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Hawaiian Salad And Snickers Salad Make The Infamous Grape Salad Look OK

People thought the made-up grape salad was weird, but the Midwest's real salads are even weirder. [ more › ]

Morning Box Score: Rose The Focus In Bulls Loss

What is hurting Derrick Rose worse: his body or his psyche? [ more › ]

Tensions In Ferguson Run High For A Second Night

  Forty-four people were arrested, down from 61 the previous night. [ more › ]

Windy City She-roes

The Windy City (Chicago, Illinois) has produced its share of accomplished women. I felt the wind while I was in Chicago recently and met some amazing women, who are making tremendous contributions to society, just like the women in this blog. Show More Summary

Darren Wilson Has 'Clean Conscience;' Brown Family Decries 'Broken' Grand Jury Process

In his first public interview, Darren Wilson cast Michael Brown as the instigator and said he would do everything the same. [ more › ]

Every State's Signature Thanksgiving Dish, Mapped Out

Illinois' own Abraham Lincoln established Thanksgiving in 1863 in the United States "a day of Thanksgiving and Praise." Though Thanksgiving had been celebrated sporadically throughout the country since the 1600s, Lincoln's official designation of the day was also meant to give a day of reprieve and peace during the Civil War. Show More Summary

Today's Weather: Pardoned

Dogs are great barometers of weather conditions and the Chicagoist office manager isn't high on what's in store for Thanksgiving. [ more › ]

Give thanks for new Chance the Rapper

"Surf" season has begun.  The first track from "Surf," the new album from The Social Experiment -- a band consisting of members Chance the Rapper, Peter Cottontale, Nate Fox and Nico "Donnie Trumpet" Segal--has been released. "Sunday...Show More Summary

Working on its fitness

In yet another sign that the much anticipated Maggie Daley Park will be opening shortly, the Chicago Park District will begin offering fitness and other programs at the yet-to-be unveiled renovated field house on the site.  An ice skating...Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Winter Overnight Parking Ban Starts Monday

It's time to mind those winter overnight parking ban signs again. [ more › ]

Music Video Of The Day: The Singles 'We Don't Talk Anymore'

This two-piece is all sunshine and sunny pop straight out of a Detroit garage by way of L.A., and they're playing a show at Livewire tonight. [ more › ]

MCA Extending Saturday Hours For To Meet Demand For Bowie

The exhibit enters its final weeks. See it while you still can. [ more › ]

Tuesday Afternoon Diversion: Anteater Says 'Come At Me, Bro'

What happens when a baby kangaroo and a baby anteater get into a showdown? Thankfully we don't have to find out—this video ends peacefully! [ more › ]

Restaurant News: Paul McGee Leaving Three Dots; Scott Harris Sues Purple Pig Partners

Thanksgiving week has seen a couple bombshell announcements from Chicago's restaurant world. [ more › ]

Illinois must use the lessons of Ferguson to build a better state

Back in September, Peter Creticos of the Institute for Work and the Economy wrote a thoughtful and provocative piece in the aftermath of the first spate of rioting in Ferguson, Mo. It's even more relevant today: "Ferguson is a not just about a white police officer and a young African American man. Show More Summary

Car Dealership Tempts Nature, Fate With 'White Friday' Free Car Offer

Oh, to pray for a blizzard just to see the frozen egg on the faces of the car salesmen there. [ more › ]

Midday News Links: Obama In Chicago To Discuss Immigration

President Obama will be in Chicago Tuesday, where he's expected to discuss the executive actions he's taken to enact legal protections to undocumented immigrants. [ more › ]

Textbook Is 'All Messed Up' And We're Glad They Are

Textbook delivers another solid album and celebrates its release with a show at Cobra Lounge Wednesday night. [ more › ]

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