oh, chicago

Armed men rob at least 14 people during 2-hour crime spree.

Doesn’t seem like anyone has been arrested. “Police issued a community alert late Friday morning linking six robberies to the crew, but a law enforcement source identified additional cases that are also believed to be part of the pattern.” | learn more


Someone stole this a woman’s crane.

It’s not just carjackings Chicagoans have to worry about! “We had the keys in our pocket — somebody had to hotwire it, had a flatbed and took it with them.” | learn more

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Does Chicago need a city charter?

“Most big cities in the U.S. have charters, but Chicago not only doesn’t have one, it is not even allowed by the state of Illinois to create one.” | learn more

retail therapy

Foxtrot is the store that every neighborhood deserves.

Dan Frommer lavishes praise on the Chicago-based corner store of the future. “Foxtrot is a few things: Upscale convenience store, third-wave coffee shop, and wine boutique, digitally equipped for pickup and delivery. Each of these pieces is important, and I’ll […]

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Timeout ranks Chicago 2nd best city in the world.

 I’m assuming they did this poll in the summer, not winter. “Every year, Time Out quizzes more than 20,000 urbanites from across the world about life in their cities, inviting them to weigh in on everything from the local food, […]