Chicago Craft Beer Week starts next week, and starting later today, I'll post some even highlights.
Here's the link to the website: http://www.chibeerweek.com/
And if you're not in Chicago, but you're in Illinois or Indiana, check out Iliana Mayfest, an Indiana and Illinois craft beer festival on May 21st, hosted by Crown Brewing company. http://www.illianamayfest.com/
Crown Brewing makes some great beer, and Barley Island, one of my favorite lesser known Indiana breweries, is also attending.