Secret Chicago Shore

Venture beyond the city limits for dining, shopping, cultural events, and―no kidding―fabulous beaches.

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Bob Stefko

Musical Nights

In summer, local talent puts on free performances in the open-air Starlight Theatre at lakefront Gillson Park in Wilmette. On this particular evening, there’s a tuneful production of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes, the stage set depicting a 1920s liner. With Lake Michican lapping nearby and Gillson Sailing Beach on the other sides of the trees, audience imagination quickly hops aboard.

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