The end of the school year is wrapping up this week and soon you'll be looking for ways to keep your kids entertained all summer long.

There isn't a shortage of things to do here in the Rockford area, but if you're looking for an escape to the Windy City, there's plenty more...and for free.

From free museum days, concerts and movies in the park and overnight stays at the John Hancock, you'll be able to spend more time together without overspending.

Metra is making it even easier for you to save a few dollars this summer by offering free rides to kids 11 and under on all Metra trains.

WGN says they'll have to be with a paid adult to qualify and the promotion lasts until Labor Day.

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