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  • newReports of noose found on Depaul campus in Lincoln Park

    Reports of noose found on Depaul campus in Lincoln Park

    CHICAGO — DePaul University has received multiple reports of a noose found on its Lincoln Park campus, according to a campus alert. “Late this afternoon we received multiple reports that a noose – a horrific symbol of racist intimidation – wa…
    - 11 mins ago, 27 May 16, 12:00pm -
  • newIs this the most racist ad ever? Chinese detergent commercial sparks outrage

    Is this the most racist ad ever? Chinese detergent commercial sparks outrage

    A black man and a young Chinese woman are flirting, as he leans in for a kiss she thrusts a detergent capsule in his mouth and bundles him into a laundry machine. She sits atop the machine as the man spins and screams inside until, to her apparent de…
    - 30 mins ago, 27 May 16, 11:41am -
  • newObama calls for ‘world without nuclear weapons’ in Hiroshima

    Obama calls for ‘world without nuclear weapons’ in Hiroshima

    HIROSHIMA — Barack Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, where he called for a “world without nuclear weapons” during his remarks at the city’s Peace Memorial Park. Obama said that “71 years ago on a br…
    - 34 mins ago, 27 May 16, 11:37am -
  • newKhloe Kardashian files to divorce Lamar Odom – again

    Khloe Kardashian files to divorce Lamar Odom – again

    LOS ANGELES — Khloe Kardashian is once again seeking to end her marriage to former NBA player Lamar Odom. Court records in Los Angeles show Kardashian filed for divorce Thursday, citing irreconcilable differences. The reality TV star and Odom marr…
    - 42 mins ago, 27 May 16, 11:29am -
  • newChicago police to boost patrols over Memorial Day weekend

    Chicago police to boost patrols over Memorial Day weekend

    CHICAGO  — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says additional officers will be on the city’s streets, in its parks and along its lakefront during the Memorial Day weekend. Johnson wouldn’t say how many extra officers will be working o…
    - 49 mins ago, 27 May 16, 11:22am -
  • newRunner dies after collapsing during 3.5-mile J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

    Runner dies after collapsing during 3.5-mile J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say a runner has died after collapsing during a race in Grant Park. Police say the 39-year-old man was participating in the 3.5-mile J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge when emergency crews were called at about 7:30 p.m. Thursd…
    - 60 mins ago, 27 May 16, 11:11am -
  • newProtecting the teeth of a prep athlete can save a smile

    Protecting the teeth of a prep athlete can save a smile

    Sports injuries – most parents and athletes are concerned about concussions, but few consider the impact of a head blow on the teeth. With a little protection you can preserve that smile. I know firsthand since my son became a statistic … three d…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 May 16, 3:43am -
  • newThe Chicago origin of the phrase ‘smoke filled room’

    The Chicago origin of the phrase ‘smoke filled room’

    Have you ever heard the phrase: “It happened in a smoke filled room?” It’s a reference to back room decisions typically involving big bosses who can make or break big moments – even people. Those influential players are known to wheel, deal,…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 May 16, 3:34am -
  • newVirtual reality now a reality

    Virtual reality now a reality

    Virtual reality has arrived. There are headsets that can take a person into another world. As the hype hits a high, WGN’s Marcus Leshock looks at how we got here, who’s using it and what a virtual reality future might look like.
    - 9 hours ago, 27 May 16, 3:27am -
  • newNational Spelling Bee ends in tie for 3rd year

    National Spelling Bee ends in tie for 3rd year

      OXON HILL, Md — The words were tougher. The final rounds lasted longer. The result was the same. The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie for the third consecutive year Thursday night, with Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga declared co-cham…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 May 16, 3:23am -
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  • Free Movies All 2016 Summer in Millennium Park in Downtown Chicago

    Free Movies All 2016 Summer in Millennium Park in Downtown Chicago

    The Chicago Millenium Park Film Series includes free movie offerings this summer of 2016 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.    The series...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 16, 3:57pm -
  • Free Chicago Philharmonic Concerts This Summer

    Free Chicago Philharmonic Concerts This Summer

    Join musicians from the famed Chicago Philharmonic for a unique FREE outdoor concert experience — as an audience member or performer! Music lovers of all...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 16, 2:05pm -
  • Summary: Chicago 2016 Movies in the Park

    Summary:  Chicago 2016 Movies in the Park

    Looking for an inexpensive, free activity with the loved ones in Chicago? Check out the Chicago 2016 Free Movies in The Park, where the Chicago Park District’s...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 16, 1:58pm -
  • Win Free Donuts for Life in Chicago on Saturday

    Win Free Donuts for Life in Chicago on Saturday

    You will win free doughnuts for the rest of your time on Earth if you draw the lucky envelope at either new location of Stan’s Donuts & Coffee.  Chicago...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 6 days ago, 21 May 16, 9:01am -
  • Chocolate Fest in Long Grove This Weekend

    Chocolate Fest in Long Grove This Weekend

    Check out all the crazy chocolate creations this weekend at the Chocolate Fest in Long Grove – May 21-22.  You’ll be able to see and taste...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 6 days ago, 21 May 16, 8:53am -
  • Free Weekend Event: Skokie Festival of Cultures

    Free Weekend Event:  Skokie Festival of Cultures

    The Skokie Celebration of Culture on May 21-22, 2016 is a celebration of diversity and gets billed as one of the largest FREE culture festivals in Illinois...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 6 days ago, 21 May 16, 8:49am -
  • Kick Off Summer With Mayfest This Weekend in Chicago

    Kick Off Summer With Mayfest This Weekend in Chicago

    Chicago’s Mayfest is the annual kick-off event for the Chicago summer festival season this weekend – May 20-22, 2016. Join in this weekend to celebrate...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 6 days ago, 21 May 16, 8:39am -
  • Free Events on Friday at Daley Plaza / Sears Tower in Chicago

    Free Events on Friday at Daley Plaza / Sears Tower in Chicago

    Come on out and enjoy some fun free things in Chicago this Friday May 20   Asian American Festival  10am–6pm — Check out the Asian American Festival...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 7 days ago, 20 May 16, 6:41am -
  • Free Pool Mondays in Logan Square in Chicago

    Free Pool Mondays in Logan Square in Chicago

    Free Pool Mondays at Emporium Arcade Bar!   Think you got what it takes to play pool with Logan Square’s best… or at least, most confident players? Tonight is...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 12 days ago, 15 May 16, 4:36pm -
  • Chicago Science Festival This Weekend

    Chicago Science Festival This Weekend

    Grab your kids and come out and participate in the Chicago Science Festival, a celebration of the wow-inspiring, mind-expanding, human-benefitting awesomeness...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 13 days ago, 14 May 16, 5:48pm -
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Chicago Foodies

  • 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.
    - 42 days ago, 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.
    - 64 days ago, 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.
    - 64 days ago, 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.
    - 87 days ago, 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.
    - 100 days ago, 17 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Brownies

    Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Brownies

    Clean eating January is one of the most common resolutions these days. It’s not enough to do a month without alcohol; we have to remove all of the delicious foods...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 20 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • What’s Your Favorite Restaurant of 2015?

    What’s Your Favorite Restaurant of 2015?

    Everyone looks back on the past year a little differently. For me, it was all about food. Garlicy seafood, melty gelato, fluffy pancakes, velvety gnocchi…it’s hard to pinpoint that perfect...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 6 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • Foodie Faves: Best New Restaurant Dishes

    Foodie Faves: Best New Restaurant Dishes

    With all of the new restaurants popping up around the city, there just isn’t enough time to try them all. Luckily with some extra time off during the holidays, it’s...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 21 Dec 15, 2:00pm -
  • Ruxbin’s New Dining Format

    Ruxbin’s New Dining Format

    A few weeks ago, Ruxbin, the intimate, 32-seat BYOB bistro in Noble Square, celebrated its 5th anniversary. Along with the celebration, Ruxbin decided to overhaul its concept and menu. The...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 30 Nov 15, 2:00pm -
  • Segura Viudas Brut Cava

    Segura Viudas Brut Cava

    When it comes to wine buying I rarely spend big.  On the occasions that I do, it’s on a red, usually Pinot Noir.   White wines get my affection too,...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 21 Nov 15, 7:28am -
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Chicago Bulls

  • Bulls draw pick No. 14 in NBA draft
    The Bulls will get the No. 14 pick in this year’s NBA draft.That came as a result of the annual lottery drawing in New York. The Sacramento Kings kept their draft pick since the Bulls were to get it if it fell outside the top 10. The Kings get sel…
    - 10 days ago, 17 May 16, 8:31pm -
  • Bulls executives address team’s present and future
    It wasn’t how the Bulls hoped it would be eight years ago when they drafted Derrick Rose and with a future league Most Valuable Player were soon on the verge of the NBA Finals and perhaps another, at least, mini-dynasty.But it officially ended Wed…
    - 43 days ago, 14 Apr 16, 5:28am -
  • It could be the final game as well for Elton Brand
    He was one of the brightest young men to come into the NBA, a star, a player who thrilled the Los Angeles franchise, a man admired by his peers and beloved by fans. And Wednesday night that apparently was the end of a marvelous career.Yes, it may be…
    - 43 days ago, 14 Apr 16, 12:36am -
  • Bulls prepare for close of season against 76ers
    Mike Dunleavy isn’t the face of the Bulls. But in some respects his season of injury and disappointment mirrored the fate of the Bulls, who Wednesday close the 2015-16 season in the United Center against the Philadelphia 76ers.The Bulls will not b…
    - 44 days ago, 13 Apr 16, 4:39am -
  • Bulls reach 41 wins with 121-116 victory in New Orleans
    The ball, shot by Doug McDermott bounded high over the rim where Cristiano Felicio glided in, jumped, and as the ball reached its zenith like a balloon floating away, cupped it in his large right hand and in one motion slammed it back through the bas…
    - 45 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 7:24am -
  • Bulls defeat Cavaliers 105-102 to remain in playoff race
    Perhaps the opponent ledger says it all—even if it’s mostly indecipherable—about this 2015-16 Bulls season that remains one Bulls loss or Indiana Pacers win from being eliminated from the playoffs. With Saturday’s 105-102 win over the confere…
    - 47 days ago, 10 Apr 16, 8:13am -
  • Bulls title players consider Golden State march to record
    Bill Wennington said the players from the 1995-96 Bulls team that set a record with 72 wins don’t sit around and wait to drink Champagne once it’s clear the record will stand another year.Heck, he said he didn’t even know Miami Dolphins runner…
    - 48 days ago, 9 Apr 16, 5:45am -
  • Bulls closer to elimination after 106-98 loss in Miami
    And then there was one, one Bulls loss or Indiana Pacers’ win separating the Bulls from a destiny they and most everyone else around the NBA never considered possible six months ago.“Just (not) the way we wanted the season to end up, not (what)…
    - 49 days ago, 8 Apr 16, 8:38am -
  • Bulls looking to get hot in Miami
    Who figured when Thomas Paine famously wrote, “There are the times that try men’s souls,” he may have been looking toward Fred Hoiberg and the Bulls’ 2015-16 season.“It’s tough, tough,” Hoiberg was saying at practice before the Bulls w…
    - 50 days ago, 7 Apr 16, 11:49pm -
  • Jimmy Butler vows to bounce back against Miami
    Jimmy Butler Wednesday didn’t quite say the Miami Heat has no chance Thursday against the Bulls. But to paraphrase the Bluto speech from the Animal House movie that was been used—unsuccessfully, mostly–for motivation this season, “He’s not…
    - 50 days ago, 7 Apr 16, 1:40am -

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      • How To Scale Your Instagram Influencer Outreach

        How To Scale Your Instagram Influencer Outreach

        Influencer outreach is a difficult task. You need to craft a plan, figure out what tools to use, make a list of influencers you’re going to target, reach out to them and then keep track of your efforts. Plus, most of the influencers you want to rea…
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      • Need Some Social Media Inspiration? Look to the City & County of San Francisco!

        Need Some Social Media Inspiration? Look to the City & County of San Francisco!

        When looking for ideas on how one should run their company’s social media, one doesn’t have to look far. Airbnb’s Instagram feed, IKEA Germany’s Facebook page and Disney’s Vine videos are just a few examples of successful brands connecting…
        - 36 days ago, 21 Apr 16, 6:29pm -
      • Internet Marketing Lead Generation System

        Internet Marketing Lead Generation System

        Straight North is a full-service Internet marketing company that works with you to customize the best mix of online marketing services — from PPC and email campaigns to SEO-based responsive websites — to provide results that move the needle.The…
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      • How to Tweak Your Social Media for Mobile Marketing

        How to Tweak Your Social Media for Mobile Marketing

        There was a time when sharing content through portable devices was a dream for any business. With emerging mobile trends and growing social sharing activities, this dream has become a reality. The recent time witnessed a boom in mobile marketing main…
        - 53 days ago, 4 Apr 16, 4:51pm -
      • Because Live Streaming Content Still Needs Planning

        Because Live Streaming Content Still Needs Planning

        Today, live streaming has taken a new identity. Multiple identities in fact. From Meerkat (sorry buddy), to Periscope (from Twitter) to Facebook Live to YouTube Live (and many other players we just can’t remember the names of), live stream has beco…
        - 58 days ago, 30 Mar 16, 5:57pm -
      • Five Ways To Repurpose Your Content For Social Media Distribution

        Five Ways To Repurpose Your Content For Social Media Distribution

        You’ve heard and read more times than you can count how crucial content is to creating and maintaining a successful brand. You’ve probably even repeated it in content you’ve written and conversations you’ve had with clients and industry colle…
        - 58 days ago, 30 Mar 16, 5:56pm -
      • How To Sell Your Boss on New Social Media Platforms

        How To Sell Your Boss on New Social Media Platforms

        Between 2012 and 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts jobs in marketing and public relations will increase by 12 percent largely due to careers in social media. This means that Digital Media Managers will only become more prevalent across a…
        - 71 days ago, 17 Mar 16, 1:43am -
      • How To Build Your Social Media Strategy With Content Marketing In Mind

        How To Build Your Social Media Strategy With Content Marketing In Mind

        Content converts. Content that’s unique, useful, and engaging that is. And isn’t that what you want your social media strategy to do? You want it to convert more awareness about and engagement with your brand. You want it to convert more traffic…
        - 81 days ago, 7 Mar 16, 3:47pm -
      • 10 Checklist Points Before Engaging in Social Media Marketing

        10 Checklist Points Before Engaging in Social Media Marketing

        If you think creating multiple accounts on social media websites, and sharing content and updates regarding your brand is all there is to social media marketing, dear entrepreneur, you are mistaken. This perception of social media marketing service i…
        - 82 days ago, 6 Mar 16, 11:37pm -
      • EVENT: Join Best Selling Author Shel Israel at the SMC San Francisco General Assembly

        EVENT: Join Best Selling Author Shel Israel at the SMC San Francisco General Assembly

          Join Social Media Club San Francisco on March 10 at General Assembly  for a lively discussion about technology’s impact on business and life with local best-selling author Shel Israel. In addition to writing six books on the topic, Israel contr…
        - 92 days ago, 25 Feb 16, 3:56am -

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      Chicago Bites

      • 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


        - 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
      • 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 -
      • 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.
        - 5 Jun 14, 9:00pm -
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