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Zagat Releases List Of 50 Best Chicago Restaurants

Zagat can be considered a go-to-guide for anybody wishing to partake in a culinary endeavor or explore the cuisine of a new city. Recently, Zagat yielded a poll asking its readers to name the 50 best restaurants in a city. Chicago was part of the survey, and you can see which 50 restaurants were voted as the best in the Windy City.


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Escape Chicago Winter For a Warm Musical Destination

Winter is upon us and it seems like it is going to be a long harsh one. You have started to cancel plans that are not within a five block radius from your house and have had delivery food the last three nights to avoid the cold. If you are tired of feeling like a hermit, here are some warm, musical destinations you can escape to.


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5 Amazing Photos Of The Chicago Cold To Make You Shiver

One benefit of the recent cold is great photography. Check out the scene from around the city as we try to stay warm. Connect With XRT On Facebook & Twitter


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It Was Colder In Chicago Yesterday Than It Was On Mars

Its been so cold out recently, one could say it’s out of this world!


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Lin’s Bin: Hipsters

Bert Miklosi asks, What’s the deal with Hipsters? Hipsters appear in our world fully formed. They were never in diapers. They never wore Cub Scout uniforms. Their parents did not influence their musical taste. Or […]


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JUST ANNOUNCED: Smashing Pumpkins at Thalia Hall This Wednesday! [Listen]

Lin Brehmer got a phone call from his good buddy Billy Corgan this morning. He dropped a little nugget on us about his band playing Thalia Hall in just two days. Tickets go on sale […]


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Jason Thomas Ranks Chicago’s Seasons (#2 – Fall)

Always a hot topic of conversation in this lovely town of ours is the weather.  Chicagoans can really bitch about the weather with the best of ‘em.  When it’s hot, people wish it was cooler, […]


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Take A Trip On The Red Line In This Totally Cool High Speed Video

While it’s not at the Fast & The Furious level of high speed action, it’s still pretty darn cool.


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Must See! This Time Lapse Video Sums Up The Beauty Of Chicago Perfectly

Videographer Eric Hines posted a breathtaking time lapse video shot throughout the city. The project took him nearly two years to complete, but was it ever worth it.


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Lin Brehmer’s Halloween 2014 Diary [Listen]

“Hold still,” she scolded. Mary Dixon was doing what she does second best. Face painting. The XRT Morning Show had yielded to her grand scheme to tie our Halloween to The Museum of Contemporary Art’s […]




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