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Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

How to Party Like Twin Peaks on New Year's Eve

Local rockers Twin Peaks gave us party tips, hangover cures and walked us through some of their wildest New Year's Eve experiences.

News | News

Chicago cop given 5 years in prison for shooting at car, wounding two teens

Officer Marco Proano told the judge he was just trying “to protect human life” when he fired 16 times at the car. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Music | Music

The Riverdales - The Riverdales (full album)

The debut album by the Riverdales. Released in June 1995 through Lookout Records, produced by Mass Giorgini and Billie Joe Armstrong. I know all the songs ar...

News | That's News to Me

AG Madigan sues to enforce Chicago police reform; Emanuel pledges cooperation

Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Tuesday plans to announce she's going to federal court to get a judge to oversee police reform in Chicago.

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Hydrofoil Surfing in Chicago with Zane Schweitzer

A short film by Mike Killion featuring hydrofoil surfing in Chicago with Zane Schweitzer and Ian Jacobson of Chicago SUP. All Video © Mike Killion 2017 Music…

Sports | Cycling

Vintage: Chicago's cycling craze -- Chicago Tribune

It was 1896, the pinnacle of America's first cycling craze, and Chicago was caught up in the excitement over these new "noiseless steeds." Then as now, bicycles jostled with other modes of transportation, vying for supremacy.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Jaded In Chicago

Originally a printed zine from 1998 – 2004, Jaded In Chicago has returned exclusively online. Our goal is to provide coverage of Chicago’s expansive independent

News | That's News to Me

Chicago holiday weekend shootings claim 101 victims

Nearly half of the shootings during the four-day holiday weekend happened over 12 hours.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Opinion | I’m Glad the Dyke March Banned Jewish Stars

his weekend, at a lesbian march in Chicago, three women carrying Jewish pride flags — rainbow flags embossed with a Star of David — were kicked out of the celebration on the grounds that their flags were a “trigger.

Politics | Liberal "Tolerance"

Chicago 'Dyke March' bans Jewish pride flags: 'They made people feel unsafe' - U.S. News - Haaretz.com

Dyke March organizers removed participants waving Jewish Pride flags because they were 'triggering'

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

11 Pizza Joints that will change your life - Voyage Chicago | Chicago City Guide

When we work late, there is one thing almost everyone on the editorial team agrees on: it’s time to order pizza. Thankfully Chicago has some of the best pizza in the country (even our NYC colleagues have come around to this…albeit slowly). We’ve sha

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'Are you looking for me?' Suburban Chicago hiker tells how she survived Montana wilderness - Chicago Tribune

While many might panic or lose hope after days lost in Montana's wilderness, Madeline Connelly in a Chicago Tribune interview said she often felt at peace.

Music | Music

The Riverdales - The Riverdales (full album)

The debut album by the Riverdales. Released in June 1995 through Lookout Records, produced by Mass Giorgini and Billie Joe Armstrong. I know all the songs ar...

Sports | NBA

Rajon Rondo of Chicago Bulls out indefinitely with broken thumb

Rajon Rondo, who has averaged 11.5 points and 8.5 assists in the Bulls' two win over the Celtics, is out indefinitely with a fractured thumb.

Music | Music

Jawbreaker -- I Love You So Much It's Killing Us Both (Official Tour Video)

Ya boyz in Minneapolis. First Avenue, October 11, 1995. Prince watched from side stage, near Anthony's monitor. A great time was had by all, especially at mi...

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

The best rooftop bars in Chicago

Nothing beats drinking at rooftop bars. Chicago residents wait all year for great views with a drink, from hotel bars to elevated lounges or decks.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

The most legendary dive bars in Chicago

Of all the bars in Chicago, we maybe love our dive bars the most. Here, we pay homage to the bars that we think are the most legendary in the city

Sports | Cycling

Raise the Road

Presented by Chicago Women's Elite Cycling

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

What Do They Use to Dye the Chicago River Green? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Food & Drink | Coffee

The 18 Best Coffee Shops In Chicago

The coffee is always hot and full of flavor at our picks for the best coffeehouses in Chicago.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Chicago's best alcohol delivery services, from beer to spirits

The best beer and liquor delivery services in Chicago will help you when you need alcohol in a hurry (or when you just don't want to go outside.)

Sports | Sports

How the Chicago Cubs Made History

The inside story of the team that broke the 108-year World Series drought

Sports | MLB

Believe it: Cubs win first World Series since 1908 in epic Game 7

The Cubs celebrate after getting the final out to win the World Series. CLEVELAND – The Chicago Cubs won the World Series on Wednesday night. Game 7 – and the 112th World Series – will go down among the best ever.

Sports | SPORTS

Cubs win thrilling Game 7 in 10 innings for first World Series title since 1908

Breaking down Game 7 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field.

Sports | MLB

Corey Kluber shuts down Cubs, lifts Indians to brink of championship

Excitement, emotion – all of that is well and good, but when it comes to the Chicago Cubs, or any team for that matter, it is not enough. The Cubs were losing hard, too, in this pivotal Game 4 of the World Series.

Sports | MLB

World Series Game 3: Indians blank Cubs again, take 2-1 series lead

Coco Crisp (4) hits an RBI-single scoring pinch-runner Michael Martinez (not pictured) during the seventh inning in game three of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. CHICAGO – About a half-hour before something 71 years in t

Humor | Humor

Cubs Fan Ready To Get Completely Drunk Again On Only 2 Days’ Rest - The Onion - America's Finest News Source

The Onion, America's Finest News Source.

Sports | MLB

NLCS Game 3: Dodgers shut out Cubs again to take series lead

Rich Hill was on his game in a brilliant Game 3 performance on Tuesday. It wasn’t even a week ago we were questioning if the Los Angeles Dodgers had enough pitching to advance through the NLDS. Of course, the Dodgers also needed some offense of their ow

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

Chicago has been named the best city for ‘urban hermits’

You could spend years exploring Chicago's amazing restaurants, breathtaking attractions and killer music festivals. Or you could sit around

Food & Drink | Travel

The Best Outdoor Activities in Chicago

The best runs, rides, climbs, and places to refuel in the Windy City

Food & Drink | Travel

Not for Tourists - Chicago

Not For Tourists is a growing series of guides to major cities. Our philosophy is simple: people need to use the cities they live in, commute into, or travel to effectively. They need to use their city’s transportation systems; its governmental infrastr

Food & Drink | Travel

Earphoria Chicago Logan Square

facebook.com/hostelearphoria Hostel Earphoria is a unique guesthouse in Logan Square, Chicago that gives musicians a space to stay, play, practice, record, collaborate and perform. Hostel Earphoria is a unique guesthouse in Logan Square Chicago, specifica

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Double Door Ordered To Leave Wicker Park Location By Judge - Wicker Park - DNAinfo Chicago

"It's come to an end," the building's owner said after court. "We wish them well."

Sports | NBA

Sources: Dwyane Wade plans to join Bulls

Dwyane Wade has informed the Chicago Bulls he plans to sign a deal with them.

Sports | NBA

Rondo joins Bulls for another attempt to regain his relevance - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Rajon Rondo will attempt to become relevant again in Chicago. Did you know that Rajon Rondo led the NBA in assists this season? Toiling for an unimpressive, uninspiring Sacramento Kings that was only intermittently interesting as a trai

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Let’s celebrate the loss of the Lucas Museum | Bleader | Chicago Reader

A loss for Rahm is a win for the city's discontented citizens.

Sports | NBA

Bulls trade ex-MVP Rose to Knicks in Five-Player Trade

News, email and search are just the beginning. Discover more every day. Find your yodel.

Visual Arts | Chicago Arts

'Playboy' by design: Exhibit looks at magazine's promotion of architecture

Hugh Hefner had a passion for architecture, and when he founded Playboy in Chicago in 1953, he used the magazine as venue for stories about some of the city's modern architects. The first issue of Playboy contained an article on Frank Lloyd Wright ; the s

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

Best Chicago music venues for rock, blues, jazz and more

Catch a show at one of the best Chicago music venues, whether you prefer seeing bands in intimate clubs or under the skyline at an outdoor pavilion

Sports | NHL

Brian Elliott, late power play give Blues Game 3 win over Hawks | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Blues forward Jaden Schwartz fired the game-winner at the 13:22 mark of the third period.

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

PWS Chicago to Milwaukee, Journey 1

Military Veteran Nate Dub stand up paddles from chicago to Milwaukee 100 miles to raise funds for charity and help vets with PTSD.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

18 signs you know you're in Wicker Park

It may not be the bohemian enclave that it once was, but Wicker Park is still one of the most recognizable neighborhoods in all of Chicago. A center of act

Sports | NBA

Warriors reach 73 wins in blowout to set new single-season record

Golden State made history Wednesday with a dominant win to top the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' single-season wins record.

Sports | Cycling

This is a bike-lovers dream office to work in | CONTEMPORIST

When SRAM Corporation, a global bicycle component manufacturer, wanted to create a new headquarters, they turned to Perkins+Wills for the design.

Visual Arts | Art

Analysis Reveals Lost Colors in Van Gogh's 'The Bedroom'

A version of Vincent van Gogh's The Bedroom (1888-1889) currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago looks a little different from the painting we're all familiar with. Instead of powder blue walls and a greenish-brown floor, the room has been updated with lavender walls and a red floor. This is no mistake. According to new forensic analysis reported by Science News, these were the shades originally chosen by van Gogh himself.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

33 things that will definitely happen to you when moving to Chicago

Your first year after moving to Chicago can be full of surprises, but the following are all pretty much guaranteed

Food & Drink | Recipes and Food Related

15 Foods Invented (or Perfected) in Chicago Besides Deep Dish Pizza

Visual Arts | Art & Design

The Art Institute will display Van Gogh's bedroom paintings next month

Vincent Van Gogh, arguably the most well-known post-Impressionist painter in the world, will have three versions of his painting The Bedroom exhibited...

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Bucket o'Blood :: Books & Records :: Buy, Sell, Trade. Chicago

We buy, sell, and trade used books and records. Specializing in science fiction, fantasy, horror, literary fiction, popular science, creative non-fiction and biographies

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Chicago's 10 Oldest Restaurants Thrive by Staying (Mostly) the Same

Simple food, decent prices and stellar neon signs — that's what these eateries seem to have in common.

Sports | NBA

Butler's 2nd-half 40 breaks MJ's record, pushes Bulls past Raptors | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Jimmy Butler set a new franchise record by scoring 40 points after halftime ... and Chicago needed every last one of them.

News | The News

Uber driver with concealed handgun prevents mass shooting in Chicago - Business Insider

A driver with the ride-hailing service Uber put a stop to a potential mass shooting in Chicago over the weekend.

Sports | Cycling

Evening commute cycling in the city on Chicago's lakefront path

27 May 2015 commute home from south loop to Andersonville. Terrible headwind. But still a nice ride!

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Best of Chicago 2015 | Chicago Reader

Critics' Picks and readers' poll vote winners in Chicago Arts & Culture, Food & Drink, City Life, Music & Nightlife, and Goods & Services

Sports | My Sporting News

What Is the Cubs’ ‘Murphy Curse’? | Heavy.com

There have been many curses that have followed the Cubs since winning their last World Series win in 1908, but the curse of Murphy may be the most solid

News | News

Palestinian Lies that Kill

On Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, I attended a Chicago rally sponsored by American Muslims for Palestine. I witnessed at most about 800 people gathered, and media reported several hundred, yet the Arab Press magically multiplied the numbers and manipulated the photos to report 15,000 marchers.

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

The 50 most beautiful buildings in Chicago

We searched Chicago's skyline from the skyscrapers to the side streets and beyond to find our favorite examples of the city's architectural excellence.

Advice & Self-Help | Helpful Advice

The best sushi in Chicago!

These Japanese and sushi restaurants have the best sushi in Chicago, including sashimi, spicy tuna maki rolls and nigiri

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Ads Making Fun Of Bad CTA Users Win National Award

The CTA has been awarded for taking a stand against bad public transportation etiquette.

History | Chicago History

Photos from the Great Chicago Fire

The Great Chicago Fire erupted on Oct. 8, 1871, and burned a large portion of the city until the fire died out on Oct. 10, 1871. It killed hundreds of people and destroyed a huge swath of the central business district, which was mainly m

History | Chicago History

The Chicago Fire

The whole Midwest was parched, caught in the thrall of a mighty drought. Chicago, with its preponderance of wooden buildings, inadequate fire codes and inferior firefighting equipment, was a conflagration waiting to happen. On this Sunday evening, it did.

Books | Chicago Readers

800 Books Will Be Left On The 'L' For Riders During Chicago Ideas Week

Eight hundred books will be available on "L" stations and trains for Ideas Week.

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

8 films you may have forgotten were set in Chicago

Chicago has a pretty rich history of being featured on the silver screen. From The Blues Brothers to Ferris Bueller's Day Off, our city has been home to some truly...

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

Check Out Chicago Museums For Free During First Museum Week

For the week of Oct. 1 through 7, museums around town will be offering free or discounted admission, membership and gift shop discounts and hosting special events.

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Chicago's native foods, from familiar fare to obscure originals

A list of meaty, messy and often obscure city originals that's meant to get you out of your comfort zone.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

The Voice of the CTA: Actor from Milwaukee a Chicago Legend

The man behind the city's bus and L announcements is a voiceover actor from Milwaukee.

Sports | NFL

Fire sale starting? Chicago Bears trade Jared Allen, Jon Bostic | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Chicago Bears are 0-3, and of all the 0-3 teams in the NFL who might rebound to make the playoffs, the Bears might rank last on that list. So they traded pass rusher Jared Allen.

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

'Chicagohenge' Is Happening Tonight If You Know When To Look

Stand among the skyscrapers of the Loop Wednesday night, and you're in for a beautiful light show courtesy of this year's Fall Equinox.

History | Chicago History

Letter of Recommendation: The Thorne Miniature Rooms in Chicago

Model rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago can make an adult feel like a child again.

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

17 ways to spot someone from the suburbs in Chicago

Let's be honest, it isn't that hard to spot someone from out of town in Chicago, let alone a person visiting from the suburbs. Not that being from the suburbs is...

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

Say Goodbye To The Navy Pier Ferris Wheel With Free Late-Night Rides

There's not a better way to view the nighttime Chicago skyline than a late-night ride on the Navy Pier Ferris wheel, and this weekend is your chance to do it.

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

Chicago launching major New Year's Eve celebration

Chicago is looking to start 2016 in a big way, with a large-scale New Year's Eve celebration it hopes will rival New York's, packing in tens of thousands of revelers downtown.

Books | Books

15 Chicago-set stories explore the darker side of humanity in Chicago Noir | Bleader | Chicago Reader

Local author Joe Meno's Chicago Noir: The Classics compiles stories from the likes of Stuart Dybek, Patricia Highsmith, and Nelson Algren—some more hard boiled than others.

Entertainment | Film

Reality-Bending Timelapses of Cities in Tilt-Shift | Mental Floss

Spoonfilm's series "Little Big World" makes cities look like adorable dollhouse worlds.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

The Best dive bars in Chicago!

The best dive bars in Chicago offer low-key nights, greasy snacks, and cheap beer and cocktails. Here are our favorites.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Leonardo DiCaprio Will Play A Serial Killer In Martin Scorsese's 'Devil In The White City': Chicagoist

Leonardo DiCaprio will play one of Chicago's most prolific serial killers, who did his killing during the World's Fair of 1893, right here in Chicago.

History | Chicago History

Statue Stories has David Schwimmer, Steve Carell, others giving voice to Chicago

It would almost be enough to have your cellphone ring and the identifying text say there's an incoming call from "Abraham Lincoln," or "Benito Juarez," or "Cloud Gate." That's a screenshot worth saving.

Advice & Self-Help | Useful Stuff

27 Chicago hacks to make your life easier

From the booze to the blues, city life in Chicago has its perks, but to live here like a boss, it helps to know some shortcuts and tricks. After moving to Chicago,...

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Where to find Happy Hour specials in Chicago

Last week Governor Rauner signed a bill letting Illinois indulge in happy hour drink specials starting tonight. Here's a list of where you can find...

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

Stream Lollapalooza from your couch this weekend

If you couldn't score a ticket to Lollapalooza this weekend, you'll still be able to catch some of the festival's best performances. The city's largest music festival...

Music | Chicago Music

Your guide to Lollapalooza 2015 aftershows and parties

If you don't want the party to stop when Grant Park closes, you need to check out the best Lollapalooza aftershows and parties at venues all over the city.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Chicago's Bit Space Gives Kids a Place To Tinker 21st Century-Style

A new "maker space" for kids combines high- and low-tech tools for a hands-on creative experience.

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Hungry? This Map Shows Best Ethnic Eats By Neighborhood in Chicago

Check out the historical ethnicity and Yelp-preferred restaurant of each 'hood.

Books | Chicago Readers

10 Quintessential Books Set In Chicago

The Windy City is full of characters, from PureWow Chicago, the free daily lifestyle email for women, featuring the best finds in Arts + Culture for women.

Sports | NHL

Chicago Blackhawks trade Patrick Sharp to Dallas Stars | For The Win

You knew it was coming. Patrick Sharp is no longer a Chicago Blackhawk. The team announced via press release on social media that Sharp, 33, who has been an integral part of the Blackhawks' three Stanley Cup wins in the last six seasons, has been traded t

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

The Best Taco Bell Ever? Yelpers Say Chicago Location 'Out of a Fantasy'

The Taco Bell at 2575 N. Clybourn Ave. has 4.5 stars on Yelp from more than 200 reviews.

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

Beer, Bikes And Reggie Watts At Tour De Fat Chicago 2015

Want proof that Logan Square loves bikes and beer? New Belgium Brewing is coming to Palmer Square Park this Saturday to celebrate bikes and craft beer.

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

7 Chicago restaurants serving new brunch options

The long summer days are here and you’ll want to start them off right. Whether you need to fuel up before hitting the bike trails or beach or just want to kick off your day drinking before heading to a neighborhood fest, make your first stop one

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

24 new dishes to eat at Taste of Chicago 2015, ranked from worst to best

This year's Taste of Chicago is serving new dishes, including avocado toast, paletas and Cuban pork tamales

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

A Look Inside Humboldt Park's New Boathouse Cafe

The longtime dream of one Humboldt Park native has opened in the neighborhood's historic boathouse.

History | Chicago History

The last remains of old Chicago

Ever wish you lived in Chicago in the '20s, '60s, '80s? Traces of old Chicago remain, from gambling dens to red light districts to payphones.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Curious City: Searching for truth behind the legend of a 1955 Chicago shark attack | WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

Just in time for Shark Week: Was a 1955 Lake Michigan shark attack real or just an urban legend?  

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

10 New Attractions That Will Help Chicago Reach its 2020 Tourism Goals

An unprecedented number of major Chicago tourist destinations have either recently opened or will come online in the next half decade.

News | The News

Chicago finds new tax stream: Netflix, Spotify, online gambling - Jul. 2, 2015

Chicago has expanded its taxing power to extend to streaming services. The city's residents will now pay an extra 9% tax to use services such as Netflix and Spotify.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Free things to do with kids this summer in Chicago

From flying a kite to seeing fireworks at Navy Pier, we recommend these totally awesome free things to do with kids this summer

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Best day trips from Chicago to beaches, breweries and more

Take one of these easy, affordable day trips from Chicago to visit art museums, distilleries, breweries, restaurants and beaches

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

4th of July fireworks: Where to watch fireworks in Chicago

Whether you want to see the sky lit up downtown or catch a suburban display, we've found the best place in Chicago to watch fireworks on the 4th of July.

Sports | NBA

Sources: Jimmy Butler agrees to $95 million contract with Bulls - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: After turning down a $44 million offer from the Bulls in October, Jimmy Butler's breakout season will net him a max deal.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Where to Find Peace and Quiet in Chicago

Lily pools, greenhouses and parks, from PureWow Chicago, the free daily lifestyle email for women, featuring the best finds in Arts + Culture for women.

Sports | Sports

Jimmy Butler is probably stuck with the Bulls, here are his options - SBNation.com

Butler will have a new contract with the Bulls, but how many years will it be?

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Unexpected spots for waterfront dining in Chicago

Admire views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River over dinner and drinks at these Chicago restaurants for waterfront dining

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Inside Chicago's Cheese World: The Great American Cheese Collection

Nestled in the Back of the Yards, there’s a little-known cheese sanctuary known as the Great American Cheese Collection.

History | Chicago History

The Storyteller from Albany Park, Chicago

On Friday nights we went to the Terminal theater. It seemed like 5,000 teenagers were there. After the movie, we'd go to Purity deli for kishkes and cherry Cokes.

Sports | Sports

#TBT: Sammy Sosa, June 1998 - SweetSpot - ESPN

In June of 1998 Sammy Sosa hit 20 home runs on his way to 66 for the season.

History | Chicago History

Unsung urban planning hero Edward Brennan made it easy to find your way around Chicago

Unsung urban planning hero Edward Brennan tamed a chaotic 19th-century street-numbering system.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Ferris Bueller took a day off 30 years ago this month

Thirty years ago today, Ferris Bueller borrowed a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder, caught a foul ball at a Cubs game and sang "Twist and Shout" while on a float during the Von Steuben Day Parade in his famous Chicago day off.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

5 Chicago tenant rights your landlord doesn't want you to know

Have you ever had a truly awful landlord? One that never fixed anything and seemed to be born to make your life miserable? They might have been breaking the law. Tenants...

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Best apps for Chicago drinkers: delivery, trivia and more

From a booze delivery app to a tiki handbook to a guide to the city's bar history, these are the best apps for Chicago boozehounds

Humor | Chicago Humor

The 14 runners you'll see on the lakefront path in Chicago

Whether you're a running newbie or training for the Chicago Marathon, you're sure to encounter these runners on the road to shin splints

Sports | SPORTS

Timonen caps career with first championship as Blackhawks win

Breaking news and features on trades, free agency, the Stanley Cup Playoffs and more from the National Hockey League.

Sports | NHL

Conn Smythe Watch: Duncan Keith vs. everyone else | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Welcome our Conn Smythe Watch. This one is a just a glimpse at the current picture. Last list's ranking is next to each name. Who are the current favorites for playoff MVP? Glad you asked.

Sports | NHL

Lightning's secondary scoring coming through at the right time | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: CHICAGO — You don’t win championships without depth. While the Tampa Bay Lightning were carried through three rounds thanks to their top two lines, the rest of the pack are showing up at the right time, which is why they hold a 2-1

Sports | NHL

Despite mystery ailment, Bishop steals win for Tampa Bay - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Ben Bishop's long white goalie pads were laid face down in front of his empty locker, a skate left splayed behind each one. To say it looked like the Tampa Bay netminder was in a hurry to escape the scene of a crime would hardly be an e

Music | Chicago Music

Here's Why The Musicians on Chicago 'L' Platforms Are About to Sound MUCH Better

Folk musicians will play nearly 40 CTA stations June 10-17 during Old Town School's "Iron Heart" tour.

Sports | NHL

Young Lightning learn from mistakes, zap Blackhawks in Game 2 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final took place Saturday night in Tampa, Florida.

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

What to Eat at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field, 2015 Edition

Just when fans thought there weren't enough foods served in a souvenir helmet, the Sox offer up a rib dinner.

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Best outdoor restaurants, patios and cafes in Chicago

Get in gear for alfresco season with our picks for the best outdoor restaurants, patios, gardens and sidewalk cafés in town

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

12 Awesome Chicago Restaurants For Your Wedding Day

It's June, which means wedding season, and all the suits, cocktail dresses, champagne toasts, dining and dancing is upon us. If you're searching for that great restaurant with a private venue or...

Sports | Sports

Pass or Fail: Tampa Bay Lightning’s anti-visiting fan dress code

From Yahoo Sports: The Tampa Bay Lightning are playing another round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which means it’s another round of visiting teams discovering their unique dress code for high-end tickets buyers.

Sports | NHL

Blackhawks vs. Lightning: How much do you love this Stanley Cup Final matchup?

The Lightning are at peak swagger right now. They’ve gone through the two best goalies currently drawing oxygen on this planet. With due respect to Corey Crawford’s strong play in the conference final, they’re going to look down the ice and mutter,

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff!

Here are the real best things to do in Chicago, according to locals

Locals know best. It's easy to get caught up in tourist traps and miss out on local favorites when visiting a new city, especially in a big city like Chicago, where visitor options are seemingly endless.

Sports | NHL

Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks force Game 7 with powerful performance

The war of attrition in the Western Conference Final has been a battle of two different types of strengths: Anaheim’s depth versus Chicago’s skill and survivalist instinct.

Sports | NHL

Antoine Vermette plays hero as Blackhawks beat Ducks in double-OT | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Antoine Vermette went from a healthy scratch in Game 3 to the double-overtime hero of Game 4 of the Western Conference Final.

Music | Music

Marsh Men: Numero’s Entire Run Of Mad Men Placements | Numero Group: By The Numbers

The Numero Group considers themselves very lucky to have contributed several songs to the sonic landscape of Mad Men. And for the sake of historical accuracy, the songs were often upstaged by grand-slam singles from the Beatles, The Jimi Hendrix Expe

Sports | NHL

Marcus Kruger daggers Ducks in triple OT thriller

Game 2 of the Western Conference Final was a physical and spirited affair between the Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks

Advice & Self-Help | Chicago

18 Secret Chicago Bars, and How to Get Into All of Them

Consider this your beginner's guide to every Chicago bar that's -- in some way (hidden entrance!) or another (no address!) -- secret.

Sports | NHL

Ducks beat Blackhawks 4-1 in West opener

Hampus Lindholm, Nate Thompson and Jakob Silfverberg each had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the Western Conference finals with a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. Frederik Andersen made 32 saves and Kyle Palmieri also

Sports | NBA

Cleveland dominates Chicago in Game 6, moves on to the Eastern Conference finals

LeBron James' shooting night wasn't pretty and Kyrie Irving is hurt, but that's what your bench is for.

Sports | NBA

Cavaliers put Bulls on brink of elimination

LeBron James didn't let a sprained ankle slow him down as he played his best game of the postseason, scoring 38 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Chicago 106-101 in game five of their playoff series. James, who leveled the series at 2-2 with a b

Sports | NBA

3-pointer: What we learned from Cavaliers-Bulls Game 4 - CBSSports.com

LeBron James' big shot at the end of Game 4 allowed the Cavs to even up their series 2-2 with the Bulls. Here's what we learned from that game.