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  • 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...
  • No secrets
    'Ant-Man' wins another one for Marvel
    "Ant-Man" did it. It beat out "Minions" for the top spot at the domestic box office. Meanwhile, a comedy did darn well, too.While "Ant-Man" hauled in $57.1 million, it was under the estimates. But, "Trainwreck,...
  • CPD
    Chicago's deadly weekend: At least 10 killed or found dead in 60 hours
    Before the shock that at least ten people were killed over Chicago’s Fourth of July weekend has faded, the deadly city logged at least 7 more murders over the past weekend while 4 bodies were discovered after neighbors complained of a foul...
  • Sam Hunt CMA Fest
    Taylor Swift brings out Sam Hunt for surprise performance on the 1989 world tour
    Taylor Swift is known for bringing out surprise guests during her shows, and Sunday night (July 19) was no different. The 1989 world tour landed in Chicago for a 50,000-strong audience at Soldier Field, which erupted in screams as Swift brought...
  • 'Ant-Man' arrives
    'Ant-Man' is more than crawling along right now
    After an impressive first weekend win, "Minions" will be tough to beat. But, "Ant-Man" is here and the buzz has been good. The buzz, however, is still solid for those pesky "Minions."In the end, it will be a battle...
  • Five farmers markets to check out in Chicago
    Five farmers markets to check out in Chicago
    For families in the Chicago area, exploring farmers markets can be a great way to try new fruits, vegetables, dairy products and other tasty items while also getting to know the farmers and producers who bring the food to your table. Where should...
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