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Honesty is the best policy for rising star Halsey

To get a sense of Halsey's worldview, you need look only at why, given the choice between Madonna and Rihanna, the rising one-named pop singer doesn't hesitate. "Oh, Rihanna. Because I think that she's a fucking badass," said Halsey, whose name is an anagram for her real first name (Ashley), by phone from SXSW in Austin, Texas. Show More Summary

Blue Line crash at O'Hare: NTSB releases train driver interview, documents

Federal officials released more than 1,600 pages of documents Thursday in their investigation of last year's CTA Blue Line crash at O'Hare International Airport, including comments from the train's driver, who hasn't spoken publiclyShow More Summary

Feds: National Guard soldier, cousin plotted to attack Illinois military facility, fight for ISIS

Two Aurora cousins -- one an Illinois National Guardsman -- plotted to have one carry out a terrorist attack at a northern Illinois military facility while the other traveled overseas to fight with Islamic State, federal authoritiesShow More Summary

Lollapalooza Bans Selfie Sticks

Have you always wanted to take a picture of yourself with a blurry Sir Paul McCartney in the background? Do you dream of putting a jittery video of you and your friends dancing along to Florence + the Machine on Instagram? [ more › ...

Mentally stable at 38,000 feet: Can you trust your pilot?

Airline pilots are supposed to be the ones we trust. They greet us at the door of the plane in their crisp, military-style uniforms, then welcome us aboard with that familiar soothing drawl over the PA system as we buckle ourselves in. Show More Summary

It's Traffic Season: A Guide To The Jane Byrne Interchange Construction

As the saying goes, in Chicago there's only two seasons: winter and construction. Here's how to survive the Jane Byrne Interchange construction project. [ more › ]

Dig into Cajun-inspired seafood at The Angry Crab

Roll up your sleeves and get cracking at this BYOB seafood shack. Mini-review: The Angry Crab5665 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-784-6848Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up A yearning for a taste of home is quite often a recipe for culinary success. Show More Summary

Some Chicago water taxi service to begin Monday

Another sign spring is here: Some water taxi service will begin Monday. The Chicago Water Taxi, which operates four boats on the Chicago River, will begin weekday service on its most popular route Monday, operations manager Andrew Sargis said. Show More Summary

Bad Poetry Night Features The Worst Celebrity Poems For A Good Cause

Chicago Writers Conference is hosting a Bad Poetry Night fundraiser featuring the worst of the worst celebrity poems. [ more › ]

INTERVIEW: Getting Off Topic With Jeff Rosenstock

DIY legend Jeff Rosenstock is... awesome. He'll be in town tomorrow night at the Metro and since he's been coming through Chicago for so many years, we decided to get his take on the best places to play a show in the city. [ more › ...

NYC responders at scene of raging fire at Manhattan building

 New York City firefighters are at the scene of a large fire and a partial building collapse in Manhattan. The New York City Fire Department says it has no immediate reports of injuries. Orange flames and black smoke are billowing from...Show More Summary

Does craft beer have a sexism problem? Binny's rejects Happy Ending

Atlanta's SweetWater Brewing Co. began distributing beer in Chicago this week, but its most notable beer at the moment might be the one that's missing. The Binny's Beverage Depot in Lincoln Park has declined to stock SweetWater's Happy...Show More Summary

Bills To Ban Palcohol, Restrict Powdered Caffeine Move Forward In Springfield

The Illinois Senate is moving forward with two bills, one to ban palcohol and another to prevent minors from purchasing powdered, pure caffeine. [ more › ]

Will This Restaurant Be Crowned Chicago's Douchiest?

A new "Hamptons-themed" River North spot promises a menu that is "geared towards a woman's palate." [ more › ]

Meth Production in Illinois Sees Decrease After Four-Year Increase

Had the fictional TV show "Breaking Bad" been set in Illinois or another state in the Midwest, Walter White, aka Heisenberg, would have felt right at home. No other region in the U.S. is more awash with clandestine methamphetamine labs...Show More Summary

Around Town: Pastel Pop

  We enjoy some pops of pastel colors today in Around Town. [ more › ]

Who should replace Zayn Malik in One Direction?

'Twas the Facebook post read 'round the world through streaks of Cover Girl mascara: Zayn Malik has quit One Direction. Like, officially. Before you rev up your mom's Honda Odyssey inside the closed garage to let the sweet fumes wash over you like Zayn's smooth voice, take heed. Show More Summary

Illinois governor's budget plan just the ticket or a huge problem?

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget plan for the 2016 fiscal year includes heavy cuts and has garnered both criticism and praise. Illinois Senate President John Cullerton has been unsparing in his criticism of Gov. Bruce Rauner's...Show More Summary

Ricketts Reveals Wrigley Field Renovations Will Take Longer Than Expected

In news surprising to no one, Tom Ricketts announces a possible one-year delay in Wrigley Field renovations. [ more › ]

No Love From South Side Worker For Mayor 1 Percent And His 5% Tip

The man, who asked to be identified as "GQ," posted the caption "The Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel came by my job, still can't stand this muthafucka tho." [ more › ]

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