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Christmas Tree Recycling Available Beginning January 3rd

The big day is here, and now you may have a big tree in your home. Avoid leaving it in the alley if you can hold on until Saturday, January 3rd.As usual, the City of Chicago is offering recycling for your de-nuded Christmas trees this year. Show More Summary

Top 5 Bulls' Christmas Day games

The Bulls are 11-7 in Christmas Day games in franchise history. Here, in chronological order, are the Tribune's nominations for the five most memorable games. Proving how difficult this selection process became, the 1993 and 1994 vintages...Show More Summary

New Year's Eve style guide

Step away from that tired tux and go-to LBD. This year, resolve to break out of your style rut with modern alternatives-because 2015 deserves a new you in a fabulous party outfit. Lauren Krause LADIES Go metallic"New Year's Eve is the...Show More Summary

Rogen makes surprise appearance

"The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in midnight screenings in a smattering of theaters around the country on Christmas Day, drawing moviegoers who said...Show More Summary

Some Uptown Christmas Scenes From Years Past

Wilson & Broadway, Christmas 1955(click to enlarge) Looking east on Wilson from Racine, 1963(click to enlarge) Wilson Station in 1926, shortly after it opened.Courtesy of North Shore Company, Illinois Railway Museum Collection.(click to enlarge) A reminder of the snowy owls that called Montrose Beachhome in the winter of 2011-2012

Into the Woods, Big Eyes, Unbroken, The Gambler, Mr. Turner & Zero Motivation

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Happy holidays, everyone. Of course the big news of last week was Sony pulling the Christmas Day release of the Seth Rogen-James Franco film The Interview because of vague threats (likely from the government of North Korea) about attack on...

Extra Extra: Happy Holidays

We here at Chicagoist wish you compliments of the season. Have a wonderful Christmas holiday. Now let Louis Armstrong tuck you in. [ more › ]

Around Town: Still

  All's quiet in today's Christmas Eve gallery. [ more › ]

Ready for 'The Interview'

As more Illinois theaters signed on to show the controversial film "The Interview" on Christmas Day, Sony Pictures made it available for online rental Wednesday. The movie, which depicts a fictional plot to assassinate North Korea leader...Show More Summary

New 'Better Call Saul' trailer

AMC finally has given "Better Call Saul" a trailer that shows more than just a tease from the upcoming series. The "Breaking Bad" prequel is turning out to be one of the most highly anticipated new shows of the midseason. Debuting in a special two-night premiere at 9 p.m. Show More Summary

'The Interview' out for streaming

"The Interview" will be available for rental on a variety of digital platforms including Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft's Xbox Video and a separate Sony website beginning Wednesday. The movie, set to be released on demand at 1 p.m. Show More Summary

Riotiing near St. Louis

Violent protests broke out again in suburban St. Louis after another black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said the officer was questioning the 18-year-old and another man about a theft late Tuesday at a convenience store in Berkeley when the young man pulled a 9mm handgun on him. Show More Summary

Newcity’s Top 5 of Everything 2014

We’ve been doing our annual Top 5 issue as long as I can remember. Long before FuzzBead’s founders were even in long pants, we imagined this issue as a send-up of the obsessive list-making that infects the media at year-end, the tendency toward bloviation. And, at the same time, we figured we’d slyly deliver a […]

11 Movies We Hated This Year: Joel Wicklund's Pans

What follows is simply a list of the least enjoyable movies of the year, ranked in terms of intolerability. [ more › ]

Morning Box Score: Rose Leads Bulls In Win; Crawford Pulled In Hawks Loss

Derrick Rose's critics may have to find something else to grouse about if ROse continues to play as well as he has recently. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Wet And White

Different year. Different weather forecast. Still over it. [ more › ]

Merry Everything

This sums it up pretty well. A reader noticed this in the window of the new Heritage Outpost at 1325 West Wilson. Whatever you celebrate and wherever your travels take you, we wish you happiness.

Step-by-step Guide for Searching the Illinois State Board of Elections Website

If you ever want to find out all kinds of exciting Illinois political information, the Illinois State Board of Elections is the place to do it. It's one of the best resources for anyone who wants to be a smart voter or just wants toShow More Summary

Extra Extra: Remembering Bernie Stone

Mick Dumke remembers the late 50th Ward alderman for the colorful man he was. [ more › ]

Music Video Of The Day: Run-DMC 'Christmas In Hollis'

'A Very Special Christmas' was released 27 years ago; here's one of that album's best tracks. [ more › ]

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