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

Last Build Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:00:14 -0600

Copyright: Copyright 2017

Photos: 20+ Of The Best Signs From The Latinx Rally To Protest ICE Raids


Scores of protesters braved the [finally, normal, February] cold Saturday afternoon to rally at The Bean in protest of the ICE raids and anti-immigrant policies that are terrifying and devastating immigrant communities around the country, including Chicago. [ more › ]

Second Man Charged In Murder Of 2-Year-Old Lavontay White


(image) White was one of three children under the age of 13 to be fatally shot within four days. [ more › ]

Taylor Bennett Drops New Album Featuring Chance The Rapper & Jeremih


(image) Mike Will Made It, Supa Bwe and our favorite generational lightning rod, Lil Yachty, also show up [ more › ]

Fake, 'Not Bona Fide' Bomb Threat Called Into Trump Tower Friday, 1 Arrested


(image) The threat made to the riverfront North Wabash Avenue tower was deemed "not bona fide" by police. [ more › ]

AG Madigan Hosts Summit On The Spike In Hate Crimes


(image) The Southern Poverty Law Center has recorded more than 1,000 hate incidents since Trump's election. [ more › ]

'We Want To See Ourselves': Rift Emerges Between Twin Rallies For Trans Rights


(image) One action, organized by cisgendered men and taking place in Boystown, is facing criticism from leaders of another. [ more › ]

$65M... That's How Much It Costs To Buy An Entire Block In Hot Fulton Market


(image) Fulton Market—the Chicago meatpacking district turned hot tech company hub—has yet more redevelopment plans on the horizon. [ more › ]

16 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Weekend


(image) Glam it up for the Oscars, down some new local beer and dance your heart out this weekend. [ more › ]

Chicago Sportscaster Hit With Suspension For Calling Trump A 'Cartoon Lunatic'


(image) Why so mean to cartoons? [ more › ]

Kansas Man Allegedly Shouted 'Get Out of My Country' Before Shooting 2 Indian Men, Killing 1


(image) A Kansas City man was charged with first degree murder Thursday after shooting two Indian men outside of a bar, killing one of them, while allegedly shouting "get out of my country," Wednesday. [ more › ]

A New 16-Week Block Of 'Hamilton' Tickets Is About To Go On Sale


(image) Good luck, Hamiltonians. [ more › ]

More And More Chicago Restaurants Are Joining The Sanctuary Restaurant Movement


(image) That's a big jump in a couple months, and we suspect that more restaurants will jump on board, too. [ more › ]

Chicago Is 'Totally Out Of Control' & 'Needs Help,' Trump Says, Continuing To Not Help


(image) Trump was responding to the news that seven people were fatally shot in Chicago on Wednesday. [ more › ]

Finally Launch Your Business With Help From This Silicon Valley Mentor


(image) Get the mentorship you need to navigate your way through the twists and turns of entrepreneurship. [ more › ]

Loyola University Fraternity Suspended Over Alleged Hazing


(image) The same chapter was recently suspended at Northwestern amid allegations of sexual assault. [ more › ]

Portillo's Comes Through For Man Willing To Drop $300 For Discontinued Lemon Cake


(image) True love knows no bounds. [ more › ]

Illinois' Largest State Workers Union Has Voted To Strike Over Contract


(image) Rauner declared contract negotiations were at an impasse last January, which allowed the state to impose its last best offer. [ more › ]

Chicago 'Witches' Cast Hex Against President Near Trump Tower


We'll take all the help we can get. [ more › ]

Comedian Rhea Butcher On Why Anti-Trans Bathroom Policies Are Bad For Everyone, Especially Kids


(image) "This is about KIDS. Children. Little tiny people. Forced to enter a space that scares them. Told by adults they are wrong." [ more › ]

Macy's State Street Flagship Could Be Headed For A Big Downsizing


(image) The onetime home of the beloved Marshall Field's could be getting a big haircut. [ more › ]

A Body Was Found In The Chicago River This Morning Near River West


(image) Police are investigating after finding a dead body floating in the Chicago River Thursday morning. [ more › ]

Officials, Advocates Blast Trump's 'Terrible' Transgender Policy, Reaffirm Protections In Chicago


(image) "We are better than the discrimination and bias that will be visited on transgender students by the federal action." [ more › ]

A 24-Year-Old Trans Woman Was Fatally Shot In Englewood Tuesday


(image) Keke Collier, a 24-year-old woman, was fatally shot in Englewood Tuesday morning, according to authorities. [ more › ]

All This Record Warm Weather Is Terrible News For Allergy Sufferers


(image) Sneezy? Runny nose? Blame the fake winter. [ more › ]

Pregnant Woman, 60-Year-Old Man Among Shooting Victims In Deadliest Day Of 2017


(image) Seven people were fatally shot and six more were wounded in shootings throughout the city on Wednesday. [ more › ]

Feel Like A Total Baller With This Awesome Caviar Sandwich From The Barn


(image) The message of this dish? I'm so fancy that I don't need my caviar served in a tiny portion with a mother of pearl spoon, surrounded by 40 square inches of crushed ice. I spread that sh*t on bread and chow down. [ more › ]

CPS Latino Committee Members Resign En Masse To Protest Budget Cuts


(image) Fourteen of 18 members resigned in protest against cuts that affected Hispanic schools at twice the rate of white schools. [ more › ]

IL Congressman Introduces Bill To Mandate Use Of Bodycams


(image) No policy in place? No federal dollars, the bill proposes. [ more › ]

Chicago's Winter Without A Winter Is Breaking Even More Records


(image) TLDR; It's still warm, we're still disturbed by it. [ more › ]

In Defense Of Bucket Boys, Street Performers & Creative 'Noise'


(image) An ordinance to stifle street performers downtown was temporarily stalled on Wednesday. Here's why it should stay down. [ more › ]

Ex-Blagojevich Aide Offers Tips For Surviving A 'Crazy Boss'... Like Trump


(image) What to do "when you have a crazy boss," and that boss runs the country. [ more › ]

Cabrini-Green Is Getting New, Mixed-Income Housing As Redevelopment Slogs On


(image) A vacant parcel where the housing project once stood will include a new residential tower and townhouses. [ more › ]

4 Must-Have Items You Shouldn't Leave Home Without


(image) Whether it's this durable key fob or this wallet and toolkit in one, these are the everyday carry items you should have on you at all times. [ more › ]

CPS To Principals: Don't Let Immigration Agents In Schools Without Warrant


(image) The letter was sent the same day that the Department of Homeland Security made public its vast expansion of deportation priorities. [ more › ]

Spring Awakening Announces Additional Perfomers


(image) Ready for round two? [ more › ]

North Branch Plan Calls For Wetlands & Bike Bridges, Despite Emphasis On Industry


(image) Fifty percent of land use is targeted for employment space under the latest summary for the massive industrial corridor. But the public-use proposals are something else. [ more › ]

UChicago Prof Calls Milo Yiannopoulos Critics 'Spineless C**ts' In Blog Post


(image) She also compares the outcry against the bigoted public figure to Jesus's crucifixion. [ more › ]

Chicago Rated Among Healthiest Cities In America. For Real.


(image) Chicago was one of only five cities in the country to hit the gold standard, according to the ranking. [ more › ]

Cook County Officials Decry Affordable Care Act Repeal


(image) "Do you want a return to the days where insurance companies denied coverage because of preexisting conditions?" Preckwinkle asked. [ more › ]

Cubs-Cardinals Rivalry Explored In Upcoming Exhibit


(image) Pretty good timing for Cubs fans. [ more › ]