Travel | Travel

The best places to visit in Chicago – Diana Rigg – Medium

Last weekend I headed down to Chicago with my five girlfriends. The trip was planned for a bachelorette-of-sorts as we decided to leave…

Miscellaneous | Chicagoey Stuff

Meet the table busser who’s worked at the same Wilmette pancake house for 54 years - Chicago Tribune

Profile of Othea Loggan, who is 72 and started working at Walker Bros. Pancake House in 1964. He began as a busboy. Fifty-four years later he is still there.

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

This Unique Craft Brewery In Illinois Is The Best In America

Discover the full history behind Illinois' largest craft brewery. Revolution Brewing in Chicago makes award-winning beer you have to try.

Politics | Politics

Wilmette girl's solo dog walk indeed shameful — we should be ashamed of this nanny state. - Chicago Tribune

John Kass: Investigation of Wilmette mom for letting her daughter walk the dog around the block is further evidence of the Nanny State's failure to our children.

News | News

Child services investigates mother for her letting 8-year-old daughter walk alone

The concerned caller had reported the child to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services in the past for playing alone in a parking lot.

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Chicago

Time Out Tastemakers Uncover Hidden Chicago Gems

Neighborhood bookstores, historic hotels, hidden speakeasies and more underappreciated Chicago locales to explore.

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Chicago

Best Summer Concerts in Chicago From Festivals to Free Shows

When summer arrives in Chicago, it's easy to find a concert. Don't miss a beat with the help of our guide to festivals, outdoor gigs, free shows and more.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

After banning Jewish flag, Chicago Dyke March displays PLO flags

LGBT event in Chicago which last year banned Jewish flag displays PLO flags during this year's march, declaring march 'pro-Palestinian'.

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Chicago

The Best Things To Do in the Summer in Chicago

Make the most of summer in Chicago with our guide to the season's best things to do, including festivals, beaches, patios and more.

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Chicago

Best Midwest Summer Music Festivals Near Chicago

Take a road trip from Chicago and see some of your favorite bands at the best Midwestern summer music festivals.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

The Best Chicago Food Trucks for Pizza, Tacos and More

Try the best food truck dishes in Chicago, ranging from buffalo chicken sandwiches to buttermilk doughnuts.

Miscellaneous | Chicagoey Stuff

The disappearing Chicago accent is layered with local history | Reasons to love Chicago

Da dialect of da Daleys is becoming increasingly rare.

Miscellaneous | Chicagoey Stuff

Explaining Chicago to New Yorkers is supremely gratifying

It's a delight to watch the slow-dawning revelation that another American city might give NYC a run for its money.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Ludlow Liquors nails the dive bar remake with destination-worthy cocktails

Enterprising barchitects Wade McElroy and Jeff Donahue (Sportsman’s Club, Estereo) took another shot at reviving the beloved Orbit Room space in Avondale—this t

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

The 26 Absolute Best Breweries and Taprooms in Chicago!

Find the best places to drink local beer and explore the brewing process with our guide to Chicago's best breweries and taprooms.

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Chicago

Chicago Riverwalk kicks off summer season with free dog cruise, architecture tours and fireworks

With no sign of snow in the immediate forecast, it's safe to say that spring has officially sprung, offering endless opportunities to be outside. The Chicago Ri

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Chicago

The 25 most Instagrammable places in Chicago

Upgrade your Instagram game with our definitive guide to Chicago’s most likable sights

Visual Arts | Art In Chicago!

Arts in the Loop have a $2 billion impact, Chicago Loop Alliance study finds | Bleader

A new study says Chicago's Loop Arts District generates $2.2 billion in economic impact annually. But remember, it's also a marketing piece.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

You can now have Parson’s Negroni slushies delivered to your door

Sipping Negroni slushies on the patio at Parson's Chicken & Fish is a quintessential summertime activity. Though tonight's wintery forecast doesn't give us

Sports | Sports

The White Sox ballpark in Chicago that never was and could have changed history - CBSSports.com

Things might have been very different for the Chicago White Sox

Music | Music

Dillinger Four Fireside Bowl 1998? O.K.F.M.D.O.A. Super Powers Enable Me to Blend In With Machinery

Dillinger Four Fireside Bowl 1998? O.K.F.M.D.O.A. Super Powers Enable Me to Blend In With Machinery #PunkRock #PopPunk #Chicago #Minneapolis #90s

Music | Music

Busy Signals - Just Wanna Go Out

Busy Signals - Just Wanna Go Out #PunkRock #Chicago

Music | Music

The Busy Signals- Plastic Girl.wmv

The Busy Signals- Plastic Girl.wmv #PunkRock #Chicago

Sports | Sports

Blackhawks Called In An Accountant As Emergency Goalie — And He Crushed It : The Two-Way : NPR

"The initial shock happened when I had to dress," Scott Foster said after the Blackhawks' 6-2 victory. "You just kind of black out after that."

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Chicago

A Guide to the Loop's 17 Best Lunch Spots 2018

From grab-and-go snacks to sit-down meals, these are the best lunch options in the Loop

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

10 New Experiences in Chicago

A magic lounge, a hotel facing Wrigley Field, giant wooden trolls and a golf-theme restaurant are some of the fresh places for visitors to explore in the Chicago area this year.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Best Day Trips from Chicago to Beaches, Breweries and More

Take one of these easy, affordable day trips from Chicago to visit art museums, distilleries, breweries, restaurants and beaches

Sports | Sports

Loyola-Chicago recalls 1963 champions as it pulls off buzzer-beater win

On the 55th anniversary of Loyola-Chicago's "Game of Change," this year's squad made a memory of its own, pulling off a buzzer-beating upset of Miami in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Loyola's 98-year-old chaplain said she never had a doubt.

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Chicago

Movie Screenings and Film Events in Chicago This Month

Our film editors highlight the best movie screenings and events in Chicago this month—including one-off showings, festivals, special guests and more

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Michael Shannon, 'Shape of Water' villain, watches Oscars at Chicago dive bar | Chicago Sun-Times

He wore a puffy coat and sat on a barstool at the Old Town Ale House, one of his favorite Chicago hangouts.

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Guide to dining in Chinatown -- Chicago Tribune

The Tribune's Food and Dining team ate at every Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. Here's the best of what they found.

Visual Arts | Chicago Arts

A New Exhibit Spotlights a Rarely Seen Keith Haring Mural | Chicago magazine | March 2018

The Chicago Cultural Center displays one of our city’s most impressive public artworks in March.

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Chicago

The best Chicago bars open till 4am or later!

For nights when the party just doesn't stop at 2am, head to these Chicago bars that stay open till 4am or later

News | News

A proposed hyperloop could mean trips from Chicago to Cleveland in 28 minutes

Mayor Rham Emanuel is dead-set on building an express train that could make the trip from the Loop to O'Hare in 20 minutes or less, but there's an even more int

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Chicago

Take a look at the 25 best Chicago attractions

These Chicago attractions should be at the top of everyone's list. Discover Chicago's incredible museums, skyscrapers, parks and more things to do.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Mac & Cheese Smackdown presented by Time Out Chicago | Lincoln Hall | Restaurants in Chicago

Winter is a season for comfort food, and better comfort food is there than mac and cheese? That’s why we’re hosting the Mac & Cheese

News | News

Amazon's Race to the Bottom Puts Chicago Transit at Risk

Chicago's massive Amazon HQ2 incentive package could hit the city's transit budget hard.

Music | Chicago Music

Best Record Stores in Chicago for Vinyl, CDs and More

Go crate digging at the best record stores in Chicago, where you'll find vinyl, jazz CDs, soul singles, punk cassettes and more great music

Sports | Sports

The new Yankees? High-priced Yu Darvish joins Cubs and makes World Series expectations even bigger

The Cubs' latest big-money free-agent addition and perennial World Series expectations have shown they just might be the new Yankees — and that they're capable of having that kind of success.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Sensing the City

With the Array of Things program, environmental inequity meets urban technology

Music | Music

The 15 best Chicago music venues

Catch a show at one of the best Chicago music venues, including intimate rock clubs, spacious concert halls and outdoor pavilions.

News | News

Well the weather in Chicago is frightful, but these sad tweets are so delightful

As a deep freeze settles in across the United States, people are turning to Twitter for solace and self-pity.

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

How to Party Like Twin Peaks on New Year's Eve

Local rockers Twin Peaks gave us party tips, hangover cures and walked us through some of their wildest New Year's Eve experiences.

News | News

Chicago cop given 5 years in prison for shooting at car, wounding two teens

Officer Marco Proano told the judge he was just trying “to protect human life” when he fired 16 times at the car. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Music | Music

The Riverdales - The Riverdales (full album)

The debut album by the Riverdales. Released in June 1995 through Lookout Records, produced by Mass Giorgini and Billie Joe Armstrong. I know all the songs ar...

News | That's News to Me

AG Madigan sues to enforce Chicago police reform; Emanuel pledges cooperation

Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Tuesday plans to announce she's going to federal court to get a judge to oversee police reform in Chicago.

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Hydrofoil Surfing in Chicago with Zane Schweitzer

A short film by Mike Killion featuring hydrofoil surfing in Chicago with Zane Schweitzer and Ian Jacobson of Chicago SUP. All Video © Mike Killion 2017 Music…

Sports | Cycling

Vintage: Chicago's cycling craze -- Chicago Tribune

It was 1896, the pinnacle of America's first cycling craze, and Chicago was caught up in the excitement over these new "noiseless steeds." Then as now, bicycles jostled with other modes of transportation, vying for supremacy.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Jaded In Chicago

Originally a printed zine from 1998 – 2004, Jaded In Chicago has returned exclusively online. Our goal is to provide coverage of Chicago’s expansive independent

News | That's News to Me

Chicago holiday weekend shootings claim 101 victims

Nearly half of the shootings during the four-day holiday weekend happened over 12 hours.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Opinion | I’m Glad the Dyke March Banned Jewish Stars

his weekend, at a lesbian march in Chicago, three women carrying Jewish pride flags — rainbow flags embossed with a Star of David — were kicked out of the celebration on the grounds that their flags were a “trigger.

Politics | Liberal "Tolerance"

Chicago 'Dyke March' bans Jewish pride flags: 'They made people feel unsafe' - U.S. News - Haaretz.com

Dyke March organizers removed participants waving Jewish Pride flags because they were 'triggering'

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

11 Pizza Joints that will change your life - Voyage Chicago | Chicago City Guide

When we work late, there is one thing almost everyone on the editorial team agrees on: it’s time to order pizza. Thankfully Chicago has some of the best pizza in the country (even our NYC colleagues have come around to this…albeit slowly). We’ve sha

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

'Are you looking for me?' Suburban Chicago hiker tells how she survived Montana wilderness - Chicago Tribune

While many might panic or lose hope after days lost in Montana's wilderness, Madeline Connelly in a Chicago Tribune interview said she often felt at peace.

Music | Music

The Riverdales - The Riverdales (full album)

The debut album by the Riverdales. Released in June 1995 through Lookout Records, produced by Mass Giorgini and Billie Joe Armstrong. I know all the songs ar...

Sports | NBA

Rajon Rondo of Chicago Bulls out indefinitely with broken thumb

Rajon Rondo, who has averaged 11.5 points and 8.5 assists in the Bulls' two win over the Celtics, is out indefinitely with a fractured thumb.

Music | Music

Jawbreaker -- I Love You So Much It's Killing Us Both (Official Tour Video)

Ya boyz in Minneapolis. First Avenue, October 11, 1995. Prince watched from side stage, near Anthony's monitor. A great time was had by all, especially at mi...

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

The best rooftop bars in Chicago

Nothing beats drinking at rooftop bars. Chicago residents wait all year for great views with a drink, from hotel bars to elevated lounges or decks.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

The most legendary dive bars in Chicago

Of all the bars in Chicago, we maybe love our dive bars the most. Here, we pay homage to the bars that we think are the most legendary in the city

Sports | Cycling

Raise the Road

Presented by Chicago Women's Elite Cycling

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

What Do They Use to Dye the Chicago River Green? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Food & Drink | Coffee

The 18 Best Coffee Shops In Chicago

The coffee is always hot and full of flavor at our picks for the best coffeehouses in Chicago.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Chicago's best alcohol delivery services, from beer to spirits

The best beer and liquor delivery services in Chicago will help you when you need alcohol in a hurry (or when you just don't want to go outside.)

Sports | Sports

How the Chicago Cubs Made History

The inside story of the team that broke the 108-year World Series drought

Sports | MLB

Believe it: Cubs win first World Series since 1908 in epic Game 7

The Cubs celebrate after getting the final out to win the World Series. CLEVELAND – The Chicago Cubs won the World Series on Wednesday night. Game 7 – and the 112th World Series – will go down among the best ever.

Sports | SPORTS

Cubs win thrilling Game 7 in 10 innings for first World Series title since 1908

Breaking down Game 7 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field.

Sports | MLB

Corey Kluber shuts down Cubs, lifts Indians to brink of championship

Excitement, emotion – all of that is well and good, but when it comes to the Chicago Cubs, or any team for that matter, it is not enough. The Cubs were losing hard, too, in this pivotal Game 4 of the World Series.

Sports | MLB

World Series Game 3: Indians blank Cubs again, take 2-1 series lead

Coco Crisp (4) hits an RBI-single scoring pinch-runner Michael Martinez (not pictured) during the seventh inning in game three of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. CHICAGO – About a half-hour before something 71 years in t

Humor | Humor

Cubs Fan Ready To Get Completely Drunk Again On Only 2 Days’ Rest - The Onion - America's Finest News Source

The Onion, America's Finest News Source.

Sports | MLB

NLCS Game 3: Dodgers shut out Cubs again to take series lead

Rich Hill was on his game in a brilliant Game 3 performance on Tuesday. It wasn’t even a week ago we were questioning if the Los Angeles Dodgers had enough pitching to advance through the NLDS. Of course, the Dodgers also needed some offense of their ow

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

Chicago has been named the best city for ‘urban hermits’

You could spend years exploring Chicago's amazing restaurants, breathtaking attractions and killer music festivals. Or you could sit around

Food & Drink | Travel

The Best Outdoor Activities in Chicago

The best runs, rides, climbs, and places to refuel in the Windy City

Food & Drink | Travel

Not for Tourists - Chicago

Not For Tourists is a growing series of guides to major cities. Our philosophy is simple: people need to use the cities they live in, commute into, or travel to effectively. They need to use their city’s transportation systems; its governmental infrastr

Food & Drink | Travel

Earphoria Chicago Logan Square

facebook.com/hostelearphoria Hostel Earphoria is a unique guesthouse in Logan Square, Chicago that gives musicians a space to stay, play, practice, record, collaborate and perform. Hostel Earphoria is a unique guesthouse in Logan Square Chicago, specifica

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Double Door Ordered To Leave Wicker Park Location By Judge - Wicker Park - DNAinfo Chicago

"It's come to an end," the building's owner said after court. "We wish them well."

Sports | NBA

Sources: Dwyane Wade plans to join Bulls

Dwyane Wade has informed the Chicago Bulls he plans to sign a deal with them.

Sports | NBA

Rondo joins Bulls for another attempt to regain his relevance - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Rajon Rondo will attempt to become relevant again in Chicago. Did you know that Rajon Rondo led the NBA in assists this season? Toiling for an unimpressive, uninspiring Sacramento Kings that was only intermittently interesting as a trai

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff!

Let’s celebrate the loss of the Lucas Museum | Bleader | Chicago Reader

A loss for Rahm is a win for the city's discontented citizens.

Sports | NBA

Bulls trade ex-MVP Rose to Knicks in Five-Player Trade

News, email and search are just the beginning. Discover more every day. Find your yodel.

Visual Arts | Chicago Arts

'Playboy' by design: Exhibit looks at magazine's promotion of architecture

Hugh Hefner had a passion for architecture, and when he founded Playboy in Chicago in 1953, he used the magazine as venue for stories about some of the city's modern architects. The first issue of Playboy contained an article on Frank Lloyd Wright ; the s

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

Best Chicago music venues for rock, blues, jazz and more

Catch a show at one of the best Chicago music venues, whether you prefer seeing bands in intimate clubs or under the skyline at an outdoor pavilion

Sports | NHL

Brian Elliott, late power play give Blues Game 3 win over Hawks | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Blues forward Jaden Schwartz fired the game-winner at the 13:22 mark of the third period.

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

PWS Chicago to Milwaukee, Journey 1

Military Veteran Nate Dub stand up paddles from chicago to Milwaukee 100 miles to raise funds for charity and help vets with PTSD.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

18 signs you know you're in Wicker Park

It may not be the bohemian enclave that it once was, but Wicker Park is still one of the most recognizable neighborhoods in all of Chicago. A center of act

Sports | NBA

Warriors reach 73 wins in blowout to set new single-season record

Golden State made history Wednesday with a dominant win to top the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' single-season wins record.

Sports | Cycling

This is a bike-lovers dream office to work in | CONTEMPORIST

When SRAM Corporation, a global bicycle component manufacturer, wanted to create a new headquarters, they turned to Perkins+Wills for the design.

Visual Arts | Art

Analysis Reveals Lost Colors in Van Gogh's 'The Bedroom'

A version of Vincent van Gogh's The Bedroom (1888-1889) currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago looks a little different from the painting we're all familiar with. Instead of powder blue walls and a greenish-brown floor, the room has been updated with lavender walls and a red floor. This is no mistake. According to new forensic analysis reported by Science News, these were the shades originally chosen by van Gogh himself.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

33 things that will definitely happen to you when moving to Chicago

Your first year after moving to Chicago can be full of surprises, but the following are all pretty much guaranteed

Food & Drink | Recipes and Food Related

15 Foods Invented (or Perfected) in Chicago Besides Deep Dish Pizza

Visual Arts | Art & Design

The Art Institute will display Van Gogh's bedroom paintings next month

Vincent Van Gogh, arguably the most well-known post-Impressionist painter in the world, will have three versions of his painting The Bedroom exhibited...

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Bucket o'Blood :: Books & Records :: Buy, Sell, Trade. Chicago

We buy, sell, and trade used books and records. Specializing in science fiction, fantasy, horror, literary fiction, popular science, creative non-fiction and biographies

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Chicago's 10 Oldest Restaurants Thrive by Staying (Mostly) the Same

Simple food, decent prices and stellar neon signs — that's what these eateries seem to have in common.

Sports | NBA

Butler's 2nd-half 40 breaks MJ's record, pushes Bulls past Raptors | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Jimmy Butler set a new franchise record by scoring 40 points after halftime ... and Chicago needed every last one of them.

News | The News

Uber driver with concealed handgun prevents mass shooting in Chicago - Business Insider

A driver with the ride-hailing service Uber put a stop to a potential mass shooting in Chicago over the weekend.

Sports | Cycling

Evening commute cycling in the city on Chicago's lakefront path

27 May 2015 commute home from south loop to Andersonville. Terrible headwind. But still a nice ride!

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Best of Chicago 2015 | Chicago Reader

Critics' Picks and readers' poll vote winners in Chicago Arts & Culture, Food & Drink, City Life, Music & Nightlife, and Goods & Services

Sports | My Sporting News

What Is the Cubs’ ‘Murphy Curse’? | Heavy.com

There have been many curses that have followed the Cubs since winning their last World Series win in 1908, but the curse of Murphy may be the most solid

News | News

Palestinian Lies that Kill

On Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, I attended a Chicago rally sponsored by American Muslims for Palestine. I witnessed at most about 800 people gathered, and media reported several hundred, yet the Arab Press magically multiplied the numbers and manipulated the photos to report 15,000 marchers.

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

The 50 most beautiful buildings in Chicago

We searched Chicago's skyline from the skyscrapers to the side streets and beyond to find our favorite examples of the city's architectural excellence.

Advice & Self-Help | Helpful Advice

The best sushi in Chicago!

These Japanese and sushi restaurants have the best sushi in Chicago, including sashimi, spicy tuna maki rolls and nigiri

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Ads Making Fun Of Bad CTA Users Win National Award

The CTA has been awarded for taking a stand against bad public transportation etiquette.

History | Chicago History

Photos from the Great Chicago Fire

The Great Chicago Fire erupted on Oct. 8, 1871, and burned a large portion of the city until the fire died out on Oct. 10, 1871. It killed hundreds of people and destroyed a huge swath of the central business district, which was mainly m

History | Chicago History

The Chicago Fire

The whole Midwest was parched, caught in the thrall of a mighty drought. Chicago, with its preponderance of wooden buildings, inadequate fire codes and inferior firefighting equipment, was a conflagration waiting to happen. On this Sunday evening, it did.

Books | Chicago Readers

800 Books Will Be Left On The 'L' For Riders During Chicago Ideas Week

Eight hundred books will be available on "L" stations and trains for Ideas Week.

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

8 films you may have forgotten were set in Chicago

Chicago has a pretty rich history of being featured on the silver screen. From The Blues Brothers to Ferris Bueller's Day Off, our city has been home to some truly...

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

Check Out Chicago Museums For Free During First Museum Week

For the week of Oct. 1 through 7, museums around town will be offering free or discounted admission, membership and gift shop discounts and hosting special events.

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Chicago's native foods, from familiar fare to obscure originals

A list of meaty, messy and often obscure city originals that's meant to get you out of your comfort zone.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

The Voice of the CTA: Actor from Milwaukee a Chicago Legend

The man behind the city's bus and L announcements is a voiceover actor from Milwaukee.

Sports | NFL

Fire sale starting? Chicago Bears trade Jared Allen, Jon Bostic | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Chicago Bears are 0-3, and of all the 0-3 teams in the NFL who might rebound to make the playoffs, the Bears might rank last on that list. So they traded pass rusher Jared Allen.

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

'Chicagohenge' Is Happening Tonight If You Know When To Look

Stand among the skyscrapers of the Loop Wednesday night, and you're in for a beautiful light show courtesy of this year's Fall Equinox.

History | Chicago History

Letter of Recommendation: The Thorne Miniature Rooms in Chicago

Model rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago can make an adult feel like a child again.

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

17 ways to spot someone from the suburbs in Chicago

Let's be honest, it isn't that hard to spot someone from out of town in Chicago, let alone a person visiting from the suburbs. Not that being from the suburbs is...

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

Say Goodbye To The Navy Pier Ferris Wheel With Free Late-Night Rides

There's not a better way to view the nighttime Chicago skyline than a late-night ride on the Navy Pier Ferris wheel, and this weekend is your chance to do it.

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

Chicago launching major New Year's Eve celebration

Chicago is looking to start 2016 in a big way, with a large-scale New Year's Eve celebration it hopes will rival New York's, packing in tens of thousands of revelers downtown.

Books | Books

15 Chicago-set stories explore the darker side of humanity in Chicago Noir | Bleader | Chicago Reader

Local author Joe Meno's Chicago Noir: The Classics compiles stories from the likes of Stuart Dybek, Patricia Highsmith, and Nelson Algren—some more hard boiled than others.

Entertainment | Film

Reality-Bending Timelapses of Cities in Tilt-Shift | Mental Floss

Spoonfilm's series "Little Big World" makes cities look like adorable dollhouse worlds.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

The Best dive bars in Chicago!

The best dive bars in Chicago offer low-key nights, greasy snacks, and cheap beer and cocktails. Here are our favorites.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Leonardo DiCaprio Will Play A Serial Killer In Martin Scorsese's 'Devil In The White City': Chicagoist

Leonardo DiCaprio will play one of Chicago's most prolific serial killers, who did his killing during the World's Fair of 1893, right here in Chicago.

History | Chicago History

Statue Stories has David Schwimmer, Steve Carell, others giving voice to Chicago

It would almost be enough to have your cellphone ring and the identifying text say there's an incoming call from "Abraham Lincoln," or "Benito Juarez," or "Cloud Gate." That's a screenshot worth saving.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

27 Chicago hacks to make your life easier

From the booze to the blues, city life in Chicago has its perks, but to live here like a boss, it helps to know some shortcuts and tricks. After moving to Chicago,...

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Where to find Happy Hour specials in Chicago

Last week Governor Rauner signed a bill letting Illinois indulge in happy hour drink specials starting tonight. Here's a list of where you can find...

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

Stream Lollapalooza from your couch this weekend

If you couldn't score a ticket to Lollapalooza this weekend, you'll still be able to catch some of the festival's best performances. The city's largest music festival...

Music | Chicago Music

Your guide to Lollapalooza 2015 aftershows and parties

If you don't want the party to stop when Grant Park closes, you need to check out the best Lollapalooza aftershows and parties at venues all over the city.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Chicago's Bit Space Gives Kids a Place To Tinker 21st Century-Style

A new "maker space" for kids combines high- and low-tech tools for a hands-on creative experience.

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Hungry? This Map Shows Best Ethnic Eats By Neighborhood in Chicago

Check out the historical ethnicity and Yelp-preferred restaurant of each 'hood.

Books | Chicago Readers

10 Quintessential Books Set In Chicago

The Windy City is full of characters, from PureWow Chicago, the free daily lifestyle email for women, featuring the best finds in Arts + Culture for women.

Sports | NHL

Chicago Blackhawks trade Patrick Sharp to Dallas Stars | For The Win

You knew it was coming. Patrick Sharp is no longer a Chicago Blackhawk. The team announced via press release on social media that Sharp, 33, who has been an integral part of the Blackhawks' three Stanley Cup wins in the last six seasons, has been traded t

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

The Best Taco Bell Ever? Yelpers Say Chicago Location 'Out of a Fantasy'

The Taco Bell at 2575 N. Clybourn Ave. has 4.5 stars on Yelp from more than 200 reviews.

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

Beer, Bikes And Reggie Watts At Tour De Fat Chicago 2015

Want proof that Logan Square loves bikes and beer? New Belgium Brewing is coming to Palmer Square Park this Saturday to celebrate bikes and craft beer.

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

7 Chicago restaurants serving new brunch options

The long summer days are here and you’ll want to start them off right. Whether you need to fuel up before hitting the bike trails or beach or just want to kick off your day drinking before heading to a neighborhood fest, make your first stop one

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

24 new dishes to eat at Taste of Chicago 2015, ranked from worst to best

This year's Taste of Chicago is serving new dishes, including avocado toast, paletas and Cuban pork tamales

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

A Look Inside Humboldt Park's New Boathouse Cafe

The longtime dream of one Humboldt Park native has opened in the neighborhood's historic boathouse.

History | Chicago History

The last remains of old Chicago

Ever wish you lived in Chicago in the '20s, '60s, '80s? Traces of old Chicago remain, from gambling dens to red light districts to payphones.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Curious City: Searching for truth behind the legend of a 1955 Chicago shark attack | WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

Just in time for Shark Week: Was a 1955 Lake Michigan shark attack real or just an urban legend?