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Best affordable indoor tennis club

McFetridge Sports Center Chicago isn’t what anyone would call a tennis town—and that’s not totally our fault. How could we match sun-blessed cities like Atlanta, San Diego, and Charleston, South Carolina, which serve up leagues aplenty, multiple private and public courts, and, yes, year-round decent weather? Facilities-wise, Midtown Athletic Club talks a big game (billing […]

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Best sex-positive podcast

Full Disclosure With Eric Barry fulldisclosurepodcast.com Full Disclosure doesn’t just talk about sex, baby. Raw, raunchy, and touching, the local podcast takes an intelligent and humorous approach to discussing all things between the sheets, in dungeons, and in the news. Shows frequently touch on trans issues, masturbation, erotica (writing and film), sex work, BDSM, feminism, […]

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Best signs that the lakefront liberal is dead

Will Guzzardi and Carlos Ramirez-Rosa willguzzardi.com, @willguzzardi carlosrosa.org, @CDRosa The most liberal-voting neighborhood in Chicago is more than two miles from the lakefront. Logan Square, once home turf for the Mells, Berrioses, and other Democratic powerhouse families, has become the city’s progressive bastion. In contrast, lakefront communities such as Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast—neighborhoods […]