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  • Get Set for Vacation Bible School
    Get Set for Vacation Bible School
    It's nearly July, and with Chicago in the peak of the summer season, many families opt for vacations or summer camp at this time. For Christians -- and especially Catholics -- there's a unique twist to this: you can send your kids to...
  • This year's Fourth of July celebration can have a multicultural flair
    Honor America’s diversity this Fourth in Chicago’s many ethnic neighborhoods
    Sure, any responsible Chicago events promoter should spend the week before the Fourth of July categorizing and ranking the city’s most exciting Independence Day events (and man, are there a lot of them). This weekend, all Amurrca (insert...
  • C Chicago
    Chicago chef tips on cooking whole fish for the Fourth of July and beyond
    Steaks, burgers, brats and dogs will be smoking up backyards and apartment balconies this summer but if you want to eat healthier, consider an attempt at cooking a whole fish with help from Chef Bill Montagne of the recently opened C Chicago in...
  • Chicago Public Health warns about meningitis outbreak in Chicago
    Chicago Public Health warns about meningitis outbreak in Chicago
    In light of the Supreme Courts ruling on Friday that same sex couples have a right to marry and that since the beginning of June 2015 there has been six confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease, aka “meningitis” in Illinois,...
  • Ryan Bauer and Russell Shearer
    JW Marriott Chicago offers upscale picnic bag to kick off National Picnic Month.
    JW Marriott Chicago invites guests and local Chicagoans to visit the hotel’s front desk on Tuesday, June 30, for a complimentary JW picnic bag and house made snack mix to officially launch Chef Michael Reich’s JW Marriott Chicago&rsquo...
  • I see a win
    Dinosaurs win for third time at box office
    It was not expected to win and it played out that way. "Ted 2" finished third as "Jurassic World" wins again. The win marks the third week in a row for the dinosaurs.The real story was the battle for the top spot between two...
  • Mel Reynolds
    Former U.S. Representative Mel Reynolds from Illinois criminally charged again
    Mel Reynolds, a formerly-disgraced Chicago politician who served as a United States representative, has a new set of charges filed against him. One might think his goal is to have the longest rap sheet of any politician ever, and he may have...
  • Laugh riot
    'Ted 2' off and laughing but dinosaurs still roaring
    A bear and a dog will try to knock down dinosaurs as the box office has plenty of animals competing for attention. It is still likely that "Jurassic World" will win for a third time.The bear that is "Ted 2" is off to a $2.6...
  • XS Tennis Village about to become reality
    XS Tennis Village about to become reality
    With the help of the Chicago Housing Authority, XS Tennis and Education Foundation was able to acquired 13.5 acres of land in the Washington Park neighborhood, yesterday Mayor Emanuel and the XS Tennis Foundation broke ground to build, the long...
  • Chicago "Heart & Soul" tour opens at Seattle’s Chateau Ste. Michelle
    ‘Heart & Soul’ Chicago tour opens at Seattle’s Chateau Ste. Michelle
    When Chicago took the stage at seven last Saturday at Chateau Ste. Michelle to being their US Heart and Soul tour, the night was perfect. 74 degrees, a few puffy clouds in the sky, a sold out crowd on the magnificent Chateau Ste. Michelle lawn and...
  • Roaring
    'Jurassic World' is fastest to $1 billion
    "Jurassic World" held off 'Inside Out" to hold on to the top spot at the box office. Pixar's "Inside Out" put up huge numbers but still could not get past the dinosaurs.But, more importantly right now, Monday will...
  •  World Burger Tour
    Hard Rock Cafe's World Burger Tour continues through end of June
    Hard Rock Cafe Chicago offers its Local Legendary™ Burger offerings through the end of June, National Burger Month. Showcasing the flavor and ingredients at Hard Rock locations across the globe, the new World Burger Tour menu aims tocapture...
  • Spring Awakening Music Festival 2015
    Spring Awakening Music Festival 2015 (SAMF) in Chicago Review
    The fourth annualSpring Awakening Music Festival(SAMF) in Chicago does it again with over 50,000 people in attendance for one of the biggest Midwest music festivals. The EDM festival returned to the historic Soldier Field from June 12, 13, and 14....
  • Good Catholic, Bad Catholic
    Good Catholic, Bad Catholic
    Over this past week, Chicago seemed to have its own version of “Good cop, Bad cop” play out in the Catholic community. Two well known Catholic clergy have shown very different approaches to how they dealt with current events. What they...
  • Guns banned
    Did Uber just announce ‘victimize me’ policy for drivers, passengers?
    Two months after one of its drivers in Chicago became a hero by stopping a gunman in his tracks during a random shooting incident, ride-sharing Uber has announced a ban on guns for drivers and passengers, as reported yesterday by several news...
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