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  • The Second City: U2 returning to Chicago is the new Obama Farewell Address

    The Second City: U2 returning to Chicago is the new Obama Farewell Address

    So maybe you didn't get a seat to that other big event last week, but for all of you who missed out on witnessing President Obama's farewell address in person, get ready for the next historically significant affair rolling into town: Bono, Drumming Bono, Bass Bono and The Edge Bono will all be...

  • 15 restaurants and bars you should visit in 2017, according to the Jean Banchet Awards

    15 restaurants and bars you should visit in 2017, according to the Jean Banchet Awards

    Awards season is upon us. But Hollywood isn't the only city dishing out trophies. Last night, Chicago's culinary elite gathered for the Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence hosted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The competition was stiff, especially for new restaurants and bars including...

  • Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Pho for a good cause at BellyQ, free chicken for University of Chicago students and staff and more things to do in Chicago on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

  • Photos: Baby animals from around the world

    Photos: Baby animals from around the world

    Is there anything cuter than a baby animal? Maybe, but let's celebrate the adorable little critters being born at zoos around the world.

  • Green Day confirms Wrigley Field stop as part of summer tour

    Green Day confirms Wrigley Field stop as part of summer tour

    Green Day will make its Wrigley Field debut on Aug. 24 as part of its "Revolution Radio Tour," the band confirmed Friday. British rock band Catfish and The Bottlemen is set to join Green Day at its Wrigley Field performance. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale 10 a.m. Jan. 20. Green Day played...

  • Fast transit facts: Answers to your burning CTA-related questions

    Fast transit facts: Answers to your burning CTA-related questions

    Have you ever run after a bus and wondered how a driver decides whether to stop and let you on or to leave you behind? Or been puzzled by fares? So have we. CTA spokesman Jeff Tolman answered some of the burning questions we and RedEye readers had about public transit. Why does the driver turn...

  • Some Chicago hair salons are cutting gender out of their pricing

    Some Chicago hair salons are cutting gender out of their pricing

    For years, a trip to the hair salon for Heidi Truax would inevitably come with awkward exchanges. Stylists wouldn’t always know what to charge her, a woman getting a short and traditionally "masculine" cut. So frustrated were she and her spouse, a transgender male, that they cut their own hair...

  • After convention bows, Cubs will be back preparing for 162-game grind

    After convention bows, Cubs will be back preparing for 162-game grind

    Anthony Rizzo wasn't sure how to forecast the reception he and his teammates would receive at Friday night's opening ceremonies at Cubs Convention. "I really can't see it any crazier than it was last year," said Rizzo, whose Cubs went from National League finalists to World Series champions in...

  • Obama brings Biden to tears, awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Obama brings Biden to tears, awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom

    At the dusk of both of their political careers, surrounded by teary friends and family, President Barack Obama on Thursday bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Joe Biden, the man he called "the finest vice president we have ever seen." The vice president winced in shock as Obama announced...

  • Bow Truss closes Chicago locations as coffee chain fails to pay many employees

    Bow Truss closes Chicago locations as coffee chain fails to pay many employees

    All local locations of Bow Truss, the Chicago-based upscale coffee roaster and cafe chain, were closed Thursday as the business scrambled to pay employees and rent. Founder Phil Tadros confirmed nine Chicago locations closed this week, and said he’s working to find funding and potential partners...

  • ‘Patriots Day’ review: A serviceable tribute

    ‘Patriots Day’ review: A serviceable tribute

    Considering “Deepwater Horizon” came out just a few months ago, we weren’t exactly hurting for another story of working man Mark Wahlberg kissing his beautiful wife goodbye before he unknowingly heads off into a real-life tragedy. But “Patriots Day”—a film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing...

  • Politics pushed aside as Cubs chairman awaits visit to White House

    Politics pushed aside as Cubs chairman awaits visit to White House

    Chairman Tom Ricketts downplayed any suspicions regarding the timing of the Cubs' invitation to the White House on Monday — four days before President-elect Donald Trump is to take office. "Once we got invited, it was a scheduling thing for a while," Ricketts said Wednesday, confirming President...

  • ‘20th Century Women’ review: Challenging but worth it

    ‘20th Century Women’ review: Challenging but worth it

    For all our moments of self-awareness or nuggets of conventional wisdom, it’s really hard to know what we’re doing. There are plenty of sound bites of truth scattered throughout “20th Century Women”—things like “Having your heart broken is a tremendous way to learn about the world” and “Wondering...

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