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

Last Build Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

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5 Courses To Help You Confidently Quit Your Job In 2017


(image) If you’re tired of your current job and are ready to make sweeping changes to your career, we’ve got the perfect courses to get you there. [ more › ]

Arcade Fire Teams With Mavis Staples On New Song 'I Give You Power'


(image) The pre-inauguration surprise is a rallying cry we could all use. [ more › ]

Route Change, Shift In Location Announced For Ever-Growing Women's March


(image) Organizers now expect more than 50,000 people to attend. [ more › ]

How To Prepare Yourself For Friday And Saturday's Massive Inauguration Demonstrations


(image) Wear sunscreen, know your rights, and other sound advice. [ more › ]

Chicago Cop Charged With Murder Of Unarmed Man Will Await Trail From Home


(image) A judge denied prosectors' plea that Lowell Houser be held without bail. [ more › ]

The CTA Wants To Help You Get To The Chicago Women's March This Saturday


(image) As it turns out, the CTA will run longer trains on four train lines this Saturday to help people get to and from the Women's March and Rally in Grant Park. [ more › ]

Hopleaf To Donate Percentage Of Sales To Planned Parenthood On 'Trump-Free' Friday


(image) Mussels, beer, sanity. [ more › ]

Anti-Violence Mothers Group Fears Loss Of Vital Safe Space


(image) The founder of one of Chicago's most noteworthy grassroots campaigns is worried about the future of her mission. [ more › ]

20 Of The Best Deals From Restaurant Week 2017


(image) We looked at all of the more than 400 Restaurant Week menus to find you the good deals, the bad deals and the huge pool of mediocrity in between. [ more › ]

Signs Up: Check Out 10+ Favorite Signs From The Upcoming Women's March


Saturday's protest is looking as creative as it is urgent. [ more › ]

Racist Blackface Piñata Was Marched Through A River North Club


(image) Employees reportedly told offended patrons it was an inside joke. [ more › ]

The Ultimate Guide To Not Getting Screwed By Restaurant Week 2017


Eat delicious food at hundreds of Chicago restaurants without getting screwed by fake deals. We've crunched the numbers for another year to bring you our definitive guide. [ more › ]

Kanye West Not 'Traditionally American' Enough To Perform At Inauguration, Trump Committee Says


(image) Probably because of that time he sampled German art rock. Yep, that must be it. [ more › ]

Chicago Cop Charged With First-Degree Murder In Off-Duty Killing Of Unarmed Man


(image) The charge comes less than a week after the Department of Justice released the damning results of a 13-month investigation of the police department. [ more › ]

Photos: Protesters Rally For Sex Workers Rights After Backpage Shutters Adult Section


Carrying signs proclaiming "rights not raids" and "sex work is NOT human trafficking," dozens of protesters rallied in the Loop Wednesday afternoon to support the rights of sex workers and condemn the decision to shutter the adult section of the listings site Backpage. [ more › ]

Massive 800-Ft. Office Tower Could Be Heading To Riverfront


The river skyline keeps going up and up and up. [ more › ]

New Loop Skyscraper Will Have Top Floor, Rooftop Steakhouse


(image) We now have one more thing to get excited about when much-anticipated River Point Tower, which has been under construction for over a year now on land above the Chicago River near Canal Street, finally opens this year. [ more › ]

Chicago Comics Crack Jokes (With A Purpose) Friday In Face Of Trump Presidency


(image) We're all gonna need a laugh this weekend. [ more › ]

Best Places To Learn Something New This Year


(image) It's never too late to try something new, right? [ more › ]

Health-Conscious Juice Bar Owen + Alchemy Closes In Logan Square


(image) Previously announced plans for new locations are being rolled back, too. [ more › ]

Family Of Cyclist Killed In Crash To File Suit As Cycling Community Rallies


(image) A ghost-bike memorial is scheduled for Monday evening at the crash site. [ more › ]

Winc Offers The Best Boutique Wines On The Market For Under $7 A Bottle


(image) If you’re one of those people who always thinks it’s a perfect time to have a glass of wine (we don’t judge), you’ll love Winc Wine Delivery. [ more › ]

Lin-Manuel Miranda To Play 'Hamilton' In Chicago For Oscar Lopez Rivera


(image) The 'Hamilton' creator was 'sobbing with gratitude' at news of the long-jailed Puerto Rican nationalist's commutation. [ more › ]

Obama Commutes Sentence Of Oscar Lopez Rivera, Puerto Rican Nationalist Tied To Terror Attacks


(image) Chicago's Puerto Rican community celebrated the news Tuesday evening in Humboldt Park and elsewhere. [ more › ]

Makers Of Ferris Fest Are Now Creating A Massive John Hughes Fest


(image) The Shermer Club: A John Hughes Fest looks to be an excellent way for fans of the Chicago filmmaker to dive deep into his movies. [ more › ]

Free Entry To Exclusive Chicago MBA Information Fair


(image) Business schools put a lot of resources into reviewing MBA applicants against stringent and demanding criteria, because of course they're looking for the most suitable candidates for their programs. Are you being just as rigorous in your MBA program research and selection? Do you have your sights set on the best-fit business school for your course of study? [ more › ]

Massive Women's March In Chicago Expected To Draw 40,000, Planners Say


(image) "We won't stand by and let the new administration turn back the clocks on our rights." [ more › ]

Updated: More Illinois Representatives Are Skipping Trump's Inauguration


(image) More than 50 lawmakers have pledged not to attend, including a few more from the Chicago area. [ more › ]

Artists Want Museums To Protest 'Trumpism.' Here's What Chicago's Are Doing


(image) A petition is calling on museums to close their doors on Friday against the "normalization of Trumpism." Here's what Chicago institutions are doing. [ more › ]

Blackbird Is Named Restaurant Of The Year In 2017 Jean Banchet Awards


(image) This year marks the acclaimed West Loop spot's 20th year in business. [ more › ]

How Guns, And Their Increasing Deadliness, Affect Chicago Crime


(image) A new study offers no easy solutions, but it illustrates how the rise of guns, rather than general criminal behavior, feeds Chicago violence. [ more › ]

Tell Us About Your Best Date Spots Around Chicago & Your Best Date Stories


(image) We want to hear your top suggestions, whether it's your first date go-to spot or your 100th time grabbing a drink with your love. We'd also love to hear your true and not-overly-embellished accounts of what made that date great (or, on the flip side, your cautionary tales). [ more › ]

You Can Buy A Cross-Stitch Pattern Of Convicted Illinois Governors


(image) Corruption, meet twee. [ more › ]

Chicago Is Nowhere Close To Being The Windiest City In U.S.


(image) Yeah, we know where the nickname comes from, but still. [ more › ]

Burned Body Found In River North Parking Garage


(image) Officials are still determining the cause of death and cause of the fire. [ more › ]

2 Charged With Attempted Murder After Shooting At Off-Duty Cop In Albany Park


(image) In the wake of a shooting between an off-duty cop and a car of people in Albany Park Sunday evening, two men have been charged with attempted murder. [ more › ]

3 Killed, 1 Critically Injured In Eisenhower Expressway Crash


(image) Crews haven't said whether wet, foggy conditions played a part in the deadly one-car crash. [ more › ]

A Guide To The Mass Of Protests & Actions On Inauguration Weekend


(image) If you're looking to rally your anxiety into movement, there are a million ways to do so this weekend. [ more › ]

Sleep Better On The Mattress That's Shipped For Free, To Your Door, In A Box


(image) Slumber is serious business—whoever said that sleep is for the weak probably lived with a not-so-great mattress. Sound like a familiar problem? Then it might be time for a mattress upgrade. For those that love catnaps, snooze buttons, late nights, early mornings, and everything in between, Casper provides an entirely new mattress buying experience—one that doesn’t involve sleazy salesmen or a delivery fee. [ more › ]

Chicago-Born Gene Cernan, Last Man On The Moon, Dies At 82


The Chicago native was one of only three astronauts to reach the lunar surface twice. [ more › ]