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Che heads to 'Update' desk

Comedian/writer Michael Che will replace Cecily Strong on the "Weekend Update" anchor desk for "Saturday Night Live's" 40th season.NBC confirmed the change late Thursday. Che will serve as co-anchor alongside Colin Jost, who joined the...Show More Summary

DeGeneres, Wiig 'Let It Go'

It's safe to assume everyone in the universe is ready to let go of "Let it Go" because--let's be honest--it's gotten pretty annoying. When everyone on your Facebook feed thinks they have the pipes of Tony-award winning actress IdinaShow More Summary

Gang-related violence in Uptown

A fatal shooting in Uptown on Monday is fueling concerns about gang violence in the North Side neighborhood.The shooting marks Uptown's third homicide of the year, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.At about 11 a.m.,...Show More Summary

Vikings' Peterson faces new accusation

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Confusion and a solid dose of anger from the public and some media members reigned at Minnesota Vikings' Winter Park complex Monday as team officials seemed to reverse course on their stance on perennial All-Pro...Show More Summary

Kent State reponds to Urban Outfitters

Kent State University and many on the Internet criticized Urban Outfitters Inc. on Monday for selling a sweatshirt with its college logo and what appears to be spattered blood, saying it evoked memories of the 1970 shooting where four...Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Bears' Tillman Out For The Season

'Peanut' tore his triceps muscle during the Bears' win against San Francisco. [ more › ]

Music Video Of The Day: Spoon 'Don't You Evah'

Spoon play the Chicago Theatre tomorrow night. [ more › ]

Facebook Page Honors Forgotten Chicago Businesses

The 'Chicago's Extinct Businesses' Facebook page serves as an online museum of how Chicagoans used to shop, dine and entertain themselves. [ more › ]

International Study Finds Chicago Public Transit Lacking, Dysfunctional

The report offers nothing new, but is a blow to the wishes of Rahm Emanuel and others that Chicago public transit is world class. [ more › ]

Bayless, Duffy, and other chefs take their shot at Modern Mexican

"What is the relevance of the Mexican pantry in modern cuisine?" asked Rick Bayless of a crowd of about 60 or 70 people assembled lecture-hall-style in front of a test kitchen area at Kendall College on Saturday morning. The chef ofShow More Summary

Goose Island Belgian Fest 2014: Americans Embrace The Belgian Flavor

In the great, ever-expanding universe of beer, you don't need to be from Belgium to be Belgian. You just need the Belgian yeast in your brew. [ more › ]

Monday Afternoon Diversion: Too Competitive At Table Tennis

Winning isn't everything but there's something to be said a heartfelt celebration of a great sports accomplishment. This isn't a video of that. [ more › ]

Worlds collide with the Hot Doug's-Butcher & Larder sausage collaboration

In its final days the lines at Hot Doug's don't need a reason to get any longer, but they likely will starting tomorrow when Doug Sohn releases a three-years-in-the-making collaboration with Rob Levitt of the Butcher & Larder. It's a truffle bratwurst with foie gras, chicharrones, and herb dijonnaise.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

A Michael Chabon Classic Is The 25th 'One Book, One Chicago' Selection

Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel joins the ranks of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and 'A Raisin in the Sun' to earn 'One Book, One Chicago' status. [ more › ]

Midday News Links: Rauner Ramps Up Attacks On Quinn

With his poll numbers in decline, Illinois GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner is stepping up his attacks on Gov. Pat Quinn and accused Quinn of overseeing a political hiring scandal at the Illinois Department of Transportation. [ more › ]

5 Life Skills to Teach Black Boys: A Parent's Addendum to the Common Core

More than 55 million American schoolchildren enrolled in public and private schools are back in school this month. In Chicago alone, 400,000 Chicago Public School students entered classrooms for the first time for a new school year. My son is one of those millions, as he recently entered first grade in Montgomery County, MD. Show More Summary

Pencil This In: Lillie’s Q And Pipeworks Beer Release Party

The Wicker Park barbecue joint will celebrate the collaboration with a crawfish boil [ more › ]

Around Town: A Fine Collection

  There is something soothing about a collection of even the most mundane things. We enjoy some groupings today in Around Town. [ more › ]

Bears Strike Gold In San Francisco

The Bears earned their first win in San Francisco since 1985. Here is the good, the bad and the ugly moments from last night's game. [ more › ]

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