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Staff Pick: Best attraction

Staff Pick: Best attraction

The Chicago Cultural Center sits in the middle of downtown—it's just west of Millennium Park, a stone's throw from the Magnificent Mile and the Art... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best attraction...→

Staff Pick: Best attraction

Staff Pick: Best attraction

The Chicago Cultural Center sits in the middle of downtown—it's just west of Millennium Park, a stone's throw from the Magnificent Mile and the Art... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best attraction...→

Chicago Cultural Center kicks off Lunar New Year celebration

Chicago Cultural Center kicks off Lunar New Year celebration

The Chinese Fine Arts Society showed off Chinese culture to start off the Lunar New Year this Friday. Read full article: Chicago Cultural Center kicks off Lunar ...→

Dublin asks for input on police headquarters revamp into cultural arts center

Dublin asks for input on police headquarters revamp into cultural arts center

The city of Dublin will remodel the current police headquarters into a cultural arts center, and is seeking the input of residents on Saturday. Read full article: Dublin asks for input on police headquar...→

Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publishing staff at NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune

Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publishing staff at NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune

Voluntary buyout packages that Tribune Publishing is dangling for employees will be capped at 52 weeks. Tribune Publishing CEO Tim Knight told staffers at the New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, … Read full article: Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publis...→

UIC proposes $191M outpatient care center in Chicago

UIC proposes $191M outpatient care center in Chicago

The University of Illinois' health system has proposed a $191 million outpatient care center next to its hospital on Chicago's West Side Read full article: UIC proposes $191M outpatient care cente...→

Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to rally staff in perilous times

Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to rally staff in perilous times

Despite ominous warnings about what's ahead under new corporate owners Alden Global Capital, the Chicago Tribune is closing out the year on an upbeat note from its top editors, Robert Feder writes. Read full article: Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to ra...→

Staff Pick: Best local label

Staff Pick: Best local label

Punk musician and engineer Blake Karlson launched Chicago Research in late 2018, and since then he's used the label to document every scrap and fleck... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best local label...→

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

When the big theaters have a changing of the guard in artistic directors, it's understandably big news. But in a city as dependent on the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best transitions to new lead...→

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Years ago at the bar, a man named Paulie told me all about the neighborhood that I live in now. It's west of Canaryville, north... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best neighborhood...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Muntu's ambitions are vast, both in terms of space and time. Helmed by executive director Sekou Tepaka Lunda Conde, the 47-year-old South Shore-based company aims... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of...→

Staff pick: Best poetry organization

Staff pick: Best poetry organization

It might seem strange to think of the Poetry Foundation as in need of a booster—after all, it was one of two top finalists for... Read full article: Staff pick: Best poetry organization...→

Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant

Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant

This year marks the 27th in a row I've contributed, in one form or another, to an alternative weekly's Best of issue. Most years, the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant...→

Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Chicago is a lucky spot for people who like emerging and otherwise overlooked visual art. We have a bunch of college programs in the area... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best art gallery...→

Art Pick: Käthe Kollwitz: Prints, Process, Politics at the Getty Center - LA Weekly

Few artists have ever captured the sheer hopelessness of an era quite like German printmaker Käthe Kollwitz. Her illustrations of human cruelty, passion and suffering are almost deific in their depiction of the nuances of the human experience. Read full article: Art Pick: Käthe Kollwitz: Prints, Proces...→

Caribbean Cultural Center Comic Book Exhibit Inspiring Young Artists Of Color

Caribbean Cultural Center Comic Book Exhibit Inspiring Young Artists Of Color

Artists of color exhibited at the cultural center explore identity, social injustice and threats to the environment. Read full article: Caribbean Cultural Center Comic Book Exh...→

The Center for Enriched Living Receives $100,000 from Chicago Bears

The Center for Enriched Living Receives $100,000 from Chicago Bears

At the final home game of their season, the Chicago Bears honored the Center for Enriched Living (CEL) with $100,000 as part of the $1 Million Chicago Bears Community All-Pros Grant celebrating their 100th season. Read full article: The Center for Enriched Living Receives ...→

Norris Cultural Arts Center kicks off 2020 season with Debra Miller's portrayal of Beatrix Potter Jan. 19

Norris Cultural Arts Center kicks off 2020 season with Debra Miller's portrayal of Beatrix Potter Jan. 19

On Sunday, Jan. 19, the Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles launches its 12-event winter/spring season in the Norris Gallery, when Debra Miller presents "A Tale of Beatrix Potter," a family-friendly portrayal of the beloved children's author and illustrator. Read full article: Norris Cultural Arts Center kicks off 20...→

Captured Coyote Taken to Rehab Center as Crews Continue to Patrol Chicago

Captured Coyote Taken to Rehab Center as Crews Continue to Patrol Chicago

An injured coyote captured in a heavily documented pursuit in Chicago will be taken to a local rehabilitation center for evaluation, Chicago Animal Care and Control said Friday. The animal, which was captured in the 1700 block of North Dayton St. Thursday night, was “safely darted” with a tranquilizer before being taken away by authorities. Animal control said the coyote… Read full article: Captured Coyote Taken to Rehab Center as...→

Chicago Architecture Biennial Wraps Up At Cultural Center

Chicago Architecture Biennial Wraps Up At Cultural Center

Sunday was the last day to check out the Chicago Architecture Biennial – a celebration of Chicago’s rich architectural history and how it shapes the city’s development. Read full article: Chicago Architecture Biennial Wraps Up A...→

EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — Chicago or Naperville

EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — Chicago or Naperville

At the very least, the top lawyer for the city improperly claimed he had two primary residences, which allowed him to get a tax break on both. Read full article: EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — C...→

Miramar Cultural Center

Miramar Cultural Center

Colin+Brennan Hip-hop+meets+classical+in+Black+Violin.... These are the five best concerts in Miami May 31 through June 2. Read full article: Miramar Cultural Center...→

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

In 1931, chewing gum entrepreneur William Wrigley Jr. gave an industrial building at 509 N. Union to the Salvation Army, which started collecting donated goods... Read full article: Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, a...→

Hungarian-American Cultural Center

Hungarian-American Cultural Center

The dinning room at the Hungarian- American Cultural Center offers good, solid meals, mostly in the $7 range. Portions are generous. Diners might find such made-from-scratch dishes as stuffed cabbage, chicken or veal paprikash, gulyas palacsinta, pork loin, breaded pork and porkolt. For dessert, you might find dios torta, made with ground walnuts, or dobos torta, a caramel-topped eight-layer cake, on the board. Open only on Friday evenings. Read full article: Hungarian-American Cultural Center...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

On its website, Jefferson Park's tiny the Gift Theatre states as one of its founding beliefs that "a play never closes until everyone who saw... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Unlike musicians, dancers never put their instruments down. That's especially true of Red Clay Dance, where the intersection of art and activism falls under a... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company...→

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

Thursday Doughnuts used to be the butt of cop jokes and sad office kitchens, but no longer. Much like tacos and toast, the humble doughnut has been elevated to an art form. To celebrate this renaissance, the Donuts! Fest is bringing...... The best time of the week is finally here — the weekend. The next three days are filled with music, art, parties, and boozy beverages galore. From Coral Gables to Little Havana to South Beach, these are the best places to be until t... Read full article: Aventura Arts & Cultural Center...→

Staff Pick: Best budtender

Staff Pick: Best budtender

Lorena Cupcake is an arts and culture writer, social media expert, and—­according to the Reader's Best of Chicago poll—one of the city's top budtenders. Originally... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best budtender...→

Chicago Cubs Announce David Ross' 2020 Coaching Staff

Chicago Cubs Announce David Ross' 2020 Coaching Staff

With David Ross taking over as skipper for the Chicago Cubs, the team has finally announced who he will be bringing with him heading into the 2020 season. Read full article: Chicago Cubs Announce David Ross' 2020 C...→

George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center

About Us, Contact Us, Staff, Careers, Privacy, Terms , Help... Or sign in with a social account: Read full article: George Washington Carver Museum & Cultur...→

Where to Find a Warming Center in the Chicago Area

Where to Find a Warming Center in the Chicago Area

With temperatures expected to potentially drop to dangerous levels in the coming days, several warming centers have been set up across the Chicago area. Here is a full list of Cook County warming centers to protect yourself: 2701 S. Harlem Ave. Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday – Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m…. Read full article: Where to Find a Warming Center in the Ch...→

Mayor seeks fast site build-out for Spanish Cultural Center

Angered by what he considers unnecessary delays, Coral Gables Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli said Tuesday that he wants the renovation of the Fink Studio, which has been talked about for years and fast-tracked last July, completed Read full article: Mayor seeks fast site build-out for Span...→

Tiny Wawa opens Friday morning in Center City with pick-up window

Tiny Wawa opens Friday morning in Center City with pick-up window

Wawa's new 3,000-square-foot location at 33 S. 16th Street is its smallest yet. The format is focused on express items and encourages customers to use mobile ordering to pick up their meals at a to-go window. Read full article: Tiny Wawa opens Friday morning in Center...→

Irish Cultural Center

More details for improvements in three sections of Margaret T. Hance Park built over I-10 have evolved.... Don't have a lame week. Read full article: Irish Cultural Center...→

Changes at Open Door Health Center in Elgin alarm some staff members

Changes at Open Door Health Center in Elgin alarm some staff members

A sudden change in leadership with unclear plans for the future has alarmed staff members at Elgin-based Open Door Health Center of Illinois. Read full article: Changes at Open Door Health Center in El...→

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Last month Polo G's major-label debut, Die a Legend, ranked number 46 on the Billboard 200 while Chance the Rapper's The Big Day sat at... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist...→

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Among the contenders for the title "Best pizza" this year, you might have been surprised to see the name of Reader staff writer Leor Galil.... Read full article: Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Under artistic director Charles Newell, Court Theatre is all over the place in the best possible way. Where else can you see both a rapturously... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater...→

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

First off, let me concede that you gotta like Pat Hughes. Hate the Rickettses and what they've done to Rickettsville, hate the Cubs and what... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best sportscaster...→

Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team

Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team

The best professional baseball games I've experienced in recent years have all taken place at an unusually tidy ballpark wedged between I-294 and the Metra... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

It's not uncommon for newbies to leave Trap Door wondering what just hit them. Since founding the 45-seat Bucktown company over 25 years ago, Beata... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater...→

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Great DJs keep their ears open to the world, and Duane Powell knows how to listen. He's been plugged into local music since 1983, when... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best house music DJ...→

Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop

Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop

Why are there four T-shirt shops within a block of each other in Andersonville? Strolling north on Clark from Foster Avenue one soon understands the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop...→

Staff Pick: Best shoe store

Staff Pick: Best shoe store

Before Adidas opened its flagship Wicker Park store in 2017, Saint Alfred was the only shop along Milwaukee Avenue you'd be guaranteed to find sneakerheads... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best shoe store...→

University Of Chicago Medical Center Nurses Cancel Strike With Deal

University Of Chicago Medical Center Nurses Cancel Strike With Deal

A planned one-day strike by nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center has been called off as a tentative agreement has been reached. Read full article: University Of Chicago Medical Center Nur...→

Chicago Cultural Center kicks off Lunar New Year celebration

Chicago Cultural Center kicks off Lunar New Year celebration

The Chinese Fine Arts Society showed off Chinese culture to start off the Lunar New Year this Friday. Read full article: Chicago Cultural Center kicks off Lunar ...→

Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publishing staff at NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune

Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publishing staff at NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune

Voluntary buyout packages that Tribune Publishing is dangling for employees will be capped at 52 weeks. Tribune Publishing CEO Tim Knight told staffers at the New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, … Read full article: Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publis...→

Mayor seeks fast site build-out for Spanish Cultural Center

Angered by what he considers unnecessary delays, Coral Gables Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli said Tuesday that he wants the renovation of the Fink Studio, which has been talked about for years and fast-tracked last July, completed Read full article: Mayor seeks fast site build-out for Span...→

Captured Coyote Taken to Rehab Center as Crews Continue to Patrol Chicago

Captured Coyote Taken to Rehab Center as Crews Continue to Patrol Chicago

An injured coyote captured in a heavily documented pursuit in Chicago will be taken to a local rehabilitation center for evaluation, Chicago Animal Care and Control said Friday. The animal, which was captured in the 1700 block of North Dayton St. Thursday night, was “safely darted” with a tranquilizer before being taken away by authorities. Animal control said the coyote… Read full article: Captured Coyote Taken to Rehab Center as...→

Irish Cultural Center

More details for improvements in three sections of Margaret T. Hance Park built over I-10 have evolved.... Don't have a lame week. Read full article: Irish Cultural Center...→

EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — Chicago or Naperville

EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — Chicago or Naperville

At the very least, the top lawyer for the city improperly claimed he had two primary residences, which allowed him to get a tax break on both. Read full article: EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — C...→

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Last month Polo G's major-label debut, Die a Legend, ranked number 46 on the Billboard 200 while Chance the Rapper's The Big Day sat at... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist...→

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

In 1931, chewing gum entrepreneur William Wrigley Jr. gave an industrial building at 509 N. Union to the Salvation Army, which started collecting donated goods... Read full article: Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, a...→

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

When the big theaters have a changing of the guard in artistic directors, it's understandably big news. But in a city as dependent on the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best transitions to new lead...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Under artistic director Charles Newell, Court Theatre is all over the place in the best possible way. Where else can you see both a rapturously... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

On its website, Jefferson Park's tiny the Gift Theatre states as one of its founding beliefs that "a play never closes until everyone who saw... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Muntu's ambitions are vast, both in terms of space and time. Helmed by executive director Sekou Tepaka Lunda Conde, the 47-year-old South Shore-based company aims... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of...→

Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team

Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team

The best professional baseball games I've experienced in recent years have all taken place at an unusually tidy ballpark wedged between I-294 and the Metra... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team...→

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

Thursday Doughnuts used to be the butt of cop jokes and sad office kitchens, but no longer. Much like tacos and toast, the humble doughnut has been elevated to an art form. To celebrate this renaissance, the Donuts! Fest is bringing...... The best time of the week is finally here — the weekend. The next three days are filled with music, art, parties, and boozy beverages galore. From Coral Gables to Little Havana to South Beach, these are the best places to be until t... Read full article: Aventura Arts & Cultural Center...→

Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant

Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant

This year marks the 27th in a row I've contributed, in one form or another, to an alternative weekly's Best of issue. Most years, the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant...→

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Great DJs keep their ears open to the world, and Duane Powell knows how to listen. He's been plugged into local music since 1983, when... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best house music DJ...→

Chicago Cubs Announce David Ross' 2020 Coaching Staff

Chicago Cubs Announce David Ross' 2020 Coaching Staff

With David Ross taking over as skipper for the Chicago Cubs, the team has finally announced who he will be bringing with him heading into the 2020 season. Read full article: Chicago Cubs Announce David Ross' 2020 C...→

Staff Pick: Best shoe store

Staff Pick: Best shoe store

Before Adidas opened its flagship Wicker Park store in 2017, Saint Alfred was the only shop along Milwaukee Avenue you'd be guaranteed to find sneakerheads... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best shoe store...→

Caribbean Cultural Center Comic Book Exhibit Inspiring Young Artists Of Color

Caribbean Cultural Center Comic Book Exhibit Inspiring Young Artists Of Color

Artists of color exhibited at the cultural center explore identity, social injustice and threats to the environment. Read full article: Caribbean Cultural Center Comic Book Exh...→

The Center for Enriched Living Receives $100,000 from Chicago Bears

The Center for Enriched Living Receives $100,000 from Chicago Bears

At the final home game of their season, the Chicago Bears honored the Center for Enriched Living (CEL) with $100,000 as part of the $1 Million Chicago Bears Community All-Pros Grant celebrating their 100th season. Read full article: The Center for Enriched Living Receives ...→

Dublin asks for input on police headquarters revamp into cultural arts center

Dublin asks for input on police headquarters revamp into cultural arts center

The city of Dublin will remodel the current police headquarters into a cultural arts center, and is seeking the input of residents on Saturday. Read full article: Dublin asks for input on police headquar...→

Where to Find a Warming Center in the Chicago Area

Where to Find a Warming Center in the Chicago Area

With temperatures expected to potentially drop to dangerous levels in the coming days, several warming centers have been set up across the Chicago area. Here is a full list of Cook County warming centers to protect yourself: 2701 S. Harlem Ave. Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday – Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m…. Read full article: Where to Find a Warming Center in the Ch...→

Norris Cultural Arts Center kicks off 2020 season with Debra Miller's portrayal of Beatrix Potter Jan. 19

Norris Cultural Arts Center kicks off 2020 season with Debra Miller's portrayal of Beatrix Potter Jan. 19

On Sunday, Jan. 19, the Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles launches its 12-event winter/spring season in the Norris Gallery, when Debra Miller presents "A Tale of Beatrix Potter," a family-friendly portrayal of the beloved children's author and illustrator. Read full article: Norris Cultural Arts Center kicks off 20...→

UIC proposes $191M outpatient care center in Chicago

UIC proposes $191M outpatient care center in Chicago

The University of Illinois' health system has proposed a $191 million outpatient care center next to its hospital on Chicago's West Side Read full article: UIC proposes $191M outpatient care cente...→

Tiny Wawa opens Friday morning in Center City with pick-up window

Tiny Wawa opens Friday morning in Center City with pick-up window

Wawa's new 3,000-square-foot location at 33 S. 16th Street is its smallest yet. The format is focused on express items and encourages customers to use mobile ordering to pick up their meals at a to-go window. Read full article: Tiny Wawa opens Friday morning in Center...→

Chicago Architecture Biennial Wraps Up At Cultural Center

Chicago Architecture Biennial Wraps Up At Cultural Center

Sunday was the last day to check out the Chicago Architecture Biennial – a celebration of Chicago’s rich architectural history and how it shapes the city’s development. Read full article: Chicago Architecture Biennial Wraps Up A...→

Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to rally staff in perilous times

Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to rally staff in perilous times

Despite ominous warnings about what's ahead under new corporate owners Alden Global Capital, the Chicago Tribune is closing out the year on an upbeat note from its top editors, Robert Feder writes. Read full article: Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to ra...→

Changes at Open Door Health Center in Elgin alarm some staff members

Changes at Open Door Health Center in Elgin alarm some staff members

A sudden change in leadership with unclear plans for the future has alarmed staff members at Elgin-based Open Door Health Center of Illinois. Read full article: Changes at Open Door Health Center in El...→

Miramar Cultural Center

Miramar Cultural Center

Colin+Brennan Hip-hop+meets+classical+in+Black+Violin.... These are the five best concerts in Miami May 31 through June 2. Read full article: Miramar Cultural Center...→

Staff Pick: Best local label

Staff Pick: Best local label

Punk musician and engineer Blake Karlson launched Chicago Research in late 2018, and since then he's used the label to document every scrap and fleck... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best local label...→

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Among the contenders for the title "Best pizza" this year, you might have been surprised to see the name of Reader staff writer Leor Galil.... Read full article: Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza...→

Hungarian-American Cultural Center

Hungarian-American Cultural Center

The dinning room at the Hungarian- American Cultural Center offers good, solid meals, mostly in the $7 range. Portions are generous. Diners might find such made-from-scratch dishes as stuffed cabbage, chicken or veal paprikash, gulyas palacsinta, pork loin, breaded pork and porkolt. For dessert, you might find dios torta, made with ground walnuts, or dobos torta, a caramel-topped eight-layer cake, on the board. Open only on Friday evenings. Read full article: Hungarian-American Cultural Center...→

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Years ago at the bar, a man named Paulie told me all about the neighborhood that I live in now. It's west of Canaryville, north... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best neighborhood...→

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

First off, let me concede that you gotta like Pat Hughes. Hate the Rickettses and what they've done to Rickettsville, hate the Cubs and what... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best sportscaster...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Unlike musicians, dancers never put their instruments down. That's especially true of Red Clay Dance, where the intersection of art and activism falls under a... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company...→

Staff pick: Best poetry organization

Staff pick: Best poetry organization

It might seem strange to think of the Poetry Foundation as in need of a booster—after all, it was one of two top finalists for... Read full article: Staff pick: Best poetry organization...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

It's not uncommon for newbies to leave Trap Door wondering what just hit them. Since founding the 45-seat Bucktown company over 25 years ago, Beata... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater...→

Staff Pick: Best budtender

Staff Pick: Best budtender

Lorena Cupcake is an arts and culture writer, social media expert, and—­according to the Reader's Best of Chicago poll—one of the city's top budtenders. Originally... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best budtender...→

Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Chicago is a lucky spot for people who like emerging and otherwise overlooked visual art. We have a bunch of college programs in the area... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best art gallery...→

Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop

Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop

Why are there four T-shirt shops within a block of each other in Andersonville? Strolling north on Clark from Foster Avenue one soon understands the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop...→

George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center

About Us, Contact Us, Staff, Careers, Privacy, Terms , Help... Or sign in with a social account: Read full article: George Washington Carver Museum & Cultur...→

Art Pick: Käthe Kollwitz: Prints, Process, Politics at the Getty Center - LA Weekly

Few artists have ever captured the sheer hopelessness of an era quite like German printmaker Käthe Kollwitz. Her illustrations of human cruelty, passion and suffering are almost deific in their depiction of the nuances of the human experience. Read full article: Art Pick: Käthe Kollwitz: Prints, Proces...→

University Of Chicago Medical Center Nurses Cancel Strike With Deal

University Of Chicago Medical Center Nurses Cancel Strike With Deal

A planned one-day strike by nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center has been called off as a tentative agreement has been reached. Read full article: University Of Chicago Medical Center Nur...→

Chicago Cultural Center kicks off Lunar New Year celebration

Chicago Cultural Center kicks off Lunar New Year celebration

The Chinese Fine Arts Society showed off Chinese culture to start off the Lunar New Year this Friday. Read full article: Chicago Cultural Center kicks off Lunar ...→

The Center for Enriched Living Receives $100,000 from Chicago Bears

The Center for Enriched Living Receives $100,000 from Chicago Bears

At the final home game of their season, the Chicago Bears honored the Center for Enriched Living (CEL) with $100,000 as part of the $1 Million Chicago Bears Community All-Pros Grant celebrating their 100th season. Read full article: The Center for Enriched Living Receives ...→

Dublin asks for input on police headquarters revamp into cultural arts center

Dublin asks for input on police headquarters revamp into cultural arts center

The city of Dublin will remodel the current police headquarters into a cultural arts center, and is seeking the input of residents on Saturday. Read full article: Dublin asks for input on police headquar...→

Where to Find a Warming Center in the Chicago Area

Where to Find a Warming Center in the Chicago Area

With temperatures expected to potentially drop to dangerous levels in the coming days, several warming centers have been set up across the Chicago area. Here is a full list of Cook County warming centers to protect yourself: 2701 S. Harlem Ave. Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday – Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m…. Read full article: Where to Find a Warming Center in the Ch...→

Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publishing staff at NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune

Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publishing staff at NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune

Voluntary buyout packages that Tribune Publishing is dangling for employees will be capped at 52 weeks. Tribune Publishing CEO Tim Knight told staffers at the New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, … Read full article: Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publis...→

Norris Cultural Arts Center kicks off 2020 season with Debra Miller's portrayal of Beatrix Potter Jan. 19

Norris Cultural Arts Center kicks off 2020 season with Debra Miller's portrayal of Beatrix Potter Jan. 19

On Sunday, Jan. 19, the Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles launches its 12-event winter/spring season in the Norris Gallery, when Debra Miller presents "A Tale of Beatrix Potter," a family-friendly portrayal of the beloved children's author and illustrator. Read full article: Norris Cultural Arts Center kicks off 20...→

Mayor seeks fast site build-out for Spanish Cultural Center

Angered by what he considers unnecessary delays, Coral Gables Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli said Tuesday that he wants the renovation of the Fink Studio, which has been talked about for years and fast-tracked last July, completed Read full article: Mayor seeks fast site build-out for Span...→

UIC proposes $191M outpatient care center in Chicago

UIC proposes $191M outpatient care center in Chicago

The University of Illinois' health system has proposed a $191 million outpatient care center next to its hospital on Chicago's West Side Read full article: UIC proposes $191M outpatient care cente...→

Captured Coyote Taken to Rehab Center as Crews Continue to Patrol Chicago

Captured Coyote Taken to Rehab Center as Crews Continue to Patrol Chicago

An injured coyote captured in a heavily documented pursuit in Chicago will be taken to a local rehabilitation center for evaluation, Chicago Animal Care and Control said Friday. The animal, which was captured in the 1700 block of North Dayton St. Thursday night, was “safely darted” with a tranquilizer before being taken away by authorities. Animal control said the coyote… Read full article: Captured Coyote Taken to Rehab Center as...→

Tiny Wawa opens Friday morning in Center City with pick-up window

Tiny Wawa opens Friday morning in Center City with pick-up window

Wawa's new 3,000-square-foot location at 33 S. 16th Street is its smallest yet. The format is focused on express items and encourages customers to use mobile ordering to pick up their meals at a to-go window. Read full article: Tiny Wawa opens Friday morning in Center...→

Chicago Architecture Biennial Wraps Up At Cultural Center

Chicago Architecture Biennial Wraps Up At Cultural Center

Sunday was the last day to check out the Chicago Architecture Biennial – a celebration of Chicago’s rich architectural history and how it shapes the city’s development. Read full article: Chicago Architecture Biennial Wraps Up A...→

Irish Cultural Center

More details for improvements in three sections of Margaret T. Hance Park built over I-10 have evolved.... Don't have a lame week. Read full article: Irish Cultural Center...→

Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to rally staff in perilous times

Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to rally staff in perilous times

Despite ominous warnings about what's ahead under new corporate owners Alden Global Capital, the Chicago Tribune is closing out the year on an upbeat note from its top editors, Robert Feder writes. Read full article: Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to ra...→

EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — Chicago or Naperville

EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — Chicago or Naperville

At the very least, the top lawyer for the city improperly claimed he had two primary residences, which allowed him to get a tax break on both. Read full article: EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — C...→

Changes at Open Door Health Center in Elgin alarm some staff members

Changes at Open Door Health Center in Elgin alarm some staff members

A sudden change in leadership with unclear plans for the future has alarmed staff members at Elgin-based Open Door Health Center of Illinois. Read full article: Changes at Open Door Health Center in El...→

Miramar Cultural Center

Miramar Cultural Center

Colin+Brennan Hip-hop+meets+classical+in+Black+Violin.... These are the five best concerts in Miami May 31 through June 2. Read full article: Miramar Cultural Center...→

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Last month Polo G's major-label debut, Die a Legend, ranked number 46 on the Billboard 200 while Chance the Rapper's The Big Day sat at... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist...→

Staff Pick: Best local label

Staff Pick: Best local label

Punk musician and engineer Blake Karlson launched Chicago Research in late 2018, and since then he's used the label to document every scrap and fleck... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best local label...→

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

In 1931, chewing gum entrepreneur William Wrigley Jr. gave an industrial building at 509 N. Union to the Salvation Army, which started collecting donated goods... Read full article: Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, a...→

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Among the contenders for the title "Best pizza" this year, you might have been surprised to see the name of Reader staff writer Leor Galil.... Read full article: Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza...→

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

When the big theaters have a changing of the guard in artistic directors, it's understandably big news. But in a city as dependent on the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best transitions to new lead...→

Hungarian-American Cultural Center

Hungarian-American Cultural Center

The dinning room at the Hungarian- American Cultural Center offers good, solid meals, mostly in the $7 range. Portions are generous. Diners might find such made-from-scratch dishes as stuffed cabbage, chicken or veal paprikash, gulyas palacsinta, pork loin, breaded pork and porkolt. For dessert, you might find dios torta, made with ground walnuts, or dobos torta, a caramel-topped eight-layer cake, on the board. Open only on Friday evenings. Read full article: Hungarian-American Cultural Center...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Under artistic director Charles Newell, Court Theatre is all over the place in the best possible way. Where else can you see both a rapturously... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater...→

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Years ago at the bar, a man named Paulie told me all about the neighborhood that I live in now. It's west of Canaryville, north... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best neighborhood...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

On its website, Jefferson Park's tiny the Gift Theatre states as one of its founding beliefs that "a play never closes until everyone who saw... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best...→

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

First off, let me concede that you gotta like Pat Hughes. Hate the Rickettses and what they've done to Rickettsville, hate the Cubs and what... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best sportscaster...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Muntu's ambitions are vast, both in terms of space and time. Helmed by executive director Sekou Tepaka Lunda Conde, the 47-year-old South Shore-based company aims... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Unlike musicians, dancers never put their instruments down. That's especially true of Red Clay Dance, where the intersection of art and activism falls under a... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company...→

Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team

Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team

The best professional baseball games I've experienced in recent years have all taken place at an unusually tidy ballpark wedged between I-294 and the Metra... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team...→

Staff pick: Best poetry organization

Staff pick: Best poetry organization

It might seem strange to think of the Poetry Foundation as in need of a booster—after all, it was one of two top finalists for... Read full article: Staff pick: Best poetry organization...→

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

Thursday Doughnuts used to be the butt of cop jokes and sad office kitchens, but no longer. Much like tacos and toast, the humble doughnut has been elevated to an art form. To celebrate this renaissance, the Donuts! Fest is bringing...... The best time of the week is finally here — the weekend. The next three days are filled with music, art, parties, and boozy beverages galore. From Coral Gables to Little Havana to South Beach, these are the best places to be until t... Read full article: Aventura Arts & Cultural Center...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

It's not uncommon for newbies to leave Trap Door wondering what just hit them. Since founding the 45-seat Bucktown company over 25 years ago, Beata... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater...→

Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant

Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant

This year marks the 27th in a row I've contributed, in one form or another, to an alternative weekly's Best of issue. Most years, the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant...→

Staff Pick: Best budtender

Staff Pick: Best budtender

Lorena Cupcake is an arts and culture writer, social media expert, and—­according to the Reader's Best of Chicago poll—one of the city's top budtenders. Originally... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best budtender...→

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Great DJs keep their ears open to the world, and Duane Powell knows how to listen. He's been plugged into local music since 1983, when... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best house music DJ...→

Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Chicago is a lucky spot for people who like emerging and otherwise overlooked visual art. We have a bunch of college programs in the area... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best art gallery...→

Chicago Cubs Announce David Ross' 2020 Coaching Staff

Chicago Cubs Announce David Ross' 2020 Coaching Staff

With David Ross taking over as skipper for the Chicago Cubs, the team has finally announced who he will be bringing with him heading into the 2020 season. Read full article: Chicago Cubs Announce David Ross' 2020 C...→

Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop

Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop

Why are there four T-shirt shops within a block of each other in Andersonville? Strolling north on Clark from Foster Avenue one soon understands the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop...→

George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center

About Us, Contact Us, Staff, Careers, Privacy, Terms , Help... Or sign in with a social account: Read full article: George Washington Carver Museum & Cultur...→

Staff Pick: Best shoe store

Staff Pick: Best shoe store

Before Adidas opened its flagship Wicker Park store in 2017, Saint Alfred was the only shop along Milwaukee Avenue you'd be guaranteed to find sneakerheads... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best shoe store...→

Art Pick: Käthe Kollwitz: Prints, Process, Politics at the Getty Center - LA Weekly

Few artists have ever captured the sheer hopelessness of an era quite like German printmaker Käthe Kollwitz. Her illustrations of human cruelty, passion and suffering are almost deific in their depiction of the nuances of the human experience. Read full article: Art Pick: Käthe Kollwitz: Prints, Proces...→

University Of Chicago Medical Center Nurses Cancel Strike With Deal

University Of Chicago Medical Center Nurses Cancel Strike With Deal

A planned one-day strike by nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center has been called off as a tentative agreement has been reached. Read full article: University Of Chicago Medical Center Nur...→

Caribbean Cultural Center Comic Book Exhibit Inspiring Young Artists Of Color

Caribbean Cultural Center Comic Book Exhibit Inspiring Young Artists Of Color

Artists of color exhibited at the cultural center explore identity, social injustice and threats to the environment. Read full article: Caribbean Cultural Center Comic Book Exh...→