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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Downtown »

Struggle To Make 'No-Budget' Indie Comedy Worth The Frustration, Tears

KONKOL: Allie Loukas' movie, "Kathryn Upside Down," was inspired by the late filmmaker John Hughes.

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.

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