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What Does It Mean to Be a Chicago Landmark?

Sitting outside on Marina City’s sunny plaza, listening to the tour boats go by and talk about Bertrand Goldberg’s famous Chicago towers, you would never know that Marina City – one of Chicago’s most unique and recognizable buildings – only received Chicago landmark status last year.
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Your Summer Guide to the Best Chicago Beaches

Chicago summers are simply the best. It’s a known fact. While this might have to do with the fact that Chicagoans are holed up in a wintery snow globe for months each winter, it’s also because Chicago has 24 beaches along its 28 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. 
Thanks to Lake Michigan’s cool breezes,