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Fioretti's Campaign Platform Slowly Coming Together

Fioretti's recent blitz, coincidence or no, is timed to position him as a candidate who has the best interests of all Chicagoans in mind instead of a select few. [ more › ]

Local Seniors Convert Basic Rooftop Greenhouse Into Hydroponic Powerhouse

A suburban retirement community is getting in on the hydroponics action. [ more › ]

Behold the cheese chicharron at West Town's El Metro

Did you know there's a breed of magic pig in Mexico that's made out of cheese? When you fry the skin you get cheese cracklings or, as they say in Español, "chicharrones de queso."… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Monday Afternoon Diversion: Free Weight Mishaps

Most of these could have been avoided if the weightlifters chose more manageable weights. [ more › ]

"Barrel Aged:" A Night Of Great Beer, Film And People

Drinking beer and watching a film about how one great barrel aged brew was made. [ more › ]

Chef Kevin Hickey discusses the Duck Inn's roots in Bridgeport

The Duck Inn, a tavern and restaurant in Bridgeport that opened last week, is the latest place from Rockit Ranch, the restaurant and bar group led by TV personality and symbol-of-the-party-lifestyle Billy Dec. The Duck Inn is also the...Show More Summary

Chicagoist Presents A New Story By Barry Gifford: 'The King Of Vajra Dornei'

Author Barry Gifford has been sharing stories with Chicagoist since 2009. Here's his latest. [ more › ]

Dense Fog Alert

According to an alert from Weatherbug, there is a dense fog alert along all portions of the Lake Michigan shoreline this afternoon, persisting into evening.Visibility is expected to be less than a quarter mile, and occasionally downShow More Summary

Karen Lewis on #BlackLivesMatter, Politics and Getting Back in the Mix

In Karen Lewis' first full-length interview since illness forced her out of the race to replace Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, she talks about protests, politics and her little known career as as a stand-up comedian. Berkshire: Chicago, like many cities, is seeing big protests over police brutality. Show More Summary

Would the real Pat Quinn please stand up?

Please bear with me as I make a long wind-up for a simple pitch. The pitch is: I've always thought Pat Quinn was a pretty decent guy. Honest, sincere, well-meaning and not self-aggrandizing. Lately, though, Quinn has given me reason to wonder. And now the wind-up. In Illinois, the lieutenant governor, for all practical purposes, has no duties. Show More Summary

Midday News Links: Chicago Police Department Launches Redesigned Website

Chicago Police Department upgraded its website in an effort at improving communication. [ more › ]

White Sox Sign Melky Cabrera

White Sox GM Rick Hahn continues to retool the team. [ more › ]

Pencil This In: The Music Box Theatre's Alternative Christmas Double Feature

Here's a holiday double feature for those of you unfazed by Irving Berlin or Frank Capra. [ more › ]

Aaron Kromer did what the press wants from a source, but was that the right thing to do?

Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer dissed quarterback Jay Cutler to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, then later apologized to the team. The Tribune's Brad Briggs [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Around Town: Say Cheese!

  We smile for the camera today in Around Town. [ more › ]

One Shot: A Coyote Calls Olive Park Home

Coyote sightings in Chicago are increasingly commonplace but when you see one in the city it still makes one's heart skip. [ more › ]

Mayoral race candidates

Aiming to present a united front among the city's Latino political heavy hitters, Rahm Emanuel rolled out the endorsement of a former foe who once suggested the mayor's North Shore upbringing didn't make him well-suited to run Chicago. Gery...Show More Summary

Deliciousness overload

Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, Dec. 19 for Chicago's second annual Donut Fest. The event is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 25 at 1st Ward/Chop Shop in Wicker Park. This year, organizers expanded the event to include two sessions.Show More Summary

This Week In Chicago Food Porn

  Gawk at some holiday cake, eggnog donuts, tartare and more. [ more › ]

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