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Divvy bike-sharing program pedaling to keep up with riders

One recent Tuesday morning, Jennifer Burgess left her Lakeview home and walked to the nearest Divvy station, at Racine and Diversey avenues.Since it was 10 a.m. and raining, Burgess figured not many people would be taking advantage of Chicago's bike-sharing program. Show More Summary

Riders brace for CTA California Blue Line station closure

Erik Gonzalez typically drives from his Northwest Side home to the CTA California Blue Line station on weekdays to park on the street and ride the Blue Line to the University of Illinois-Chicago for class. But starting next week, Gonzalez, who lives in Hermosa, will have to find a different stop to hop on the Blue Line. Show More Summary

Dumped? 6 Ways to Save Face on Facebook

When you're in love, social media is very good to you. Every encounter -- date night, food fight, and strolls in the park -- becomes a selfie photo shoot, and you just can't wait to upload those images to your page. There you are, the Facebook Couple of the Day, and you're so cute and loving and full of promise. Show More Summary

Need Labor Day plans? We've got ideas

EAT National Sandwich Month Belly Shack 1912 N. Western Ave. 773-252-1414 Celebrate the last weekend of National Sandwich Month with-what else?-a tasty sandwich. Bill Kim cooks up an Asian pork meatball sandwich, a twist on a classic meatball sub stuffed with Japanese somen noodles, Korean chili paste and fresh mint. Show More Summary

'Keeping fingers crossed'

The daughter of comedian Joan Rivers, hospitalized in serious condition after suffering cardiac arrest, said on Sunday the comedian's family members are "keeping our fingers crossed," according to a hospital statement. Rivers, 81, has...Show More Summary

Quinn takes on minimum wage challenge

Gov. Pat Quinn said Sunday he had begun a weeklong attempt to spend no more than $79 on food and other expenses, part of an effort to build support for a minimum wage referendum that will be on the ballot in November, when voters will...Show More Summary

"The Tarot Show" Coming To Uptown Arts Center

Coming in September to the Uptown Arts Center in the historic Preston Bradley Center: The Tarot Show... celebrating the elegant allegory of tarot Opening Reception 5-8pm Saturday, September 27th Exhibition thru October 26th, 2014 Tarot illustrates our attraction to insights into ourselves, our world, and our past, present and future. Show More Summary

... Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

Reader Susan Hannigan posted on UU's Facebook page: " a new big bike rack on south side of Irving Park Rd., just east of Sheridan. A very big bike rack!" Stop by the Holiday Club for a cold drink while you're there.

Extra Extra: Kid Cudi Faints At North Coast Music Festival

Kid Cudi apparently fainted at North Coast Music Festival after signing a fan’s album during his set. He's OK! [ more › ]

New Video From The Hudson Branch Takes Gorgeous Tour of The Field Museum

Soulful Chicago indie rockers The Hudson Branch take a gorgeous tour of the Field Museum in the haunting, golden-toned video for 'All is Fallen.' [ more › ]

The Week That Was: Aug. 25 to Aug. 31

Here's the debut of a new satirical news column, 'The Week That Was.' This week: Rahm, JRW, Uber, and much more. [ more › ]

North Coast Music Festival Day Two: Choose Your Party

                  Five years in and North Coast Music Festival is definitely growing up. [ more › ]

We Want YOU! Ask A Scientist!

Don’t be shy, and post your questions in the comments section for Ben Marks, who is the Head of Zoological Collections and Birds Collection Manager for the Field Museum. [ more › ]

Darling Shear Discusses Post-Gender, Dance, and Finding Love

Self-identified post-gender performer Darling Shear may be the picture of poise and adventure, but her acceptance and self-love came with a price. "There are a lot of moments of fear of whether I’d find someone, but also knowing that...Show More Summary

Around Town: Cloudy City

        Clouds have the clout to make up today's 'Around Town' gallery. [ more › ]

White Sox Trade Adam Dunn To Oakland For Pitcher Nolan Sanburn

According to a news release posted on Facebook, the Chicago White Sox have traded Adam Dunn for Oakland A's pitcher Nolan Sanburn, a minor leaguer, and cash considerations. [ more › ]

REVlEW: 'I Sh!t You Not,' Live at Logan Theatre

'I Shit You Not,' co-hosted by Monte LaMonte and Michael Sanchez, about stories of decidedly adult accidents, is distasteful, sure—but it's also explosively funny and, at times, even heartfelt. [ more › ]

Four Dead In Suburban Chicago Murder-Suicide

Residents of west suburban Elmhurst woke up to news of a horrific crime which took place in their community Saturday night. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Perfection

That perfect summer day you've been anxiously waiting for? It's today, just in time for the unofficial end of summer. [ more › ]

Illinois Libertarians Lodge Criminal Complaints Over Armed Intimidation

The Libertarian Party of Illinois lodged complaints on Thursday with both the Office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Office of Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez over intimidation tactics employed in an attempt...Show More Summary

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