Alderman Drops Strip Club Measure, Claims Surprise At Inclusion Of Full NudityThe sponsor of an ordinance that would have allowed clubs in Chicago to blend topless dancing and alcohol sales has backed away from the measure, because somehow full-frontal nudity ended up in the mix.
Emanuel Ducks Questions On Allowing Alcohol Sales At Topless ClubsMayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to sidestep questions about a plan by some aldermen to allow Chicago strip clubs to serve alcohol and offer semi-nude dancing.
New Year's Eve Presents Dilemma For AlcoholicsNew Year’s Eve can be decision-time for people who are alcoholics, or people who might be trying to cut back in the amount of drinking they do, according to Dr. Gail Basch, director of the Addiction Medicine Program at Rush University Medical Center.
Chicago Cocktail Reviewer Tries Taco Bell Cantina's 'Somewhat Chemical Tasting' ConcoctionsTaco Bell Cantina has garnered more attention than your average Taco Bell, and for good reason: it's the first in the country to serve alcohol.
Governor OKs Return Of Happy Hour To IllinoisGov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that allows bars and restaurants to begin offering happy hour drink specials for the first time in more than 25 years.
Cook County Jail Officer Charged With Selling Alcohol To InmatesA Cook County Jail guard is free on bond after being charged with trying to sneak alcohol to inmates.
#Trending In Entertainment: Shia LaBeouf Again, Meshach Taylor Dies, And Robert Downey Jr.'s Son Gets ArrestedThis week a child star is in trouble (again), a beloved actor passes away, and an A-lister’s son may be following in his father’s footsteps, but not in a good way.
Metra Banning Alcohol On Trains Thursday Due To World Cup Viewing PartyMetra says it's instituting its alcohol ban on trains Thursday.
Booze Delivered To Your Door? There's An App For ThatSeven liquor stores in Chicago have signed up to participate so far.
Police: No Trace Of Alcohol In Kids After Restaurant Served BoozeAt least ten children were taken to the hospital as a precaution Tuesday night, after wait staff at a Little Village mistakenly served alcohol, but police said none of the kids had any alcohol in their system.
Menard Prison On Lockdown After Weapons FoundA state prison spokesman says the lockdown of Illinois' largest maximum security prison will continue "for days" after a cache of crude weapons and homemade alcohol was found there.
The World's Best Classic Cocktails In The Bars That Invented ThemThere's nothing better than kicking back on vacation with a classic local cocktail, and nothing worse than being interrupted by some blowhard waxing poetic about the drink's storied "history". Unless you're the blowhard, and you're sitting at the exact bar where the drink was invented.

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