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

Last Build Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:00:00 -0600

Copyright: Copyright 2017

Crying CPS Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett Sentenced To 4.5 Years For Bribery


(image) "I pray to God to help me find a way to redeem myself," she said through tears. [ more › ]

Armed Robbers Strike 1 Minute Apart In Albany Park, Police Warn


(image) Both robberies targeted victims who were in parked cars on the same block, according to police. [ more › ]

Your Guide To May Day Rallies And Actions Citywide


(image) Thousands are expected to protest against Trump's immigration and labor policies on Monday. It could be the largest May Day demonstration in Chicago in over a decade. [ more › ]

Boeing Pays Just 0.1% Of Its Profits To Illinois In Taxes


(image) In Illinois, a state that has been suffering from a budget impasse for nearly two years, some companies pay next to nothing for the privilege of doing business here. [ more › ]

Leave It To The Chicago Bears To Kick Their Fans While We're Down


(image) Given recent history, maybe we shouldn't be surprised by a personnel face plant. But this could be a swindle for the ages. [ more › ]

Chicago Indie Bookstores Have A Challenge For You This Saturday


(image) If you manage to complete the challenge on Saturday, you'll get a discount on books in Chicago all year long. [ more › ]

14 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Weekend


(image) Weekends are for fun. We've got it right here. [ more › ]

Happy Hour, Every Hour: Check Out These Wine And Spirit Subscriptions


(image) These wine and spirit subscriptions plus accessories will have you ditching happy hour and hosting it at your place instead: from artisanal cocktails to wines from around the world (and all the stuff you need to serve it), we've got everything you need to say cheers to the weekend (finally) being here. [ more › ]

Harry Styles Will Make His Chicago Solo Debut At Chicago Theatre


(image) The former One Direction dreamboat is arriving this fall. We can't wait. Seriously. [ more › ]

Ronero Brings Excellent Latin Flavors, Sexy Vibe to West Loop


(image) Wonderful pan-Latin dishes and at least one outstanding cocktail prove this rum-splashed Randolph St. spot is well beyond its awkward stage. [ more › ]

Gorillaz Throw A Dark Party For Dark Times On Much-Anticipated 'Humanz'


(image) With help from Vince Staples, Grace Jones, Pusha T and more, Damon Albarn resurrects his 'cartoon' band to try to make sense of it all. [ more › ]

Foxx Announces Legislation To Add Second Review To Police Shootings


(image) "Historically, there has been a lack of trust in how these cases are handled," said the Cook County State's Attorney. [ more › ]

Chicago's Second Boozy Taco Bell Will Hit The Loop


(image) We always thought Taco Bell was for *after* booze, not during. But the market has spoken. [ more › ]

United Airlines Settles With Doctor Who Was Bloodied & Dragged Off Flight


(image) The airline's CEO "said he was going to do the right thing, and he has," said Dr. David Dao's attorney. [ more › ]

Second Man Charged In The Killing Of Judge Myles [Updated]


(image) The alleged getaway driver was previously charged with murder in the brazen, early-morning attack. [ more › ]

Cyclist 'Doorings' Increased Nearly 50 Percent In 2015, According To New Stats


(image) As alarming as the numbers are, it's tough to tell what the increase means. [ more › ]

Chef Jason Vincent (Of Acclaimed Giant) Opening New Spot In Ace Hotel


(image) The man who spearheaded one of 2016's best new restaurants is teaming up with the uber-anticipated hotel. [ more › ]

Nursing-Home Workers Announce Massive Strike Plan For Fair Contract, Better Staffing


(image) More than 5,000 workers will strike next week if an agreement can't be reached for fair wages and better staffing to support patient care, representatives said. [ more › ]

14-Year-Old Sexually Abused On CTA Bus In Logan Square: Police [Updated]


(image) A 14-year-old girl was sexually abused on a CTA bus in Logan Square Wednesday morning, and police are looking for the suspect who fled after the attack. [ more › ]

United Will Pay Up To $10K To Bump Passengers Instead Of Letting Them Get Dragged


(image) United released a full reckoning of the incident, along with some changes to the way it deals with bumping passengers from flights. [ more › ]

Missing 1-Year-Old Girl Found Dead In Joliet Township Home


(image) The 16-month-old was found in a residence near where she was last seen. [ more › ]

They Met Through Networking App Shapr


(image) Dating apps always have beautiful stories that lead to pretty engagement photos and cheaper rent. This time with Shapr, there’s no “they got married and moved in” but rather their careers took off using this app. Shapr is a networking app that helps you connect with nearby professionals who share your interests. We spoke with Michelle Estevez, a Chicago-based content creator, and Shapr user Akash Ghai who shared how the app has made an impact in their professional lives. [ more › ]

You Can Give To This Artist's Campaign To Poster D.C. With Trump/'They Live' Billboards


(image) The comedy-horror cult classic about authoritarian control took on a second life during the election. Now, a Chicago artist wants to take his Trump mash-up to the president's backyard. [ more › ]

Intro Chef Opening New Pilsen Restaurant This Summer


(image) S.K.Y. (ugh, please change the name) will start with dinner and brunch, and eventually launch lunch service. [ more › ]

'Logan Square' Pizzas May Be The Best We've Ever Had, & They're Now Available Every Day


We know, there's Dante's and Boiler Room, Reno and Father & Son, but bear with us—Paulie Gee's is serving up Detroit-style pizza squares that are simultaneously the fluffiest and crispiest we've ever had. [ more › ]

Turns Out A Lot Of People Don't Love That Plan To Put A Bar In A Gun Range


(image) But that's exactly what some in the southwest 'burbs are aiming for. [ more › ]

This New Chicago Exhibit Is Helping Dismantle Gender Stereotypes For Kids


A new castle-themed interactive exhibit at the Chicago Children's Museum is pushing past the knights in shining armor trope. [ more › ]

A Giant Rabbit Died On A United Flight To O'Hare. Here's What The Airline Says.


(image) Of course it was United. Of course it was O'Hare. [ more › ]

These Portable Speakers Will Help Fight Festival FOMO All Season


(image) It's all the convenience of booming beats delivered by your favorite artists - without all that other stuff. Whether you're looking for a mobile powerhouse or feel like getting a little bit spacey with a floating speaker orb, we've rounded up some top picks below. [ more › ]

The Best Outdoor Runs In Chicago


(image) Once the weather isn't so ungodly, Chicago is a great place to train for your next 5K or marathon or anything in between. [ more › ]

Acclaimed Baker Miller Is Opening A 3rd Location In Uptown


(image) Coming soon. [ more › ]

Riot Fest Wants Your Help Paying Loving Tribute John Stamos


(image) The 'HAVE MERCY! The John Stamos Art Show' is devoted to one of Riot Fest's largest objects of affection. [ more › ]

After 27 Years On Mag Mile, Crate & Barrel To Be Replaced By Huge Starbucks Roastery


(image) It's a seismic shift both for the Mile and the Chicagoland-based home-retail icon. [ more › ]

Illinois House Advances Abortion Bill HB40


(image) Republicans were not pleased with the bill moving forward. [ more › ]

More Than 1000 People Have Been Shot In Chicago In 2017. Can The Violence Be Curbed?


(image) Chicago passed the dark benchmark even quicker than it did last year. What needs to change? [ more › ]

Another Mixed-Use Development Is Likely To Rise Near The Western Blue Line


(image) As development plans keep popping up along Hipster Highway, so too has the rent. [ more › ]

Woodlawn, Considered A Food Desert By Many, Is Getting A Jewel-Osco


(image) Rahm called it a "major step in the renaissance" of Woodlawn. [ more › ]

Adopt A Dog For Free This Sunday At Two Local Shelters


(image) Sunday is "Adopt a Shelter Pet Day" (aka the greatest day of the year). [ more › ]

New Plans Emerge For Controversial Development Of Massive Pilsen Lot


(image) The developer bumped heads hard with the alderman and community in 2015. Is the new plan enough to make things right? [ more › ]

North Coast Music Festival Lineup Includes Deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Big Boi, Gucci Mane & More


(image) This year includes an interesting mix of EDM, hip-hop, jam bands and, um, WEEN. [ more › ]