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  • Illinois concealed carry qualification
    Chicago defensive gun use refutes ‘gun safety advocate’ contentions
    An Uber driver with a concealed carry permit, something self-designated “common sense gun safety law” advocates fought tooth and nail, saved a crowd of people on a Chicago street after a criminal opened fire on them by shooting the...
  • Homan Square protest
    Guardian publishes report of black site known as Homan Square
    He was thrown into a small, empty room. Once there, he was interrogated for hours. After spending this long period of time being interrogated and then placed back inside the tiny space, “they” came in and began beating him. He received...
  • In second
    'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' did better than expected
    It happened again. Not only did "Furious 7" win the box office, it did so by beating estimates. That seems to be a trend these days at the movies.When a movie wins, it is beating estimates by more than the usual. That may mean that the...
  • Country pride
    WUSN and Joe's Bar win ACM Awards, too
    It was a celebration of 50 years and it was quite a bash. The 50th anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards were handed out April 19.Because it was such a special year, the show was moved to the huge AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas....
  • Rodney Carrington
    Chicago, Rodney Carrington highlight week ahead in Huntsville
    [THE WEEK AHEAD]From a concert by one of the best rock bands of the 1980s, to stand up comedy designed to make people laugh, there is a wide range of entertainment coming up this week here in Huntsville. Here is the look at the week ahead for...
  • Macho is sweet and handsome
    Macho isn't really macho -- he's more of a lover and lap dog
    The name Macho? Totally based on looks. And while this rather large all-black dog (except for a small white patch on his chest) may look rather intimidating, he's really quite the lover. Imagine a one-year-old, 75-pound Labrador retriever mix...
  • Image from Safe Humane Chicago video -- must watch!
    Safe Humane Chicago needs help
    It's an organization that helps dogs who have been confiscated in cruelty cases and who might languish in cages for years. They also help at-risk youth learn positive ways to interact with dogs. They help those who need it the most in Chicago ...
  • Farewell, Cardinal George
    Farewell, Cardinal George
    Cardinal Francis George, age 78, died Friday morning after a long battle with cancer. It speaks volumes that its now Saturday morning, but my column reporting on the event is already old news. The death of Cardinal George prompted an outpouring of...
  • Star power
    'Furious 7' joins the $1 billion club
    Now that was easy.And furious, too.It only took "Furious 7" 17 days to pass the coveted $1 billion mark, worldwide. In doing so, it is in the company of only a handful of films.Like it or not, the film is huge. According to Box Office...
  • Chicago rooftop dining hot spots
    Bask in the fun, food and frivolity on Chicago’s rooftops
    With winter coats away in storage and the water taxis back in the Chicago River, Chicago is ready for Spring and Summer. With a beautiful weekend on the horizon, a leisurely lunch, happy hour cocktails or a romantic dinner awaits on some of...
  • Off to Vegas
    'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' goes to Las Vegas
    As "Furious 7" continues to drive the box office, a mall cop will try to end its run. The end result could be tricky, and surprise some.The way box office winners have been scoring lately, do not be surprised to see it happen. However,...
  • GUI
    Game show 'Gaming Under the Influence' set to return in May
    Chicago-based game show Gaming Under the Influence is slated to return with a new set and new attitude, according to an announcement on April 15. A new trailer debuts the dedicated set for the online series, which combines video game competition...
  • Lindsey Fredell
    Ask A Chicago Expert: Transform your skin at George the Salon
    While there are numerous hair salons scattered throughout Chicago that offer additional spa services, it can be difficult finding a venue with professionals that excel in both areas of expertise. One of River North’s most popular hair salons...
  • Ultimate Brown Beauty Retreat
    Chicago Hair Events - April Roundup
    Chicago Hair Events - April Roundup
  • Luella's Southern Kitchen, menu favorites
    Luella’s Southern Kitchen, elevating traditional southern favorites
    Chicago has a renowned culinary scene. Nestled into Lincoln Square, Luella’s Southern Kitchen has quickly grown into a very popular new establishment. Chef Darnell Reed brings his culinary sensibilities to traditional, favorite Southern...
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