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Local writer Don De Grazia poignantly explains how Malort is a metaphor for life at the Underground Wonder Bar.

Documentary Being Made About Chicago’s Worst Liquor, Jeppson’s Malort, Due Out This Summer

Jeppson’s Malort is a Chicago liquor known mostly for its painfully bitter, awful taste. Its taste starts off innocent enough, a little citrusy with a hint of honey, but then the wormwood punches you right in the face. Malort’s even spawned a ritual in which locals convince out-of-towners to down a shot in the hopes of seeing their “malort face” — an expression of horror and pain.

04/07/2014

A homeless person (CBS)

Homeless Advocate Staging Play About His Father’s Struggle

A longtime advocate for the homeless has begun channeling his efforts in a new direction.

WBBM Newsradio–09/03/2013

Ronnie Fields (CBS)

Documentary Charts Ups And Downs Of Former Farragut Phenom

Ronnie Fields is sharing his story in a documentary entitled “Bounce Back.”

07/11/2013

Part of the fleet of nearly 300 sailboats ready themselves for the start of the Chicago Yacht Club's Race to Mackinac in Lake Michigan (Photo credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Documentary To Film 105th Annual Chicago-To-Mackinac Yacht Race

More than 300 boats will be running the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac this weekend, and this year it will documented on film.

07/11/2013

Shuli Eschel made a documentary about Maxwell Street.

Someone You Should Know: Filmmaker Shuli Eschel

Eschel’s documentary captures the history of the Maxwell Street Market. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.

11/30/2012

Roger Ebert

Hollywood Heavyweights To Work On Documentary About Ebert’s Life

Some big names in Hollywood have teamed up to make a documentary about the life of Pulitzer-prize winning film critic Roger Ebert.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

Barack Obama (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: ’2016: Obama’s America’ Movie Is Disturbingly Necessary

If you know you’re not going to blindly support the “left” in this coming election, see the movie ’2016: Obama’s America’. But, fair warning, it’s disturbing – and quite frightening – to say the least.

08/17/2012

‘Bully’

A new documentary by the Weinstein Company called “Bully” will soon be screened in Chicago, and will hit theaters next month.

02/23/2012

John Wayne Gacy

Movie, Documentary Could Be Adapted From Book By Gacy’s Lawyer

There could soon be two movie adaptations of the book written by serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s lawyer.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

Steve Mazan's documentary, "Dying To Do Letterman" chronicles his journey and his eventual appearance in 2009 on the David Letterman show.  (Photo Credit: www.dyingtodoletterman.com)

Documentary Traces Comedian’s Journey To ‘Late Show’

When 35-year-old stand-up comedian Steve Mazan learned he was dying of cancer, he decided to dedicate the rest of his life to living his dream – performing on The Late Show with David Letterman.

WBBM Newsradio–06/15/2011

'Prisoner Of Her Past'

Documentary Tells Of Woman Reliving Horrors Of Holocaust

A documentary airs tonight on Chicago television, telling the heartbreaking story of an elderly Chicago-area woman who’s reliving the trauma of her suffering during the Holocaust.

WBBM Newsradio–04/28/2011

Honeybee

New Documentary Warns Of Vanishing Honeybees

Patrons at the Gene Siskel Film Center Sunday learned about the mysterious disappearance of bees in the U.S. and around the world, at the screening of a new documentary.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

Texting While Driving

Video Warns Teens About Texting And Driving

There is a new warning for Illinois teens about texting and driving.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2011

Cubs Uniform Logo. (Credit: Getty)

Bartman Documentary To Debut At New York Film Fest

This year’s TriBeCa Film Festival in New York will include a documentary on Steve Bartman.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2011