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Chicago date idea: ComedySportz then Cheesie's

Rather than putting a ton of effort into an outing and then just hitting one spot, why not extend the adventure? This week, we’re pairing a ComedySportz show with delectable grilled cheese sandwiches. Laugh it up then cheese it up. Main Attraction: CSz Theater Chicago929 W. Belmont Ave. 773-549-8080How...

Commercial Leasing Educational Class Today

Uptown is booming and commercial spaces are filling up. Learn what you need to know about protecting yourself when choosing a home for your business. What should you think about when it comes time to re-sign your lease? Kick off Memorial Day with this educational program hosted by Irpino Real Estate. Show More Summary

Lakeside Neighbors Block Club Expands Its Boundaries

Lakeside Area Neighbors Association has voted to expand its boundaries to include streets that are not presently represented by a block club. The new boundaries for the block club are Sheridan, Lawrence (both sides of the street), Clarendon, and the north side of Wilson.Their next meeting will be held the last week of June. Show More Summary

Citywide Seat Belt Enforcement Zones Through Memorial Day

If you're getting around on four wheels this holiday weekend, be sure that you and everyone in your vehicle uses their seat belts. From the CPD:"During the Memorial Day Holiday weekend of May 2017, the Chicago Police Department willShow More Summary

Lyft Now Has Its Own Luxury-Car Service & It Just Launched In Chicago

Lyft is getting into the luxury black-car-service game with Lyft Lux. Stop is if you think you've heard this one before. [ more › ]

Wisconsin Wants To Make Medicaid Applicants Take Drug Tests

Several states have been tinkering with Medicaid at Trump's behest, and that's usually meant a hard push to the right. [ more › ]

Illustrator Maps Gorgeous Bird's-Eye View Of Ravenswood Streets

The illustrator behind Cape Horn Illustrations' beloved house portraits and Chicago landmark art has created a gorgeous, birds-eye view map of Ravenswood. [ more › ]

St Boniface to Hold Traditional Field Mass To Honor The Fallen on Memorial Day

St. Boniface Cemetery will hold its annual Field Mass on Monday, Memorial Day, to honor those who gave their lives in service of this country. It will take place at 10:30am and will be led by the Very Rev. Peter Snieg, Rector and President of St. Show More Summary

Neighborhood guide: What to eat, drink and do in Bronzeville

Bronzeville is often touted as the site of Chicago’s own Harlem Renaissance—and as trite as that may sound, it’s accurate. During the first half of the 20th century, the South Side neighborhood was home to iconic Chicago residents like Louis Armstrong, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ida B. Wells and Bessie...

Chicago festivals this weekend: May 25-31

Festival season is a chance for all people from all walks of life to come together and celebrate the differences that make our city great. This weekend is host to a variety of different cultural festivals, from declaring Chicago's best mole maker to sipping on Greek wines and eating gyros.  Mole...

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

From honoring fallen service members at Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade to gearing up for a morning of cycling along Lake Shore Drive, here's what we're up to this weekend. Long weekend alert Memorial Day (this Monday, May 29) is the unofficial kick-off of summer. So get your long weekend in motion...

Listen: Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate star in podcast 'Bronzeville'

In the 1940s, both the African-American neighborhood of Bronzeville on the South Side of Chicago and American radio dramas were thriving. The podcast “Bronzeville,” starring Laurence Fishburne and Larenz Tate, combines the two to create an evocative, enthralling look into a piece of Chicago’s history...

Best Chicago happy hour deals: May 25-31

Here’s where to drink on a budget in Chicago this week. Thursday, May 25 Close out Chicago Craft Beer Week with complimentary tastings of Lagunitas Lagunator lager, Little Sumpin' Sumpin' ale and New Dogtown Pale Ale from 5-7 p.m. at Public House (400 N. State St. 312-265-1240), which will also...

Judge Won't Toss Murder Charges Against Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald

Van Dyke's lawyer reportedly argued that his client's actions were "business as usual" in terms of use of force since Laquan McDonald was allegedly carrying a knife. [ more › ]

Chicago's Best Celebrity Chefs Are Bringing Their Dishes To Wrigley Field

Stephanie Izard, Graham Elliot, Rick Bayless, Matthias Merges. Talk about your five-tool players. [ more › ]

Police Warn Of Armed Robberies Around Lincoln Park

The robbers threatened to shoot their victims if they didn't give up their property, according to police. [ more › ]

Wicker Park Fest's First Wave Of Musical Acts Is Out; Guided By Voices & Doomtree Headline

If you're going to brave the crowds, you may as well have a decent soundtrack, right? [ more › ]

Huge, $1 Billion Union Station Revamp Calls For New Hotel, Residential Towers

If approved, the massive project would add 3.1 million square feet of office, residential and retail space. [ more › ]

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