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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...→

Ed Howard, the Chicago Cubs’ 1st-round pick, agrees to terms on $3.7455 million bonus

Ed Howard, the Chicago Cubs’ 1st-round pick, agrees to terms on $3.7455 million bonus

The Cubs have agreed to terms with Mount Carmel shortstop Ed Howard, their first pick in this month’s amateur draft. Howard, the 16th pick in the first round, [...] Read full article: Ed Howard, the Chicago Cubs’ 1st-round p...→

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 Chronicles Columnist, Staff Reporter... Maudlyne Ihejirika is an award-w

Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Reporter... Maudlyne Ihejirika is an award-winning, urban affairs reporter, columnist and author with 30 years experience i [...] Read full article: Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Repo...→

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 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 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 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...→

SWEET VIDEO | Moffitt Cancer Center staff surprise 86-year-old patient with balloons for birthday

SWEET VIDEO | Moffitt Cancer Center staff surprise 86-year-old patient with balloons for birthday

An 86-year-old woman fighting cancer got a sweet surprise from the staff at Moffitt Cancer Center's Urgent Care the day after her birthday. Read full article: SWEET VIDEO | Moffitt Cancer Center staf...→

Chicago Public Schools to Resume Meal Pick-Up Tuesday

Chicago Public Schools to Resume Meal Pick-Up Tuesday

Chicago Public Schools will resume its program allowing families to pick up meals for students Tuesday after unrest in the city forced the school district to h [...] Read full article: Chicago Public Schools to Resume Meal Pi...→

Chicago firefighters battle extra-alarm fire at South Side shopping center

Chicago firefighters battle extra-alarm fire at South Side shopping center

The Chicago Fire Department fought an extra-alarm fire at South Side shopping plaza early Monday, one of many in the city and suburbs overnight. Read full article: Chicago firefighters battle extra-alarm ...→

Penthouse condo above the Tech Center now sits within three blocks of 7 restaurants

Penthouse condo above the Tech Center now sits within three blocks of 7 restaurants

In the 20 years since a developer built a luxury condo in the far-western part of the Denver Tech Center west of I-25, the blocks around have gone from empty l [...] Read full article: Penthouse condo above the Tech Center no...→

Striking Chicago Public Schools staff took a new approach to marching along the [...]

Striking Chicago Public Schools staff took a new approach to marching along the picket lines Thursday, instead choosing to perform the dance to Michael Jackson [...] Read full article: Striking Chicago Public Schools staff to...→

Man charged in fight with Chicago cops at South Loop storage center

Man charged in fight with Chicago cops at South Loop storage center

One officer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for injuries to his shoulder and knee, while six others were treated for minor injuries at the scene, p [...] Read full article: Man charged in fight with Chicago cops a...→

Virginia Mason Medical Center confirms four COVID-19 cases among operating-room staff

"Fewer than five" staff members "who work in or near" the hospital's operating rooms have tested positive for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus withi [...] Read full article: Virginia Mason Medical Center confirms f...→

Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America,

Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America, a not-for-profit journalism program that aims to bolster the paper's coverage [...] Read full article: Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the C...→

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 mad [...] Read full article: Hungarian-American Cultural Center...→

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 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 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 reporter... Sam Charles is a staff reporter who covers the Chicago Police

Staff reporter... Sam Charles is a staff reporter who covers the Chicago Police Department, crime and breaking news. Read full article: Staff reporter... Sam Charles is a staff...→

Chicago industrial trio Civic Center streamline their surreal sound on The Ground Below

Chicago industrial trio Civic Center streamline their surreal sound on The Ground Below

Local postpunk label Chicago Research quickly became a locus for bizarre, depraved sounds after launching in February 2019, in part because the people involved [...] Read full article: Chicago industrial trio Civic Center str...→

Florida retraining unemployment customer call center staff after 'misinformation' was given regarding $600 fed checks

Florida retraining unemployment customer call center staff after 'misinformation' was given regarding $600 fed checks

The state’s unemployment office says it’s retraining its customer call center staff after I-Team Investigator Kylie McGivern found operators giving out wrong i [...] Read full article: Florida retraining unemployment customer...→

Tensions high throughout Chicago as downtown tries to pick up the pieces, police aim to enforce curfew

Tensions high throughout Chicago as downtown tries to pick up the pieces, police aim to enforce curfew

‘We have to turn our pain into purpose,’ Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Sunday. But as night fell, fires started burning on the South Side, looting continued outsid [...] Read full article: Tensions high throughout Chicago as down...→

CBS2 Gets Exclusive Look Inside Jacobi Medical Center, Where Staff Is Ready Treat All Ailments, No Just Coronavirus

CBS2 Gets Exclusive Look Inside Jacobi Medical Center, Where Staff Is Ready Treat All Ailments, No Just Coronavirus

As hospital admissions continue to decrease, medical professionals are preparing for a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: CBS2 Gets Exclusive Look Inside Jacobi M...→

Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Workers Not Long After Giving Free Vacations To NYC Hospital Staff

Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Workers Not Long After Giving Free Vacations To NYC Hospital Staff

Hyatt Hotels are laying off 350 workers in Chicago alone, all while passing out thousands of free vacations to essential workers in New York City. Read full article: Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Work...→

$185 million Aon Center observatory is latest Chicago project delayed by coronavirus

$185 million Aon Center observatory is latest Chicago project delayed by coronavirus

The Aon Center has paused plans to build an observatory with a thrill ride atop Chicago’s third-tallest skyscraper, and the $185 million project will start alm [...] Read full article: $185 million Aon Center observatory is l...→

Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... Police Supt. David

Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... Police Supt. David Brown had promised "swift action" in response to misconduct, but police union p [...] Read full article: Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the C...→

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...→

Drama over Obama presidential center in Chicago as protesters call for more affordable housing

Drama over Obama presidential center in Chicago as protesters call for more affordable housing

Chicago protesters warned Mayor Lori Lightfoot this week that residents could be displaced should the city allow the Obama Presidential Center to arrive withou [...] Read full article: Drama over Obama presidential center in ...→

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...→

Data Center Landing Page | Crain's Chicago Business

A one-stop download of Crain's exclusive lists and directories containing essential data and company contacts. The "Contacts" file contains nearly 3,000 C-leve [...] Read full article: Data Center Landing Page | Crain's Chica...→

The tiny Chicago data firm at the center of the hydroxychloroquine storm

Scientists questioned how Surgisphere, a little-known company that claims to have 11 employees, could have reached agreements on sharing sensitive patient info [...] Read full article: The tiny Chicago data firm at the center...→

Chicago Public Schools Suspends Meal Pick-Up Over Unrest

Chicago Public Schools Suspends Meal Pick-Up Over Unrest

Chicago Public Schools is temporarily suspending its program allowing families to pick up meals for students after another night of unrest across the city. Read full article: Chicago Public Schools Suspends Meal Pic...→

Former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Kevin White didn’t exactly pan out f [...]

Former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Kevin White didn’t exactly pan out f [...]

Former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Kevin White didn’t exactly pan out for the team after they selected him with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 N [...] Read full article: Former Chicago Bears first round draft p...→

Dublin moves forward with new cultural arts center, despite $4 million budget shortfall

Dublin moves forward with new cultural arts center, despite $4 million budget shortfall

Dublin City Council agreed to move forward with a new $11 million cultural arts center that will renovate the former police headquarters at city hall. Read full article: Dublin moves forward with new cultural a...→

7 Chicago officers injured in altercation at storage center

7 Chicago officers injured in altercation at storage center

Authorities say seven Chicago police officers were injured in an altercation at a storage center on the city's near South Side Read full article: 7 Chicago officers injured in altercatio...→

$185 million Aon Center observatory is latest Chicago project delayed by coronavirus

$185 million Aon Center observatory is latest Chicago project delayed by coronavirus

The Aon Center has paused plans to build an observatory with a thrill ride atop Chicago’s third-tallest skyscraper, and the $185 million project will start alm [...] Read full article: $185 million Aon Center observatory is l...→

Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America,

Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America, a not-for-profit journalism program that aims to bolster the paper's coverage [...] Read full article: Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the C...→

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...→

Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... Police Supt. David

Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... Police Supt. David Brown had promised "swift action" in response to misconduct, but police union p [...] Read full article: Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the C...→

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 mad [...] Read full article: Hungarian-American 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 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 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 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 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 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...→

SWEET VIDEO | Moffitt Cancer Center staff surprise 86-year-old patient with balloons for birthday

SWEET VIDEO | Moffitt Cancer Center staff surprise 86-year-old patient with balloons for birthday

An 86-year-old woman fighting cancer got a sweet surprise from the staff at Moffitt Cancer Center's Urgent Care the day after her birthday. Read full article: SWEET VIDEO | Moffitt Cancer Center staf...→

The tiny Chicago data firm at the center of the hydroxychloroquine storm

Scientists questioned how Surgisphere, a little-known company that claims to have 11 employees, could have reached agreements on sharing sensitive patient info [...] Read full article: The tiny Chicago data firm at the center...→

Florida retraining unemployment customer call center staff after 'misinformation' was given regarding $600 fed checks

Florida retraining unemployment customer call center staff after 'misinformation' was given regarding $600 fed checks

The state’s unemployment office says it’s retraining its customer call center staff after I-Team Investigator Kylie McGivern found operators giving out wrong i [...] Read full article: Florida retraining unemployment customer...→

Chicago firefighters battle extra-alarm fire at South Side shopping center

Chicago firefighters battle extra-alarm fire at South Side shopping center

The Chicago Fire Department fought an extra-alarm fire at South Side shopping plaza early Monday, one of many in the city and suburbs overnight. Read full article: Chicago firefighters battle extra-alarm ...→

Former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Kevin White didn’t exactly pan out f [...]

Former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Kevin White didn’t exactly pan out f [...]

Former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Kevin White didn’t exactly pan out for the team after they selected him with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 N [...] Read full article: Former Chicago Bears first round draft p...→

CBS2 Gets Exclusive Look Inside Jacobi Medical Center, Where Staff Is Ready Treat All Ailments, No Just Coronavirus

CBS2 Gets Exclusive Look Inside Jacobi Medical Center, Where Staff Is Ready Treat All Ailments, No Just Coronavirus

As hospital admissions continue to decrease, medical professionals are preparing for a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: CBS2 Gets Exclusive Look Inside Jacobi M...→

Striking Chicago Public Schools staff took a new approach to marching along the [...]

Striking Chicago Public Schools staff took a new approach to marching along the picket lines Thursday, instead choosing to perform the dance to Michael Jackson [...] Read full article: Striking Chicago Public Schools staff to...→

7 Chicago officers injured in altercation at storage center

7 Chicago officers injured in altercation at storage center

Authorities say seven Chicago police officers were injured in an altercation at a storage center on the city's near South Side Read full article: 7 Chicago officers injured in altercatio...→

Virginia Mason Medical Center confirms four COVID-19 cases among operating-room staff

"Fewer than five" staff members "who work in or near" the hospital's operating rooms have tested positive for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus withi [...] Read full article: Virginia Mason Medical Center confirms f...→

Ed Howard, the Chicago Cubs’ 1st-round pick, agrees to terms on $3.7455 million bonus

Ed Howard, the Chicago Cubs’ 1st-round pick, agrees to terms on $3.7455 million bonus

The Cubs have agreed to terms with Mount Carmel shortstop Ed Howard, their first pick in this month’s amateur draft. Howard, the 16th pick in the first round, [...] Read full article: Ed Howard, the Chicago Cubs’ 1st-round p...→

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...→

Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Reporter... Maudlyne Ihejirika is an award-w

Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Reporter... Maudlyne Ihejirika is an award-winning, urban affairs reporter, columnist and author with 30 years experience i [...] Read full article: Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Repo...→

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: 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...→

Drama over Obama presidential center in Chicago as protesters call for more affordable housing

Drama over Obama presidential center in Chicago as protesters call for more affordable housing

Chicago protesters warned Mayor Lori Lightfoot this week that residents could be displaced should the city allow the Obama Presidential Center to arrive withou [...] Read full article: Drama over Obama presidential center in ...→

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 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 reporter... Sam Charles is a staff reporter who covers the Chicago Police

Staff reporter... Sam Charles is a staff reporter who covers the Chicago Police Department, crime and breaking news. Read full article: Staff reporter... Sam Charles is a staff...→

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...→

Data Center Landing Page | Crain's Chicago Business

A one-stop download of Crain's exclusive lists and directories containing essential data and company contacts. The "Contacts" file contains nearly 3,000 C-leve [...] Read full article: Data Center Landing Page | Crain's Chica...→

Chicago industrial trio Civic Center streamline their surreal sound on The Ground Below

Chicago industrial trio Civic Center streamline their surreal sound on The Ground Below

Local postpunk label Chicago Research quickly became a locus for bizarre, depraved sounds after launching in February 2019, in part because the people involved [...] Read full article: Chicago industrial trio Civic Center str...→

Chicago Public Schools to Resume Meal Pick-Up Tuesday

Chicago Public Schools to Resume Meal Pick-Up Tuesday

Chicago Public Schools will resume its program allowing families to pick up meals for students Tuesday after unrest in the city forced the school district to h [...] Read full article: Chicago Public Schools to Resume Meal Pi...→

Chicago Public Schools Suspends Meal Pick-Up Over Unrest

Chicago Public Schools Suspends Meal Pick-Up Over Unrest

Chicago Public Schools is temporarily suspending its program allowing families to pick up meals for students after another night of unrest across the city. Read full article: Chicago Public Schools Suspends Meal Pic...→

Tensions high throughout Chicago as downtown tries to pick up the pieces, police aim to enforce curfew

Tensions high throughout Chicago as downtown tries to pick up the pieces, police aim to enforce curfew

‘We have to turn our pain into purpose,’ Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Sunday. But as night fell, fires started burning on the South Side, looting continued outsid [...] Read full article: Tensions high throughout Chicago as down...→

Penthouse condo above the Tech Center now sits within three blocks of 7 restaurants

Penthouse condo above the Tech Center now sits within three blocks of 7 restaurants

In the 20 years since a developer built a luxury condo in the far-western part of the Denver Tech Center west of I-25, the blocks around have gone from empty l [...] Read full article: Penthouse condo above the Tech Center no...→

Dublin moves forward with new cultural arts center, despite $4 million budget shortfall

Dublin moves forward with new cultural arts center, despite $4 million budget shortfall

Dublin City Council agreed to move forward with a new $11 million cultural arts center that will renovate the former police headquarters at city hall. Read full article: Dublin moves forward with new cultural a...→

Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Workers Not Long After Giving Free Vacations To NYC Hospital Staff

Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Workers Not Long After Giving Free Vacations To NYC Hospital Staff

Hyatt Hotels are laying off 350 workers in Chicago alone, all while passing out thousands of free vacations to essential workers in New York City. Read full article: Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Work...→

Man charged in fight with Chicago cops at South Loop storage center

Man charged in fight with Chicago cops at South Loop storage center

One officer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for injuries to his shoulder and knee, while six others were treated for minor injuries at the scene, p [...] Read full article: Man charged in fight with Chicago cops a...→

Virginia Mason Medical Center confirms four COVID-19 cases among operating-room staff

"Fewer than five" staff members "who work in or near" the hospital's operating rooms have tested positive for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus withi [...] Read full article: Virginia Mason Medical Center confirms f...→

$185 million Aon Center observatory is latest Chicago project delayed by coronavirus

$185 million Aon Center observatory is latest Chicago project delayed by coronavirus

The Aon Center has paused plans to build an observatory with a thrill ride atop Chicago’s third-tallest skyscraper, and the $185 million project will start alm [...] Read full article: $185 million Aon Center observatory is l...→

Ed Howard, the Chicago Cubs’ 1st-round pick, agrees to terms on $3.7455 million bonus

Ed Howard, the Chicago Cubs’ 1st-round pick, agrees to terms on $3.7455 million bonus

The Cubs have agreed to terms with Mount Carmel shortstop Ed Howard, their first pick in this month’s amateur draft. Howard, the 16th pick in the first round, [...] Read full article: Ed Howard, the Chicago Cubs’ 1st-round p...→

Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America,

Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America, a not-for-profit journalism program that aims to bolster the paper's coverage [...] Read full article: Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the C...→

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 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...→

Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... Police Supt. David

Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... Police Supt. David Brown had promised "swift action" in response to misconduct, but police union p [...] Read full article: Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the C...→

Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Reporter... Maudlyne Ihejirika is an award-w

Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Reporter... Maudlyne Ihejirika is an award-winning, urban affairs reporter, columnist and author with 30 years experience i [...] Read full article: Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Repo...→

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 mad [...] Read full article: Hungarian-American 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 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 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...→

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...→

Drama over Obama presidential center in Chicago as protesters call for more affordable housing

Drama over Obama presidential center in Chicago as protesters call for more affordable housing

Chicago protesters warned Mayor Lori Lightfoot this week that residents could be displaced should the city allow the Obama Presidential Center to arrive withou [...] Read full article: Drama over Obama presidential center in ...→

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 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 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 reporter... Sam Charles is a staff reporter who covers the Chicago Police

Staff reporter... Sam Charles is a staff reporter who covers the Chicago Police Department, crime and breaking news. Read full article: Staff reporter... Sam Charles is a staff...→

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 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...→

Data Center Landing Page | Crain's Chicago Business

A one-stop download of Crain's exclusive lists and directories containing essential data and company contacts. The "Contacts" file contains nearly 3,000 C-leve [...] Read full article: Data Center Landing Page | Crain's Chica...→

SWEET VIDEO | Moffitt Cancer Center staff surprise 86-year-old patient with balloons for birthday

SWEET VIDEO | Moffitt Cancer Center staff surprise 86-year-old patient with balloons for birthday

An 86-year-old woman fighting cancer got a sweet surprise from the staff at Moffitt Cancer Center's Urgent Care the day after her birthday. Read full article: SWEET VIDEO | Moffitt Cancer Center staf...→

Chicago industrial trio Civic Center streamline their surreal sound on The Ground Below

Chicago industrial trio Civic Center streamline their surreal sound on The Ground Below

Local postpunk label Chicago Research quickly became a locus for bizarre, depraved sounds after launching in February 2019, in part because the people involved [...] Read full article: Chicago industrial trio Civic Center str...→

The tiny Chicago data firm at the center of the hydroxychloroquine storm

Scientists questioned how Surgisphere, a little-known company that claims to have 11 employees, could have reached agreements on sharing sensitive patient info [...] Read full article: The tiny Chicago data firm at the center...→

Chicago Public Schools to Resume Meal Pick-Up Tuesday

Chicago Public Schools to Resume Meal Pick-Up Tuesday

Chicago Public Schools will resume its program allowing families to pick up meals for students Tuesday after unrest in the city forced the school district to h [...] Read full article: Chicago Public Schools to Resume Meal Pi...→

Florida retraining unemployment customer call center staff after 'misinformation' was given regarding $600 fed checks

Florida retraining unemployment customer call center staff after 'misinformation' was given regarding $600 fed checks

The state’s unemployment office says it’s retraining its customer call center staff after I-Team Investigator Kylie McGivern found operators giving out wrong i [...] Read full article: Florida retraining unemployment customer...→

Chicago Public Schools Suspends Meal Pick-Up Over Unrest

Chicago Public Schools Suspends Meal Pick-Up Over Unrest

Chicago Public Schools is temporarily suspending its program allowing families to pick up meals for students after another night of unrest across the city. Read full article: Chicago Public Schools Suspends Meal Pic...→

Chicago firefighters battle extra-alarm fire at South Side shopping center

Chicago firefighters battle extra-alarm fire at South Side shopping center

The Chicago Fire Department fought an extra-alarm fire at South Side shopping plaza early Monday, one of many in the city and suburbs overnight. Read full article: Chicago firefighters battle extra-alarm ...→

Tensions high throughout Chicago as downtown tries to pick up the pieces, police aim to enforce curfew

Tensions high throughout Chicago as downtown tries to pick up the pieces, police aim to enforce curfew

‘We have to turn our pain into purpose,’ Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Sunday. But as night fell, fires started burning on the South Side, looting continued outsid [...] Read full article: Tensions high throughout Chicago as down...→

Former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Kevin White didn’t exactly pan out f [...]

Former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Kevin White didn’t exactly pan out f [...]

Former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Kevin White didn’t exactly pan out for the team after they selected him with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 N [...] Read full article: Former Chicago Bears first round draft p...→

Penthouse condo above the Tech Center now sits within three blocks of 7 restaurants

Penthouse condo above the Tech Center now sits within three blocks of 7 restaurants

In the 20 years since a developer built a luxury condo in the far-western part of the Denver Tech Center west of I-25, the blocks around have gone from empty l [...] Read full article: Penthouse condo above the Tech Center no...→

CBS2 Gets Exclusive Look Inside Jacobi Medical Center, Where Staff Is Ready Treat All Ailments, No Just Coronavirus

CBS2 Gets Exclusive Look Inside Jacobi Medical Center, Where Staff Is Ready Treat All Ailments, No Just Coronavirus

As hospital admissions continue to decrease, medical professionals are preparing for a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: CBS2 Gets Exclusive Look Inside Jacobi M...→

Dublin moves forward with new cultural arts center, despite $4 million budget shortfall

Dublin moves forward with new cultural arts center, despite $4 million budget shortfall

Dublin City Council agreed to move forward with a new $11 million cultural arts center that will renovate the former police headquarters at city hall. Read full article: Dublin moves forward with new cultural a...→

Striking Chicago Public Schools staff took a new approach to marching along the [...]

Striking Chicago Public Schools staff took a new approach to marching along the picket lines Thursday, instead choosing to perform the dance to Michael Jackson [...] Read full article: Striking Chicago Public Schools staff to...→

Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Workers Not Long After Giving Free Vacations To NYC Hospital Staff

Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Workers Not Long After Giving Free Vacations To NYC Hospital Staff

Hyatt Hotels are laying off 350 workers in Chicago alone, all while passing out thousands of free vacations to essential workers in New York City. Read full article: Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Work...→

7 Chicago officers injured in altercation at storage center

7 Chicago officers injured in altercation at storage center

Authorities say seven Chicago police officers were injured in an altercation at a storage center on the city's near South Side Read full article: 7 Chicago officers injured in altercatio...→

Man charged in fight with Chicago cops at South Loop storage center

Man charged in fight with Chicago cops at South Loop storage center

One officer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for injuries to his shoulder and knee, while six others were treated for minor injuries at the scene, p [...] Read full article: Man charged in fight with Chicago cops a...→