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Rahm Emanuel Bans City Travel To North Carolina, Finally Does Something Good

You know your legislation is truly evil when even the (possibly most sociopathic ever) mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel balks at it. Emanuel announced that he’s drafting an executive order…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 31, 2016 - 11:05 am

Chicago Gets Rid Of Tampon Tax, Will New York Follow Suit?

Periods are getting cheaper! You know, those pesky things that happen to your female body that you have literally no control over?

The fine city of Chicago has…

Katrin Higher | March 19, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Chicago Protesters Just Shut Down A Trump Rally

Never underestimate Chicago.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 11, 2016 - 9:24 pm

A Tale Of Two Cities: Rahm Emanuel Vs. The People Of Chicago

Now that the video of Laquan McDonald’s killing has been released, it’s clearer than ever who Rahm Emanuel really serves.

Amara Enyia | December 4, 2015 - 11:40 am

Protestors Shut Down Chicago’s Shopping District On Black Friday Over Laquan McDonald Killing

Hundreds of protesters blocked many entrances to stores throughout Chicago’s “magnificent mile,” its high-end popular shopping district on Black Friday.

The protests, spearheaded by Jesse Jackson along with…

Katrin Higher | November 28, 2015 - 10:30 am

Laquan McDonald’s Murder Is Not Simply The Fault Of “One Bad Cop”

Yesterday morning, former Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke (right) was charged with first degree murder in the 2014 death of a Black 17-year-old boy named Laquan McDonald (left). Later that evening,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 25, 2015 - 11:45 am

Let’s Talk About The Scourge Of Chicago-Style Bagels

Forget pizza – the real problem between New York and Chicago is bagels.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 27, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Boobs Take The Day In NYC And Chicago Protests This Weekend

It was a good weekend for not wearing a shirt! Chicago’s SlutWalk and New York’s Go Topless Day took place on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, with protesters advocating against rape

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 24, 2015 - 6:30 pm

The Soapbox: Chicago Needs A Hurricane Katrina, Says Completely Tone Deaf Trib Op-Ed

What kind of person would say they were envious of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina?

Robyn Pennacchia | August 14, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Just Look At This Asshole: Racist Woman Goes On Unhinged Rant At The Beach

Awful woman responds to being splashed by kids at the beach with racial slurs.

Robyn Pennacchia | July 28, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Art Institute Of Chicago Becomes Whiter And More Male With New $400 Million Acquisition

The Art Institute of Chicago just got a huge gift: $400 million worth of contemporary artworks from philanthropists Stefin Edlis and Gael Neeson, including nine Warhols and works by Cy…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 22, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Charges Dismissed Against Chicago Officer Who Shot Rekia Boyd In The Head

A judge has dismissed the manslaughter charge against the Chicago officer who killed an unarmed Black woman, saying that there is “no evidence of reckless conduct.” Back in 2012, Officer…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 20, 2015 - 5:15 pm

Dog Flu Alert In Chicago

Five dogs have already died in the Chicago area and veterinarians say that up to 1,000 pups have been reported as having the deadly infectious disease or canine influenza. (Yes,…

Katrin Higher | April 7, 2015 - 9:45 am

Man Flashes Switchblade On Dance Floor In Attempt To Flirt With Woman, It Goes Predictably Poorly

What’s the worst pick-up line you’ve ever heard? Does it involve a switchblade? No? Then it’s definitely not the worst pick-up line I’ve ever heard.

Chicago writer Mason…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 9, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Everything You Wanted To Know About Tattooing But Were Afraid To Ask: A Q&A With Tattoo Candy’s Speck Osterhout (Part 2!)

Yesterday, we published the first part of my interview with tattoo artist Speck Osterhout at Chicago’s Tattoo Candy, a shop I cannot say too many good things about. Yesterday, Speck…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 5, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Everything You Wanted To Know About Tattooing But Were Too Afraid To Ask: A Q&A With Tattoo Candy’s Speck Osterhout (Part 1!)

I always felt like there was a veil of mystery over tattooing and the industry and the people who do tattoos, regardless of the proliferation of tattooing on reality TV.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 4, 2015 - 10:00 am

Watch Benny The Bull’s Perfect Reaction To A Kiss Cam Argument

Between Gaston’s push-up contest and this video, I feel like people who are paid to wear costumes are totally owning this week.
At Saturday’s Bulls-Celtics game, a woman got…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 5, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Check Out Helen Lambin, An Inked-Up 81-Year-Old

Helen Lambin started getting tattoos when she was 75. Now she’s 81, and she’s just about covered. And I love her, and I want to be her friend – unfortunately,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 15, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Watch Chicago Band Firago’s Touching Plea For The Bears To Get Rid Of Jay Cutler

Chicago band Firago has covered A Great Big World’s “Say Something (I’m Giving Up On You)” to express their deep, deep discontent with Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Chief among…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 9, 2014 - 3:30 pm

On Police Retaliation And Obfuscation From St. Louis To Chicago

Most people don’t protest. Hell, even a lot of the people who want to protest don’t protest, and there are a lot of valid reasons for that. But if you…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 8, 2014 - 1:30 pm
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