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



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6 Incredible Fitness Bands & Smartwatches For Every Budget

2017-09-26T00:00:00-06:00

(image) These days, the wearables game is a competitive one — whether you're looking for a lifestyle smartwatch that discreetly keeps on on top of your daily agenda, or a minimalistic fitness tracker that maintains your health, we're positive we've rounded up the best in the business. Best of all, they're all (well) under $200, meaning you don't need to break the bank to stay in the loop. [ more › ]



CPD Reprimands 2 Cops Who Took A Knee, Raised A Fist While In Uniform

2017-09-25T17:57:47-06:00

(image) Police are prohibited from "participating in any partisan political campaign or activity" while on duty. [ more › ]



The Best Restaurants For Vegetarians In Chicago

2017-09-25T15:34:31-06:00

Our favorite vegetarian-friendly spots that make it easy to hold the beef. [ more › ]



Mother Of Kenneka Jenkins, Teen Found Dead At Crowne Plaza Hotel: 'The Protest Is Over'

2017-09-25T15:20:26-06:00

(image) "So I'm ending y'all's agendas that's not righteous toward my child," Teresa Martin said in a video post. [ more › ]



Ugh, Chicago Has Now Hit Record-Breaking Heat 6 Days In A Row

2017-09-25T14:58:40-06:00

(image) Never before on record has Chicago seen six consecutive days of 90-degree weather so late in the year. This is truly FINO (fall in name only). [ more › ]



Michael Jordan: Peaceful Self-Expression 'Should Not Be Demonized Or Ostracized'

2017-09-25T14:22:02-06:00

(image) The Bulls legend, once preceded by his apolitical image, added, "At a time of increasing divisiveness and hate in this country, we should be looking for ways to work together and support each other and not create more division." [ more › ]



The Majestic 'Chicagohenge' Phenomenon Is Back, & You Can See It Tonight

2017-09-25T13:33:40-06:00

The setting sun will align near-perfectly with Chicago's grid-street layout. And the city's skyscrapers transform into towering vertical frames for the stunning light display. [ more › ]



Some Conservatives Are Invoking Chicago Violence To Discredit NFL Players' Take-A-Knee Protests

2017-09-25T12:55:01-06:00

(image) Such critics "only use [Chicago as] a racially-charged dog whistle," fired back ESPN's Jemele Hill. [ more › ]



12 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Week

2017-09-25T12:10:00-06:00

(image) Food, food and more food (and a little cocktail action) tops our favorite events in Chicago this week. [ more › ]



Gov. Rauner Sides With Trump on NFL Protests, Calling Them 'Disrespectful'

2017-09-25T11:10:53-06:00

(image) "I strongly disagree with those who disrespect our flag and our anthem" Rauner said. [ more › ]



Police Investigate After More Hateful Graffiti Found In Lincoln Square

2017-09-25T10:22:49-06:00

"Anti-White" and "Cuck" were spray-painted on the pathway outside a gay couple's door. And a "Black Lives Matter" sign had been painted over. [ more › ]



Fall In Love With This Healthy Snack Subscription

2017-09-25T00:00:00-06:00

(image) Imagine there's a way to enjoy all-natural, delicious and gluten-free snacks with your little one — all while supporting a charity that works to end childhood hunger. Check out this Love With Food Subscription, which does pretty much exactly that! [ more › ]



Bears Players Lock Arms During National Anthem; Steelers Stay In Locker Room

2017-09-24T12:00:22-06:00

(image) "What makes this the greatest country in the world are the liberties it was founded upon and the freedom to express oneself in a respectful and peaceful manner," said the Bears chairman in a statement ahead of the game. [ more › ]



10 Awesome Kitchen Tools For Under $25

2017-09-24T00:00:00-06:00

(image) If you're one of the three people on this planet who still uses speed dial, it's time to take your local pizza place off it. From a wine decanter to a corn stripper — it's not what it sounds like, we promise! — these 10 gadgets will make you actually want to get into your kitchen at home and whip up your own meals. [ more › ]



Learn A New Language Before Your Next Trip Abroad for Just $19.99

2017-09-23T00:00:00-06:00

(image) If that travel bug is starting to nibble yet again, it's probably time to start booking your next trip abroad. But how can you expect to get around in a foreign country — France, let's say — when the most advanced word you know in its native tongue is "croissant"? [ more › ]



Zip-Line Across The Chicago River? New Exhibit Explores Radical Ideas To Activate The Waterway

2017-09-22T17:28:09-06:00

Or maybe a riverfront stage to complement the opera house? Some of the city's leading architectural firms have dreamt up some bold possibilities. [ more › ]



Make That 3 Days In A Row Of Record-Breaking Heat In Chicago

2017-09-22T15:55:42-06:00

(image) You've made your point, weather. [ more › ]



Take A Look Inside Ex-Bear Brandon Marshall's Stunning Loop Condo, On Sale For $5M

2017-09-22T15:20:08-06:00

And the view. Good lord, that view. [ more › ]



One Of Our Absolute Favorite Korean Restaurants Is Opening A New Spot Downtown

2017-09-22T13:59:14-06:00

(image) The mighty San Soo Gab San is expanding. Get excited. [ more › ]



Yep, This Extended Heat Is Wreaking Havoc On Our Allergies, Too

2017-09-22T12:55:51-06:00

(image) Another reason to curse this fake fall. [ more › ]



The Police Union Has Petitioned To Block Updates To CPD's Use-Of-Force Policy

2017-09-22T12:25:13-06:00

(image) The top cop said in May that the new policies "are centered around the sanctity of life, with the use of deadly force as a last resort." [ more › ]



16 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Weekend

2017-09-22T12:22:23-06:00

(image) Interactive dance, unusual shopping options, and food and music options galore are just a few of the things you can do in Chicago this weekend. [ more › ]



There's An Epic Super Mario Bros. Corn Maze Northwest Of Chicago

2017-09-22T11:11:43-06:00

(image) This is why we love the fall. [ more › ]



Hubbard Street Dance Shatters The 4th Wall In 'Space, In Perspective'

2017-09-22T10:34:34-06:00

(image) Hubbard Street Dance begins its 40th anniversary season by not only breaking the fourth wall but shattering it, leaving the audience on the stage looking out at the theater's empty chairs. [ more › ]



Burglars Hit Ukrainian Village Block Twice In One Day, Police Warn

2017-09-22T10:03:02-06:00

(image) In each incident, burglars "damaged door locks and door frames" in order to get inside then stole victims' property, police said. [ more › ]



5 Incredible Workouts For Getting In Shape Without The Expensive Classes

2017-09-22T00:00:00-06:00

(image) Well, winter is coming — and unless you're really, really into Game of Thrones, for most of us that means we tend to fall a little behind on our fitness regiment. As work gets busier, kids go back to school, travel increases and holidays hit (the unfortunate trifecta of Halloween candy, Thanksgiving meals and Christmas dinners), it can be hard (if not impossible) to squeeze in a trip to the gym. [ more › ]



Cubs Catcher Is Matching Donations For Hurricane Relief In Puerto Rico

2017-09-21T17:40:42-06:00

(image) The campaign was launched by Mariel Perez, wife of catcher Rene Rivera. Both are natives of the island. [ more › ]



Protesters Erect Tent In Uptown Alderman's Yard To Blast Displacement Of The Homeless

2017-09-21T15:55:03-06:00

"Homeless people are never going to be invisible." [ more › ]






The 'Family Matters' House Is Going To Be Demolished

2017-09-21T13:20:32-06:00

(image) And a little bit of our childhood with it. [ more › ]



Kerry James Marshall Will Paint A Sweeping Mural Of 20 Iconic Chicago Women At The Cultural Center

2017-09-21T12:41:00-06:00

(image) The sweeping public artwork will feature icons such as Oprah, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sandra Cisneros, Lois Weisberg, Ruth Page and more. [ more › ]



The Best 'Anti-Brunch' Breakfast Spots In Chicago, Where You Can Eat All Week

2017-09-21T12:01:30-06:00

"I have philosophical problems with brunch—the continuation of last night’s drinking with fatty, decadent food, served at high prices by the B team at a restaurant that’s noticeably better on Saturday night than it is on Sunday morning." [ more › ]



Citing 'Racism,' Petition Says City Shouldn't Use Police To Enforce New Traffic Safety Plan

2017-09-21T11:30:39-06:00

(image) "The plan is ugly because it does not explicitly acknowledge the role of racism in our city toward causing traffic violence." [ more › ]



Son Of Chicago House Authority Chief Charged With Murder In Indianapolis

2017-09-21T09:43:00-06:00

(image) This is a situation that no parent expects to find themselves in..." [ more › ]



7 Portable Gadgets Under $30 That'll Make Your Life Easier Every Day

2017-09-21T00:00:00-06:00

(image) Ready to be a modern-day Inspector Gadget — uh, minus the near-fatal explosion and subsequent surgery? These seven ultra-convenient tools will keep you organized and safe on the go. (Though you're probably on your own if a claw-handed super villain decides to pay a visit.) [ more › ]



Eat Your Way Through An Immersive Festival Dedicated To The Future Of Taste

2017-09-21T00:00:00-06:00

(image) Grab your friends and dip into Chicago’s new favorite food festival! You’re invited to Taste Talks’ fourth year in the Windy City for a weekend curated by Andrew Zimmern of Nat Geo’s ‘Bizarre Foods’. [ more › ]



Photos: Shedd Exhibit Turns Plastic Marine Trash Into Stunning Sea-Animal Sculptures To Make A Troubling Point

2017-09-20T18:00:12-06:00

You'll be happy to use a tote bag instead of plastic after this. [ more › ]



Bulls Will Be The Worst Team In The NBA This Season, Says ESPN Forecast

2017-09-20T17:44:57-06:00

(image) An investigative report also revealed water to be wet. [ more › ]



Coalition Wants Funds For New Police & Fire Academy To Go To Struggling Communities

2017-09-20T16:10:54-06:00

(image) A coalition of more than 20 community groups is calling for Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city to put the brakes on a new, $95 million police and fire training academy slated to be built in Garfield Park. [ more › ]



Billy Corgan Made A Silent Film, & He's Taking It On The Road

2017-09-20T15:28:22-06:00

(image) And we've got the trippy trailer. [ more › ]