Empirical Brewery Is Bringing A Brewpub To Rogers Park's Mayne Stage Space

Feb 21 3:37pm Chicagoist
The long wait for a brewpub in Rogers Park will soon be over. [ more › ]...
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The Logical Bulls Trade Options That No One Is Talking About

Feb 21 3:24pm Sports Mockery
The Bulls probably aren't dealing Jimmy Butler, but that doesn't mean they can't do anything before the deadline. After years of speculation, NOW is the time to trade Taj Gibson.
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The Downside To This Record Warmth? Apples At Risk, More Mosquitoes

Feb 21 2:38pm Chicagoist
There's a pretty hefty agricultural cloud looming in this warm silver lining. [ more › ]...
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Sammy Sosa Compares Himself To Jesus Christ Regarding PED Use

Feb 21 2:07pm Sports Mockery
The former Cubs slugger is STILL defending himself against PED usage so he decided to give one of the strangest comparisons of all time.
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Kraft Heinz needs to plug the leaks

Feb 21 1:30pm Chicago Business News
Here's what we can glean from recent events: Kraft Heinz will try do a megamerger this year and it won't necessarily be with another food giant. If they're smart, we won't hear a thing about it until it's done.
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The 7 Best Candy Shops In Chicago

Feb 21 12:38pm Chicagoist
Check your candy horoscope, feast on caramels, and explore some of the best candy shops in town. [ more › ]...
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REPORT: White Sox And Nationals Rekindle Trade Talks Over David Robertson

Feb 21 12:36pm Sports Mockery
The Nationals have long seemed like the favorites to land White Sox closer David Robertson. Washington has a team talented enough to push for the National League pennant, but without a dominant closer, it seems unlikely that the team unseats the Cubs. Currently Shawn Kelly, Blake Treinen and Koda Glover are the three most likely...
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Start 'em young: Bears launch club for infants and toddlers

Feb 21 12:36pm Chicago Business News
Start 'em young: Bears launch club for infants and toddlers...
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Bulls Telling Interested Teams They Have No Plans To Trade Jimmy Butler

Feb 21 11:59am Sports Mockery
The Jimmy Butler trade rumors will be swirling until the deadline passes on Thursday afternoon. The Celtics and others may be calling about the Bulls star, but GarPax are telling would-be suitors they plan to keep him.
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Nearly 200 Headstones Vandalized At Historic Jewish Cemetery In St. Louis

Feb 21 11:38am Chicagoist
Trump on Tuesday morning finally (sort of) addressed the most recent wave anti-Semitic intimidation. [ more › ]...
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Ex-McPier CEO Ochoa returns to board

Feb 21 11:18am Chicago Business News
The move comes nearly seven years after he resigned amid drastic labor rules changes at the convention center and an apparent political feud with Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
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What cities and towns want out of Springfield

Feb 21 11:13am Chicago Business News
The Illinois Municipal League is rolling out its wish list. One item the group definitely doesn't want: Rauner's statewide property-tax freeze.
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This Looming Cap Casualty Would Make a Perfect Bears Reclamation Project

Feb 21 10:26am Sports Mockery
A Jairus Byrd Bears connection is the last thing people in Chicago are thinking about with free agency looming. Here's why that should change.
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Another condo project planned in River North

Feb 21 10:20am Chicago Business News
Ascend Real Estate Group plans a 34-unit building at 360 W. Superior St., one of six condo projects planned or under construction in an area just northeast of the Ontario Street on-ramp.
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Mondelez rolling out snacks free of GMOs, artificial ingredients

Feb 21 10:03am Chicago Business News
The company, which has posted declining sales the past three years, is renovating its portfolio as consumers increasingly demand less-processed snacks.
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White House wants to give insurers more time to file 2018 rates

Feb 21 9:34am Chicago Business News
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will revise rate filing deadlines for all plans currently selling products on the Affordable Care Act's exchanges.
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Chicago Bears Predicted To Pursue This Sneaky Good Corner

Feb 21 8:15am Sports Mockery
With so much focus on the big names, it's easy to forget Ryan Pace is all about finding lesser known gems. So better start up the Logan Ryan Bears rumors...
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Northbrook estate sells for record $4.32 million

Feb 21 8:07am Chicago Business News
The 16,000-square-footer is only the second property in the suburb to go for more than $3.3 million.
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Lincoln Park site to pair new condos, rehabbed house

Feb 21 7:00am Chicago Business News
On a parcel about equal to seven city lots, the developers plan an eight-unit building next to the existing home, which will be renovated and priced in the $3 million range.
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Could The Chicago White Sox Actually #TankForBeer?

Feb 20 6:50pm Sports Mockery
As a White Sox fan, you’ve likely already heard of the hashtag, #TankForBeer. The popular moniker will likely take over social media for most of the 2017 season. But what does it really mean, and is it truly attainable? The “Beer” refers to top draft prospect Seth Beer. The Clemson Tiger has absolutely dominated the...
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Sports and All That Chaz: Episode 46

Feb 20 6:49pm Midway Madness
David and Nathan discuss the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston in a trade, the DeMarcus Cousins trade and Cubs and White Sox spring training.
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Smashing Pumpkins' Jimmy Chamberlin Is Selling A Ton Of His Drum Gear

Feb 20 6:37pm Chicagoist
Warning to fellow drummers: Be prepared to start salivating. [ more › ]...
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WATCH: How I Got To Play Trivia With Denis Savard In An Uber

Feb 20 6:00pm Sports Mockery
You don't have to know someone...
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Photos: 'This Protest Is Real News' & Other Favorite Signs From 'Not My President's Day'

Feb 20 5:38pm Chicagoist
  The demonstration is expected to continue through the early evening. [ more › ]...
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Cubs Have Some Spiritual Spectators At Spring Training Today

Feb 20 4:56pm Sports Mockery
Let the 2017 gimmicks begin.
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Ex-Dusek's Employee Fired For Missing Shift On 'A Day Without Immigrants' Rejects Reinstatement Offer

Feb 20 4:38pm Chicagoist
The Pilsen restaurant apologized and said an exception should have been made. But the former employee said he will not return. [ more › ]...
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NFL Insider Sees This QB As Chicago Bears Fallback Option

Feb 20 4:27pm Sports Mockery
Thought those A.J. McCarron Bears rumors will a little too out there? Tell that to one of the top football columnists going today.
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David Ross Reveals His Biggest Concern For The 2017 Cubs

Feb 20 2:56pm Sports Mockery
Ross shares his thoughts on the 2017 Chicago Cubs and reveals two major concerns for the defending World Series champions.
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NBA Insider Says Celtics Are Upping Their Offer For Jimmy Butler

Feb 20 2:53pm Sports Mockery
The latest rumors suggest the Bulls aren't expected to trade Jimmy Butler before the deadline on Thursday. But the Celtics are reportedly upping their offer for the All Star. Will GarPax change their mind?...
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The Science Behind Chicago's Record-Breaking February Warmth

Feb 20 2:37pm Chicagoist
Why the WINO (winter in name only)? [ more › ]...
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Alshon Jeffery Expected To Stay In Chicago For Offseason Workouts

Feb 20 2:10pm Sports Mockery
Alshon Jeffery and the Chicago Bears have remained mum on whether the receiver would be staying with the team or not. A major hint was just dropped.
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Dexter Fowler Doesnt Back Down, Calls Fans Ignorant For Not Reading Full Article

Feb 20 2:06pm Sports Mockery
Dexter Fowler isn’t backing down, nor should he after a simple comment responding to how President Trump’s failed travel ban affected his family in a story turned into a hate-fest for St. Louis Cardinals fans. Fowler’s wife is from Iran, which was one of the seven Muslim-majority countries in the travel ban that was blocked...
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This Guy's Friends Took Out A Giant Personal Ad On A Wicker Park Bus Shelter To Razz Him

Feb 20 1:37pm Chicagoist
It's a pretty hilarious reminder to always be a gracious winner. Or else... [ more › ]...
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How Baseball, the White Sox and Gordon Beckham Connected Two Best Friends

Feb 20 1:12pm Sports Mockery
Brian Madsen is your typical White Sox fan. His love of the team was passed down from his parents, who were lifelong fans themselves. He has embraced the team’s rebuild and is excited for the future. You could describe Madsen as a die-hard fan. He has been to every White Sox Opening Day since 2013;...
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Two 13-Year-Old Boys Among 24 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Feb 20 12:37pm Chicagoist
Four people were also fatally shot over the warm holiday weekend. [ more › ]...
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Bulls Are 2nd Biggest Loser In DeMarcus Cousins Trade To Pelicans

Feb 20 12:15pm Sports Mockery
The Kings are getting skewered for the DeMarcus Cousins trade to the Pelicans, and rightly so. Unfortunately for Bulls fans, Chicago will suffer some collateral damage from the aftermath of the biggest NBA trade in years.
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15 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Week

Feb 20 11:38am Chicagoist
The unusually pleasant February weather looks to hold through this week, so get out and enjoy some of these area events. [ more › ]...
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Blackhawks Commissioned Artist To Create Custom Mask For Eric Semborski

Feb 20 10:21am Sports Mockery
Eric Semborski thought dressing for the Chicago Blackhawks was where his dream ended but the kind gestures continue.
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Vegas Oddsmaker Made Fascinating Jay Cutler and Jimmy Garoppolo Comparison

Feb 20 9:29am Sports Mockery
Comparing Jay Cutler and Jimmy Garoppolo may be something Bears fans end up doing quite soon. So what would Vegas have to say about it?...
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Dexter Fowler Responds To Hatred From Cardinals Fans With A Kind Gesture

Feb 20 1:08am Sports Mockery
Spring training is less than a week in the books, but St. Louis Cardinals fans are already in mid-season form, spewing their hatred against Dexter Fowler. The all-star outfielder was ruthlessly attacked on social media after he said, “It’s huge. Especially anytime you’re not able to see family, it’s unfortunate,” when asked about President Trump’s...
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Applying The Bill Parcells Rules To Every Chicago Bears QB Target

Feb 19 9:40pm Sports Mockery
Bill Parcells knew a thing or two about what makes good football players. Perhaps the Chicago Bears might learn something about from his rules. ...
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REPORT: Boston Red Sox Emerge As Potential Todd Frazier Landing Spot

Feb 19 9:16pm Sports Mockery
It has been no secret that Todd Frazier is available for trade. As the White Sox rebuild, moving an impending free agent in Frazier is towards the top of their priorities. What has been a secret is where Frazier may end up. The Dodgers showed serious interest earlier this offseason, but with Los Angeles re-signing...
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WATCH: Patrick Kane With The Filthiest Goal Of The Blackhawks Season

Feb 19 8:32pm Sports Mockery
Patrick Kane's 20th goal of the season was by far his most impressive.
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Who Would Start In Center Field If Charlie Tilson Misses Extended Time?

Feb 19 5:37pm Sports Mockery
The talk surrounding Day Two of White Sox Spring Training has been the injury suffered by center fielder Charlie Tilson. First reported by Scott Merkin and later confirmed by multiple media outlets, the White Sox prospect suffered a “stress reaction” in his right foot. Per @scottmerkin, Charlie Tilson suffered a stress reaction in his right...
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Photos: A Thousand Protesters Rage Against Trump On 1 Month Anniversary Of Presidency

Feb 19 4:37pm Chicagoist
  Stop the Trump agenda of racism, sexism and bigotry, and other signs from today's march, on the one-month mark of Trump's presidency. [ more › ]...
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Cardinals Fans Attack Dexter Fowler Because He Wants To Visit Family In Iran

Feb 19 2:44pm Sports Mockery
I’m sure Dexter Fowler was warned of the behavior that some St. Louis Cardinals fans have before signing a five-year, $82.5 million contract this past offseason. The center fielder won’t regret signing in St. Louis, but I’d be willing to bet that by the end of his tenure there, some of those scumbag fans will make...
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Kraft Heinz withdraws $143 billion Unilever bid

Feb 19 1:09pm Chicago Business News
Unilever last week rejected a $50-a-share buyout offer by Kraft Heinz, saying the proposal fundamentally undervalues the household-products maker.
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Hall of Fame GM Perfectly Explains What Bears Need To Finally Get Their QB

Feb 19 12:21pm Sports Mockery
The Chicago Bears quarterback hunt has been a failure for years. How can they change that? A former nemesis provided the simple answer.
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WATCH: Bryzzo Says The Cubs Are Ready To Do It All Over Again In 2017

Feb 19 11:59am Sports Mockery
Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo sit down with ESPN to talk about the upcoming season (and crying at Bryant's wedding)...
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WATCH: Ryan Hartman Defends Teammate In No-Brainer Fight

Feb 19 8:52am Sports Mockery
Chicago Blackhawks' Ryan Hartman took exception to a hard hit on teammate Tanner Kero en route to a fight with Edmonton Oilers' Eric Gryba.
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Avant has biggest war chest among AI startups

Feb 19 3:00am Chicago Business News
Al Goldstein's online lender raised over a half-billion dollars, CB Insights says.
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Why The Bears Can Trust Ryan Pace To Get The QB Problem Fixed

Feb 18 9:48pm Sports Mockery
Ryan Pace is about to make the most critical decision of his football career. Can he get the Chicago Bears a legitimate QB?...
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New Trier gelling at the right time

Feb 18 4:25pm Midway Madness
The New Trier Trevians feel like they are starting to put it all together, and the timing couldn’t be better, with only one game remaining before sectionals. The Trevs went 1-1 in back-to-back games this weekend, defeating Niles West 56-48 Friday before dropping the Saturday matinee 59-49 to St. Viator. “We’re playing better right now […]...
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All Chicago Bears Playoff Failures Are Tied To This Same Problem

Feb 18 4:16pm Sports Mockery
One would think the many Chicago Bears playoff failures of the Super Bowl era can't be blamed on any singular thing. Turns out they'd be wrong.
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Red Sox Catcher Is Incapable Of Throwing The Ball Back To The Pitcher

Feb 18 3:24pm Sports Mockery
Please let this guy somehow be the Red Sox opening day catcher.
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Most Intriguing Position Battles To Watch At White Sox Spring Training

Feb 18 3:00pm Sports Mockery
The 2017 Chicago White Sox will likely finish fourth in the AL Central. While they have the talent to beat the Twins, the Royals, Tigers and Indians should all finish above them. If/when the team moves Jose Quintana, David Robertson, Todd Frazier and others, perhaps they could sink to the bottom of the division. Even...
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Insider Drops Huge Hint About A Potential Chicago Bears Trade

Feb 18 1:38pm Sports Mockery
Free agency and the draft are always the primary focus during the spring months in the NFL. The Chicago Bears are expected to be major players in both areas this season. They have the #3 overall pick in the draft and well over $50 million in salary cap space. Odds are the roster will undergo...
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MLB Writer Believes All Cubs Fans Are Stupid

Feb 18 11:17am Sports Mockery
Phil Rogers gives Cubs fans a 10-point list of how we should handle success and it's arguably the dumbest thing I've ever read.
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Three Geniuses On Jeopardy Dont Know MVP Kris Bryant

Feb 18 10:31am Sports Mockery
On Thursday's episode of Jeopardy College Championship, the contestants didn't know the following Cubs-themed question.
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Three Geniuses On Jeopardy Dont Know MVP Kris Byrant

Feb 18 10:31am Sports Mockery
On Thursday's episode of Jeopardy College Championship, the contestants didn't know the following Cubs-themed question.
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