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Features Why We Love Chicago In The SummerIt’s not that we don’t love the city during the winter, spring, and fall. But during the warmest months-from June through August-people open up, clothing comes off, and Chicago turns into one of the best destinations on earth. Here we catalog the reasons why right now there’s nowhere … Read more

The Annotated: Adler

One hundred thirty thousand visitors are expected to pass through the Adler Planetarium this summer, many lured by Shoot for the Moon, the permanent exhibit opening July 8th showcasing the capsule from the Gemini 12 mission crewed by the now Lake Forest restaurateur James Lovell (a.k.a. Tom Hanks in Apollo 13) and Buzz Aldrin. Here’s the scoop on an iconic Chicago building, which was named for Max Adler, a Sears, Roebuck executive who donated the money to build the museum.

Trouble Spots

Ah, summer—time for fun in the sun at the 52 public beaches around Chicago. But, beachgoers, beware: beach closings have more than doubled in recent years. We take a look at the area’s most polluted beaches