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  • newWATCH: Chicago fire captain captures video of extra-alarm blaze

    WATCH: Chicago fire captain captures video of extra-alarm blaze

    More than 200 firefighters worked through the night to get an extra-alarm fire under control in the Englewood neighborhood. The fire broke out just before 11 p.m. Wednesday in the basement of a three-story building at 63rd and Halsted. There are bus…
    - 7 mins ago, 28 Aug 14, 10:57am -
  • newWGN Midday News Time Out for Trivia Special [08.29.14]

    WGN Midday News Time Out for Trivia Special [08.29.14]


    - 6 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • newExplosion at BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana

    Explosion at BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana

    An explosion was reported at the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana tonight. The Whiting Fire Department confirms the report of an explosion around 9 p.m. They say they were notified “of a fire in one of the units in the plant.”  They were given no…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 2:37am -
  • newFirst case of West Nile in Cook County reported

    First case of West Nile in Cook County reported

    The first human case of West Nile virus has been reported in Cook County. A woman from suburban Oak Lawn, in her 40s, became ill earlier this month. Health officials say she was not hospitalized and is recovering at home. To date, the county reports…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 1:47am -
  • newPolice commander charged with aggravated battery; Protestors demand accountability

    Police commander charged with aggravated battery; Protestors demand accountability

      A Chicago police commander has been charged with sticking a gun into a suspect’s mouth. Chicago police commander Glenn Evans was charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct, by the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. Evans was…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 12:49am -
  • new4-year-old expelled from preschool over Facebook post

    4-year-old expelled from preschool over Facebook post

    A Florida boy was expelled from his preschool because of a Facebook post his mother posted on her personal page. According to News 4 in Jacksonville, the mother, Ashley Habat, was upset the private Christian preschool did not give parents enough time…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 12:39am -
  • newWhat the little league can mean to a community

    What the little league can mean to a community

    Wednesday was a great day for everyone involved with Jackie Robinson West Little League. And while we see the success on the field, there’s much more than that.   WGN’s Amy Rutledge has more on what the league means to the community where the ki…
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Aug 14, 11:59pm -
  • newRestaurant owners alleged discrimination; hold candlelight protest

    Restaurant owners alleged discrimination; hold candlelight protest

    A River North restaurant held a candlelight vigil tonight, claiming they’re victims of racial discrimination. The African-American owners of Nouveau Tavern claim they’ve been targeted, because they’re in a predominantly white neighborhood. The…
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Aug 14, 11:53pm -
  • newSoggy holiday weekend possible

    Soggy holiday weekend possible

    Updates at Chicago Weather Center
    - 12 hours ago, 27 Aug 14, 11:20pm -
  • newJobs for You: How to get noticed in a job interview

    Jobs for You: How to get noticed in a job interview

    You hear it all the time, do something to stand out in an interview. But there is a right way and a wrong way to do that. Jennifer Grasz, VP of corporate communication for careerbuilder has the do’s and don’ts.
    - 12 hours ago, 27 Aug 14, 11:03pm -
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  • Movie Theater Discounts in the Chicago Area

    Movie Theater Discounts in the Chicago Area

    Want to see a movie in the Chicago area but don’t have a lot of cash?  You willl definitely want to book your calendars for every Tuesdays.  ...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 1 day ago, 27 Aug 14, 12:31am -
  • Thursday’s 50 Cent Corn Dogs all day in Chicago Area

    Thursday’s 50 Cent Corn Dogs all day in Chicago Area

    Who is up for a corn dog? It is the end of the summer and Sonic wants to celebrate with corn dogs for just 50¢ each (reg. $1.49) on Thursday, August 28 at...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 8:37pm -
  • Free Rush Hour Concert in Chicago – August 26

    Free Rush Hour Concert in Chicago – August 26

    Come check out the season finale of the FREE Rush Hour Concerts in Chicago! On Tuesday, August 26 . the free concert will feature Third Coast Percussion, as...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 4 days ago, 24 Aug 14, 9:11pm -
  • Top 10 Iconic Chicago Institutions to Visit

    Top 10 Iconic Chicago Institutions to Visit

    The largest city of Illinois, Chicago is a travelers dream located in the northeast part of the state on Lake Michigan. It is a major port and the commercial,...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 6 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:05pm -
  • Reminder: Fun Free MONSTERS v ALIENS Kid’s Event at Lowes in Chicago Area

    Reminder:  Fun Free MONSTERS v ALIENS Kid’s Event at Lowes in Chicago Area

    A Chicago reminder that every month in the Chicago Area, Lowes offers a couple of free Build and Grow clinics for children to help them learn project skills,...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 6 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:21pm -
  • Go Visit Edward Snowden – Cheap Chicago Flights to Russia Under $600

    Go Visit Edward Snowden – Cheap Chicago Flights to Russia Under $600

    Want to go hang out with Edward Snowden in Moscow Russia with some cheap flights?   Maybe talk a little NSA and some high-tech spying? Delta and its partner...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 7 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 10:06pm -
  • Free Wrigley Area Concert by Band O.A.R. in Chicago

    Free Wrigley Area Concert by Band O.A.R. in Chicago

    The Rockville, Md.-based band O.A.R. will play a free 90-minute set on Saturday, August 23 after the Cubs 1:20 pm game against the Baltimore Orioles,...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 7 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 3:50pm -
  • Incredibly Cheap Flights: Chicago to Dublin Just $474 RT

    Incredibly Cheap Flights:  Chicago to Dublin Just $474 RT

    Looking for a cheap vacation to Ireland, the Emerald Isle? Why not check out this flight itinerary from Chicago, which is checking in at just $474 roundtrip....CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 8 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 3:45pm -
  • Free Silicon Sports Watch in Chicago

    Free Silicon Sports Watch in Chicago

    Get a free silicon sports watch   CLICK HERE -for new customers onlyCLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 10 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 4:57pm -
  • Kids Eat Free at Uno Pizzeria & Grill

    Kids Eat Free at Uno Pizzeria & Grill

    Looking to save some money as you head out for dinner in the Chicago area with the family?  Through Sept. 1, get one free kids meal with an adult entrée...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 11 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 11:56am -
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Chicago Foodies

  • The State of Craft Beer

    The State of Craft Beer

    Craft brewers are a fiery bunch. And why shouldn’t they be? The beer they make is a labor of love, the hard-won fruit of long hours both behind the mash...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 6:00pm -
  • Recapping the Midwest Brewers Brawl

    Recapping the Midwest Brewers Brawl

      If you’re looking for action on a summer Sunday you’re probably not going to find it in downtown Michigan City, Indiana.  The Sunday-afternoon streets are quiet and you’ll have...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 4:25pm -
  • Cystic Fibrosis Tasting Event

    Cystic Fibrosis Tasting Event

    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, an organization for which I have volunteered for 17 years, is sponsoring a fun pair of events in September, which should appeal to lovers of wine,...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 4 days ago, 24 Aug 14, 12:34am -
  • Las Rocas Wine Dinner @Black Bull

    Las Rocas Wine Dinner @Black Bull

    How do you define brilliance?  Is it the creation of something complex, like a classical symphony, which demonstrates breathtaking mental acuity, or is it the crafting of something that’s simple,...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 5 days ago, 23 Aug 14, 6:39pm -
  • Roca Patron: A Trio of Tequilas

    Roca Patron: A Trio of Tequilas

    In late July, Patron hosted an event at the Chicago History Museum as an unveiling of their new Roca Patron tequilas. Before Patron, tequila in America did not really go...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 8 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 2:00pm -
  • Caymus– 40 Years of Napa Sunshine

    Caymus– 40 Years of Napa Sunshine

    A beautiful night on a rooftop with great wine to sip. That was pretty much the scenario of the celebration of the 40th years anniversary of the Warner family. We...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 9 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 8:20pm -
  • Kai Zan – Authentic Japanese Restaurant

    Kai Zan – Authentic Japanese Restaurant

    Kai Zan is far from the new kid on the block, but as one of Chicago’s 69 2014 Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants it should be on every Chicagoan’s radar. Bib...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 9 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 6:00pm -
  • Good and Cheap Cookbook

    Good and Cheap Cookbook

    Did that headline catch your attention? Those aren’t my eloquent words to describe this cookbook; it’s actually the name of the cookbook. I have to say, after skimming or reading...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 21 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 6:00pm -
  • Tony Mantuano’s River Roast

    Tony Mantuano’s River Roast

    Housed inside the former space of Fulton’s on the River, Tony Mantuano’s newest endeavor, River Roast, serves contemporary American tavern fare. River Roast seats over 100 guests on the main...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 30 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • Tasting of Smoked Beers, Part II

    Tasting of Smoked Beers, Part II

    Last week we reviewed smoked hefeweizens by Schlenkerla and Gigantic. Part two will be about the Smoked Helles Lagers. Helles lagers are different to pilsners in that they are a malt-accentuated...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 35 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
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Chicago Bulls

  • Rose active in USA victory over Slovenia
    Derrick Rose didn’t have a very good game Tuesday in USA Basketball’s 101-71 exhibition victory over Slovenia, the final tuneup before the start of the FIBA World Cup of Basketball Saturday.Rose scored three points in 20 minutes with three turno…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Aug 14, 11:20pm -
  • Rose answers the call in 112-86 USA victory
    Derrick Rose Friday provided some answers with a strong, healthy performance in the USA’s 112-86 exhibition game victory over Puerto Rico at Madison Square Garden. USA Basketball’s response ended the questioning as Rose early Saturday morning wa…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Aug 14, 4:43am -
  • Rose to play while Wilt always did
    I received this email from a reader, Cameron Watkins, Thursday and it proved I was correct to learn recently how to operate email. Enough with Derrick Rose for a few days; he really is doing well, by the way.“I’m ignoring all stories Derrick Ros…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:25am -
  • Rose says he’s healthy even with missing USA game
    Get ready for the Derrick Rosa saga these, say, next 275 days.Rose sat out Wednesday’s USA Basketball 105-62 exhibition game romp over the Dominican Republic to rest soreness in his knees or merely just to rest. It prompted a discussion on the NBA…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 4:17am -
  • Rest and recovery day for Rose
    Derrick Rose didn’t practice with USA Basketball Tuesday in their second day at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Relax, he’s fine, but this, obviously, is going to be an ongoing narrative given Rose’s medical history the last two years.…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 2:53am -
  • Rose is born again with the USA (Basketball)
    Derrick Rose had a crossover move with a drive and switch hands lefty layup that should have been a painting hanging in a Louvre. He had a full court drive that had Usain Bolt thinking of withdrawing from competitive racing. He also missed a two-hand…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 7:43am -
  • Are these the Bulls’ top 10 games of 2014-15?
    The NBA sure knows how to start a party. This one is the 2014-15 regular season NBA celebration, and for the Bulls it begins with a bang in New York against the Knicks October 29 and then for the Bulls’ home opener against LeBron James’ Cleveland…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 10:16pm -
  • Rose plays well; USA game halted over George injury
    Derrick Rose’s joyous return to basketball Friday with USA Basketball turned to despair for Paul George, the Indiana Pacers and the nation’s basketball program.Late in an entertaining scrimmage in which Rose was performing spectacularly in his f…
    - 26 days ago, 2 Aug 14, 4:38am -
  • Rose faces next test with USA game in Las Vegas
    It’s just an intrasquad scrimmage Friday—though with some pretty good talent—to conclude the week of camp for the USA Basketball team (8:00 p.m. CT on ESPN). But it’s going to provide a preview of what looks to be some very highly entertainin…
    - 27 days ago, 1 Aug 14, 2:19am -
  • The sun that begins to shine on Derrick Rose’s life
    One of Derrick Rose’s best traits, at least for his mental health and state of mind, is his faith. So even after the devastating knee injury in the 2012 playoffs, and then yet another knee injury that required still another surgery and another lost…
    - 28 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 3:29am -

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        • 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…
          - 81 days ago, 8 Jun 14, 7:00pm -
        • Master the Grill with Urban Accents

          Master the Grill with Urban Accents

          Want to take your next grill adventure from blah to fab? Add local Chicago mix-masters, Urban Accents, to your next barbecue.The post Master the Grill with Urban Accents appeared first on Chicago Bites.
          - 84 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 9:00pm -
        • Cheering to the end: Round 3 Beer & Hockey

          Cheering to the end: Round 3 Beer & Hockey

          The dream of a repeat Stanley Cup victory came to end Sunday night when the Blackhawks lost in overtime to the L.A. Kings. While I didn’t enjoy the outcome, I did enjoy a highly entertaining series and seven additional brews. On to the drink: Game…
          - 86 days ago, 3 Jun 14, 8:00pm -
        • How to become a gourmet chef in under 30 minutes

          How to become a gourmet chef in under 30 minutes

          It’s no secret that great ingredients, an even better recipe, and the skills to take it all from farm to table factor into an amazing meal. Even more of a issue, for me, is finding time to gather ingredients and recipes to cook for just myself. Tho…
          - 90 days ago, 30 May 14, 4:36pm -
        • Dive into Korean Food at Parachute

          Dive into Korean Food at Parachute

          Parachute (3500 N Elston), the Korean-American restaurant by Beverly Kim and John Clark, recently opened along a lonely stretch of Elston. Like other neighborhood spots, the restaurant doesn’t take reservations, so my date and I went super early to…
          - 92 days ago, 28 May 14, 3:00pm -
        • Five Bites to Get You Through Memorial Day Weekend…

          Five Bites to Get You Through Memorial Day Weekend…

          There’s no shortage of great food in Chicago. However, I’m happy to add to the list of dining decisions to make for your Memorial Day weekend. If you need a spot to meet-up with friends, a new brew to try, or a better bite, I’ve got you covered…
          - 97 days ago, 23 May 14, 8:00pm -
        • Make Plans for Wine Enthusiast’s Red and White Bash

          Make Plans for Wine Enthusiast’s Red and White Bash

          Love wine? You’re in luck! The Red and White Bash, Wine Enthusiast’s festival of wine, is coming to Architectural Artifacts on Thursday, June 19th from 6PM – 10PM. With over one hundred 90+ point wines, spirits and beers, signature dishes serve…
          - 97 days ago, 23 May 14, 1:00pm -
        • Midweek Food P0rn: Beatrix

          Midweek Food P0rn: Beatrix

          We went to Beatrix (519 North Clark Street) recently to have a romantic date night at a cozy, neighborhood-type restaurant. However, I miscalculated the atmosphere/vibe when making reservation. Beatrix is more hotel cafeteria than a fine dining spot.…
          - 99 days ago, 21 May 14, 9:00pm -
        • Enjoy your cocktail with a twist of history? Try Chicago Prohibition Tours

          Enjoy your cocktail with a twist of history? Try Chicago Prohibition Tours

          Jonathan Porter, founder of Chicago Pizza Tours, and Jonathan Knotek, the lead tour guide for C.P.T., recently put their heads together to combine Chicago’s unique history of alcohol and the law with visits to still-functioning locations from a lon…
          - 19 May 14, 3:00pm -
        • The 6 Awesome Beers from Round 2 of Beer & Hockey

          The 6 Awesome Beers from Round 2 of Beer & Hockey

          Ah, playoff hockey. Between the insanely late start times for Western Conference games and nail biting finishes, it’s a wonder I’ve been able to enjoy what I drink — though I have. Really. It took six games for the Chicago Blackhawks to beat th…
          - 17 May 14, 8:00pm -
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