Dear Andrew, I subscribed to your site back in May when I was planning to visit chicago in June. I got lots of info, had a marvelous time, and will come calling again. Thanks to your site, I found out that the days I would be in town were the same days of the Puerto Rican day parade (one of the friends I met in Chi is from P.R.). Also, I learned that Navy Pier shoots fireworks off every Wed and Sat. Because of that little piece of info, my friend and I happened to be at the top of the Ferris wheel at the finale of the "works". It was awesome!!!
Thanks loads for all the info. Kinda makes me wish i lived in the windy city again.