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Update On Today's Shooting From Ald. Cappleman

photo credit: Willie Walker III via Ald. Cappleman's email: This morning a woman from out-of-state stopped at the BP gas station at the corner of Lawrence and Marine Drive due to problems with her car. She called her cousin and her boyfriend who came to her assistance. Show More Summary

A Movement that Matters

In the past few years I've used this platform to talk about the strength of our community and how we can leverage our economic and political power to make an impact in Chicago. There is no greater way to demonstrate our political power than by exercising our right to vote. Show More Summary

Shaw: Illinois needs responsible voters

The 2014 Illinois statewide election is only days away, and the Better Government Association's Andy Shaw wants Illinoisans to think very carefully about their candidate choices before they vote. He says the state needs informed, responsible...Show More Summary

Conviction In Landmark 1982 Double Murder Case Vacated

27 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : Chicagoist

In a stunning announcement, a Cook County Judge granted prosecutors’ requests to vacate the conviction of Alstory Simon in a 1982 double homicide that exposed flaws in the criminal justice system and eventually led to Illinois abolishing the death penalty. [ more › ]

Pencil This In: Normal Avenue Book Release Party At Cole's

30 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : Chicagoist

If your in the mood to grab a new spooky read from a local author, head over to Cole's this evening for the release party of 'Normal Avenue' by Alex Bonner. [ more › ]

"Mirror of Enlightenment" Arrives to Harris Theater

46 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

For a one evening only engagement, Fulcrum Point New Music Project, led by the renowned Stephen Burns, will be presenting a special presentation, "Mirror of Enlightenment," at the Harris Theater. Focused on the themes of contemporary Indian music and how...

Around Town: Orange And Black

  We spotlight the two colors that make up the classic Halloween combo today in Around Town. [ more › ]

Best of Chicago 2014

Best of Chicago 2014 is out today. Nothing compares to this issue in print, so look for a copy today, before they’re all gone. (We have this handy map of locations if you don’t already have a favorite spot.) Over the course of today, Thursday, October 30, we’ll be posting each of the approximately two-hundred […]

Filmmaker Steve James Talks 'Life Itself,' Roger Ebert on 'The Interview Show'

Documentary filmmaker Steve James stopped by "The BIG Interview Show," at The Abbey Pub in September 2014, to talk about his new movie, "Life Itself," about the life of Roger Ebert. Our next show is Nov. 7, at The Hideout, in Chicago,...Show More Summary

The Best And Worst Halloween Candy To Give Trick Or Treaters

This year we asked the food and drink department to share their favorite and least favorite Halloween candies. What are your picks? [ more › ]

Jean Banchet nominees show a scene that's doing just fine, thank you

The annual Jean Banchet Awards, which honor the best in fine dining in Chicago at a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in January, announced nominees this morning after soliciting diner opinions for the past few weeks. Last year...Show More Summary

Touched By Ghoul Provides The Perfect Halloween Fright Night

Take a trip to a darker realm with Touched By Ghoul tomorrow night at The Empty Bottle. [ more › ]

Halloween! Visit Logan Square's Dr. Frankenstein

3 hours agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

By Amien Essif Photo by Amien Essif. Nelson Gonzalez's front-yard Halloween display is so gruesome that parents on Bernard Street in Logan Square come over to complain every year. But every year, well over a thousand kids trick-or-treat down...

9 Tips for Dealing with the Emotions When Writing a Memoir

Writing a memoir is much like going through your trunk of family treasures and keepsakes. At times the memories may be fuzzy, just like the ink on the pages of that 70-year-old journal your great-grandmother kept. Sometimes the memories may be painful, much like the ring your father gave you before he passed away. Show More Summary

The Creative Gifts of ADHD

In his 2004 book Creativity is Forever, Gary Davis reviewed the creativity literature from 1961 to 2003 and identified 22 reoccurring personality traits of creative people. This included 16 "positive" traits (e.g., independent, risk-taking,...Show More Summary

Morning Box Score: Bulls Rout Knicks In Season Opener

The Bulls started a season of promise and high expectations with an emphatic statement at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. [ more › ]

How the Recession Is Still Hurting Millennials

Opportunity matters. But for many young Americans, opportunity is hard to come by. Young Americans have faced bleak job prospects for years, but the recession hit millennials particularly hard. Just 63 percent of Americans age 20-24 were employed as of September 2014, according to calculations based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Show More Summary

'Project Runway'-style Halloween costume challenge

The unconventional challenge-a "Project Runway" signature in which designers construct outfits using random finds at dollar stores, candy shops or hardware emporiums-is no sweat for Justin LeBlanc. In Season 12, he impressed the judges...Show More Summary

Apple CEO 'proud to be gay'

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim  Cook  publicly came out as gay in an article he wrote in Bloomberg Businessweek, saying he wanted to support others who find it difficult to reveal their sexual orientation. "So let me be clear: I'm proud...Show More Summary

Today's Weather: Look Out Any Window

The slow slide to a chilly Halloween continues. [ more › ]

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