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15 new Chicago brunches to enjoy this winter

Robert's Pizza Company, Coda di Volpe, Maison Parisienne and more new brunches to enjoy as temperatures drop.

Wintry weather expected Sunday: Snow and slippery roads

A winter weather advisory was issued for Sunday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., warning of possible snow up to 4 inches and slippery roads with decreased visibility. Light to moderate snow was expected to begin Sunday morning and continue through the afternoon in the Chicago and surrounding areas, according...

Trump Swastika Stickers Spotted In The South Loop

It's the second report of swastika vandalism in Chicago this week. [ more › ]

Person Fatally Hit By CTA Purple Line Train In Evanston

Purple Line service was suspended between Howard and Linden. [ more › ]

Chicago - The Walking Dead?

Chicago is lost. Where's the outrage? Where is the disgust? Since the 2015 Thanksgiving Eve release of the Laquan McDonald killing video and subsequent Black Friday protests (#LaquanMcDonald #BlackFriday #BlackChristmas) we have experienced an increase in the mayhem and madness of murders and attempted murders (shootings) - 700+ & 4000+ respectively. Show More Summary

Police Share Photos Of Suspects In UPS Truck Robbery

A UPS driver was armed at gunpoint on Wednesday night. Suspects got away with money and several undelivered packages. [ more › ]

'Tis the season to have the crap scared out of you at a haunted house

If Halloween is your favorite holiday and you’re less than thrilled that Christmas is practically here, you can enjoy a festive scare at "Krampus: A Haunted Christmas" to hold you over until next year. The holiday-themed haunted house event will take place from 7-11 p.m. Dec. 16-17 at Chicago’s...

Rahm Creates $1M Legal Defense Fund For Chicago Immigrants

Rahm wants Chicago to remain a sanctuary city, and he's putting his money (or at least, some money from an unknown source) where his mouth is. [ more › ]

Rep. Gutierrez To Skip Trump Inauguration In Protest Of 'Bigotry'

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) told CNN he won't attend because Trump "continues to spew hatred, bigotry and prejudice even after he said he was going to bring us all together." [ more › ]

UChicago Launches $25M Fund For Investing In Startups

"[W]e hope the UChicago Startup Investment Program will encourage... venture capitalists to take a deeper look in the Midwest and Chicago specifically." [ more › ]

Suit Against Massage Envy Accuses Local Therapist Of Sexual Misconduct

He made unwanted sexual contact with a female client during a massage, according to the suit. [ more › ]

Photos: Protesters Converge Downtown Despite No Trump Visit

"We are here to stand together in solidarity to celebrate the victory of Donald Trump not stepping another foot in this city." [ more › ]

20 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Weekend

Concerts, shopping and the world's largest motorcycle parade are just a few of our favorite things to do in Chicago this weekend. [ more › ]

Super-thoughtful holiday gift ideas for all your 'loved' ones

So, it’s time to buy people presents. Again. And while there are very concrete rules about what not to get the special people in your life, getting it right isn’t always as easy. Until now. Here are the most thoughtful gifts to get for your most cherished loved ones. You’re welcome. Your foodie...

Store Clerk Subject To Racist Rant In 'Utter Shock' Over Donations

In a recent GoFundMe update the clerk, who goes by Holli, laid out what she plans to do with her $30K-plus. [ more › ]

December book-to-movie reads: 'Lion,' 'Hidden Figures' and more

The snow's not quite falling yet, but it won't be long. Ready to cozy up by the fire (or the heating vent/radiator/space heater, you do you) with a good book as the flakes fly? Us, too. Start with these stories, then venture into the cold long enough to see them on screen later this month.  "Lion,"...

Ask Anna: I've fallen for someone who's never dated a girl. Am I being friend-zoned ... again?

I met this woman about two months ago on a camping trip and fell head over heels for her. At first it looked like we were flirting a little. But she was with a boyfriend, so to me it was just a game and nothing more. I figured maybe they're an open couple and if anything happens, it would be fun...

Chicago newcomer completes 'L' challenge in under 9 hours, makes us all look bad

Let's be honest. Most of us can barely handle riding the CTA for more than 20 minutes, let alone a couple of hours. But Chicago newcomer Jack Brandtman took it upon himself to learn a little more about the transit system by completing the Chicago "L" challenge—a roughly NINE-HOUR undertaking—and...

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