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Vote For Uptown Underground In "Best of Chicago Nightlife" Awards

Uptown Underground (4713 N Broadway) has made it to the final round of the Chicago Nightlife Awards, and they need your vote to take it all the way. You can vote daily until June 3rd. Winners will be announced on June 7th at a ceremony.Cast...Show More Summary

Illinois GOP Still Doesn't Want To Support Rights Of Women, Same-Sex Couples

The Illinois GOP chose to rally behind terrible ideas at their convention in Peoria over the weekend. [ more › ]

Celebrate the Full Moon at Foster Avenue Beach Tonight

From the Chicago Park District:"Join us on Monday, May 23 for the first Full Moon Jam of the season at Foster Beach at 7:30pm! Monthly professional fire performances celebrating the full moon featuring fire dancing and drumming. It's free!"

A Chicago Public School Has Had Its Water Shut Off Due To Lead

Six other schools had detectable lead in their water supply, but not enough to violate federal recommendations. [ more › ]

Over 1,300 People Have Been Shot In Chicago So Far This Year

At least 244 Chicagoans have died from bullet wounds in Chicago this year, compared to 157 by this time last year. [ more › ]

Public Safety Events Happening Citywide Friday Evening

The CPD, places of worship, city parks, and city officials are all holding events this Friday night. It's part of a citywide initiative to empower residents by gathering together to create a safe and welcoming environment in each of Chicago’s neighborhoods.. Show More Summary

International Mr. Leather Is Back To Make Chicago The Capital Of Assless Chaps

We spoke with an event organizer and a Chicago Mr. Leather contestant about the upcoming leather festival. [ more › ]

79-Year-Old Woman Hit And Robbed In Lakeview Saturday Afternoon

Don't hit people who lived through the entirety of World War II! Jeez. [ more › ]

Rauner to Illinois GOP: "No Way Hillary Clinton Gets Elected"

PEORIA -- As I left the 2016 Illinois Republican Party convention Saturday, I couldn't decide if I had just witnessed the death knell of the once mighty state GOP or the earliest spark of its resurrection. After weeks of turmoil over...Show More Summary

16 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Week

From a cosmic convergence to daybreaker yoga to The Queen B at Soldier Field, we've got plenty of events to keep you busy this week. [ more › ]

Uptown's Shake, Rattle & Read Is Giving Away All Its Records And Books

The store will be a paradise for freegans and record lovers alike. [ more › ]

'High Energy' Ping Pong Bar Will Have Great Cocktails By Peter Vestinos

Cocktail fans know Vestinos from his work on a ton of Chicago spots, including The Betty, The Sparrow, Naha and the Roof at the Wit. [ more › ]

Rahm May Be Called To Testify On Police Department's Code Of Silence

Two police officers said they were retaliated against when they helped the FBI investigate CPD. Will Rahm have to testify? [ more › ]

Shake, Rattle & FREE

From Ric Addy:"After the store closed for good on Sat. there are a lot of books and magazines left…So Tuesday 5/24 and Wednesday 5/25 I will open up from 12 to 6pm and EVERYTHING WILL BE FREE… Bring your own boxes and bags and take as...Show More Summary

The Book Closes on Shake, Rattle & Read

The "Closed" sign in the display window of Shake, Rattle & Read says it all. After more than 50 years next to the Uptown Theater, the legendary book and record store closed its doors for the final time Saturday night.As proprietor Ric Addy said when he was honored at the State of Uptown luncheon Friday, "I made a difference." He certainly did. Show More Summary

Police Warn Of Armed Robberies Near Lakeview CTA Stations This Month

The Chicago Police Department has issued a community alert following a series of armed robberies in Lakeview. [ more › ]

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