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What’s the pollen count in Chicago today?

Type your zip code above to see today's pollen count in Chicago! Our Pollen Pal tool will show you when pollen levels are at their worst, so you can avoid allergies.

Pollen forecast for Chicago

Check out the pollen forecast in Chicago for the next few days. When it feels like there's more pollen in the air than traffic on the Eisenhower Expressway, pack Kleenex On-the-Go tissues, so you can stay prepared for allergies, wherever you are.

Pollen hotspots in Chicago

Tree pollen boosts pollen counts in Chicago from February to May. Then, pollen counts drop off toward the end of spring. Even though pollen from weeds picks up around this time, pollen counts stay at lower levels from June to January, so you can dance through the streets during Chicago Summerdance, taste your way through the Chicago food scene at Taste of Chicago and take a photo at Cloudgate (a.k.a. "the Bean") and watch free movies at Millennium Park thanks to the Millennium Park Summer Film Series. That said, if you want to keep seasonal allergies at bay during months with high pollen counts, you might want to steer clear of parks and grassy areas. Read ahead for a few activities that can help get the most out of allergy season in Chicago.


Allergy friendly activities in Chicago

Dealing with seasonal allergies for about four months can be tougher than waiting for the 'L' train in Chicago winter. That's why we put together a list of allergy-friendly activities to help you get through allergy season in the windy city.

Restaurants in Chicago

Chicago is a city for people who love food. Comfort food. Fine dining. You name it. You'll find it here. Plus, thanks to indoor dining, you don't have to deal with pollen, whether you're getting deep-dish pizza, jibaritos, a hot dog (without ketchup, of course) or something else delicious in this Midwestern food city.

Chicago Live Entertainment

The Chicago theater scene is known for its variety and talented performers. From improv to stand up to concerts to musicals and plays, anyone who loves performance art can find an excellent indoor live show that helps them avoid pollen.

Chicago Sports

Chicagoans love sports, and there's even more to love about sports, like baseball, basketball and football, when they take your mind off high pollen counts.

** Kimberly-Clark and the Kleenex® Brand have no association, nor affiliation with the entities described in this newsletter. All “hot spots” are provided for informational purposes only.**

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