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Get moving with the Chicago Half Marathon

The Chicago Marathon tends to steal all of the fall athletic spotlight, but first, runners can hit the pavement for the Chicago Half-Marathon first. You might be saying to yourself, “But RedEye, don’t people sign up for these races months in advance?” Well, dear reader, typically they do. But...

DIY and dine: 10 build-your-own, customizable foods in Chicago

From dishes customizable down to the spice blend to meals you literally make yourself at your table—do-it-yourself food options make dining out easy for even the pickiest of eaters and adds some fun to the experience. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best DIY, made-to-order-focused restaurants in Chicago—and...

Do good this week with Literacy Chicago

If English is your first language, you might take the ability to open your mouth and effectively communicate with other English speakers for granted. Literacy Chicago is hoping to bring that ease and confidence to those who didn’t grow up speaking English, by offering free classes open to all Chicagoans....

Great News! Elevators and Escalators Are Part of Uptown Rapid Transit For First Time, Beginning Wednesday

It's an improvement 110 years in the making!Ever since the Wilson L became a double-level station back in 1907, people who were not able to use staircases were simply out of luck. No accessibility options were available to them, at Wilson...Show More Summary

Man Arrested For Burning Flag Gets $15K In Settlement, Then Again Posts Photo Of Burning Flag

In the wake of the settlement, the Urbana man again posted a photo that appears to show him burning the American flag. [ more › ]

4 Chicago Spots With Can't-Miss Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Here are four of the best pumpkin latte offerings in Chicago this year. [ more › ]

Could Tiny Houses Help Alleviate Homelessness In Chicago? City Explores The Idea

A small-sized solution could be part of the plan to fight a big problem. [ more › ]

The Deadline To Appeal Your Property Taxes Is September 26th

Commissioner Bridget Gainer meets with Buena Park Neighbors, Offers Support for Property Tax Appeals We received this notice from Cook Co. Commissioner Bridget Gainer's office:The window to file appeals through the Cook County BoardShow More Summary

Here's The Plan To Create A Garden 'Low-Line' Walkway Beneath CTA Tracks In Lakeview [Renderings]

The long-in-the-works Low-Line project would connect three distinct plazas underneath the Brown Line tracks. [ more › ]

Man, 69, Shot While Working On Van By Teen On Bicycle In Robbery Attempt

The robber opened fire through the van after the man refused to give up his valuables, police said. [ more › ]

Man Fell On The Tracks At Lawrence Red Line CTA Stop Tuesday, Temporarily Delaying Trains

CTA Red Line trains were temporarily delayed Tuesday morning after a man fell on the CTA tracks at the Lawrence Red Line station in Uptown. [ more › ]

RedEye 2017 Big Idea Awards to shine on young Chicago innovators

The 4th annual Big Idea Awards are coming soon, and RedEye is looking for top young thinkers in Chicago to showcase their ideas. Entrepreneurs, innovators and dreamers will present their big ideas in four categories: Food + Drink, Art + Design, Giving Back and Tech + Apps. Join us to vote for your...

Workers Escape Injury After Platform Collapses 10-15 Stories Above Ground

A stretch of Michigan Avenue was reportedly closed down as fire crews responded. [ more › ]

Rep Confirms That Garry McCarthy Could Run For Mayor In 2019

McCarthy, who was fired in the wake of the killing of Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police in 2014, has increased his public profile since his departure. [ more › ]

5 Football Players At Evangelical College Face Felony Charges In Disturbing Hazing Accusations

The players allegedly used anti-Muslim slurs and left the victim half-naked with muscle tears in both shoulders. [ more › ]

Hostels offer cheap lodging around Chicago

Chicago loves its visitors. With our Midwestern charm, we welcome tourists with open arms—if you don’t get in our way while we’re trying to catch a rush-hour train. But vacations can get expensive and staying in conveniently located hotels can be pricey. These hostels offer budget-friendly places...

5 must-see Chicago concerts this week: Kami, Open Mike Eagle, Animal Collective

Check out local hip-hop artists, a musical reunion and pop punk sounds this week. Friday, Sept. 22 Kami, Kweku Collins, Trapo, Valee Chop Shop 2033 W. North Ave. 773-537-4440 Some of the best up-and-comers in Midwest hip-hop hit the stage at this show curated by local promoters 1833. Kami—half...

8 Must-Haves For Any Smart Home

These days, helping out the environment by opting for green, eco-friendly gear isn't just easy, it's downright appealing. Who can resist the idea of investing in gadgets that not only help prolong the planet's health, but actually make...Show More Summary

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