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Extra Extra: Chicago Fire Department Still Falls Short Of Diversity Hires

Only 7 percent of Chicago Fire Department's new hires in 2014 were African-American. [ more › ]

Chicago Man Charged, Held On Half-Million Dollar Bail For Critically Injuring Bicyclist With Stolen Semi-Truck

A man from Chicago's South Side was charged with allegedly stealing a semi-truck and critically injuring a bicyclist in a hit-and-run accident earlier in October. [ more › ]

Have You Seen This Young Woman?

Destiny Wilson, age 15, also known as "Sweetie," is missing from her home in the 2300 block of Ashland. She is known to frequent the area of Magnolia and Wilson. She was last seen in June 2014.At the time she went missing, she had very...Show More Summary

Indiana Boy Shot, Killed After Laughing At Neighbor For Being Robbed

A 13-year-old boy from Gary, Indiana, was shot nine times after laughing at a neighbor for being robbed. [ more › ]

Illinois Mandates Three Week Ebola Quarantine For 'High-Risk' Travelers

Along with New York and New Jersey, Illinois is one of three states to impose the mandatory 21-day quarantine for high-risk health workers traveling from Ebola-affected nations. [ more › ]

Around Town: October Rust

  More beautiful fall photography for the last weekend in October for today's 'Around Town' gallery. [ more › ]

Here's What The SSA Brings To Uptown (Still Time To Vote)

We got a note from Alyssa Berman-Cutler of Uptown United:"Nice piece on the Lawrence House Pharmacy move. Wanted to let you know that the window renovation for this project was supported in part by the SSA’s “Business Beautification Grant” – small grants available to make spaces on the Uptown commercial corridors more inviting. Show More Summary

Take Back Chicago Website Gives 'People's Score' To Chicago Aldermen

Take Back Chicago's score system assigns a 'people's score' on a scale of zero to 100 to let Chicago voters know how much of rubber stamp their alderman is [or isn't.] [ more › ]

Touring Graceland

Graceland Cemetery is beautiful any time of year. We've posted photos of fall, spring and summer as proof. Spending time there is always free.But this time of year, there are tours offered for those who want a more detailed experience. Show More Summary

Weekend Playlist: This Is Halloween

We are bringing you this list of tracks to get you in the mood for Halloween as we count down to the big day next Friday. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Sunny Delight

We have a beautiful weekend in store, and we couldn't be more excited about it. [ more › ]

Need Help With Winter Heating Bills?

From Ald. Osterman's latest newsletter: City of Chicago and Peoples Gas Announce $1 Million for Help with Heating Bills. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Peoples Gas announced a doubling of funding for Share the Warmth, a financial assistance program that helps low-income families pay their heating bills. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Pilsen Mural Dedicated To James Foley

A new mural in Pilsen was recently dedicated to slain journalist James Foley. [ more › ]

Music Video Of The Day: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 'Do You Wanna Touch'

It's a pleasant Friday outside and we have Joan Jett on our minds. If you're reading this, Ms. Jett, we have a 15th anniversary in a few short years and would love you to play our party. [ more › ]

Recap: Chicagoist's 10 Year Anniversary Party

  Now that we've had a few cups (or gallons) of coffee, we're able to flip through the photos and recall the somewhat hazy memories of last night's Chicagoist 10 year anniversary party. [ more › ]

Dress that pet

You scoff and judge and take offense 11 months out of the year when you see a fellow pet-owner with her (or his) furball decked out in a glittered tutu and a T-shirt that reads "Mommy's Little Princess," and vow never to dress your four-legged family member in people clothes. Show More Summary

Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

EAT Andersonville Dessert Crawl Swedish American Museum 5211 N. Clark St. 773-728-8111 Try tasting-sized treats from a dozen restaurants including butterscotch panna cotta with shortbread at Vincent and Swedish rice pudding with lingonberry at Svea. Show More Summary

Three To See: This Week's Theater Recommendations

From multiculturalism to a child’s-eye view of marriage to a classic musical, the Chicago stage has a bit of everything this week. [ more › ]

Friday Afternoon Diversion: Performance Art

After a few seconds of this guy painting, you'll see why we didn't add him to the bill for last night's anniversary party. [ more › ]

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