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Emanuel's Obama Library Land Grab Plan Sent To City Council

How much would this transfer of public space cost, if approved? One dollar. [ more › ]

7 Legendary American Dive Bars That Should Have Survived

What are the hallmarks of an authentic American dive? The flickering neon sign, the cantankerous old bartender, the backed-up bathroom or the alarmingly cheap booze? The down-and-dirty criteria for a true dive varies, but the sense of ease you feel when you enter is universal. Show More Summary

Shots exchanged as off-duty sheriff's officer robbed in Lakeview

An off-duty Cook County sheriff's officer exchanged gunfire with two robbers in an alley in the Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side overnight, according to police. No one was injured and police continued to search for the robbers...Show More Summary

Morning Box Score: Blackhawks Win Shootout In Pittsburgh

The Blackhawks enter the NHL's All-Star break with a two-game win streak and a 30-15-2 record. [ more › ]

Peoples Gas bills to rise by as much as $2.75 a month

Under its new chairman Brien Sheahan, the Illinois Commerce Commission voted Wednesday 3-1 to raise Peoples Gas bills despite pleas from residents not to increase rates. Peoples Gas customers will see their average monthly bills increase by $2.70 to $2.75. Show More Summary

Chef Kevin Hickey gives a nod to the past at The Duck Inn in Bridgeport

Downtown-centric nightlife group Rockit Ranch's latest addition is a neighborhood tavern in Bridgeport inspired by chef Kevin Hickey's personal history. Review: The Duck Inn2701 S. Eleanor St. 312-724-8811Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to...Show More Summary

Today's Weather: Riding A Hot Streak

Enjoy Mother Nature's generosity while it lasts. [ more › ]

Lionel The Lion Got Mugged

Noooo! Lionel the stone lion, who changes costumes several times each season and is much beloved by the Uptown community, was found Tuesday evening knocked off his pedestal and broken. His owners and dressers are reaching out to see if anyone saw his attackers. Show More Summary

Valentine's Day Specials At Spoil Me Salon & Spa

Spoil Me Salon and Spa is located at 4668 North Broadway. Visit their Facebook page here.

Fast WiFi At Home And Around Chicago With XFINITY

This post is brought to you by Comcast XFINITY. [ more › ]

Author Shari Goldhagen explores the power of what ifs

Oh, if only things had gone differently. That's the recurring thought among the four main characters of "In Some Other World, Maybe," as they trade in the suffocating confines of '90s suburbia for big-city lives. But for author Shari...Show More Summary

2 acquitted in Trump Tower flooding after 3rd pleads guilty

A Cook County judge threw out charges against two suburban friends on trial Wednesday for causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage at Trump International Hotel and Tower shortly after a third co-defendant pleaded guilty in return for probation. Show More Summary

Bears pick Adam Gase to be offensive coordinator

John Fox's push to fill out his Chicago Bears coaching staff took another big step forward Wednesday with the hiring of Adam Gase as offensive coordinator.Gase, who went through a formal interview for the position Wednesday at HalasShow More Summary

News-Star Follows Up After WFCW Meeting On Medical Marijuana Dispensary

News-Star has done a follow-up story regarding the proposed medical marijuana dispensary at 5001 North Clark, after its reporters attended the community meeting held by the WFCW Block Club last week. The publisher has given us permission to reprint their article below. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Man Injured After Jumping From 2nd Floor At Art Institute

Police suspect the incident may have been a suicide attempt. [ more › ]

Paper Machete Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary This Saturday

Paper Machete, the fun, free and fabulous "live magazine" that struts its stuff every Saturday at the Green Mill (4802 N Broadway), is celebrating its fifth anniversary this Saturday and creator Christopher Piatt (pictured right) says,...Show More Summary

Music Video Of The Day: Jane Jupiter (FKA Kid Sister) 'Stargazing'

Go out in the desert, then sink into the ocean waves with Jane Jupiter and friends. [ more › ]

Chicago's Crashed Ice hopefuls have nowhere to go but downhill

Imagine someone created a human pinball machine. Wait, scratch that. Someone already has. Four at a time, athletes from around the world clad in full hockey gear spill down a quarter-mile sheet of ice at up to 40 mph. They soar over jumps and past obstacles, trying to reach the finish line first. Show More Summary

Bulls' Value Keeps Increasing

Not bad for a team that hasn't won a title in 17 years. [ more › ]

Emanuel's 'Consensus Building' Is Disingenuous

If Emanuel is concerned about getting everyone's input, why does he wait until after he's made a decision to seek it? [ more › ]

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