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Attempted Hold-Up Of American Metro Bank On Friday

Yesterday afternoon a reader notified us that there was a heavy police presence inside American Metro Bank, at Broadway and Ainslie. We didn't know what had happened, but the FBI has filled in the blanks. There was an attempted hold-up of the bank, located at 4878 North Broadway, around 12:30pm. Show More Summary

Carol's Pub Closes (At Least For Now) - One Of Uptown's Last Appalachian-Era Hangouts

Photo courtesy of New City It's all very mysterious. The famous country music dive bar, Carol's Pub, has closed its doors at Clark and Leland, and its future is unclear. Even the person who runs its Facebook page seems to be in the dark about what's going on.It was open Labor Day weekend, but after that things get murky. Show More Summary

Photos: Chance The Rapper Fans Are The Picture Of Giddiness

Magnificent Coloring Day attendees had a lot to be excited about yesterday. [ more › ]

Photos: Chance The Rapper & His Puppets Color A Magnificent Festival

An unforgettable Kanye West cameo and Chance's giant, felt friends were among the parade of highlights. [ more › ]

Man Shot In The Head Near Millennium Park On Saturday

The victim was critically injured after having left a wine tasting with his sister, according to reports.. [ more › ]

Chance the Rapper packs The Cell for his Magnificent Coloring Day

If Chance the Rapper has proved anything this year, it's that whatever your expectations are for anything he does, please leave them at the door because he will exceed or subvert whatever you're thinking he'll do. There's not a more fun or transcendent local music experience than seeing the 23-year-old...

Sneak Peek: Upcoming Outdoor Space At Lawrence House

Colorful loungers and new sod fill the outdoor space on the north side of Lawrence House If you peered over the new fence along Kenmore just north of Lawrence you'll be in for a surprise. The upcoming outdoor space at Lawrence House is nearing completion. Show More Summary

Argyle Goes Green, Paid Parking Resumes Saturday

Workers were busy today installing lots of trees along the new Argyle streetscape, including side streets. A great improvement! If you park on Argyle, Ald. Osterman says in his weekly newsletter that "Parking meter boxes have been installed. Show More Summary

"Reza's House" On Winona Demolished

We're sorry to see that the century-old mansion at 1468-1472 West Winona has been demolished. Usually known as the "Reza's house" (since it was previously owned by the family of Reza Toulabi, the restaurateur), it sold last May.Neighbors...Show More Summary

Mired In Personal Attacks, The Kirk-Duckworth Campaign Hasn't Lived Up To Its Billing

The Mark Kirk-Tammy Duckworth U.S. Senate race early on had all the markings of a campaign that would rise above the personal attacks and innuendo typical of modern politics. Kirk in 2012 suffered a serious stroke and his recovery won him universal admiration. Show More Summary

Severed Head Discovered Inside Bag In McKinley Park Lagoon

The head and other remains were found this morning by contractor working in the park. The victim's sex has not been determined. [ more › ]

Stream The Debut Album By Pamphleteers, A New Band Of Local Rock Veterans

The band of scene notables makes life-affirming music, rooted in a shared, personal tragedy. [ more › ]

Mike Ditka To Colin Kaepernick: 'Get The Hell Out' Of Our Country

In a shocking turn of events, an aging white man has taken it upon himself to tell black people when and how to protest. [ more › ]

Double Door Owners Look To Open New Music Venue In Logan Square

The longtime mover-and-shakers of the Chicago music scene reportedly have designs on a historic building just southwest of Logan Monument. [ more › ]

Man Charged With Groping Woman On Loyola Campus

At least four women this month reported that they were inappropriately touched by a stranger at or near the school. [ more › ]

26 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Weekend

If you thought you were going to be bored this weekend, you were wrong! [ more › ]

Chance The Rapper Announces Magnificent Coloring Day Afterparty

Chicago's favorite hip-hop native son is also unveiling a pop-up shop and (why not?) a sweet new emoji. [ more › ]

Video: Stephen Colbert Goes Undercover As A Hot-Dog Vendor At Cubs Game

As if you needed another reason to love Stephen Colbert, he spends the first minute or so of this 'Late Show' segment expounding on his unequivocal support of the Chicago Cubs before going undercover as a hot dog vendor at Wrigley Field. [ more › ]

Pick The Best Pizza In Chicago For Our 2016 Pizza Place Bracket (Part 2)

The next 16 entries in our Pizza Bracket are here. Pick your favorites! [ more › ]

Jerry Seinfeld Will Perform In Chicago And Tickets Go On Sale Soon

What's the deal with observational-comedy greats performing at the Chicago Theatre? [ more › ]

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