Summer, Summer, Summer Time...

 
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Summer's in full swing, though you couldn't tell by the mild temps in Chicago. We just passed the halfway mark of the year and summer (Happy 4th!) even though it seems like it just started. Before you know it, it'll be time for football and school. But, until then we have to bask in the glory of the warm-ish temps. We spend so much time cooped up indoors during the extended winter season that we have to take advantage of the beauty of the summer months!

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And if you're in Chicago, that's pretty easy to do. From festivals of all kinds, parades, block parties, movies and concerts in the park (I could go on) there is no shortage of outdoor fun. In fact, the Taste Of Chicago is happening as we speak (or as you read) and combines a few of these activities in one event! A slew of concerts, delicious food, beautiful weather (fingers crossed) and you have the setting for an epic summer outing. Ms. Badu is hitting the stage tonight, and if you don't have tickets, don't worry, there is plenty of lawn seating available to you! Just grab a blanket, hit up a few food vendors and enjoy a night of great music and friends in the city in the midwest, best city in the whole wide world (in my Lupe voice)!