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Chicago Alderman Seek Control Over All City Licenses In Their Wards

Austin Berg | ChicagoNow | April 4, 2017 Chicago’s 50 aldermen hold near-despotic control over commercial activity within their wards. This has lead to an unrivaled culture of graft, greed and corruption within Windy City municipal government. But instead of taking steps to roll back extraordinary powers, some aldermen are dead set on expanding them.

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The Most Legendary Dive Bars In Chicago

Elizabeth Atkinson and Morgan Olsen | TimeOut Chicago has no shortage of well-established bars, but it’s fair to say that city dwellers have a special place in their hearts for Chicago’s many dive bars. We’ve picked the most legendary, as decided by our editors, from a spot to grab a burger while rubbing elbows with

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Chicago’s Best Bars To Drink Like A Local

March 31, 2017 | Chicago, Food and Drink, North America When visiting a new city, you can tackle it in one of two ways: as tourist or traveler. As a tourist, you can hit all the popular attractions and stick to larger, well-known chain restaurants. But where’s the fun in that? If you want to dig

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Only One Irish Bar In Chicago Ranked Among Top 50 In The U.S.

By Ariel Cheung | March 22, 2017 11:59am | DNAinfo AVONDALE — There’s no denying that Chief O’Neill’s is about as Irish as it gets. From its namesake Chicago police superintendent to the menu stocked with Irish staples, the Avondale bar has been steeped in Irish tradition since it opened in 1999. And as it

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Logan Square Now Cocktail Bar Capital Of Chicago, But Has It Gone Too Far?

By Mina Bloom | March 15, 2017 LOGAN SQUARE — When the Whistler opened nearly nine years ago, specializing in cocktails, it was one of the only bars of its kind in the neighborhood. Back then, it was fair to assume that most people traveling down the relatively quiet block in search of drinks on

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SVN Chicago Releases Andersonville Market Report

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Illinois Drinking Age Could Lower To 18 Under Parental Supervision

By: Ashok Selvam | Eater Chicago| Mar 9, 2017 “Almost two years after state lawmakers brought back happy hour, Illinois legislators are pondering tinkering with booze laws again. This time they’re considering a bill which would allow 18 year olds to legally drink beer or wine at a restaurant—albeit with parental consent. Lowering the age

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POLL: What Movie Should Every Restaurant Owner Watch?

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Drunk At 3AM? Here Are 5 Chicago Restaurants That NEVER Close

1. Mr. Greek Gyros – 234 S Halsted St Many a Chicagoan have ended up here on a late night and wondered how they made it in and out of Greektown—but remember this—that gyro was probably delicious. Perhaps give it a go during daylight hours too. 2. Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp – 2120 S Canal St Fried fish

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Love Hot Dog Carts? You May See A Lot More Of Them This Summer

Heather Cherone | Feb 9, 2017 THE LOOP — Chicagoans may have more street dining options this summer if the City Council slashes the cost of licenses required to sell everything from hot dogs and tamales to crepes and corn. The changes, put forward by Mayor Rahm Emanuel as part of a larger overhaul of

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