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MCA Receives 10 Million Dollar Gift, Announces Vision Campaign

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago announced some exciting news recently. [ more › ]

15 Sun-Times Staffers Accept Voluntary Buyouts

Yesterday Robert Feder was able to report the names of the 15 staff members who accepted their voluntary buyouts from Wrapports. [ more › ]

Around Town: The Best Of February

  We share some of our favorite photos from February in Around Town today. [ more › ]

Weekend Playlist: One Final Skate

Most of Chicago Park District's outdoor rinks close Sunday. Here's music to inspire you to visit them. [ more › ]

Weekend forecast: Record low temperatures and snow

Saturday's below-zero temperatures at O'Hare International Airport have trumped a recorded low of zero degrees set in 1884. National Weather Service officials said Saturday morning the temperatures at O'Hare were at minus 10 degreesShow More Summary

Man surrenders to police after four-hour standoff in Lakeview

A man surrendered to police after barricading himself inside a Lakeview neighborhood apartment Saturday morning for more than four hours.  Chicago Police Department SWAT teams were called about 3:15 a.m. to the 1400 block of West Cornelia...Show More Summary

Cullen's Bar & Grill in Lakeview closes

Mercury Theater Chicago announced Friday that neighbor and tenant Cullen's Bar & Grill (3741 N. Southport Ave.) is now closed. According to a press release, the theater had arranged with the Lakeview pub and restaurant to extend its lease in exchange for payment of five months of rent that was past due. Show More Summary

Lupita Nyong'o's stolen Oscar dress recovered

Authorities say they have recovered Lupita Nyong'o's stolen pearl-covered dress estimated to be worth $150,000. At a news conference Friday evening, officials displayed the dress and said they were continuing to investigate who stole it. "We believe this dress is the dress that was stolen from the London Hotel," said Lt. Show More Summary

As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists "The 1%er" made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull and instead of buzzers, customers are given license plates so servers can identify them when bringing out orders. Nowhere is it evident that the U.S. Show More Summary

DUI paperwork mistakes allow thousands of drivers back on Illinois roads

Bureaucratic mix-ups have let thousands of drunken drivers avoid mandatory license suspensions and stay on the roads, a Tribune investigation has found. A Tribune review of state data found case after case across the Chicago area inShow More Summary

Gallery in Art Institute's Modern Wing closing temporarily

In preparation for an upcoming major exhibition, the second floor contemporary art galleries of the the Art Institute's Modern Wing will be closing temporarily, beginning March 8. "Charles Ray: Sculpture, 1997-2014" will open on MayShow More Summary

Morning Box Score: Bulls Safe At Home; Blackhawks Struck By Lightning

The Bulls added to an encouraging Friday with a come from behind win at the United Center, while the Blackhawks had a reversal of fortune in the Sunshine State. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Goodbye February

It's time to bid February a frigid farewell. [ more › ]

Davis Campaign Manager Throws Shade At Crawford Campaign Tactics, Endorses Cappleman in Run-Off

In the 46th Ward's aldermanic election last week, candidate (and former chief of staff to Helen Shiller) Denice Davis finished third, while James Cappleman and Amy Crawford will meet in a runoff on April 7th. The day after the election, Ms. Show More Summary

Newborn gorilla makes debut at Lincoln Park Zoo

A new reason for families to swing over to Lincoln Park Zoo: A western lowland gorilla was born there this week. Visitors can get their first glimpse starting Saturday. The zoo is cautiously optimistic about the baby's health. "The infant...Show More Summary

Regarding Dakota Johnson hosting 'SNL' ...

Dakota Johnson hosts "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, and for the seemingly high level of confidence the show has in her taking the reins, look to the "SNL" 40th anniversary special, in which, among a slew of stars introduced only...Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Addams Tollway Construction Begins Mid-March

Construction is set to begin mid-March on the project to rebuild and widen the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway between Elgin and the Tri-State Tollway. [ more › ]

Chicagoist's Beer Of The Week: Solemn Oath's Punk Rock For Rich Kids

Punk Rock for Rich Kids is a Single Hop Belgo-American Pale Ale from the good people at Solemn Oath Brewery. [ more › ]

Chicago Bulls website goes old-school for 90s night

Space Jam's original website is still around, so why not the Bulls' 90s homepage.  The Chicago Bulls have reverted their website to its adorably low-tech-, nostalgia-inducing state in honor of the team's planned "90s night" promotion Friday. Show More Summary

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