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  • No Doubt will play at this year's Riot Fest in Chicago
    Riot Fest organizers committed to safety of festival patrons
    According to a June 3 report from DNA Info, Riot Fest's move this year from Humboldt Park to Douglas Park puts concertgoers in the heart of an open-air drug market, where numerous crimes and drug busts have gone down in recent times. Over the...
  • Wicker Park has earned the moniker as Chicago's next Lincoln Park
    Chicago neighborhood profiles—Wicker Park
    Generally lambasted Josh Hartnett film aside, Wicker Park is undeniably one of Chicago’s most popular neighborhoods. Any neighborhood that can attract The Real World, Wilco, High Fidelity, and the Pritzker family certainly has a lot of hype...
  • Rahm Emanuel appoints four board members to CPS board
    As CPS faces federal investigation, Rahm Emanuel names new board members
    In light of a federal investigation into Barbara Byrd-Bennett, former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed four new members to the CPS school board on Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reported.A federal team has launched...
  • The Marvel Experience comes to Chicago
    The Marvel Experience hits Chicago
    Fans of Marvel comics range from young to old and boys and girls. From fans of Spiderman to the cast of the Avengers, these comic book superheroes inspire heroic fantasies of strength, power and greatness. While the stories are entertaining, fans...
  • Cheap activities to do in Chicago this summer
    Cheap activities to do in Chicago this summer
    Summer vacation is almost here. Do you and your family have plans? If you’re in the Chicago area, you don’t have to spend a small fortune to keep everyone entertained this summer. From movies to nature centers, Chicago and the suburbs...
  • Emanuel and Bennett
    Rahm Emanuel's chosen Chicago School Chief Byrd-Bennett resigns amid scandal
    In the latest scandalous embarrassment for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Barbara Byrd-Bennett – who is the Chicago Public School’s CEO handpicked by the mayor – has resigned. Byrd-Bennett has resigned as a federal probe of a $20...
  • SOAR Farmers Market
    The Start of Summer in Chicago
    Summer starts at different times for different people. Meteorologists consider today June 1 as the start of summer. That feel true in Memphis or Dallas but here in Chicago, where the high will not reach 60, it does not feel like summer to me.The...
  • Epic Sky Lounge: Rooftop paradise with stunning views of Chicago and the stars
    Epic Sky Lounge: Rooftop paradise with stunning views of Chicago and the stars
    The Epic Sky Lounge is located on the roof at 112 W. Hubbard; not only does this rooftop oasis offer stunning views of Chicago and the stars, but I am also giving it my 5 star rating!Convenience and comfort start even before entering the building...
  • Chef Grant Achatz
    Grant Achatz: Racing to a non-existent finish line
    Grant Achatz, while cooking his way into the future of cuisine has not only been bestowed with numerous accolades but has also gathered a huge fan following on the way. In the last ten years since this young American chef opened his acclaimed...
  • Summertime in Chicago welcomes the return of outdoor dining
    Chicago’s five best spots for outdoor dining
    Despite the late-May unseasonable cold snap, summer has for the most part arrived in Chicago. In a city obsessed with outdoor entertainment, summertime means baseball games, movies in Lincoln Park, and enjoying dinner at one of the city’s...
  • No faults
    Disaster pays off for 'San Andreas'
    "San Andreas" shook up the box office and crushed the rest of the field with its win. It did what many films are doing of late - over-achieving with the win.Going in, "San Andreas" was looking at a $40-43 million win, but now...
  • Weezer, Erykah Badu, and Matthew Sweet: The best free summer concerts in Chicago
    Weezer, Erykah Badu, and Matthew Sweet: The best free summer concerts in Chicago
    One of the great things about Chicago is the Windy City's abundance of free concerts at street festivals and fairs throughout the summer. This year, Weezer, Matthew Sweet, and Erykah Badu are among the artists taking the stage. Here's a...
  • Dog walker caught on elevator camera abusing dog
    Dog walker caught on elevator camera abusing dog: Warning, explicit violence
    The Chicago Tribune reported yesterday that a professional dog walker was caught on tape repeatedly abusing a beagle puppy under his care, in an elevator. CBS reports that the man,Jonathon Stenholt, 39, was arrested Thursday after he was...
  • Disaster strikes
    'San Andreas' will win, faults or not
    A disaster is about to invade theaters in the form of "San Andreas." In fact, it struck early to the tune of $3.1 million on Thursday.A gut feeling has this movie playing well on IMAX and in 3D. Not all movies can say that even though...
  • Glazed and Infused National Doughnut Day celebration
    Get Sprinkle Wasted on National Doughnut Day at Glazed and Infused
    Friday, June 5 is National Doughnut Day. The start of the weekend is the perfect excuse to enjoy a sweet, doughnut treat on this celebratory day. Glazed and Infused and the Francesca’s Restaurant Group wants everyone to indulge with a sweet...
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