Chicago Like a Local Blog

Unique perspectives on the city from the people who live here.

Posts from June 2014

Jazzin at the Shedd

You'll be groovin' with the fishies this week when the Shedd Aquarium kicks off its wildly popular Jazzin' at the Shedd series. Celebrating a striking 20th anniversary this year the Aquarium has gathered another summer's worth of local musicians and even expanded its programming to please the analytical as well as the artistic. You can catch these concerts every Wednesday beginning tomorrow (June 25) through September 3. 

The Architecture of Historic Bronzeville

Monday, June 23, 2014 12:00 AM by Amanda Scotese


Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood has some really interesting art and historic architecture to see. This South Side area has gone through many changes over the years, with the building of the highway, and then the closing of the east-west CTA line that once serviced it. Today, it is a hub for black culture and holds a dear spot for anyone who loves Chicago history. 

Bike to Work Rally

After a week of bike-themed events and pop-ups around the city, Chicago Bike Week comes to a close tomorrow, Friday June 20th. Whether you've participated all week long or have yet to saddle up, don't miss the grand finale. More than 1,000 cyclists are expected to take part in the Bike to Work Rally, which will take over Daley Plaza from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Featured Partners

First Timer's Guide to Chicago
We're glad you're coming for the first...
Been Here? Do this in 2018
Did you fall in love with Chicago, too? It happens...
Chicago Sightseeing
Whether you are planning a Chicago travel...
Spend a Weekend in the Chicago Loop
Experience some of the best attractions, theater,...
Sightseeing along the L Train
Chicago has an excellent public transportation...
Editor's Picks: Just For Fall
Fall Date Night Ideas in Chicago
Date Night can mean a lot of things to different...
Chicago Beer Gardens Kick Off the Fall Season
Beer + gardens: two words that have intonations...
Apple of My Eye
October is National Apple Month and we're...
The Sky is the Limit at the Chicago Architecture Biennial
The largest architecture and design exhibition in...