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Former House Speaker Hastert Faces Federal Indictment

On the same day a report was released calling Chicago the "most corrupt city in the nation," the former Speaker of The House and Illinois politician was indicted by the FBI for violating banking laws. [ more › ]

The NFL Should Take a Lesson From Ray McDonald's Release

Photo credit: Wikimedia Kudos go out to the Chicago Bears, in wake of the recent news regarding the Ray McDonald situation. Maybe the NFL will get the idea. Domestic violence is on the rise in the NFL, whether or not they want to admit it. Show More Summary

Chicago Judge Releases 'Disgusting' Photo Of Disgraced Cops Posing With Black Man Forced To Wear Antlers

A Chicago police officer was fired last fall amid a slew of disturbing misconduct allegations, including a racially-charged photo of him and another cop. [ more › ]

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted

Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing. Instead of "black pepper flavor,"...Show More Summary

Playing The Triangle

It hardly seems a year has gone by since the shiny metal sculpture "Two in the Hand" by Michael Young was placed on exhibit in the Racine/Broadway triangle. But it was only ours for a year, and now it's moved on, to be replaced by another piece of public art. Show More Summary

Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

Free coffee, rum and reggae and more weekend things to do in Chicago, May 29-31. EAT Rick Bayless Fiesta Block 37 108 N. State St. 312-261-4700 The "Top Chef Master" star demonstrates how to prepare recipes from his new cookbook "More...Show More Summary

If you blame Thibs, you must blame the Bulls too

The speculation surrounding Tom Thibodeau's departure from the Bulls came to fruition Thursday when the team announced the firing of the 21 st coach in franchise history. This, of course, has been brewing for more than a year. In that...Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Plans Form For Finkl Steel Site Transformation

A host of ideas to transform the former site of Finkl Steel in Lincoln Park are on the table, from a light manufacturing district to a corporate campus to a new brewery and restaurant hub. [ more › ]

Chicago fests this weekend: Do-Division, Maifest and more

Progressive festing (kind of like progressive dining) is highly encouraged this weekend for a healthy dose of art and culture. Start the weekend early on Thursday with German street fest Maifest in Ravenswood (save room for bienenstich cake). Show More Summary

Give Your Cabin Fever Das Boot With Mayfest

Now that the outdoors has become considerably more hospitable again, it's time to dance around the Maypole at the 17th Annual Mayfest kicking off tonight. [ more › ]

George McCaskey's handling of the Ray McDonald affair offers a lesson to the press

People say things every day that make us cringe, but nothing lately has hit me in the pit of my stomach like George McCaskey's explanation of why the Bears took a flyer on Ray McDonald. San Francisco had cut the defensive end because his "pattern of poor decision-making" could "no longer be tolerated."… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Traffic congestion at Finkl site concerns residents

Redevelopment ideas for land that housed a former steel factory just west of Lincoln Park are pitting residents who are concerned about traffic congestion against a nonprofit that suggests the site keep its "planned manufacturing district" zoning designation. Show More Summary

Chicagoist's Neighborhood Guide To Pilsen

Don't let the buzz around Pilsen fool you—the neighborhood isn't merely trending, it's booming. [ more › ]

Rauner's Top Education Advisor Had Salary Paid From Agency That Faces Millions In Cuts

It seems when it comes to “shared sacrifices” to solve our state’s budget woes, treating people the same is far from the governor’s plan. [ more › ]

Amy Schumer as 'The Bachelorette?' Say it ain't so

Please say it's all a big, dumb joke. Please say Amy Schumer, patriarchy rabble-rouser, budding movie star and woman crush wonder, isn't seriously considering becoming the next "Bachelorette." ABC executives floated the idea after Schumer...Show More Summary

Let's talk about pierogi (part two): Alexandra's Pierogi

When I wrote up a short piece about the pierogi from Pierogi Street on Tuesday, I encouraged readers to start a raucous Internet discussion on the subject—but I knew that it was unlikely; soft, fluffy pierogi are just too comfy to incite fervor. Show More Summary

It's a dirty job and they do it: life as a nightclub washroom attendant

Both the bass music and tipsy platform-heeled women are loud as they pump in and out of the washroom in River North's swanky Shay lounge. The pastel-colored, brightly lit ladies' washroom keeps its sparkle thanks to Gabriela Ruiz. Clad...Show More Summary

Finding orgasm - a married lady's conundrum

Dear Anna, My husband and I have been together for almost 6 years. When we first started dating, our sex life was terribly disappointing: He frequently came early, he couldn't get aroused from my efforts, sometimes he couldn't get aroused at all even though he clearly wanted to. Show More Summary

Owner 'extremely upset' after video catches dog walker kicking beagle

A woman living in a West Loop apartment building was distraught to learn that her dog had been viciously kicked by her dog walker Tuesday - a scene that was captured by an elevator's security camera. In the elevator video, the man -Show More Summary

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