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1 year
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2014 Best of Chicago

Look around you: The city is bubbling with great things to do, see, eat, and experience. But where to begin? Take along Chicago’s annual list—this year, 91 of the very best people, places, and things Chicago has to offer right now—and hit the town. Find out about the funniest comedy nights, the shops that deserve a stop, the local rapper to know about, the Instagrammers to follow, the top new restaurants and bars in the hottest neighborhoods, and much, much more.

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Summer Music

While hip-hop may be Chicago’s hottest musical export (Exhibit A: the South Side’s Chance the Rapper collaborating with English emote machine James Blake), the city’s summer performance season has plenty to offer those who prefer Nickel Creek to Chief Keef. Read on for the highlights, including nomadic jazz showcases only for those in the know (which will soon include you), a 12-hour, 80-venue orgy of classical music, and, of course, more rock fests than you can shake a glow stick at.

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The Truth About Chicago’s Crime Rates: Part 2

Murder makes the headlines, but crimes like theft and assault are far more common in Chicago—and your chances of being a victim may be higher than the police are telling you.

2 years
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Chicago’s 20 Best New Bars

At least 65 drinking establishments have opened in Chicago in the past year: hotel bars, cocktail bars, gay bars, bars in restaurants, even bars in distilleries. Here’s where to drink in 2014.

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