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

Last Build Date: Tue, 30 May 2017 00:01:44 -0600

Copyright: Copyright 2017

Tribune Publisher Tronc Could Face Competition Buying The Sun-Times


(image) A new hope. [ more › ]

3 Essential Email Apps For Organizing Your Inbox


(image) Email is a primary form of communication, whether we're reconnecting with family or responding to a manager's inquiry. But with spam, newsletters, updates and more hitting our inbox, it's easy for that thing to get out hand. Get back in the driver's seat with these three email apps, all designed to secure and organize your inbox. [ more › ]

Boost Your Resume by Learning 8 Different Programming Languages


(image) You get comprehensive, hands-on examples to help you learn. From reading and understanding Scala programs, digging into object oriented programming, and leveraging popular web dev tools, this bootcamp's got something for the seasoned professional and the newbie alike. [ more › ]

Three Gifts For The Wine Lover In Your Life


(image) To make the act of sipping this delicious beverage even better, we've gathered up a collection of accessories that'll amplify the entire experience. Whether you're ready for a glass — or the entire bottle — check them out below. [ more › ]

Say No To Low Battery


(image) A bit over-reliant on your smartphone to lead the way these days? We can't blame you — from GPS navigation to calendar reminders, our phones are like our own personal assistants. On that note, we've rounded up a few of our favorite handy charging accessories to help you out. [ more › ]

Police Will Have 1,300 Extra Cops Patrolling On Memorial Day Weekend


(image) The Chicago Police Department has announced that they will add 1,300 extra cops to the streets each day of Memorial Day Weekend, [ more › ]

Sink Your Teeth Into Ryan Duggan's Hot-Dog-Stand Poster Art


One of the city's great printmakers has put together perhaps the most Chicago series of all time. [ more › ]

Bronzeville Teacher Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 16-Year-Old Student


(image) A teacher at Bronzeville's Chicago Military Academy has been charged with criminal sexual assault after he allegedly conducted a six-month-long sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl at the school, according to police. [ more › ]

A Retro Cocktail Bar Is Opening Next To Another Cocktail Bar In Logan Square


(image) Expect old-school cocktails and a Wisconsin supper club feel at Pink Squirrel. [ more › ]

Gov. Candidate JB Pritzker Trolls Rauner With Giant Clock Mascot


(image) "Bruce Rauner won't be able to hide from Tick Tock the Budget Clock." [ more › ]

CeaseFire Violence Interrupter Among Nearly 50 Arrested In Major Gang Probe


(image) Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson on Friday framed the arrests as a warning ahead of the long holiday weekend. "As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, we are sending a clear message to those driving violence. We will come at you with everything that we have to make our communities safe." [ more › ]

Chicago Is About To Conjure Up A Lounge Dedicated To Magic


(image) No illusion. The city, which once helped pioneer close magic and sleight of hand, is getting back to its tricky roots. [ more › ]

Police Warn Of Armed Robberies Near University Village


(image) Police are warning about a series of robberies in the 12th District, near University Village. [ more › ]

Amid Seismic Tronc Merger, The Reader Is At Risk. Here's How To Help


(image) A huge consolidation could soon put the Tribune and Sun-Times under the same ownership, and it makes the Chicago Reader's future murky. [ more › ]

Opart Thai Closed By Health Department After 2 Failed Inspections


(image) If you're planning a visit, call first to confirm whether they are open. [ more › ]

16 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Memorial Day Weekend


(image) SUMMER IS HERRREEEE! Enjoy the extended holiday weekend with some of our favorite events. [ more › ]

Elderly Couple Beaten, Robbed In Home Invasion On Northwest Side


(image) An 81-year-old man and 77-year-old woman were attacked in the break-in on Thursday night. [ more › ]

Logan Square Cocktail Face Off Will Bring Together Chicago's Best Bars


(image) If you're a cocktail nerd, this is definitely the event for you. [ more › ]

This Smartwatch Redefines Wearables With Intuitive Design


(image) The Ticwatch 2 Active Smartwatch uses its own proprietary Ticwatch OS to produce an easy-to-use interface and sleek design that transitions from the gym to the office seamlessly. This is a watch that's made to be used every day. Set reminders, make calls, get text notifications, and much more. [ more › ]

Lyft Now Has Its Own Luxury-Car Service & It Just Launched In Chicago


(image) Lyft is getting into the luxury black-car-service game with Lyft Lux. Stop is if you think you've heard this one before. [ more › ]

Wisconsin Wants To Make Medicaid Applicants Take Drug Tests


(image) Several states have been tinkering with Medicaid at Trump's behest, and that's usually meant a hard push to the right. [ more › ]

Illustrator Maps Gorgeous Bird's-Eye View Of Ravenswood Streets


The illustrator behind Cape Horn Illustrations' beloved house portraits and Chicago landmark art has created a gorgeous, birds-eye view map of Ravenswood. [ more › ]

2 Chicago Cocktail Spots Among Best Bars In The U.S., Esquire Says


(image) We can't really argue with either pick. [ more › ]

Judge Won't Toss Murder Charges Against Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald


(image) Van Dyke's lawyer reportedly argued that his client's actions were "business as usual" in terms of use of force since Laquan McDonald was allegedly carrying a knife. [ more › ]

Chicago's Best Celebrity Chefs Are Bringing Their Dishes To Wrigley Field


(image) Stephanie Izard, Graham Elliot, Rick Bayless, Matthias Merges. Talk about your five-tool players. [ more › ]

Police Warn Of Armed Robberies Around Lincoln Park


(image) The robbers threatened to shoot their victims if they didn't give up their property, according to police. [ more › ]

Wicker Park Fest's First Wave Of Musical Acts Is Out; Guided By Voices & Doomtree Headline


(image) If you're going to brave the crowds, you may as well have a decent soundtrack, right? [ more › ]

Huge, $1 Billion Union Station Revamp Calls For New Hotel, Residential Towers


If approved, the massive project would add 3.1 million square feet of office, residential and retail space. [ more › ]

Chicago Has Lost Population For 3 Straight Years, & It's The Only Major U.S. City With Losing Streak


(image) Our lead over Houston is narrowing. But there's a much bigger concern. [ more › ]

Chicago's To Pull Advertising From Fox News' 'Hannity' Show


(image) The Chicago-based site has decided to pull advertising from Sean Hannity's Fox News show, shortly after a media watchdog group published a list of the show's advertisers. [ more › ]

Stop Hackers And Block Malware With This Tracker Blocker And VPN


(image) Disconnect declutters your browsing experience and blocks malware across your devices. It also works just like a VPN to encrypt your location and mask your IP address, so you can access geo-restricted sites with ease. [ more › ]

Americans' Responses To Jewish Refugees: Wrestling With Fear And Moral Responsibility


(image) Xenophobia, antisemitism, economic insecurity, and restrictive immigration laws. These were the barriers Jewish refugees faced in the 1930s and 1940s when seeking safe haven in the United States. More than 70 years later, how can this history help us think about the world we live in today? [ more › ]

Think Small: Alderman Wants Chicago To Consider 'Tiny Houses' For City's Homeless


(image) Similar programs have already started in Portland and Berkley. [ more › ]

Expect A Warm But Rainy Memorial Day Weekend


(image) Note to grillers: Saturday looks good. [ more › ]

Police Officer Shoots Suspect Who Pinned Him Between Cars On West Side


(image) Police did not say how many shots the officer fired or if the suspect was armed. The officer suffered a possible broken leg; and the suspect is expected to survive. [ more › ]

Body Pulled From Columbus Park Lagoon Wednesday


(image) The body of a man was pulled from the Columbus Park Lagoon on the city's West Side Wednesday morning, according to police. [ more › ]

A Few Handy Tips To Help Prevent Your Bike From Getting Stolen


(image) Warmer weather means more bikes on the road, which means theft will likely spike. Here's what you can do to mitigate the odds of losing your ride in Chicago. [ more › ]

Thousands March In Chicago, Oak Brook For $15 Minimum Wage & Union Rights


Thousands of low wage workers marched in the Loop Tuesday afternoon to demand a $15 an hour wage and union rights. Despite the rain, the workers and their supporters made a soggy trek from Daley Plaza to Trump Tower, then over the river to the Rock and Roll McDonald’s for a short rally. [ more › ]

Photos: This Rare Mansion That Survived The Chicago Fire Can Be Yours, For $2.85M


The historic, vintage property was one of the few spared in the 1871 blaze. [ more › ]