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Teenage Wasteland: New Report Shows Gravity Of Underage Drinking At Lollapalooza

25 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : Chicagoist

In a new report, Lurie's Children's Hospital compared the number of emergency room visits during Lollapalooza weekend in 2014 to the two weekends before it began and the two weekends after it wrapped, and found that ER visits spiked. [ more › ]

Creepy Bar Owner Thinks Two-Way Mirror In Women's Restroom Is Good For Business

A Berwyn bar owner is bent on turning a local comedian's discovery of a two-way mirror in the women's restroom of his establishment into a publicity stunt. [ more › ]

A Game Of Thrones Feast At Elizabeth Restaurant [Photos]

  We got a taste of an entire menu inspired by the wildly popular fantasy series. [ more › ]

Chicago's Nepali Community Comes Together To Aid Earthquake Victims

After a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit the county on Saturday, international relief efforts have been well underway, including a new fund created by the Chicago Nepali community. [ more › ]

Woman finds two-way mirror in Chicago-area bar bathroom; owner says it's staying

Watch where you pee in the Chicago area. Literally. Tamale Rocks, a Chicago comedian and performance artist, allegedly found a two-way mirror in the women's bathroom of Berwyn, Ill., bar Cigars and Stripes, posting the discovery to YouTube. A Jezebel reporter got in touch with Ronnie Lottz, owner of Cigars and Stripes. Show More Summary

Movie Musts: 5 Film Events To Catch This Week

Reel talk: Here are five single-day screenings this week you may not want to miss. [ more › ]

Michael Jordan rookie shoes sell for more than $71K at auction

A pair of Nike Air Ships that Michael Jordan wore during his rookie season have sold for $71,553, according to an auction house. It's the second biggest haul for a pair of Jordan or NBA shoes, coming in second to the Bulls legend's "flu game" sneakers that fetched more than $104,000. Show More Summary

All Pets Aboard! Small Cats & Dogs Can Now Ride Amtrak Downstate

Amtrak released a statement last week to announce the expansion of its pilot pet-traveler program, after a year that saw about 200 pets ride the train line without incident. [ more › ]

Taylor Swift says she's 'jaded,' 'shamed' by media into staying single

Taylor Swift says the media are the reason she's been "shamed" into not dating for the past few years. Mea culpa. The "Shake It Off" singer made the revelation in an interview with Glamour UK, saying she doesn't think it's fair thatShow More Summary

Are you ready to buy McDonald's as artisanal?

Any argument about who's had the biggest influence on food in Chicago—Achatz or Trotter? Szathmary or Banchet?—can immediately be shut down once someone makes mention of Ray Kroc.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Around Town: Back To Work

  Sigh, it's Monday. We take a look at how everyone is getting back to work this week with these on-the-job photos. [ more › ]

Food And Drink Events: Sake Luau, Speed Rack And More

Mott St. opens its patio with a sake festival, the finals of an all-female speed bartending competition commences, and more events this week. [ more › ]

New study details downside of CTA's newest rail cars

As the CTA moves cautiously toward picking its next-generation rail cars, a study published in a national research journal presents a painstakingly detailed account of how the transit agency went off the tracks when it selected the aisle-facing...Show More Summary

50 Sandwiches You Should Eat Before You Die

By: Andy Kryza and Kevin Alexander No matter what that bloke Earl tells you, sandwiches are the quintessential American food: meat, cheese, bread, and moxie are what this country was founded on. That's why it's your duty -- nay, your...Show More Summary

We Went To The Oprah Auction And Left With Nothing

Thanks for the memories and all of your old stuff, Oprah. And a special thanks to everyone who clearly has entirely too much money who donated to a very good cause. [ more › ]

New Bill To Build On Lakefront Goes To Governor's Desk

The measure expressly allows building on parkland or "formerly submerged lands," making it easier for Chicago to nab both the Obama Presidential Library and the Lucas Museum. [ more › ]

First look: Blackhawks vs. Wild in Western Conference semifinals

Get ready to hear a whole lot of "Duuubs!" The Blackhawks are set to face the Wild and red-hot goaltender Devan Dubnyk in Round 2 of playoffs. It marks the second consecutive season the teams will meet in the second round-the Hawks won...Show More Summary

No bones about it, leashed dogs will be allowed on The 606

Leashed dogs will be allowed on The 606 park and trail system once it opens in June, unlike Chicago's popular downtown parks - Maggie Daley Park and neighboring Millennium Park. The 606 park will feature 2.7 miles of the elevated concrete...Show More Summary

Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening

Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings - and not worn by DeGeneres. "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless"...Show More Summary

Chipotle says it's now completely GMO-free

Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food. The Denver-based chain had already been using mostly non-GMO ingredients, but was working on changing a tortilla. Most of the country's corn and...Show More Summary

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