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Photos: The 2015 Chicago Pride Parade

  The city was full of pride and love this weekend during Chicago's 46th Annual Pride Parade. We've got some of our favorite sights from the parade and celebration to share from our Flickr pool. [ more › ]

Elisir Novasalus: More Horrible/Amazing Than Malört?

It's smoky and meaty, not sweet and herbal like most of the amari on the US market. [ more › ]

10 Best Illinois Cities For Starting A New Business

Illinoisans are used to less-than-great economic news about the state, especially when it comes to jobs and business. But new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) seemingly contradicts the notion that new businesses avoid...Show More Summary

Lord Stanley's Cup Makes A Return Trip To Uptown

Sen. Kirk (light blue shirt) and Lisa Madigan (purple shirt) hoisting the Cup(photo by Milos Otic) Crew owners Mark Robertson and Mike Sullivan (photo by Milos Otic) Yesterday morning, before the Stanley Cup made an appearance in the Pride Parade, it visited Crew (4804 North Broadway), along with a coterie of political and sports figures. Show More Summary

Budget Impasse Could Force State Government Shutdown

With just days left to pass a state budget, Illinois could be facing a government shutdown on Wednesday if Governor Bruce Rauner and state lawmakers can’t come to an agreement. [ more › ]

Streaker Tries To Net $250,000 Prize By Running Naked In Front Of Rahm

A Chicago woman saw Greek billionaire Alki David's tone-deaf offer to pay anyone who streaks in front of Mayor Rahm Emanuel $250,000, and ran with it. [ more › ]

Illinois rewind: This little girl sees the way forward for the state's children

A series of reports by the Daily Herald and Chicago public radio station WBEZ finds indisputable evidence of something we've suspected for decades: "Kids who come from poverty plainly do not perform as well as those who are born to better...Show More Summary

Local Foods Market, Distribution Center Opens Tuesday In Bucktown

The 27,000 square foot facility includes The Butcher & Larder, a cafe and a year round farmer's market. [ more › ]

The best Maine crab-and-crawfish boil in Chinatown

I arrived late at Dolo Restaurant and Bar, located a little southwest of the primary Chinese restaurant area that spans Archer and Cermak in Chinatown, and my friends had already been through the menu and decided on some things to order. Show More Summary

Check Into Saint Motel At Taste Of Chicago July 8

Prepare to be drawn in by their atmospheric vibe and show, as much as by their trop-pop-big-band-crooning lounge sound. [ more › ]

Lawrence Bridge Is Falling Down

The area of the bridge where concrete chunks fell over the weekend,necessitating the closure of the westbound lanes and emergency repairs Timberrrrrrr! On Saturday afternoon, several concrete chunks fell to the ground from the dilapidated bridge over Lawrence at Lake Shore Drive. Show More Summary

Lady Gaga Mistakes Mariachi Festival For Pride Parade In Balcony Photos

Chicago-transplant Lady Gaga may need a refresher course in our city's neighborhood geography. [ more › ]

Pride Parade Celebrates Marriage, #LoveWins, As Protesters Call For New LGBTQ Goals

An estimated over 1 million people turned out to cheer on Chicago's 46th Annual Pride Parade Sunday, which included at least three weddings and a parade-halting protest by queer activists. [ more › ]

Chicago's Rainy June Is One For The Record Book

Maybe we should change the old adage to April showers bring May flowers and June downpours with substantial flooding? [ more › ]

The Who and the What: Victory Gardens Play Explores Culture Clash in Pakistani-American Family

Jamshidi and Gandhi. Photo by Michael Courier. What distinguishes contemporary faith from the traditional? It's often the ability to ask questions, to explore how meanings have changed, while still maintaining respect for its beliefs. That's the question explored in Victory...

Today's Weather: Summer Showers

After a weekend full of lovely weather, another round of rain and clouds kick off the week in Chicago. [ more › ]

Unhappy Meal -- Woman Shot In Front of McDonald's Sunday Evening

Tonight at 5:45pm, in front of a crowd of onlookers and several police officers who were already on the scene, there was a drive-by shooting at Wilson and Sheridan. A woman standing in front of McDonald's was struck in the elbow by shots fired from a silver Nissan. Show More Summary

Post-Parade "Excitement"

Someone's trying to rain on the parade.We're getting a lot of reports -- trying to sort it out from scanner reports from Crime In Wrigleyville and what we're hearing from readers. More will be clear as time goes by and more definitive reports are filed. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Confederate Flags Set On Fire In Lincoln Park Saturday

An activist group known as Chicago Uprising gathered in Lincoln Park on Saturday night and set fire to a number of Confederate flags. [ more › ]

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