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Racist Blackface Piñata Was Marched Through A River North Club

Employees reportedly told offended patrons it was an inside joke. [ more › ]

BPN General Meeting & Holiday Party, January 23

If you live in Buena Park, plan to attend the next BPN General Meeting, Monday, January 23 at 7PM at Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway!

The Ultimate Guide To Not Getting Screwed By Restaurant Week 2017

Eat delicious food at hundreds of Chicago restaurants without getting screwed by fake deals. We've crunched the numbers for another year to bring you our definitive guide. [ more › ]

Kanye West Was Never Asked To Play At 'Traditionally American' Inauguration

Probably because that time he sampled German art rock. Yep, that must be it. [ more › ]

Interview: Veronica Roth talks sophomore slump and breaking away from 'Divergent'

Dystopian young adult novels are getting an extension of their time in the spotlight thanks to Chicago-based writer Veronica Roth. With her "Divergent" trilogy wrapped up—and making its way off the big screen to a TV movie for the last film adaptation—Roth is moving out of post-apocalyptic Chicago...

Your game plan for Chicago Restaurant Week 2017

Tackle noteworthy newcomers, timeless favorites and hidden gems throughout the two-week dining extravaganza.

Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

A fernet beer release, $1 oysters at Honey's and more things to do in Chicago on Thursday, Jan. 19.

We rated 8 athletes' personal logos based on their design quality

Professional athletes in any sport have plenty in common, not the least of which is a relentless drive to be at the top of their game. And once they reach the top, they seem to share something else: personal logos. Hey, we get it. It's all part of the marketing biz.  But who's got the best-looking...

A Hawk Harrelson alarm clock? Mercy!

The 2017 season is still a few months away, and yet the White Sox might have already won the Best Giveaway Award (if such an honor existed). Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, the team's longtime TV play-by-play announcer, is known for his extremely enthusiastic calls. And now fans can use them to wake up in...

6 Chicago comedy shows to see this week

An inauguration day comedy festival at The Hideout, a tomato throw show at The Comedy Bar and more comedy happening in Chicago this week.

'Carve the Mark' review: More like 'Carve the Meh'

It's tough starting a new project after the previous one has been so successful. Like, best-seller-list, major-movie-franchise successful. Like... "Divergent." So for Veronica Roth, the 28-year-old Chicago-based author who began writing the "Divergent" series while still a student at Northwestern,...

Six agencies — including FBI, CIA, Treasury — probing possible Russian aid to Trump's campaign: sources

The FBI and five other law enforcement and intelligence agencies have collaborated for months in an investigation into Russian attempts to influence the November election, including whether money from the Kremlin covertly aided President-elect Donald Trump, two people familiar with the matter said....

Celebrate National Croissant Day At Baker & Nosh

The famous butter croissants from B&N, Wilson & Malden In celebration of National Croissant Day (Monday, January 30), Baker & Nosh is offering four of its most popular croissant options, while supplies last.The Uptown neighborhood favorite...Show More Summary

Chicago Cop Charged With First-Degree Murder In Off-Duty Killing Of Unarmed Man

The charge comes less than a week after the Department of Justice released the damning results of a 13-month investigation of the police department. [ more › ]

Photos: Protesters Rally For Sex Workers Rights After Backpage Shutters Adult Section

Carrying signs proclaiming "rights not raids" and "sex work is NOT human trafficking," dozens of protesters rallied in the Loop Wednesday afternoon to support the rights of sex workers and condemn the decision to shutter the adult section of the listings site Backpage. [ more › ]

Health-Conscious Juice Bar Owen + Alchemy Closes In Logan Square

Previously announced plans for new locations are being rolled back, too. [ more › ]

New Loop Skyscraper Will Have Top Floor, Rooftop Steakhouse

We now have one more thing to get excited about when much-anticipated River Point Tower, which has been under construction for over a year now on land above the Chicago River near Canal Street, finally opens this year. [ more › ]

Best Places To Learn Something New This Year

It's never too late to try something new, right? [ more › ]

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