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Smoke From Big Fire Near Second City Blankets Old Town

A three-story, extra alarm fire is burning through Old Town's Adobe Grill next door to Second City Wednesday afternoon, according to fire officials. [ more › ]

Documentary Shows How Outsiders Have Wreaked Havoc In Sudan

This gripping documentary takes a "boots on the ground" (and sometimes in the air) approach to the subject for a visceral, intimate and often very strange view. [ more › ]

Marlon Brando Narrates Documentary In Private, Intimate Audio Recordings

Marlon Brando is an undeniably important figure in the history of movie acting. That said... maybe it's time to stop talking so much about Brando? [ more › ]

Rauner's $30,000 A Month Budget Consultant Leaves, But Illinois Still Has No Budget

The state's $30,000-a-month budget consultant is out and Illinois still has no budget plan. [ more › ]

Chicago's First Uniqlo Store Will Be The Second-Largest In The U.S.

Get ready for the U.S.'s second-largest Uniqlo store, Chicago fast-fashion fans. [ more › ]

Say Farewell To Keith McCormick Today At Fat Cat

Keith McCormick, who has headed Business Partners, the Chamber for Uptown for the past two years, is leaving the organization, effective today. If you'd like to bid him farewell, come to Fat Cat (4840 N Broadway) this afternoon between 4pm and 6pm. Show More Summary

Kenny Rasmussen's library shows head to West Town this weekend

Kenny Rasmussen started hosting free, all-ages, daytime punk shows at the Bridgeport Library back in January for people who typically can't make it out to bars and clubs to see great, local live music. Since then, his library gigs have picked up steam and have started popping up at other branches around town.…

46th Ward Budgeting Ideas

Ald. Cappleman's weekly newsletter covered the 46th Ward Budget Town Hall Meeting that took place on Wednesday:"Thanks to all the people who gave their ideas to help the City of Chicago address its budget crisis. I want to especially...Show More Summary

The Strange Disappearance Of A 6-Year-Old Aurora Boy Will Get CNN Treatment

The disappearance of six-year-old Timmothy Pitzen from suburban Aurora has baffled investigators since he went missing in 2011. [ more › ]

Essanay Silent Movie Sherlock Holmes Returns To Chicago In October

The 1916 Sherlock Holmes silent movie that was filmed at Essanay Studios right here on Argyle Street and was presumed lost for decades will make its Chicago re-debut at the Chicago International Film Festival in October. It will be a...Show More Summary

Stevie Hanley "Synaesthetica" @ The International Museum of Surgical Science

21 hours agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Synaesthetica, by definition, is a "sensation experienced in part of the body other than the part simulated," most commonly associated with music being seen as color. Notable cases for the condition include, David Hockney, Duke Ellington and Vladimir Nabokov. In...

Exclusive Download: Unreleased Album From The Tarts Features Naked Raygun Members

They should have been huge. Featuring members of Naked Raygun, Dummy, Muchacha and Mr Furley, but this power pop punk supergroup never really got the credit they deserved. [ more › ]

The Chicago River Is Still Full Of Human Waste: Study

Don't plan on swimming in the Chicago River anytime soon—As beautiful as it looks and no matter how many tourists flock there, it is still full of human waste. [ more › ]

Illinois' comptroller position gets exciting for Leslie Munger

Earlier this week I wrote that the race for Illinois comptroller might be one of the hottest contests of next year's election. I contrasted the sizzle of the election -- which will pit incumbent Leslie Geissler Munger against either state Sen. Show More Summary

Labor Day Traffic Will Be Soul-Sucking Thanks To Low Gas Prices

Due to rising incomes and low gas prices, 35.5 million Americans are expected to travel next weekend, the most since Labor Day 2008. [ more › ]

Chicago's High-Speed Police Chases Have Been Killing Innocent Civilians

High-speed police pursuits and other instances of criminal suspects fleeing the police in cars can have serious and deadly consequences. But are they worth it in the name of police work? [ more › ]

We Are Your Friends, No Escape, Grandma, Listen to Me Marlon, Learning to Drive, Turbo Kid & She's Funny That Way

23 hours agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

We Are Your Friends Earlier this summer, a French film called Eden was released that explored the DJ culture of the times in a fascinating and heartfelt way that was less about spinning records and more about establishing interesting characters...

Subway Was Warned Jared Fogle Was A Pedophile, Ex-Franchisee Says

Ex-Subway weight-loss mascot Jared Fogle openly admitted to raping children and said he "really liked them young," a former sandwich chain franchisee says. She says she warned her bosses at Subway about several disturbing conversations she had with Fogle seven years ago—but the company didn't take her concerns seriously. [ more › ]

Video: Jennifer Lawrence And Amy Schumer Dance For Billy Joel At Wrigley

Watch the feminist dream team of Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence dance for Billy Joel concertgoers at Wrigley Field. [ more › ]

Writers milk the Derrick Rose suit for all it's worth

You pundits who want to suck their thumbs and say something deep about Derrick Rose—have at it. The bar's been set so low that unless you attack your keyboard with a backhoe nothing you have to say can go lower. The Daily Beast headline: "Is Derrick Rose the NBA's Bill Cosby?"…

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