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Chewbacca Prank Leads To Actual Wookie Roar Contest

Remember the merry prankster who hung signs around town about a "Chewbacca Roar Contest," asking people to call and leave their best Shyriiwook greeting? We all had a good chuckle about it but people, this was real. [ more › ]

Kristen Stewart: I met 'soul-sucking, cutthroat fashion people'

Turns out Kristen Stewart was in "The Devil Wears Prada." Just not the version that made it to the big screen. Her experience was in the real world, during the insanity that surrounded her time in the "Twilight" spotlight, she tells Harper's...Show More Summary

Residents Angry Over Ravinia's Plan To Improve Wireless Reception

While you were having a pleasant afternoon at Ravinia watching Lyle Lovett and Instagramming pictures of your packed picnic lunch, you were actually causing a public nuisance. [ more › ]

Hot Lunches Return To Little Village School Despite Pest Infestation

Though their lunchroom remains closed due to roach and rodent problems, students at Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy in Little Village will be served hot lunches again starting Friday. [ more › ]

Enemies Find Common Ground In 'Tangerines'

'Tangerines' has plenty of value as an artfully crafted and compassionate drama. [ more › ]

NFL looks to turn draft into Super Bowl-like event

When the NFL draft kicks off Thursday, it will give Bears fans a chance to do what their New York counterparts have done for the past 50 years - don their colors and boo lustily at the home team's picks. The league and the city are hoping...Show More Summary

Quick Look: Pupuseria El Excelente

A primer on one of the best melted cheese delights in the entire world, plus the other delicious menu items this Pilsen restaurant has to offer. [ more › ]

26th Ward Alderman Has Doubts About Welcoming Riot Fest Back To Humboldt Park

Ald. Roberto Maldonado reportedly has serious doubts about allowing the festival to return to Humboldt Park this fall. [ more › ]

James Beard Foundation Awards events will be everywhere this weekend

It's gotten very little attention from local food media (that was sarcasm) but the James Beard Foundation Awards for chefs and restaurants are being held on Monday night, and there are approximately 14,000,000 events related to them this weekend. Show More Summary

How are Illinois elections and Mexican elections alike?

In Illinois, redistricting is handled by the very legislators who can benefit from the way the political lines are drawn. Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek explains how this gerrymandering reminds her of a Mexican election she covered...Show More Summary

Around Town: The Best Of April

  Today we share some of our favorite Around Town shots from April. [ more › ]

Race Review: Big Sur International Marathon (April 26, 2015)

RECOMMENDED RACE Breakdown: There are a few big marathons that the average person on the street could list off at a moment’s notice. You know the ones I mean: New York, Chicago, Boston. World class runs, to be sure. And then there are those marathons that the average person is probably not aware of, and […]

East Coast favorite Dinosaur Bar-B-Que brings serious flavor to Weed Street

Come for the brisket, stay for the Korean-inspired barbecued lamb and decadent desserts. Review: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que923 W. Weed St. 312-462-1053Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up If you told me an East Coast barbecue joint with eight...Show More Summary

Downtown Sound Releases 2015 Lineup— Is It Summer Yet?

Dig out your picnic baskets and blankets, Downtown Sound has released the lineup for its June and July concert series. [ more › ]

The James Beard Awards Are Coming

Talented chefs from across the nation are heading to Chicago to cook and celebrate the James Beard Awards. Here's how you can get in on the action. [ more › ]

Thoughts and observations from a bizarre day at Camden Yards

This is my 15 th season covering the Orioles and I've been around a whole bunch of strange things. Had to cover a pitcher who punched a judge on Christmas Day, a snow squall on Opening Day and a performance-enhancing drug suspensionShow More Summary

Police investigate alleged sexual assault in high school locker room

Chicago police say they are investigating an allegation that an 18-year-old student at St. Francis de Sales High School was sexually assaulted in a locker room by several other members of the baseball team. The incident allegedly occurred around 3 p.m. Show More Summary

How the NFL draft has changed since it was last held in Chicago, 51 years ago

Back on December 2, 1963, the last time the NFL draft was held in Chicago, there was no television coverage. Nothing on the radio either.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Tattooed Apple Watch users cry foul over malfunctions

The Apple Watch launched less than a week ago and some of its inked loyalists are running into problems. Some users are taking to social media complaining about problems with the Apple Watch on tattooed wrists. The problem has its own hashtag, #tattoogate. Show More Summary

Top Chicago Cops Plan "Listening Tour" Of 22 Districts

CPD Superintendent Garry McCarthy and other top cops are planning a listening tour in an attempt to mend fences between officers and community members. [ more › ]

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