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  • newLisa Byington talks College Football on Tuesday’s Sports Feed

    Lisa Byington talks College Football on Tuesday’s Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – While she was making his first appearance on Sports Feed on Tuesday, Lisa Byington is no stranger to fans of college sports here in the midwest. The sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network is even adding to her duties this season. Lisa…
    - 14 mins ago, 23 Aug 17, 12:21am -
  • newFire officials respond to fire in Belmont Central neighborhood

    Fire officials respond to fire in Belmont Central neighborhood

    CHICAGO – Fire crews are on the scene of a structural fire on Chicago’s West Side. The fire broke out in the 6000 block Dickens in the Belmont Cragin.   It appears to be the building that formerly housed the Zenith factory. This is a developing…
    - 49 mins ago, 22 Aug 17, 11:46pm -
  • newWhen is the next lunar eclipse, and how is it different from solar eclipse?

    When is the next lunar eclipse, and how is it different from solar eclipse?

    Dear Tom, After the solar eclipse, I became curious about lunar eclipses. I was wondering when the next one is and how does it differ from a solar eclipse? — Colleen Siemann, North Aurora Dear Colleen, A lunar eclipse always occurs on the full moon…
    - 54 mins ago, 22 Aug 17, 11:41pm -
  • newTwo 18-year-olds charged in Zion shooting that left 2 injured

    Two 18-year-olds charged in Zion shooting that left 2 injured

    ZION, Ill. — Two 18-year-olds were charged in connection to a shooting in Zion, Ill., that injured two men. Tyrique Friar and Cody Longo of Zion were charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and armed robber…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 17, 11:34pm -
  • newMild weather will last awhile

    Mild weather will last awhile

    Updates at Chicago Weather Center
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 17, 11:30pm -
  • newDeluxe dog washing station at Montrose Beach hailed as a ‘game changer’

    Deluxe dog washing station at Montrose Beach hailed as a ‘game changer’

    ‘ CHICAGO —  As summer winds to an end, crowds are flocking to Chicago beaches to squeeze in a little more sand and sun.  And if you’re a dog, it doesn’t get any better than a run on a sandy beach. The Montrose Beach in Chicago provides gre…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 17, 11:02pm -
  • newSuburban woman attacked multiple times while out for a walk; Suspect sought

    Suburban woman attacked multiple times while out for a walk; Suspect sought

    AURORA – Police are searching for a man who attacked a suburban woman three times as she was out for a walk. Police say the 69-year-old woman was walking just before 6 a.m. near Rural and Ohio in Aurora on Saturday when she was approached by a man…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 17, 10:54pm -
  • newNumber of arrests down in Chicago as crime is up

    Number of arrests down in Chicago as crime is up

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are making significantly fewer arrests these days and it shows no signs of reversing course. The just released numbers were reported in the city’s comprehensive annual financial report for 2016 which showed a steady decli…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 17, 10:53pm -
  • newPolice searching for missing journalist Kim Wall find headless torso in Copenhagen

    Police searching for missing journalist Kim Wall find headless torso in Copenhagen

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Danish police searching for missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall say they have found a headless torso in Copenhagen. A passing cyclist found the torso Monday afternoon on the southwest side of Amager island. DNA tests will need…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 17, 10:50pm -
  • newStarbucks selling sushi burrito at 2 Chicago locations

    Starbucks selling sushi burrito at 2 Chicago locations

    CHICAGO – Starbucks is testing out a new product, and it has nothing to do with coffee. Starbucks is going to start selling a sushi burrito in two Chicago locations. The chicken maki roll is billed as a classic California chicken burrito with a twi…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 17, 10:30pm -
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  • FREE Admission to All the USA National Parks on August 25th

    FREE Admission to All the USA National Parks on August 25th

    America’s Best Idea – the national parks – is even better when it’s free!   America’s national parks will offer free admission on...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 4 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 4:32pm -
  • Reminder: FREE 2017 Chicago Air and Water Show: Here’s What You Need to Know

    Reminder: FREE 2017 Chicago Air and Water Show: Here’s What You Need to Know

    Here is what you need to know about the schedule and logistics for the 2017 Air & Water Show on AUGUST 19 and 20.   Click here for tips on parking and...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 5 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 3:30am -
  • Free Comedy Album Downloads

    Free Comedy Album Downloads

    Amazon.com is offering the following comedy albums for FREE for a limited time: Comedy Show Show with Will Arnett, The Onion Audio News, Lewis Black: The Rant...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 9 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 4:45am -
  • Free Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream This Weekend in Chicago

    Free Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream This Weekend in Chicago

    This weekend, you can grab a free Ben & Jerry’s Pint Slice from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (or while supplies last) Saturday and Sunday at Northalsted Market...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 10 days ago, 12 Aug 17, 2:39pm -
  • Where to Get FREE Solar Eclipse Glasses in the Chicago area

    Where to Get FREE Solar Eclipse Glasses in the Chicago area

      On August 21 of this year, a large stretch of the United States will bear witness to a rare celestial event: a full solar eclipse.  Partial eclipses can...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 11 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 10:22pm -
  • This Weekend: Hot Dog Fest in Chicago – Aug 11-12

    This Weekend:  Hot Dog Fest in Chicago – Aug 11-12

    Make plans with family and friends and enjoy the the fifth annual Chicago Hot Dog Fest, which is held on the grounds of the Chicago History Museum overlooking...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 11 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 4:49pm -
  • Free Museum Day for CPS Students in Chicago

    Free Museum Day for CPS Students in Chicago

    We know most of the CPS students are sad that summer is coming to an end and school will be starting up but you still have a chance to get to a FREE fun museum...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 11 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 4:38pm -
  • FREE Mesothelioma Awareness Wristband

    FREE Mesothelioma Awareness Wristband

    Sign up to receive a FREE Mesothelioma Awareness Wristband to help raise awareness about this devastating disease and to support the asbestos awareness cause....CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 11 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 4:25pm -
  • FREE Chicago CTA Bus and Train Rides on First Day of School

    FREE Chicago CTA Bus and Train Rides on First Day of School

    For the seventh consecutive year, CTA will provide free rides on the first day of school to Chicago Public School students and parents accompanying students....CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 12 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 7:50pm -
  • Free Chicago Philharmonic Concert in Chicago

    Free Chicago Philharmonic Concert in Chicago

    The Chicago Philharmonic is coming to the South Shore Cultural Center for its fourth and final FREE concert of summer 2017. The annual program, presented as...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 13 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 6:07pm -
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Chicago Foodies

  • Why You Can’t Miss Giant

    Why You Can’t Miss Giant

    There’s a tiny place next to Scofflaw at the corner of Kedzie and Armitage, and it’s making big waves. Giant may be small in size but it’s enormous in flavor,...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 26 Aug 16, 2:00pm -
  • Ugo’s Logan Square reinvents casual Italian

    Ugo’s Logan Square reinvents casual Italian

    Logan Square has no shortage of amazing restaurants. It’s home to some of my favorites for brunch (Lula Cafe), drinks (Scofflaw), sweets (Bang Bang Pie) and now casual Italian. Full...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 28 Jun 16, 2:00pm -
  • Chicago’s Best Hidden Patios

    Chicago’s Best Hidden Patios

    In case you didn’t get the glaringly bring memo…summer is HERE! Patio weather is my absolute favorite. I have issues eating inside when I know I need to take advantage...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 21 Jun 16, 3:09am -
  • Northdown Cafe and Taproom, Lions and Tigers and Beers

    Northdown Cafe and Taproom, Lions and Tigers and Beers

    If you love beer, and I know you do, I highly recommend – and by “highly recommend” I mean that I’d command it would it were I had such power...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 10 Jun 16, 5:53pm -
  • DryHop Brewers Anniversary Week

    DryHop Brewers Anniversary Week

    What in the name of beer is going on here?   DryHop Brewers’ third-year anniversary party, that’s what.  It seems hard to believe but nearly three years have passed since DryHop,...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 10 Jun 16, 6:51am -
  • Pinot Days 2016 Grand Festival at Navy Pier – April 16

    Pinot Days 2016 Grand Festival at Navy Pier – April 16

    It’s back, oenophiles of Chicago and lovers of that delicate and delicious grape, Pinot Noir.  Yes, Pinot Days returns to Navy Pier for the 2016 Grand Festival this Saturday on...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 15 Apr 16, 1:30am -
  • Aged 2012 Founders Imperial Stout

    Aged 2012 Founders Imperial Stout

    It’s been said that only one other band deserves mentioning in the same sentence as the Beatles.  That would be the Rolling Stones.  A parallel comparison is this:  Founders is...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 24 Mar 16, 7:09am -
  • Nashville Hot Chicken At Roost

    Nashville Hot Chicken At Roost

    So, I have to credit KFC for the favor. That I’ve never been to Nashville (although not for a lack of interest) was largely responsible for my having never tried...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 24 Mar 16, 4:39am -
  • Seafood Bar Showdown

    Seafood Bar Showdown

    One of the biggest food trends of the past year isn’t really a trend at all. Seafood isn’t anything new, but seafood-centric restaurants have been sweeping this non-coastal city at...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 1 Mar 16, 2:00pm -
  • Meal Service Delivers for Foodies

    Meal Service Delivers for Foodies

    I’ve never been that interested in the newly popular meal delivery services. I’ve always thought they are for those who don’t know how to cook or aren’t that into food....Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 17 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
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Chicago Bulls

  • Lakers surprise Bulls with 96-90 victory in United Center
    The Bulls’ 96-90 loss Wednesday to the Los Angeles Lakers was what the critics contended before the season with the Bulls. Could they make enough shots? Where were the points going to come from? Mostly so far, the Bulls have defied the doubts and d…
    - 1 Dec 16, 8:23am -
  • Jerian Grant with 34 points in Windy City D-league win
    He came to Hoffman Estates; he saw Delaware; he conquered the doubts. Veni; vidi; vici; And now with victory in hand, Jerian Grant likely returns triumphant to the Bulls with the highest scoring game in the short Windy City Bulls history after scorin…
    - 27 Nov 16, 6:29am -
  • Bulls reserves joining Windy City regulars vs li’l 76ers
    It’s bad enough the Bulls Friday dominated the Philadelphia 76ers in a 105-89 romp to close their 4-2 road trip. Now, a substantial portion of the Bulls bench is getting ready to take a shot at the 76ers’ D-league team, the Delaware 87ers.Jerian…
    - 26 Nov 16, 9:25pm -
  • Bulls finish 4-2 trip with 105-89 win over 76ers
    Teams, though usually more media and fans, talk about certain games as so called measuring sticks, like when you play the best. It’s a look at perhaps where you rank in the league, how good you really are, your needs. A long road trip, particularly…
    - 26 Nov 16, 6:49am -
  • Bulls lose to Nuggets 110-107 despite 35 from Butler
    We all know a basketball game with some 200 possessions isn’t decided by just one play, certainly not when the Bulls’ reserves were outscored 61-13, the team was outrebounded 55-48 and 17-10 on the offensive boards and the Bulls gave up a 24-0 ru…
    - 23 Nov 16, 8:04am -
  • Jimmy Butler’s 40 leads Bulls over Lakers 118-110
    It didn’t seem very promising. Dwyane Wade to rest was missing Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the second of a back to back after Wade’s brilliant 28-point game Saturday was squandered in a last minute loss to the Los Angeles Clip…
    - 21 Nov 16, 8:53am -
  • Bulls get clipped in Los Angeles, 102-95
    Technically, it was a defeat Saturday night, the Bulls losing an early 19-point lead and their four-game winning streak in falling to the Los Angeles Clippers 102-95.But it was much closer than even that score suggested, a fierce, emotional, physic…
    - 20 Nov 16, 9:44am -
  • What happened late in Saturday’s loss to the Clippers?
    Do you ever wonder what they’re saying out there on the floor, like late Saturday night in the Bulls crushing 102-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers?When Dwyane Wade, who was brilliant again with 28 points and five of nine threes, cornered lead r…
    - 20 Nov 16, 8:40am -
  • Bulls defeat Jazz 85-77 for fourth straight win
    The Bulls’ 85-77 victory Thursday over the Utah Jazz wasn’t artistic, elegant or dazzling. There was little of the fast paced play, the fancy playmaking, the high scoring or the sublime connection. Instead the Bulls did what the really good teams…
    - 18 Nov 16, 9:17am -
  • Bulls with one sided 113-88 victory in Portland
    That’s it? That’s what that vaunted West Coast offense looks like, the famed pace and space for three pointers? That’s what they’re all excited about, this new NBA of three pointers raining down like another damp day in Portland? Well, it was…
    - 16 Nov 16, 8:25am -

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      • All hail the team of no

        All hail the team of no

        Recently, I was in a meeting where I got to brag on a coworker of mine for helping to do something great. I love those moments because I’m a firm believer that if you don’t take time to acknowledge the small things team members do that make a dif…
        - 12 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 3:48pm -
      • Emotional intelligence the secret sauce to great social media marketing

        Emotional intelligence the secret sauce to great social media marketing

        A few years ago, if someone suggested that emotional intelligence (EI or IQ) was the secret to social media marketing success, they would be considered borderline crazy. Today, as the noise on social media increases, the opportunity to truly deliver…
        - 27 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 9:26am -
      • All in one social platforms: One Tool to Rule Them All?

        All in one social platforms: One Tool to Rule Them All?

        There are a ton of social channels out there, seemingly more by the day. It’s hard to stay on top of it all. Of course, logging into all of those various platforms and managing them individually doesn’t make sense, so finding an all-in-one tool t…
        - 43 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 7:13pm -
      • Top Benefits of Social Media Marketing

        Top Benefits of Social Media Marketing

        Social media started out as something that marketers and business owners questioned. Publishers and bloggers would write articles questioning whether or not we should be using social media in our marketing strategy. Then, not so slowly, the conversat…
        - 48 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 8:22pm -
      • Optimizing and Automating 2 Powerful Twitter Marketing Methods

        Optimizing and Automating 2 Powerful Twitter Marketing Methods

        Although the majority of marketers don’t realize it, Twitter is not just another social media tool, but can be used as a powerful marketing resource. Since Twitter is so fast paced and needs quite a large number of tweets to be sent every day, it c…
        - 61 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 12:36am -
      • How to Nurture LinkedIn Leads Manually While Maintaining Scalability

        How to Nurture LinkedIn Leads Manually While Maintaining Scalability

        Using software solutions to automate lead nurturing processes undoubtedly works. Research from Act-On shows just how powerful marketing automation can be for converting visitors to leads and improving sales conversion revenues. On the other hand, mar…
        - 85 days ago, 30 May 17, 3:41am -
      • How to Choose the Right Online Courses Platform

        How to Choose the Right Online Courses Platform

        Outside of the traditional marketing channels of social, media buys, and SEO there are myriad ways to get your brand out there, establish yourself as an expert, and create a revenue stream. Depending on your vertical you may or may not have looked in…
        - 88 days ago, 26 May 17, 8:00pm -
      • The Art of Building a Profitable Consulting Firm

        The Art of Building a Profitable Consulting Firm

        It is amazing how many of us overlook and undervalue what we do. We all make the assumption that we are not doing anything different, that we what we have to say isn’t of value, or that what we know is common knowledge. I see this a lot with social…
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      • Why Pinterest Still Matters & How to Reach Your Audience

        Why Pinterest Still Matters & How to Reach Your Audience

        Gone are the days of just Facebook and Twitter as the main players. Nowadays, there are countless apps popping up, and typically being born from the original pack, or at least being acquired by them. To date we have: Facebook, Twitter (yes, still her…
        - 4 Jan 17, 3:44pm -
      • What You Should be doing on Facebook
        1. Post Daily (at a minimum) It’s an urban myth that you can annoy your customer by posting too often. That may have been true in 2005 before Facebook put its feeds on an algorithm, but now the chances that your one daily post is going to be seen e…
        - 26 Dec 16, 4:41pm -

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      • Sailor Jerry: Making its Mark at the Field Museum (sponsored)

        Sailor Jerry: Making its Mark at the Field Museum (sponsored)

        Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins is well known for designing and inking tattoos, which makes the partnership of his eponymous brand with the Field Museum of Natural History a perfect match. The Field Museum is running a special Tattoo Exhibit that e…
        - 26 Jan 17, 9:53pm -
      • Mars’ Cheese Castle: Time to stock up for a long, hard winter

        Mars’ Cheese Castle: Time to stock up for a long, hard winter

        The weather forecast evoked too many memories of recent Polar Vortex winters, so the BF and I took stock of the pantry and determined that a quick run to Mars’ Cheese Castle (Kenosha, WI) might be a smart move. Mars’ Cheese Castle, if you don’t…
        - 10 Jan 16, 4:00pm -
      • 2016: New Year, New Meals? Same habits.

        2016: New Year, New Meals? Same habits.

        For several years running, the BF and I have celebrated New Year’s Day by making stir fry cobbled together with the ingredients we find at Joong Boo Market (3333 North Kimball). The amount of food we haul home belies the fact that we are only makin…
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      • Round 3: Beer & Hockey

        Round 3: Beer & Hockey


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      • Do Doughnuts the Endgrain Way

        Do Doughnuts the Endgrain Way

        Depending on what food calendar you go by, it’s National Doughnut Day – a day when all the good boys and girls are rewarded with fried doughy sugar conveyance of their choice. I choose to believe it’s today, and if I’m wrong? I’ll celebrate…
        - 5 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
      • Round 2: Craft Beer & Hockey

        Round 2: Craft Beer & Hockey

        I’m on my quest to try a new craft beer for every Blackhawks game. Reporting will be a six-pack at a time, and will include a new-to-me brew on game day. Have a recommendation? Please share! How’s going? In truth, I’m happier about the beer tha…
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      • Dining on Dia de los Muertos con Nana

        Dining on Dia de los Muertos con Nana

        When Karen, all-around good egg and occasional contributor to Chicago Bites, suggested we go out for dinner on November 1, I was all for it. I like having plans for the Day of the Dead and Nana in Bridgeport is a favorite spot. However, in the hub-bu…
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      • Craft Beer & Hockey: Season Opens with a 6-Pack

        Craft Beer & Hockey: Season Opens with a 6-Pack

        Drink up! It’s time for hockey! During the 2013-14 hockey season, I tried 101 different craft beers — one for each game the Chicago Blackhawks played. It was such a great experience that I decided to do it again for the 2014-15 season. The rules…
        - 25 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
      • Open Now: Goosefoot Food & Wine

        Open Now: Goosefoot Food & Wine

        Usually I’m a patient person. I can wait out the rush of new, exciting, must-try spots to enjoy the latest dining experience at my own pace. Often this is made easier by a daily commute that features a dull, familiar routine up and down Western. Th…
        - 24 Oct 14, 10:00pm -
      • Should your coffee be modest? Learn why!

        Should your coffee be modest? Learn why!

        Local coffee subscription service Modest Coffee recently started roasting for the Chicago and internet market. I spoke with co-owner Marcus Contaldo about his obsession with fresh roasted coffee and other coffee-related topics during a #VirtualCoffee…
        - 8 Jun 14, 7:00pm -
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