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Oh No: The New Chicago Ward Map Is Out, and One of the Wards Is Dick-Shaped

City Clerk Anna M. Valencia said "We’re disappointed that somebody has penetrated this sacred, untarnished, trustworthy, respectable, clean, honorable, working process and made it a childish joke."

Bean Returns Home To Giant’s Castle In Sky For Thanksgiving

After packing its bags and scheduling the requisite PTO, the Bean is returning home to its native castle in the sky for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Horrifying: The Train Is Standing for Signal Clearance

“I didn’t think the announcement ‘standing for signal clearance’ was a literal thing,” said onlooker Ricky Martin (no relation), 55. “I figured it was code for waiting for the driver to sober up or something. But nope, there it was, standing up on two beautiful gams.”

Construction Halted on Belmont Flyover as Crews Struggle to Find Allen Wrench They Dropped

The allen wrench, a short length of bent metal with a 3mm hexagonal shaping on the end, is a popular tool in the construction of modern furniture and public works projects. A study conducted in 2015 by the Department of the Interior found that nearly two thirds of public works projects fail because someone was fooling around or being a space case and lost the allen wrench that came with the construction materials.

Construction on Lincoln Nominated for Landmark Status

“It was going to be in our lives for what felt like forever, right? We’re just putting a stamp on that feeling and making it permanent. You’re welcome, Chicago!”

After Giant Carp Caught in Humboldt Park Lagoon, City Performs Emergency Airlift to Return Chance the Snapper

“He was calm and cool the whole flight,” said Capt. Deborah Graves, 38, a military pilot who served eight distinguished tours in Iraq and Nova Scotia. “I’ve seen that face on soldiers before. That man is ready to kill some big ass fish.”

After Successful Launch of Bottled Mild Sauce, Harold’s Chicken Eyes Body Wash Market

The bodywash, which includes the key ingredients in Harold’s famous mild sauce plus several impossible-to-pronounce detergents, promises to be “a mild shower experience”

 

Giardiniera Spooned Into Trick-or-Treaters’ Bags

“Kids these days eat too much dang sugar,” said Knaizuk, opening up another jar of Marconi hot giardiniera in anticipation of more trick-or-treaters arriving, “so I thought, how about a nice spoonful of giardiniera? Extra oil, of course, ya want ‘em to have shiny hair and rosy cheeks!”

Heralding Autumn, Green Line Deepens to a Lovely Russet Orange

The train color change has long been a significant generator of revenue for the city, with out-of-towners flocking in to admire the vivid hues of the train cars.

After Successful First Season, Chicago Party Aunt Announces Move to New York City

Chicago Party Aunt started as a Twitter account in 2016, and was picked up for adaptation by Netflix in 2021, hoping to tap into a Midwest market where they heard people will only laugh if jokes reference their local grocery store chains.