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  • newHome and Garden Show highlights products for beautifying, fixing homes

    Home and Garden Show highlights products for beautifying, fixing homes

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Home and Garden Show is one of the largest home improvement shows in the Chicago area. From kitchens and bathrooms to furniture and even cars.  The expo highlighted the latest products and services for repairing and beautify…
    - 39 mins ago, 17 Feb 18, 10:50pm -
  • newMan arrested for feeding cocaine and whiskey to goat

    Man arrested for feeding cocaine and whiskey to goat

    Lawrenceville, GA — A Gwinnett County man is facing an animal cruelty charge and possible deportation after video footage of him and two men force feeding a goat cocaine and whiskey surfaced. Sheriff investigators arrested Sergio Palomares-Guzman a…
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Feb 18, 9:17pm -
  • newPHOTOS: Chicago says goodbye to fallen police commander

    PHOTOS: Chicago says goodbye to fallen police commander

    CHICAGO — Thousands attended the funeral of a fallen Chicago police officer to honor and remember his life after he was fatally shot Tuesday. The Bridgeport neighborhood was decorated in blue Saturday morning for the services of Chicago Police Cmd…
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Feb 18, 8:05pm -
  • newBand of snow moving through the Chicago area this Saturday afternoon

    Band of snow moving through the Chicago area this Saturday afternoon

    A band of snow will move eastward through the Chicago area this afternoon. Snowfall could be briefly heavy, possibly depositing an inch or so, as it passes over a given location. Highways/streets/sidewalks could become slushy, snow-covered and slick.…
    - 5 hours ago, 17 Feb 18, 6:50pm -
  • newState investigated shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz after self-harm

    State investigated shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz after self-harm

    PARKLAND, Fla.  — Florida’s child welfare agency investigated the suspect in a school shooting that killed 17 people after he cut himself in a video but found him stable, according to state records. The Miami Herald obtained records from Florid…
    - 6 hours ago, 17 Feb 18, 5:22pm -
  • newBurst of snow Saturday afternoon, 60s on Monday

    Burst of snow Saturday afternoon, 60s on Monday

    For the latest weather updates, visit wgntv.com/weather.
    - 6 hours ago, 17 Feb 18, 5:07pm -
  • new13 killed in helicopter crash after Mexican quake

    13 killed in helicopter crash after Mexican quake

    MEXICO CITY — A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground. The Oaxaca state prosecutor’s office said in a sta…
    - 6 hours ago, 17 Feb 18, 5:07pm -
  • new‘I sleep well at night,’ says skier Lindsey Vonn as she answers hate tweets

    ‘I sleep well at night,’ says skier Lindsey Vonn as she answers hate tweets

    Lindsey Vonn had barely finished her first race at PyeongChang 2018 when the online abuse resumed. One of the most successful female ski racers of all time, Vonn had received comments in December from some people saying they hoped she’d break her n…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Feb 18, 4:58pm -
  • newFriends, family attend funeral of slain CPD Cmdr. Paul Bauer

    Friends, family attend funeral of slain CPD Cmdr. Paul Bauer

    CHICAGO — Thousands attended the funeral mass of a fallen Chicago police officer to honor and remember his life after he was fatally shot Tuesday. The Bridgeport neighborhood was decorated in blue Saturday morning for the funeral of Chicago Police…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Feb 18, 4:16pm -
  • newBlackhawks Kane, Keith, Seabrook and Sharp attend wake for Commander Paul Bauer

    Blackhawks Kane, Keith, Seabrook and Sharp attend wake for Commander Paul Bauer

    CHICAGO – Commander Paul Bauer touched the lives of countless Chicagoans. His death has been mourned by thousands of citizens he helped protect, police officers from Dallas, Texas to Girard, Ohio and even Patrick Kane. Kane was joined by fellow Bla…
    - 17 hours ago, 17 Feb 18, 6:07am -
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  • Things to Do This Weekend in Chicago

    Things to Do This Weekend in Chicago

    Looking for something to do this weekend?  check out our recommendations for some fun things to do in Chicago this weekend: Check out the duSable museum which...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 2 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 6:22pm -
  • Free Combo Meal from White Castle

    Free Combo Meal from White Castle

    Download the White Castle app (iOS, Android) and register for an account by 4/13/18 to receive an offer for a FREE combo.  Start planning your road trip now...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 3 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 7:11am -
  • FREE Chicago Home and Garden Show this Weekend

    FREE Chicago Home and Garden Show this Weekend

      Come on out and enjoy the Chicago Home and Garden Show this weekend, which returns to the beautiful Arlington Racecourse in Arlington Heights on...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 3 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 5:55pm -
  • Free Weekday Admission to Art Institute of Chicago – through Feb 15

    Free Weekday Admission to Art Institute of Chicago – through Feb 15

    We want to remind you that the Art Institute of Chicago offers Free Winter Weekdays!    The holidays are over, but the Art Institute’s free winter weekdays...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 5 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 11:23pm -
  • Friday, Feb. 9, is National Pizza Day

    Friday, Feb. 9, is National Pizza Day

    Friday, Feb. 9, is National Pizza Day and it’s worth celebrating.  Whether it’s thin crust, stuffed crust, deep dish, Chicago style or New York style — you...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 8 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 9:27pm -
  • Free Weekday Admission to Art Institute of Chicago – to Feb 16

    Free Weekday Admission to Art Institute of Chicago – to Feb 16

    We want to remind you that the Art Institute of Chicago offers Free Winter Weekdays!    The holidays are over, but the Art Institute’s free winter weekdays...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 13 days ago, 4 Feb 18, 10:22pm -
  • 50+ Super Bowl Food Deals for You to Enjoy

    50+ Super Bowl Food Deals for You to Enjoy

    Are you ready for the the matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots in Minneapolis this Sunday night?  Check out these Super Bowl...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 13 days ago, 4 Feb 18, 12:48pm -
  • What Time is the 2018 Super Bowl & How to Watch Online for FREE

    What Time is the 2018 Super Bowl & How to Watch Online for FREE

    Here’s your online guide to the matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots in Minneapolis.  First, it’ll be much easier...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 13 days ago, 4 Feb 18, 12:24pm -
  • Crazy Super Bowl Bets in 2018

    Crazy Super Bowl Bets in 2018

    Here are the odds for some of the crazy Super Bowl LII bets that bookies are taking:: How long will it take Pink to sing the national anthem? Over two minutes,...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 14 days ago, 4 Feb 18, 9:44am -
  • What Time is the 2018 Super Bowl & How to Watch Online for FREE

    What Time is the 2018 Super Bowl & How to Watch Online for FREE

    Here’s your online guide to the matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots in Minneapolis.  First, it’ll be much easier...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 14 days ago, 4 Feb 18, 9:15am -
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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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      • Five Ways to Prepare for Digital Success in 2018

        Five Ways to Prepare for Digital Success in 2018

        With a new year, brands may have their budgets set—but must determine how to spend their marketing budgets to ensure they reach their annual digital goals. This includes but is not limited to digital, which entails SEM, Paid Social, Media, CRM, an…
        - 6 days ago, 11 Feb 18, 8:47pm -
      • 3 Ways You Should Be Using Social Media for PR

        3 Ways You Should Be Using Social Media for PR

        Public relations and social media are logical bedfellows. At its best, social media marketing is about brand engagement and conversation, while PR is about keeping your brand in the front and center of the mass media conversation. With organic reach…
        - 19 days ago, 29 Jan 18, 9:43pm -
      • 30-Minute Social Media Marketing Strategies You Can Use Daily

        30-Minute Social Media Marketing Strategies You Can Use Daily

        Social media marketing is crucial to the success of small business owners. After all, nearly everyone who goes online has a Facebook account. According to statistics, Facebook had 2.07 billion monthly active users in the third quarter of 2017. To top…
        - 47 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 2:18am -
      • How Cats Always Seem to Win the Internet?

        How Cats Always Seem to Win the Internet?


        - 51 days ago, 28 Dec 17, 1:33pm -
      • The Science of Personal Branding in the Age of Social Media

        The Science of Personal Branding in the Age of Social Media

          The Internet has brought us all closer together than we ever have been before. That means that people you would never have met otherwise before the Internet are in your inner circle online thanks to social media. There is one tiny downside to all…
        - 52 days ago, 27 Dec 17, 7:21pm -
      • 6 Types of Video You Need for Social Media Success Over the Holidays

        6 Types of Video You Need for Social Media Success Over the Holidays

        Video is currently the pinnacle of visual content marketing. It can grab your audience’s attention, spark their emotions, and deliver truckloads of information all in a single content consumption experience. This holiday season, videos will also be…
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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…
        - 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 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…
        - 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…
        - 5 Jul 17, 8:22pm -

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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…
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      • 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…
        - 4 Nov 14, 2:12am -
      • 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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