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You're Invited to a Peaceful Counter-Protest Against Westboro's Visit To Uptown on Friday

On Friday, members of the family described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as "arguably the most obnoxious and rabid hate group in America" are scheduled to protest for a half hour in Uptown as part of their one-day swing through Chicago. Show More Summary

Beanie Weenie: Who Slapped That Dildo On The Bean?

The cocky stunt was apparently not an inside job. [ more › ]

Man Fatally Shoots Self Outside West Loop Dental Office After Looking For Ex

A man waved a rifle inside the office before fleeing outside and taking his own life, police said. [ more › ]

Photos: Rare View Of Lincoln Park From Hospital's Helipad Before Demolition

Lincoln Park's Children's Memorial Hospital is soon to be completely demolished, but a local photographer recently got a rare glimpse of the defunct hospital's helicopter landing pad. [ more › ]

Jeff Tweedy & Nick Offerman Wrote & Recorded Some Woodworking Songs

The man who was Ron Swanson and the Wilco frontman are doing the important work. [ more › ]

Hundreds To Rally For Laquan McDonald, 2 Years After Police Shooting Death

"Time has not dulled the pain of this tragic loss to his mother, his sister and the rest of his extended family." [ more › ]

Did Democrats Really Hire Protesters To 'Be Violent' At Trump's Chicago Rally?

Independent fact checks, and those who were there, show a different story. [ more › ]

Police Warn Of Armed Robberies On The 606 During Park Hours

A series of armed robberies has hit The 606 Trail in the past month, police warned in a new alert Thursday morning. [ more › ]

3 Up, 3 Down: Cubs finally flex some #AddisonMuscle to tie NLCS

You knew the Cubs had more of this in them. Despite being shut out in two straight games by left-handed starting pitchers, the bats came alive in a huge way in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series on Wednesday. A 10-run outburst over a three-inning stretch lifted the Cubs to a 10-2 win and a 2-2...

Still need a Halloween costume? 20 costume ideas inspired by 2016

After the breeze has cooled, the leaves have shifted from green to rust and you’ve finally traded in your flip-flops for more sensible ankle boots, it’s time for another annual transformation: everyday you into spooky, sexy, up-on-your-current-events Halloween you. Overall, it’s been a bummer of...

Hot dog rivals' NLCS beef turns into win-win of a wager

What started as a Twitter beef has turned into a bet with real stakes. After Chicago hot spot The Wiener's Circle went at it with Los Angeles staple Pink's Hot Dogs at the start of the NLCS, on Tuesday the restaurants put their money where their mouth is.  If the Cubs win the series, Pink's agrees...

Interview: Tyler Perry—the man, the myth, the brand

Since 2005, Tyler Perry's name has come before about 20 films. He's written, directed, produced and starred in more than half of them. He's close friends with Oprah Winfrey and has five television shows currently airing. Twenty plays written, directed and produced by Perry have toured the U.S....

Fox's 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' review: Let's not redo the time warp again

For some reason, TV musicals have become a thing, but "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is... different. A parody ode to old sci-fi and horror B movies, the 1975 musical comedy horror film (yes, all these apply) has been a mainstay in theaters since then. Having been to a few showings, I sat down...

Trick-or-treat yourself to 20 Halloween deals and parties

A guide to eating, drinking and partying your way through Halloween.

Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

Pumpkin carving parties, fall plants and honey beer and more things to do in Chicago on Thursday, Oct. 20.

Let your Halloween candy go to waist

It’s Halloween time, and you know that can only mean one thing: SOOO MUCH CANDY! Even if you don’t trick or treat, you still, for some reason, have loads and loads of candy. Sometimes it feels like that’s all you eat for every meal for an entire month after Halloween. I broke down eight candies...

Inspiring Holiday Cards Support Inspiration Corporation

For those of our readers who are already thinking about the holiday season, here's a chance to support one of Uptown's best non-profits and get a jump on December preparations. Inspiration Corporation is again offering custom holiday...Show More Summary

Derrick Rose Cleared Of All Charges In Civil Rape Lawsuit

The NBA star and three friends accused of gang rape were found not liable by a jury on Wednesday. [ more › ]

So, About The Cubs: Is It Panic Time?

The Cubs have looked scarily beatable as of late. Is this going to continue? [ more › ]

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