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31 min ago | My FOX Chicago

Chicago named best drinking city by GQ

Chicagoans know our city is one of the best in the world, but GQ magazine recently named the Windy City the greatest drinking city in America! According to GQ, you can't walk more than a block without passing a new bar or lounge that any beer, gin or bourbon drinker can enjoy! Bar DeVille in Ukrainian Village and Maria's Packaged Goods in Bridgeport were named as some of the best corner neighborhood bars in the city. Ada St. was named the best wine bar, and the Barrelhouse Flat was listed as having the best cocktail list in the city.

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2 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Five ways to celebrate Worldwide Day of Play in the Chicago area

On Sept. 20, 2014, put down your tablets, turn off the TV, and have fun with the entire family during the 11th annual Worldwide Day of Play by Nickelodeon .

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3 hrs ago | CBS Local

Chicago 'Best Drinking City' In U.S., According To G.Q. Magazine

Chicago has something for everybody, from cozy corner dives on nearly every block to high-end creations at places like Aviary. "These days you can hardly walk a block without passing a packed new bar.

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3 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Warm on Friday - Outlook good for rooftop food and drink in Chicago

Folks, we are expecting mid-70s this Friday. Let's get out there and enjoy the beautiful weather while it lasts.

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6 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago

Are Chicago's speed cameras really meant for safety?

If you've been nailed by one of Chicago's speed cameras, you know it's not a cheap ticket -- up to a $100 fine. But the city says it's not about money, it's about protecting kids.

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10 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Police: Boy, 16, accused in retired sergeant's slaying

Charges have been filed against a 16-year-old Far South Side boy accused in the March home invasion and slaying of a 73-year-old retired Chicago police sergeant. The boy, of the 10200 block of South Commercial Avenue, is the second person to be charged in the attack of Elmer Brown who died about two weeks after the March 10 incident.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Scots, Scottish Americans in Chicago brace for Thursday's independence vote

Dan Casey of Lakeview talks about the possibility of Scotland's independence from the United Kingdom at Duke of Perth in Lakeview. The pub has many Scottish patrons who have an opinion of Scotland's vote to separate from the United Kingdom.

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Switched

Protests Continue After Chicago Police Shoot 3rd Black Man In 3 Weeks

Protesters again hit the Chicago streets after local police shot a young black man over the weekend, the third incident of its kind in as many weeks. The rally, which took place in the city's Near West Side neighborhood, was held in direct response to officers shooting Denzel Ford, 20, while in the process of attempting to arrest him Saturday evening for alleged involvement in the selling of narcotics.

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Chicago Reader

Neapolitan pizza becomes a lifestyle choice in the West Loop

I was talking to Jim Graziano, of the wonderful J.P. Graziano Italian grocery on Randolph Street, about the changes in the old wholesalers' district turned hot restaurant row, and he made the observation that there's kind of nothing to do there besides have a really fancy meal. I've thought about that too: when people get on the waiting list for, say, breakfast at Little Goat , where do they go to kill 45 minutes in that area? It's a great area to go have a 12-course tasting menu, but I'm not sure it's accommodating to many other forms of street life.

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Examiner.com

Global talent goes head to head at 50th Chicago International Film Festival

In 'Rudderless' Billy Crudup plays the part of Sam, a grieving father who stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. "From the very beginning, I wanted the festival to be competitive in every way, drawing attention to emerging talent and rewarding excellence," explains Michael Kutza, founder and artistic director of the Chicago International Film Festival which runs October 9-23 at the AMC River East 21 on 322 E. Illinois Street.

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Washington Times

Nik Wallenda to tightrope walk over Chicago River

Daredevil Nik Wallenda said Tuesday that his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River. Wallenda, 35, will attempt the feat without a net or harness.

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Chicago Tribune

Wallenda to walk the wire between Chicago skyscrapers

Tightrope walker, Nik Wallenda crosses Niagara Falls on a wire, June 15, 2012. Famed tightrope walker Nik Wallenda completed June 15, 2012, the first walk across Niagara Falls in over a century, braving winds and heavy spray in his historic feat.

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WGN-TV Chicago

Nik Wallenda to walk tightrope over the Chicago River

Nik Wallenda, seventh-generation member of the famed "Flying Wallendas" acrobatic performance family, is planning to walk more than 50 floors above and across the Chicago River, between Marina City's west tower to the Leo Burnett Building - at night, without a net or harness - on Nov. 2. "This is going to be the most incredible tightrope walk of my career," Wallenda said Tuesday afternoon in a prepared statement released by the Discovery Channel, which will televise the event live. "I can't think of a better city to do it."

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Examiner.com

Where to indulge on National Cheeseburger Day in Chicago

Birthdays are nice and so are anniversaries but everyone can agree that National Cheeseburger Day is one all-inclusive celebration. If you need a reason to lay into a cheeseburger, Sept.

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Newsday

Pizza tours gain popularity in New York, Chicago, more

In East Islip road construction. right lane closed on Sunrise Hwy/NY Rt-27 EB between Carleton Ave/X46 and Southern Pky/Heckscher Pky In East Islip road construction.

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chicagoist.com | topmod12

International Study Finds Chicago Public Transit Lacking, Dysfunctional

There are several issues preventing Chicago area public transit from being truly worthy of a city that sees itself as world class. Among those issues: funding; overlapping bureaucracies; and a lack of coordination between RTA, CTA, Pace Suburban Bus and Metra.

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The Republic

Get a slice of Chicago culture on pizza tour

In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza tourists wouldn't know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices - unless they went on a pizza tour. Chicago is one of a handful of cities across the country, like Boston, Milwaukee and New York, with companies that offer tours of the local pizza scene.

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My FOX Chicago

Man struck by vehicle, critically injured in River North

The man, 23, was walking into the street in the 800 block of North LaSalle about 4:40 a.m. when a southbound 2012 Honda Civic struck him, police said. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

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