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Sold! Schubas and Lincoln Hall Have New Owners, Same Vision

Schubas and Lincoln Hall have new owners but will carry on with business as usual. [ more › ]

Chicago Critics Film Festival, The Age of Adaline, Adult Beginners, The Water Diviner, The Wrecking Crew, Welcome to New York & Dior and I

13 hours agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

3rd Annual Chicago Critics Film Festival I've been very fortunate in the 17 years I've been a part of Ain't It Cool News (and 10 years of that with GapersBlock as well) to be a part of some pretty great...

A Primer On Peruvian Pisco

Whether you see it at a restaurant or are just looking for a new spirit to add to your personal bar, Peruvian Pisco is a versatile and worthy contender with a spirited history. [ more › ]

amfm: "Can I see Your ID?" @ Cultura

15 hours agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

amfm, a Chicago-based arts, music and fashion web portal will present their first art exhibition entitled, "Can I See Your ID?" during the Pilsen second Friday art walk May 8 from 6-10pm. When someone asks to "see your ID," you're.....

Same Script, Different Scandal

A tenacious journalist does some digging and uncovers highly suspect -- perhaps criminal -- conduct by a top CPS/Chicago Board of Education official. Board members are unable to cobble together any explanation for the conduct that will...Show More Summary

FAA To Schedule Public Hearings About O'Hare Noise Pollution

After prodding from Mayor Emanuel, the FAA has agreed to hold four public hearings regarding the noise complaints from residents in the flight path of America's busiest airport. [ more › ]

Divvy Is The Quick Trip For Commuters

Looks like Divvy is living up to its (unofficial) moniker as Chicago's other public transit system. In addition to expansion plans, new data has show that the bike system is faster than a CTA trip. [ more › ]

Englewood weighs in on 'Chiraq'

Asiaha Butler is the president of an Englewood community group. She's also a fan of filmmaker Spike Lee. So when word surfaced that Lee recently told Mayor Emanuel he's planning to do a movie about black-on-black crime in Englewood and...Show More Summary

Today's Weather: Frosty Friday

We've got some patches of frost and chilly temps to kick off our Friday this week. [ more › ]

Derrick Rose scores 34 in double-overtime win; Bulls up 3-0 in series

MILWAUKEE - A large contingent of the NBA fandom already is salivating over a Bulls-Cavaliers second-round matchup. Derrick Rose went to a lot of places - attacked the rim, sank a career-playoff-high five 3-pointers, played active defense...Show More Summary

Blackhawks, Predators tied 1-1 after first period

The Blackhawks knew they would get the Predators best shot in Game 5, with the Hawks on the verge of clinching the series.The Hawks struck first but the Predators quickly answered to tie the score 1-1 after the first period. Brad Richards...Show More Summary

Patrick Dempsey's fate on 'Grey's Anatomy' revealed

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead, if you have not watched the April 23 episode of 'Grey's Anatomy.' The doctor is officially out. Patrick Dempsey is leaving "Grey's Anatomy," after 11 seasons, Variety has confirmed. Dempsey has played lead Dr. Show More Summary

Uptown Pantry Calls It A Day

S-L Pantry, aka U-T Pantry, aka Uptown Pantry, at Lawrence & Sheridan, is going out of business. The shelves are depleted, but everything that's left is half-price. The entire building is now under the supervision of a court-appointed receiver, who told the owners of the convenience store that their lease would not be renewed. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Former State Rep. Derrick Smith Gets 5 Months For Bribery

A federal judge sentenced former state Rep. Derrick Smith to just five months in jail for accepting a $7,000 cash bribe in 2012. [ more › ]

Family Of Michael Brown Files Civil Lawsuit

The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen shot by Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson, filed a civil suit Thursday afternoon seeking $75,000 and attorney fees. [ more › ]

Chipotle launches delivery service in Chicago

Today Chipotle Mexican Grill will deliver your favorite chicken burrito right to your door. Tomorrow, you can use your Apple Watch to order it. The burrito chain, which reported first-quarter earnings this week, said it launched a delivery...Show More Summary

The 6 Best Spas In Chicago

Today we share some of our favorite places in the area where we can slip into a robe, relax and refresh. [ more › ]

Illinois House Approves Bill To Ban Red Light Cameras...But Not In Chicago

In a 79 to 26 vote, the Illinois House approved a bill that would ban the use of red light cameras in non-home rule communities. [ more › ]

Diane Sawyer's Bruce Jenner interview: I call bullshit

I'd like to make a prediction: Bruce Jenner's tell-all interview with Diane Sawyer, premiering Friday at 8 p.m. on ABC is going to be a huge letdown. For those viewers who have totally bought into the media storm alleging that Jenner...Show More Summary

Why Attending a College in a Big City Is the Fastest Way to Grow Your Career

College is an important decision. That idea is instilled in many Americans at an early age. We're told that where we go and what we study will determine the life we will lead. When I volunteer with Future Founders Foundation, a Chicago...Show More Summary

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