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  • newPalatine school officials, union members back at bargaining table

    Palatine school officials, union members back at bargaining table

    PALATINE, Ill. — There is still no deal for school workers on strike in Palatine, but both sides were back at the bargaining table on Sunday and said they are making progress. District leaders and union members have been at the bargaining table sin…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Oct 17, 11:27pm -
  • newChild’s body found near missing 3-year-old Texas girl’s home

    Child’s body found near missing 3-year-old Texas girl’s home

    RICHARDSON, Texas — Police in a Dallas suburb say they’ve found the body of a small child not far from the home of a 3-year-old girl who’s been missing since earlier this month. Richardson police say the child’s body was discovered in a culve…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Oct 17, 11:23pm -
  • newGloomy, rainy days ahead

    Gloomy, rainy days ahead

    CHICAGO — For the latest weather updates, visit wgntv.com/weather.
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Oct 17, 11:06pm -
  • newCommunity gathers to honor 2-year-old killed in crash

    Community gathers to honor 2-year-old killed in crash

    CHICAGO — A dangerous intersection is now safer, but not before a little boy lost his life in a tragic accident. On Sunday, friends, family and even an alderman gathered to remember 2-year-old Noah Katz at the “Walk for Noah” in Portage Park. N…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Oct 17, 10:51pm -
  • newOhio State sued over refusal to let white nationalist speak

    Ohio State sued over refusal to let white nationalist speak

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — An associate and organizer of campus tours for white nationalist Richard Spencer sued Ohio State University in federal court on Sunday after school officials refused to rent campus space for Spencer to speak. The lawsuit comes afte…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Oct 17, 10:13pm -
  • new5 ex-presidents attend hurricane relief concert; Trump appears in video message

    5 ex-presidents attend hurricane relief concert; Trump appears in video message

    Members of an exclusive club made a rare joint appearance Saturday. All five living former US presidents took part in a benefit concert in Texas to raise money for hurricane relief efforts, while President Donald Trump appeared in a taped video messa…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Oct 17, 10:00pm -
  • newWGN Early Bird Special

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  • newJackson’s 2 defensive TDs lead Bears past Panthers 17-3

    Jackson’s 2 defensive TDs lead Bears past Panthers 17-3

    CHICAGO — Rookie safety Eddie Jackson became the first NFL player to score multiple defensive touchdowns of 75 yards or more in a game, leading the Chicago Bears to a 17-3 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Jackson ran back a fumble reco…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Oct 17, 8:39pm -
  • newEddie Beard Veteran’s House gets much needed makeover

    Eddie Beard Veteran’s House gets much needed makeover

    CHICAGO — For nearly 25 years the Eddie Beard Veteran’s House has been a home and a haven for veterans and on Sunday, the building on Chicago’s near west side is getting a much needed makeover. The Eddie Beard House houses 15 veterans at a time…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Oct 17, 8:27pm -
  • newNBA fines Kyrie Irving $25,000 for improper comments to fan

    NBA fines Kyrie Irving $25,000 for improper comments to fan

    NEW YORK — The NBA has fined Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving $25,000 for responding to a fan with inappropriate language. Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA’ executive vice president of basketball operations, announced the fine Sunday. Irving spoke to a…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Oct 17, 7:27pm -
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  • Visit Simpson’s Pop Up ‘Moe’s Tavern’ in Chicago This Halloween Season

    Visit Simpson’s Pop Up ‘Moe’s Tavern’ in Chicago This Halloween Season

    This Halloween, one bar in Chicago has an amazing costume—Replay, a beer, bourbon, and arcade bar in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, is dressing up...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 17, 4:38pm -
  • Things to Do in Wicker Park, Bucktown This Weekend

    Things to Do in Wicker Park, Bucktown This Weekend

    Our friends at DNAInfo have got the lowdown on lots of things to do in Wicker Park adn Bucktown this weekend.  It looks like the weekend weather is projected...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 17, 4:30pm -
  • Free Comic Book Downloads

    Free Comic Book Downloads

    Amazon is offering a bunch of comic book kindle downloads for free! And these are popular titles including Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars,...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 6:09pm -
  • Free Gyro Flatbread at Quiznos – Oct 25

    Free Gyro Flatbread at Quiznos – Oct 25

    Get a FREE Quiznos Gyro Flatbread with any purchase!  One Day Only – October 25th.   Quiznos is adding three Greek-inspired menu items, including gyro...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 5:49pm -
  • This Weekend: Bass Pro Shops Halloween Fun for the Family

    This Weekend:  Bass Pro Shops Halloween Fun for the Family

    Bass Pro Shops will once again celebrate Halloween with a free in-store event with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and Lucy.  The Great Pumpkin theme returns and...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 5:39pm -
  • REMINDER: Museum of Contemporary Art 50th Anniversary Weekend

    REMINDER: Museum of Contemporary Art 50th Anniversary Weekend

    The Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago Ave.) will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend, so come on out and celebrate the MCA.  In honor of the...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 5:24pm -
  • Free Sushi Day in Chicago Area on Oct 26th

    Free Sushi Day in Chicago Area on Oct 26th

    Come on out for some FREE sushi!  On Oct. 26, the Asian eatery P.F. Changs is giving customers hand-rolled fresh sushi for FREE — choose a California or spicy...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 5:14pm -
  • Weekend: 19th Annual FREE Roscoe Village Neighbors Halloween Parade in Chicago

    Weekend: 19th Annual FREE Roscoe Village Neighbors Halloween Parade in Chicago

    Come on out on Sunday for the 19th annual FREE Roscoe Village Neighbors Halloween Parade! Join in for the 19th Annual RVN Halloween Parade and Party on October...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 3 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 7:38am -
  • Weekend : Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Apple Picking and more in Chicago Area

    Weekend : Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Apple Picking and more in Chicago Area

    The Chicago Tribune has done a wonderful job in helping you squeeze in some final fall fun before the weather grows chilly, and they have rounded up some of...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:30pm -
  • Free Arts in the Dark Parade and Festivities in Chicago – Saturday Oct 21

    Free Arts in the Dark Parade and Festivities in Chicago  – Saturday Oct 21

    Make sure to check out the Arts in the Dark parade and festivities on Saturday –  October  21, 2017, which is a magical nighttime Halloween parade that...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 9:17pm -
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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…
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      • 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…
        - 88 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…
        - 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 -
      • 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…
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      • 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…
        - 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…
        - 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…
        - 19 May 17, 10:55pm -
      • 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…
        - 3 Jan 16, 1:00pm -
      • 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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