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



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Lost Lake Is Finally About To Serve Food Again, A Year Since A Fire Shut Down Its Kitchen

2017-08-18T11:00:07-06:00

(image) Take a look at the brand-new menu. [ more › ]



Uber & Lyft Give Out Refunds After Tuesday's Surge Pricing, Commute Ordeal

2017-08-18T09:55:12-06:00

(image) Uber riders who got hit with "higher-than-average prices" should be seeing money back in their accounts. [ more › ]



Man Shot On CTA Red Line Train At Jackson Stop, Police Searching For Gunman

2017-08-18T09:02:35-06:00

(image) Witness of the targeted shooting in the Loop reportedly said the scene was marked by confusion and panic. [ more › ]



5 Keychains That You'll Actually Use Every Day

2017-08-18T00:00:00-06:00

(image) You can finally lose the locksmith's number when you invest in these essential keychains. Way more than your typical key ring, these are the keychains you need to keep track of your precious kings and prevent yourself from a lock-out in the future. [ more › ]



Aldermen, Activists Join Mounting Push To Remove Balbo Monument, Rename Drive

2017-08-17T18:12:33-06:00

(image) The twin honors to the Fascist figure should be removed, some aldermen argue. And a push to change Balbo Drive to Ida B Wells Way gained traction on Thursday. [ more › ]



A 'Stranger Things' Pop-Up Bar Is Coming To Logan Square Friday

2017-08-17T16:40:41-06:00

(image) 'The Upside Down' will sport show-inspired art, design and drinks. An Eggo infusion, perhaps? [ more › ]



God Help Us, The Air & Water Show Is Back This Weekend

2017-08-17T15:27:52-06:00

(image) Here's a guide if you go, you brave, foolish thing. [ more › ]



A $500 Meal Just Shouldn't Be Like This: Dining Review

2017-08-17T14:50:10-06:00

(image) It was like the kitchen had forgotten that food requires seasoning. [ more › ]



Controversial Developer Who Bought Wilson Men's Hotel Refuses To Discuss Relocation Plans, Residents Say

2017-08-17T13:56:42-06:00

(image) Some 150 vulnerable residents live in the Uptown SRO building, which is now slated to be converted into studio apartments. [ more › ]



Brew Camp On Damen Avenue Is Now Closed

2017-08-17T13:25:05-06:00

(image) For a time, Brew Camp also had a location in Evanson, which is now closed as well. [ more › ]



Essential Tips For Photographing The Solar Eclipse Next Week

2017-08-17T12:53:13-06:00

(image) We’ve rounded up some essential tips and tricks for getting the best photos possible next week. [ more › ]



An Abraham Lincoln Bust Was Burned In West Englewood, Alderman Says

2017-08-17T10:55:00-06:00

(image) Ald. Raymond Lopez said the bust was damaged in a "disgraceful act of vandalism." [ more › ]



1 Dead, 26 Displaced After Fire In Lawndale Tears Through Abandoned Building

2017-08-17T10:12:01-06:00

(image) Fifteen adults and 11 children were pushed out after a fire from an abandoned building affected neighbors. [ more › ]



You Still Have A Chance To Grab Free Solar Eclipse Glasses In Chicago

2017-08-17T09:42:55-06:00

(image) A supply from this morning's giveaway was exhausted in about an hour. But there's still hope. [ more › ]



Tips & Tools To Prevent Your Email From Getting Hacked

2017-08-17T00:00:00-06:00

(image) These days, we do nearly everything online — from grocery shopping to taking classes, making plans with our friends and family to maintaining those plans via calendaring apps. Email is one of the most common ways we communicate with our peers and manage our day-to-day, whether we're using it to confirm transactions, appointments, receive bills and more. [ more › ]



State Rep Points To 'Transphobic Garbage' Help Wanted Sign In Push To Strengthen Anti-Discriminatory Protections

2017-08-16T16:44:27-06:00

(image) A photograph that was first tweeted on Wednesday appears to show a southwest suburban pawnbroker's "Help Wanted" sign, with the added stipulation, "MUST BE FEMALE FROM BIRTH." [ more › ]



Man Who Drew Swastikas On Loop Synagogue Required To Pay Restitution, Do Psych Treatment

2017-08-16T15:18:53-06:00

(image) A Pilsen man accused of committing a hate crime earlier this year after defacing a synagogue in the Loop with swastikas has pled guilty in a deal with prosecutors that will not require him to serve further jail time. [ more › ]



Another TOD Could Pop Up Near The CTA Blue Line's Western Stop

2017-08-16T14:50:29-06:00

(image) The development is being proposed just south of The 606, at a time when advocates are clamoring for more affordable-housing protections along the trail. [ more › ]



Inside Chicago's New Arcade-Themed Cat Lounge, Opening Saturday

2017-08-16T13:58:19-06:00

With old-school arcade cabinets transformed into cat beds and cat trees. Power up. [ more › ]



Chance The Rapper, Solange & Vince Staples To Speak At MCA This Fall

2017-08-16T12:29:51-06:00

(image) Each speaker event is just $20. Expect these tickets to go quickly. [ more › ]



Ridiculously Amazing Teppanyaki Is Coming To The Hancock Building

2017-08-16T12:20:32-06:00

(image) We love showy teppanyaki, complete with the onion volcano, shrimp tails going into hats and an egg rooster. And here's your chance to love it too. [ more › ]



3 Arrested At Courthouse Protest Against White Supremacy Tuesday

2017-08-16T11:29:43-06:00

(image) Several scuffles broke out between demonstrators and police after the group attempted to march in the streets and blocked a nearby intersection. [ more › ]



Jeff Sessions Is Blaming Chicago's Crime On Its Sanctuary City Policy

2017-08-16T11:23:26-06:00

(image) The Attorney General is taking dead aim at "Chicago political leadership" in the wake of the city's lawsuit against the DOJ. [ more › ]



This Chicago Anti-Nazi Group Needs Funds, & Samantha Bee Is Helping Lead The Push

2017-08-16T10:23:58-06:00

(image) A group that works to de-radicalize white extremists saw its promised $400,000 grant nixed under the Trump administration. Now a crowdfunding campaign is in full swing. [ more › ]



Wicker Park Bar Owner Apologizes After Black Man Turned Away In Dress Code Controversy

2017-08-16T09:33:20-06:00

(image) He said he was turned away from Swig for wearing a white t-shirt, even though he could see white people inside also sporting white tees. [ more › ]



5 Courses Under $20 To Boost Your Marketing Career

2017-08-16T00:00:00-06:00

(image) These days, marketers need to be well-rounded to stay viable in the workplace. You need to be able to employ a mix of social media marketing, email marketing, advertising tactics, growth hacking and more. That means knowing how to leverage a host of digital marketing tools, whether that's Google Adwords or Twitter and Instagram. Learn how to create strategic marketing campaigns using best of breed tools, without spending hundreds on the instruction with these five courses: [ more › ]



Illinois Lawmakers Blast Trump's 'Racist, Rambling' Double Down On 'Both Sides' Defense

2017-08-15T18:20:50-06:00

(image) “This unhinged disgrace to the presidency just openly sympathized with Nazis on national television," blasted one Democratic politician. [ more › ]



Rep. Luis Gutierrez Arrested At The White House Tuesday During Pro-Immigration Protest [Updated]

2017-08-15T16:20:34-06:00

(image) DACA turned five years old today, but the policy faces a likely legal threat. Supporters are demanding the Trump administration defend it. [ more › ]



Some Chicagoans Are Pushing For Removal Of Balbo Monument, Gifted To City By Fascist Dictator

2017-08-15T15:50:56-06:00

(image) The monument was given to the city by Benito Mussolini in 1933. Some are saying it needs to be replaced. [ more › ]



Gov. Rauner's Abrupt Staff Shake Up Is Still Haunting Him

2017-08-15T15:30:33-06:00

(image) Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is taking criticism for floundering during an exchange with a reporter over a recent staff shakeup, which has caused several headaches for the administration. [ more › ]



Our Readers Picked The Best Burger Spot In Chicago

2017-08-15T15:00:58-06:00

(image) Congratulations to... [ more › ]



Chicago Has The 2nd-Best New Restaurant In The Country, Bon Appetit Says

2017-08-15T14:22:23-06:00

Chicago was the only city to land two spots on the Top Ten list. [ more › ]



Uber & Lyft: We Tried To Get More Drivers On Road After Major Morning Commute Price Surge

2017-08-15T13:35:51-06:00

(image) Some rideshare fares were reportedly nearly $100 for a trip downtown after the "severe disruption" on the CTA this morning. [ more › ]



White Supremacist Richard Spencer Tried To Speak At UChicago. He Was Refused.

2017-08-15T13:10:16-06:00

(image) The notorious alt-right figurehead wants to return to his alma mater. He was not wanted. [ more › ]



Watch: Summertime Chicago Shines In Jamila Woods & Chance The Rapper's New 'LSD' Video

2017-08-15T11:22:03-06:00

(image) Lake Michigan and Chicago's glorious summertime backyard cookouts take center stage. [ more › ]



Wilco Release Benefit Track 'All Lives, You Say?' In Response To Charlottesville Attack

2017-08-15T11:15:42-06:00

(image) "My dad was named after a Civil War general, and he voted for Barack Obama twice. He used to say 'If you know better, you can do better,'" said frontman Jeff Tweedy. [ more › ]



Trump Retweeted An Alt-Right Conspiracist's Post About Chicago Crime While Furor Mounted Over Charlottesville

2017-08-15T10:30:12-06:00

(image) Far-right figure Jack Posobiec tried to deflect national attention from Charlottesville to Chicago. Trump amplified him. [ more › ]



'Severe' CTA Commuter Nightmare Ensues After Body Found On Fullerton Tracks Tuesday Morning (Updated)

2017-08-15T09:00:49-06:00

(image) There were huge crowds at CTA stations and rideshare prices apparently skyrocketed as service was suspended on Red, Brown and Purple lines. [ more › ]



How to Master Graphic Design's Most Essential Tools for Under $35

2017-08-15T00:00:00-06:00

(image) Graphic design is a dream job for anyone with a creative heart and and eye for developing products that are as functional as they are beautiful. With The Ultimate Graphic Design Mastery Bundle, you can learn all the skills you'd need to know as a professional graphic designer. [ more › ]



Condemn Nazism Or You Can't Shop Here, Says Local Flower Business

2017-08-14T16:42:49-06:00

(image) Log on to their homepage and you'll be asked right off the bat just what "side" you come down in this "debate." [ more › ]