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Chicago’s Best Dive Bars

Chicago Dive Bars

Fancy cocktails and conceptual decor are great and all, but sometimes you just need a bar with dim lighting and a cheap beer-and-a-shot special. We spend a good amount of our time in these dive bars around town—”diamonds in the rough” if you will—and we can assure you they’ll get the job done. From pleasant, neighborhood […]

Chance The Snapper Is Heading For ‘A Life of Luxury’ In Florida

chance the snapper

The wily reptile who captivated Chicago is headed to a Florida gator farm, but expert trapper Frank Robb says he’ll visit. “We will be buddies.”   DOWNTOWN — We’ll start with the bad news: Chance the Snapper, Humboldt Park’s beloved alligator, is leaving Chicago permanently. The gator, who was captured at the lagoon early Tuesday, […]

There Appears To Be An Alligator Or Crocodile In The Humboldt Park Lagoon

Alligator in Humbolt Park pond

MinaBloom@mina_bloom_ Logan Square, Humboldt Park & Avondale   “I’m worried about the kids,” said a witness who saw a four- to five-foot-long reptile in the lagoon, which connects to the city’s only inland swimming beach.                       HUMBOLDT PARK — Witnesses on Tuesday spotted an […]

Simon Cowell says Chicago comedian’s act on ‘America’s Got Talent’ was ‘so stupid I loved it’ – Chicago Tribune

A Chicago comedian somehow impressed the “America’s Got Talent” judges by performing karaoke to “Tequila.”   Andy Rowell, who works at the Annoyance Theatre as a box office associate, kept his composure as he read the word “tequila” off the karaoke machine on Tuesday’s episode of the NBC competition. The audience clapped and danced along […]

Naked Raygun at “Strange 90’s” – A Benefit for Jerry Bryant

Naked Raygun - Strange 90's - a benefit for Jerry Bryant

Definitely some strange moments, but definitely worth the wait to see Naked Raygun perform some 90’s classics, opening with The Smoking Popes “I need you around” and Raygunning other songs including Morrissey’s “Girlfriend in a Coma”, David Bowie’s “All the Young Dudes”, and more.   “Stange 90’s” Mug   Were you there? Tell us about […]

A message from Tom Ricketts, Oct 27th, 2017

Cubs logo Wrigley Field

The following is a letter sent to those that live in the “Wrigleyville” neighborhood. Dear Cubs Fans, “We never quit!” Our memorable team chant never rang more true than this season. Powered by the camaraderie in the clubhouse and gutsy performances on the field, our remarkable team transformed a challenging start into another deep postseason […]

Patio Theater – Shows from 10/14/17 – 10/28/17

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The Patio Theater • 6008 W Irving Park Rd • Chicago, Illinois Upcoming Shows THE MASSACRE The 24-hour-horror-movie-marathon – THE MASSACRE! Films Include: THEY LIVE DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (Silent with live organ) GREMLINS 2 Tickets Available … Saturday 10/1412:00 PM Tickets BOTOKS Patryk Vega, tworca kasowych hitow […]

Southshore Line train from downtown Chicago to Michigan City Indiana

South Shore line sign as seen from inside the train

Whenever I find myself on a non-L, non-subway train (Metra, Amtrak, etc), I think “Now why don’t I use this as a mode of transportation more often??”.  At about 10 bucks a pop, we were able to get from Millennium Station in downtown Chicago IL to Michigan City Indiana (Home of the Lighthouse Outlet Mall). […]

Tomorrow’s Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle proceeds will benefit Hurricane Harvey relief

Cubs Charities

Tomorrow’s Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle proceeds will benefit Hurricane Harvey relief Cubs Charities will join the fight to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey Wednesday, August 30, by donating 50/50 Raffle proceeds raised at the game to the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross is working to provide safe shelter and comfort for the […]