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Politifact Illinois Can Fact-Check, But Can't Make Politicians Listen

Opinion On Sept. 15, a fact check I researched and wrote for PolitiFact Illinois gave a "Mostly True" rating to Tammy Duckworth's statement that Mark Kirk had embellished his military record "at least 10 times." One of the 10 incidents...Show More Summary

I'm dating someone 18 years older than me. How should I tell my parents?

I am recently dating someone 18 years older than me. It started off as just something new and fun, never meaning to go further than friends with benefits. We have now been dating for a year and 3 months. Everything seems perfect. We match in maturity levels, sexual desires, wants and plans for...

The 10 best breakup shows on Netflix

We’re witnessing the end of Brangelina, one of the great power couples of our time. It’s hard to imagine either Brad or Angie sitting on the couch, eating ice cream in their sweatpants, but the hardships of a breakup are universal. Everybody’s got to wallow. And in honor of that truth, we present...

Kris Bryant on NL home run race: 'I go home, I watch Netflix'

Kris Bryant is trying to make baseball history, not know it. The Cubs’ 24-year-old MVP candidate knows the Cubs haven’t won the World Series in more than a century. He knows that’s the ultimate goal. He wasn’t entirely sure, though, about the specifics of teammate John Lackey’s postseason resume....

Huge New Block Of 'Hamilton' Tickets Are Going On Sale Soon

Just because there's a lot won't make them easy to land. [ more › ]

Missing Person, Nicholas Spino, Age 15

Please keep an eye out for 15-year-old Nicholas Spino, who was last seen on Wednesday morning running west on Lawrence from Clarendon. He was in a car on the 4700 block of Clarendon when something caused him to leave the car and take off running. Show More Summary

City Reveals New Details About The 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennial

The first edition was a huge success. Here's what we know about Round Two. [ more › ]

Got Paper? Several Shredding Events Coming Up

If you missed the shredding event sponsored by the 46th Ward and Rep. Greg Harris in July, or if you have more paper to be shredded, never fear. There are several more free shredding events taking place around Uptown in the next couple...Show More Summary

Get In My Belly! Taste of Uptown Restaurants Announced

Details have been released for the first Taste of Uptown! Uptown United says:"Join us for the first annual Taste of Uptown - an event that celebrates Uptown's amazing cultural and culinary diversity. Participants will sample Ethiopian,...Show More Summary

Chicago has its own chanterelle mushroom

The Field Museum just announced that local scientists have named the chanterelle mushroom most commonly found in the Chicago area after the city of Chicago; henceforth it will be known as Cantharellus chicagoensis. According to the release,...Show More Summary

Photos: 'Ecstatic' Paleta Vendor Receives Check For $384,290

It's unclear how much of the money the 89-year-old viral sensation will actually receive, but either way, it's impressive. [ more › ]

It's Bill Murray's Birthday & He Wants To Sell You Some Sports Gear

There's even a Cubs-inspired polo shirt called: This is the Year. [ more › ]

Former Inspiration Kitchens Location Goes Up For Lease

4715 N. Sheridan, now available for lease We certainly miss Inspiration Kitchens which closed down at the end of July due to state budget cuts.The location at 4715 N. Sheridan is now being marketed by Andrea Miller at Miller Chicago Real Estate. Show More Summary

Verizon Makes It Official At Broadway & Clifton As Second Location Opens

Uptown's first Verizon store at Broadway & Clifton The official signage on Uptown's first Verizon store went up in the past few days at Broadway & Clifton. Hard to believe this building and corner was once filled with litter, scissor gates and vacant storefronts. Show More Summary

FLATSstudio Goes "Off-Kilter"

Come see FLATSstudio's new art show in the rehabbed Bachelor Hotel, at Wilson and Clifton. RSVP required.

Two Chicago-area activists are hoping their call for 24 hours of peace goes viral

Since 18-year-old Maddi Jane first performed on “Ellen” at age 11 in 2010, the singer has generated a loyal fanbase on social media. Jasmine Babers, too, has worked to get her voice, and the voice of other young women, heard with the girls' empowerment magazine she founded as a teen that last year...

Cubs' Jon Lester endorses Kyle Hendricks for NL Cy Young

Jon Lester was firm and candid in his endorsement of teammate Jake Arrieta nearly one month before Arrieta beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2015 National League wild-card game last October. And despite earning his league-leading 18th victory Tuesday night while lowering his ERA to 2.36 following...

Bill Murray launches Cubs-themed golf apparel on his birthday

Bill Murray and his brothers will launch a golf fashion line this fall, but first they'll release a Cubs-themed shirt and two hats from the collection on his 66th birthday Wednesday. Joel Murray, CEO of Murray Bros. Golf, said the idea sprung from a golf-cart pitch in 2015 from an executive with...

TV Adaptation Of Tracy Letts' 'Superior Donuts' To Debut On CBS

Based on a celebrated play by Chicago-based Tracy Letts, the show will feature Judd Hirsch and comedian Jermaine Fowler in the leads. [ more › ]

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