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Chicago Board Of Education Approves Its $5.4 Billion Budget

The Chicago Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a $5.4 billion budget for the FY17 year for Chicago Public Schools. [ more › ]

Eminem joins Drake on stage to quash rumored feud

Drake and Eminem have knocked down rumors of bad blood by appearing on stage together at Drake's show in Eminem's hometown of Detroit on Tuesday night. The rappers have been the topic of online conversation this month amid a beef between Drake and Joe Budden, who is a part of Eminem's Shady Records....

Nick Offerman Will Bring Woodworking Wisdom To Chicago Book Talk

Nick Offerman continues to hilariously blur the line between manly-man fact and fiction. [ more › ]

Mosquito Spraying Tonight

click to enlarge There will be mosquito abatement spraying tonight that will affect parts of the 46th, 47th, and 48th Wards. From the above map (which can be enlarged), it looks like most areas in Uptown north of Leland will be in the spray zone.According to a mailing from Ald. Show More Summary

Here Are 11 New Illinois Laws You Should Know

There are a lot of new state laws that recently went into effect, including some pretty important ones you might not have heard much about in the news. The laws address things like youth unemployment, 3D mammogram insurance coverage and animal protection, to name a few. Here's a list of 11 notable and new state laws to help you stay up-to-date. 1. Show More Summary

Lead Crisis Could Make East Chicago The Next Flint

Roughly a month ago, the Environmental Protection Agency blanketed yards in the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago with signs warning children not to play in the dirt. [ more › ]

Public Safety Workshop Tonight

From Ald. Osterman:"Tonight, come out for a Public Safety Workshop at the Broadway Armory, co-hosted by State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, State Sen. Heather Steans, Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS), and I.Doors open at 5:30 p.m., presentations run from 6-8 p.m. Show More Summary

These 3 Olympic divers received literal zeroes in Rio

Four years ago, Ilia Zakharov took home the gold medal in the 3-meter springboard event at the 2012 London Olympics. This year, he scored a literal zero. Zilch. Nada.  He made it to the semifinals this year in Rio, but something along the way went so horribly wrong that it resulted in this: Ouch....

Illinois Voters Beware: Deceit Season Is Here

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek It's deceit season. Voters beware. An envelope arrived last week from Friends of Marty Moylan. The letter inside was dated Aug. 16 th and in big type, it read: "Petition to Crack Down on Child...Show More Summary

Photos: Step Inside A Bygone Era Of Chicago Public Housing

Five of the six documented sites are demolished, but this older era of the Chicago Housing Authority still casts a long shadow today. [ more › ]

Rachael Yamagata's New 'Over' Video Is A Fiery Slow Burn

The Chicago ex-pat returns with a monster cut from her upcoming album, "Tightrope Walker." [ more › ]

Check Out A Short But Sweet Survey Of Chicago's Public Art

The doc covers familiar Loop icons, but goes deeper into neighborhoods, too. [ more › ]

There are three new 'Harry Potter' books because of course there are

If one new book and an upcoming movie weren't enough to satiate the demands of the long-latent "Harry Potter" fandom, don't worry. We're getting three more books—er, ebooks—chock-full of new short stories and information that's slowly been leaking out of Pottermore since its inception in 2009. ...

Meet Emily Nejad, the woman behind Chicago's most whimsical, over-the-top cakes

Think toweringly tall cakes with colorful marbled buttercream, decadent ganache cascading down the sides and a crown of adornments ranging from glittery rock candy to gold-brushed Oreos.

Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

Ping pong and beer at Forbidden Root, "Dirty Dancing" at Pearl Tavern and more things to do in Chicago on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

The 7 best Chicago shows this week: Jimmy Whispers, Vic Mensa, Ryley Walker

Another week, another opportunity to spend it at your favorite concert venue. Here's a pretty stacked list of all the awesome acts playing the city, with a focus on local artists (sorry, but do you really need validation from me to go see Bruce Springsteen? Go see Bruce Springsteen.). Anyway, show...

Money can convince smokers to try kicking the habit

If the threat of health complications isn't enough to get someone to quit smoking, money could be the short-term push they need instead.  A study conducted by Swiss researchers found that continued payments to poor smokers helped more than one-third of them kick the habit, according to a report...

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