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Gear Up For Ramen Sunday At Acadia

Grab a bowl of the ramen that won Ramenfest [ more › ]

Walter Payton Made History 37 Years Ago Today

While the cries for Marc Trestman's job and Jay Cutler's head grow, let's look back to a happier time in Bears history. [ more › ]

Bloodshot Records Celebrates 20 Years: An Oral History Of Its Beginnings

We talked with Bloodshot founders Nan Warshaw and Rob Miller about the label's humble beginnings along with one of its earliest artists, Robbie Fulks. [ more › ]

The Sun Does Come out in This Delightful Annie Tour

Kids and animals onstage in a daffy and heartwarming musical comedy? Depending on whom you talk to, this could either be a horror show or a holiday delight. Typically, I lean toward the latter -- one can only take so much sweetness in one sitting. Show More Summary

High-End Barber Shop Winner of "The FLATS Project" Contest

Looks like it's official. The winner of the FLATS Project to encourage small businesses to set up shop in Uptown is "The Public Barber." Details on the business acceleration program can be found here, and more about The Public Barber can be found here. Congrats to the winner!

Today's Weather: Ain't Living Long Like This

We have one more day of bitter cold weather before we steer into the better climes the weekend promises. [ more › ]

Theaster Gates brings the coffee shop to Washington Park

One of the great milestones in the life of a celebrity is the opening of a restaurant. Theaster Gates reached that point in June when the Currency Exchange Cafe opened in Washington Park, next door to the Arts Incubator he developed last year as part of the Arts + Public Life Initiative at the University of Chicago.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Scour Chicago for a Chance to Win Bears Tickets

This post is brought to you by State Farm®. [ more › ]

Fatal shooting in Humboldt Park

Four men shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side on Wednesday are casualties of an ongoing conflict along Chicago Avenue where control of drug sales sometimes leads to weekslong bouts of violence, according to policeShow More Summary

Chicago Health Disparities Persist But Can Be Stopped

The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care reported recently that blacks with diabetes in Chicago had 1.7 times the rate of limb amputations than whites with diabetes (3.4 per 1,000 vs. 2.0 per 1,000). Losing a leg from diabetes isn't a given, nor are racial differences in this health outcome. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: 4 Shot In Wednesday Afternoon Humboldt Park Shooting

A 23-year-old man is dead after being one of three people shot this afternoon in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. [ more › ]

Music Video Of The Day: The Blind Shake 'Le Pasion'

Warm up with scuzzed-out Minneapolis garage rock tonight at SubT. [ more › ]

Can You Donate Food, Clothing Or Toys To Your Neighbors?

With the holidays approaching, and cold weather already here, both Alds. Cappleman and Osterman are promoting ways for generous residents to make the season a little happier and a lot warmer for our neighbors in need:From Ald. Cappleman's...Show More Summary

Cubs' Rizzo Baseball Humanitarian of the Year

Every year at this time, Major League Baseball hands out a ton of awards for on-field performance during the prior season. It's certainly interesting to see who wins these awards. Witnessing and acknowledging outstanding athletic achievements...Show More Summary

Tips for Inviting a Chef and His Family Over for Dinner

I would love to know how many chefs and their families get invited over to other people's houses for dinner. Anyone? Anyone? Neither do we. I will admit that there is a chance that we don't get invited over for dinner because no one wants to hang out with us. Show More Summary

The 16 Best Galleries In Chicago

You don't have to go to a museum to enjoy art. [ more › ]

1325 Wilson FLATS Building Now Open For New Leases

The "Now Leasing" sign is out at 1325 West Wilson (at Beacon) in the old Norman Hotel. two and a half years after the negligent former owner sold the building due to foreclosure. Today we saw work going on outside in the patio area that...Show More Summary

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner With Strangers Through Meal Sharing

'It's great because you meet all these interesting people, but then they leave.' [ more › ]

U of C: Feds investigate threatening Facebook hack

A group of University of Chicago students who petitioned the school to address its alleged "culture of racial intolerance" are now facing threats of violence that federal authorities are investigating. This week, the Facebook account...Show More Summary

'Mockingjay-Part 1' 3-star review

(out of four)Even if Philip Seymour Hoffman hadn't passed away in February, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1" would thrive on his delicious supporting turn as Plutarch Heavensbee. (You should know by now that in this series' universe...Show More Summary

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