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  • newMavs rout Bulls, 107-82

    Mavs rout Bulls, 107-82

    DALLAS (AP) — Wesley Matthews scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half in the Dallas Mavericks’ 107-82 victory over the Chicago Bulls 107-82 on Saturday night. Harrison Barnes scored 17 of his 22 points in the first half to help Dallas impro…
    - 1 hour ago, 4 Dec 16, 4:39am -
  • newPhil Vettel reviews The Loyalist

    Phil Vettel reviews The Loyalist

    CHICAGO, Ill. — The Loyalist, the “other” restaurant by chefs John Shields and Karen Urie Shields, sits a floor below Smyth, the duo’s fine-dining room. The Loyalist is Mary Ann to Smyth’s Ginger; Betty to Smyth’s Veronica. You’re dazz…
    - 1 hour ago, 4 Dec 16, 4:36am -
  • new7-day forecast: Cold and flurries show winter is here

    7-day forecast: Cold and flurries show winter is here

    For the latest weather forecasts and more visit the Chicago Weather Center
    - 5 hours ago, 4 Dec 16, 12:49am -
  • newFirefighters deliver a parade of toys for kids in need

    Firefighters deliver a parade of toys for kids in need

    CHICAGO — Chicago firefighters held their 18th-Annual Toy Parade Saturday, collecting and delivering presents that will be in the hands of youngsters on Christmas morning. And the festivities continue when the 39th-annual Chicagoland Toys for Tots…
    - 6 hours ago, 4 Dec 16, 12:26am -
  • newSwarm of Santas invades the lakefront for the Santa Hustle 5K

    Swarm of Santas invades the lakefront for the Santa Hustle 5K

    CHICAGO — Now in its 8th year, the Santa Hustle 5K run at Soldier Field has grown to 4,000 strong. People just love dressing up. “I love Christmas and wanted to get in the spirit and run with hundreds of other Santas,” said runner Kristen Isom.…
    - 6 hours ago, 4 Dec 16, 12:07am -
  • newCritics call on Colin Kaepernick to stand for the national anthem at Soldier Field

    Critics call on Colin Kaepernick to stand for the national anthem at Soldier Field

    CHICAGO — Veterans, police officers and firefighters assembled nearby Soldier Field Sunday to urge San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick not to kneel during the national anthem at Soldier Field on Sunday. Kaepernick has been taking a kn…
    - 6 hours ago, 3 Dec 16, 11:35pm -
  • newUp-and-coming boxer fighting for his life after he was shot in the head

    Up-and-coming boxer fighting for his life after he was shot in the head

    CHICAGO — Up-and-coming Chicago boxer Ed “Bad Boy” Brown has never met an opponent he couldn’t beat, but now he’s fighting for his life after he was shot in the head Friday night. The 24-year-old boxer and his 19-year-old cousin were on th…
    - 6 hours ago, 3 Dec 16, 11:32pm -
  • newWinter weather advisory issued for the Chicagoland area, snow expected

    Winter weather advisory issued for the Chicagoland area, snow expected

    CHICAGO — It seems winter may finally be here. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Saturday afternoon for the following counties: Boone; Cook; De Kalb; DuPage; Grundy; Kane; Kendall; La Salle; Lake; Lee; McHenry; Ogle; Wil…
    - 7 hours ago, 3 Dec 16, 10:36pm -
  • newBlackhawks lose to Flyers, lose Crawford to appendectomy

    Blackhawks lose to Flyers, lose Crawford to appendectomy

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rookie defenseman Ivan Provorov scored two goals and prevented another to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on Saturday. Provorov, 19, scored 31 seconds apart early in the second period to give the Fly…
    - 8 hours ago, 3 Dec 16, 9:49pm -
  • newChina lodges complaint with U.S. after Trump talks to president of Taiwan

    China lodges complaint with U.S. after Trump talks to president of Taiwan

    China’s foreign ministry said Saturday it has lodged a complaint with the United States over a controversial phone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan’s President that has overturned decades of diplomatic protocol. China views Ta…
    - 8 hours ago, 3 Dec 16, 9:46pm -
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  • newGet a Year’s Worth of Unlimited Wendy’s Frostys in Chicago Area for $2

    Get a Year’s Worth of Unlimited Wendy’s Frostys in Chicago Area for $2

    Wendy’s Frosty lovers, this is the news you’ve been waiting for.  Frosty Key Tags are back!   The fast food restaurant announced the return of Frosty Key Tags,...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 12 hours ago, 3 Dec 16, 5:52pm -
  • newFree Admission at Chicago Museums This Weekend

    Free Admission at Chicago Museums This Weekend

    The Museums on Us® program through Bank of America allows cardholders to gain free admission to over 70 museums on the first weekend of every month....CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 13 hours ago, 3 Dec 16, 5:09pm -
  • Free Movie Passes for Miss Sloane in Chicago

    Free Movie Passes for Miss Sloane in Chicago

    Sign Up for FREE MOVIE Passes for MISS SLOANE which is opening soon in Chicago!     You’re in luck – we have free passes for an upcoming advance...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 2 days ago, 2 Dec 16, 4:59pm -
  • FREE Event: Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Chicago on Dec 3 & 4

    FREE Event:  Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Chicago on Dec 3 & 4

    Make sure to do some Christmas shopping at the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market on Dec 3&4 in Chicago, which is the he 11th Annual Renegade Craft Fair...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 2 days ago, 2 Dec 16, 6:39am -
  • Free Harry Potter Holiday Event in Chicago Area

    Free Harry Potter Holiday Event in Chicago Area

    Here is a fun FREE holiday event for all you Harry Potter fans out there in the metro Chicago area.  Calling all Muggles, wizards and witches, it is time to...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 2 days ago, 2 Dec 16, 6:26am -
  • PSA: Starting Today, You Can Download Netflix shows to Watch Offline Anytime

    PSA:  Starting Today, You Can Download Netflix shows to Watch Offline Anytime

    Hurray!  If there’s one feature that people have been clamoring for Netflix to add more than any other, it’s the ability to download shows and...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 4 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 5:20pm -
  • Free Admission on Dec 1 at the Museum of Science and Industry

    Free Admission on Dec 1 at the Museum of Science and Industry

    Chicago Museum of Science & Industry has its last FREE Day of this year on December 1, 2016 —  Come out and enjoy this wonderful museum on their 2016...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 4 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 9:16am -
  • Sale: Comfy Big Joe Dorm Chairs Just $24.88!

    Sale:  Comfy Big Joe Dorm Chairs Just $24.88!

    Amazon has these Big Joe Dorm Chairs for $24.88 right now! There are six color options. Tough, stain resistant, easily cleaned with damp cloth, and waterproof...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 4 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 8:25am -
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    FREE Bible

    MyFreeBible.org is offering FREE copies on the New International Version bibles. This offer will be available for a limited time only.CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 4 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 8:19am -
  • FREE Family Fun at Navy Pier Including Tree Lighting Ceremony – Weds Nov 30

    FREE Family Fun at Navy Pier Including Tree Lighting Ceremony – Weds Nov 30

    For the first time ever, Navy Pier’s green gateway – Polk Bros Park Fountain and Plaza – will dazzle guests with a special holiday tree lighting ceremony and...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 4 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 7:41am -
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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.
    - 100 days ago, 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…
    - 3 days ago, 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…
    - 7 days ago, 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…
    - 7 days ago, 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…
    - 8 days ago, 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…
    - 11 days ago, 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…
    - 13 days ago, 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…
    - 14 days ago, 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…
    - 14 days ago, 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…
    - 16 days ago, 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…
    - 18 days ago, 16 Nov 16, 8:25am -

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      • An entrepreneur’s guide to changing career paths into a corporate role

        An entrepreneur’s guide to changing career paths into a corporate role

        Social media expert and experienced entrepreneur, Golden Ashby, explains how entrepreneurs can effectively make the transition from being their own boss into a corporate role… There are many awe-inspiring entrepreneurs out there who have learnt mor…
        - 19 days ago, 15 Nov 16, 8:17am -
      • Hunting Rare Pokemon and Marketing to Millenials

        Hunting Rare Pokemon and Marketing to Millenials

        In one of the strangest and most interesting digital trends in recent times, people across the generational divide (from all walks of life) are playing the hottest augmented reality game Pokémon Go. In their attempt to catch all of the monsters,…
        - 52 days ago, 13 Oct 16, 3:01pm -
      • Rise of the Gifs

        Rise of the Gifs

        According to Twitter’s blog – “last year, people on Twitter shared over 100 million GIFs…”- no big deal right? Perhaps that’s why Twitter has also allowed brands and consumers to discover, consume, and share GIFs even more easily through…
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      • 10 Years and Counting…

        10 Years and Counting…

        When Chris Heuer and I launched Social Media Club 10 years ago, we had no idea the depth and breadth of the activities that would follow.  . Click here to apply for the new Global Social Media Club Board!  . My husband is a futurist, and back in 20…
        - 71 days ago, 24 Sep 16, 12:11am -
      • Five years in the Social Media Club Global

        Five years in the Social Media Club Global

        This year marks 5 full years that I have spent working with the Social Media Club (SMC). My journey started by establishing a chapter here in Bahrain. I was then selected as a Global SMC Chapter Management Director where I was responsible for establ…
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      • 8 Ways to Increase Your Business ROI through Facebook Marketing

        8 Ways to Increase Your Business ROI through Facebook Marketing

        Facebook marketing is a bane and a boon to all business owners. If it works out well for your business and brings in more traffic, you will love it or else, you will hate it. With more than 1.71 million of people on Facebook as of June 2016, it is pr…
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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…
        - 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…
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      • 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…
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      • 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…
        - 25 Jul 16, 9:13pm -

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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…
        - 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 -
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