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NTSB to determine cause of CTA train crash at O'Hare

The National Transportation Safety Board was meeting Tuesday to determine what caused a Chicago Transit Authority train to jump the tracks and scale an escalator at O'Hare International Airport last year. The dramatic derailment happened just before 3 a.m. Show More Summary

Wrigley fan hospitalized after being struck by bat

A fan was hospitalized Monday night after being struck by a bat that flew out of the hands of Chicago Cubs rookie Addison Russell in the seventh inning at Wrigley Field. The fan was sitting several rows behind the Cubs' on-deck circle...Show More Summary

Joffrey's New Works Takes an Intimate Look at Contemporary Ballet

4 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Because of the NFL draft, The Joffrey Ballet had to move its final series of the season to the Cadillac Palace Theatre this spring. The placement of seating offers a more intimate venue than the Auditorium Theatre does; the Cadillac...

Checkerboard City: Take a Slow Ride

By John Greenfield “Slow Roll Chicago is helping to bridge Chicago’s geographic divides,” says cofounder Oboi Reed. “We’re getting people from all over the city to show up for rides that are not in their neighborhoods.” The group, whose focus is getting more people on bikes in low-to-middle-income communities of color, is putting on thirty-one bike […]

Free Will Astrology: Week of April 30, 2015

By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Chris Moneymaker was employed as an accountant in Tennessee. On a whim, he paid $39 to enter an online poker tournament. Although he knew a lot about the game, he had never competed professionally. Nevertheless, he won the tournament. As his award, he received no money, but rather an […]

Today's Weather: Plenty Of Sun

46 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : Chicagoist

Don't forget your sunglasses as you head out the door, we've got plenty of sunshine in Chicago today. [ more › ]

TheFitExpo Comes To Chicago This Weekend

This post is brought to you by TheFitExpo Chicago. [ more › ]

Stephen Hawking has a theory on Zayn Malik leaving One Direction

Turns out One Direction might be bigger than anyone thought -- that according to Stephen Hawking, of all people.  "What do you think is the cosmological effect," the scientist was asked Sunday night, "of Zayn [Malik] leaving One Direction...Show More Summary

Police investigate two-way mirror in Berwyn club's bathroom

A comedian who posted a video of a two-way mirror in the women's bathroom of a Berwyn club prompted a police investigation Monday, but authorities say it appears no one's privacy rights were violated. The performer, who identified herself...Show More Summary

Violent protests rage across Baltimore

Violence and looting overtook much of West Baltimore on Monday, seriously injuring several police officers and leaving a store and several vehicles in flames. At least seven police officers were injured in a clash that began neara Baltimore mall and spread toward downtown. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Bruce Rauner Has A Friend In Sam Zell Who Donated $4M To New Fund

The billionaire businessman has given big bucks for a new super PAC set up to bolster Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda and “oppose those who stand in the way” of it. [ more › ]

Teenage Wasteland: New Report Shows Gravity Of Underage Drinking At Lollapalooza

In a new report, Lurie's Children's Hospital compared the number of emergency room visits during Lollapalooza weekend in 2014 to the two weekends before it began and the two weekends after it wrapped, and found that ER visits spiked. [ more › ]

Creepy Bar Owner Thinks Two-Way Mirror In Women's Restroom Is Good For Business

A Berwyn bar owner is bent on turning a local comedian's discovery of a two-way mirror in the women's restroom of his establishment into a publicity stunt. [ more › ]

A Game Of Thrones Feast At Elizabeth Restaurant [Photos]

  We got a taste of an entire menu inspired by the wildly popular fantasy series. [ more › ]

Chicago's Nepali Community Comes Together To Aid Earthquake Victims

After a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit the county on Saturday, international relief efforts have been well underway, including a new fund created by the Chicago Nepali community. [ more › ]

Woman finds two-way mirror in Chicago-area bar bathroom; owner says it's staying

Watch where you pee in the Chicago area. Literally. Tamale Rocks, a Chicago comedian and performance artist, allegedly found a two-way mirror in the women's bathroom of Berwyn, Ill., bar Cigars and Stripes, posting the discovery to YouTube. A Jezebel reporter got in touch with Ronnie Lottz, owner of Cigars and Stripes. Show More Summary

Movie Musts: 5 Film Events To Catch This Week

Reel talk: Here are five single-day screenings this week you may not want to miss. [ more › ]

Michael Jordan rookie shoes sell for more than $71K at auction

A pair of Nike Air Ships that Michael Jordan wore during his rookie season have sold for $71,553, according to an auction house. It's the second biggest haul for a pair of Jordan or NBA shoes, coming in second to the Bulls legend's "flu game" sneakers that fetched more than $104,000. Show More Summary

All Pets Aboard! Small Cats & Dogs Can Now Ride Amtrak Downstate

Amtrak released a statement last week to announce the expansion of its pilot pet-traveler program, after a year that saw about 200 pets ride the train line without incident. [ more › ]

Taylor Swift says she's 'jaded,' 'shamed' by media into staying single

Taylor Swift says the media are the reason she's been "shamed" into not dating for the past few years. Mea culpa. The "Shake It Off" singer made the revelation in an interview with Glamour UK, saying she doesn't think it's fair thatShow More Summary

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