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Statement on Clean Power Plan & Illinois

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Obama Administration released the final version of the landmark Clean Power Plan. In response, Jack Darin, Director of the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club...Show More Summary

I Strongly Support the EPA Clean Power Plan

Climate change is one of the most serious challenges we face at home and around the world. Fourteen of the 15 hottest years on record have occurred in this century, and we're on pace to set a new all-time record this year. The National...Show More Summary

Absolutely the ten best south-side tacos (or confessions of a food-list maker)

Have we reached peak food list yet? There's no surer vehicle for clicks than lists, however Pavlovian they may feel when you're the one clicking on them, and food media has taken to them with a vengeance, announcing the ten best burgers and the 11 sexiest pho joints and the 12 chicken 'n' waffles you must eat now to be a playa.…

Sideshow's Stupid Fucking Bird: It's a Treat Even if You Haven't Seen The Seagull a Dozen Times

19 hours agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Cody Proctor, Stacy Stoltz, Matt Fletcher, Norm Woodel, Nate Whelden and Katy Carolina Collins in Stupid Fucking Bird at Sideshow Theatre. Early in Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, Konstantin, the tortured artist playwright, laments the need for new expression in theater:...

Chicago Home Buying For Regular People, Week 1: You Don't Have To Have 20% Down

It seems like a far-off dream, buying your own space in Chicago—somewhere out there with misty visions of backyard treehouses, vacations to Venice, and your hypothetical kids in tire swings. But here's the thing: it doesn't have to be that way. Show More Summary

Lollapalooza 2015 Day Two: A Raucous Ruckus

        Our recap and photos of Saturday's goings on in and around Grant Park. [ more › ]

Two People Shot Near Argyle Friday and Saturday

The area around Argyle and Sheridan has been quiet for a long time, but there were shootings both Friday and Saturday. According to the Tribune, a man was shot twice in the back at 4:20am on Friday on the 5000 block of Kenmore (the Sun-Times has it happening in the 5000 block of Sheridan). Show More Summary

A New Way To Brown Bag It

In case you've missed the news, if you're shopping at a big-box store for groceries or goods, you'll need to bring your own bags or buy paper ones. As of today, small flimsy plastic bags are no longer allowed to be given out by largers stores. Show More Summary

DUI Strike Force Out In 19th District Tonight

Fasten your seatbelt, have a designated driver if you plan to drink, and be sure you've got your car insurance and registration with you. That should be every time you drive, but especially tonight, when the CPD's DUI Strike Force will be out in the 19th District (Fullerton to Lawrence, the lake to the river). Show More Summary

Uptown/Andersonville Doctor Is A CNN "Hero"

Dr. Daniel Ivankovich, a local orthopedic surgeon, has been selected by CNN as one of its “Heroes of 2015”. The award recognizes Dr. Ivankovich's dedication and service to Chicago's underserved. In addition to his regular practice at Methodist Hospital (Paulina & Winnemac), Dr. Show More Summary

A Hairy Day for Uptown Man Charged With Theft

An Uptown man was charged Friday with stealing a suitcase from the O'Hare baggage claim which contained human hair wigs for cancer patients. The wigs are said to be worth over $90,000. The alleged theft took place Tuesday afternoon.Noel Fulgencio, age 35, was arrested on the 3000 block of West Lawrence yesterday. Show More Summary

Lollapalooza 2015 Day One: The Party Starts Earlier And Earlier

       Our recap and photos of the first couple days—yes, days—of Lollaplooza! [ more › ]

Cheapest Lake Escapes in the U.S.

By Ciara Collins for the CheapTickets Blog Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Just north of the Illinois/Wisconsin border, this laid-back watering hole has become quite the Midwest getaway for slowed-down weekends of lakeside moseying through shops and finding a good patio at sunset to lazily sip on a beer. Show More Summary

Step Right Up and See Pippin @ Cadillac Palace Theatre

3 days agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Pippin opened up this week at the Cadillac Palace Theatre to a full house of enthusiastic fans ready to celebrate the 32nd longest running Broadway play and enjoy the iconic figures portrayed in it. There was quite a lot...

Yard Sale & Art and Music Fest Saturday in Sheridan Park

The 22nd Annual Sheridan Park Yard Sale is tomorrow between 9am-4pm, and there are treasures a-plenty waiting for you. Here's a list of sellers and their locations from Kathy Cook, who does so much to make it happen each year. Rain date is Sunday.Don't forget the Sunnyside Mall Art Fair takes place between 9am and 3pm at Magnolia and Sunnyside, too. Show More Summary

The Lakefront Path's Gnarly Bottleneck At Fullerton Will Be Eased By A 6-Acre Park

The construction on the lake at Fullerton, while annoying, is set to change everything. When finished in summer 2016, it will have added nearly 6 acres of land to the area. [ more › ]

Overheard In Chicago: Why We're Better Than NYC

This week's edition of Overheard in Chicago features bits of overheard conversation from Wicker Park's fashionable humans and some haters of Logan Square and NYC. [ more › ]

Cubs-Owning Ricketts Family Backs Scott Walker With $5 Million Donation

The Cubs' Ricketts family is placing its bets on Scott Walker. [ more › ]

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