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Jeni's Ice Cream Temporarily Off Shelves

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is voluntarily recalling all its products and temporarily closing its shops -- including the ones in Chicago -- due to a possible listeria contamination, following the Blue Bell Creameries outbreak.

Could Use a Bailout

One in four homes with a mortgage are "seriously underwater" in the Chicago area.

Do No Harm

An Illinois-based drug manufacturer will no longer sell a sedative used for lethal injections to prisons.

Money Doesn't Grow on Trees

The City is giving away mulch for free - just BYO shovel.

You Can Recycle That

DNAInfo Chicago has a helpful piece on ways you can recycle oft-trashed items like K-cups, cigarette butts, tennis balls and even old bras! Read before you toss 'em.

United States of X: Twister Edition

Cook County's worst month for tornadoes is June, according to a map by USTornadoes.com.

The Pizza Box Nexus

Thrillist figured out the part of town with perhaps the best pizza delivery options of all.

Geek Out with the Nerd Circus at C2E2

If you are part of the hordes rushing to get your fill of sci-fi and fanfiction at Mc Cormick Place's C2E2 this weekend,don't be surprised to see some of your favorite characters doing more than just posing for pictures. Acrobatica Infiniti, a group of acrobats, contortionists and jugglers will be in house stirring up dust. They call themselves the Nerd Circus because they appear as superhero,supervillain and fictional characters to perform all of their stunts.

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Taxi Financing Freezes Up

Once upon a time, owning a taxi medallion was a great investment. But now that Uber and other car-sharing companies are "disrupting" the industry, medallion owners are finding themselves underwater.

A Bad Sign

Someone is posting "bum bait" signs in Wicker Park comparing homeless people to rats.

Archives

“We The People have our faults; listing them would be another full essay.”

read more in Mechanics

Under the Hood

Drive Thru

Friday Foodpic: Cutting Pasta

by Robyn Nisi

A/C

Chicago Critics Film Festival, The Age of Adaline, Adult Beginners, The Water Diviner, The Wrecking Crew, Welcome to New York & Dior and I

by Steve Prokopy

Transmission

Bluegrass for Your Friday

by Anne Holub

A/C

amfm: "Can I see Your ID?" Debuts at Cultura May 8

by S. Nicole Lane

Tailgate

Food, Fight: A Night with the White Sox

by Mike Chamernik

Transmission

Sedgewick to Release EP at The Throne Room

by Sarah Brooks

A/C

Archibald Motley's Brilliant, Vivid Paintings Light Up the Cultural Center

by Nancy Bishop

Drive Thru

"Cookie Love" Uncovers Dessert's Best-Kept Secret

by Robyn Nisi

Transmission

The Mountain Goats Continued Their Reign as Musical Champions at the Vic

by Julian Ramirez

Book Club

Big Venerable's Big Day, Matt Rowan Book Release at City Lit

by John Wawrzaszek

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished: Documenting 100
Threatened Buildings

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