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Chicago might have a normal summer this year, after mayor Lightfoot announced May 26th its beaches will reopen just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The ...

Cultivate by Forbidden Root will open in August in the building at 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave., with an adjacent taproom to follow about a month after that, ...

Summerfest, the well known Milwaukee music festival, has announced its lineup for the 2021 edition, which will take place over three weekends in September this ...

More good news for the art aficionados in Chicago and surrounding areas this spring: “The Art of Banksy”, an exhibit of Banksy works is coming to Chicago in ...

Good news for water lovers in the city and those planning to visit. The Chicago Water Taxi will be back on the River this summer, plans being to reopen late ...

The region’s largest single collection of cherry trees, planted on the banks of the Columbia Basin, just south of the Museum of Science and Industry, are in ...

For those who love entertainment in every form, good news from downtown Hyde Park. Starting April 16th, the Silver Room becomes an opera house, where passersby ...

Chicago's iconic lakefront destination and nonprofit institution Navy Pier  will partially  reopenon Friday, April 30th, restoring public access to select ...

Chicago-based writer and activist Kemi Alabi has received the First Book Award from the Academy of American Poets. Their volume, “Against Heaven”, is scheduled ...

Good news for tech startup companies. The University of Chicago is launching the  first quantum technology accelerator program in the country, offering $20 ...

The Cubs and White Sox will welcome back fans at 20 percent capacity on Opening Day as Chicago's Covid positivity rate decreases and more and more people get ...

In an interview with iHeartRadio, Perry Farrell, the festival's co-founder, sounded hopeful about a 2021 edition, although the specifics would have to be ...

Good news for Chicago’s real estate market, as well as for its historical architecture. The Ravenswood Sears building has acquired a new life, its $40 million ...

The demand for CBD products has skyrocketed in the past couple of years, with analysts predicting that US sales will eclipse $23 billion by 2023. That’s partly ...

Guy Fieri is associated with many of Food Network’s shows, but it is the new season of the one he is hosting, “Tournament of Champions”, which he seems to be ...

Whether you are a tourist in the Windy City or just a local eager to go out after many months of lockdown, you should know that regulations have relaxed a bit ...

After almost a year of seclusion and social distancing, Is Chicago ready to bring back its live entertainment? More than 150,000 people think it already has. ...

Remember those days, before 2000, when if you did not drink beer, wine, or spirits, you remained the only sober guy at the party, because you did not have any ...

It’s been some time now since Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the law that paved the way for legal sports betting as part of the state’s massive gambling expansion ...

After almost one year of COVID-related precautions, as case numbers in Chicago continue to drop and restrictions are being lifted, it might be time to think ...

The 2021 Major League Baseball campaign figures to be one of excitement and perhaps even celebration for the Chicago White Sox. A talented team with a young ...

The first steps in any new business are rarely easy, even if it's a local Chicago shop or an online platform. To avoid the typical mistakes that plague young ...

A company's competitiveness is its ability to outmaneuver its competitors and win. Large companies and small firms can compete, but either way it is a fight ...

Chicago is a city with a long history of sports. In the earlier years of the city up until the mid-nineteenth century, men outnumbered women significantly in ...

It was in early December 2020 when word was released that the Ameristar Casino in East Chicago was going to be the location of a Barstool Sportsbook. While ...

It was back in September 2020 when news broke about the partnership formed between the Chicago Cubs MLB baseball team and the fantasy sports giant DraftKings. ...

When PointsBet burst onto the Illinois sports wagering scene in September 2020, they did it in a big way. At the time, a partnership was announced between ...

As if it hasn’t been challenging enough for the gambling industry to work with restrictions that change often regarding COVID-19 safety. Then the Illinois ...

Chicago’s Department of Business and Consumer Protection (BACP) has been busy so far in 2021. While any January is likely very routine for the crew in that ...

Illinois legalized the lottery in 1974, back when lotteries were mainly popular in the Midwest and the North East. Until 2014, the Land of Lincoln was the only ...

Illinois has always demonstrated an interest in permitting online gambling. Back in 2009, the Land of Lincoln sent a joint letter with New York asking the ...

A few months back, Chicago made national news for officially changing the name of one of its most beloved neighborhoods, with the longest history in the nation ...

Recently released figures from the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) show that the state has most certainly embraced the sports betting industry. The total handle ...

In September 2020, a Request for Information (RFI) was sent out by the City of Chicago. The request revolves around an upcoming integrated resort (IR) project ...

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed Executive Order 2020-74 on December 11, 2020. The seven-page document is an update of COVID-19 Executive Order No. 70 that ...

Mitragyna Speciosa, also known as kratom, is a tropical plant that stems in Southeast Asia. This plant has been around for thousands of years but gained ...

History was made back in May 2018 when the US Supreme Court overturned the 1992 federal law that effectively banned online sports betting. One state that had ...

Our neighbors to the north have quite a lot to say about online gambling since they have been at it for several years. But is there something that legislators ...

If COVID-19 is still getting you down and is the reason why your holiday season may not be as bright as it has been in the past, you won’t want to miss Manual ...

As Chicago bars, nightclubs, and other venues across Chicago remain shuttered, and business owners ask to lift the restrictions, city officials have busted up ...

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