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Chicago-area Sprint customers experience outage

Wireless provider Sprint is handling an outage that's affecting customers in the Chicago area, according to a company spokeswoman. The outage, which began at about 6 p.m. Wednesday, continued to affect  Sprint customers' texting and voice calling capabilities as of 8 p.m., spokeswoman Yuy Namiki said. Show More Summary

Iggy Azalea reveals why she got breast implants

Iggy Azalea had the "Booty" -- and now she has the breasts to go with it. The controversial Australian rapper decided she "wasn't into secret-keeping," she said in the April issue of Vogue, revealing that she got implants. "I did change something: Four months ago, I got bigger boobs!" the "Fancy" rapper told the fashion codex. Show More Summary

Chipotle Is Hiring, Opening Date Still Unannounced

Last report we had, the new Chipotle coming to 5224 North Broadway, at Foster, was tentatively scheduled to open on Sunday, March 29.We haven't heard anything different, but the Chipotle website just says "Coming Soon." Your guess is as good as ours. Show More Summary

Aldermanic Forums? Yes, Indeed! Live and Televised

If you're still on the fence about who to vote for in the 46th Ward aldermanic run-off, or if you just want to root for your candidate, there are two 46th Ward forums before Tuesday, April 7th. On Saturday, March 28, at 2pm, the League of Women Voters Chicago is sponsoring a forum between Ald. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Rahm Says Uptown Music District Could Get Release Day

Remember when the mayor had the big idea to turn the Riv, Aragon, Green Mill and the Uptown Theatre into Chicago's official Music District? Though it's gone silent over the last four years, Emanuel says he's still in tune with the idea. [ more › ]

Choose Your Sports Bars Wisely This NCAA Tournament Weekend

It's now the second weekend of the NCAA tournament. Here are the locations of Chicago alumni associations' game watches along with drink specials to cheers or drown your sorrows, depending on which team wins. [ more › ]

The TIF Illumination Project at Two Years

On February 12 of 2013, the night of the State of the Union, a town meeting was held at the Chopin Theater in Chicago's Near West Side. The subject was tax increment financing. Despite the complexity of the topic and the competitionShow More Summary

Denim's just getting started

Five years ago, denim-on-denim defied all of the dire warnings in the "Undateable" handbook: Instead of evoking John Denver or Britney Spears in her misstyled youth, chambray shirts paired with darker blue jeans became as cool as actor...Show More Summary

How a New Illinois Law Could Protect 12 Million From Identity Theft

By Tess Frame, Contributor It’s no surprise that Illinois consumers expressed identity theft as their No. 2 complaint, right behind debt, according to the state attorney general's office. Last year was marked by a string of cyberattacks against many large companies, including Target, Michael’s, LivingSocial, eBay, P.F. Show More Summary

TV Pilot Shooting Next Week Near Entertainment District

Thanks to a sharp-eyed reader who spotted this sign with parking restrictions for the area around Uptown Square. Looks like they will need to use the parking spaces on various streets, but the street closure itself will be on the 4600 block of Racine.Twentieth Century Fox is currently filming two pilots in Chicago, so we don't know which this is. Show More Summary

15 of Illinois' School Districts in the Worst Financial Shape

Despite significant cost-cutting measures taken in recent years, Illinois school districts are having to tap into their reserves and borrow more as state and federal funding dries up, according to a new report by the Illinois State Board...Show More Summary

Video: Shedd Penguins Build A Bird's Paradise During Nesting Season

The sun is out, love is in bloom and at the Shedd Aquarium, the penguins are ready to woo. [ more › ]

Direction And Performances Keep 'The Barber' A Cut Above Cliché

Assimilating elements from countless serial killer films, this movie still works through excellent performances and solid filmmaking. [ more › ]

Zayn Malik worries he's let One Direction fans down

Zayn Malik says he worries that he's let One Direction fans down by leaving the world-conquering boy band, but couldn't carry on in a role that made him unhappy. Malik quit the group this week, saying he wanted "to be a normal 22-year-old."...Show More Summary

The History of March Madness in Illinois

Fun fact: The first-ever NCAA Men's Division I Basketball tournament was held in Evanston in 1939? Did you know that despite hosting the first tournament, Northwestern University has yet to make an appearance? Or that only one Illinois...Show More Summary

Kuma's Finds New Corner ? In Schaumburg

After years of flat out denying it, Kuma's will start to raise its growing family in the suburbs. [ more › ]

CTA to expand ex-offender jobs program

Jakeshia Beals, 31, said when she arrived at the CTA nearly three years ago, she was homeless and looking for work. Beals, who was arrested for drug crimes, began work at a South Side rail shop as part of the CTA's "second chance" program that gives jobs to ex-offenders and hard-to-employ individuals. Show More Summary

'We Serve Everyone' campaign takes off in wake of Ind. 'religious freedom' law

A website originally meant as a way to help Indianapolis businesses market their openness to all customers has spread like wildfire to 23 states and several major cities, including New York and Los Angeles. But the site's creator, Josh...Show More Summary

Festival Gives Thanks For Tom Hanks

Run, Forrest, run? to the International Tom Hanks Day celebration this Saturday. The movie marathon and raffle pays tribute to "the nicest man in Hollywood." [ more › ]

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