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  • All the Dreams We’ve Dreamed: Hoops and Handguns on Chicago’s West Side Wed May 30: Book Cellar in Lincoln Square Wed June 6: City Lit in Logan Square Sat/Sun June 9th/10th: Printers Row Lit Fest Shawn Harrington Bio: Shawn Harrington grew up in Chicago’s Garfield Park neighborhood playing basketball at Marshall High School and appearing in the iconic documentary “Hoop Dreams.” After playing college basketball at both New Mexico State and Northwest Missouri University, Shawn graduated and returned home to Chicago to help raise his newborn daughter, Naja. He soon returned […]

  • A Girl Rates Beer

    Beck Bubenheimer Follow her on Instagram She’s just your average ginger, roaming around Chicago reviewing beers and breweries. Michigan &Chicago beers are her specialty

  • 2 killed on South Side mark first shooting deaths in 7 days

    CHICAGO — Two men are dead after a shooting on the city’s South Side, marking the first shooting deaths in seven days. The shooting happened just before 3 a.m. near 67th and Evans in the city’s West Woodlawn neighborhood. Chicago police say another vehicle pulled alongside a parked vehicle and started shooting. Two documented male gang members sitting inside the parked vehicle were shot. They were both transported to Stroger Hospital where they were pronounced dead. They’re the city’s first […]

  • Illinois GOP Rep. Kinzinger: Durbin should have confronted Trump over comments

    WASHINGTON — Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican, is calling out Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat, for the way he handled the President’s use of vulgar language last week. Kinzinger did say he condemned the language, saying those are not the words of a president. “Now in terms of the language, look, the story has been going on for a week in terms of what the President did or didn’t say,” Kinzinger said in an interview with WGN Morning […]

  • Around Town at City Winery with The Nadas

    The Nadas are a band from Iowa. Yes, they have been around long enough that if they were a car you would keep them covered in your garage except for sunny weekend cruising. But that isn’t what is important about their story. What is important is that they make music that makes you feel things. Happy, sad, nostalgic, optimistic, energized, curious, inspired, and confused. The important part is that it makes you want to listen, and sometimes dance. 2018 will […]

  • Around Town checks out Lift for the 22

    Warrior Bootcamp Supporting Lift for the 22 Saturday, January 13, 2018 Three Sessions, 9:00 a.m., Noon and 5:00 p.m. Limited to 40 participants per session Pulse Fitness 1892 1st Street Highland Park, IL 60035   Registration at: To learn more about Lift for the 22: Carter Davis, a veteran who founded the charitable organization, Lift for the 22.  Carter, like so many veterans, suffered from PTSD, and his life was saved, literally, by going to the gym.  It […]

  • Tom Cochrane stops by studio 1 to sing ‘Life is a Highway

    Catch him tonight! City Winery, show starts at 8.   Tom Cochrane returning to the States in 2018 to play just a few select shows. The last time he played Chicago was about a decade ago and he’ll return on January 10 to play City Winery. The singer will be performing some of his biggest hits including “Life Is A Highway,” “Washed Away” and “I Wish You Well.” An iconic career which started in the pubs, roughneck bars and […]

  • Around Town checks out Sammy: A Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy: A Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. Black Ensemble Theater 773-769-4451

  • Chicago native and DC Comic writer Michael Moreci chats with the morning crew

    Michael Moreci is the author of the sci-fi novel BLACK STAR RENEGADES (January 2, 2018; St. Martin’s Press). Additionally, he’s a bestselling comics writer who’s written Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and other well-known characters. His original series, Roche Limit, has been called “the sci-fi comic you need to read” by the Nerdist and io9 and “one of the 50 best sci-fi comics of all time” by Paste magazine. He has been profiled by USA Today, Chicago Magazine, Michigan Avenue Magazine, […]

  • Author Eric Matlin, talks about his new book ‘Not Dead Yet so plan your estate’

    Eric Matlin, Attorney Stages of life — why planning is critical at all ages 18 — Power of attorney for health care and HIPAA authorization 25 — Add power of attorney for property. Add simple will.  35 — Update will to ensure that family shares your assets as desired. 40 — Create Trustto ensure that if you die, insurance money and other assets will be used for your children’s benefit and not entirely dissipated when they become legal adult. 55 […]