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Woman admits false rescue call, then denies guilt after court

A Chicago woman wiped tears from her eyes after pleading guilty Thursday to making a false 911 call reporting that a man had fallen into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan near Rogers Beach two years ago. The Coast Guard dispatched rescue...Show More Summary

'Top Chef' casting call Feb. 10 in Chicago

Season 12 of "Top Chef" continues its three-part finale Feb. 4 on Bravo, but the show already is cooking up its casting calls for Season 13-and casting directors are headed to Chicago. Trenchermen will host the Chicago casting call from 10 a.m. Show More Summary

Rebel Against Winter With 2nd Floor Rear's 24-Hour Art Festival This Weekend

2nd Floor Rear celebrates 24 hours of art while also honoring DIY and alternative art spaces so gloriously prevalent in the city. [ more › ]

Midday News Links: Wrigley Field Neighbors Barely Tolerating Bleacher Renovations

They cannot wait until the renovations are complete so they can bitch about something else. [ more › ]

Three fun facts from the 2014 Illinois governor's race

Illinois' 2014 governor's race was a big one for the state--record spending and the first Republican governor elected in 12 years. We've extracted some more fun facts about the race from a new study from the Paul Simon Institute of Public Policy at Southern Illinois University. 6. Show More Summary

Restaurant News: Charlatan's Late Night Menu, Heisner's New Taverns On Division, Taco In A Bag

Charlatan releases a very tempting late night menu, Heisner Hospitality wants to prevent Division from being a douche land, and Chicagoans will get a local Taco In A Bag. [ more › ]

Pencil This In: Atlas Brewing's Dragon Swoon Release

This brewing collaboration with Around the Bend Beer Co. will be Atlas' first release party in some time. [ more › ]

Around Town: Concrete Gallery

  We enjoy some street art today in Around Town. [ more › ]

Emanuel Steps Up His Attacks On Garcia

This is an acute case of Rahmsplaining. [ more › ]

Morning Box Score: Kings Rule Blackhawks

The Blackhawks lost the first game of a six-game road trip. [ more › ]

Listen To The First Single From Clip Art's Debut LP

A solo project from a sideman take center stage. Hear the first song off Clip Art's new album! [ more › ]

Illinois Educational Funding -- Expect Deep Cuts

Within 24 hours of Governor Bruce Rauner taking office, numerous media outlets reported on his immediate steps to rectify Illinois' dire financial situation. While his first acts as governor weren't earth-shattering, they are more than...Show More Summary

2015 U.S. Best Ranked Cities for Hotels

You don't have to sacrifice quality in order to pay less for a hotel, and to make sure that you're staying in the best rooms available while still paying the ideal price, hotel search trivago.com has compiled America's Top 50 Cities for quality accommodation. Show More Summary

$12 million rehab ahead for Union Station

Amtrak will spend $12 million this year for renovation work at Chicago's Union Station, including a redesign of the facility's often-crowded concourse areas, officials will announce Thursday. The station also will undergo safety improvements,...Show More Summary

Today's Weather: The Chicago Party

And the party is under gray skies, gusty winds and a mix of rain and snow. [ more › ]

Extra Extra: White Sox Bring Back Beckham

Beckham signs a 1-year deal to return to 35th and Shields. The Sox also designated Dayan Viciedo for assignment. [ more › ]

Music Video Of The Day: ShowYouSuck 'Girls, Nachos'

We highlight the work of Grammy-nominated Chicago producer Stefan Ponce with today's "Music Video Of The Day." [ more › ]

Rique's Sets The Date

Way back in May, we told you it would be happening, and Chef Enrique Cortes just announced that the long-anticipated reopening of Rique's Cocina Mexicana, back at its original location (5004 N Sheridan), will take place on Friday, February 6th, at 5pm.You can make reservations now at 773-728-6200 or by emailing info@riqueschicago.com. Show More Summary

CH Distillery And Ale Syndicate Team Up To Distill Beer

CH Distillery & Cocktail Bar and Ale Syndicate held a tasting for their distilled beer. That's right. A beer spirit. [ more › ]

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