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Cinco de Mayo: Ultimate Guide to Chicago-Area Deals and Discounts

Big Star (1531 N Damen Ave.): Free breakfast tacos from 9 to 11 a.m., one per person while supplies last.

Lottie’s Pub (1925 W. Cortland St.): Serving as the free Dos Equis trolley crawl headquarters, Lottie’s Pub will offer $3.50 Dos Equis, $5 Don Julio, $6 Dos Aritas and $3 tacos.

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Taco Joint (1969 N Halsted St.; 158 W Ontario St.): $5 off bottles of Taco Joint margaritas, $5 Beer 'N' Shot Specials (Modelo Especial Can & Shot of El Jimador Blanco Tequila.

Taco Joint (1969 N Halsted St.; 158 W Ontario St.): $5 off bottles of Taco Joint margaritas, $5 Beer 'N' Shot Specials (Modelo Especial Can & Shot of El Jimador Blanco Tequila.

Cantina Laredo (508 N State St.): $5 specialty margaritas and $3 bottle or draft Mexican beers.

Mercadito (108 W Kinzie St.): A $40 Cinco de Mayo menu will include three types of guacamole, two types of...

Beatrix (519 N Clark St.; 671 N St Clair St.): Half-priced Pineapple Habanero Margaritas all day long.

Beatrix (519 N Clark St.; 671 N St Clair St.): Half-priced Pineapple Habanero Margaritas all day long.

Bull & Bear (431 N. Wells St.): Complimentary margarita tastings, $8 Herraradura margaritas, $30 margarita pitchers, $4 Corona and Corona Lights, $9 taco trio, bottomless guacamole

Rockit Bar & Grill (22 W Hubbard St.): Live mariachi band, $16 Cilantro-lime shrimp tacos, $14 steak quesadillas and $5 Coronas all day long.

Frontier (1072 N. Milwaukee Ave): From 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., $3.50 Dos Equis, $5 Don Julio, and $8 festive craft cocktails, such as The Doc Holiday (Tequila, Carrot, Cilantro, Lime, Aquavit) as part of a free Dos Equis trolley crawl.

The Pony Inn (1638 W. Belmont Ave.): $3.50 Dos Equis, $5 Don Julio, $5 frosty mug margaritas, $2 Walking Tacos and a $3 specialty tacos menu with live music and giveaways all night long.

    Cinco de Mayo: Ultimate Guide to Deals and Discounts in Chicago Area
    The party starts early Thursday for Cinco de Mayo, and there are a ton of Chicago-area bars and businesses ready to celebrate with food and drink specials: Big Star (1531 N Damen Ave.): Free breakfast tacos from 9 to 11 a.m., one per person while supplies last.
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Cinco De Mayo In Chicago: Lots Of Margaritas, Including One With Malort

Presidio is going half off all Mezcal drinks Thursday including their Tommy classic margarita and Mescal Old Fashioned, each sold for $8. 1749 N. Damen Ave. 

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• Would you drink margaritas at an Irish bar? How about one with Malort? Beef & Barley is serving the "Malort Hemingway" with Bacardi Silver, Luzardo, simple syrup, grapefruit juice, lime juice and Malort whip cream for $9. Quite a melting pot. Beef & Barley, 3001 N. Ashland Ave.

• The margaritas at Wrigleyville mainstay El Jardin have serious bite. And there's a patio! 3335 N. Clark St.

Luxbar is paying homage to the late, great Prince with a $13 "Purple Rain" margarita with Del Maguey Vida Mescal, St. Germaine, Hibiscus Tea and lime. Luxbar, 18 E. Bellevue Place.

...professional matchmakers and an open bar with Herradura Tequila tastings, Mezcal margaritas, Micheladas and Sangria. 401 N. Wabash Ave.

• Lyfe Kitchen is selling "skinny margaritas" that are 200 calories or less. They're $9 with Sauza Silver and $11 with Don Julio. Various locations: 413 N. Clark St., 259 E. Erie St., 1538 N. Clybourn Ave.

• Lyfe Kitchen is selling "skinny margaritas" that are 200 calories or less. They're $9 with Sauza Silver and $11 with Don Julio. Various locations: 413 N. Clark St., 259 E. Erie St., 1538 N. Clybourn Ave.

• Lyfe Kitchen is selling "skinny margaritas" that are 200 calories or less. They're $9 with Sauza Silver and $11 with Don Julio. Various locations: 413 N. Clark St., 259 E. Erie St., 1538 N. Clybourn Ave.

• All margaritas will be $8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Tallboy Taco. 325 W. Huron St.

• Pineapple-habanero margaritas will be $5.50, or half price, at Beatrix on Thursday. Two locations: 519 N. Clark St., 671 N. St. Clair St.

• Pineapple-habanero margaritas will be $5.50, or half price, at Beatrix on Thursday. Two locations: 519 N. Clark St., 671 N. St. Clair St.

• Cantina Laredo has a "Verde Infusion" margarita with cucumber-infused Montelobos Mezcal and Milagro Silver, fresh lime juice and agave nectar priced at $12. 508 N. State St. 

• Shaw's Crab House has a $12 watermelon margarita. 21 E. Hubbard St. 

• STK in River North will sell "Picante Passion" margaritas with tequila, lime, red chili pepper, watermelon, and a Tajin spiced rim for $14 all May. 9 W. Kinzie St.

• The Pepino el Pyu at Mercadito in River North includes Hornitos Blanco, cucumber, lemon, hoja santa and a cumin salt rim. It's sold for $12.50. 108 W. Kinzie St. 

• Hot rooftop bar Cindy's has views of Millennium Park and a "Kick In The Daisy" margarita with hints of watermelon and marshmallow. The view is free, but the drink is $14. 12 S. Michigan Ave. 

• Cactus Bar in the Loop will sell $7 Don Julio margaritas Thursday. 404 S. Wells St.

• The M&M margarita from Latinicity has Xicaru Mezcal, agave, lime, cucumber, rosemary and Jarritos Mandarin. It's sold for $15. 108 N. State St.

• The newly-opened Green Street Local has margaritas with Avion Silver, Grand Marnier, lime juice, sour mix and simple syrup. 130 S. Green St. 

• Cinco de Mayo was the day underdog Mexico beat invading France in the Battle of Puebla. Cemitas Puebla is run by a Poblano family. 817 W. Fulton Market

• In case you missed it, star chef Rick Bayless is opening two new Mexican restaurants on Thursday: Cruz Blanca and Leña Brava. Cruz Blanca is a taqueria and brewery while Leña Brava will focus on seafood. 900 W. Randolph St., 904 W. Randolph St. 

• In case you missed it, star chef Rick Bayless is opening two new Mexican restaurants on Thursday: Cruz Blanca and Leña Brava. Cruz Blanca is a taqueria and brewery while Leña Brava will focus on seafood. 900 W. Randolph St., 904 W. Randolph St. 

• La Vaca Margarita Bar has lots of ... margaritas. Our favorite is mango. Five stars. 1160 W. 18th St. 

• Del Toro has a wide range of signature margaritas as well as tequilas you can use to mix your own. 2133 S. Halsted St. 

• Nuevo Leon, the one that didn't catch fire, is serving margaritas on 26th Street. 3657 W. 26th St.

• If the margaritas don't strike your fancy at La Casa de Samuel, try the grilled rattlesnake or alligator. 2834 W. Cermak Road

Get a "margarita flight" with red hibiscus, white coconut, and green cucumber and cilantro flavors from De Noche Mexicana for $25. The flight can also all be served in one glass for $11. 2710 N. Milwaukee Ave. 

South Siders have margaritas, too. Pancho Pistolas has them in peach and strawberry flavors. 700 W. 31st St.

Promontory has cool shows, and a $10 "El's Margarita" with Pueblo Viejo blanco, Combier orange, lime and salt. 5311 S. Lake Park Ave.

Feeling fancy? Matchbox serves tart concoctions served in chilled martini glasses with powdered sugar on the rim. 770 N. Milwaukee Ave.

El Carrito is celebrating its first birthday Thursday with half-priced tacos all day. Bring your own tequila. There's a liquor store next door. 6019 N. Lincoln Ave. 

Replay in Andersonville will sell its mezcal cocktail with Alipus San Andreas Mezcal, grapefruit, lime, agave and soda for $7. 5358 N. Clark St. 

The Sixth doesn't makes margaritas, but it does have The Drinky McDrinkerson: a $12 tequila cocktail with pink habanero-flavored "snow." 2200 W. Lawrence Ave.

• North Pond is selling a $13 Strawberry Mezcal cocktail with Mezcal Vida, strawberry infused Lillet Rosé, jalapeno, tarragon and lime. 2610 N. Cannon Drive

• Adobe Gilas in Lincoln Park will sell $25, 64-ounce "Cervasa-Ritas" with two Coronas. The bar will also sell $6 El Milagro margaritas and $2 Mexican beers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. 1500 N. Clybourn Ave. 

    Cinco De Mayo In Chicago: Lots Of Margaritas, Including One With Malort
    CHICAGO - It's Cinco de Mayo in Chicago, and bars across the city are pouring some of their craziest tequila drinks, including one with Malort and another dedicated to Prince. If margaritas are how you're going to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, here's a sampling: * Would you drink margaritas at an Irish bar?
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Cash-Only Still Rules At These Chicago Bars And Restaurants

Irazu, 1865 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Sultan's Market, 2057 W. North Ave.

Red Hot Ranch, 2072 N. Western Ave.

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Billy Goat, 430 N. Michigan Ave. (and other locations)

Tufano's Vernon Park Tap, 1073 W. Vernon Park Place

BIG & little's Restaurant, 860 N. Orleans St.

L and L Tavern, 3207 N. Clark St.

Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway Ave.

Rainbo Club, 1150 N. Damen Ave.

Tweet, 5020 N. Sheridan Road

Big Chicks, 5024 N. Sheridan Road

Taste of Lebanon, 1509 W. Foster Ave.

Mr. Beef on Orleans, 666 N. Orleans St.

Nuevo Leon, 1515 W. 18th St. (temporarily closed due to a fire)

Valois, 1518 E. 53rd St.

Carol's Pub, 4659 N. Clark St.

Calumet Fisheries, 3259 E. 95th St.

Fatso's Last Stand, 2258 W. Chicago Ave.

Lawrence Fish Market, 3914 W. Lawrence Ave.

Parts and Labor, 2700 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Bullhead Cantina, 1143 N. California Ave.

L'Patron Tacos, 2815 W. Diversey Ave.

Andy's Thai Kitchen, 946 W. Wellington Ave.

Schaller's Pump, 3714 S. Halsted St.

Farraguts, 5240 N. Clark St.

Feed, 2803 W. Chicago Ave.

Boiler Room, 2210 N. California Ave.

Johnny O's Hot Dogs, 946 W. 35th St.

Richard's Bar, 491 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Flying Saucer, 1123 N. California Ave.

New York Delicatessen, 2921 N. Clark St.

Friar Tuck, 3010 N. Broadway

Sportsman's Club, 948 N. Western Ave.

Podhalanka, 1549 W. Division St.

Whirlaway, 3224 W. Fullerton Ave.

Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted St.

Simon's Tavern, 5210 N. Clark St.

Bernice's Tavern, 3238 S. Halsted St.

Cozy Noodles & Rice, 3456 N. Sheffield Ave.

The Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott Ave.

Reno, 2607 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Archie's Iowa & Rockwell Tavern, 2600 W. Iowa St.

Chilam Balam, 3023 N. Broadway

The Chipp Inn, 832 N. Greenview Ave.

The Old Town Ale House, 219 W. North Ave.

Nicky's Hot Dogs, 6142 S. Archer Ave.

Parisi's Drive-in, 6216 W. 63rd St.

Zakopane, 1734 W. Division St.

Authentaco, 1141 N. Ashland Ave.

Sky-Ride Tap, 105 W. Van Buren St.

The Barrel, 2015 S. Damen Ave.

Baby Atlas, 3101 N. Sheffield Ave. (bar under Matilda)

Bob Inn, 2609 W. Fullerton Ave.

    Big Star Dropped Its Cash-Only Policy, But Many City Spots Are Holding Out
    CHICAGO - Big Star might have ditched its cash-only policy, but the city still has a lot of holdouts. The restaurant made the big switch and started accepting credit cards because guests wanted the change, technology has advanced and Big Star needed to move forward with the neighborhood, said Kim Lyons, a spokeswoman for Big Star.
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    The Big Star ditched while the few holdout

    Cash still King when the register rings

    The plastic gets swiped in dark places

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The Insider’s Guide to Biking Chicago

2113 W. Armitage Ave.

2311 W. North Ave.

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4075 N. Broadway

3300 N. Lincoln Ave.

2051 N. California Ave.

2959 N. Lincoln Ave.

1311 N. Wells St.

2459 W. Division St.

239 E. Randolph St.

11600 S. Stony Island Ave.

    The Insider's Guide to Biking Chicago
    Edit Module Published today at 3:17 p.m. A great alternative to the crowded lakefront, the paved North Shore Channel Trail follows the Chicago River from Ravenswood to the sculpture park in Evanston. traillink.com/trail/north-shore-channel-trail.aspx 2 959 N. Lincoln Ave. Locally made bikes? Check. Chance you'll end up with the same bike Beyoncé bought?
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Yelp's Best Spots For Mother's Day Brunch in Chicago

Mindy’s Hot Chocolate, 1747 N. Damen Ave. in Wicker Park. Reviewer from Chicago states: “Love seeing marshmallows melting on hot chocolate. I got the dark chocolate and it is so creamy. It has a strong chocolate flavor.”

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Drake Bros, 140 E. Walton Pl. in Streeterville. Reviewer from Tuftonboro, NH states: “Drake Brothers is a charming restaurant with all...

Summer House, 1954 N. Halsted in Lincoln Park. Reviewer from Chicago states: “Love everything about this place!!! They seriously have the best spicy margaritas! It's smokey and perfect. Make sure you make reservations because it's always packed.”

Pump Room, 1301 N. State Parkway in Gold Coast. Reviewer from Midlothian states: “Great atmosphere and service! I had A spinach...

Shaw’s Crab House, 21 E. Hubbard St. in Near North Side. Reviewer from Littleton, Colo. states: “Went here for brunch, and this...

    Yelp's Best Spots For Mother's Day Brunch in Chicago
    CHICAGO, IL - Since Mom would cook for you any other Sunday of the year, Mother's Day would be a good time to take her out to a nice brunch. In the big city. Here are the top five places for Mother's Day brunch in the city of Chicago, according to Yelp.
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Siete Celebrations for Cinco de Mayo

High Noon Saloon, 1560 N Milwaukee

Lottie's Pub, 1925 W Cortland Ave

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3830 W Lawrence Ave

Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W Hubbard St

Adobe Gilas Lincoln Park, 1500 N Clybourn Ave

The Original Mother's, 26 W Division St

    Siete Celebrations for Cinco de Mayo
    Grab your amigos and amigas and celebrate Mexico's 1862 victory over the French. There are Cinco de Mayo celebrations all over Chicago this Thursday. If it's a Mexican restaurant - and even if it's not - you can pretty much guarantee there will be some sort of taco Corona, or margarita special.
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Weekend picks: Saddle up for Opening Day at Arlington Park

Shoeshine Boy 16th Anniversary show featuring The Dave Tamkin Trio, Soulfix, Even the Jackals, Cardinal Harbor and Tanks & Guns: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Double Door, 1551 N. Damen Ave., Chicago. Rock, pop rock. $12-$15. (773) 489-3160 or doubledoor.com.

Afterlife, featuring Keith MacKenzie, Nikho, Kings of Class, Robby Mata and more: 10 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Annex Nightclub, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. House, EDM. $5; free before midnight. (773) 278-4646 or annexnightclub.com.

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...shiny new name for this festival season: Off the Trax. Four area establishments -- Emerald Isle, 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.; Firewater Saloon, 6689 N. Oliphant Ave.; Edison Park Inn, 6715 N. Olmsted Ave.; and Moretti...

...season: Off the Trax. Four area establishments -- Emerald Isle, 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.; Firewater Saloon, 6689 N. Oliphant Ave.; Edison Park Inn, 6715 N. Olmsted Ave.; and Moretti's, 6727 N. Olmsted Ave. -- are...

...Emerald Isle, 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.; Firewater Saloon, 6689 N. Oliphant Ave.; Edison Park Inn, 6715 N. Olmsted Ave.; and Moretti's, 6727 N. Olmsted Ave. -- are hosting the three-day Off the Trax...

...Saloon, 6689 N. Oliphant Ave.; Edison Park Inn, 6715 N. Olmsted Ave.; and Moretti's, 6727 N. Olmsted Ave. -- are hosting the three-day Off the Trax festival, which features more than 45 local...

...40 outdoor murals for the Wabash Arts Corridor Big Walls sponsored by Columbia College Chicago, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago. See these installations now through Friday, May 13. No admission charge. wasbashartscorridor.org/bigwalls...

...Chorus on Broadway for two weekend concerts at these locations: first at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, then at First United Church, 848 Lake St., Oak Park. $10-$25. (312) 427...

...most-loved hits. Catch him when he brings the spectacle to Rosemont's Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Road. $39-$149. (844) 854-1450 or rosemont.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7

Kodakrome, Hidden Hospitals, Gardens: 9 p.m. Friday, May 6, Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago. Rock. $5. (773) 276-9730 or quenchers.com.

Animal Factory, Big City Burn, Jenny Rockis, Last Second Drop: 9 p.m. Friday, May 6, Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Rock, indie rock. $7-$10. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

Avon Dale, Hitsleep, Francis Wreck: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Rock. $9. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

Alberta Cross, Sky White Tiger, Grand Canyon: 8 p.m. Sunday, May 8, Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Rock. $15. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

    Weekend picks: Ellie Goulding's 'Delirium' tour heads to Allstate
    British pop singer Ellie Goulding brings her "Delirium World Tour" with guests Years & Years and Bebe Rexha to the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $35-$59.50. $15-$20 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 7 p.m.
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Yum: Here Are The Best Food Deals On Cinco De Mayo

Big Star (1531 N. Damen Ave., 773-235-4039): Big Star is teaming with sister restaurant Dove’s Luncheonette to offer...

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Beatrix (519 N. Clark St., 284-1377): Featuring $5.50 pineapple habanero margaritas all day.

Cantina Laredo (508 N. State St., 312-955-0014): Two special margaritas will be added to the restaurant’s extensive list: Cinco ‘Rita ($11.50) features five kinds of tequila, and Verde Infusion ‘Rita ($12) has cucumber-infused mezcal and blanco tequila. Sierra Nevada Otra Vez ($6) is also available.

Clark Street Dog (3040 N. Clark St., 773-281-6690): Specials include a queso burger ($4.59 single, $6.59 double) featuring a quarter-pound burger served with pico de gallo and Chihuahua cheese. Modelo and Corona bottles are $6 each.

    Yum: Here Are The Best Food Deals On Cinco De Mayo
    Cinco de Mayo is the perfect time to enjoy some cold margaritas, queso dip and of course, tacos! Brieft history - Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army's victory over France during the battle of Puebal in 1862. So in celebration, some of your favorite food stops are also celebrating the holiday by hooking you up with delicious deals.
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THEATER REVIEW Connected

Playwright: Anthony Moseley. At: Collaboraction at Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: 312-226-9633 or www.collaboraction.org; $15-$30. Runs through: May 29

    THEATER REVIEW Connected - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Playwright: Anthony Moseley. At: Collaboraction at Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: 312-226-9633 or www.collaboraction.org; $15-$30. Runs through: May 29 The sentiments expressed in Collaboraction's world premiere Connected are certainly noble.
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Free Comic Book Day 2016: 17 Stores Celebrating in Chicago (MAP)

Brainstorm Comics (1579 N. Milwaukee Ave.)

Challengers Comics (1845 N. Western Ave.)

Quimby's Bookstore (1854 W. North Ave.)

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AlleyCat Comics (5304 N. Clark St.)

Alternate Reality (3149 W. 111th St.)

Chicago Comics (3244 N. Clark St.)

Da Sorce (4353 N. Lincoln Ave.)

Dark Tower Comics (4835 N. Western Ave.)

First Aid Comics (1142 W. Taylor St.)

First Aid Comics (1617 E. 55th St.)

G-Mart (2641 N. Kedzie Ave.)

Graham Crackers Comics (77 E. Madison St.)

Graham Crackers Comics (3162 N. Broadway)

Graham Crackers Comics (5443 N. Broadway)

Maximum Distractions (4405 N. Milwaukee Ave.)

Third Coast Comics (6443 N. Sheridan Road)

Top Cut Comics (6390 S. Archer Ave.)

    Free Comic Book Day 2016: 17 Stores Celebrating in Chicago (MAP)
    CHICAGO - Where are you going for Free Comic Book Day? The 15th edition of the national event is taking place Saturday in comic book stores across America. Fifty types of specially made comic books - including new issues of Archie, Bob's Burgers and The Tick and Marvel's Civil War - will be given for free to comic book fans (while supplies last.)
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Music notes: Off the Trax packs 3 nights of tunes

Shoeshine Boy 16th Anniversary show featuring The Dave Tamkin Trio, Soulfix, Even the Jackals, Cardinal Harbor and Tanks & Guns: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Double Door, 1551 N. Damen Ave., Chicago. Rock, pop rock. $12-$15. (773) 489-3160 or doubledoor.com.

Afterlife, featuring Keith MacKenzie, Nikho, Kings of Class, Robby Mata and more: 10 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Annex Nightclub, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. House, EDM. $5; free before midnight. (773) 278-4646 or annexnightclub.com.

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...shiny new name for this festival season: Off the Trax. Four area establishments -- Emerald Isle, 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.; Firewater Saloon, 6689 N. Oliphant Ave.; Edison Park Inn, 6715 N. Olmsted Ave.; and Moretti...

...season: Off the Trax. Four area establishments -- Emerald Isle, 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.; Firewater Saloon, 6689 N. Oliphant Ave.; Edison Park Inn, 6715 N. Olmsted Ave.; and Moretti's, 6727 N. Olmsted Ave. -- are...

...Emerald Isle, 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.; Firewater Saloon, 6689 N. Oliphant Ave.; Edison Park Inn, 6715 N. Olmsted Ave.; and Moretti's, 6727 N. Olmsted Ave. -- are hosting the three-day Off the Trax...

...Saloon, 6689 N. Oliphant Ave.; Edison Park Inn, 6715 N. Olmsted Ave.; and Moretti's, 6727 N. Olmsted Ave. -- are hosting the three-day Off the Trax festival, which features more than 45 local...

...most-loved hits. Catch him when he brings the spectacle to Rosemont's Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Road. $39-$149. (844) 854-1450 or rosemont.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7

Kodakrome, Hidden Hospitals, Gardens: 9 p.m. Friday, May 6, Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago. Rock. $5. (773) 276-9730 or quenchers.com.

Animal Factory, Big City Burn, Jenny Rockis, Last Second Drop: 9 p.m. Friday, May 6, Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Rock, indie rock. $7-$10. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

Avon Dale, Hitsleep, Francis Wreck: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Rock. $9. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

Alberta Cross, Sky White Tiger, Grand Canyon: 8 p.m. Sunday, May 8, Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Rock. $15. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

    Music notes: Off the Trax packs 3 nights of tunes
    After the success of last year's North by Northwest Highway Music Fest, Edison Park is rolling out a shiny new name for this festival season: Off the Trax. Four area establishments -- Emerald Isle, 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.; Firewater Saloon, 6689 N. Oliphant Ave.; Edison Park Inn, 6715 N.
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Man pulled from Chicago River on North Side

When Chicago Fire Department personnel and the Chicago Police Marine Unit responded to the north branch of the river near Ashland and Webster avenues, the man was standing in waist-deep water, police said.

    Person pulled from Chicago River on North Side
    A person was pulled from the Chicago River Tuesday morning on the North Side. Chicago Fire Department personnel pulled the person from the north branch of the river near Ashland and Webster avenues, according to Fire Media Affairs. The person, whose age and gender were not immediately known, was taken in fair-to-serious condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, fire officials said.
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Person pulled from Chicago River near Ashland, Webster

...Side Tuesday morning.Chicago firefighters and a marine unit were called to the area near North Ashland and West Webster avenues around 5:50 a.m.Fire officials tweeted that the person was taken to...

    Person pulled from Chicago River near Ashland, Webster
    A person was pulled from the Chicago River on the Northwest Side Tuesday morning and taken to the hospital.
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What Chicago chefs and bartenders are buying at farmers markets this season

2211 W. North Ave. 773-360-8757

1747 N. Damen Ave. 773-489-1747

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2829 W. Armitage Ave. 773-661-6452

2125 W. Division St. 773-697-3522

1140 W. Madison St. 312-243-2097

1300 W. Wellington Ave. 773-281-2599

    What Chicago chefs and bartenders are buying at farmers markets this season
    Fruits and veggies (and perhaps a Nutella-stuffed crepe) are obvious choices at the farmers market, but if you're leaving without a stash of fresh herbs, you're really missing out. From basil to epazote, homegrown herbs can add a punch of flavor to whatever's on this week's menu.
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Sunday picks: Enjoy Bernstein, Mahler at ESO

Like Rats, Disrotted, Staring Problem, Mexican Werewolf: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. Metal. $8. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

    Sunday picks: Enjoy Bernstein, Mahler at ESO
    Conductor Andrew Grams leads the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for its season-ending concert titled "Composers Unleashed: Bernstein & Mahler" this weekend at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $30-$60. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1 Join skilled birders on a two-hour walk to spot songbirds during the Spring Bird Walk at the Edward L.
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