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Up next: 312 Block Party, World Dumpling Fest, Apple Fest, Windy City Blues Fest, World Music Fest, Harvest Pow Wow and more.

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Chicago’s beaches – more than two dozen of ‘em – opened for the season Friday. Here are 10 things you may not know about the city’s sandy side.

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Chicago teens and young adults now have until Monday to submit applications for any one of 32,000 summer employment opportunities.

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Summer festivals, cycling on Lake Shore Drive, global fare and Chicago Dogs baseball usher in the weekend. Here are a dozen things to do in and around Chicago this long holiday weekend.

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Memorial Day is synonymous with grilling. In anticipation of the long weekend of cooking out with friends and family, Chicago Tonight asked local chefs for their favorite Memorial Day recipes. Dig in!

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Additional patrols will cover the lakefront, downtown and other areas where Chicago police expect there could be increased violence during the holiday weekend.