June is Torture Awareness Month, and this year the National Religious Campaign Against Torture has declared its theme to be "healing a culture of torture."...
The anticipation was palpable on Monday as Judge Maura Slattery Boyle ascended to the bench. Two prisoners had waited 20 years for this moment: a showdown with the Chicago cop they claimed had framed them, and the jailhouse snitch he had allegedly recruited for the job.
Los Angeles's restaurants excite me more than those in New York -- or any other city in this country, for that matter.
You're about to be confronted with the number of calories in your favorite coffee drink. Normally, knowledge is power. Now, knowledge is pain. [ more › ]
Argyle: "Cornucopia" by Lynn Basa The CTA announced the art that will be installed as part of the recent improvements to the stations on the north red line branch. You can see a full list here. Artists DeeDee Morrison and Lynn Basa will be featured at the Lawrence and Argyle stops. Show More Summary
Unfortunately for both the bees and the beekeepers, Japanese Giant Hornets also prefer European bees — for eating! [ more › ]
"The 606," named for the city’s 606 ZIP code prefix, the brand will serve as the umbrella for the Bloomingdale trail build out and all the connecting parks associated with it. [ more › ]
The food lineup promises to be even better than last year. [ more › ]
Plus, a 16-year-old Indiana boy accidentally shot his 12-year-old brother in the head with a rifle. [ more › ]
Saturday, March 16 was a rainy, chilly and windy day in Chicago. Though unpleasant, the weather didn't stop Michael Bucci and hundreds of others from competing in the Annual St. Paddy's Day 5K Run in Lincoln Park.
When it comes to metropolitan bragging rights, nothing tops pro sports rivalries. These come in two forms: head-to-head battles and overall performance. With the Blackhawks and Bruins locked in a Stanley Cup Final showdown, hockey bragging rights are up for grabs. Show More Summary
A proposal to ban plastic bags from Chicago retail stores got a City Council committee hearing Tuesday, more than a year and a half after it was initially proposed. "This is a triple bottom-line issue," said Ald. Joe Moreno (1st), who wrote the legislation being considered by the Committee on Health and Environmental Protection. Show More Summary
The 38th Annual Fiestas Puertorriqueñas and Parade went into the books following four full days of music, dancing, a parade and carnival. Thursday through Sunday, Humboldt Park residents awoke to the sounds of salsa or reggaeton this is correct, I believe music that filled the streets. Show More Summary
After several years of buzz, Bernhoft finally made his first appearance in Chicago Monday night, giving local fans a chance to finally see his incredible live looping and performances skills in action. [ more › ]
Boston is an intensely personal story for us, too. There were more than a dozen Runner's World and Running Times staffers and freelancers near the finish line when the bombs went off. Four editors were running the race.
El-P and Killer Mike both stopped by Goose Island to help make a batch of their "Run The Jewels" beer, a 5.4-percent alcohol, dry-hopped Belgian wheat ale named after their forthcoming collaborative debut album which will debut exclusively at the Pitchfork Music Festival. A good time was had by all. [ more › ]
The LSC members signed the letter in front of CPS headquarters Monday morning, and then shredded copies of the proposed budgets for their respective schools. [ more › ]
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Next week, Fountainhead is hosting classes to help you become a Master Mezcalier. [ more › ]