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

Last Build Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:11:10 -0600

Copyright: Copyright 2017

Loop's New Food Hall Forum 55 Is Now Open, Slinging Breakfast, Lunch & Buzzed-About Coffee


The food-hall frenzy officially has its latest addition. Intriguing-option vendors include the much-acclaimed Sparrow Coffee and the Butcher & Larder Grill. [ more › ]

A Chicago-Set Drama Produced By Kerry Washington Is Heading To Facebook's TV Platform


(image) Facebook is paying big money to join the scripted-content game. One new series, Five Points, focuses on a group of South Side high-school students. [ more › ]

Pipeworks Is Aiming To Open A Brewpub In Logan Square In 2019


(image) Good news, beer geeks. [ more › ]

Take A Look Inside The Plans To Lure Amazon HQ2 To The Michael Reese Hospital Site


The site has long been a magnet for big-idea projections. These new renderings definitely fit that pattern. [ more › ]

Another Small Cheval Is Coming Downtown


(image) A fancy new Loop office building will also be home to a new Small Cheval. [ more › ]

Smash-And-Grab Burglars Hit 2 Upscale Stores In Wicker Park


(image) Two Wicker Park stores were hit by smash-and-grab style burglars early Tuesday morning. [ more › ]

Watch Trevor Noah Combat Trump's Chicago-Bashing, Live From Chicago


(image) "It honestly sucks that people call Chicago the most dangerous city in America, especially when it's not true." [ more › ]

8 Innovative Headphones—All Over 30% Off


(image) Opinions about headphones are like bellybuttons: everyone has one. It seems like there's a new line of headphones launching every day, but we've taken out some of the busy work for you. We've rounded up some great deals on exciting new headphones for all types of lifestyles. [ more › ]

Chicago Has Officially Submitted Its Bid For Amazon HQ2


(image) Can't win if you don't play. [ more › ]

Man Fell To His Death At LondonHouse Hotel In The Loop Monday Afternoon


(image) A 44-year-old man fell to his death Monday afternoon, from the 23rd floor of Chicago's LondonHouse hotel. [ more › ]

Kuma's, Which Used To Proclaim 'No Vegan Options,' Now Serving Impossible 'Bleeding' Burger


(image) The much-loved, metal-themed burger institution is the latest to offer the vegan patty, which aims to mimic the appearance and flavor of beef. \m/ [ more › ]

Auction Yanks Cubs World Series Ring, Which Was Apparently Legit


(image) A former scout tried to cash in on his hardware, which would have likely cleared $100,000. [ more › ]

Saturday's Rainfall Broke Records, Making It The Wettest Day Since 2011


(image) Saturday's epic deluge flooded the Riverwalk and created a mess of many streets around Chicago. [ more › ]

New Details Punch More Holes In Speculations About Kenneka Jenkins' Death


(image) Speculation ran rampant on social media in the aftermath of the teen's tragic death, which was officially ruled an accident by the medical examiner's office. [ more › ]

13 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Week


(image) The spooky season gets started with a couple different walking tours this week among other fun to-dos in the city. [ more › ]

Chicago Once Again Named Rattiest City In U.S. As Rahm Proposes Extra $1M To Fight Rodents


(image) We (sadly) topped the list for the third consecutive year. [ more › ]

Rogers Park Mourns Popular Teacher Killed By Stray Gunfire


(image) The 64-year-old teacher was with her husband near the Morse CTA stop when drive-by gunmen opened fire. Police said Cynthia Trevillion was not the intended target. [ more › ]

Walk-Off Homer Lifts Dodgers To 2-0 NLCS Lead As Cubs' Offense Croaks


The Cubs officially have their work cut out for them. [ more › ]

Become An Adobe Creative Cloud Expert For Less Than $15 This Week Only


(image) Whether you're laying out a brochure, designing a logo, touching up a video, or editing the next viral meme, few digital design tools compare to the apps in the Adobe Creative Cloud. Give your resume a boost by becoming an expert in three of its tried-and-true programs — Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro — through the Academy of Film, Fashion & Design's Adobe CC Essentials Training Bundle, a triple threat of online courses that's on sale now. [ more › ]

Cubs Fall To Dodgers 5-2 In NLCS Game 1 As Bullpen Buckles Again


Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw got an early hook, but the Cubs' woeful late-game hitting and pitching had no might to take advantage. [ more › ]

The Pillows Of Your Dreams Are $80 Off


(image) Most of us don't put much thought into what kind of pillow we sleep on every night. Considering we sleep away about 25 years over the course of our lives, the right pillow is more important than maybe you ever realized. [ more › ]

7 Ways To Up Your Photography Skills For Under $30


(image) Very broadly speaking, there are three main types of photographers out there: The Snapchat and Insta folk; the people who are dead-set on becoming the next Ansel Adams or Annie Leibovitz; and the people who just want something that at least resembles fine art to put in their frames at home. (All lofty goals, to be sure.) No matter which camp you're in, though, every photographer can benefit from these seven courses and accessories. [ more › ]

Woman Fatally Shot Near Rogers Park CTA Station; Teen Critically Hurt In Separate Shooting


(image) A 64-year-old woman was fatally shot in the head near a Rogers Park CTA station Friday evening, and a 13-year-old boy was also shot about a mile away. [ more › ]

Park At Wrigley NLCS Viewing Parties Canceled This Weekend Due To Rain Forecast


(image) You'll just have to find a bar to watch the game—or fly out to sunny California. [ more › ]

Bill Murray Was Apparently Kind Of A Jerk To Fans At A Meet-And-Greet In Chicago


(image) One woman was escorted out by security, another was yelled at, and Murray left some fans who had been queued up for a photo stranded. [ more › ]

Chicago's Superstar Sommelier Is Heading To New York


(image) Bummer news for local oenophiles. [ more › ]

The State & Lake CTA Station Is Getting A Multimillion-Dollar Overhaul


(image) State and Lake was constructed in 1895, and there have been discussions for over a decade about how to bring it into the 21st century. [ more › ]

Chance The Rapper, The National Will Perform At Obama's Global Summit In Chicago


(image) Good gets, Barack. [ more › ]

Former Busser At Mastro's Sues, Claiming Unpaid Tips


(image) This popular steakhouse might be in for a little bit of legal difficulty. [ more › ]

Millennium Park's Ice Skating Rinks Have Set An Opening Date


(image) In keeping with Chicago's reputation for having a fall season so short, you might blink and miss it, the city has announced this year's opening date for the Millennium Park ice skating rink. [ more › ]

12 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Weekend


(image) Friday the 13th in October? Lucky us! [ more › ]

6 Injured Downtown & Wacker Drive Building Evacuated After Rooftop Chlorine Leak


(image) Upper Wacker Drive was closed between Clark and LaSalle as of about 11:30 a.m. [ more › ]

Chicago Was Just Ranked One Of The Safest Global Cities


(image) Only two other U.S. cities fared better. [ more › ]

Michelin Releases 2018 Bib Gourmands, & Some Restaurants Lost Out On A Star


(image) Longman & Eagle lost its star. [ more › ]

Video: Billy Corgan Performs Song From Brand-New Album On 'Jimmy Fallon'


(image) The Smashing Pumpkins frontman on Friday released a new, Rick Rubin-produced album. It's his first solo LP in 12 years. [ more › ]

Photos: The Awful Tension & Joyful Victory Of NLDS Game 5, Outside Wrigley Field


These fans knew they had just witnessed an instant classic. [ more › ]

Cubs Rally, Survive To Reach NLCS In Bonkers 9-8 Win Over Nats In Game 5


The Cubs are headed to their third consecutive NLCS appearance after one of the nuttiest playoff games in recent memory. We'll take it. [ more › ]

TigerVPN Provides Simple Web Security For Under $50


(image) With the Equifax breach that compromised hundreds of thousands of Social Security numbers, chaotic international ransomware attacks and countless corporate hackings, online protection is a prerogative when browsing the web. But you don't need all sorts of fancy-dancy software. An effective, simple solution like TigerVPN can keep your personal data totally secure. [ more › ]