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  1. Juveniles held for part in Chicago playground shooting

    Pantagraph.com - Illinois 06.19 / 22:16 pantagraph.com
    CHICAGO (AP) — Two Indiana teenagers are being kept in custody after being accused of taking part in a gang-related shooting in Chicago that wounded two girls attending an end-of-year school p…
  2. Interview: Drug Honkey – Paul Gillis on rebellious Chicago band’s ‘Cloak of Skies’

    Metalriot.com - Music 06.19 / 22:06 metalriot.com
    The first time I heard Drug Honkey was almost a decade ago now! It stuck out from a pile of boring emo-goth promo cds like a cancerous growth – Death Dub. ‘WTF is this?’, I thought. I took the cdr home from my then editor’s apartment and soon was lost in a swirl of cacophony…
  3. A Grown-ups Night Out at The Craftsman by Two Brothers (Naperville/Chicago)

    Therockfather.com - Food 06.19 / 21:41 therockfather.com
    Living in the suburbs of Chicago for most of my life (and making a slingshot from far south to far north), I'm still occasionally pleasantly surprised by finding great new areas to explore. Until this month, I had no idea what a vibrant scene could be found in Downtown Naperville, a city located about 30 miles west of Chicago, and about an hour south of Rock Father HQ. After dropping the girls off at Grandma's for the evening, my wife and I set out for an adventure - one anchored by dinner…
  4. Simple but mindblowing couch art pays tribute to Chicago police officer

    Cltv.com - Chicago 06.19 / 21:24 cltv.com
    CHICAGO – Some people see couches as a place to sit – but others see a canvas waiting to be filled with something other than backsides. One such artist sketched a portrait of a Chicago police officer on his couch that quickly went viral after it was posted online. Dave, the artist behind the portrait, said the officer depicted in the drawing is his cousin and a 13-year CPD veteran. He said was inspired by his cousin’s longtime service in [R…
  5. Chicago suspect in playground shooting held without bond

    Abcnews.go.com - Chicago 06.19 / 21:21 abcnews.go.com
    A visibly angry judge has ordered a Chicago man charged in a shooting at a South Side school playground to be held in jail without…
  6. Simple but mindblowing couch art pays tribute to Chicago police officer

    Wgntv.com - Illinois 06.19 / 21:18 wgntv.com
    CHICAGO – Some people see couches as a place to sit – but others see a canvas waiting to be filled with something other than backsides. One such artist sketched a portrait of a Chicago police officer on his couch that quickly went viral after it was posted online. Dave, the artist behind the portrait, said the officer depicted in the drawing is his cousin and a 13-year CPD veteran. He said was inspired by his cousin’s longtime service in [R…
  7. Thunderstorms moving into the Chicago Metro area- Gusty winds and hail possible

    Wgntv.com - Illinois 06.19 / 21:18 wgntv.com
    UPDATE: 3:25pm 1- inch diameter hail reported at Wauconda at 3:17 pm ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Latest radar scans show showers and thunderstorms moving into the Chicago Metro area from southeast Wisconsin. Some of the storms produced hail and gusty winds as they moved through southeast Wisconsin.  One-inch diameter hail was reported at both East Troy and Pewaukee, Wisconsin around 2 pm. Some tree damage was reported at Sturtevant about 2:35 pm. Around 2:30 pm most of the act…
  8. Taking the temperature of Chicago's Pride Parade in era of Trump

    Last year, Chicago's Pride Parade was mournful, coming just two weeks after the vicious mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., where 49 people were killed. Before that, same-sex couples celebrated a Supreme Court ruling holding that they had a constitutional right to marry…
  9. The Hold Steady Debuts Wilco Cover In Chicago

    Www2.jambase.com - Music 06.19 / 21:09 www2.jambase.com
    Watch Craig Finn lead The Hold Steady on a cover of a beloved Wilco song from this past Friday night in…
  10. Showers, Storms Possible in Chicago Area This Week

    WATCH LIVE The Ellen DeGeneres Show Nicole Kidman ("The Beguiled," "Big Little Lies"); Giada De Laurentiis ("Food Network Star"). NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox The Chicago area could see some rain at the start of the work week and it appears the wet weather may stay in the forecast for a…
  11. Girl, 17, among those killed over violent Father’s Day weekend in Chicago

    Cltv.com - Chicago 06.19 / 20:28 cltv.com
    CHICAGO — A 17-year-old girl was among those who were fatally shot over the violent Father’s Day weekend in Chicago. Tiara Viramontes died of a gunshot wound to the head, the Cook County Medical Examiner confirms. According to a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for funeral expenses, Tiara was a Marine Leadership Academy Student, and played basketball and softball. “Tiara was very full of life and if you ever met her you wouldn’t forget her,” the page said. …
  12. "Hamilton" Chicago Star Miguel Cervantes performs on WCL

    Abc7chicago.com - Chicago 06.19 / 20:25 abc7chicago.com
    Miguel is here to perform an original song, "'Til the Calm Comes," about his family's personal…
  13. Girl, 17, among those killed over violent Father’s Day weekend in Chicago

    Wgntv.com - Illinois 06.19 / 20:21 wgntv.com
    CHICAGO — A 17-year-old girl was among those who were fatally shot over the violent Father’s Day weekend in Chicago. Tiara Viramontes died of a gunshot wound to the head, the Cook County Medical Examiner confirms. According to a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for funeral expenses, Tiara was a Marine Leadership Academy Student, and played basketball and softball. “Tiara was very full of life and if you ever met her you wouldn’t forget her,” the page said. …
  14. [PHOTOS] Phoenix + The Lemon Twigs at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago

    Speakersincode.com - Music 06.19 / 19:54 speakersincode.com
    ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA KOELLNERPhoenix recently performed at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. Have a listen to their new album, Ti Amo, and enjoy these photos from Amanda Koellner.THE LEMON…
  15. Chicago Architectural Firm Sued For One World Trade Center Design

    A former Korean grad student of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Jeehoon Park, filed suit against Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) last week for allegedly copying his master's thesis project design and using it as the basis for the new One World Trade Center building in New York. The suit claims employees of SOM saw his project and copied it for the New York building without crediting…
  16. Intrinsic Clinical Systems to Attend DIA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois

    Bio-medicine.org - Medecine 06.19 / 19:00 bio-medicine.org
    Chicago, I.L. (PRWEB) June 19, 2017 Intrinsic Clinical Systems announced it will attend DIA’s Annual Meeting, designed to foster the international exchange of actionable insights to improve health globally through the advancement of lifesaving medicines and technologies. Intrinsic will be…
  17. Chance The Rapper Announces Chicago Beyond's Second Innovation Challenge

    Looktothestars.org - Celebrities 06.19 / 18:36 looktothestars.org
    Today, Chicago Beyond Managing Director Liz Dozier was joined by Chance the Rapper to announce Chicago Beyond’s second annual Go Innovate Challenge. The challenge is designed to find and invest in innovative programs, ideas or approaches that disrupt chronic challenges facing young Chicagoans. To participate, interested organizations simply need to submit a 90-second video that describes their work. “Chicago’s young people possess tremendous potential and deserve every…
  18. Why I Hate Summer in Chicago

    Chicagomag.com - Chicago 06.19 / 18:24 chicagomag.com
    It’s a pushy, domineering, and unapologetic s…
  19. Where to Play Boozy Bocce Ball in Chicago

    Chicagomag.com - Chicago 06.19 / 18:24 chicagomag.com
    The old-school Italian pastime is making a…
  20. Most Dangerous Cities In The US: Miami, DC And Others Outrank Chicago In Gun Violence

    IBTimes - Politics 06.19 / 18:16 ibtimes.com
    Chicago has a reputation as one of the most violent cities in the United States — and while that might be true, depending on how the numbers are viewed, many other cities are far worse off in terms of gun violence per capita. In fact, when it comes to homicide rates based on this metric, Chicago doesn’t even rank among the nation's top 10 deadliest citi…