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Aug. 22, 2014

Hometown heroes

The city has scheduled a welcome-home parade for the Jackie Robinson West All Stars on Wednesday.

Aug. 15, 2014

Heads up!

Those living or working in the city probably heard participants of the 56th annual Chicago Air & Water Show preparing over the last few days.

Aug. 8, 2014

Billiken’s back

The 85th annual Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic gets started at 10 a.m. Saturday in Bronzeville.

The DraMatiq ImpaQT, Jesse White Tumblers and Chicago Ultimate Tumblers acrobatics will all be performing, DNAinfo Chicago reported. Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown will also be in attendance.

Aug. 1, 2014


The 17th installment of the wildly-popular Lollapalooza music festival kicked off on Friday.

Well over 100 artists are on the bill, so it’s a safe bet that the three-day fest has a little something for everyone. But DNAinfo Chicago pointed out the event may just provide big headaches for those who weren’t lucky enough to score a ticket for the sold-out show.

July 25, 2014

A summer job

DNAinfo on Tuesday profiled Richard Vargas, a physical education teacher at Chicago Public Schools’ Morrill School who has been occupying his summer downtime by selling ice cream.

“It’s gorgeous out here,” Vargas said, sitting at his ice cream cart at North Avenue Beach. “I get to meet new people; the people in Chicago are great and very friendly.”

For the entire interview visit DNAinfo.com.

July 18, 2014

Ice cream, you scream

In an early celebration of National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, ride-share company Uber on Friday was delivering frozen treats throughout Chicago.

Ordering ice cream through Uber was just like ordering a ride through the Uber app, DNAinfo Chicago reported. Except instead of selecting “Uber X,” “black car” or “taxi,” users were given the option to hail an ice cream truck.

July 11, 2014

Taste tips

The 2014 Taste of Chicago food festival runs through Sunday, and FOX Chicago has some pointers for those looking to get out this weekend and grab a bite, or five.

July 3, 2014

Beach glory

From the Chicago Tribune: Chicago’s Lake Michigan beach was recently named in GQ magazine’s July issue as one of the best beaches in America.

June 27, 2014

World Cup no match for Preckwinkle

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle gave a speech to a packed room during a Thursday City Club of Chicago event even though a high-stakes World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany was taking place at the same time.

“I’m glad, maybe a little surprised to see so many people here during the World Cup,” Preckwinkle joked. “I’ll try to be as brief as possible so you can see the end of the game.”

June 20, 2014

A bad rap

Republican Don Wilson, who is attempting to defeat incumbent state Sen. Terry Link (D-Waukegan) in the November general election, published on YouTube Wednesday a rap-themed campaign advertisement.

“He believes a better economy helps people with jobs and careers for the future years,” a rapper recites in the ad. “He’s a Republican that believes in the Home of the Brave and the Land of the Free.”

A bad wrap