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Barack Obama, Neighbor: The Advantages Of Living Next Door To The President

Chicago Magazine | Posted 05.27.2012 | Chicago

One Wednesday night in January, George and Lara Moynihan, both 39, were watching Modern Family on their TiVo when the doorbell rang. George, a plastic...

5 Reasons The Onion's NY Writers Should Be Thrilled About Moving To Chicago

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 03.26.2012 | Chicago

Last week, The Atlantic Wire reported that The Onion's move back to the Midwest is not going as smoothly as the company's higher-ups had hoped. In ...

The Moment I Knew I Was A Chicagoan: Send Us Your Videos!

Posted 03.08.2012 | Chicago

At HuffPost, we're kicking off an exciting new project and we'd love you to participate! It's called "The Moment I Knew," a user-submitted video serie...

Chicagoans In Hollywood Celebrate Far From Home

AP | By BETH HARRIS | Posted 05.06.2012 | Chicago

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- A hungry Chris O'Donnell arrived straight from the set of "NCIS: Los Angeles" and polished off a piece of pizza. Joe Mantegna,...

PHOTOS: Street Named After Late Comedian Bernie Mac

AP | Posted 02.28.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A sign bearing the name of the late comedian Bernie Mac has been raised over a street in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. About 200 peopl...

Don Cornelius Dead, But His Chicago Legacy Lives On

AP | KAREN HAWKINS and DON BABWIN | Posted 04.03.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — When this proud city welcomed back hometown hero Don Cornelius last year, it wasn't just Chicago-style – it was "Soul Train" sty...

WATCH: Sh*t Chicagoans Say -- Is It Accurate?

Posted 01.27.2012 | Chicago

Does anyone really get the Pink Line? Yet another "Shit Whoever Says" video was released this week, and this time, it targets Chicagoans. The vide...

WATCH: Digital Designers Get Their Hands Dirty

Posted 01.25.2012 | Chicago

In 2007, a group of Chicago designers who loved making things with their hands came together -- and started a family. The Post Family is an art co...

WATCH: Suze Orman Discusses Her Chicago Roots

Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago

Financial guru and Chicago native Suze Orman dropped by The Huffington Post's New York office Monday to chat with Arianna Huffington about coming out,...

Buddy Guy Way: Chicago Names Street For Blues Legend

AP | Posted 10.08.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago blues great Buddy Guy now has his own street. The city of Chicago has renamed the stretch of Wabash Street in front of his cl...

My Chicago: 12 Questions For Bill Kurtis

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 08.31.2011 | Chicago

Age: 70 Lives in: Lincoln Park Years in Chicago: 45 Current Gig: Co-anchor of the the 6 p.m. news on CBS Chicago (WBBM-Ch.2), founder of Kurt...

MayorEmanuel Gets A Book Deal

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There are many fake Twitter accounts in the world, but few have attracted more attention than @MayorEmanuel. The incredibly popular account created ...

President Obama Expresses Sadness For Loss Of Jim Tyree

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are extending condolences to the family of James Tyree, a Chicago businessman with d...

Chicago Magazine Names The 50 Most Beautiful Chicagoans

Chicago Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When we called for nominations, we asked: "Who is the most beautiful person you know?" Judging by the flood of responses, Chicago does not want for at...

WATCH: Chicago's Grant Achatz Talks About Starting Out

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alinea's Grant Achatz has already received more recognition and awards than most chefs could ever dream of. Now, he is getting ready to accept another...

The Woman Behind The Beehive

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ELMHURST, Ill. — Before Marge Simpson, Amy Winehouse or Audrey Hepburn wore their hair in the famous beehive, there was Margaret Vinci Heldt and...

Ron Santo Honored With Wrigley Statue

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — When Ron Santo died last month, his funeral procession traveled by Wrigley Field and well-wishers gathered on sidewalks to cheer the f...

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Chicagoan Donates Money To New Charity Every Day On Limited Budget

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For many, donating money to charity is simply not possible. With unemployment rates just below 10 percent, and salaries being slashed in nearly every ...

Web Developer Must Draw 1,000 Cats After Groupon Deal Takes Off

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Steve Gadlin is always cooking up silly ideas. From comedy acts to game shows, the Chicagoan and father of two likes to keep busy. A few months back, ...

PHOTOS: Chicago, We Are Thankful For You

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Thanksgiving is a day to eat lots of food with family and friends, but it is also a day to be thankful for what you have. Every day, we at HuffPost ...

Slash And Dine's Shannon Bucaro Talks Food, Horror Movies And Her Hot Doug's Engagement

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Monday, hairstylist, food blogger and horror movie enthusiast Shannon Bucaro made some news when her boyfriend proposed marriage while standing in ...

Meet Sherry Wolf: Chicagoan, Socialist, Author, LGBT Activist

Gapers Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At October's National Equality March for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Washington, DC, a tall, fit woman with a...

Five Questions With...Trish Bendix, Chicago Writer, Editor, Celesbian

Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Recognizing influential and important members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer community should not be limited to Pride Month. A...

Five Questions With...LeAlan Jones, Green Party Senate Candidate

Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the news business, the same people tend to make headlines day in and day out--especially in Chicago. As Rod Blagojevich's tapes are played and Mayo...

Chicago On Twitter: Local Tweeps Worth Following

Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Social interaction in freezing temperatures is not so easy. "Oh, you are hanging out there tonight? I don't think I can physically handle a bus ride."...