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The 2014 Chicagoist Holiday Gift Guide

If there isn't something for that hard to shop person, put them on the naughty list. [ more › ]

Tuesday Afternoon Diversion: A Fine Feast

It's a holiday feast with some furry friends. [ more › ]

Chicago Restaurant Week 2015 dates and restaurants

Choose Chicago has released its list of 200-plus participating restaurants for 2015 Chicago Restaurant Week, running Jan. 30 through Feb. 12. To participate, restaurants serve fixed-price menus starting at $22 for lunch and $33 or $44 for dinner. Show More Summary

Best, worst of Chicago bars and restaurants in 2014

Any way you look at it, 2014 was a seriously tasty year. We went crazy for ramen and raw oysters. We even shelled out double digits for a single bottle of juice. Meanwhile, the Italian restaurants and craft breweries and fried chicken sandwiches just kept coming. Show More Summary

A Youthful, Energetic Stage Adaptation Of Disney's 'Newsies'

Broadway in Chicago's touring production of 'Newsies' is one of the better Disney-movie-turned-stage-musicals in recent years. [ more › ]

Pairing Bum Wines With MREs

Why? We have no idea. But the results are hilarious! [ more › ]

Midday News Links: Paul Butterfield Blues Band Named To Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The band got its start in Chicago and Butterfield grew up in Hyde Park. [ more › ]

Holiday Quandaries for a Man of Mustache

At the holiday times, people of Mustached American descent -- real men of brawn, feline hatred, and power tools -- are often at a loss for words as to all of this holiday gift giving fuss. Not to undermine, attack nor in any way conduct a "war on Christmas" as FOX News has suggested is the case with the United States government. Show More Summary

Preeminent children's folk musician Ella Jenkins reveals another talent

For our People issue, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ella Jenkins, the legendary children's folk musician who turned 90 in August. When I looked through old news stories to prepare for the interview, I came across an Ella Jenkins...Show More Summary

Pencil This In: Sauced Market

The latest pop-up market in town hopes to build on its November turnout tonight. [ more › ]

Around Town: A Study In Black And White

  We enjoy some black and white shots today in Around Town. [ more › ]

Little League Official Alleges Cheating By Jackie Robinson West All Stars

A suburban Little League organization alleges Jackie Robinson West officials fudged eligibility requirements for its players. [ more › ]

7 of the Best Cities to Live in Illinois

Illinois cities are as diverse as they are many. There are all kinds of different places to live in the state with varying municipal cultures -- all the way from small, rural towns to the third-biggest city in the country. But out of...Show More Summary

ESPN analysts sack Cutler

It was open season Monday night on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.It is hard to remember the last time ESPN's "Monday Night Football" crew went after a player harder and with such intensity. Then again, Cutler gave them plenty of ammunition. During the game, analyst Jon Gruden showed his disgust on several occasions. Show More Summary

Public recordings of police officers will be legal in Illinois after all

Rumors can run rampant on social media. One recent prominent rumor borne out of this year's Illinois General Assembly veto session in Springfield would have people believe that a new law would prohibit Illinoisans from recording police officers in public. Show More Summary

MillerCoors to offer free CTA rides New Year's Eve

For the third year in a row, MillerCoors will be providing free CTA rides on New Year's Eve, the beer company announced. CTA riders will be able to take any bus or train for free from 10 p.m. Dec. 31 to 4 a.m. Jan. 1. The CTA has long...Show More Summary

Video: Enjoy A Lap Around The New Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon

A skater takes us along for the full ride at the new Maggie Daley Park ice skating ribbon. [ more › ]

Twin honors slain brother

Two days after seeing his twin brother shot to death, 15-year-old Demacio Bailey stepped onto the basketball court Monday night to honor his memory."He said, 'Mama, Issy would want me to play ball,' " the boys' mother Delores BaileyShow More Summary

Local Filmmakers Spotlight Homelessness In America In '@home'

The documentary, which also explores the role of social media in activism, premieres Wednesday night on WTTW. [ more › ]

Saints March Over Bears 31-15 In Another Embarrassment

The Bears suffered yet another embarrassing defeat in front of a national audience, falling to the New Orleans Saints 31-15 at Soldier Field on Monday Night Football. [ more › ]

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