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  • Medieval Times tournament showcases bravery and valor
    Medieval Times, families entertained with valor and bravery
    Tucked into a Chicago suburb, Medieval Times transports guests into a time when honor and valor are celebrated. Six brave knights take to battle for their noble king and his princess. From their majestic steed to wielding their sword, one knight...
  • A win
    Actually, 'Inside Out' wins the holiday weekend
    As the actual box office figures were updated, it showed something different. "Inside Out" did inch by "Jurassic World" over the July 4 holiday."Inside Out" took in $29.7 million while "Jurassic World"...
  • CPD
    Chicago's Fourth of July weekend leaves 10 dead, 54 wounded
    Chicago was the once again the city of incredible crime over the Fourth of July weekend. The weekend has become associated with senseless gunshots and murders in which news-watchers note the climbing number of shootings and killings as the weekend...
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders
    ‘Meeting in middle’ on guns depends upon where the ‘middle’ is
    Yesterday longshot Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” was widely quoted on his contention that he could “bring us to the middle” about gun rights...
  • Evelyn Champagne King
    Evelyn Champagne King performed at Chosen few old school reunion picnic
    July 4th 2015 is the 25th annual Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic. It is a gathering of your favorite old artist thank made you jump to what Chicago calls House Music. The baggie big pants with angled hair cuts, preppie look with a lot of funk...
  • Grateful Dead
    President Obama acknowledges the Grateful Dead and the 'Fare Thee Well' tour
    President Barack Obama was blessed with the support of music’s Grateful Dead when he ran for president for the first time in 2008. To this day, Obama has not forgot or lost appreciation for that support. The Grateful Dead’s “core...
  • Chicago Teachers Union protests budget cuts
    CPS teachers and supporters protest $200 million cuts, 1,400 layoffs
    Hundreds gathered outside City Hall in Chicago on Thursday to protest the latest round of financial cuts aimed at Chicago Public Schools. On Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his plan to cut $200 million and 1,400 jobs from CPS in an attempt...
  • Grateful Dead celebrations at Chicago restaurants
    Chicago restaurants celebrate Grateful Dead concerts with special offerings
    For some, Fourth of July weekend is focused on barbecues and fireworks. For DeadHeads, this holiday weekend is about the music. Soldier Field will host the Grateful Dead and its fans for three special concerts. The DeadHead festivities aren't...
  • On stage
    Females fueling crowds for 'Magic Mike XXL'
    Unlike last year when the Independence Day weekend did not have a newcomer being released, this time around, that is not the case.The Fourth of July holiday started in the states with Tuesday showings of "Terminator: Genisys" and "...
  • Chicago streaming tax becomes official
    Chicago begins taxing streaming services like Netflix and Spotify
    The city of Chicago, as part of a new effort to generate revenue from online sources, began taxing streaming services under a revised "amusement tax" rule that went into effect yesterday.Residents of the city will see a nine percent tax...
  • Windy City LakeShake 2015
    Windy City LakeShake in Chicago 2015 Review
    For the first time ever, the third-largest city in the U.S. hosted a major festival devoted to country music. Chicago's Windy City LakeShake, headlined by Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Lineand Brad Paisley, ran fromJune 19th to the 21st at...
  • Snap Kitchen
    Snap Kitchen Introduces a Great New Concept to Chicago:Fresh & Healthy Take-Away
    Snap Kitchen is headquartered in Austin, Texas and currently has over 25 locations across the county. They have three locations in Chicago: Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and the Loop. They will be opening their fourth location in Naperville, Illinois...
  • Hot Hayek
    Can plastic surgery stop ageism in Hollywood?
    Ask Helen Mirren a question and a brutally honest answer will come out.Mirren has just chimed in about ageism in Hollywood, as part of The Wrap's first New York Power Breakfast.At the event, held June 16, Mirren called the practice of weeding...
  • Shark Week celebrations in Chicago
    Chicago restaurants take a bite out of Shark Week
    While Chicagoans may not have to worry about sharks in Lake Michigan, Shark Week is a highly anticipated annual television event. Sharks offer endless fascination. From the fin breaking the water surface to the rows of sharp teeth, people can...
  • 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...
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