Why We Love Chicago in the Summer

Well, why do we? For starters, just step outside. The lake is sparkling, the air is warm, people look genuinely glad to be alive, and the city crackles with activity. Here are just some of the reasons why we love Chicago best right now

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…Because The Lake Is At Its Most Beautiful

Photograph: Catherine Opie, Summer (Lake Michigan), 2004.
Courtesy of Regan Projects, Los Angeles

Summer (Lake Michigan), photographed in 2004, from Catherine Opie: Chicago (American Cities), now showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art through October 15th