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'Homesick' Drone Video Kisses Summertime Chicago Goodbye

A pair of videographers has published a new love-letter to Chicago's skies and landmarks in all their beautiful, late-summer glory, just before shipping off to LA. [ more › ]

History of the Illinois Pension Crisis Could Be Learning Moment

When the Illinois Supreme Court ruled the 2013 pension reform law unconstitutional, it left the state with one very big question: how to get $105 billion into the five state public pension funds by 2045? We may be waiting for quite a while for substantive discussion on how to address that challenge. Show More Summary

Renters Beware: How Rahm's Epic Property Tax Hike Could Affect Your Rent

Real estate experts say it's almost inevitable that the property tax increase will drive already record-high rents up around the city even more. [ more › ]

Here Are 13 Great Wine Events For October

Here's your guide to October wine events in Chicago. [ more › ]

Powerhouse River North Dance Celebrates Retiring Director Saturday

Saturday's show—their only Chicago performance of the season—will serve as a celebration of Frank Chavez's work with the company. [ more › ]

Photos: New 'Foodseum' Showcases Chicago's Encased Meat Heritage

         A taste of what Foodseum has to offer. [ more › ]

A Tale of Two Milwaukee Avenues

In Chicago, on Milwaukee Avenue specifically between Ashland and Kedzie Avenues, a contrasting tale is being told. It is a tale of fulfilled opportunity and of opportunity lost. This vibrant commercial corridor is at the epicenter of a dramatic development wave that is crossing neighborhoods and wards. Show More Summary

The Chicago Architecture Biennial Issue

“We shall leave, for remembrance, one rusty iron heart.” —Nelson Algren, “City on the Make” What’s rattling around that rusty heart some fifty years hence Algren’s lovingly caustic sendoff? For some, a boomtown of glass-sheathed skyscraping ambition and beautifully manicured space. Show More Summary

Which Cities in Illinois Have the Snobbiest Residents?

You can find snobby people just about anywhere, but do some cities have more snobs than others? The website RoadSnacks attempted to answer this question by looking at 371 cities in Illinois with at least 5,000 people. Then they scoured...Show More Summary

Chicago Is Turning The CTA Into A Surprise Lending Library For Chicago Ideas Week

There will be books spread throughout the various train lines for people to read as they commute around town. [ more › ]

Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets Headline Harvest and Harmony Fest: Chicago's North Shore suburb's first annual festival to spotlight its hidden artist community

Marshall Crenshaw Tucked in somewhere in the conspicuous affluence of Highland Park, Illinois lies the town's quaint Ravinia District- a tiny, yet vibrant community of small business owners, unique boutiques, and eclectic restaurants and food specialty shops. Show More Summary

Photos: Meet River North's Newest Fancy Steakhouse

       An outpost of a national chain of upscale steakhouses that sells itself as a blend of a "modern steakhouse and a chic lounge" is set to open tomorrow. [ more › ]

Bloodiest September In Years Leaves City Searching For Answers

After 14 people were shot in just 15 hours late Monday and early Tuesday Chicagoans are renewing their calls for ways to stop the violence. [ more › ]

Understanding Violence in the African American Community

Black Lives Matter is a good concept, but how do we address Black on Black violence? African American people kill one another in record numbers throughout the United States. Other cultures also kill, however, African American leaders have failed in their efforts to reduce homicides in their own community. Show More Summary

Hebru Brantley Creating A Mural In Uptown

If you'd like to see one of the rising stars of the art world in action, you'll have a chance during the next few days. Hebru Brantley, whose work has been shown nationally and internationally, is in the process of creating a mural on the side of the Uptown Broadway Building (4701 North Broadway) featuring his recurring character, The Fly Boy. Show More Summary

Indiana GOP Rep. Resigns Over Sex Video Sent Via Mass Text, Blames Canada

Indiana State Rep. Jud McMillin resigned Tuesday after a sexually explicit video was sent in a mass text from his cell phone—which he claims was stolen in Canada. [ more › ]

Fast Food Workers From O'Hare And The Suburbs Join Minimum Wage Fight

Suburban fast food workers and airport employees both joined the ‘Fight For $15’ movement this week. [ more › ]

Boo-ena Park Safe Trick-or-Treating Happens Again This Year

Photo by Gene Tenner Even though Halloween is a month away, events are being planned and you'll want to save the dates for your favorites. As usual, Buena Park Neighbors will present its evening of safe trick-or-treating on Kenmore, a longstanding and much-loved tradition. Show More Summary

Pitchfork Editor Jessica Hopper Explains Why She Stays In Chicago

This interview withJessica Hopper is one of the best discussions we've heard concerning her life and work. [ more › ]

Dreading Winter Already? El Niño Could Still Save Us

There's a chill is in the air in Chicago, but we have some potentially good news for Chicagoans—weather forecasters are still betting that this winter won't be as cold as the last. [ more › ]

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