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  • New study shows a link between tequila and weight loss

    After that football game (and half-time show) this is welcomed news!  According to Delish, there’s a link between tequila and weight loss.  This is great news for everyone that works on this show! According to the American Chemical Society, which researched the effects of tequila on blood glucose levels last year, sugars found in the plant that makes tequila can help lower your blood sugar.  Researchers found that mice who’d been given a standard diet, and then drank water with […]

  • Avondale landing Chicago’s third Portillo’s location

    CHICAGO — It’s been slim pickings for Chicagoans that live outside of the River North and Taylor Street neighborhoods if you’ve got a hankering for that famous chocolate cake and hot dog. That’s all about to change.  The hotdog, Italian beef and chocolate cake kings of Chicago are heading to the northwest side. Specifically, at the southeast corner of Addison Street and Kimball Avenue, smack dab in the middle of Avondale and Irving Park.  According to TimeOut Chicago, the 9,000-square […]

  • Goose Island brews up new ‘Dibs’ beer exclusively at its Chicago taproom

    CHICAGO–Dibs or not to Dibs, that’s the question Goose Island Beer Co. wants to know. According to Eater Chicago, Goose Island has unveiled a beer honoring the controversial Chicago winter tradition.  It comes in the form of a new porter, called Dibs.  It comes in two different cans:  The light blue “Anti Dibs” and the orange “Pro Dibs” allowing Chicagoans to pick their allegiance. This is exclusive to Chicago, celebrating the art of dibs; the practice of digging out your […]

  • Chicago to get its first Wahlburgers in March

    CHICAGO — Listen up, Marky Mark and NKOTB fans! According to Eater Chicago and the Chicago Sun-Times, it looks like 2 E. Ontario Street in River North will be home to the new Wahlburgers restaurant. After a slight delay that pushed the opening back from a late 2018 opening, it seems things are on track for a March opening. Spice up your life. 🔥 #LatinSpicedWinterBurger — Wahlburgers (@Wahlburgers) January 25, 2019 The burger chain — also a reality TV show on […]

  • Toy Photographer Mitchel Wu brings toys to life

    From his Bio: Based in Los Angeles, I create and craft stories through toy photography…capturing the illusion of motion and emotion where none exists. With a degree in illustration from the California College of the Arts in Northern California, I’ve been focused on creativity throughout my career. Prior to embarking on a career in photography, I worked at the Walt Disney Company followed by creative collaborations with Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, Lucasfilm and Cirque Du Soleil. Find more at

  • Trapper Schoepp live in studio 1 with ‘On, Wisconsin’ co-written with Bob Dylan

    Trapper Schoepp The Hideout 1345 W Wabansia Ave   More info here:

  • Krispy Kreme offering Valentine’s Day Conversation Doughnuts and they’re awesome

    This might be the best thing that has ever happened to Valentine’s Day — Krispy Kreme will offer up “Conversation Doughnuts” to help spread the love this February. According to Elite Daily, each heart-shaped treat will feature a cute phase that will help you impress that special someone in your life.  It’s a total win-win folks, and you can get them starting Jan 30th and ‘try them out’ before the big day on the 14th. “Finding the right word can be […]

  • Mexican Jalapeno Peanut M&M’s? Yup

    This will change Halloween and late-night snacking forever.  A Mexican Jalapeno Peanut M&M’s flavor is coming to a store near you in 2019.  Yes, you read that right: Jalapeno Peanut M&M’s. View this post on Instagram ***BREAKING SNACK NEWS*** @mmschocolate is set to release THREE new flavors of peanut M&M's in 2019. -Thai Coconut Peanut -Mexican Jalapeño Peanut -English Toffee Peanut Video review of each flavor on my IG story and highlight this week! . Follow Snackchat Live on snap […]

  • You can now adopt pups that are deemed too ‘nice’ for government work

    You can now adopt service dogs that have been dropped from their government training programs. Pups are dropped from their programs for all sorts of reasons, including nervousness, lack of drive and a personality that doesn’t fit the gig, Insider reports. Sometimes, a dog can even be too “nice” for the job! Here are some of the organizations that help “career change” dogs get adopted: Mission K9 Freedom Service Dogs of America Service Dogs Inc. The TSA also has an adoption […]

  • When it comes to wine consumption, Illinois takes the crown in the Midwest

    ILLINOIS — Illinois ranks 5th in the nation in wine consumption taking in about 35,000 gallons of wine per year, according to VinePair. That tops all other states in the Midwest. Illinois trails the leader of the free world in wine consumption, California, with an astounding 148,000 gallons plus per year. It’s no surprise really, seeing how California’s population of 39 million wine-starved residents is nearly 70 times larger than that of Wyoming, the state that drank the least amount of wine. […]

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