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For the cast of the "Chicago" franchise, this city is anything but second

On the streets of New York or Los Angeles, you could easily stumble onto the set of a TV show. But Chicago? Not many think of it as an entertainment town. That is until a Dick Wolf franchise makes its home in the Windy City. For the cast of Wolf's ever-expanding "Chicago" franchise, the city itself is...

Working women: Speak up. Say no. And other tips from 'Feminist Fight Club'

Who says feminists are humorless whiners? A bunch of people, actually, if my inbox is any guide. There's no time for that nonsense, though, when you're fighting the good fight. "Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual (For a Sexist Workplace)" is a hilarious new guide to pushing back against...

No TV show nails Chicago life like Netflix's 'Easy'

Even though there is a wealth of TV shows set in Chicago, few, if any, really capture the city’s essence. Dick Wolf’s prime-time empire of “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD,” while all shot on locations around here, are more focused on Wolf's procedural elements than diving deep into...

Formerly Anti-Trump Joe Ricketts Does A 180 And Donates $1M

The patriarch of the Cubs-owning family had previously donated to an organization that ran brutal anti-Trump ads. [ more › ]

Rauner Takes His Turnaround Agenda To Facebook Live

Governin' Illinois isn't all mansion rehabbin' and party plannin', Rauner assures us while trying to sound relatable. [ more › ]

The City May Have Found A Humane, Poison-Free Way To Kill Rodents

Chicago is one of the worst cities in the world when it comes to rat infestation. Lets really hope this does the trick. [ more › ]

Lack of Funding Leads To Year-End Closure of Men's Overnight Shelter at 941 Lawrence

click to enlarge Citing the lack of a state budget, the inability of the city's DFSS program to increase its funding, increased costs of programming, and rising insurance and salary costs for its employees, North Side Housing & Supportive...Show More Summary

16 Reasons I'm Riding My Bicycle In Your Traffic Lane

You're probably wondering what on earth I'm doing in your lane, the place where you are trying to drive. Please let me explain. [ more › ]

Digital Lottery Will Give You A Shot At Cheap 'Hamilton' Tickets

There's still hope. For every performance, there's hope. [ more › ]

Cubs Pitcher Jake Arrieta's Halloween Costume Is Brilliantly Wacky

Good to see the looming playoff pressure isn't getting to the fellas. [ more › ]

20 of the Best Eats on Illinois Route 66

The 300-mile stretch of Route 66 that connects Chicago to St. Louis is a treasure trove of roadside attractions, historic sites and good eats. With so many restaurants dotted along the Mother Road, it's tough to pick out which ones best...Show More Summary

4 Women Have Been Groped Near Loyola This Month, Police Warn

In three of the four attacks, the offender rode up on a mountain bike, touched the victim's buttocks and fled. [ more › ]

Shake Shack Is Going German For Oktoberfest With Brats & A Bad Pun

Brats, beer and pretzels will be taking over Shake Shack for (of course) Shacktoberfest. [ more › ]

Video Shows Massive Extra-Alarm Fire Tearing Through A West Town Factory

One home was damaged. Crews were concerned about the fire hitting propane tanks. [ more › ]

Louis C.K. Is Coming To Chicago Next Month And Tickets Are On Sale Now

Louis is back, probably to make us laugh about the darker sides of marriage and aging. [ more › ]

High-Tech Golden 'Portals' In Daley Plaza Will Let You Talk To Mexico, Myanmar & Afghanistan

Basically Skype on performance-enhancing drugs, the high-tech video rooms will roll out in conjunction with Chicago Ideas Week. [ more › ]

Rauner Denies Connection to Anti-Madigan Documentary

Opinion I have not yet viewed the Illinois Policy Institute's upcoming documentary, "Madigan: Power. Privilege. Politics.," but I'm prepared to make a prediction: Its release next month will have a hard time matching the buzz stirred...Show More Summary

Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

Free cheese curds, a teacher appreciation deal and more things to do in Chicago on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

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