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Amtrak commits $12 million to make Union Station less gross
In an effort to make the lives of Union Station commuters less miserable, Amtrak has announced a commitment of $12 million for renovations of the hub.
Word on the Street: 10 crazy things we overheard in Chicago this week
This week, we overheard gems like:"Jake Gyllenhaal and I take SoulCycle together.""I can't eat mac and cheese tonight. I'm having sex tomorrow."And more!
Choose your own adventure in the art film 'The Latest Sun is Sinking Fast'
One of the most exciting film events happening in Chicago this winter is not a movie playing in a commercial theater but rather an installation involving the simultaneous projection of four short films at the Hyde Park Art Center’s Kanter McCormick Gallery. The Latest Sun is Sinking Fast, the latest work by local experimental filmmaker Melika Bass (Shoals), offers more of the beautiful, yet vaguely terrifying, portraits of souls in isolation in which this artist seems to specialize.
41 exciting things opening in Chicago in February
The shorter-than-usual month is packed with interesting events and openings. Hit the convention circuit and get your fill of new car smell at the Chicago Auto Show or mingle with Walking Dead fans at Walker Stalker Con. Catch the return of Fleetwood Mac at Allstate Arena or laugh your ass off when The Book of Mormon begins an encore 12-week run at the Bank of America Theatre. Here are the best things to do in Chicago in February.
5 things to know about Chicago's stand-up comedy scene
The stand-up comedy scene in Chicago is on fire. There are scores of comedy clubs, independent shows and open mics. If you live here, chances are that you're aware that comedy is happening around you—sketch, improv, Second City. Chicagoans take pride in farming comedic talent to late night television. Of late, our stand-up scene, traditionally improv's step sibling, has been getting national acclaim in its own right.
Upcoming Chicago events and festivals
Chicago Restaurant Week
Chinese New Year
St. Patrick's Day
The best of Chicago
Best Chicago restaurants
Chicago is a town that cares as much about Grant Achatz's newest concept at Next as where to find the best burger
Best Chicago bars
Whether you're looking for the best craft beer, top-notch wine or exquisite cocktails, you'll find it at Chicago bars
Best Chicago dance clubs
These 10 nightclubs are our favorite spots for a sweaty night of dancing
Best Chicago vintage stores
Where to find 1960s fashion or Mad Men–worthy pieces
Best Chicago coffee shops
From spots with simple drip to those with overwrought Chemex setups, these are the best coffeehouses
Winter in Chicago
Top sledding hills
The 19 best winter events
Snowboarding and skiing near Chicago
Restaurants and bars with fireplaces
Life in Chicago
26 ways to piss off a Chicagoan
33 things that will happen when you move to Chicago
How Chicago sees the Midwest
The 26 guiltiest pleasures of living in Chicago
Chicago neighborhood guides
Wicker Park and Bucktown
It's more than a mecca for shopping and tacos. Discover dancing, dishes and more
Evanston is no longer a sleepy suburb—it's one of the hottest neighborhoods for food, booze and shopping in the Chicago area
Boasting gorgeous boulevards and the hottest restaurants and bars, Logan Square is one of the city's trendiest neighborhoods
Considering it is home to some of the best restaurants, bars, breweries and bakeries in Chicago, it's time you explored Bridgeport
From traditional tea boutiques and dim sum parlors to video stores and candy shops, here's where to go in Chinatown