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Midday News Links: Aviation Chief On O'Hare Noise Complaints - 'What Can You Do?'

24 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : Chicagoist

Outgoing Chicago Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino may as well have said, "it won't be my problem soon." [ more › ]

Let's Act Like We've Seen Snow Before, Chicago!

27 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : Chicagoist

Chicago received its first measurable snowfall on Halloween and there's nary a salt truck in sight. That's called progress. [ more › ]

Nightcrawler, Horns, Citizenfour, Before I Go To Sleep & Harmontown

49 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Nightcrawler First-time writer-director Dan Gilroy (who has written films as varied as Freejack to The Fall to The Bourne Legacy) has made a movie that almost dares you to find something redeemable about its lead character. In Nightcrawler, Louis Bloom...

Pencil This In: Geja's 41st Annual Pro/Am Wine Tasting Contest

Now is your chance to put your nose, palate and wine knowledge to the test. Geja's Cafe presents the country's longest running blind wine tasting competition this Sunday. [ more › ]

RedEye Rundown: Fireball freakout

This week's RedEye Rundown will have no Halloween puns because we're already talking about Christmas.  So sit back, press play and try to ignore Jared from the office, who's totally taking Halloween too seriously right now. Seriously, Jared, an inflatable dinosaur costume? Here's the Rundown: >> No. Show More Summary

Around Town: Happy Halloween!

  We celebrate some seasonal frights today in Around Town. Happy Halloween! [ more › ]

Video: Top Horror Movie Music To Soundtrack Your Halloween

Our friends over at Consequence of Sound share their top five picks for the best horror movie soundtracks. Truly spooky. [ more › ]

Low Proof: Acanto Wants To Introduce You To Italian Aperitivi

While many of us might be familiar with Italian wines, an entire class of excellent Italian drinks has been hard to find on many menus. These are the aperitivi. [ more › ]

Last-minute vote influences in Illinois's gubernatorial election

Chicago Sun-Times reporter Dave McKinney resigned from his position as Springfield bureau chief after 19 years this month. He said ownership of the paper succumbed to pressure from the Bruce Rauner campaign over a story it didn't like. In...Show More Summary

Five Local Album Releases That Made Our Week

Chicago has many weeks of good music releases, but this week was unusually rich! [ more › ]

Slate Political Gabfest To Bring Their Conundrums To Chicago

Next month The Slate Political Gabfest is coming to Park West to tackle unsolvable problems right in front of you. [ more › ]

13 of the Creepiest Haunted Bars and Restaurants in America

By: Kristin Hunt We've all outstayed our welcomes at bars and restaurants from time to time, but some places have pesky customers who have been there for ages. Literally. At these 13 creepy joints, the spirits extend well beyond a nice whiskey list. Show More Summary

Morning Box Score: Blackhawks Win Shootout

Marian Hossa scored his 1,000th career goal in the shootout win. [ more › ]

Streets And San Promises They're Ready For Anything This Winter

Here's hoping the main lesson Streets and San learned is not to toss road salt around like a sailor spending money on shore leave. [ more › ]

Linework: These Are Things That Are True

By Kevin Budnik. Edited by Ivan Brunetti and Aaron Renier. (Click on image to enlarge.)

The Ballot Box Is the Great Equalizer for Workers

American workers are facing significant challenges. Whether it's low pay, a system that favors corporations over citizens, a gender wage gap, the effects of unfair trade or a voting system that hampers the most disadvantaged among us, these problems are real. Show More Summary

Today's Weather: Tricked

Break out the winter coats tonight. [ more › ]

Chief Keef releases new mixtape

Chief Keef's career is back from the dead. While a slate of new songs and productions have been slowly trickling out from the controversial Chicago rapper since "Finally Rich", his 2012 major label debut, he hasn't had a release that matched the initial wave hype of mixtapes like "Bang". Show More Summary

Chicago boxer up off the mat after wrongful murder charge

Aug. 11, 2009, was nightmare for Semajay Thomas. A month earlier, 50-year-old Reynaldo Ortiz of Texas had been beaten to death next door to Thomas' home in West Town. Acting on a tip, police approached the then-16-year-old that August night at home. Show More Summary

Generation Y votes: Quinn or Rauner?

With the top two candidates - sitting Gov. Pat Quinn and businessman Bruce Rauner - vying in a competitive, mud-slinging race for governor, Millennial voters will decide by Election Day which Baby Boomer candidate can better bridge the...Show More Summary

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