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Chicagoist is a website about Chicago. MoreEditor: Chuck SudoPublisher: Gothamist



Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:30:50 -0600

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Family Says 15-Year-Old Sexually Assaulted On Facebook Live Is Getting Threats: Reports

2017-03-22T16:30:50-06:00

(image) "This is just disturbing, and to think the kids think it is funny," her mother said. [ more › ]



IL Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Legalize Marijuana Sales To Adults

2017-03-22T15:40:26-06:00

(image) "Prohibition is a financial hole in the ground, and we should stop throwing taxpayer dollars into it," said Illinois Sen. Heather Steans. [ more › ]



Here's The Lowdown On Plans To Build An American Sports Museum In Chicago

2017-03-22T15:20:17-06:00

(image) Chicago is hungry for another museum, say former Shedd and Adler executives. Agree? [ more › ]



ESPN Spotlights The Bears' Awful 2016 Season In 8-Part Documentary

2017-03-22T13:40:45-06:00

(image) The stars of "We The Fans" will not be the players but the loyal season-ticket holders of Soldier Field's Section 250. [ more › ]



Music Fest Road Trip Alert: Decemberists Announce Inaugural Travelers' Fest In Montana

2017-03-22T13:21:36-06:00

(image) A manageable two-day duration, relaxed vibes and a Big Sky setting sound pretty appealing right about now. [ more › ]



Illinois Lawmakers Vote Against A Barack Obama State Holiday

2017-03-22T12:35:23-06:00

(image) The big sticking point seemed to be whether state workers would get the day off. [ more › ]



Stolen Truck Plows Into Currency Exchange Along Busy Biking Corridor

2017-03-22T12:10:38-06:00

(image) Luckily, no one was struck or injured. [ more › ]



Willis Tower Renovations Could Include Chance To Rappel Down Tower

2017-03-22T11:49:19-06:00

(image) The owners of the iconic Willis Tower are working up plans for a $20 million expansion to the Tower's vertiginous Skydeck, and some of the more out-there possibilities include a place to rappel from one floor to another, or walk outside along a 102-story balcony. [ more › ]



5 Essential Tech Accessories To Improve Your Life

2017-03-22T11:00:00-06:00

(image) From tablet stands to durable Lightning cables, here's everything you need to give your gadgets that extra boost of functionality. [ more › ]



Photos: 8 Arrested At Downtown Protest Against Trump's Proposed HUD Cuts

2017-03-22T10:00:30-06:00

According to activists, the cuts mirror a conservative think tank's plan that calls for the ending of HUD in 10 years. [ more › ]



Man Pretending To Be A Chicago Uber Driver Sexually Assaulted 2 Women: Police

2017-03-22T09:40:12-06:00

(image) In each case, the women were picked up outside different bars or nightclubs in Chicago after they ordered Ubers. [ more › ]



Chicago (And Its Improv Scene) Are Perfectly Imperfect In Second City Vet's Streaming Show 'Shrink'

2017-03-22T09:00:46-06:00

(image) Second City alum Tim Baltz chats about his new Chicago-set TV show, the city's reservoir of talent and out-of-their-depth people-pleasers. [ more › ]



Lollapalooza 2017: Chance The Rapper, The Killers, Arcade Fire, Lorde Among Headliners

2017-03-22T08:12:10-06:00

(image) We've also got your daily lineup breakdown and ticket info. [ more › ]



Tour de Fat Scraps Parade, Moves To Northerly Island; The Roots To Headline

2017-03-21T14:50:40-06:00

(image) The beloved bike-and-beer festival just announced some major changes in Chicago. [ more › ]



Lollapalooza Lineup, Single Day Tickets Out Tomorrow

2017-03-21T14:20:56-06:00

(image) If you missed today's ticket sale, you'll have another chance tomorrow! [ more › ]



It's Looking Like Chance The Rapper Is Probably Playing Lollapalooza

2017-03-21T12:35:46-06:00

(image) Chance didn't outright confirm a slot at the festival, but he dropped a Grant Park-sized hint. [ more › ]



Photos: Check Out This Eco-Friendly, 'Net Positive' Home, On The Market Now

2017-03-21T11:50:18-06:00

One very impressive (and pricey) way to live the sustainable life. [ more › ]



Update: Cops 'Making Good Progress' In Case Of Facebook Live Sexual Assault Of Girl, 15

2017-03-21T10:40:35-06:00

(image) "What’s even more disturbing... there were so many people that saw this and they didn’t pick up the phone and dial 911," said the city's top cop. [ more › ]



The Inevitable David Ross-Focused, Cubs World Series Movie Is In The Works

2017-03-21T09:38:48-06:00

(image) We won't spoil the ending. [ more › ]



M Burger Is Giving Out (Practically) Free Burgers On Wednesday

2017-03-20T16:46:08-06:00

(image) The catch is teeny tiny. [ more › ]



Chicago Drivers Are Getting A Bit More Leeway On Running Red Lights

2017-03-20T16:01:49-06:00

(image) Also, check out which intersections are losing red-light cameras and which ones will soon be getting them. [ more › ]



The Devastating, Long-Term Toll Violence Takes On Chicago Kids

2017-03-20T15:10:22-06:00

(image) Kids exposed to violence are at dramatically higher risk of everything from suicide and intravenous drug use to cancer and stroke. [ more › ]



Chicago Actors To Perform Benefit Cabaret Show For The ACLU

2017-03-20T14:44:42-06:00

(image) Irvine Welsh, of "Trainspotting" renown, will be there. [ more › ]



Smooth As Butter: Chicagoan Shea Couleé Competes On New Season Of RuPaul's Drag Race

2017-03-20T13:23:15-06:00

(image) A Columbia College costume design alum, Couleé says she is attracted to “things that are pretty, things that are ugly, and things that are pretty-ugly,” and that got us thinking—which one describes the new season of Drag Race? [ more › ]



State Senator Daniel Biss Announces Candidacy For Governor

2017-03-20T11:26:07-06:00

(image) Like any other challenger, Biss will have an uphill battle when it comes to competing with Rauner’s campaign war chest, which the governor personally contributed $50 million of his own money to in December. [ more › ]



Photos: Check Out Some Winning Ink From This Weekend's Tattoo Arts Convention

2017-03-20T11:01:51-06:00

From gorgeous color work to bonkers 'Star Wars' photorealism. [ more › ]



This Spring, Travel Better With These Must-Have Jet Setting Accessories

2017-03-20T11:00:00-06:00

(image) Give the next gopher you see a squeeze because spring has officially sprung - meaning you get to daydream about your next big getaway. Whether you plan to backpack through less-traveled roads or explore a concrete jungle, we've got all the gear you need to make getting from point A to point Z as easy as it can be. Maybe you need to update your luggage or just need a little help getting organized - either way, we've got your back. Check out our top three travel essentials below: [ more › ]



15 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Week

2017-03-20T10:30:28-06:00

(image) In Chicago, sometimes our plans for the week are dominated by food. This is one of those weeks. [ more › ]



Ride-Share Driver Crashes After Being Beaten By Passengers In Brainerd

2017-03-20T10:00:53-06:00

(image) Two men battered the driver in the face after he drove them for three to four hours on Sunday night, police said. [ more › ]



Lincoln Square Is About To Get Some of Chicago's Best Fried Chicken

2017-03-20T09:49:27-06:00

(image) In case you're not already a fan, The Budlong serves Nashville-style hot fried chicken, slathered in fiery sauce and topped with pickles. [ more › ]



Anti-Semitic Flyers Found On UIC Campus For Second Time In A Week

2017-03-20T09:12:04-06:00

(image) UIC announced an investigation earlier this week, but similar flyers appeared again over the weekend. [ more › ]



Journey Into The Field Museum's Vast Collections With Specimens: Unlocking The Secrets Of Life

2017-03-20T00:00:00-06:00

(image) Specimens: Unlocking The Secrets Of Life"/> From rare, deep-sea-dwelling creatures to fossil brains to meteorites, there are over 30 million specimens and artifacts tucked away on shelves, in bins and cabinets, glass jars, and acres of wooden drawers. They’re significant not only because of their number, but also because of the stories they tell. [ more › ]



Photos: Irish Immigrants Rally To Decry Anti-Immigrant Federal Policies

2017-03-19T10:10:23-06:00

"Today the signs may be different, they may not say ‘Irish need not apply,’ but by orders signed by the President of the United States they read ‘no refugees, no Muslims.'" [ more › ]



Police Warn Of Violent Robberies In Loop, One On Red Line Train

2017-03-17T16:46:36-06:00

(image) A man asks a "distracting question" before throwing several punches to the victim's face. Then others in the group dig through pockets. [ more › ]



With Environment Under Siege, Join The 'Resistance' With These Great Fundraiser Badges

2017-03-17T15:04:53-06:00

(image) All proceeds benefit the National Parks Foundation, Sierra Club and Earthjustice. [ more › ]



Molly Ringwald's House From 'Sixteen Candles' Is Back On The Market

2017-03-17T14:26:16-06:00

The Evanston home where the iconic teen movie classic 16 Candles was filmed is back on the market, after sellers attempted to sell it last summer and delisted in in October. They're now asking $1.425 million for the 3,250 square-foot home, where Molly Ringwald's character lived with her family in the John Hughes film. [ more › ]



Police Officer Under Investigation After Raising $100K For Girls In Need

2017-03-17T13:24:13-06:00

(image) A police spokesman said they had to make sure all the funds were donated since the GoFundMe page was tied to the officer's personal checking account. [ more › ]



12 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Weekend

2017-03-17T12:06:19-06:00

(image) We've got your weekend plans right here. [ more › ]



Photos: Inside The Dazzling World Of West Side Nail Art In 'Paint & Polish'

2017-03-17T11:50:06-06:00

"Nail art, for those that are bold enough to wear it, is definitely custom personality." [ more › ]



Loop CTA Trains Are Going To Be A Bit Weird This Weekend

2017-03-17T11:03:27-06:00

(image) If you see some Orange-Line-trains-on-Brown Line-tracks weirdness this weekend, here's why. [ more › ]