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  • Google Logo Hangs in the Google Chicago Office
    Google Adwords: How Does It Work?
    The ShiftPresents:Google Adwords: What Is It? How Does It Work? Should I Be Using It To Promote My Business or Nonprofit?This is one of a series ofeventshosted by The Shift.Google Adwords is a great solution for small businesses to increase...
  • Flat win
    'Focus' falls flat but wins
    The movie box office surely took a break this weekend. Whether that is award season fatigue or simply a normal breather could both be true.As moviegoers perhaps seek out a movie that won an Oscar, the bounce is not going to be a big one. Winning...
  • What to do in Chicago this weekend: Winter tales, ice skating and more
    What to do in Chicago this weekend: Winter tales, ice skating and more
    The last of the cold winter weather will hopefully leave Chicago soon. But instead of waiting inside for spring to start, consider bundling up your family and heading to the city and suburbs for an assortment of activities. From getting in one...
  • Tim to focus
    Box office will 'Focus': Oscars need Jimmy Kimmel
    It is now time for the box office to focus once again as the Oscars are over. "Focus" will take down "Fifty Shades of Grey" this weekend.Will Smith, once a huge box office draw, now gets a wide released at the end of February....
  • Happy end to a terror filled day for six canines
    Happy end to a terror filled day for six canines
    One week ago, six dogs that had happily played all day long while their pet parents were busy making an income, were on their way home in the Urban Out Sitter van when it was carjacked by two gun-wielding madmen. Although many would dispute it,...
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    Healthy Chicago Eats
    Chi town, the windy city…my kinda town, Chicago is! A metropolis that sits on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is New York but in the middle ; ) Full of fabulous architecture, culture, sports, entertainment and nightlife, Chicago is...
  • Jesus Chuy Garcia
    Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia forces Rahm Emanuel into Chicago mayoral run-off election
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was severely humbled on Tuesday after Chicagoans failed to give him the necessary percentage of votes to give him a guaranteed four more years in the city’s mayor’s office. To avoid a run-off election, a...
  • Chicago medical providers sentenced for Medicare fraud
    Chicago medical providers sentenced for Medicare fraud
    Medicare fraud cost the government and taxpayers billions of dollars each year, as a rising threat the FBI; the primary agency to expose and investigate health care fraud, has been very proactive in identifying such fraud and has partnered with...
  • Dyeing the Chicago River green for St. Patrick's Day
    The 2015 dyeing of the Chicago River and St. Patrick’s Day Parade
    The dyeing of the Chicago River to an Irish Green may seem a bit silly and in reality it is. Some Chicago plumbers in boats throwing dye into an already green river to turn it a brighter green hardly seems like a good reason to fight huge crowds...
  • Level 257
    Level 257: 'Pac-Man' inspired entertainment complex opens near Chicago
    Level 257, an entertainment complex inspired by the iconic 1980 arcade classic Pac-Man, has opened in Woodfield Mall in Schwaumburg, Illinois. Their soft-opening period, which they are calling their "beta test" period, kicked off on...
  • Hofbrauhaus Chicago Hoppy Hour
    Hofbrauhaus Chicago introduces Hoppy Hour
    After a tedious work day or to celebrate a special occasion, Hofbrauhaus Chicago’s Hoppy Hour is an enjoyable to prost to good times. Mondays through Thursdays from 4 till 7 pm, the German influenced restaurant features Hoppy Hour....
  • Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull party in Chicago
    Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull party in Chicago
    Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull closed out their U.S. tour at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., on Feb. 20. The co-headline tour rotated headline slots throughout their trek and Pitbull drew the card to finish Friday's show. The two Latin...
  • Huge drop
    'Shades' scores again but has big dip
    With all eyes on the Academy Awards, there is still box office news and a movie that made all the headlines when it was being released, fell hard."Fifty Shades of Grey" did win again, but the hype and news for it has, it seems, died down...
  • On top of Oscar
    Oscar box office goes to 'American Sniper'
    A box office total for a movie has nothing to do with its chance for Oscar glory. If it did, "American Sniper" would be the favorite.However, that is not the case as it still seems to be a battle between the two "B" movies. No,...
  • Chicago Auto Show, Go Further with Ford #FordCAS
    Chicago Auto Show, showcasing innovation while engaging attendees
    The Chicago Auto Show has been an annual tradition during the frigid month of February. McCormick Place is transformed into a car lover’s dream escape. With hundreds of cars on display, the show is a perfect place to narrow a car buying...