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PAWS Chicago is rescuing pets from Louisiana floods and winning our hearts

Eternal good guys PAWS Chicago are responding to the recent flooding in southern Louisiana by sending volunteers from Chicago to go and rescue homeless animals. Since the flooding started, more than 40,000 people have been displaced from their homes, creating a desperate need for emergency housing...

Opinion

  • Here's how to ask out your waitress: Don't.

    Here's how to ask out your waitress: Don't.

    I get it, waitresses are being all nice and [bleep] ’cause it’s their job and they want a fat tip. But let’s pretend that you are seriously interested in your waitress. Is it rude to show interest or solicit a date or more info from someone who is working? If it’s not, what are some ways you can...

  • Sorry, Summer 2016, but I’m breaking up with you

    Sorry, Summer 2016, but I’m breaking up with you

    Summer romances are meant to be as fleeting as the humid days and breezy nights, which means the time has come, Summer 2016, for us to part ways. And if I’m being completely honest here, it’s definitely you, not me. What’s that? You don’t understand? Stop playing Pokémon Go for one second and listen...

  • Ask Anna: I'm nervous about receiving oral sex

    Ask Anna: I'm nervous about receiving oral sex

    I’m 18. I’ve been seeing my boyfriend for four months. I go down on him, but he hasn’t gone down on me because I’m nervous about it. What if he hates it? What if I hate it? What if he thinks I smell or take too long or get bored? I don’t know that I can get over my fears around this, but I don’t...

  • Commitment issues 'n' chill: How do I stop flaking on my relationships?

    Commitment issues 'n' chill: How do I stop flaking on my relationships?

    I'm a 23-year-old male who has recently found out I have commitment issues. I always start to like a girl and then do everything in my power to get to her and then after we've dated for a month or so, I completely lose interest and get out of the relationship. I have no idea why I do this or how...

  • 5 non-relaxing Chicago realities for National Relaxation Day on Aug. 15

    5 non-relaxing Chicago realities for National Relaxation Day on Aug. 15

    Today is National Relaxation Day, and where better to soothe your stressed-out soul than in Chicago? Our city is known for three things: high homicide rates, corrupt politicians and being as laid-back as the Build-A-Bear you stuffed full of Ambien last time you went to Navy Pier. Who needs a pillow...

  • A plea from someone who was 18 once too: Let Malia Obama live

    A plea from someone who was 18 once too: Let Malia Obama live

    Raise your hand if you were ever 18 years old? All of you? Great. Keep them up if you can say your dad was the President of the United States. Pretty much none of you? Cool. Well, welcome to the world of Malia Obama and the Presidential children who have come before her. As we all have learned...

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  • Before you assign blame, CTA and Metra may not be causing that delay

    Before you assign blame, CTA and Metra may not be causing that delay

    I recently found myself stuck underground on an overcrowded morning Red Line train "standing momentarily waiting for signal clearance"—for 45 freaking minutes. Not. Cool. My rail car was eventually evacuated at a nearby station, forcing me to navigate through a seemingly endless crowd of less-than-happy...

  • 4 dead, 21 wounded in Chicago shootings

    4 dead, 21 wounded in Chicago shootings

    At least 25 people were shot over 14 hours in attacks across Chicago beginning Saturday afternoon into early Sunday, police said, equivalent to someone being shot every 33 minutes. Four of the shootings were fatal, including an attack in Marquette Park at about 2:50 a.m. Sunday. Darius Brownlee,...

  • 2016 Chicago Air and Water Show

    2016 Chicago Air and Water Show

    The 2016 Chicago Air and Water Show takes place along the lakefront Aug. 20-21, 2016, with a preview day on Aug. 19.

  • Local dude is willing to jump in gross water for a cause

    Local dude is willing to jump in gross water for a cause

    If you've ever thought about diving into a literal vat of waste and garbage, Steve Buchtel and Josh Ellis have got you beat.  Buchtel and Ellis, along with the executive director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, David St. Pierre, and other fundraisers, will dive straight into the...

  • Gun shop booted from Wizard World Comic Con

    Gun shop booted from Wizard World Comic Con

    A Chicago-area gun shop that wants to exhibit at comic conventions and other pop culture shows was thwarted in its initial attempt Thursday when producers of Wizard World Comic Con Chicago scratched the shop's participation. Barrington-based DS Arms owner Dave Selvaggio said he had planned since...

  • Midway Airport opens pet bathroom

    Midway Airport opens pet bathroom

    Travelers flying with their pets or service animals through Midway Airport no longer have to go outdoors for the pet's potty break. Chicago's Department of Aviation repurposed a family restroom into an indoor dog bathroom, complete with artificial grass, a mini fire hydrant, poop bags and an automatic...

  • Name your sh*t: The city needs your help naming its biosolids

    Name your sh*t: The city needs your help naming its biosolids

    Poop has had many nicknames over the years and now the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago is looking to coin a new one.  The name won't just be for any old poop, it'll be for the "biosolids" that the MWRD uses as fertilizer, made straight from the crap you flush down the toilet....

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