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Starting next week Sunday, Chicago will be home to everything soccer. Culminating in the anxiously awaited showdown between the best of the MLS and Europe’s premier club, Real Madrid, at Soldier Field, MLS All-Star week is full of free family events being held across the city. From Toyota Park to North Ave Beach, the PrivateBank Fire Pitch and Soldier Field, Chicagoans and fans from around the world will see Chicago transformed into soccer city.

Lovely Lake Michigan is the lone Great Lake located entirely within the United States and is the fifth-largest lake in the world. 307 miles long by 118 miles wide, with a shoreline 1,640 miles long, the lake is our city's deep blue gem. While you can always stroll along the beautiful lakefront or swim at one of the many city beaches, why not hop into a kayak, step atop a paddleboard, snorkel, scuba or even surf Lake Michigan? Here are five unique, active ways to experience Chicago's beautiful stretch of Lake Michigan. 

The NHL Stadium Series Hits Chicago March 1!

Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:00 AM by Julian Zeng

NHL stadium series

Solider Field, monument of Greco-Roman architecture and modern façades, has been home to the Chicago Bears for more than 40 years. This year, the oldest NFL stadium hosts its first NHL game ever, a showdown between the home team Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins.This meeting is the final game of the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series.

Where to Watch: Michigan Wolverines

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:00 AM by Tab Bamford

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The 2013 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament is coming to the United Center this week! To celebrate, Chicago Like a Local will be highlighting the best area places to watch each Big Ten team. The Michigan Wolverines have been one of the NCAA's elite squads, finishing the regular season ranked No. 6 in the country.

As the conference tournament swings into action on Thursday, here are five FABulous places to watch Michigan play.

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