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Illinois universities reject 'sanctuary campus' label despite pressure from students, faculty

Adopting a "sanctuary campus" label has been a pressing issue for college students and faculty across the state. But Illinois universities are stopping short of adopting that label, even though they intend to continue to protect undocumented students in other ways. The sanctuary campus idea is...

Cubs kick off trophy tour at new Mag Mile team store

The Cubs have opened a team store on Michigan Avenue and it will host a special guest Friday: the World Series trophy. Its stop at the temporary popup shop on the Magnificent Mile marks the start of the team's trophy tour. Fans will be able to take photos with the hardware between noon and 3 p.m....

Proposed Zoning Change For Vintage Building At Leland & Sheridan

Leland/Sheridan as it looks today Proposed elevation along Leland For years, we have admired the classic red brick building at the southwest corner of Leland and Sheridan with the terra cotta faces on it. It has been through a lot in the past couple decades. Show More Summary

Listen To 'Chance The Dropout' Brilliantly Mash Up Kanye West & Chance The Rapper

It blows that 'Go Cubs Go'/'No Problem' hybrid way out of the water. [ more › ]

Police Trying To Identify Man Who Followed Elderly Woman Into Her Home

The Chicago Police Department is looking for help identifying a man who allegedly followed an elderly woman into her home, attacked her and took her purse. [ more › ]

About Those 'Trump' & Swastika Signs... Whether It's Neo-Nazis Or Satire, Please Stop

"That hateful symbol means ‘You don’t belong, You are not safe here.’ Hyde Park historically has not been safe for everyone, but hell if I’m going to let fascists spread fear here." [ more › ]

Crime Magnet Chuck E. Cheese's In Oak Lawn Is Shutting Down

Police fielded over 300 calls (!) to the location since 2011. [ more › ]

The 11 Best 'Classic' Pasta Spots Around Chicago

Chicago is filled with longstanding, beloved mom and pop spots—the kind with red-checked tablecloths, free-flowing Chianti and servers who treat you and yours like long lost relatives. [ more › ]

Sky's Pondexter pushes for title on court, citywide healing off it

Chicago isn’t short on young men who have become household names in basketball. Walk past any patch of blacktop in the city and you’ll see kids donning jerseys of those who inspire them: Derrick Rose, Jabari Parker, Dwyane Wade and others immediately come to mind. But what about girls who need...

County Probation Officers Will Soon Be Told To Wear Body Cameras

The hope is that such measures would protect probationers from any suspect property searches or recoveries and also provide a legal shield for the department. [ more › ]

'The Area' Director Talks RR Expansion That Bulldozed Entire Community

The huge Norfolk Southern rail yard expansion is the latest chapter in Chicago's "large-scale institutional interventions." [ more › ]

Buena Park CAPS Meets Tonight

The bimonthly CAPS meeting for Beat 1915, which includes the Buena Park area (Irving Park to Montrose, Clark to the lake), will take place tonight at 6:30pm. The meeting venue will be The Shift, 4101 North Broadway.Tonight's meetingShow More Summary

After Trump's Latest 'Petty' Tweets Against Union President, Sane Minds Urge Him To Stop

Giving journalists and Alec Baldwin temporary reprieve, Trump lashed out at the Indiana steel union chief who dared to criticize his policy. [ more › ]

Bison Are Running Free In Indiana For The First Time in Almost 200 Years

The last bison was killed in Indiana in 1830. Now, maybe, things are turning around. [ more › ]

Will Starbucks Pizza Be Able to Compete With Chicago Pizza?

An interloper is about to try to break into Chicago's pizza scene. [ more › ]

CTA Red Line Is Running With Delays After A Train Hit A Person On The Tracks This Morning

The CTA suspended Red Line train service during Thursday morning's commute after a train reportedly struck a person on the tracks near 69th Street. [ more › ]

This mash-up tape of Chance The Rapper vocals and Kanye West beats is as good as you'd imagine

Mash-ups are everywhere. Most of them are either terrible or hilarious while the truly memorable ones are actually pretty great. Fortunately, "Chance the Dropout," an ambitious 23-song tape blending Chance the Rapper's vocals with classic Kanye West beats, falls into the latter category. Created...

Threesome Advice Panel: Can I just give my girlfriend cash to buy something that she wants?

My girlfriend really wants a motorcycle, but I don't know [bleep] about motorcycles. I know about how much it will cost, but she's still unsure about which one she wants. Even when she sees one that she likes, she doesn't try it out because she can't afford it. Is it cool to just give her cash...

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