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  • Chicago says goodbye to Hot Doug's

    Chicago says goodbye to Hot Doug's
    Friday, Oct. 3: That'll be the day the lines died. After 13 years serving more than 200 different sausages, including oddities like yak and rattlesnake, Doug Sohn will close Avondale's internationally famous encased meats emporium, his namesake Hot Doug's (3324 N. California Ave. 773-279-9550). Residents of the 2800 block of Roscoe Street, which runs alongside the restaurant, likely will breathe a sigh of relief that sausage-seekers will no longer camp out on the sidewalks in front of their houses. Though Sohn himself said he doesn't know what his next adventure will be, we imagine he'll catch a couple extra winks this Saturday morning after closing. One thing we know is true is that encased meats enthusiasts everywhere will mourn the passing of a Chicago institution. While we can't convince Sohn to stave off retirement, we can celebrate the good times. We caught up with Sohn a few days ago to discuss the impressive numbers the business has racked up over the years.
  • Ex-sportscaster Don Tollefson admits $317K theft

    Ex-sportscaster Don Tollefson admits $317K theft
    As Don Tollefson walked into a Bucks County courtroom to plead guilty Monday, family members of his most notable victim fumed in the courthouse hallway. "It takes a pretty low person to prey on a dead police officer's family," said Tom Fox, father of...

    LGBTQ event planners to bring cultural "takeovers" to Chicago

    LGBTQ event planners to bring cultural "takeovers" to Chicago
    LGBTQ event planners want to help some of Chicago’s cultural attractions roll out the welcome mat for the city’s queer community. The Welcoming Committee, a Boston-based events organization launched in 2012 and expanding to Chicago on Oct....

    Jockey Victor Espinoza gets seven-day suspension for careless riding

    Jockey Victor Espinoza gets seven-day suspension for careless riding
    The riding tactics employed by jockey Victor Espinoza on Saturday during the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita resulted in the stewards announcing on Sunday a seven-day suspension. Espinoza was the jockey aboard Sky Kingdom, who drifted...

    Hollywood ending escapes California Chrome yet again

    The crowd came out to Parx Racing to see a star on Saturday in the 35th running of the Pennsylvania Derby, and California Chrome looked perfect for the role of a Hollywood hero as he walked regally around the paddock, accepted Victor Espinoza onto his...