chicago culture

Chicago Culture Maven Lois Weisberg Dies

Lois Weisberg is one of the key components that made Chicago what it is today. Without her, there would be no Chicago Blues Festival, no Friends of the Park or Chicago Cultural Center, no Gallery 37 program or Chicago Gospel Music Festival. She brought Cows on Parade to Chicago and […]

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Cabrini Green Restoration

It has been almost five years since the tear down of the last Cabrini Green notorious tower came crashing down. The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is continuing on with its final plans to move forward and turn the site into a new thriving area and community. The city of Chicago […]

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Chicago High on List of Segregated Cities In U.S.

  The city of Chicago is known for a lot of things such as amazing deep dish pizza, the Sears ( we mean Willis) Tower, and a crazy amount of gun violence in recent years. Now it has been determined that Chicago is pretty high on the list of segregated […]

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Best and Worst Moments of Chicago Pop Culture 2015

We’ll start with the worst moments in Chicago’s 2015; just to get it over with and to help us move on. Some of these still sting.   Chi-Raq’s Premiere   Although Spike Lee’s new satire had a real opportunity to make a statement about gang violence in the South Side, […]

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Bar and shops on Grand Avenue in Montclare, a Chicago community on the Northwest Side. Quiet neighborhood street with Edwardian commercial buildings.

The Most Gorgeous Bars in Chicago

Dive bars these ain’t. Sometimes you just wanna dress up snazzy, spend an hour fussing with your hair, and hit the city in a bar that’s a beautiful as you feel that night. You can get a great drink in plenty of bars in Chicago. But if you want that […]

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How Chicago Is Setting Up For Its First Time-Square Style New Year’s Eve

Chicago has hosted some pretty legendary New Year’s Eve bashes, but to ring in 2016, the whole city is going all-out. In a Time Square style bash, the city is putting on its first countdown event, dubbed Chi Town Rising, right along the river banks with live entertainment, mass celebration, […]

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Best New Bars in Chicago

Chicago is a haven for bar enthusiasts. It has something for everyone: the guy that just wants a cheap Schlitz at his local dive, millennials enamored with craft cocktail alchemy, and everybody in between who’s meeting up for a few drinks after work. Here are six of the best new […]

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Will Pilsen’s New Mega Apartment Complex Change The Neighborhood?

By now, the secret has long been out that New York-based Property Market Groups is moving forward with a 500 unit apartment complex in Pilsen along 18th street and just west of Halsted. It’s also no secret that, for better or worse, Pilsen is a neighborhood on the rise. Located […]

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The BlackWhite Love Play

Thumbs up or thumbs down! Roger Ebert, along with Gene Siskel, changed the way America watched cinema. Brilliantly breaking down a film from the writing, directing, and performance, many counted on Ebert to give the thumbs up to pay their money to see a film or thumbs down to save […]

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Chiraq Satire

December 4, 2015 will be met with intensity by the city of Chicago. The release of the much-anticipated film Chiraq has the world-class city buzzing with hurt, insult, and questions. December 4th will reveal the message that respected film director Spike Lee will send out to a clueless world about […]

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