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Before The Nigerian Kitchen, There Was 7 Heavens

With the recent closing of Nigerian Kitchen at 1363 West Wilson, the storefront is engaging in some sign archeology. The removal of the Nigerian Kitchen sign reveals one for 7 Heavens Food, which apparently offered free delivery andShow More Summary

Warming Centers Available/Heating Requirements

With the temperatures beginning to slip into more typical December weather, a reminder that there are warming centers available throughout the city anyone who needs them. The one in Uptown is at 845 West Wilson, at Hazel. In addition,...Show More Summary

Congratulations, Ald. Pawar

From Ald. Pawar's latest newsletter:"On behalf of the entire 47th Ward Office, I want to wish everyone a happy holiday season. As many of you know, I married my very best friend, Charna Epstein, on Saturday, December 20, 2014! Thank you to everyone who has shared in our excitement and the overwhelming amount of well-wishes and congratulatory notes. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Chicago's Homicide Rate Continues Its Decline

Chicago's 2014 murder totals are on pace to be the lowest in 50 years, but shootings have increased. [ more › ]

Chicagoist's Top Stories Of 2014: The Lucas Museum Debate

We begin our look back at the top local stories of 2014. [ more › ]

Could A Full Housecleaning Be In The Works For Bears?

The Bears offseason will get interesting starting Monday. [ more › ]

Around Town: Bird Watching

  Get your fill of feathers and beaks in today's gallery. [ more › ]

"The Wilson-Malden" Building Debuts New Awnings, Improved Curb Appeal

Becovic Management has been putting a lot of money into their building at 4555 N. Malden which was recently rebranded "The Wilson-Malden." We are told that the units were gutted and updated. The exterior was tuckpointed and freshened up. Show More Summary

Iconic Car Dealer Al Piemonte Dies At Age 83

Mr. Piemonte promised hassle-free, affordable car sales for over 30 years. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Rock Me

The warm weather that has canceled out these cloudy skies comes to an end today. Enjoy. [ more › ]

Extra Extra: Building Permits On The Rise In Chicago

A growing number of building permits is a sign that the construction industry in Chicago is recovering. [ more › ]

Next Week In The Curbed Cup: Uptown vs. Logan Square

After decisive victories against the West Loop and Streeterville for Chicago "Neighborhood of the Year," Uptown goes up against Logan Square next week. We'll let you know when voting opens for its presumed usual 24-hour period.

Our Favorite Film Revivals of 2014

Many of our treasured movie-going experiences of any year are revivals of older movies, so in an effort to celebrate that, here are some of our favorite film revivals of 2014. [ more › ]

10 New Years Eve Picks

Check out these great picks for New Years Eve. [ more › ]

Around Town: Here Comes The Sun

  It's been gray for much of December. Today's gallery reminds us of what's hiding behind the clouds. [ more › ]

A Tribune Reporter Tells The Whole Story Of Covering Overnights

Adam Sege writes a moving account of covering violence in Chicago that goes beyond the Greek Chorus of Idiocy that online commentary on news stories so often devolves. [ more › ]

'The Interview' brings it in

Sony's "The  Interview " has delivered nearly $1 million on its opening day on Christmas -- an impressive launch for a title playing in only about 300 independent theaters in the U.S. The estimate for the controversial comedy came after a launch amid a barrage of news coverage with several theaters opting for midnight screenings. Show More Summary

Morning Box Score: Bulls Cruise Past Lakers

Pau Gasol showed his former teammates what they're missing in his first game against them. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: A Gift Exchange

Mother Nature has Chicago on the nice list today. [ more › ]

Linework: Lovely Beaty Bumps

By Nate Beaty. Edited by Ivan Brunetti and Aaron Renier. (Click on image to enlarge.)

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