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Morning Box Score: Sox Sweep Doubleheader; Cubs Snap Out Of Losing Streak

Wins all around for Chicago's baseball squads, including a twofer from the White Sox. Here's your morning box score: [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Clear Your Head

Yesterday afternoon's brilliant autumnal chill gives us a repeat performance for today's forecast. [ more › ]

Extra Extra: Ald. Bob Fioretti Officially Announces Mayoral Run

Ald. Bob Fioretti [2nd] officially announced Saturday morning that he was running for mayor against Rahm Emanuel. Your move, Karen Lewis. [ more › ]

Watch Video Of 100 Classic Rhythm Section Riffs In One Take

Chicago Music Exchange's Marc Najjar and drummer Nate Bauman made a video of 100 classic bass riffs and drum beats ranging from "Ain't That A Shame" to "Daft Punk ls Playing At My House" in one take. Behold, your day made. [ more › ...

Riot Fest 2014, Day One: We're Gonna Need A Bigger Ark

               It was an unseasonably chilly, and very rainy, start to the Riot Fest 2014 weekend on Friday but that didn’t dampen the spirit of attendees. [ more › ]

Antisocial Media: Where Did Civility Go In Social Media?

Has social media impacted the way we speak to others and, in a way, put a damper on trying to civilly discuss difficult issues in our culture? [ more › ]

Around Town: Flashing Lights

        Today's 'Around Town' gallery features all of the lights [not to confuse Kanye West song titles] the city has to offer. [ more › ]

National Veteran’s Art Museum Holds Grand Re-Opening For “The Things They Carried”

The exhibit has been re-imagined and moved to a new gallery, with the hopes of providing a more “interactive, comprehensive virtual experience.” [ more › ]

Morning Box Score: Cubs Crushed By Pirates; Sox Postponed; Sky Fall To Mercury

The White Sox's game was postponed, the Cubs were crushed by the Pirates, and the Chicago Sky were swept out of the WNBA Finals. Here's your sobering morning box score: [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Chilly Sun

Expect a perfect day for snuggling. [ more › ]

Extra Extra: Obama Presidential Library Sites Narrowed Down

The former Michael Reese Hospital and South Works steel mill sites are no longer being considered for the Obama Presidential Library. The University of Chicago is still in contention. [ more › ]

Music Video Of The Day: Slayer 'Raining Blood'

The metal legends play their landmark album "Reign in Blood" in its entirety at Riot Fest tonight. [ more › ]

Ask A Scientist: Ben Marks Answers Your Questions!

Last month we asked the Field Museum's Ben Marks some questions. Today, he answers reader questions. [ more › ]

The Problem With Women (According to the NFL)

The problem of domestic abuse in the offices of 345 Park Avenue in Manhattan -- the NFL's headquarters, is like a lingering BM in a half-bath -- and the stink isn't going away anytime soon, if ever. The NFL, the game we love, is violent. Show More Summary

Chicagoist's Cider Of The Month: Vander Mill's Ginger Peach

This month, we've turned our attention to our neighbors to the Northwest for our cider selection. [ more › ]

Report: Illinois is the Worst State in the Midwest to Raise Kids

What could you possibly love that costs on average $245,000 over 18 years? It must be something special. The answer: a brand new baby. That quarter of a million dollars needed to raise a baby born in 2013 is the national average, and...Show More Summary

Friday Afternoon Diversion: Holy Toledos

This video is an excellent demonstration of how light moves faster than sound, as evident by how long it takes for the viewer to hear the explosion after witnessing it. [ more › ]

South Side Pedestrian Bridges To Receive Federal Funding

When completed, the bridges will serve Bronzeville and Kenwood residents seeking ease of access to the lakefront. [ more › ]

Let's Give Illinois a Raise

When I accepted the minimum wage challenge this summer, my goal was to raise awareness and build support for raising the wage in Illinois. When I finished my week living on the minimum wage, it was my own awareness that was raised. For seven days, I lived without many of the small things in life that I often take for granted. Show More Summary

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