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'Surf,' from Chicago's Donnie Trumpet, Chance the Rapper and the Social Experiment, is a masterpiece

Chance the Rapper played by his own rules after he released "Acid Rap," arguably 2013's best and most adventurous mixtape. Instead of signing to a major label, releasing for-sale music or stepping fully into the spotlight, the now-22-year-old,...Show More Summary

Super Bowl XLIX, 'The Walking Dead' among most-tweeted TV moments

Did you tweet about the New England Patriots defeating the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX? You're not alone. With 25.1-million tweets sent out about the game in the U.S., the annual sporting event topped Nielsen's list of most-tweeted...Show More Summary

Nintendo World Championships Not A Real Winner For Fans In Chicago

We checked out the lackluster Nintendo World Championships in Schaumburg over the weekend. Even if we weren't all winners, at least someone had fun. [ more › ]

CTA, City Hall Survey Travelers In Effort To Improve Transit To O'Hare

The CTA and the city are spending $280,000 on a survey this month to learn how travels commute to and from O'Hare International Airport. [ more › ]

Watch: Illinois Political Leaders Knock Heads

Illinois Democrats such as House Speaker Michael Madigan and Illinois Republicans such as Gov. Bruce Rauner weren't able to come to a budget compromise that pleased nearly everyone in Springfield by the end of the spring legislative session May 31. Show More Summary

Homicides Rise in Chicago, Baltimore, New York

The homicide rate continues to rise in Chicago, New York, and Baltimore. Is the increase related to the hot weather or are the police running out of new strategies? Some police officials say we need stricter gun laws, but New York already...Show More Summary

5 Quick Steps to Become a Farmie

Once Memorial Day has passed, it seems that farmers market season in Chicago has truly begun. Ann Flood, the Editor of Edible Chicago magazine was the first person I heard use the term "farmie." She considered a farmie to be someone who shopped at and supported farmers markets. Show More Summary

Photos: Shedd Aquarium Dolphin Gives Birth To Baby Calf

  The Shedd Aquarium welcomed an adorable baby dolphin into the world early Monday. [ more › ]

Parting words from mom of girl shot in head: 'You're killing our future'

Dressed in a bright pink coat and strapped to a gurney, Jacele Johnson waved good-bye as the 4-year-old was released from the hospital Monday morning, 10 days after she was shot in the head while sitting in a car in Englewood. Jacele's...Show More Summary

Body pulled from Chicago River on North Side

A body was pulled from the Chicago River on Monday morning near Peterson Avenue on the North Side in the city's West Rogers Park neighborhood. The Chicago Police Department Marine Unit was sent out shortly before 10:30 a.m. after anShow More Summary

Restaurant News: The Chicago Athletic Association Bars And Restaurant Open

  The Chicago Athletic Association brings us six new places to eat and drink, Cemitas Puebla's original location closes and The Dead Rabbit comes to Chicago. [ more › ]

Around Town: The Best Of May

  Today we share some of our favorite Around Town shots from May. [ more › ]

'Game of Thrones' episode 8 recap: Welp, winter is finally here

They've been telling us winter is coming. On last night's "Game of Thrones," winter arrived. South of The Wall, everyone is squabbling over a metal chair. North of it, everyone is being turned into ice zombies. To this point in the series, the threat of White Walkers has spent a lot of time on the back burner. Show More Summary

How a cook from Tennessee is making himself into a Japanese chef

People are always on the move in the restaurant business, and I've known plenty of chefs on the way up. But there's something different about the moves made by a cook named Scott Malloy, who currently works at Momotaro's izakaya.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Activists Hold 'Funeral' For Affordable Housing On Humboldt Boulevard

A 44-unit apartment building overlooking Humboldt Park has become the epicenter of a complicated fight over the city's gentrifying West Side neighborhood. [ more › ]

British Export Temples Are Full Of Surprises At Subterranean

British export Temples played a pair of shows this weekend and the performance far surpassed our anticipation. [ more › ]

Vince Vaughn lists River North town house for $1.48 million

Actor Vince Vaughn has listed his three-bedroom town house in River North for $1.48 million. Vaughn has owned the 4,063-square-foot town house for a decade but for most of that time has rented it out. Thursday, Vaughn decided to sell. Vaughn's...Show More Summary

Chicago, Downtown Sound is back! Go see San Fermin tonight

Don't let this weekend's crappy weather fool you: If there's any indication that summer in Chicago is finally here, it's that Millennium Park's awesome free music series "Downtown Sound" starts up again this evening. Kicking off theShow More Summary

Despite chilly end, May was not unusually cold

Despite a miserable end to the month of May, weather experts say that spring in Chicago was not unusually cold or wet. Sunday's high temperature of 55 fell way below the 75-degree average for the last day of May. Although there wereShow More Summary

Celebrate The Negroni And Raise Money For Charity During Negroni Week

Celebrate one of the best bitter-sweet cocktails while raising money for charity this week. [ more › ]

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