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

Last Build Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:44:18 -0600

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CTA Shares Details For Major Red Line Extension To Far South Side


(image) The project will push the Red Line south to 130th Street, but officials are asking the public for feedback about one key detail. [ more › ]

Logan Square's Roundabout Is Scarier Than Ever Thanks To Traffic Signal Problems


(image) "It seems like a recurring problem that's going to require some significant repair work," according to the local alderman's office. [ more › ]

Forget What You've Been Told About Gender & Clothing At This LGBTQ Fashion Show


A group of Chicagoans looking to raise money to mount an all-nude show featuring members of the transgender / genderqueer / intersex / non-binary community have come up with an ironic fundraising solution: A fashion show. [ more › ]

2nd Fatal Eisenhower Expressway Shooting Of The Day Comes 6 Hours After First


(image) There have now been 41 shootings on Chicagoland area expressways this year, up from 39 throughout 2015. [ more › ]

Laquan McDonald Shooting Witness Says Police Engaged In Cover Up Tactics


(image) Alma Benitez says police prevented her from recording the scene, illegally detained her and pressured her to change her account. [ more › ]

Beautiful Timelapse Video Shows Chicago's New Ferris Wheel & Summer's Glory


(image) Watch a beautiful new timelapse of Chicago from a local photographer, with the help of some very friendly Chicagoans with rooftop access. [ more › ]

Chicago Teachers Have Chosen A Strike Date. Will It Actually Happen?


(image) Save the date: Oct. 11. Is there any hope for negotiations in the meantime? [ more › ]

9 Wine Events You Shouldn't Miss This October


(image) Don't miss this opportunity to attend one of the year's biggest wine events. [ more › ]

Man Killed, Woman Wounded In Eisenhower Expressway Shooting [Updated]


(image) All westbound lanes of I-290 were shut down between California and Central Avenues on Thursday morning. [ more › ]

Vote On The Sweet Sixteen Of Our 2016 Chicago Pizza Bracket


(image) There were some surprising results in the first round of voting. [ more › ]

Photos: Protesters Greet Trump At High Dollar Fundraiser In Illinois


Trump didn't exactly get a warm welcome to Chicago. A brass band played the Imperial March from Star Wars, for one. [ more › ]

Another Jogger Was Sexually Assaulted In Chicago Last Week


(image) She was at least the third jogger in Chicago to be the victim of sexual assault in recent weeks. [ more › ]

It's Official: The Tribune Tower Has Been Sold For Redevelopment


(image) Downtown just got a little less iconic. [ more › ]

It's Been A Dramatic Week For Restaurant Legal Disputes


(image) One acclaimed spot is closed, the other is mixed up in a nasty lawsuit. [ more › ]

'Easy' Guide To Chicago: Charting All The Local Treasures In The Series


(image) From old haunts to new discoveries, we rounded up a guide of all the local spots featured in the new, Chicago-filmed Netflix series. [ more › ]

The Reader's Ben Joravsky Details Grim Salaries In Big Push To Save The Alt-Weekly


(image) "The biggest salary goes to some old goat who makes $55,000 to write about politics. Obviously, no one got in this racket to make it rich." [ more › ]

Your Supermarket Prayers Have Been Answered, Logan Square


The former Mega Mall—and current canvas of brilliant murals—will likely house a Jewel. [ more › ]

Chance The Rapper To Perform At White House Christmas Tree Ceremony


(image) Happy holidays, from Chano and Barack. [ more › ]

Protesters, 'F***k Trump' Graffiti Greet GOP Nominee At Surprise Chicago Stop


(image) Trump made an unscheduled stop at the Polish National Alliance, on the Northwest Side. He got the Chicago welcome. [ more › ]

Englewood's First Whole Foods Market Is Now Open


(image) Whole Foods has reportedly adjusted its pricing for this location—an important change for a business often referred to as "whole paycheck." [ more › ]

Ghost Bike Memorial Planned For Anastasia Kondrasheva, Latest Bike Fatality


(image) The 23-year-old Loyola grad was the sixth person to be fatally struck while biking in Chicago this year. [ more › ]

Video: Vic Mensa Says Laquan McDonald Shooting, Protests Inspire Him To Vote


(image) "It's hard not to feel like you are a Laquan McDonald, or you are a Trayvon Martin or you are a Mike Brown just waiting for s*** to explode." [ more › ]

Photos: Bugs Found On CTA Red Line Could Be Lice, Bed Bugs


"There were 30+ small, white bugs crawling around a row of 6 seats." Lucky us. [ more › ]

Photo: Cubs Knockoff Apparel Is Going Full Donald Trump


(image) The Cubs are a lot of fun right now. Lets not ruin it with garbage like this, ok? [ more › ]

Saturday's Fatal Millennium Park Shooting Stemmed From Fight About Religion


(image) Police said on Monday that victim Peter Fabbri argued with a group of religious pamphleteers before the suspected killer rode up and escalated the fight. [ more › ]

A Mass. Court Says Black Men May Have Cause To Flee Police. How About Chicagoans?


(image) A recent Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling could be a gamechanger if applied here. [ more › ]

This Luxurious Bed Sheet Set Is Normally $120, But You Can Grab It For $33


(image) Honking cars, yelling people…screeching cats. When it comes to city living, there’s no shortage of things that will rob you of some much-needed z’s. [ more › ]

Photos: Hundreds Protest Police Violence Against African-Americans


"Today I hear the voices of tired oppressed people," said a speaker at the large-scale Loyola University action. [ more › ]

What Donald Trump Got Wrong (Again) About Chicago Violence


(image) Also: We tried stop and frisk. It didn't work. [ more › ]

The Perfect Itinerary For A Delicious Weekend in Milwaukee


(image) If you haven't been to MKE lately, you're missing some great eats. [ more › ]

Those Frontera Tortilla Chips Will Now Be Made By ConAgra


(image) Rick Bayless's packaged foods have been sold to the newly Chicago-based conglomerate. [ more › ]

More Than Local Novelty, 'Easy' Takes Sharp Look At Love & Adulthood


(image) The Chicago-set Netflix series has endless spot-the-local-sight appeal. But there's a whole lot more to it than that. [ more › ]

Tent City Kicked Out Of Uptown By City Officials


(image) City officials are "asking people to pack up their whole lives and move to nowhere"—a little over a year after Rahm made a very public commitment to solving homelessness. [ more › ]

Check Out Highlights From Chicago's Premier Art Fair


The annual Expo Chicago reliably attracts the best in local and international talent. [ more › ]

This Lincoln Square Fountain Was A Soapstravaganza This Weekend


(image) The Kempf Plaza fountain reportedly smelled "really good." [ more › ]

The Bruce Willis 'Death Wish' Remake Is Shooting In Chicago This Week


(image) And you could even land a spot as an extra. [ more › ]

Rahm Just Got Completely Owned By The Onion


(image) It's the truest fake news of the year. [ more › ]

Chicago Teachers Have Overwhelmingly Voted To Strike


(image) Out of the 91 percent of Chicago Teachers Union members who voted, a whopping 95 percent were for a strike. [ more › ]

24 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Week


(image) When September ends... you've got tons of stuff to do. [ more › ]

Cyclist Fatally Struck By Flatbed Truck In Roscoe Village


(image) The collision appears to have been another right-hook crash. [ more › ]