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Around Town: Holiday Train

  We ride along with the Holiday Train today in Around Town. [ more › ]

Legal corruption? It's real, and it's a problem for Illinois.

Illinois is famous for its corrupt politicians, exemplified by its long list of former governors who went on to serve jail sentences. But the state also has plenty of political corruption that's perfectly legal. Truth in Accounting's...Show More Summary

Exclusive Video Premiere: Pelican 'Deny The Absolute'

Pelican finally releases a video from their 2013 album and they've shared it with us for an exclusive premiere. [ more › ]

Are Marc Trestman's Days Numbered?

Speculation that Trestman will be fired at the end of the season grows stronger. [ more › ]

Obamacare marketplace

WASHINGTON - Nearly 2.5 million people signed up for health plans using the federal Obamacare marketplace as of Friday, administration officials said Tuesday, offering a generally upbeat account of the initial phase of this year's open enrollment period. The process was not completely smooth, however. Show More Summary

The Skull's Eric Wagner Looks To 'Trouble-d' Past To Forge Future

We spoke with The Skull's Eric Wagner about the band's new album and forging ahead with a new identity ahead of their show at Reggie's Rock Club this week. [ more › ]

Jennifer Aniston doesn't hold back

Jennifer Aniston's unleashed her thoughts on feminism and the disparities in the film industry in the latest issue of Allure. The "Friends" alum, who covers the beauty magazine's January issue in a shimmering Donna Karan New York gown...Show More Summary

Morning Box Score: Blackhawks Overcome Wild

The Blackhawks have won 10 of 11 games and 13 of their last 15. [ more › ]

Labor Unions Sue To Halt Emanuel Pension Reform From Taking Effect

The lawsuit contends the law violates the Pension Protection Clause in the Illinois Constitution. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Slicing

Make sure your windbreaking layer is tight today. [ more › ]

Storefronts Across From The Aragon Now Bank-Owned, For Sale

The storefronts at 1101-1113 W Lawrence, in the building across the street from the Aragon, are now bank-owned and are being marketed for sale, as is the parking lot behind the building. The condominiums located above the storefronts...Show More Summary

'Yippee-Ki-yay' holiday

When most people think Christmas, they think Bruce Willis and an office complex swarming with German terrorists. OK, maybe not most people. But when MCL Chicago managing director Michael Shepherd Jordan asked his fellow improvisers for suggestions for a holiday musical parody, that's what jumped to performer Alex Richmond's mind immediately. Show More Summary

Cast your votes

We picked the names (with your help-thanks for that!), now you get to vote. RedEye needs your help choosing the 2014 Chicago Sports Stud and Dud of the Year. Here are the nominees. STUD Jackie Robinson West Little League team: These South Side kids always seemed to be smiling as they won the U.S. Show More Summary

Family, friends honor slain teen

First, his friends recalled the great lengths he'd go to try to make them smile when they were having a rough day. Then his teachers and school administrators spoke of his unusual maturity for a 15-year-old and the meticulous way heShow More Summary

Boot camp-style schools teach code to career switchers

A year ago, Peggy Fox was analyzing grades and other data on student performance for Chicago Public Schools in a grant-funded position that was about to expire. Now Fox, 28, of Lincoln Square, is a month out of a 19-week computer programming "boot camp" and is building an app that helps those hopping on a Divvy bike map out rides. Show More Summary

CTA's Holiday Bus Coming To Uptown Friday & Saturday

So the CTA Holiday Train ain't enough cheer for ya? Here comes the Holiday Bus, a new CTA promotion this year.The CTA says: "The exterior wrap features 'Ralphie the Reindeer' leading the way with his crimson nose aglow and Santa’s sleigh in tow. Show More Summary

Indiana Cop Sells 'Breathe Easy Don't Break The Law' T-Shirts

Jason Barthel says his T-shirt is intended to unite people. Where, we don't know. [ more › ]

Uptown Competing For Its Third "Curbed Cup"

Uptown is back in the running for the Curbed Cup, the annual end-of-the-year contest for the best neighborhood in Chicago sponsored by the website Curbed. Uptown won the first two years, then was barred from competing for the next two. Show More Summary

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