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29 Signs It's Summer In Chicago

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    UPDATE: This story originally ran on May 30, but since we're officially post-solstice, let's take another look and make sure we're doing summer right!

    You guys, we made it: The light at the end of the tunnel that was this brutal Chicago winter is finally in sight. It's our reward for every frosty moment we suffered through. Congrats to us!

    But, if you've been so busy with work, school, or a blooming social life that you haven't noticed summer's glorious arrival (gasp!), allow us to enlighten you. Today is your chance to read up on 29 ways you can tell it's summer in Chicago. From lazy days in the park to fan-fests at a Cubs game (or a Sox game—chill), we're ready to soak up every bit of the June-July-August splendor. The GIF blogs think they've got our city figured out, but we know Chicago's warm-weather signs more than just pretty well—click through and we'll prove it.
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