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Nando's Peri-Peri purveys seriously addictive chicken

The South African chicken chain with a celebrity following touches down in the West Loop. Mini-review: Nando's Peri-Peri953 W. Randolph St. 312-488-3062Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up  There's something about chicken franchises that inspire cult fanaticism. Show More Summary

Owner: Dog stolen from West Loop apartment turned in at shelter

The owner of a West Highland white terrier stolen from a West Loop apartment last week said the dog was turned in Wednesday afternoon to a North Side shelter. Barnaby was turned in at PAWS Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn Ave., on Wednesday...Show More Summary

'San Andreas': Ermahgerd

Pretty scary and only moderately stupid, "San Andreas" succeeds in the disaster department and struggles with most of the other elements that make it a movie, not just a two-hour earthquake simulation. Because, um, there's no greater...Show More Summary

Men dressed as women steal handbags from luxury Lincoln Park store

Three men, two of them dressed as women, stole thousands of dollars worth of purses from a luxury consignment shop in Lincoln Park, police said. The burglary occurred around 4 p.m. Wednesday when a worker at eDrop-Off, 2117 N. Halsted St., let in a man dressed as a woman, police said. Show More Summary

Long Before Target

click to enlarge In April of 1967, a gas station with a car wash stood at Sunnyside and Broadway. Be sure to ask for stamps with your gas purchase! You can see some of the buildings that would be destroyed in the 1996 Wilson Yard fire in the background.(Photo by DavidWilson1949 on Flickr)

Explore Contemporary Indian Culture at Month-Long Eye on India Festival

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For vibrant offerings all month, the 5th annual Eye on India Festival will be held beginning May 28, and concluding on June 28, with a range of events for individuals and families alike to delight in. Curated by Eye on...

Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 U.S. cities stack up

Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thursday. From Boston to Miami, New York to Los Angeles,...Show More Summary

Chicago's Most Scenic Bike Trails

Spin class is great for clearing your conscience. (Adios, salted-caramel cupcakes.) But could it be any darker or louder? This weekend, break out your real bike--the one that moves--and log some miles on these leafy, scenic trails that'll get you outdoors, off the city streets and back into pedaling your own way. Lakefront Trail (South). Show More Summary

Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

EAT Get A Burger, Give A BurgerUmami Burger1480 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-423-2005Buy a burger and you'll get a coupon for a free burger you can either redeem in June or turn in to have the Wicker Park restaurant donate the cost of the burger to The Feeding America Network. Show More Summary

Music At Mass Transit

This should be fun. The Old Town School of Folk Music and the CTA are teaming up to bring free concerts to commuters for a week in June, at 40 different subway stations. The Iron Heart Chicago festival website says,"June 10-17, 2015 - 1 week. Show More Summary

Hawks force Game 7 with some luck ... and a lotta good

To paraphrase a popular saying, you'd rather be lucky than good in sports. Well, a combination of the two is what you need to win a title, though just a little bit of bad luck can unravel a team's championship dreams. Heading into Game...Show More Summary

Ducks cut Blackhawks' lead to 3-2

Clayton Stoner beat Corey Crawford, whose glove was hit by a Ducks player, 1-minute, 57 seconds into the third to cut the Blackhawks' lead to 3-2. The goal opened up for the Blackhawks during the second period, when they scored three...Show More Summary

Riot Fest Nabs No Doubt, Snoop Dogg, Faith No More And Iggy Pop For 2015 Lineup

Riot Fest is back in the news again, this time for the incredible 2015 lineup that proves why it's the #1 fest in the country. [ more › ]

Beach, please! Humboldt Park residents demand inland beach reopen

One week after Chicago's beaches opened, the Humboldt Park beach has no water and residents are demanding it open this summer. Residents are planning a "beach blanket sit in" at 1 p.m. on Sunday to show the Chicago Park District they...Show More Summary

Readin' Writin' and Larceny

Seems a couple North Side schools have been broken into lately after hours, so please keep an eye out for any suspicious activity, especially if you live near a school. In March, a school on the 2500 block of Addison (which we presume is Lane Tech) was broken into, vandalized, and had electronic equipment taken. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: 'Good Riddance' Mayor Says Of Disgraced Cops In Photo

"Good riddance," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday in response to the release of a photo in which two disgraced police officers posed with a black man they arrested and dressed in antlers. [ more › ]

New Testing, App Provide A Safer Waterway to Local Beaches This Summer

With Memorial Day marking the traditional start of beach season, local municipalities are finding new ways to test the waters and disseminate info to the public to avoid those pesky Lake Michigan E. coli flareups. [ more › ]

The 12 Best Burgers in America

By Abbey Chase From In-N-Out and White Castle to menus from Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Daniel Boulud, no food spans the gap between high-end and budget dining like the classic American burger. Yet while there are many great burgers...Show More Summary

Man who blew marijuana smoke in pet chameleon's mouth acquitted

A West Side man whose video of himself smoking marijuana with his pet chameleon went viral and led to a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge was acquitted Wednesday by a Cook County judge who found his behavior immature but not criminal. Bruce...Show More Summary

Massive growth in Illinois craft beer predicted with new law

Revolution Brewing is one of the nation's fastest-growing breweries, but its blistering growth has knocked it out of compliance with Illinois' liquor law. The problem: Revolution's massive production brewery on Kedzie Avenue, and its brewpub on Milwaukee Avenue, constitute two different types of brewing facilities. Show More Summary

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