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  • Macho is sweet and handsome
    Macho isn't really macho -- he's more of a lover and lap dog
    The name Macho? Totally based on looks. And while this rather large all-black dog (except for a small white patch on his chest) may look rather intimidating, he's really quite the lover. Imagine a one-year-old, 75-pound Labrador retriever mix...
  • Image from Safe Humane Chicago video -- must watch!
    Safe Humane Chicago needs help
    It's an organization that helps dogs who have been confiscated in cruelty cases and who might languish in cages for years. They also help at-risk youth learn positive ways to interact with dogs. They help those who need it the most in Chicago ...
  • Farewell, Cardinal George
    Farewell, Cardinal George
    Cardinal Francis George, age 78, died Friday morning after a long battle with cancer. It speaks volumes that its now Saturday morning, but my column reporting on the event is already old news. The death of Cardinal George prompted an outpouring of...
  • Star power
    'Furious 7' joins the $1 billion club
    Now that was easy.And furious, too.It only took "Furious 7" 17 days to pass the coveted $1 billion mark, worldwide. In doing so, it is in the company of only a handful of films.Like it or not, the film is huge. According to Box Office...
  • Chicago rooftop dining hot spots
    Bask in the fun, food and frivolity on Chicago’s rooftops
    With winter coats away in storage and the water taxis back in the Chicago River, Chicago is ready for Spring and Summer. With a beautiful weekend on the horizon, a leisurely lunch, happy hour cocktails or a romantic dinner awaits on some of...
  • Off to Vegas
    'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' goes to Las Vegas
    As "Furious 7" continues to drive the box office, a mall cop will try to end its run. The end result could be tricky, and surprise some.The way box office winners have been scoring lately, do not be surprised to see it happen. However,...
  • GUI
    Game show 'Gaming Under the Influence' set to return in May
    Chicago-based game show Gaming Under the Influence is slated to return with a new set and new attitude, according to an announcement on April 15. A new trailer debuts the dedicated set for the online series, which combines video game competition...
  • Lindsey Fredell
    Ask A Chicago Expert: Transform your skin at George the Salon
    While there are numerous hair salons scattered throughout Chicago that offer additional spa services, it can be difficult finding a venue with professionals that excel in both areas of expertise. One of River North’s most popular hair salons...
  • Ultimate Brown Beauty Retreat
    Chicago Hair Events - April Roundup
    Chicago Hair Events - April Roundup
  • Luella's Southern Kitchen, menu favorites
    Luella’s Southern Kitchen, elevating traditional southern favorites
    Chicago has a renowned culinary scene. Nestled into Lincoln Square, Luella’s Southern Kitchen has quickly grown into a very popular new establishment. Chef Darnell Reed brings his culinary sensibilities to traditional, favorite Southern...
  • Professor William Heath, Poet and Novelist
    William Heath to Speak about William Wells at Newberry Library
    Professor William Heath will speak at the Newberry Library about his new book William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest at The Newberry Library on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The book concerns William Wells (1770-1812), also known as...
  • Level 257
    Chicago sports legends take part in grand opening of 'Pac-Man' themed restaurant
    Level 257, the Pac-Man themed dining and entertainment complex located near Chicago, is bringing in several local sports legends to be part of their grand opening event on Thurs., April 23.According to their April 14 press release, Windy City...
  • 2015 Chicago music festivals to see with your kid
    2015 Chicago music festivals to see with your kid
    Warm weather has finally returned to the Chicago area, and it’s likely your thoughts have turned to attending a music festival or two in town. If you’re planning to attend a fest with your kid, then consider keeping these events in...
  • Staffordshire found in Logan Square area of Chicago -- in danger if owner not found or foster offer
    Chicago Animal Care & Control at max capacity -- dogs may be killed in 72 hours
    Update: The owner come for this dog! However CACC is still filled to max capacity so if you can foster a dog or cat, please step up.Please see if you recognize this dog!Chicago Animal Care and Control is filled to maximum capacity. They have no...
  • Screening of FED UP! in Chicago April 16
    FED UP! documentary screening presented by Green City Market Junior Board
    Parents, health purveyors and educators stress the importance of healthy eating choices to young and old. In today’s society, obesity has reached epidemic levels. Even as eating fads have come and gone, the nation has seen a consistent rise...
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