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6 Chicago comedy shows to see this week

Step away from the Netflix marathon and find your way into one of these local theaters for a belly laugh this week. Your guide to Chicago’s affordable and under-the-radar comedy scene awaits. Thursday, Feb. 16 Circumference of a Squirrel Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-404-7336...

Driver Fatally Shot On North Lake Shore Drive Near Lincoln Park

A man was fatally shot while driving southbound on North Lake Shore Drive early Wednesday morning when another driver pulled up next to him and someone in the car opened fire. [ more › ]

This Is The Last Week For Punk-Inspired Little Italy Spot Three Aces

The punk-inspired Italian-ish restaurant was popular for great cocktails, a good bar menu and a ridiculously good burger. [ more › ]

Uptown's "Sleeping Beauty" Provides Setting For Regina Spektor Video

Many Uptowners have peeked into the Uptown Theater, hoping to catch a glimpse of the fabled lobby and stage. While the future of the Uptown is still unclear, you can finally see the interior as it looks today.Singer Regina Spektor recently released her video for Black and White, for which the Uptown provides a haunting and lovely setting. Show More Summary

CTA Warned Of 'Major Delays' On Red Line After Person On Tracks At Lake

The CTA warned of "major delays" on the Red Line Tuesday evening due to a person on the tracks at the State/Lake station around 7:40 p.m. CTA authorities announced that service was resuming with delays around 7:55 p.m. [ more › ]

Can we forgive athletes who stiff the president?

Mitch Albom questions the ancient tradition of championship sports teams visiting the White House for a photo op with the president. Actually, it's not ancient at all, says the Detroit Free Press's Albom in a column published in Tuesday's Chicago Tribune—in its present form it dates back only to the era of Ronald Reagan. Show More Summary

CTA Riders Confused, Concerned As Homeland Security Checks Bags At Addison Red Line

So-called VIPR agents, which operate under the TSA, staged a security checkpoint with Chicago police at the North Side CTA station on Tuesday morning. [ more › ]

Vrroom! Vrroom! Noise Levels Along Lake Shore Drive To Be Monitored Under New Bill

Some relief may be on the way for lakefront residents who are kept awake by motorcycle noise on the Drive at night during the summer.Rep. Sara Feigenholtz has introduced a bill that would allow the city to install noise monitors along...Show More Summary

15 likely wrong predictions about the 2017 Lollapalooza lineup

Full disclosure: I don’t know who is playing Lollapalooza this year or if any of these predictions are correct. Considering my track record of getting several picks wrong every year, I’m expecting to chalk at least half of these up to wishful thinking, looking at the wrong festival posters and...

The Temperature Could Get Up To The 60s This Weekend

"Perhaps the Groundhog meant six more days of winter, not weeks!" [ more › ]

Nearly 50 ICE Arrests In Chicago Put Neighborhoods On Edge

ICE and other officials from agencies have denied they conduct raids. Immigrants and others affected by the roundups however, say differently. [ more › ]

Northwestern, UChicago Join Legal Fight Against Trump's Immigration Ban

Seventeen leading universities in total are supporting a lawsuit that challenges Trump's ban. [ more › ]

5 must-see Chicago shows this week: Run the Jewels, The Weather Station, Pool Holograph

From our favorite politically minded hip-hop duo Run the Jewels hitting Aragon Ballroom to some of the best kept musical secrets playing Hideout, there's a lot to love in Chicago music right now.

Alinea Owner's Elaborate Joke On OpenTable Yields Cease & Desist Letter, Lots Of Toy Dinosaurs

"If you’re a restaurant that is tired of using software from 1998, raise your hand. We’d love to show you the future." [ more › ]

Two-for-one date idea: Zombies then booze

You don’t want the night to end. You still have room for one more drink. You’re not ready to go home just yet. We’ve been there. When planning a date—whether it’s a day out with a friend or a cozy evening with a more-than-friend—it’s easy to focus on the main event. You make a dinner reservation...

A High-Rise In The Jewel Parking Lot? Not So Fast

drawing by OWK Architects, via Curbed Chicago There was a hubbub on Uptown Update's Facebook page on Monday when we linked to an article in Curbed Chicago that showed a rendering for a high-rise in the parking lot of the Jewel and gym...Show More Summary

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