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  • new4 hospitalized, 1 dead after 3-vehicle crash in Englewood

    4 hospitalized, 1 dead after 3-vehicle crash in Englewood

    CHICAGO — Four people were hospitalized and one was killed after a three-vehicle crash Sunday morning in the Englewood neighborhood, according to officials. The crash happened just before 5 a.m. near West 71st Street and South Wentworth Avenue,…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Apr 15, 4:16pm -
  • newOhio police officer refuses to shoot murder suspect during confrontation caught on camera

    Ohio police officer refuses to shoot murder suspect during confrontation caught on camera

    NEW RICHMOND, Ohio – A police officer in New Richmond, Ohio is being praised for holding fire as a murder suspect charged at him last week. That suspect repeatedly shouted “shoot me” as he ran towards the officer and the entire confrontation wa…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Apr 15, 2:03pm -
  • newUp to 700 migrants feared dead as boat sinks off Libya

    Up to 700 migrants feared dead as boat sinks off Libya

    ROME (AP) — A boat crowded with migrants capsized in the sea north of Libya overnight, leaving at least 24 confirmed dead with the death toll expected to rise into the hundreds, Italy’s Coast Guard said Sunday. The Coast Guard said in a statement…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Apr 15, 1:20pm -
  • newShowers and thunderstorms on the way this afternoon

    Showers and thunderstorms on the way this afternoon

    Sunday will begin with cloudy skies and highs in the low 60’s before showers and thunderstorms move through the area this afternoon. The rain is expected to last through the evening. Temperatures will be cooler by the lake.
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Apr 15, 1:01pm -
  • newChurches to honor Cardinal George at Sunday Services

    Churches to honor Cardinal George at Sunday Services

    CHICAGO — Catholic churches in the Chicago area will include a special prayer for Francis Cardinal George today, at the first Sunday services since his passing. Cardinal George died Friday morning after a long struggle with cancer. The Archdiocese…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Apr 15, 11:51am -
  • newWGN Morning News Early Bird Special [04.20.15]

    WGN Morning News Early Bird Special [04.20.15]


    - 13 hours ago, 19 Apr 15, 5:00am -
  • newRose scores 23 in playoff return as Bulls beat Bucks 103-91

    Rose scores 23 in playoff return as Bulls beat Bucks 103-91

    (CHICAGO) — Derrick Rose scored 23 points in his first playoff game in three years and the Bulls topped the Milwaukee Bucks 103-91 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs Saturday at the United Center. Jimmy Butler scored a playoff career-high…
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Apr 15, 3:27am -
  • newWhiskey Ticket wins 58th running of Illinois Derby

    Whiskey Ticket wins 58th running of Illinois Derby

    CICERO, Ill. — Whiskey Ticket inched out a close victory in the 2015 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero, Illinois. It was a close race down to the finish, as Whiskey Ticket won by a nose over Conquest Curlinate. Phenomenal Phoenix f…
    - 19 hours ago, 18 Apr 15, 10:56pm -
  • newAquarium offering penguins ‘honeymoon suites’ to encourage breeding

    Aquarium offering penguins ‘honeymoon suites’ to encourage breeding

    BOSTON (AP) — The New England Aquarium wants its endangered African penguins to get a little steamy. Aquarium experts are playing matchmaker behind the scenes to encourage eight pairs of African penguins to breed more chicks. Biologists say that wi…
    - 19 hours ago, 18 Apr 15, 10:24pm -
  • newKris Bryant gets first MLB hit, RBI; Cubs win in 11th

    Kris Bryant gets first MLB hit, RBI; Cubs win in 11th

    CHICAGO — Rookie star Kris Bryant recorded his first career hit and RBI Saturday afternoon, and Starlin Castro hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 11th as the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 7-6 in extra innings. Bryant smacked…
    - 19 hours ago, 18 Apr 15, 10:13pm -
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  • Come out and enjoy Chicago Chef Week with Discount Gourmet Dinners/Lunches – April 19-24

    Come out and enjoy Chicago Chef Week with Discount Gourmet Dinners/Lunches – April 19-24

    Chicago Chef Week, a culinary celebration on par with Restaurant Week, kicks off on April 19 with prix fixe pricing ($22 lunch, $44 dinner) at some of the...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 15, 5:27pm -
  • Free Events in Chicago Today

    Free Events in Chicago Today

    Looking for free things to do today in Chicago?   Here is our summary   Lake FX Expo + Summit –  presented by Google is the region’s...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 15, 5:11pm -
  • Free 2015 Hyde Park 57th Street Art Fair in Chicago – June 6-7, 2015

    Free 2015 Hyde Park 57th Street Art Fair in Chicago – June 6-7, 2015

    Make plans now to come out on June 6 & 7 for the FREE 2015 57th Street Art Fair as once again artists and art lovers reunite at Chicago’s oldest juried art...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 15, 4:42pm -
  • Free Paper Shredding at Staples

    Free Paper Shredding at Staples

    Print a coupon here good for 5 FREE pounds of paper shredding at Staples stores. Coupon expires 5/2/15. Click here to find a location near you.CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 11:40am -
  • The NFL Draft in Chicago is approaching, and Chicago fans can participate for FREE!

    The NFL Draft in Chicago is approaching, and Chicago fans can participate for FREE!

    The NFL Draft is coming to Chicago and local fans don’t have to watch the NFL Draft at home this year. The NFL revealed plans Tuesday, April 14, 2015, to...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 4 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 3:34pm -
  • Free Cupcake at Sprinkles in Chicago Today

    Free Cupcake at Sprinkles in Chicago Today

    The celebrate their 10 year anniversary, all Sprinkles Cupcakes locations will give each person a FREE cupcake on 4/13/15. Click here to find a location near...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 6 days ago, 13 Apr 15, 7:32pm -
  • Check out the FREE Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago for Fun Family Events This Spring 2015

    Check out the FREE Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago for Fun Family Events This Spring 2015

    Chicago’s beautiful 35-acre always FREE Lincoln Park Zoo opened its gates in 1868 with a pair of swans as a gift from New York City’s Central Park...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 6 days ago, 13 Apr 15, 4:05pm -
  • Free Polish Constitution Day Parade with Coach K from Duke as Grand Marshal!

    Free Polish Constitution Day Parade with Coach K from Duke as Grand Marshal!

    Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will return to his hometown of Chicago to serve as honorary grand marshal at the 124th annual Polish...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 6 days ago, 13 Apr 15, 2:14pm -
  • BE Ready for Chicago Park District Summer Camp Registration

    BE Ready for Chicago Park District Summer Camp Registration

    Are you putting your kids in summer camp in Chicago this summer?  Make plans now as Chicago Park District Summer Day Camp registration begins Monday, April 13...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 7 days ago, 12 Apr 15, 6:21am -
  • Cheap Flights: Chicago to Florida for $116

    Cheap Flights: Chicago to Florida for $116

    Any Chicago travelers looking to take in some beaches in April or May? American is putting both travel between Chicago and Fort Lauderdale or Miami for $116....CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 8 days ago, 11 Apr 15, 4:33pm -
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Chicago Foodies

  • Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout Tasting at Jerry’s – April 21st

    Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout Tasting at Jerry’s – April 21st

    Yet another barrel of Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout will mysteriously emerge from the Grand Rapids cave for a tasting event, this one at Jerry’s in Andersonville on Tuesday, April 21st....Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Apr 15, 6:56am -
  • New pizza pub rebrands Wrigley

    New pizza pub rebrands Wrigley

    Not many people over the age of 24 are excited about visiting Wrigleyville; it has a reputation for being a bit run-down and over-intoxicated. Adolfo Garcia and Carmen Rossi are...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 2:49pm -
  • Remembering Chef Homaro Cantu

    Remembering Chef Homaro Cantu

    I met Homaro Cantu in 2008 at the Museum of Natural History. He was setting fire to a baked Alaska with a flamethrower. Actually his pastry chef, at that time...
    - 4 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 3:40pm -
  • Carton Brewing Double IPA – East Meets West

    Carton Brewing Double IPA – East Meets West

    Excellent!   I recently opened up an east coast treat, Carton Brewing’s 077XX Double IPA.  This is the first among a passel of East Coast beers that Josh gave me....Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 11 days ago, 9 Apr 15, 5:23am -
  • A Trip to the Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Lab

    A Trip to the Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Lab

    I was recently invited to visit the Ben & Jerry’s headquarters in Burlington, VT to learn about all things ice cream. It was a trip of a lifetime and the best...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 13 days ago, 6 Apr 15, 2:00pm -
  • Recapping Pinot Days 2015 at Navy Pier

    Recapping Pinot Days 2015 at Navy Pier

    For Pinot Noir freaks, Chicago’s Pinot Days at Navy Pier continues to be the best, local, large-scale event showcasing the mercurial grape. Pinot Days offers an opportunity – and always...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 17 days ago, 3 Apr 15, 5:15am -
  • Bacon Month is Here!

    Bacon Month is Here!

      Now that April is almost here, it’s officially Bacon Month in Chicago. What’s Bacon Month? It’s a 30-day celebration of all things Bacon! Baconfest Chicago partnered with ACME Hotel Company,...Click the title to read the complete post.…
    - 19 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 2:00pm -
  • Get Schooled by Pastoral’s Cheesemonger

    Get Schooled by Pastoral’s Cheesemonger

    I recently had the chance to meet up with Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine’s recently appointed Head Cheesemonger, Jordan Edwards. The topic of discussion? Why, cheese of course! I for...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 30 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 2:00pm -
  • Foodie Faves: Pinot Alternative

    Foodie Faves: Pinot Alternative

    The delicate, but intense Pinot Noir grape allows for the production of some of the best wines in the world. Everybody knows Pinot Noir, but there is another grape out...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 32 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 1:07pm -
  • DoorDash delivers Chicago’s best restaurants

    DoorDash delivers Chicago’s best restaurants

    Craving a walking taco from Big Star? no problem. How about a softshell crab po’boy from Big and Little’s?  Its yours. Have your heart set on a famous homemade cinnamon roll from...Click the title to read the complete post.
    - 47 days ago, 3 Mar 15, 2:00pm -
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Chicago Bulls

  • newBulls in Game 1 blast off for 103-91 win over Bucks
    How’s that go, Saturday in the United Center being one small step for a team and one giant leap for a kind young man. Yes, the Bulls with their 103-91 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in their opening playoff game are shooting for the moon.“Felt…
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Apr 15, 6:55am -
  • Bulls close season with win and prepare for Bucks
    It’s the I-94 series, the colder by the lake series. But it should be heating up 6 p.m. Saturday when the Bulls open their 2015 NBA playoff in the United Center against the Milwaukee Bucks.That’s because the Bulls gained the third seed in the Ea…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 7:50am -
  • The Bulls games with Milwaukee in the 2014-15 season
    The Bulls open the playoffs 6 p.m. Saturday in the United Center against the Milwaukee Bucks, who finished the season 41-41, which was nine games behind the Bulls, who were 50-32. This is the fourth time the teams are meeting in the playoffs, the fir…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 6:39am -
  • Bulls with a net gain in Brooklyn
    American reporters were waiting patiently outside the Bulls locker room late Monday after the Bulls dominant 113-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets that at least clinched first round home court advantage. Nikola Mirotic, who led the Bulls with 26 poin…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 5:51am -
  • Rose looking toward first playoff run since 2011
    Derrick Rose says he doesn’t think about it much, and perhaps that’s a good thing. Because Rose is now just a few days away from what could be walking off the court for the first time in a playoff game since May 11, 2011.“Being in the playoff…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Apr 15, 7:25pm -
  • Rose to the rescue in Bulls win over 76ers
    Yes, there he was again Saturday. You know, that Derrick Rose, the one who gives the Bulls a chance, as they so often say, to do something special this season.That Derrick Rose was there for the Bulls when they were about to lose a game to the Phila…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Apr 15, 6:46am -
  • Bulls apply heat in second half for win in Miami
    Maybe it was Nazr Mohammed’s halftime speech, a stem winder after the Bulls trailed Miami 51-32 and shot three of 24 in the second quarter. “Nazr, he really chewed us out,” said Taj Gibson, who had all three second quarter scores. Maybe it was…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Apr 15, 6:34am -
  • Magic make the Bulls good feelings disappear
    Derrick Rose Wednesday returned from knee surgery and a six-week absence and had an encouraging bounce in his step. The Bulls, well, they didn’t look quite as energized in a 105-103 loss to the Orlando Magic.“Tough loss, bad loss on our part bec…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Apr 15, 6:08am -
  • Rose planning to play Wednesday in Orlando
    They’re in Orlando; there’s five games left to the regular season; they’re in third place and they’re wearing Rose colored glasses. Hit it!“Just try tonight and see where it takes me,” said Derrick Rose, who is expected if there are no s…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Apr 15, 4:01pm -
  • Bulls in Orlando hoping for Derrick Rose’s return
    Is he ready?Is he back?It’s beginning to look more and more like Derrick Rose’s latest return from knee surgery could be Wednesday in Orlando.Unless it isn’t.Sorry about that. Actually, I do believe Rose will play Wednesday when the Bulls v…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 11:30pm -

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        • 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…
          - 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…
          - 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…
          - 2 Nov 14, 9:11pm -
        • 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 -
        • 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…
          - 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…
          - 30 May 14, 4:36pm -
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