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Summer In The City -- Parks Programs In/Around Uptown

Learn to spin fire, juggle, walk a tightrope, and perform Asian dances. (Not at the same time, but hey, knock yourself out.) Be part of the world's biggest swimming lesson. Enjoy live theater, or create your own play and perform it. Take your kids to learn crafts. Show More Summary

Nothing Left But The Memories

If you didn't make it to Shake, Rattle & Read's Everything Is Free event today, save your carfare tomorrow. There will be no Wednesday "sale," as there's nothing left to give away. Farewell, Mr. Ric. You made a lot of people happy. Enjoy the sun and the sand, and we'll keep on hoping for that rock'n'roll autobiography some day.

Free Movies Are Screening At Parks All Over Chicago This Summer

You can see more than 130 movies for free in the parks this summer, including "The Goonies," "Ant-Man" and "Vertigo." [ more › ]

Chicago's Awful Parking Meters Make Big Bucks For Private Investors Again

The hateful parking meters brought in $121.7 million last year—but not for the city! [ more › ]

Wicker Park 'Saved By The Bell' Pop-up Announces Events And Surprise Guest

Opening cast surprises and a glance at regular events have us pumped to get all 'Saved By The Bell' in Wicker Park next week. [ more › ]

Chicago Man Wears Bulletproof Vest When He Drives, In Case Of 'Random Violence'

As of last Friday, there had been 20 expressway shootings so far this year. [ more › ]

FLATS Announces Details of Lawrence House Grand Opening

From Cedar Street/FLATS:"Join FLATS ® for The Soirée on Thursday, June 16, 2016, from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM as we celebrate the grand opening of The Lawrence House and the announcement of our 2016 #FLATSproject winner.The Lawrence House,...Show More Summary

Mystery Graffiti Appears On Streeterville's Lake Point Towers

The iconic curvy building can be spotted easily from Lake Shore Drive and is among the most recognizable in the city's skyline. [ more › ]

TSA Ousts Its Security Chief Over Airport Lines From Hell

Thankfully, aa new team is now overseeing screenings at O'Hare International Airport. [ more › ]

The Tastiest Chicago Burgers of Instagram

May is national burger month which means for the last three weeks, people have been going crazy on Instagram. The month's not over but I can't wait, it's time to round-up the best burgers in Chicago thus far: 1. Grange Hall Burger Bar You can never go wrong with fried avocado, especially on a burger. Show More Summary

FBI Agents Shot During Contentious Arrest In South Suburbs

The FBI told local parents to keep their kids home from school this morning, due to an "unsafe situation in the community." [ more › ]

Man Charged With Hate Crime For Saying He Hates White People, Stabbing A White Man

The victim reports his attacker said "I hate 'expletive' white people. Give me your wallet." [ more › ]

Free Will Astrology: Week of May 26, 2016

By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): To convey the best strategy for you to employ in the coming weeks, I have drawn inspiration from a set of instructions composed by aphorist Alex Stein: Scribble, scribble, erase. Scribble, erase, scribble. Scribble, scribble, scribble, scribble. Erase, erase, erase. Scribble, erase. Keep what’s left. In other words, Aries, you […]

On Chicago's Blues: Where Have You Gone, Harold Washington?

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel remains in office months after evidence emerged that during his reelection campaign he hid from the public a videotape of a white police officer shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald sixteen times. The juxtaposition...Show More Summary

Vote For Uptown Underground In "Best of Chicago Nightlife" Awards

Uptown Underground (4713 N Broadway) has made it to the final round of the Chicago Nightlife Awards, and they need your vote to take it all the way. You can vote daily until June 3rd. Winners will be announced on June 7th at a ceremony.Cast...Show More Summary

Illinois GOP Still Doesn't Want To Support Rights Of Women, Same-Sex Couples

The Illinois GOP chose to rally behind terrible ideas at their convention in Peoria over the weekend. [ more › ]

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