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Encased Meats Celebrated At Chicago's Sausage Fest

Encased Meats Celebrated At Chicago's Sausage Fest

Sausages, beer, sword fighting -- it doesn't get any better than Chicago SausageFest this weekend, Aug. 22-24, at Old St. Mike's in Old Town
A City Agrees to Let Homeless Man Panhandle in Peace

A City Agrees to Let Homeless Man Panhandle in Peace

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Credit Card Data Breach at Jewel-Osco Grocery Chain

Credit Card Data Breach at Jewel-Osco Grocery Chain

Company says all Jewel-Osco outlets in Illinois were affected.
Applications for Medical Marijuana Now Available

Applications for Medical Marijuana Now Available

Medical Cannabis Pilot Program informational meeting takes place Wednesday, Aug. 20, in Chicago.
BGA Sues City Animal Pound - Again

BGA Sues City Animal Pound - Again

Better Government Association files second lawsuit against Chicago Animal Care and Control – this time for refusing to release emails.
SUV Crash Lands on Dealer's Row: OMGPD

SUV Crash Lands on Dealer's Row: OMGPD

Tiny jail towels, iPad thief smiles, cigarette ripoff and a hard-to-swallow milk shake in the latest annals of Patch Chicago crime-n-shame.
Who Sports Chicago's Best Beard? This Guy

Who Sports Chicago's Best Beard? This Guy

John Wayne "Duke" Formica is sticking his chin out for Chicago in a national competition staged by Wahl's.
Community Leaders Break Ground for Margaret Donahue Park

Community Leaders Break Ground for Margaret Donahue Park

Chicago Cubs donate $1 million to build Lake View playlot to be named after first female baseball executive.
Last Living Member of Chicago Bears 1946 Championship Team Has Died

Last Living Member of Chicago Bears 1946 Championship Team Has Died

Ed Sprinkle, of Palos Heights, earned a reputation as "the meanest man in football" for his hard-hitting ways.
Red-Light Ticket Protesters Say Police Trying to 'Bully' Them

Red-Light Ticket Protesters Say Police Trying to 'Bully' Them

More than 16,000 red-light citations now up for review. Why did protesters capture police attention for the first time in two years?
A New, Chicago-Based Way to Exercise at Work

A New, Chicago-Based Way to Exercise at Work

University of Chicago classmates have developed Cubii, and under-the-desk elliptical machine to help battle the cost of sitting all day.
UIC Prof Can Tell You When You'll Die, Sort Of

UIC Prof Can Tell You When You'll Die, Sort Of

The "Face My Age" website will take your selfies and reveal how long you might live.
New Bike Shop Helps Move Kids, Groceries and More

New Bike Shop Helps Move Kids, Groceries and More

Alt Cycle, in Lincoln Park, specializes in cargo bikes.

Medical Marijuana on the Mag Mile?

A city committee approved new zoning regulations that could allow for medical marijuana dispensaries in just about any business area.
Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

A woman locks up her dog in filth, a suspicious texter and a man with red fingernails this week in the annals of PatchChicago crime-n-shame.