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8 wounded in city shootings

A 12-year-old boy and seven others were wounded in shootings between about noon Thursday and 4 a.m. Friday. The 12-year-old was hit in the leg about 8:45 p.m. in the 13100 block of South Corliss Avenue in the Altgeld Gardens housing complex. Show More Summary

Renovations For Tracks And Stations From Lawrence To Bryn Mawr?

So here's the good news: "The CTA will move ahead as early as 2017 with the total reconstruction of four stations and the replacement of deteriorating track and elevated structure on the Red Line north branch, at an estimated cost of $1.13 billion, transit officials announced Wednesday. Show More Summary

CTA board approves system to reduce bus bunching

CTA riders could see fewer instances of buses arriving at stops in pairs, thanks to CTA board approval Wednesday of a tool that may reduce bus bunching. The CTA board approved a three-year, $13.4 million contract with Clever Devices,...Show More Summary

Music Video Of The Day: The Afghan Whigs 'Gentlemen'

40 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : Chicagoist

The Afghan Whigs released their first album in 16 years this week. Today we look back at their leaner days. [ more › ]

Spy-Themed Art Book Needs Your Kick-Start

50 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : Chicagoist

The Last Days of Danger will be a 56-page book featuring 23 full-page illustrations dedicated to the spies (and films) artist Sean Dove loves. [ more › ]

Cubs runner crosses plate

With one out in the bottom of the seventh today at Wrigley Field, in a game with Cincinnati, Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena singled in Starlin Castro. Cubs fans responded with a standing ovation, even though their team still trailed, 3-1; it was the north-siders' first run since Sunday.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Chicagoist's Beer Of The Week: Perennial's 17 Mint Chocolate Stout

The fine folks at Solemn Oath Brewery share one of their favorites from Perennial Artisan Ales. [ more › ]

Here's What's Left Of Historic Prentice Women's Hospital

A tipster sent Chicagoist this photo showing what remains of Bertrand Goldberg's Brutalist architecture and groundbreaking cantilever design. [ more › ]

Transcendence, Heaven Is for Real, The Railway Man, Only Lovers Left Alive, The Unknown Known & Hateship Loveship

2 hours agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Transcendence Transcendence is one of those science-fiction works you foolishly allow yourself to get excited about because a whole lot of smart, talented people are involved in its conception and execution. The pedigree includes executive producer Christopher Nolan, first-time director...

Friday Afternoon Diversion: Hey Cuffy!

If you've ever wanted to watch two men with New England accents berate each other over the posting of YouTube videos, well, this is the video for you. [ more › ]

Wild Bunch Leeches of Lore to Hit Cobra Lounge Saturday Night

Although Leeches of Lore sounds like a disaster on paper, this band is actually a lot of fun to see in concert. [ more › ]

Affogatos And Other Coffee-Food Pairings This Weekend

If you like your coffee with food, this is a great weekend for you. [ more › ]

Midday News Links: Mayor Emanuel Is A Frequent Flier

The Tribune reports Mayor Rahm Emanuel has take 50 trips since his inauguration, including several covered on the taxpayers' dime, where he raised campaign cash with business and political donors. [ more › ]

Vintage sexism

Dateline: Chicago, where ladies are bowling, ovens are operated by telephone and city folk can't make heads or tails of how to walk in a blizzard.  Thanks to a massive YouTube video dump over the last week by newsreel makers British Pathe, the digitized vintage footage give an incredible glimpse of Chicago's past. Show More Summary

Exclusive Video Premiere: Breathe Owl Breathe 'Vision Quest'

We've got your first look at a live performance from Breathe Owl Breathe. [ more › ]

Pencil This In: 20 X 2 At Schubas

20 X 2, the popular event held annually in conjunction with the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, is becoming a regular event here in Chicago thanks to the efforts of Gapers Block founder/publisher Andrew Huff. The theme for Saturday's edition is "Where are we?" Featured speakers include: [ more › ]

Around Town: A Little Rusty

  Sometimes the worn and weathered look is just right. A look at the more rusty side of life today in Around Town. [ more › ]

Police Seeking Information On CTA Yellow Line Attack

Police have released video footage of an attack on the CTA Yellow Line last month and are asking for help identifying the attacker. [ more › ]

Last Minute Plans: The Yolks At Cole's

The Yolks play Cole's tonight and it's free, so get out, get your drink on and get wild. [ more › ]

Good Friday Services

For those interested in attending services, here are services some local churches are offering: Uptown Baptist Church -- 12:30 - 3pm -- Seven Last Words of Christ (1011 W Wilson) Our Lady of Lourdes -- 3pm Stations of the Cross; 5:30pm...Show More Summary

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