My Chicago

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"My Chicago" is about real Chicago. Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Konkol goes beyond Second City clichés to take readers to places they otherwise wouldn't go, introduce them to people they otherwise wouldn't meet, hold government accountable, stick up for the little guy and have a lot of fun.

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North Center »

Spiteful's Absinthe Barrel-Aged Beer Might Be Chicago's Strangest Brew

Spiteful Brewing gave its saison-style beer an anise-flavored kick ... with cherries on top.

Pilsen »

Emanuel's First Campaign Ad Touts Battle Against Pilsen Coal Plants

Mayor Emanuel's first campaign ad stars woman who helped shut down Pilsen coal plant.

Jefferson Park »

Worried About Squatters on Your Block? Online Alerts Could Tip You Off

But Mac users shut out of Cook County's "fraud alert system" that helps neighbors rat out squatters.

West Town »

Real Chicago Fire Heroes Quietly End Made-For-TV Careers

KONKOL: Dan Fabrizio and Steve Chikerotis proudly leave the Fire Department better than they found it.

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