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31 Reasons To Love Summer In Chicago

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    Any local will tell you: Chicago is the absolute best place to be in the summer. After spending months bundled up from head to toe with little motivation to brave the cold (even for Friday-night cocktails), it's finally time to enjoy everything this city has to offer. So, as an ode to the Windy City, we asked 12 local movers and shakers how they'll be spending these not-so-endless warm-and-sunny days.

    Who said the Taste of Chicago was just for tourists? Actress Katie Chang (The Bling Ring) can't wait to dive into some garlic fries and gelato. And, when it comes to taking in some culture, Ji Suk Yi of Windy City Live loves sipping vino and listening to a concert at Ravinia. So, spread on the sunscreen and grab those sunnies. After reading through these adoring proclamations, we think you'll agree that summer in the Second City is second to none.

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