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5 Fun Runs to Get Through the Next 5 Months

Big Ten 10K Race

If you love the rush of pumping endorphins through your body as you run long distances in the great outdoors, Chicago will certainly keep you satisfied. Here are five upcoming runs in the city through November.

Weekend Alert: July 17-19


Oh yes, that sweet, sweet respite from the work week is nearly here. I can feel it. How about you?

Need an idea or six of what to do in Chicago this weekend? No fear, we have you covered.

Time To Celebrate: Remembering the 2005 White Sox

Chicago White Sox

This weekend as they host last year's American League champion Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox and their fans will have the opportunity to remember and celebrate the team's World Series championship from 10 years ago with the 2005 World Championship Reunion Weekend.

A Budget-Friendly Day in Wrigleyville

Wrigley Field

Wrigleyville is well-known for its party atmosphere to Chicago residents, but it's also a mecca of culture. Your Chicago trip isn't complete without a visit to historic Wrigley Field, but there's so much more you can get out of a visit to Wrigleyville. Here's what an ideal journey through Wrigleyville might look like:

Weekend Alert: June 19-21

Pride Parade

How 'bout them Blackhawks, huh? Congrats to the Hawks for taking home their third Stanley Cup in six years! It's a great time to be in Chicago not just for our dynastic sports teams, but for the endless activities to partake in after some truly epic celebrating. Plan our your Chicago weekend right now, 'cause it might just be your best ever.

Kick Off Summer with the Annual Bike the Drive

Bike the Drive

Lake Shore Drive is one of the most fantastic expressways in the world. Memorialized even in song, it's simply wonderful to drive on LSD, along the stunning Chicago lakefront, on a fine summer day. Once a year, the cars are brushed aside for bikes at the annual Bike the Drive, one of the best bike rides in the nation and an excellent way to kick off summer. If your family likes to bike, this is a don't miss summer event.

Take Me Out to a Ballgame! Family-Friendly Fun at U.S. Cellular Field

Chicago White Sox

Whether you're cheering on our city's beloved Cubs or White Sox, nothing says summer like a baseball game! U.S. Celluar Field is rolling out the red carpet this year for its littlest fans, thanks to family friendly programming that engages kids beyond the baseball diamond. Here are the events that make a trip to cheer on the White Sox at U.S. Celluar Field even more fun for kids.

NFL Draft Set to Rock Chicago

2015 NFL Draft

Today, the 2015 NFL Draft kicks off a weekend of incredible football fantasy all over Chicago.

The celebrated annual selection of the best and brightest college stars will begin with the first round at 7 p.m. CT tonight. The second and third rounds will begin at 6 p.m. CT tomorrow, May 1, and the final four rounds will commence at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, May 2. 

Chicago White Sox Ready For Big Year

Jose Abreu Chicago White Sox

On Chicago's South Side, the 2015 White Sox season begins with some new faces - and new expectations. 

Friday Faves: What's Your Favorite Chicago Sports Memory?

Michael Jordan

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