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A Controversial Redistricting Measure Will Not Be Up For A Vote This Year

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The Rauner hobby horse was ruled unconstitutional by a 4-3 decision. [ more › ]

Remap Reform Kicked Off Ballot Again. So What's Next?

The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday closed the door on the Independent Map Amendment for the 2016 election, but not too tightly. The ruling majority of justices in their decision singled out one problem with the proposed amendment that put it in violation of the state constitution. Show More Summary

A UChicago Alum Tells Us Why Trigger Warnings And Safe Spaces Matter

A recent alum argues that the University of Chicago really missed the mark in a letter to incoming freshmen that denounces "trigger warnings" and "safe spaces." [ more › ]

Red Line Northbound Closures and Reroutes This Weekend

It seems like CTA is getting down to the business of dealing with the remaining century-old Red Line tracks on the 4600 block of Broadway. There will be closures this weekend due to "destressing rail." Northbound Red Line service will run express between Sheridan and Howard. Show More Summary

Meet The Transgender Artist Fighting The City's Nudity Ordinance

"The idea that in order to protect women we need to regulate what women are able to do is ultimately sexist." [ more › ]

Watch Kanye West Perform On A Flying Stage Suspended Above The Crowd

The Chicago native is quite literally taking stagecraft to new heights in this tour. [ more › ]

3 Upcoming Pop-Up Dinners You Shouldn't Miss

Grilled pizza, a group of rockstar chefs and an esteemed visitor from Milwaukee are three reasons you should be going to these pop-ups. [ more › ]

Two Men Were Shot By State Police In Auburn Gresham

A man who refused to pay cab fare pulled out a gun while police questioned him, authorities said. [ more › ]

Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

An acrobat circus in Ogden Park, Randolph Street Market, beer, bocce ball and free Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits at Hopewell Brewing Co. and more things to do in Chicago this weekend, Aug. 26-28.

Date like the Obamas: Your guide to the first couple's first date

We can't all be as beautiful, powerful or wonderful as Barack and Michelle Obama. But we can try to emulate them as much as possible, right down to their first date.  In "Southside with You," the first couple goes on their first date in 1989 Chicago. The two spent the whole day together—"He was...

Trash Movie Night Returns To Fat Cat on Wednesday -- With Dinosaurs!

As if free Trash Movie Night from the Horror Society weren't fabulous enough, There. Will. Be. Dinosaurs!Come to Fat Cat on Wednesday, August 31st, for a double feature of: 8pm, Carnosaurus (1993). "A genetically manipulated and very...Show More Summary

Did soccer player Hope Solo deserve all the criticism she got?

A journalist scolds an athlete at the risk of sounding like a schoolmarm. Or do I mean an idiot?…

Unwanted Pokemon Go Stops Be Gone, State Lawmaker Urges

Poke-stops on federally protected dunes are bringing a lot of uninvited guests. There could soon be a law to fix it. [ more › ]

From coffee to cocktails, Estereo brings Latin spirits and vibes to Logan Square

This no-frills lounge from Heisler Hospitality group (Sportsman's Club, Pub Royale) both introduces and reintroduces Latin spirits in their purest, most divine form to a neighborhood rooted in Latin heritage.

Interview: Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers on playing Michelle and Barack Obama in 'Southside with You'

A visit to an art exhibit. Lunch in the park. Dancing with street musicians. A stirring speech at a community event. Strolling along Lake Michigan. A drink. A movie. A shared ice cream cone. If that sounds like a first date engineered by Hollywood, too fantastic to take place in real life, you’ll...

Poll: IL Voters Want More Spending on Mental Health, Drug Treatment

Historically, stigma weighed heavily on individuals struggling with mental illness or drug/alcohol addiction or both. In the '70s and '80, families easily shunned and abandoned relatives who were under psychiatric care, embarrassed by their existence. Show More Summary

‘Southside with You’ review: A complicated love story worthy of the Obamas

Aggressively politically charged, 2016 has given us a chance to be nostalgic about Barack and Michelle Obama. The finish line is in sight, and moments like their Democratic National Convention speeches make us prematurely wistful for their time in the White House. It’s a perfect occasion for the...

'Brianna And Jaelin Walking Tour' Explores Viral YouTube Couple's Ill-Fated Chicago Stay

You too can walk in the footsteps of Arizona's most notorious house-flipping YouTube darlings. [ more › ]

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