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  • Chicago police officers and SWAT team members engaged in an eight-hour standoff in Bronzeville early Thursday morning.
    8-hour Bronzeville standoff turns violent
    Shots were fired and a man was wounded early Thursday morning in an eight-hour standoff with the Chicago Police Department and a SWAT team in Bronzeville. At approximately 8 p.m. on Wednesday, sheriff’s officers approached the man’s...
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    'Curbside cafes' may be coming to Chicago: Dining on the street not a good idea
    Chicago alderman come up with some of the strangest ideas to alter their part of the Windy City. Tom Tunney, who represents the 44th Ward on the city’s North Side, wants diners to be able to eat and drink in the street. He is proposing to...
  • Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa attends Logan Square CPS Cuts Protest
    Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa attends Logan Square CPS Cuts Protest
    Chicago alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa attended and spoke at a protest this morning at the Logan Square Memorial at Milwaukee and Kedzie. A crowd of about 300 heard Ramirez-Rosa slam Chicago Public School's (CPS) planned $4.5 million budget cuts...
  • Buona Beef
    Win free Italian beef for a year at Buona Beef
    Natives have their favorite spot for that thing of delicious beauty - the Chicago-style Italian beef sandwich. The sandwich of splendor and spice since the 1930‘s was, like most great inventions, created by necessity as food needed to be...
  • Madonna gears up for return to Chicago's United Center
    Madonna gears up for return to Chicago's United Center
    Madonna is returning to Chicago in September as part of her upcoming Rebel Heart Tour. Her last visit to the Windy City came in 2012 after the release of her MDNA album, and the show was hit-or-miss due to the Material Girl's insistence on...
  • Runner up
    'Pixels' peters out and loses to 'Ant-Man'
    "Pixels" proved not worthy of a box office title as it fell to "Ant-Man."Adam Sandler has lost his luster as his new video game action film fell flat. Overseas, though, "Pixels" played much better."Ant-Man"...
  • Oak Park: A former 'city of the future' tries to figure out what it will become
    Oak Park: A former 'city of the future' tries to figure out what it will become
    Oak Park, a Chicago suburb to the immediate west of Chicago’s notorious West Side, made a hipster’s name for itself back in the day. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, it was a liberal’s delight where liberal views and lifestyles were...
  • Crime scene tape
    Crack down on bad guys with guns, not honest citizens
    Today’s Seattle Times column by veteran scribe Danny Westneat that discusses the murder of International District icon Donnie Chin last week, and the rise in shootings around the city, relays what seems to be a community frustration about...
  • Magic at sundown with Earth Wind & Fire and Chicago in The Woodlands
    Chicago with Earth Wind & Fire shine their lights on unforgettable Houston night
    On a classic hot summer night in The Woodlands, Texas, a sold-out crowd of (at least) 16,000 people found their choice to brave 100-degree heat as the best decision they'd made all month long. Hearing Earth Wind & Fire and Chicago live in...
  • New Anthrax album in the works, the band to play Riot Fest
    New Anthrax album in the works, the band to play Riot Fest
    Although, it might not be released now until sometime in 2016, a new Anthrax album is in the works, and that is pretty exciting news to thrash fans and lovers of the band. The recording process for the still-untitled follow-up to 2011's...
  • Ge Pa De Gelato
    Per Favore, Signor, Can I Have Some More?: Ge Pa De Gelato
    Domenico Piscioneri is a gelato god.Is that acceptable to say?Is it too irreverently reverent to suggest we immediately set up an altar of ladyfingers, limones, nocciola, and other delicacies to honor the craft of this fine man?Ge Pa De Caffe is...
  • Amtrak, Chicago, and Broadway: Discovering the "lights" at the end of the tunnel
    Amtrak, Chicago, and Broadway: Discovering the "lights" at the end of the tunnel
    Three cheers for summer! There's fishing, swimming, sunbathing, and BBQ bashes. Further, the beaches are buzzing with non-stop action. Why can't there be trains? Why can't there be Broadway? Why can't there be cozy experiences in...
  • Mamby on the Beach
    Mamby on the Beach Festival in Chicago 2015 Review
    While Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Festival, and Spring Awakening Music Festival have become essential to Chicago’s summer festival season, some music lovers often find themselves intimidated by the paralyzing nature of these mega-sized...
  • Water park essentials
    Experience summer at Raging Waves, water park essentials
    When the summer gets hot, steamy and even a little oppressive, Chicagoans want to find a way to cool off. Raging Waves, Illinois’ largest water park, is a perfect locale to cool off on summer day. From relaxing in the lazy river to heart...
  • Hilton@Play summer concert series
    Chicagoans’ summer activities focus on outdoor fun
    While part of Chicago’s summer has been cooler and wetter than normal, Chicagoans still want to have fun. Weekends are packed full with activities. From volleyball at Oak Street Beach to neighborhood festivals, no one wants to spend the day...
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