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Midday News Links: Mayor Emanuel Is A Frequent Flier

The Tribune reports Mayor Rahm Emanuel has take 50 trips since his inauguration, including several covered on the taxpayers' dime, where he raised campaign cash with business and political donors. [ more › ]

Vintage sexism

Dateline: Chicago, where ladies are bowling, ovens are operated by telephone and city folk can't make heads or tails of how to walk in a blizzard.  Thanks to a massive YouTube video dump over the last week by newsreel makers British Pathe, the digitized vintage footage give an incredible glimpse of Chicago's past. Show More Summary

Exclusive Video Premiere: Breathe Owl Breathe 'Vision Quest'

We've got your first look at a live performance from Breathe Owl Breathe. [ more › ]

Pencil This In: 20 X 2 At Schubas

20 X 2, the popular event held annually in conjunction with the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, is becoming a regular event here in Chicago thanks to the efforts of Gapers Block founder/publisher Andrew Huff. The theme for Saturday's edition is "Where are we?" Featured speakers include: [ more › ]

Around Town: A Little Rusty

  Sometimes the worn and weathered look is just right. A look at the more rusty side of life today in Around Town. [ more › ]

Police Seeking Information On CTA Yellow Line Attack

Police have released video footage of an attack on the CTA Yellow Line last month and are asking for help identifying the attacker. [ more › ]

Last Minute Plans: The Yolks At Cole's

The Yolks play Cole's tonight and it's free, so get out, get your drink on and get wild. [ more › ]

Good Friday Services

For those interested in attending services, here are services some local churches are offering: Uptown Baptist Church -- 12:30 - 3pm -- Seven Last Words of Christ (1011 W Wilson) Our Lady of Lourdes -- 3pm Stations of the Cross; 5:30pm...Show More Summary

The Absence Of Women In Food Criticism Is No Mystery

Why is this particular subset of casting judgment upon food, restaurants and chefs such an exception - especially since it sounds like such a cool and interesting job? [ more › ]

Tourist's dream? Nightmare?

Chicago has come up with a really big idea to boost tourism: giant puppets roaming the city's streets for days in an elaborate theatrical presentation.  A multimillion-dollar deal is in the works to make Chicago the stage for Royal de...Show More Summary

THREE TO SEE: This Week's Theater Recommendations

Chilling dramas take over the storefront theater scene this week. [ more › ]

Be your own karaoke hero

You know what I'm sick of? People telling me that singing ability has ANYTHING to do with being good at karaoke. It doesn't. True, it doesn't hurt to be able to somewhat carry a tune, but you don't need it to truly sell a song. For the...Show More Summary

Orange Line Service Suspended Between Halsted, Roosevelt This Weekend

If you're have travel plans involving the World's Busiest Square Mile, prepare for longer commutes. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Good

Good weather on a Good Friday. Enjoy. [ more › ]

Linework: Kaiju Conundrum

By Michael Scelfo. Edited by Ivan Brunetti and Aaron Renier. (Click on image to enlarge.)

Repetition is the Bulls' motto going into the postseason

These Bulls seem ready for anything. After the loss of Derrick Rose and the Luol Deng trade, the fact the Bulls are entering the playoffs with home-court advantage shouldn't be a surprise, but a testament to the hard work and resilience...Show More Summary

Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

EAT Easter Brunch Buffet Pecking Order 4416 N. Clark St. 773-907-9900 Choose from more than a dozen Filipino-inspired dishes, including breakfast options such as Pandesal French toast and eggplant torta with scrambled eggs, housemade longaniza sausage, sides, desserts, fried chicken, poutine, spicy wings and more. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Ex-Con Who Robbed Niles Bank So He Could Return To Prison Sentenced To 3.5 Years

An ex-con who robbed a Niles bank in February 2013 so he could go back to jail received a 3.5-year sentence today. He has changed his mind in the last year, telling the federal judge on his case in a recent letter that he made a "terrible decision" because he was "at the end of my rope." [ more › ]

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