The 41 best things to do in February
Run in your underwear (for charity this time), celebrate Chinese New Year, see The Book of Mormon and more
Super Bowl parties, catering and takeout
We've rounded up Chicago's top bars and restaurants showing the game, plus the best catering options
Sticky-note confessions: worst pick-up lines
You told us the worst pick-up you've ever heard. Keep 'em coming.
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Takeaways from the second Chicago mayoral debate
For the second Chicago mayoral debate, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Alderman Robert Fioretti, Willie Wilson and William “Dock” Walls sat down with the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board. We viewed the debate and assembled notes on each candidate's platform in relation to key issues that were touched upon throughout the 90-minute exchange.
Ben Larrison: the man behind the #SquirrelTruth CTA ads
If you're a regular Red Line rider, chances are you've seen some very strange ads popping up on the train cars over the past month. Among the usual offers to take experimental drugs for schizophrenia or to jump start your career at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting is a campaign called "#SquirrelTruth."
9 art gallery exhibitions to check out in February
It's the dead of winter in Chicago, and it's safe to say that most locals are in need of a little pep. Warm your body and soul with some art during February. And maybe some alcohol. Okay, lots of alcohol.
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.
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Chinese New Year
St. Patrick's Day
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Best Chicago restaurants
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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
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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