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The Hottest Day in Chicago, Then and Now

Today’s near-record high, coming right after a record-high Fourth of July, lifted temperatures higher than we’ve seen in years—but it’s still nothing like Chicago in the 1930s. Plus: why increasing low temperatures are more worrisome, and the possibility that corn might have something to do with that.

Stella Summer Music Series 2012

June 20, 2012–Beer and music lovers gathered at Lizzie McNeill’s to kick off the first event in Chicago magazine’s Stella Summer Music Series. Guests sipped complimentary Stella Artois while enjoying an acoustic performance by Dan Myers. Join us for the second event on Wednesday, July 18, at Bottom Lounge.

More from Summer Lovin’ 2012

June 15, 2012–NBC’s Stefan Holt and Cheryl Scott emceed this year’s Summer Lovin’ event, where they presented Chicago magazine’s 20 most eligible singles. Tasty hors d’oeuvres were provided by Union Sushi + Barbecue Bar, Magnolia Bakery, Hub 51, M Burger, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Nacional 27, III Forks, Mercat a la Planxa, La Madia, Blue Agave, II Mulino, Wolfgang Puck Catering, and Mercadito. Drinks were provided by Ketel One, Don Julio, Zacapa, Stella Artois, Bulleit, Johnnie Walker Black Label, Tanqueray, and The Naked Grape. Guests enjoyed an array of activity stations, such as makeovers with Amazing Cosmetics, hairstyling by Pascal pour Elle, and photo opportunities courtesy of Spex and Rock of Ages. The raffle was kindly donated by American Airlines and Waikiki Parc while the silent auction was sponsored by It’s Just Lunch. Guests relaxed in the vitaminwater lounge with signature cocktails.

Summer Lovin’ 2012

June 15, 2012–Chicago magazine and The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital celebrated Chicago magazine’s 20 most eligible singles at the 12th annual Summer Lovin’ event. More than 1,000 guests gathered at the Museum of Contemporary Art to enjoy an evening that featured tasty bites from 15 of the city’s hottest restaurants, an array of signature cocktails, a silent auction, a Hawaiian vacation raffle, a photo booth, purple carpet, dancing, and much more. All proceeds from the 2012 event will benefit stroke research and treatment at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.