Summer Safety
Though the Chicago weather may not always agree with us, we think it’s time to hit the beaches, patios and events around town. Here’s a roundup of a few of a few places to see and things to do while you’re in town for the Air & Water Show.
Chicago Blues Festival

Free Summer Concert Guide

When summer comes to Chicago, it brings with it many good things. Not the least among them is free concerts. There are, in fact, so many free shows that it’s difficult to keep track of all the live music one can take in without spending a dime. Here’s a rundown of notable upcoming performances that are strictly free of charge (ticketed street fests, and those with “suggested donation” entry fees, have been omitted).

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Top Summer Sports Leagues

Get in shape, enjoy time outdoors and compete against your friends, this summer at one of these featured sports leagues. From volleyball to kickball, there’s something for everyone on this list!

Beach Volleyball
Oak Street Beach, North Avenue Beach, Montrose Beach

It’s a familiar sight on the lakefront path – as you pass the sands of North Ave. beach, it’s nothing but volleyball nets for what seems like a mile. Chicago Social’s volleyball has several leagues on each night of the week, all starting in the first week of June. League play is available for men, women and co-ed.

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Galena, Illinois

(credit: Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Road Trips Around Chicago

You want to load up the car, hit the highway and explore new frontiers. You get away from it all, but not too far away. But you don’t want to go without a plan, and end up like Clark Griswold in “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” So why not try out one of these Chicago road trip ideas?

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Best Places To Buy Swimwear

Swimsuit season is relatively short here in Chicago, but there is no shortage of shops selling you suits that’ll keep you looking great on the beaches. Stop in any of the shops below at the beginning of swimsuit season and you’ll have your choice of the best styles.

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aldo Celebrate The First Day Of Summer

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Stylish Summer Sandals

I am getting married next summer, and as I meet with vendor after vendor, each asks me the same question. What is your style? It’s not easy to sum up the contents of my closet or the sophistication I hope my apartment achieves. One word, however, continually pops to mind: vintage. The anthropology-inspired, shabby-chic-with-a-burst-of-color style I “think” defines my clothes, accessories and residence’s furnishings can also be paraded in my footwear. So, here are five sandals (all $60 or under!) that I would buy today – if I wasn’t trying to save for my honeymoon.

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5 Picks For Outdoor Brunch

Summer in Chicago almost makes us forget about the days when we nearly lost our fingers to frostbite on a below zero afternoon (almost). It also makes us remember why we need to cherish every moment of nice weather we receive.

An outdoor brunch is the perfect opportunity to savor just those moments (however fleeting they may seem).

We know there’s hundreds out there, but here are 5 picks for outdoor brunch to try this summer.

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 Celebrate The First Day Of Summer

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Summer Safety Guide

The sun is out, the beaches are open and the kids are in their last weeks of school. To make sure this summer is a great one for you and your family, here is our guide to preventing (and treating) some of the season’s health hazards.

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  1. Raihanah says:

    What’s actually at stake is way more than a half-million dolalr fine. For one thing, each broadcaster who broadcast the image is liable for a fine both the stations that CBS owns, and the ones it doesn’t, but are merely affiliated. CBS almost definitely has an indemnity clause in its affiliate contracts that requires CBS to contest fines created by network-supplied programming.At issue is the fact that the exposure, while probably preventable, was not intended. If the cost in the future is a half-million per accidental slip, then live broadcasting becomes too risky and nothing will ever be broadcast live again. This is familiar territory to radio, where live callers have to be warned to turn off their radios, because hearing something live AND delayed causes exceedingly amusing speech from people who aren’t expecting it. Anyway, the network would not like to have a pricetag of $500,000 on a mistake, and is fighting to have that pricetag removed from any and all future mistakes. I would guess that the NAB, the National Association of Broadcasters, is helping CBS with the legal expenses.The FCC, on the other hand, is charged with creating, maintaining, and enforcing regulations on broadcasting to serve the public interest, necessity, and convenience. If the court throws out its rulings, then they have to go back and write new ones, AND its enforcement power is diminished.British television has had nudity on it since the days when Monty Python was created, and while even the most loyal of Brits must admit that the Empire has declined a bit from its heyday, it has not yet collapsed into barbarity, except for the odd football riot.

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