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CTA’s ‘Courtesy’ Campaign Hilariously Skewers Awful Train And Bus Riders

Think of your biggest public transit pet peeves… As it turns out, the Chicago Transit Authority is well aware of them, attacking each and every slight you can think of in their latest advertising campaign.

05/27/2015

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Photos: Dutch Shepherd From Chicago Is Best Friends With A … Pet Rat?

Osiris the Dutch shepherd is specifically trained to be very gentle with orphaned baby animals. Yes, that is in fact the cutest thing you’ve ever heard.

05/08/2015

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Opinion: Defensive Gun Use Doesn’t Make Up For Accidental Injuries, Homicides

No, friend, I’m not worried about an Uber driver who knows how to responsibly use a firearm — I’m worried about everyone else.

05/05/2015

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Someone Attached A GoPro To Benny The Bull, And The Video’s Hilarious

He scares fans and taunts players — Benny the Bull is amazing. Yes, someone attached a GoPro camera to Benny the Bull’s face. Yes, the video is hilarious.

04/29/2015

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Berwyn Bar Defends Two-Way Mirror In Women’s Bathroom

It’s all a big joke, the owner says, and cops aren’t filing charges.

04/27/2015

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VIDEO: Reality-Defying ‘Launched Wing Roller Coaster’ Opening In Indiana

The latest roller coaster in Indiana doesn’t literally defy reality, but it sure looks like it does. It’s also the first of its kind in the U.S.

04/24/2015

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Photos Of Ice-Thawed Lake Michigan Reveal Amazing Shipwrecks

Ever wonder what’s under the surface of Lake Michigan? Recent ice thaws have left the lake crystal clear, revealing some of the many shipwrecks it’s seen through the years.

04/21/2015

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New Videos Show Mayor Emanuel’s Motorcade Run Red Lights, Go Wrong Way Down Cicero Avenue

If the purpose of a ticket is to deter a crime, it’s not working. Not for Mayor Emanuel’s motorcade at least…

04/21/2015

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VIDEO: Chicago-Style Hot Dog Pitted Against New York’s, L.A.’s

As with anything pitting Chicago against New York and L.A., watching these people criticize one of our city’s finest accomplishments may make your blood boil.

04/20/2015

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Checking In With The Giant Hole That’s Been Off Lake Shore Drive Since 2008

For those who haven’t followed the drama I’m talking about, a 76-foot-deep hole has existed off Lake Shore Drive since 2008.

04/15/2015

Plot of sexual assaults in Chicago in 2014 using Chicago Data Portal numbers.

Sexual Assaults By Neighborhood, A Tale Of Two Chicagos

The narrative of Chicago’s crime is a tale of two cities – one safe, one violent. For proof, look no further than the number of reported sexual assaults across Chicago’s 77 community areas.

04/09/2015

Look! A gun! In an old photo of Superintendent Garry McCarthy! (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Who Cares If Murders Are Up, It’s Not Like It’s Affecting Your Neighborhood?

Violence is up, let’s blame the guns… I guess? Anyone else tired of the city’s favorite scapegoat?

04/02/2015

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HIV Outbreak Has Indiana Declaring A Public Health Emergency

Though Indiana Gov. Mike Pence opposes needle exchanges, he’s authorized a needle-exchange program for an Indiana county that’s being ravaged by a HIV outbreak tied to drug use.

03/26/2015

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Sexual Assault In A Big City: Is There A Lack Of Priority?

When it comes to safety, a city is often judged by the number of homicides and shootings it has in a year. Where does that leave other crimes like criminal sexual assault? Not a priority, say some sexual assault advocates.

03/26/2015

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The Beach Boys And Kool And The Gang Coming To Chicago’s Montrose Beach

Two legendary acts are coming to Montrose Beach this summer, playing a live show on the sand — a rare occurrence in Chicago.

03/18/2015

Kanye West posting with his mother, Dr. Donda West, who passed away in 2007. (Photo Credit: Getty)

Art Institute Of Chicago Awarding Honorary Doctorate To Kanye West

In a recent interview, Kanye West revealed he’ll soon be invalidating the title to his debut album The College Dropout thanks to the Art Institute of Chicago.

03/16/2015

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Chicago Children Can Try To Opt Out Of The PARCC Standardized Test … If They Dare

At at least one school, children were intimidated and shamed into agreeing to take the highly criticized PARCC standardized test.

03/12/2015

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No One Wins In Chicago’s Latest Standardized Testing Debacle

Our kids are about to lose two weeks of class time to prepare for and take a test that will have little to no benefits. Needless to say, a lot of people are angry…

03/03/2015

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Chicago Could Appear On Monopoly’s Latest Board, If Enough Chicagoans Vote

Will enough people vote to secure Chicago one of the coveted spots on Monopoly’s latest board?

03/03/2015

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VIDEO: Lincoln Park Zoo’s Newest Baby Gorilla Is Objectively The Cutest Thing Ever

It can be difficult for journalists to write an article that is both ethical and objective. Thankfully, in the case of the baby lowland gorilla recently born at Lincoln Park Zoo, this isn’t a problem — she is objectively the cutest thing ever. Go Chicago.

02/27/2015