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A total of 35% of legal-aged U.S. adults skipped alcohol for the entirety of January in 2022 — that’s an increase from 21% in 2019, according to food and drink research firm CGA.

The annual “Christmas Around the World” exhibit at Museum of Science and Industry. (Credit: Heidi Peters / Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago)

There's still plenty of holiday merriment to be made through the New Year. 

Gene's Sausage Shop on Dec. 21, 2022. (WTTW News)

Blizzard-like conditions are predicted just ahead of Christmas and during Hanukkah. The double whammy caused crowded parking lots and long aisles at grocery stores on Wednesday as folks stocked up.


As the holiday weekend fast approaches, you might catch yourself overthinking the amount of calories on your plate. That's not the best approach. 

Digital creator and social media influencer Chris Dolo. (WTTW News)

In Chicago, a digital creater who goes by the name Chris Dolo has been able to make a name for himself by reviewing food. He joined “Latino Voices” to talk about his road to TikTok fame and the ways he uses it to showcase local offerings.

The Chicago Fair Trade pop-up holiday market runs through Dec. 24 at 1457 N. Halsted. (WTTW News)

Chicago Fair Trade Executive Director Katherine Bissell Cordova says you can knock a lot off your holiday shopping list in one stop at their shop.

A dish from Soul Food Lounge, 3804 W. 16th St. (WTTW News)

After being approached to enhance the neighborhood, entrepreneur and chef Quentin Love decided to open what he hopes will be a soul food staple on the city’s West Side.

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Pilsen Gourmet organizer Esmirna Garcia says in its second year, the event’s plate is overflowing with the flavors, colors and culture of Chicago’s diverse Latino cuisine scene.

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A spokesperson for Uber, said firm officials were “pleased to put this matter behind us.” 

The annual “Christmas Around the World” exhibit at Museum of Science and Industry. (Credit: Heidi Peters / Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago)

Between indoor, outdoor and drive-thru options for light displays, it's safe to say this holiday season will be bright. We've also rounded up a baker's dozen of holiday markets. 

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This year, some turkey farmers have been impacted by avian influenza, which affected more than 50 million birds, according to the CDC. No commercial flocks in Illinois have been affected. 

Do Division Street Fest (Courtesy of West Town Chamber of Commerce)

Get ready for fun with this guide to neighborhood street fests, art shows, outdoor concerts and cultural celebrations of all sizes across Chicago and the suburbs.

Paletas at Paleteria Las Delicias de la Michoacána. (WTTW News)

The history of La Michoacána goes back decades to a small town named Tocumbo in Michoacán. The brand name has given people like the Garcias opportunities to open their own independent businesses.

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It’s the sixth year in a row the city has landed in the top spot. More than 240,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers from all over the country ranked Chicago as their favorite city to visit.

A rendering of 2301 N. Kingsbury. (Credit: Sterling Bay)

The developer behind the Lincoln Yards mega-project has plans for a large apartment building close by. A software company based in Finland is looking to hire more people in Chicago. And, the building owners of Tavern on Rush are eyeing an overhaul.

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 1.3 million job openings in the accommodations and food industry, which makes up 11% of the total openings across all occupations nationwide. The shortage has caused a strain on current restaurant workers, shortened business hours, and even led to the closing of many restaurants.