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  • Tom on top
    'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' on Cruise control
    It was a good weekend for Tom Cruise and "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation." The film not only won, it beat expectations.By beating studio estimates, the movie is doing what many winners are doing this year. They are over-performing....
  • Fan says enthusiastic Lollapalooza crowd gave Paul McCartney a lot of love
    Fan says enthusiastic Lollapalooza crowd gave Paul McCartney a lot of love
    Sue Webber, who attended Paul McCartney's July 31 performance at Lollapalooza, said the wait to see his show required a lot of endurance from fans. “It was a grueling day for the loyal camped in front of the Samsung Galaxy stage all day...
  • Goodnight Criminals performing live at House of Blues in Chicago
    Goodnight Criminals steal their own fate
    Few bands embody the word “autonomous” like that of Chicago-based Goodnight Criminals. The electronic pop outfit has been thriving under their own self-direction steadily since 2011 and continue to maintain a distinct voice in an ever...
  • The Hampton Social
    The Hampton Social is now open in Chicago
    The Hampton Social, the newest concept from restaurateur Brad Parker is now open. The 7,000 sq. ft., 300-seat restaurant resembles the relaxing, upscale atmosphere of the Hamptons and offers coastal cuisine and summer themed, craft cocktails....
  • Chicago in Cleveland
    James Pankow feelin' stronger every day with Chicago
    Named for the town from whence most of its original members came, Chicago is as much a rock and soul institution today as it was a hit-making machine in the swinging ‘70s and big ‘80s.Formed in 1967 by horn players Jimmy Pankow ...
  • Happy Hour
    Go home Chicago dating – you’re drunk
    Chicago’s dating scene may soon see an increase in public intoxication, indecent exposure and most troubling, DUIs, that is, dating under the influence. This past July, Governor Bruce Rauner signed the “Culinary and Hospitality...
  • 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...
  • Chicago
    '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...
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