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

Last Build Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:11:56 -0600

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Families Fight Back Against Imminent Eviction In Logan Square As Displacement Fears Ratchet


Dozens of longtime residents were told they'd have to vacate within weeks. They pushed back, and now it appears their resolve has paid off. [ more › ]

Ever-Transforming Fulton Market Could Soon See Its Most Massive Development Yet


(image) The proposed mixed-user would span an entire block, rise 24 stories and include (you guessed it) a boutique hotel. [ more › ]

Illinois Ranks Best In U.S. For Cycling Laws, But Among Worst For Bike Infrastructure Funding: Report


(image) The state fares decently overall in terms of bike-friendliness, but it tanks in one key category, according to the report. [ more › ]

Au Cheval's Brendan Sodikoff Is Heading Up A New Food Hall, On The Mag Mile


(image) Buzzy restaurateur, meet buzzy concept. This one sounds intriguing. [ more › ]

Weezer & Pixies Are Bringing Alterna-Rock Massiveness To Arenas Next Summer


(image) Is this the Monsters Of Rock tour for the new millennium? [ more › ]

Watch Chance The Rapper Perform 'Hamilton' Cut With Lin-Manuel Miranda At Obama Global Summit


(image) The National, Nas, Aziz Ansari, Lena Waithe and a certain political power couple with Chicago roots also appeared at the blowout finale. [ more › ]

This Simple App Keeps Prying Eyes Out Of Your Webcam


(image) With how sophisticated hacking attacks and malware are these days, you can't do enough to secure your devices — that includes your webcam camera. Camera Guard 2 Pro is a comprehensive solution that helps block any invasive attempts to access your webcam camera or microphone. [ more › ]

These Wild Ski Resorts Offer The Most Stunning Mountain Views (In Maybe All Of Canada)


(image) Picture a snow-dusted mountain wrapped in wispy, white clouds. At its peak, the only sound is the occasional thump of snow falling from a branch, and at its base sits a castle with towers that rise high into the sky. [ more › ]

Joe Biden Blasts Trump As An Appeasing 'Charlatan' During Chicago Visit


(image) From Charlottesville to collusion to an encroaching "illiberal world order," the former Vice President had a lot on his mind at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. [ more › ]

Watch: Michelle Obama's Advice? Don't 'Tweet Every Thought'


(image) "This whole 'tell it like it is' business, that's nonsense" said the former First Lady, who then diplomatically assured us she had no one in particular in mind. [ more › ]

Female Cyclist Struck & Killed By Driver In Garfield Ridge


(image) At least four cyclists have now been fatally struck in Chicago in 2017. [ more › ]

Union Calls For Child-Care Dollars, Not Amazon Tax Breaks: 'Fund Our Kiddos Not Jeff Bezos'


While Illinois dangles at least $2 billion in incentives at Amazon, the state is letting its child-care support system falter, workers charged on Wednesday. [ more › ]

Check Out 40+ Amazing Costumes From The Northalsted Halloween Parade


The 21st annual Northalsted Halloween Parade drew scores of costumed revelers to Lakeview again this year. [ more › ]

Michelle Obama & Prince Harry Surprise-Visited South Side High Schoolers Ahead Of Global Summit


(image) Better than any guest speakers we had growing up. [ more › ]

It's Officially Cold Again In Chicago: The CTA Heat Lamps Are Now On


(image) Huddle up, Chicago. Huddle up. [ more › ]

Here Are The Standout Restaurants Nominated For The 2018 Jean Banchet Awards


(image) Chicago's "food Oscars" are right around the corner. And the nominees are... [ more › ]

IL State Rep: I Won't 'Subject Myself' To Sexual Harassment Training


(image) "Nothing will be enough until human nature bends toward androgyny," said Rep. Steve Reick, who also chastised lawmakers for not naming names. Oof. [ more › ]

Chicagoist's Guide To November: 20 Fun Things To Do This Month


(image) The holiday season is just around the corner with ZooLights, Christkindlmarket and The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival all beginning this month. Here are 20 of our favorite events--festive and beyond-- to make the most of November in Chicago. [ more › ]

The Struts' Chicago Halloween Show Thrilled & Brought Oasis Back From The Dead


Literally every single person at the sold out show at Bottom Lounge was 100 percent into every second of it. No exaggeration. [ more › ]

Chicago's Top Independent Restaurant Made More Than $24 Million Last Year


(image) Here's the list of the top grossing Chicago restaurants, bringing in tens of millions of dollars a year. [ more › ]

Student In Custody After False Report Of A Gun Prompts Lockdown At Joliet High School


(image) The lockdown was lifted shortly after 10 a.m. "The school day will resume as normal," the district said in a statement," the district said in a statement. [ more › ]

2 Killed In Near North Side Crash After Driver Runs Red Light, Speeds Into Taxi


(image) The drivers of both cars were killed, police said. [ more › ]

These Phone Accessories Are Like An Extra Set Of Hands


(image) How often do you find yourself scrambling to juggle your phone, keys, wallet, and the million other things you carry every day while you're focused on something important like driving? Give yourself a break with one of these incredible phone accessories which allow you to hold your phone when you need to go hands-free, whether it's in the car or at the office. [ more › ]

'I Was Born In Kenya' Obama Jokes In South Side Summit Address


(image) If you need a laugh today, President Obama has one for you. [ more › ]

Man Charged With Killing Mom, Dumping Her Dismembered Body In Lincoln Park Lagoon


(image) Brian Peck told investigators he killed his mother after a confrontation boiled over when she said he was playing Jimi Hendrix too loud, prosecutors reportedly said. [ more › ]

Teen Shoots Himself In Penis After Committing Armed Robbery On Far South Side: Police


(image) The suspect was taken to a local hospital, where he was listed in serious condition and placed under police custody. [ more › ]

Impeachment Imminent? Rep. Gutierrez Says Articles Will Be Filed Before Thanksgiving


(image) The Congressman and staunch anti-Trumpist said he and other members of the House Judiciary Committee plan to file before the holiday. [ more › ]

The Fights Over The New S.K.Y. Restaurant In Pilsen Are Getting Intense


(image) The restaurant has become the subject of a ton of protest activity, and it's not quite clear how this mess will end. [ more › ]

Is Another Transit-Oriented Development About To Tower In Logan Square?


(image) The CTA happens to own the Logan Square parcel that houses City Lit Books, and it's touting the space's TOD potential in a new request for proposals. [ more › ]

Lin-Manuel Miranda & Common To Appear At Obama Summit, Which Kicks Off Today


(image) The 'Hamilton' creator said he's "gonna get my Chi-Town civic engagement on." [ more › ]

The College Of Surgeons Is Selling 2 Gold Coast Mansions By Lakefront For $22M


The International Museum Of Surgical Science and its neighboring Gold Coast mansion are up for sale. [ more › ]

A Major, Chicago-Tied Booze Company Is Priming Up For Weed-Infused Drinks


(image) The future is green. [ more › ]

Hillary Clinton: Maybe I'll Go As President For Halloween


(image) Too soon? [ more › ]

This Special Mug Makes Coffee On-the-Go — And It's 30% Off


(image) The ultimate dilemma: you're always in a rush and don't have time to make coffee before leaving home. Rather than spending all your money at the Starbucks drive-thru, why not invest in a portable coffee brewer so you can have the coffee you love whenever you want it? [ more › ]

Rahm Pushes Protections For City Employees Victimized By Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault


(image) A new ordinance would provide city employees who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault with up to one month of paid leave. [ more › ]

Police Warn Of Home Invasions & Burglaries In Lincoln Park This Month


(image) Police are warning about a series of home invasions or residential burglaries that have taken place this month. [ more › ]

Human Remains Found In Lincoln Park Lagoon, May Be Those Of Missing Elgin Woman


(image) Crews found two bags filled with human remains in the lagoon over the weekend. Elgin detectives are working with CPD on the possibility that they are those of a missing 76-year-old woman from the suburb. [ more › ]

Naked Man Accused Of Breaking Into South Loop Apartments & Sexually Assaulting Woman


(image) A 27-year-old man has been accused of breaking into a South Loop condo building and sexually assaulting a woman there early Sunday morning. [ more › ]

Developer Wants To Lure Amazon HQ2 To North Side With A Flashy Sports Stadium


Haven't heard this one yet. [ more › ]