We had an afternoon crowd with regulars. Mr. Fitz (a firefighter) would come in at 2 o’clock, stay until 4:15 and then go home and have dinner with his wife. And then he’d be here from about 7:30 to about 10:30, and then he’d go home. That was his routine, and if you threw him off—if there was a change in his schedule—he’d be nuts. There was that one time we were closed for two weeks for construction. His wife called me on the phone. She asked me, “Celine, please tell me when you’re going to be open, I can’t handle him around the house anymore.” I told her, “we’re not open but you can send him right over.” And he he came right on over.

In the real estate website’s rankings of Chicago’s best neighborhood’s for trick or treating, the North Side hamlet grabbed the top spot, followed by Edison Park and Bucktown.

"My whole life was basketball and just trying to make it out of the area I grew up in," he says. "Of course, school was great, but my biggest goal was to make it out, and you had to go to school. I knew that at the end of the day, I knew I had to do something for my family. I was just thinking about my mom, and just trying to change her life. I knew that I didn’t want to go selling drugs or cracking cars. I didn’t wanna do that." Derrick Rose is a new player and new man ready to end cycle of injuries | ESPN

"My whole life was basketball and just trying to make it out of the area I grew up in," he says. "Of course, school was great, but my biggest goal was to make it out, and you had to go to school. I knew that at the end of the day, I knew I had to do something for my family. I was just thinking about my mom, and just trying to change her life. I knew that I didn’t want to go selling drugs or cracking cars. I didn’t wanna do that."

Derrick Rose is a new player and new man ready to end cycle of injuries | ESPN

Working from “crash data, staff feedback and more than 800 suggestions from the general public,” the alliance named the following 10 intersections most dangerous for pedestrians

britticisms:

I wrote a story about Naughty Nail’z, my favorite nail art salon in Chicago for Tipsy Zine (You’ve seen me rep for them many times before). Here’s a couple of images from the corresponding photo shoot (shot by my friend Helen Maurene Cooper) which took place at Dulcelandia (a dream paradise where I routinely almost ruined my stomach as a kid) & Rico Fresh Market in Chicago. 

At 9 pm, October 8th, sound Chicago’s Early Warning Sirens, to mark the start of the Chicago Fire. Early on the 10th, sound them again, to mark the end.

calumet412:

The legend of Mrs. O’ Leary’s cow being the cause for the Great Chicago Fire has permeated the popular culture to the point that it is accepted as fact by most. 

But did you know the real reason the fire started is because of Superman’s dog, Krypto? 

Click the image to enlarge.

calumet412:

The legend of Mrs. O’ Leary’s cow being the cause for the Great Chicago Fire has permeated the popular culture to the point that it is accepted as fact by most.

But did you know the real reason the fire started is because of Superman’s dog, Krypto?

Click the image to enlarge.

Garcia has conceived some of the store’s best-sellers himself. In 2010, he commissioned a mask of Illinois’ felonious ex-governor, Rod Blagojevich, down to the disgraced politician’s meticulously styled coif. Blagojevich doesn’t have the evergreen appeal of, say, horror movie icon Michael Myers, whose white visage continues to sell several hundred units every season. But Blagojevich masks ($34.99 each) still lurk at the store, with one by the front register and another in the mask room, near Barack Obama and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (The latter mask, Garcia notes, is popular with public schoolteachers whenever their union is feuding with the mayor’s office.)

"Is the Atomic Bomb spicy?"

No Extra Ketchup Here: Watch Doug Sohn Place Hot Doug’s Final Order [Chicago Eater]

Who’s in? Rogers Park, Oak Park, Oak Lawn.Who’s out? Calumet City, Evanston, Melrose Park, Orland Park, Skokie, Lake Michigan. Are You Lying About Where You’re From? The Real Borders of Your City | Gawker
(Let the squabbling begin… now!)

Who’s in? Rogers Park, Oak Park, Oak Lawn.
Who’s out? Calumet City, Evanston, Melrose Park, Orland Park, Skokie, Lake Michigan.

Are You Lying About Where You’re From? The Real Borders of Your City | Gawker

(Let the squabbling begin… now!)