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  • 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...
  • This year's Fourth of July celebration can have a multicultural flair
    Honor America’s diversity this Fourth in Chicago’s many ethnic neighborhoods
    Sure, any responsible Chicago events promoter should spend the week before the Fourth of July categorizing and ranking the city’s most exciting Independence Day events (and man, are there a lot of them). This weekend, all Amurrca (insert...
  • C Chicago
    Chicago chef tips on cooking whole fish for the Fourth of July and beyond
    Steaks, burgers, brats and dogs will be smoking up backyards and apartment balconies this summer but if you want to eat healthier, consider an attempt at cooking a whole fish with help from Chef Bill Montagne of the recently opened C Chicago in...
  • Chicago Public Health warns about meningitis outbreak in Chicago
    Chicago Public Health warns about meningitis outbreak in Chicago
    In light of the Supreme Courts ruling on Friday that same sex couples have a right to marry and that since the beginning of June 2015 there has been six confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease, aka “meningitis” in Illinois,...
  • Ryan Bauer and Russell Shearer
    JW Marriott Chicago offers upscale picnic bag to kick off National Picnic Month.
    JW Marriott Chicago invites guests and local Chicagoans to visit the hotel’s front desk on Tuesday, June 30, for a complimentary JW picnic bag and house made snack mix to officially launch Chef Michael Reich’s JW Marriott Chicago&rsquo...
  • I see a win
    Dinosaurs win for third time at box office
    It was not expected to win and it played out that way. "Ted 2" finished third as "Jurassic World" wins again. The win marks the third week in a row for the dinosaurs.The real story was the battle for the top spot between two...
  • Mel Reynolds
    Former U.S. Representative Mel Reynolds from Illinois criminally charged again
    Mel Reynolds, a formerly-disgraced Chicago politician who served as a United States representative, has a new set of charges filed against him. One might think his goal is to have the longest rap sheet of any politician ever, and he may have...
  • Laugh riot
    'Ted 2' off and laughing but dinosaurs still roaring
    A bear and a dog will try to knock down dinosaurs as the box office has plenty of animals competing for attention. It is still likely that "Jurassic World" will win for a third time.The bear that is "Ted 2" is off to a $2.6...
  • XS Tennis Village about to become reality
    XS Tennis Village about to become reality
    With the help of the Chicago Housing Authority, XS Tennis and Education Foundation was able to acquired 13.5 acres of land in the Washington Park neighborhood, yesterday Mayor Emanuel and the XS Tennis Foundation broke ground to build, the long...
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