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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 banning City of Chicago government travel to North Carolina following the passage of their anti-LGBT bill, HB2, which overturned and banned non-discrimination ordinances statewide. Emanuel… More »


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 ended its tampon tax, and the state of New York passed a bill that will also do the same. Shockingly, the women of NYC pay… More »


Chicago Protesters Just Shut Down A Trump Rally

Never underestimate Chicago. More »


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. More »


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 other activists were over Laquan McDonald’s brutal killing at the hands of a police officer from last year.

The release of the video… More »


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, following a grossly tone-deaf press conference from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy (more on that in a second), they finally released… More »


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

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


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 culture and for gender equality.

The Go Topless Day march took place because of its proximity to Women’s Equality Day. It’s legalMore »


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? More »


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. More »


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 Twombly, Jeff Koons, Charles Ray, Richard Prince, Roy Lichtenstein, Gerhard Lichter, and Cindy Sherman.

Great, right? Eh. I really don’t think so. The… More »


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 Dante Servin approached 22-year-old Rekia Boyd and her friends in a park and told them to keep the noise down; when one of the men… More »


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, that is a link to PetMD, like WebMD for your pets.) If you have a dog, please vaccinate! Vets are saying that this is a… More »


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 Johnson recounted for CBS Chicago a nightmare pick-up situation from hell that he and his girlfriend witnessed as a friend of theirs was approached by… More »


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 shared her experience getting started as a tattooer, some of the gritty details about the business, and her thoughts on why people get into tattooing. More »


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. I got my first tattoo the day I turned 18, a few months before Miami Ink premiered, and had been obsessed with tattoo culture since… More »


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 mad at her boyfriend (husband? It’s unconfirmed) for not getting off his cellphone to kiss her for the Kiss Cam. In swoops Benny the Bull… More »


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, I’m pretty dedicated to a tattoo shop that’s two miles away from hers.
She looks like she’d fit in the social scene in Logan… More »


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 their complaints is that he sucks and he’s overpaid. To give you a picture of how heartily Chicagoans and football fans everywhere agree with Firago,… More »


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 haven’t done it, it’s easy to look at demonstrations from the outside and see people who are rowdy, disruptive, entitled to any kind of behavior,… More »


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