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A Ranking Of Baocos' Taco Bao Fusion, From Bad To Worse

   How the f do you mess up something like a cookie skillet? [ more › ]

Is It Time for an Artisanal College Movement?

In recent decades, as we have come to feel increasingly distant from the sources of our food and of much else, there has grown a desire to know where our products come from, to see the hands that made them, to understand how they came to be. Show More Summary

Octopuses Have 'Alien'-Like Genes, But They're Not From Outer Space

The octopus genome is incredible, but definitely has nothing to do with aliens, as one University of Chicago scientist alluded. [ more › ]

Traffic On 5 Chicago Roads Is Among The Worst In The Nation: Study

Five Chicago roadways are among the most congested in the country, according to a new study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. [ more › ]

Buy A Piece Of A Historic Loop CTA Station Friday

Fans of the 119-year-old former station still have a chance to commemorate it by buying up a piece of the station at Lincoln Park's Rebuilding Exchange this Friday. [ more › ]

Video: Chicago Cop Says 'Mike Brown Deserved It'

After a video published online last week depicted a white, plainclothes police officer telling a black man that "Mike Brown deserved it," the Chicago Police Department is now investigating the cop and his racially-charged remarks. [ more › ]

Immense Corn Production in 5 Illinois Counties

Illinois takes pride in its corn production. This can be seen in the fact that sweet corn is even the state's official vegetable. (However, for the record, the Whole Grains Council and the Illinois Department of Agriculture label corn...Show More Summary

Peter Skvara's Approaches at Andrew Rafacz Gallery: The Site of Distress at Sea

By Louis Sterrett I Am Abandoning My Vessel, Peter Skvara, 2015 Peter Skvara's exhibition Approaches, which consists of enamel paintings on mesh, and a collection of debris entitled "Flotsam, Jetsam, Lagan, and Derelict" is now on display at the Andrew...

Two Concerts At Wrigley Field This Week

Wrigley Field is hosting two concerts this week, Billy Joel on Thursday, August 27, and the Foo Fighters on Saturday, August 29. There will be some parking restrictions and other adjustments that will affect residents of Buena Park. In an email today, Ald. Show More Summary

Do You Recognize This Injured Man?

Since this incident occurred in Edgewater, it's possible this gentleman is from Uptown. Please call 911 or the North Area Detectives if you recognize him (312-744-8266).Chicago PD's Special Victims Unit sent out this information today:...Show More Summary

Ferguson Judge Throws Out Thousands Of Arrest Warrants

The move comes as a new state law will take effect on Friday which limits the amount of money a Missouri municipality can bring in from traffic fines. [ more › ]

Salute Black Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter movement is gaining a lot of momentum across the United States. African American people deserve the same respect as everybody else in the world. Thousands of people throughout the United States agree that Black Lives Matter. Show More Summary

Why The Patrick Kane Rape Investigation Could Drag On For Months

As those familiar with sexual assault cases have said, Kane could start the season with the possibility of being charged at any moment, or the charges might be dropped. [ more › ]

You Can Now Buy These Fabulous Tiki Mugs From Three Dots & A Dash Online

Where else can you drink out of a skull, a sea urchin or a starfish? Now, the answer is in your home. [ more › ]

Report Says Chicago's Tech Scene Has 2 Billion-Dollar 'Unicorns'

A new report listing 50 tech startups around the world that are on the path to a billion dollar valuation included two local companies. [ more › ]

That's Gonna Leave A Mark

Thank you to reader Lowell Thompson, who documented the aftermath of an accident this afternoon at National Car Wash (Ainslie and Broadway). Luckily, no one appears to have been injured, although there are damages to the car wash's north fence, and to the black SUV, which ended up lying on its side until a tow truck righted it. Glad everyone was able to walk away unharmed.

Lucas Museums Backs Off The Star Wars Palace Design Everyone Hated

Last fall's proposed design for the Lucas Museum looked like it literally came out of a Star Wars movie. Some even said it looked like a palace built for Jabba the Hut. [ more › ]

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