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  • newCubs Game Notes For Tuesday @ Pittsburgh

    Cubs Game Notes For Tuesday @ Pittsburgh

    * The Cubs haven’t lost a regular season road series (won 9 straight) since last August and they are on the verge of securing yet another road series win with a victory at PNC Park tonight. *Since May 23 of last year, Jake Arrieta is 14-0 with a 1.…
    - 12 mins ago, 3 May 16, 4:02pm -
  • newLunchbreak: Florentine roast beef, prepared by RPM Steak chef Doug Psaltis with special guest Dario Cecchini
    Chef Doug Psaltis and Dario Cecchini RPM Steak 66 West Kinzie Street Chicago (312) 284-4990 rpmrestaurants.com/rpmsteak/chicago Arrosto Fiorentino Ingredients: One 2-lb. beef roast (eye of round or top round), at room temperature 1 cup fresh sage lea…
    - 14 mins ago, 3 May 16, 4:00pm -
  • newDebi Lilly’s gender reveal party ideas

    Debi Lilly’s gender reveal party ideas


    - 27 mins ago, 3 May 16, 3:47pm -
  • newWoman cuts cake to find out gender of her baby on live TV

    Woman cuts cake to find out gender of her baby on live TV

    It’s the thing to do, if you’re a new parent: the gender reveal party. Parents are finding all sorts of creative ways to announce whether they’re having a girl or a boy. Debi Lilly stopped by WGN Morning News Thursday with all sorts of ideas. S…
    - 40 mins ago, 3 May 16, 3:34pm -
  • newTeen faces charges for what he did in yearbook photo

    Teen faces charges for what he did in yearbook photo

    MESA, Ariz. — An Arizona high school student is in big trouble for a senior prank that went too far. Police in Mesa say Hunter Osborn, who was 18 at the time, exposed himself while the team football photo was taken for the yearbook. About 3,400 boo…
    - 1 hour ago, 3 May 16, 2:56pm -
  • newMcDonald’s testing made-to-order garlic fries

    McDonald’s testing made-to-order garlic fries

    SAN FRANCISCO — McDonald’s is currently testing garlic fries at multiple restaurants near San Francisco. “Gilroy Garlic Fries,” priced at around $2.50, are served in an open paper tray and feature garlic grown in Gilroy, California — whi…
    - 1 hour ago, 3 May 16, 2:54pm -
  • newBarbie releases Misty Copeland ballerina doll

    Barbie releases Misty Copeland ballerina doll

    LONDON  — There’s a new Barbie in the town. Her name is Misty Copeland. The superstar ballerina is the latest celebrity to get her own Barbie doll, following the footsteps of Marilyn Monroe, Barbra Streisand, Audrey Hepburn and other accomplishe…
    - 1 hour ago, 3 May 16, 2:52pm -
  • newRepublican Illinois Rep. Kinzinger on not supporting Trump, US soldier killed by ISIS in Iraq

    Republican Illinois Rep. Kinzinger on not supporting Trump, US soldier killed by ISIS in Iraq

    CHICAGO — Congressman Adam Kinzinger joined WGN Morning News Tuesday to discuss everything from Trump, the Republican Party, the race for presidency and the soldier who was recently killed by ISIS in Iraq. Kinzinger, who represents Illinois’ 16…
    - 2 hours ago, 3 May 16, 2:34pm -
  • newMcDonald’s makes a big (and small) change to the Big Mac

    McDonald’s makes a big (and small) change to the Big Mac

    McDonald’s is making a pair of changes to its iconic Big Mac, creating two new burgers – one big and one small. The, er, whopper of a change is the addition of two larger patties and another slice of cheese to create the Grand Mac, according to D…
    - 2 hours ago, 3 May 16, 2:32pm -
  • newNorth Dakota man plows Prince’s symbol in farm field

    North Dakota man plows Prince’s symbol in farm field

    EDGELEY, N.D. — A retiree in a tiny community in North Dakota has paid tribute to Prince in perhaps the most unique way a farmer can. Gene Hanson is a retired farmer in Edgeley who always liked the song “Purple Rain.” On Friday, he hopped on hi…
    - 2 hours ago, 3 May 16, 2:20pm -
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  • Free Movie Screening of JAWS in Chicago

    Free Movie Screening of JAWS in Chicago

    Come on out and enjoy  a FREE screening of JAWS on May 7th at 8:00pm at the Patio Theater in Chicago! Doors open at 7:00pm and the movie starts at 8:00pm!...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 16, 5:57pm -
  • Free Chocolate Cake in Chicago Area

    Free Chocolate Cake in Chicago Area

    Join the Portillo’s Birthday Club to receive an offer for a FREE piece of their famous chocolate cake on your birthday. Portillo’s has locations in Illinois,...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 16, 10:27pm -
  • Free Maxwell Street market this Weekend

    Free Maxwell Street market this Weekend

    The ever popular Maxwell Street Market opens for business this week and continues every Sunday for the whole summer. The Maxwell Street Market is a Chicago...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 16, 6:01pm -
  • Free Cinco de Mayo Parade on Sunday

    Free Cinco de Mayo Parade on Sunday

    Come on out and enjoy this fun, festive parade and celebrate Mexico’s Independence at the Cinco De Mayo Parade in Little Village. It’s part of the neighborhood...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 16, 5:57pm -
  • Free Pastoral Artisan Festival at French Market

    Free Pastoral Artisan Festival at French Market

    Get some small-batch food, beer, wine and spirits between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Chicago French Market thanks to Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine....CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 16, 5:56pm -
  • Free Fun Fest Today at Schubas in Chicago

    Free Fun Fest Today at Schubas in Chicago

    Join New Belgium Brewing and CHIRP Radio at Schubas for Citradelic Experience Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The indoor/outdoor fest includes live music from Joe...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 16, 5:53pm -
  • Three Fun Runs in Chicago Park District This Summer

    Three Fun Runs in Chicago Park District This Summer

    The Chicago Park District and the nonprofit Chicago Area Runners Association will host a FREE ‘Go Run’ — a play on Chicago’s name — every...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 16, 5:50pm -
  • BaconFest Chicago

    BaconFest Chicago

    Baconfest Chicago is a nationally renowned, locally beloved festival dedicated to America’s favorite cured meat: bacon! At Baconfest, Chicago’s best chefs...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 4 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 5:05pm -
  • Free Burrito or Salad with Chipotle Card Purchase

    Free Burrito or Salad with Chipotle Card Purchase

    Hey all you Chipotle fans — Purchase a $25 gift card from Monday, April 25th through Friday, June 10th and bring your receipt in on your next visit...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 4 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 4:34pm -
  • Free Days in 2016 at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium

    Free Days in 2016 at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium

    The Adler Planetarium in Chicago is offering free admission throughout 2016 on Illinois Resident Discount Days.   On these free days in 2016, general admission...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 92 days ago, 1 Feb 16, 3:56pm -
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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.
    - 19 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.
    - 40 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.
    - 40 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.
    - 63 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.
    - 76 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 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…
    - 19 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…
    - 20 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…
    - 20 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…
    - 21 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…
    - 23 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…
    - 24 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)…
    - 25 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…
    - 26 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…
    - 27 days ago, 7 Apr 16, 1:40am -
  • Bulls on verge of elimination with 108-92 loss in Memphis
    It’s now with Tuesday’s 108-92 loss in Memphis time for the tragic number for the Bulls—the number of games to be eliminated from the playoffs—in a season that started with joy and hope and appears to be ending as a basketball tragedy. “I…
    - 27 days ago, 6 Apr 16, 6:54am -

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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…
        - 12 days ago, 21 Apr 16, 6:29pm -
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        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…
        - 29 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…
        - 34 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…
        - 34 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…
        - 48 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…
        - 57 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…
        - 58 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…
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      • Why Mobile Marketing Is Essential For Businesses – Big and Small

        Why Mobile Marketing Is Essential For Businesses – Big and Small

        With all the current technology available today it’s essential for businesses to be aware and informed about the ever-changing world of mobile advertising and marketing. To begin, mobile advertising creates a greater opportunity for businesses to b…
        - 69 days ago, 24 Feb 16, 2:26pm -

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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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