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Sen. Kirk Calls Obama A 'Drug Dealer' And Calls For Senate Hearings On Iran Deal

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk plans to hold hearings regarding a $400 million payment to Iran that’s connected to the January release of American hostages. [ more › ]

It's About Bloody Time: Illinois Becomes 3rd State To Flush Tampon Tax

Ready your Midol confetti: On Friday, Gov. Rauner signed a law ending sales tax on feminine hygiene products. [ more › ]

5 Chicago Bars Make Playboy's Best Bars In America Nominees

You might be surprised at some of the bars that made the list. [ more › ]

New State Law Makes It Clear: Cyclists Have The Same Rights As Vehicles

“It is absolutely clear that a bicyclist is entitled to the right of way.” [ more › ]

Girl, 7, Among Dozens Shot In Weekend Violence

The girl was reportedly shot while attending a vigil for a 14-year-old boy who had been shot and killed nearby hours earlier. [ more › ]

18 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Week

There's so much to eat, see and do in the city this week. Here are some of our favorite events. [ more › ]

Photos: Chicago's SlutWalk Fights Rape Culture And Slut-Shaming

Chicago's SlutWalk returned to the streets of the Loop Saturday afternoon for another year of fighting rape culture and the hetero-patriarchy (yes) with a message of body-positivity and pride. [ more › ]

Chicago Air and Water Show: What to know if you go

Racing across the lakefront sky for the Chicago Air and Water Show this year are the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, which alternate with the Blue Angels, and an appearance by the F-35, the military's super-advanced new fighter jet. Recently retired Chicago Bears favorite Charles Tillman will be jumping...

Citing Labor Costs and Regulations, Cantina 1910 Closes

A sad and surprising note on the Facebook page of Cantina 1910 this morning:"We want to thank everyone who has joined us at Cantina 1910 over the past year. Like any restaurant, we’ve had our ups and downs, but through it all our team...Show More Summary

Celebrated (And Disliked) Cantina 1910 In Andersonville Is Closed

The loss of Cantina 1910 is a disappointing closing for lovers of elevated Mexican food in Chicago. [ more › ]

Local dude is willing to jump in gross water for a cause

If you've ever thought about diving into a literal vat of waste and garbage, Steve Buchtel and Josh Ellis have got you beat.  Buchtel and Ellis, along with the executive director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, David St. Pierre, and other fundraisers, will dive straight into the...

Sorry, Summer 2016, but I’m breaking up with you

Summer romances are meant to be as fleeting as the humid days and breezy nights, which means the time has come, Summer 2016, for us to part ways. And if I’m being completely honest here, it’s definitely you, not me. What’s that? You don’t understand? Stop playing Pokémon Go for one second and listen...

‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Season 3 is another solid upgrade for TV’s most underrated show

Last year, AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire,” an ‘80s-set drama about a ragtag team of Texas computer programmers trying to go toe-to-toe with Silicon Valley, went from a fine if unspectacular show to one of TV’s most stellar offerings. Though critical adulation wasn’t enough to get the scrappy series...

Ask Anna: I'm nervous about receiving oral sex

I’m 18. I’ve been seeing my boyfriend for four months. I go down on him, but he hasn’t gone down on me because I’m nervous about it. What if he hates it? What if I hate it? What if he thinks I smell or take too long or get bored? I don’t know that I can get over my fears around this, but I don’t...

Traditional Mexican Food Coming To Former Rique's Storefront

The former Rique's Mexican Cocina storefront won't be empty for long. After Rique's quiet closing over the July 4th weekend, a new restaurant is moving in. Thanks to reader Jason Lee Vasquez, who posted the bottom photo to Uptown Update's...Show More Summary

4 dead, 21 wounded in Chicago shootings

At least 25 people were shot over 14 hours in attacks across Chicago beginning Saturday afternoon, police said, equivalent to someone being shot every 33 minutes. Four of the shootings were fatal, including an attack in Marquette Park at about 2:50 a.m. Sunday. Darius Brownlee, 25, was on a porch...

Singer Mike Golden finds his own lane in Chicago on ‘Just Be A Better Person’ 

Had singer Mike Golden not checked his phone last year, he might have missed his biggest opportunity yet. “After SXSW, I went to California to work on my album. My buddy and I were on the way to go to the beach for a break day when I got a text from Nico [Segal, aka Donnie Trumpet] asking for my...

2016 Chicago Air and Water Show

The 2016 Chicago Air and Water Show takes place along the lakefront Aug. 20-21, 2016, with a preview day on Aug. 19.

What A Difference A Renovation Makes

Presto Change-O! Hai Yen at 1055 Argyle has gone modern with a new exterior, thanks in part to a rebate program offered by Uptown United.On its Facebook page, Uptown United ran the photo above and says: "We love the new signage at Hai...Show More Summary

Free Movies In The Park Series Will Feature Chicago-Produced Films

Chicago's filmmaking scene is buzzing. This outdoor series offers a pretty handy point of entry. [ more › ]

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