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Photos: Protesters Converge Downtown Despite No Trump Visit

"We are here to stand together in solidarity to celebrate the victory of Donald Trump not stepping another foot in this city." [ more › ]

20 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Weekend

Concerts, shopping and the world's largest motorcycle parade are just a few of our favorite things to do in Chicago this weekend. [ more › ]

Super-thoughtful holiday gift ideas for all your 'loved' ones

So, it’s time to buy people presents. Again. And while there are very concrete rules about what not to get the special people in your life, getting it right isn’t always as easy. Until now. Here are the most thoughtful gifts to get for your most cherished loved ones. You’re welcome. Your foodie...

Store Clerk Subject To Racist Rant In 'Utter Shock' Over Donations

In a recent GoFundMe update the clerk, who goes by Holli, laid out what she plans to do with her $30K-plus. [ more › ]

December book-to-movie reads: 'Lion,' 'Hidden Figures' and more

The snow's not quite falling yet, but it won't be long. Ready to cozy up by the fire (or the heating vent/radiator/space heater, you do you) with a good book as the flakes fly? Us, too. Start with these stories, then venture into the cold long enough to see them on screen later this month.  "Lion,"...

Ask Anna: I've fallen for someone who's never dated a girl. Am I being friend-zoned ... again?

I met this woman about two months ago on a camping trip and fell head over heels for her. At first it looked like we were flirting a little. But she was with a boyfriend, so to me it was just a game and nothing more. I figured maybe they're an open couple and if anything happens, it would be fun...

Chicago newcomer completes 'L' challenge in under 9 hours, makes us all look bad

Let's be honest. Most of us can barely handle riding the CTA for more than 20 minutes, let alone a couple of hours. But Chicago newcomer Jack Brandtman took it upon himself to learn a little more about the transit system by completing the Chicago "L" challenge—a roughly NINE-HOUR undertaking—and...

Bears injuries got you frazzled? Ex-Bear says: 'Calm down. This is a growing process.'

Editor's note: Each week during the NFL season, former Bears defensive lineman Alex Brown shares his football wisdom with RedEye. Responses have been edited for length and clarity.  The Bears (2-9) host San Francisco (1-10) at noon Sunday on Fox. So Jay Cutler's officially done for the year, just...

Host The Greatest Repeal Day Party Ever Thanks To Scofflaw

Dance on Prohibition's grave with these great cocktail recipes, from one of Chicago's best mixers. [ more › ]

Rejoice: Image Searches Just Became More Gender-Balanced

If you’ve ever seen those “Men At Work” signs and raised a bit of an eyebrow, well, you’re not the only one. It should come as no surprise that other genders—not just men—inhabit our working world. Female engineers? Check. Female surgeons? Check and check. Show More Summary

'How To Speak Midwestern' Explores Origins Of Chicago's Strangest Language Quirks & More

This holiday season, you too can speak like a Midwesterner, fellow Chicago transplants. [ more › ]

A food critic's guide to special occasion dining in Chicago

The 12 best Chicago restaurants for anniversaries, second dates, birthdays and beyond.

Watch Jonathan Toews school Toronto rookie Auston Matthews in 'Call Your Shot'

Auston Matthews may have scored four goals in his first NHL game, but he's got another thing coming if he thinks he can best Jonathan Toews on his best day. The Blackhawks captain and the Toronto rookie engaged in a friendly game of "Call Your Shot" in a recently posted YouTube video by Bauer,...

Chicago's winter parking ban: Where you can and can't park

Starting at 3 a.m. Thursday, be careful where you park overnight in Chicago. That's when the city's annual on-street parking ban goes into effect and will continue from 3-7 a.m. nightly through April 1, 2017 - regardless of snow. The ban is aimed at keeping 107 miles of important roadways clear...

Chicago ranked 5th best sports city — but 10th in baseball?

Chicago — if you put stock in what a personal-finance website says — is the nation's 5th best sports city. WalletHub compared 423 small to large cities using, it says, 50 key metrics, including "performance level of the city’s team(s)" to "average ticket price per game." Overall, New York City...

Chicago tops 700 homicides - with a month to go in violent 2016

In a year of relentless violence, Chicago has hit another gruesome milestone, exceeding 700 homicides on Wednesday for the first time in nearly two decades, according to official Police Department records. The 700-mark was hit when a 25-year-old man was fatally shot about 6:20 a.m. at 93rd Street...

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