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Best Chicago happy hour deals: April 20-26

Here’s where to drink on a budget in Chicago this week. Thursday, April 20 Shop ethically made clothing and accessories while enjoying complimentary light bites and champagne from 6-8 p.m. at Mod + Ethico (27 N. Morgan St. 312-854-9787). The West Loop boutique will also be doling out gift bags....

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

From doing your environmental duty on Earth Day to throwing on a cosplay costume for C2E2, here's what we're up to this weekend.  GO SHORT TREE, IT’S YOUR EARTH DAY Show your support for the planet on Earth Day this Saturday, April 22. The eco-friendly holiday is the perfect time to give back to...

Walking Tours Next Week Explore Uptown

Chicago for Chicagoans is sponsoring walking tours of Uptown on four days beginning this Saturday. The two and a half hour tours will begin at the Lawrence Red Line station and will "explore the history, landmarks, and architecture of...Show More Summary

Join The Purple Army Walking To End Pancreatic Cancer

Who’s ready to join the walk to end pancreatic cancer? Chicagoans are! PurpleStride Chicago is back and bigger than ever, with more than 3,500 people expected to turn out on Saturday, April 29 at Soldier Field. Fox 32’s “Good Day Chicago” co-anchor Corey McPherrin will emcee. [ more › ]

Gov. Rauner Roundly Criticized For His Opposition To HB40

"I have to conclude that Gov. Rauner is Donald Trump on steroids, if this continues." [ more › ]

Cubs Co-Owner Todd Ricketts Pulls Name From Consideration For Trump's Commerce Team: Report

Ricketts could not sufficiently unknot his financial holdings to a government ethics office's standard, according to a report. [ more › ]

Chicago's Plan For Municipal IDs For Undocumented Immigrants Is A Go

"Everybody here has talked about helping bring someone out of the shadows, to help them get on with their lives," said the mayor. [ more › ]

Eat All The Pork This Sunday At Cochon555

If you love pork, bacon, wine, desserts, ramen or tartare, the perfect event for you is this Sunday. [ more › ]

Grab your wands and broomsticks for adults-only 'PotterParty' at House of Blues Chicago

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Harry Potter isn't just for kids. And if you needed more proof, enter the upcoming PotterCon's "PotterParty" at the House of Blues.  The adults-only gathering mixes day-drinking—Firewhisky, anybody?—with all things wizard.  If you're ready to have a...

Alderman Says Scrap Aviation Cops, Use Chicago Police At Airports Instead

It might clear up the issue of who has the authority to board, but the proposal isn't without its own costs and concerns. [ more › ]

Should Facebook Add An 'Emergency' Function To Report Live-Streaming Abuses? A County Commissioner Leads The Charge

As the social-media giant struggles with how to monitor content after the broadcast of multiple violent episodes, a Chicago official is demanding an "emergency" function. [ more › ]

'La La Land' comes to life with Chicago jazz club takeover

Hollywood is still riding that "La La Land" high—even with that historic Oscar switcharoo—and now it's coming to Chicago. To celebrate the recent Blu-ray and DVD release of the award-winning musical, Andy's Jazz Club in River North will be transforming into Seb's for the night. In the film, Ryan...

5 Films You Must See At This Year's Chicago Latino Film Festival

From a 'Zodiac'-esque thriller from Spain to musical about the housing crisis (!), these are the ones to see. [ more › ]

What's streaming and leaving Netflix: May 2017

The May flowers might be blooming outside, but Netflix is inside and so are these titles that are heading in or out this May. Whether you're binging to say "hey" to your newest obsession or mourning the loss of easy access to your long-time faves, there's plenty of reason to give yourself a break...

Man Attempted To Sexually Abuse 6-Year-Old Girl In Logan Square Store: Police

The suspect took off after he was confronted by one of the girl's family members, police said. [ more › ]

From Immigration To Gentrification, New Pilsen Documentary Spotlights Neighborhood's Deep Activist Resolve

The historically Latino enclave serves as a petri dish for a whole galaxy of issues: immigration, affordable housing, changing community dynamics, land use, access to health care, DIY arts culture, you name it. [ more › ]

Riot Fest Announces Lineup: Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Jawbreaker, M.I.A. & More

Don't worry, in a line up full of surprises we can still count on Andrew W.K. and GWAR returning as well. [ more › ]

Celebrate Earth Day with these 5 volunteer opportunities

Mother Nature's favorite holiday is upon us, and we owe it to her to celebrate her special day the best way we know how: Get outside and clean up the planet. This Earth Day, put your green thumb and gardening tools to work. All events are on Earth Day, April 22 unless otherwise noted. North Pond...

Restaurants to hit during C2E2 weekend

This weekend the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) will be exhibiting and celebrating the latest and greatest in the world of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. The weekend will be jam-packed with exciting events, and we’ve created a super list of the best places...

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