighborhood that stages the popular Midsommarfest every year decided to develop a new festival dedicated to all things local.

07/21/2013

State Street Festival

State Street Shuts Down For 6 Hours For Loop Street Festival

Cars and buses were routed off State Street downtown on Saturday, as the pavement was transformed into what has been called the “ultimate playground.”

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

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Cure For Boredom: August’s Events

What does August have in store for us? Read about the best events happening in Chicago right here!

07/31/2012

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West Chicago Cancels Mexican Independence Day Festival

A western suburb with a sizable Mexican-American population has been forced to cancel its Mexican Independence Day celebration this September.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

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Guide: Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival

A festival for the arts, Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival livens up Logan Square July 20, 21 & 22. Go to see bands, performances and more!

07/17/2012

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Chicago Irish Film Festival Guide

One great way to find a more genuine and contemporary Irish experience is through the island nation’s current contributions to cinema. Luckily, the south side offers more for St. Pat’s than dubious parade experiences, so consider checking out the 13th Annual Chicago Irish Film Festival at the Beverly Arts Center March 2-7. Here’s a guide to this year’s six-day ode to Irish filmmaking.

02/29/2012

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Guide To: Tomorrow Never Knows 2012

Tomorrow Never Knows 2012! The fourth annual iteration of this multi-venue festival finds Schuba’s, Lincoln Hall, and the Metro hosting a bevy of local talent as well as a few special visitors. We’ve summed up all the dirty details of the event – who’s playing where, which bands are competing for your time, and whether or not there’s enough happening to warrant the full five-day pass (almost certainly).

01/10/2012

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Best Holiday Lights In Chicago

What would the holidays be without traditional, extravagant light displays and winter festivals? In addition to exploring the lights in your neighborhood, create wonderful family memories by venturing out to these long-time favorites.

12/16/2011

State Street

State Street To Close For 5-Hour Festival Oct. 1

State Street downtown will turn from a thoroughfare to a fairground for on Oct. 1.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2011

Learnapalooza

Participants Pick Up New Skills At ‘Learnapalooza’

Chicago is well-known for its summer street festivals, usually filled with food and music. Over the past couple of years, a new kind of festival has taken shape.

WBBM Newsradio–07/25/2011

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Guide To: Family Fun In Logan Square

Chicago’s vibrant near northwest side community of Logan Square has long been a hot bed for emerging artists, but it’s a great place for families, too. This community offers a host of great places to eat, play and enjoy as well as free outdoor events like concerts and yoga in the square.

06/24/2011

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Weekend Family Fun Guide

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.

05/27/2011

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Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival Guide

Music and entertainment lovers flock to this annual festival for a weekend of great music and partying with good friends. The fun runs this Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 28th & 29th from noon to 10pm, located on Sheffield Avenue between Belmont and School Street.

05/26/2011

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Weekend Family Fun Guide

With temperatures swinging wildly from 40 to 90 over the past week, it’s been challenging to plan for family activities – not to mention what to wear! Now that this weekend may finally start to […]

05/20/2011