Maclaine’s Top 10 Favorite Breakfast Spots in Chicago

The city of Chicago is known for its infinite amount of restaurants, including places for breakfast or bunch. There are hot spots all over the city, but as I live on the west side of the river- my top ten is heavily weighed to Wicker Park, Bucktown and Ukrainian Village, with one or two exceptions.

Compiled below are my favorite spots to indulge in breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings- enjoy.

1. The Bristol

2. Janik’s Cafe

3. Whisk

4. Parlor Pizza Bar

5. Anne Sather

6. The Bongo Room

7. Stan’s Donuts

8. Lula Cafe

9. Toast

10. Sunrise Cafe


Aziz Ansari, James Franco: Mistreatment of Women List Growing

As the 2018 Award Season began, two young actors found their names in the headlines not as nominees, but for the alleged mistreatment of women. Aziz Ansari, 34, and James Franco, 39, are both facing accusations that recently surfaced, in light of many other individuals who have spoken out against Hollywood’s biggest names.

Aziz Ansari addressed the media after the release of a narrative from a young photographer’s account of a date night with the actor- and said something along the lines of ‘I misunderstood her intentions’. The incredibly graphic story was published via and gained attention immediately. ‘Grace’ as referred to in the article, said she confronted Ansari following the date, only to receive a short apology that matched his statement to the media- misreading her body language and intentions.

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Practice Story

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Gov. Pat Quinn talks about MAP grants at DePaul University. (Photo by Josclynn Brandon)

Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on Dec. 12, 2012 and is housed at It’s been repurposed with permission for this assignment:

By Bob Smith

Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois.

“This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said.
“We want everyone to have the opportunity to go to college that has the ability to go to college.”

MAP grants are need-based college scholarships that allow merit students who are in need across the state and do not need to be repaid by the student. Quinn said that due to cutbacks and having to pay more money in the pension amount, almost 18,000 students lost their MAP grant scholarships this year.

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