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'The November Man' Cometh

17 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : Chicagoist

After a summer of blockbusters the Labor Day holiday is often the turn of the film watching season into deeper fare, and one movie in particular is making a big impression on us this weekend. [ more › ]

Wednesday Afternoon Diversion: It's A Dance Party

27 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : Chicagoist

In Slovenia, while the farmer is away, the chickens will play. [ more › ]

The 6 Best Adult Toy Stores In Chicago

Spice up your love life buying something from these six shops. [ more › ]

The Second City Dismantles iPhone 6 Rumor Mania

There's always a "Doldo411" among us, ready to make a name for, if not an ass of, himself. [ more › ]

The Hidden Concerns Behind Northstar's Firing

Northstar Lottery Group, the company Gov. Pat Quinn chose in 2010 to be the first private entity in the country to administer daily lottery operations, has been fired. Local media have chronicled the company's failure to meet project revenue targets each of the past three years. Show More Summary

Midday News Links: Emanuel Fires Back At City Council IG

Mayor Rahm Emanuel responded to recent criticism by Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan that the mayor wasn't committed to ethics reform... by citing examples to the contrary. [ more › ]

Chicago Salutes Jackie Robinson West Little League Team

Politicians and scores of people flocked the streets to cheer on Chicago's newest baseball heroes Wednesday morning. [ more › ]

Chicago Transit Authority uses taxpayer dollars to transport themselves

A new report by the Better Government Association found that the Chicago Transit Authority's retirement plan and healthcare trust spent almost $60,000 on trips to pension conferences around the country over the last four years, according...Show More Summary

Pencil This In: Roxane Gay Reads At Women And Children First

Roxane Gay is in town today to talk about her latest work, a collection of essays which both support and call into question contemporary understandings of feminism. [ more › ]

Around Town: Colorful

  We've got a bright, colorful gallery of people, places and things today in Around Town. [ more › ]

Bar Takito rocks the West Loop

Review: Bar Takito 201 N. Morgan St. 312-888-9485 Rating: 4 (out of 4) Already hot Second projects are tricky business, especially if your debut work was a success. (Just ask The Strokes.) Wicker Park's Takito Kitchen has hit a comfortable...Show More Summary

The Future Of Food Carts: An Interview With The Street Vendors Justice Coalition

Chicago food carts are frozen in time. Pushcart vendors can legally sell nothing apart from frozen, prepackaged desserts, but the Street Vendors Justice Coalition is calling for a thaw. [ more › ]

Lost Girls: A vintage shop on wheels

While foodies spend their lunch breaks chasing down food trucks, fans of vintage clothing should keep their eyes peeled for Lost Girls, a mobile vintage shop. Armed with previous experience selling vintage wares at flea markets, Kyla...Show More Summary

Show Your True Colors At Crew

Whether it's azure-blue-and-maize, orange-and-blue, or green-and-white, Crew wants to see you in your alma mater's colors this weekend."Crew begins the season with our Wear Your College Colors promotion. Just wear your team's logo into Crew any time between Friday and Labor Day and you will draw for a prize. Show More Summary

Lou Beach's 'Revelations' A Foray Into Multi-Dimensional Magic

     We would love to enter the mind of Lou Beach, or at least physically visit the whimsical landscapes populated by fascinating characters that he creates. [ more › ]

Several Redevelopment Pitches For Former Trumbull School

The building could see new life, when it should have remained a neighborhood school. [ more › ]

Pros And Cons: On The Scene At Wizard World Chicago

      Now that we've escaped the noise and frenzy of the massive Wizard World Chicago, we'd love to tell you more about what we saw. [ more › ]

Morning Box Score: Cubs, White Sox On Separate Trajectories

Travis Wood won his first game since mid-June for the Cubs while Jake Petricka allowed another game-winning homer in relief for the South Siders. [ more › ]

Blagojevich Pens Another Prison Love Letter To Wife

With few things to do in prison but mark time, Rod Blagojevich marked the 24th anniversary of his marriage with another love letter to wife Patti. [ more › ]

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