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  • newFrom faces to fingerprints, keeping biometric information safe is a growing concern

    From faces to fingerprints, keeping biometric information safe is a growing concern

    In this day and age, how do we protect ourselves at a time when the digital world is at work everywhere and maybe even gaining on us? Biometrics are personal identifiers that are uniquely yours.   Facial or retinal information that is picked up on…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 3:34am -
  • newDramatic video shows moment tornado levels Indiana Starbucks

    Dramatic video shows moment tornado levels Indiana Starbucks

    KOKOMO, Ind. – Tornadoes tore through parts of Indiana on Wednesday, injuring more than a dozen people and causing widespread damage – including to a Starbucks that was leveled while a man recorded with his cellphone, according to WXIN. Brandon M…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 3:06am -
  • newCelebration of Diversity dinner held

    Celebration of Diversity dinner held

    WGN’s Micah Materre was center stage Wednesday night as the emcee at the 7th Annual Celebration of Diversity dinner. The dinner was held at the University Club and hosted by Barnes and Thornburg LLP.          
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 2:59am -
  • newMix of warm weather for a few days

    Mix of warm weather for a few days

    Updates at Chicago Weather Center
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 2:56am -
  • newWar of words continues between Kirk, Duckworth

    War of words continues between Kirk, Duckworth

    NORMAL, Ill. —  The U.S Senate candidates were in Normal, Illinois Wednesday speaking to farmers on the topic of agriculture. Mark Kirk and Tammy Duckworth spoke separately, this was not a debate. But the candidates went after each other. The chal…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 2:50am -
  • newRising MMA star shot and killed: ‘He showed a lot of promise’

    Rising MMA star shot and killed: ‘He showed a lot of promise’

    CHICAGO – Police are searching for suspects in the fatal shooting of a man in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. 28-year-old Travis Allen was gunned down outside the house where he lived with his fiancée at 57th and Emerald around 11 a.m. Thursd…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 2:46am -
  • newATF agents join local probe into Chicago fire that killed 4

    ATF agents join local probe into Chicago fire that killed 4

    CHICAGO — Federal agents have joined Chicago police and fire investigators in trying to determine the cause of a suspicious fire that killed four, including three children. The Cook County medical examiner’s office said Wednesday the youngest vic…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 2:10am -
  • newViolent car crash kills pedestrian, pins driver

    Violent car crash kills pedestrian, pins driver

    MAYWOOD, Ill. — A pedestrian was killed Wednesday after he was struck violently by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in west suburban Maywood. Witnesses say the female driver was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Roosevelt R…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 1:49am -
  • newGeorge Ofman on three dynamic Cubs & one surprising name for Sox park

    George Ofman on three dynamic Cubs & one surprising name for Sox park

    CHICAGO – Javier Baez’s name has been floating in and out of trade talks amongst Cubs fans ever since he was brought up to the big leagues. George Ofman thinks that’s a mistake. He discussed Baez’s staying power and the rest of the dynamic qu…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 1:38am -
  • newHope Solo suspended from national team for 6 months

    Hope Solo suspended from national team for 6 months

    U.S. women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended for six months for what U.S. Soccer termed conduct “counter to the organization’s principles.” The suspension is effective immediately. U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 1:05am -
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  • newFREE Fitness Class in Chicago on Thursday, August 25!

    FREE Fitness Class in Chicago on Thursday, August 25!

    Join Village Yoga Studio, Studio Fit Chicago, and Shred415 for special FREE outdoor workouts at NEWCITY Lincoln Park!    The Schedule is listed below:  ...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Aug 16, 2:49pm -
  • newFree Wendy’s Baconators in Chicago – Sept 1

    Free Wendy’s Baconators in Chicago – Sept 1

    Come on out and enjoy a free Wendy’s Baconator sandwich on September 1 in downtown Chicago, when Wendy’s gives away free Baconators in Chicago...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Aug 16, 2:41pm -
  • Two Free Drinks (Hot or Cold) at Dunkin Donuts

    Two Free Drinks (Hot or Cold) at Dunkin Donuts

    Sign up for Dunkin Donuts Perks and receive a coupon for a free medium drink (iced or hot coffee, tea or latte, hot chocolate or Coolatta). You will receive...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 3 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 5:34am -
  • Reminder: 2016 Chicago Air and Water Show: Here’s what You Need to Know

    Reminder: 2016 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 2016 Air & Water Show on AUGUST 20 and 21.   Click here for tips on parking and...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 5 days ago, 20 Aug 16, 3:38am -
  • Big Fill: Fill Your Own Cup at 7-Eleven – Aug 19-20

    Big Fill:  Fill Your Own Cup at 7-Eleven – Aug 19-20

    Who is ready for an “ALL YOU CAN DRINK IN YOUR OWN CUP” special from 7-Eleven?  Join the Slurpee Squad in celebrating their 50th birthday all year...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 5 days ago, 20 Aug 16, 3:32am -
  • Kite Festivals in the Chicago suburbs

    Kite Festivals in the Chicago suburbs

    Kite enthusiasts have two chances to celebrate the skies at these two upcoming Chicago area kite festivals in Geneva and Crystal Lake.    Looking to get a kite...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 9 days ago, 16 Aug 16, 4:42pm -
  • Free Sandwich at Einstein Bros. Bagels – Tuesday August 16

    Free Sandwich at Einstein Bros. Bagels – Tuesday August 16

    Snag a free fresh-cracked egg sandwich at Einstein Bros. Bagels all over the country on Tuesday, Aug. 16.     Just make your way to one of your local Einstein...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 9 days ago, 16 Aug 16, 8:03am -
  • FREE Hyde Park Handmade Bazaar in Chicago – Aug 14

    FREE Hyde Park Handmade Bazaar in Chicago  – Aug 14

    The FREE Hyde Park Handmade Artisan Bazaar and Farmer’s Market is back on Sunday August 14th.   Join us in the Promontory’s beautiful...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 11 days ago, 13 Aug 16, 9:08pm -
  • FREE Performances at 10th Anniversary of the Chicago Dancing Festival in August 2016

    FREE Performances at 10th Anniversary of the Chicago Dancing Festival in August 2016

    The Chicago Dancing Festival proudly celebrates its 10th anniversary of FREE programming featuring performances by leading ballet, modern and contemporary...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 12 days ago, 13 Aug 16, 5:29pm -
  • Great Deal: This Bike Rack Fits almost any Car!

    Great Deal:  This Bike Rack Fits almost any Car!

    This Allen Sports bike rack can hang three bikes off the back of almost any sedan, hatchback, minivan, or SUV, and Amazon will sell it to you for just $35...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 12 days ago, 12 Aug 16, 11:02pm -
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Chicago Foodies

  • 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.
    - 58 days ago, 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.
    - 65 days ago, 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.
    - 76 days ago, 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.
    - 76 days ago, 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 -
  • 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 -
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Chicago Bulls

  • USA Basketball wins 80-45 in the United Center
    It may be time for the t-shirts. Or perhaps copyright. Maybe Pat Riley will beat everyone to it as he did with threepeat.Get ready for the Three Alphas.“The excitement shows around the city,” Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler was saying late Friday n…
    - 26 days ago, 30 Jul 16, 5:15am -
  • Dwyane Wade realizes a dream and so do the Bulls
    Dwyane Wade is no Michael Jordan. In fact, when Wade Friday met reporters for the first time since signing to play for the Bulls, the Chicago native who grew up in southwest suburban Oak Lawn reiterated he, like all the kids, wanted to be like Mike.…
    - 26 days ago, 30 Jul 16, 12:08am -
  • Jimmy Butler ready for the new Bulls and USA Basketball
    Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo? It’s become one of the big surprise questions of the NBA and perhaps one of the principal curiosities of the coming season. Can that work? Will that work? Is it a three-car pileup or just the beginning of…
    - 27 days ago, 29 Jul 16, 1:58am -
  • USA Basketball comes to Chicago
    As if Venezuela doesn’t have enough problems with food shortages and riots roiling the country in a desperate humanitarian crisis. Now the national basketball team must face a hungry USA Basketball juggernaut in the United Center 8 p.m. Friday.The…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 4:06pm -
  • Bulls win Summer title on Valentine buzzer beater
    Some will say that it’s just NBA summer league, the Bulls fabulously fun 84-82 overtime win Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves to finish with a perfect 7-0 record and win the summer league title.But winning does matter; more so, perhaps, no…
    - 37 days ago, 19 Jul 16, 7:00am -
  • Jimmy Butler getting ready to take on the world
    It’s been a steady, if unlikely, climb for Jimmy Butler, one scratch-your-head, is-that-really-Jimmy-Butler moment to the next from a college basketball scholarship to first round pick, if barely, to NBA All-Star, maximum contract and now an Olympi…
    - 37 days ago, 19 Jul 16, 12:34am -
  • Bulls looking for perfect summer league and title
    You don’t want to be a player for the Minnesota Timberwolves summer league team. Figure they’re looking at a five-hour practice before Monday night’s championship game finale.That game is against the Bulls, the former team of Timberwolves coac…
    - 38 days ago, 18 Jul 16, 8:01am -
  • One time Bull Nate Thurmond dies at 74
    Nate Thurmond was the missing piece, the final brick for the Bulls first NBA championship tower. Everyone was sure of it, and certainly Bulls owner Arthur Wirtz, who agreed to include the then stunning amount of $500,000 to the Golden State Warriors…
    - 39 days ago, 17 Jul 16, 4:58am -
  • Bulls remained undefeated 79-76 over Spurs
    It was a season of refection for Bobby Portis, the Bulls top draft pick a year ago who spent more time watching than playing, and more than a little time, he admits, worrying, wondering and shedding a tear or two.Basketball was the life, but it wasn…
    - 43 days ago, 13 Jul 16, 4:52am -
  • Former Spurs assistant Boylen considers Tim Duncan
    We all knew this was coming with Tim Duncan, whose retirement was announced Monday by the Spurs in a press release. Well, no one was sure if it would be this summer or next, but it was close with Duncan in his 19th season and his playing time declini…
    - 43 days ago, 13 Jul 16, 4:41am -

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      • 10 Essential Tips To Grow Your Audience On Social Media

        10 Essential Tips To Grow Your Audience On Social Media

        Social media is the key to success in business, whether you are selling a product, or selling yourself. There are so many tips floating around the internet with suggestions on how to grow your social media audience, but in all honesty- most of them d…
        - 2 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 2:52am -
      • Now accepting applications for global Social Media Club Board

        Now accepting applications for global Social Media Club Board

        We recently announced our first ever global election and this gives any Social Media Club (SMC) member an opportunity to serve the Global SMC Board of directors. This is a wonderful leadership opportunity to help shape the largest professional social…
        - 7 days ago, 18 Aug 16, 7:00am -
      • Making Money From Your Blog

        Making Money From Your Blog

        Making money from your blog is no myth. While you may not become an overnight millionaire from blogging, this can be turned into a profitable job where dedicated content creators earn from the time and effort spent on their content and marketing. You…
        - 24 days ago, 1 Aug 16, 7:02pm -
      • Technology doesn’t weaken business connections, it levels the playing field

        Technology doesn’t weaken business connections, it levels the playing field

        I am the networking king and love technology for providing me the ability to build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships. I exchange information and ideas, potential possibilities and engage with my connections by utilising technology. I mai…
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      • Things to Consider When Creating a Social Media Content Strategy

        Things to Consider When Creating a Social Media Content Strategy

        Content is the fuel that feeds almost every aspect of digital marketing. Everyone who works in SEO, social media, design, development, or content creation has to consider content first. The problem is that each department can easily fall into a patte…
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      • Using Social Media to Self Diagnose is that What the Doctor Prescribed?

        Using Social Media to Self Diagnose is that What the Doctor Prescribed?

        There’s no question that social media is a powerful tool. It has helped many fields in providing valuable information and timely content to the masses. Even in industries that are highly regulated, like healthcare, social media has been a driving f…
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      • Best Tools for Social Media Data Collection

        Best Tools for Social Media Data Collection

        As a digital marketer people often ask me for advice for managing their social media campaigns. To be honest, management of social media accounts and content is only half of the battle. The real magic happens when we are able to dive into the data an…
        - 56 days ago, 30 Jun 16, 7:57am -
      • 3 Key Components to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

        3 Key Components to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

        What I find to be so appealing and motivating about Gary’s quote is that with the resources at our disposal, skies the limit for growing businesses and startups.  The key component that separates you from the next person is hustle. One of my favor…
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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…
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      • 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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