Relationship Court: How to get a husband, according to 1958

This woman, Jordana Grace, found an article from the 1950’s that listed off things that women could do to find a husband. Back in the days before Tinder and Bumble, people had to get attention from the opposite sex in different ways. Although, we don’t recommend trying any of these in present times. Some of the things Jordana lists off are ‘get a sunburn’ or ‘cry in a corner.’ This might get you attention, but if it got any woman a hubby, even back then, we’d be shocked!

Illinois minimum wage set to increase on January 1, 2023

Starting on the first of the year, the statewide Illinois minimum wage will rise to $13 per hour for non-tipped employees ages 18 and over. The $1 increase will apply to every hour worked in the new year, and is part of legislation signed by Gov. JB Pritzker in 2019 to establish a statewide $15 minimum wage by 2025. For tipped employees, they may be paid 60% of the hourly minimum wage, or $7.80, as long as they receive the difference in tips. Skeptics are worried that this minimal increase in pay might lead to working class people being able to live a more comfortable lifestyle, and God forbid we have that.

Going forward, the city’s minimum wage will increase every July 1 to match the rise in cost of living.


Lady who tattooed her eyeballs now going blind

I’m no doctor, but sticking a needle into your eye seems like a bad move in both the short term and the long term. A mom of five is staring down the barrel of permanent blindness after she dyed her eyeballs blue and purple in an effort to copy influencer Amber Luke, who temporarily went blind.

“I don’t have 20/20 vision anymore. From a distance, I can’t see features on faces,” she said. “If I didn’t have my eyeballs tattooed, I wouldn’t be having this problem. Even today I woke up with more floaters in my eyes. And that is dangerous.”

What have you done because of a celebrity or an influencer? The conversation lives on Facebook!


Chicago is full of perverts, people who prefer baths to showers

I thought I knew this city. I thought I loved this city. I thought this city was unbeatable. Then I found out that your neighbors are a bunch of bath-loving freaks who would rather sit in their own filth than actually get clean. To say I’m devastated would be an understatement.

If your thoughts align with the 81 cities on this chart who hate getting clean, please let us know on Facebook.


Chicago named “the 2nd best downtown” in America

Attractions of America have named Chicago as the second best downtown in the country, trailing only New York City and coming out just ahead of the powerhouse that is Alexander, Virginia. It is nice to see, during a time in Chicago has been used as a punching bag by people who don’t live here, the greatest city in the world get some actual love. The site says Chicago is “often listed as the best downtown in the US for its historical sites, great food, and rich cultural experiences.”

Where does Chicago rank on your list? The conversation lives on Facebook!

The full list can be see here.


Chicago traffic is worse than it was before the pandemic

If your commute is feeling like hell, as in 2019-levels of hell, it’s because traffic is arguably worse than ever before. Due to construction, volume, and the fact that public transportation participation is down, the roads on Chicago are becoming more and more clogged.

How long is your commute now? The conversation lives on Facebook!


People are talking about Harvey Weinstein’s testicles

Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein is back in the news and people can’t stop talking about his junk – or lack thereof. During the trial, prosecutors revealed to the jury that Weinstein underwent surgery in 1999 for Fournier’s Gangrene, which required doctors to remove some of his scrotum. “That surgery caused pretty noticeable scarring…Because of an infection, his testicles were actually taken from his scrotum and put into his inner thighs,” the lead prosecutor, Deputy District Attorney Paul Thompson, told the jury at the beginning of the trial.

Jane Doe 1, who bravely came forward to talk about the harassment that she suffered at the hands of Weinstein, noted that his testicles were “like empty skin”.

Jane Doe #2, who testified that Weinstein groped her in 2013 said, “His penis was disgusting. It looked like it had been chopped off and sewn back on, like something wasn’t right about it.”

We wish Weinstein nothing but the worst.


The creator of TGI Friday’s mozzarella sticks was sued because the sticks contain no mozzarella

A woman named Amy Joseph took TGI Friday’s to court over their lack of mozzarella in their mozzarella sticks. Joseph, an Illinois resident, said she purchased a six pack of the product on Amazon last year and mistakenly believed the sticks would contain mozzarella because the listing didn’t provide an description of the ingredients.

“We are pleased with the judge’s ruling. The judge agreed with us that the claims in the lawsuit have merit, the case should not be dismissed,” said her lawyer, Thomas Zimmerman Jr, to USA TODAY in a statement.

We hope that people are brought justice in this awful, stomach-churning matter.


HBO Max will soon be ‘Max’ as HBO and Discovery+ combine streaming services

Everything in the streaming world is really confusing right now. Netflix is supposedly bleeding money, Hulu is merely a blip on the radar, and HBO Max continues to fumble the bag again and again with rebranding, merging, and general confusion surrounding the platform. The plan, now that lawyers are in the process of signing off on the name ‘Max’, which will bring HBO and Discovery content together on the same platform, is that “the app itself will share similarities with Disney+’s platform, with Warner Bros. Discovery’s brands as individual titles.” HBO, Discovery, DC Comics and Warner Bros. will be among the landing hubs on the platform.

What streaming platforms are you currently subscribed to? The conversation lives on Facebook!


Oxford goes full ‘goblin mode’, names the aforementioned term ‘word of the year’

The first Oxford word of the year voted on by the people is ‘goblin mode’, which means to be “unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy”. Of the nearly 400,000 votes, 93% of the votes came in for ‘goblin mode’, which is exactly how we’re going to be in the new year.

Metaverse and #IStandWith followed suit in second and third place.


You’re touching poop every time you go to the grocery store

Nothing is sacred anymore, not even man’s most convenient form of transaction. It turns out that self-service checkouts are riddled with poop bacteria. According to the prestigious Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, 19 items that people touch every day, such as handrails, door handles and keyboards and self-service checkouts, and analyzed them in a lab. They found many of the items contained “high bacterial loads.”

Experts warn that you should wash your hands as soon as you are done using self-service machines. E. coli and bacteria called Klebsiella were found on a number of items. The severity of the strains varied but they can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever and bloody stools. Although they may not be harmful to most people, those with vulnerable immune systems could be severely impacted.


Kirstie Alley, star of ‘Cheers’, has passed away

Kirstie Alley, who was best known as Rebecca Howe on ‘Cheers’, has passed away at the age of 71. Her children True and Lillie Parker announced on social media that their mother had lost a brief battle with cancer.

John Travolta, who costarred with Alley in 1989’s “Look Who’s Talking” as well as the sequel in 1992, wrote on Instagram, “Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had. I love you Kirstie. I know we will see each other again.”


Watch this rare footage of the White Stripes crushing at the Empty Bottle in 2000

22 years before Jack White returns for a once-in-a-lifetime, intimate performance during Q101’s Twisted Xmas week, the White Stripes, hot off the heels of 2000’s De Stijl, came to Chicago’s infamous Empty Bottle and blew people’s mind’s with this electric, intense set.


Death Letter (Son House cover)
Little Bird
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
You’re Pretty Good Looking (For a Girl)
Hello Operator
Lord, Send Me an Angel (Blind Willie McTell cover)
Broken Bricks
I’m Bored (Iggy Pop cover)
Let’s Shake Hands
Apple Blossom
Sister, Do You Know My Name?
Suzy Lee
Let’s Build a Home
Goin’ Back to Memphis (Soledad Brothers cover)
Jolene (Dolly Parton cover)
Truth Doesn’t Make a Noise
Jack the Ripper (Screaming Lord Sutch cover)
Red Death at 6:14
Your Southern Can Is Mine (Blind Willie McTell cover)
Look Me Over Closely (Terry Gilkyson cover)

More information on Jack White’s Empty Bottle show this week can be found here.


Jack White is coming to The Empty Bottle

As if Twisted Xmas Week wasn’t already crazy enough with the likes of Portugal. The Man, Jack White, and The 1975 playing the Aragon Ballroom thanks to Q101, Jack White has decided to reside in Chicago for an extra night as this Wednesday, December 7, a night before he takes the stage at the Aragon, Jack White will be playing an intimate set inside Chicago’s legendary Empty Bottle.

Listen to Q101 all day, Wednesday, December 7th from 9:00am-5:00pm for your last chance to get in to this unforgettable experience.

This will be White’s first time playing the venue since The White Stripes played there in the summer of 2001. Footage of a gig from the White Stripes at this venue can be found here.


Mom yeets a raccoon into orbit to save her daughter from being attacked

Never underestimate Mom Strength. The Q101 Morning Crew cannot get enough of this video of a mom full-on yeeting a raccoon into her yard after saving her daughter from the clutches of the rabid animal.

The family will be receiving their rabies vaccine very soon as experts were alarmed at the raccoon being out in the day and being as aggressive as it was. Nevertheless, everyone in the family seems to be doing okay.

If Justin Fields doesn’t work out, maybe we can try out this mom. She’s got one hell of an arm.


Pot hole finally filled in Canaryville after a five year battle

This story begins with a man named Frank. No last name, no nickname, just Frank. For five years now, he’s been battling with the city to fix a pothole in an alley near his home. Bureaucrats have made false-promises and failed to deliver the most basic of community services dating back to 2017, but now, in the year of our Lord 2022, Frank has finally gotten some justice.

City workers arrived to the area last week and filled the pothole, bringing peace to the community once and for all.

What’s the worst stretch of road in Chicago? The conversation lives on Facebook!


Air guitar champion falls overboard cruise ship, just as all great rockstars have dreamed of

There’s Slash, there’s Stevie Ray Vaughn, there’s Johnny Marr, and now there’s James Michael Grimes. These are the names that should immediately come to mind when you’re asked who the greatest guitarists ever are. For Grimes, however, there is one important distinction that sets him apart from the rest – he’s an air guitar champion. After being crowned champion on a Thanksgiving cruise, Grimes fell into the water and managed to survive by treading water for 20 hours.

Talking to Good Morning America, he noted, “I felt like I was given a chance right then… you’re alive for a reason… that fall could’ve killed me, but I felt like from that moment on, I was trying to stay positive.”

Grimes insists he was not drunk, claiming to have only had a few drinks in celebration after winning the air guitar competition. Who could blame him? That’s what rockstars are supposed to do. And quite frankly, there’s nothing more rock & roll than falling overboard and surviving. We salute you, James Michael Grimes.


Taylor Swift fans sue Ticketmaster over Taylor Swift tickets

A group of 26 fans are taking their dissatisfaction with Ticketmaster to court. In a lawsuit submitted to a California court, the fans accuse Ticketmaster’s parent company, LiveNation, of “anticompetitive conduct” that let scalpers snap up a surplus of tickets, resulting in higher ticket prices for the fans who could actually get their hands on them. The lawsuit takes umbrage with the presale system that Ticketmaster uses, as well, noting that the company “intentionally and purposely mislead Taylor Swift presale ticketholders by providing codes to 1.4 million ‘verified fans’” when it actually didn’t have enough seats to go around. According to Ticketmaster, 3.5 million people pre-registered as Verified Fans to gain access to the sale, but it had to put 2 million of these fans on a waitlist for a chance to pick up any remaining tickets.

Are Taylor Swift fans justified? The conversation lives on Facebook!


Aaron Rodgers still owns us

Despite a valiant effort from the Chicago Bears, Aaron Rodgers is still our daddy. Rodgers and the Packers picked up their eighth straight victory over the Bears after a second-half comeback that ended in 28-19 victory for Green Bay. Rodgers went 18/31 for 182 yards, while Justin Fields went 20/25 for 254 yards and went for 71 rushing yards.

Bears fans, how are you feeling? The conversation lives on Facebook!