If you have the cash to outbid the competition, you can soon purchase your very own Chicago L train. No word yet on whether it comes with angry passengers complaining about Ventra.
To some, youth violence in Chicago is nothing more than statistics taking up time on their nightly newscast. Carlos Javier Ortiz — in his upcoming book titled We All We Got … — hopes to show you more than a bunch of numbers. He hopes to show you the victims, families and communities plagued by violence, and he hopes you’ll see just how human they really are.
On December 5th of 1933, the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment and honest citizens secretly drinking hootch in their basements and at speakeasies could finally, legally have a drink or two to relax without worrying about the fuzz. Here’s how to celebrate.
State Fair popped up on the edge of Logan Square and Avondale a few months ago. Opened by Robert Rosado (who also owns Azucar, a great tapas restaurant off the Logan Square Blue Line), the idea seems to be to serve something not widely found in Chicago — fair food — but with a little more quality than you’d expect. Also, there’s fried Twinkies.
Jon Stewart Responds To Mayor Emanuel’s Response To Jon Stewart’s Rant Against Chicago Pizza (Is This Getting Out Of Hand?)
A rant about pizza was all it took to seemingly split the country in two — or so some jokes would have you believe.Jon Stewart, apparently not one to let others beat a joke into the ground, had a response for Mayor Emanuel’s gift of Chicago pizza on his Twitter account last night…
John Stewart, angered by Chicago’s response to the decision to declare One World Trade Center the tallest building in the U.S. over Willis Tower, said some unsavory things about Chicago’s famous deep dish pizza.
Chicago may not be the galaxy far, far away, but it’s apparently close enough for Disney and LucasFilm. Disney and LucasFilm are hosting an open casting call at the Park West Theatre for Star Wars: Episode VII. This may possibly be your chance to be a Jedi!
The Onion Foolishly Puts Faith In Short-Lived Internet Fad, Plans To End Print Editions (Ha! Good Luck, Chumps)
The very serious and influential news publication known as The Onion has made its first, and possibly last, mistake – it’s decided to end the distribution of its print edition in the awesome city of Chicago (and probably some other lame cities, too).
Jim Mullen claims to make the planet’s greatest apple sauce. Are you ready to help him prove this to the world? 17 years ago, former Chicago cop Jim Mullen was shot while on the job in Rogers Park. The bullet entered his cheek and spine, instantly paralyzing him, making him dependent on a respirator to breath…
A Chicago vodka? What’s it taste like… A dirty L car? Deep dish pizza? Italian beef? The bricks & mortar of a 2-flat? Actually, and thankfully, it doesn’t taste like any of these things.
Absolut is one of the largest alcohol brands in the world, mostly producing vodka. Based in Sweden, Absolut is so enamored with the City of the Big Shoulders that they’ve created a vodka based on it.
What happens when the government shuts down and you’re put on furlough? Well, events might unfold like this…
How do you judge the sequel to Chicago’s most beloved burger place? Do you compare it to its predecessor? Judge it as its own entity? Not bother writing a review at all? That’d be nice. Anyway, for those of you who don’t know, Kuma’s Too, which opened in February, is the little sibling to Kuma’s Corner.
Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago
Born on June 13th, Brookfield Zoo’s snow leopard cub made it’s debut this Wednesday, September 18th. When we last checked in with the cub in August, it weighed 10 pounds. It’s now a whopping 15 pounds and growing. You can see the cub with his mother, Sarani, and father, Sabu, in Brookfield Zoo’s “Big Cats” exhibit.
The foremost beer experts helped make a list of the 20 best beers not in a single city, or state, or even country, but in the world. And Chicago’s Goose Island was on it!
It’s a feeling most dog owners experience at one point or another: the fear of losing your pup. Thankfully, the poster for the lost dog above, which has been appearing all over Chicago, is (obviously) fake.
Chicago Flag Tattoos, a local website that celebrates Chicagoans brave enough to get Chicago literally inked onto their skin, knows how to celebrate the “City of the Big Shoulders.”
After stepping off a plane at O’Hare, where do you imagine someone visiting Chicago might want to visit? Willis Tower, Millennium Park… an outlet mall? Fashion Outlets of Chicago, having their Grand Opening August 1st – August 4th, probably wants you to choose the latter.
While doing an interview with WXBR 1460 AM, Ted Nugent had more than a few things to say about Stevie Wonder’s recent boycott of Florida over the George Zimmerman verdict, along with the number of homicides in Chicago.