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Scientists Warn Rising Temperatures Could Thaw Rowdy Cubs Fans Well Before Opening Day

“Traditionally, cold temperatures through March and strong easterly winds keep the city’s beefiest baseball boys preserved in stasis until just before opening day.”

CTA Rebrands to CTS After Realizing No One Can Claim Authority, We Are All Students of Life

“No one can claim authority, for we are all forever students of life.”

Local Homeowner Creates Epic Ice Skating Rink on Sidewalk for the Whole Neighborhood to Enjoy

"A few of them don’t quite seem to have their ‘skater’s legs’ yet, but that’s okay. They’ll get there soon enough!"

Mariano’s Escalator Beginning to Bloom After Long Winter Hibernation

"I was really starting to wonder if the escalator would ever come back to life, but here we are in mid-February and it’s already starting to bloom! Climate change is wild, man."

Hyde Park’s Robbie House Going All Out For Birds Of Prey

“Margot’s is a legacy we’re very protective of.”

Chicago Man Can Only Sleep With Radiator Clanging Like It’s About to Explode, Window Open, Fan On

Every night Jeremy drifts off to a deep, Chicago Style sleep with the pipes of his radiator making a sound like an Autobot and Decepticon fistfighting in his wall.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Tired Of Stressful, Unsustainable Lifestyle Of Gigging In The Same City Every Week

"The road stretching out before you like a grey arrow pointing to nowhere as you spend hours on a tour bus, wondering if this is what success feels like. This is the kind of stuff we’re missing out on!"

Lab Rat Announces Plan to Go Left, Right, Straight, Left, Left

For Bradley, 2 (in human years), this marks the third attempt at the maze since trials began.

City’s Oldest Rat Shares Her Tips For A Long Life

"At the end of the day, I always treat myself to one or two cigarette butts. Everything in moderation, that’s the key."

Steam Venting from Chicago Skyscrapers Heralds New Rat Pope

The election of a new Rat Pope follows a week of secret conclave in the basement vault of the Board of Trade building, which by ancient treaty operates as a sovereign city-state known as the “Rat Vatican,” or “Ratican.”