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15 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Memorial Day Weekend

It's Memorial Day Weekend. Finally! Get out there and enjoy it. [ more › ]

Most Chicago Single-Family Homes Are Selling Below Their Asking Price

Homes in hot spots like Wicker Park, West Town and Logan Square still fetch a premium, though. [ more › ]

The Gelato World Tour hits Millennium Park this weekend

In order to promote gelato—and encourage the Americas to catch up to Italy's 39,000 gelaterias (the U.S. has only 900)—the Gelato World Tour is stopping in Millennium Park today through Sunday. Just don't call it ice cream; the organizers...Show More Summary

Fridays At Buttercup Park: Movies and Entertainment

If you saw the Summer in the Parks listing a couple days ago, you may have noticed that there's a lot of great things happening in our area parks all summer long, but we got short shrift on Movies in the Park.Buttercup Park AdvisoryShow More Summary

American Shameless

In spite of being an avowed pacifist, I find myself (like much of America and indeed the world these days) a spectator to violence. Some of it is fictional, as in the television show, Shameless, set on the Southside of Chicago. SomeShow More Summary

The octopus and fish go down fighting at Shiroi Sushi

Five years ago when I wrote about the supposed embiggening powers of sannakji (aka "Korean Viagra," aka recently dispatched and dismembered octopus still wriggling and suckering with residual nerve activity), I was mildly disappointed that the pair I purchased at HMart didn't have the same vitality as the ones I'd been served in South Korea. Show More Summary

The Only Way to Stop Killings in Chicago

Shootings and homicides continue to make headlines daily in Chicago. The police do their best to implement one strategy after another to help reduce gun violence, however, the strategies are coming up short as it relates to achieving real results. Show More Summary

Maggie Daley Park's Climbing Wall Is Open Til 9 P.M. Daily, Starting Friday

The wall's new, extended summer hours will last through Labor Day. [ more › ]

This Map Shows You Exactly Where Chicago's Commuters Are Going

This data viz of Chicago's commutes is mildly memorizing. [ more › ]

Metric Coffee To Open First Café On The Near West Side In June

Metric Coffee, the roaster behind the coffee at Antique Taco and Southport Grocery, is set to open its own café inside its plant on the Near West Side in June. [ more › ]

Discover The Mysterious Planet At The Edge Of Our Solar System At The Adler

As you'll learn at the planetarium's new sky show, debuting Friday, this not-yet-discovered planet is HUGE. [ more › ]

A Former Chicago Spelling Champ Takes Us Inside The National Spelling Bee

Former National Spelling Bee contestant and Hyde Park native Devora Klionsky on the bee experience, why spelling matters, and whether the kids at the bee are as quirky as they seem on TV. [ more › ]

Uber And Lyft Are Threatening To Leave Chicago

Uber's Chicago general manager Marco McCottry said, "If this ordinance were to pass, ride-sharing as we know it would no longer exist in Chicago." [ more › ]

Divvy Expands Its Free Valet Service Just In Time For Fest Season

The valet service guarantees you a drop-off slot when you bike to a popular Divvy station. Like, say, a station right outside Pitchfork. [ more › ]

The Average Renter Can't Afford A Chicago-Area Two-Bedroom, Study Says

You have to make $22.62 an hour to afford a typical Chicago area two-bedroom, and local renters make, on average, $17.03. [ more › ]

Minimum Wage Workers Camp In Front Of McDonald's Shareholders Meeting

"They just made a billion dollars if not more in the first quarter of this year, and I can't afford to pay rent. That doesn't make sense to me." [ more › ]

Margaret Cho on Being a Survivor, Morality on the Internet and Some Truly Bizarre Snacks

What does Margaret Cho have to say? Well, just about everything! In this third episode of The Celebrity Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano, I sit down with Margaret Cho over tequila cocktails and guacamole and chips at the Sunset Marquis...Show More Summary

Englewood's Monthly Festival Series Is Kicking Off Saturday

"Because we are residents of the community, our Nights Out in the Park are a little more special." [ more › ]

Man Charged With Misdemeanor For Beating Loop's 'Walking Man' With Bat

The Walking Man, Joseph Kromelis, declined to press felony charges, even though his eyes were reportedly "almost gouged out" during the attack. [ more › ]

Photos: Buy Jonathan Toews' Lincoln Park Mansion For $3.9 Million

The brick-and-limestone walkup can be yours for $3.9 million. [ more › ]

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