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Presto Change-o -- Firehouse By Design

Before (via Google Streetview) Now The empty firehouse on the 1200 block of Gunnison was certainly undistinguished. We never even noticed it across from the Bezazian Library. When the developer Cedar Street announced in November 2014...Show More Summary

Red & Purple Line Massive Modernization Project Gets A Little More Real

For years, we've been hearing about ambitious plans to completely rehab the Red Line tracks and stations north of Wilson. Today Mayor Emanuel, Sen. Durbin and the CTA announced that some major funding had been delegated toward PhaseShow More Summary

Hillary Clinton Is Hosting A Series Of Chicago Fundraisers

Clinton's fundraisers start at four digits, with an afternoon event at the home of an investment banker beginning at $2,700, and a later afternoon event beginning at $5,400 per couple. [ more › ]

RedEye Reporter Says She Doesn't Care Enough To Vote

Buckle your seatbelts, folks, because we're about to start on a (very flat) roller coaster ride of apathy. [ more › ]

Mexican chef Dudley Nieto makes his return at Albany Park's Rojo Gusano

It's easy to lose track of the restaurants Dudley Nieto has had a hand in over the decades. Adobo Grill, Zapatista, Xel-Ha, Zocalo, New Rebozo, Chapulin, Chapultepec, La Canasta, Eivissa, Mezcalina, Barbakoa—to name a few.…

With No State Budget, Community Mental Health in Crisis

Co-authored by Ann Fisher Raney, AM, LCSW, chief executive officer at Turning Point, Skokie, IL and Mona Shattell, PhD, RN, FAAN, member of the Board of Directors at Turning Point; and professor and chairperson of the department of community, systems, and mental health nursing at Rush University, Chicago, IL. Show More Summary

Obama Won't 'Back Seat Drive' Illinois Budget Impasse In Springfield Speech

A broad-strokes speech that references the need for some sort of bipartisan movement has the potential to strike a chord with some lawmakers, or at least, that's what those affected by the impasse hope. [ more › ]

You Can Zipline Across Millennium Park For Free This Weekend

It's part of an ambitious and strange marketing campaign for Kissimmee, Florida. [ more › ]

City To Pay $3.1 Million Settlement Over Discriminatory Police Hiring Practices

Chicago aldermen have approved a $3.1 million settlement to a lawsuit over a Chicago police department hiring rule that, until 2011, illegally discriminated against immigrants. [ more › ]

This Guy's Tattoo Doubles As A CTA Map

"I rode the CTA a lot," he told Chicagoist, of what inspired the design. "It was something I loved and hated equally." [ more › ]

Wicker Park Is Getting A 'Saved By The Bell'-Themed Pop-up Bar And Diner

The "parody pop up diner/bar" devoted to the theme of the 'Saved By The Bell' television show, is coming to an as-yet undisclosed location in Wicker Park. [ more › ]

Second City Is Opening The First Film School Dedicated To Comedy

Harold Ramis Film School will have Steve Carrell and Keegan-Michael Key, among others, on its advisory board. [ more › ]

Sarah's Circle Plans 7-Story Expansion at 4830-34 N. Sheridan

Proposal showing the plans for Sarah's Circle expansion with 7 story addition (Sarah's Circle) Current view of the vintage storefront at 4830-34 N. Sheridan (Google) 1936 view of this same stretch of Sheridan with proposed building site...Show More Summary

How Obama, Rauner and Madigan Have More In Common Than You Think

Column by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek President Obama, Gov. Bruce Rauner, House Speaker Michael Madigan. Three peas in a pod. Don't snort. They have more in common than you might realize. Obama returns home to Springfield Wednesday, nine years to the day he launched his White House bid from the steps of the Old State Capitol. Show More Summary

Report: Illinois Ended 2015 With a Shrinking Economy

While most states capped off last year with growing economies, Illinois was one of seven that likely had its economy shrink during the last quarter of 2015, according to an analysis of the latest employment data. The Federal ReserveShow More Summary

Lincoln Square's Provenance Is Now Augusta Food And Wine

Augusta Food and Wine, the successor to Provenance Food and Wine, is now open for business. [ more › ]

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