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CPS Latino Committee Members Resign En Masse To Protest Budget Cuts

Fourteen of 18 members resigned in protest against cuts that affected Hispanic schools at twice the rate of white schools. [ more › ]

IL Congressman Introduces Bill To Mandate Use Of Bodycams

No policy in place? No federal dollars, the bill proposes. [ more › ]

Basketball Wednesday Night - Cops And Community

Photo of the McCutcheon Mustangs courtesy of 48th Ward Office Commander Sean Loughran, Ald. Harry Osterman, police officers from the 20th District, and neighborhood residents including "Uptown Youth" (as the news release says) will kick...Show More Summary

Sheridan & Wilson Proposal Goes Taller & More Modern

Looking NE at Sheridan & Wilson (Clayco & Forum Studio) Looking SE at Sheridan & Wilson (Clayco & Forum Studio) Looking east on Sheridan from Wilson (Clayco & Forum Studio) Clarendon Park Neighbors Block Club got their first view of Clayco Development's updated proposal for the vacant parcel on the SE corner of Sheridan and Wilson last night. Show More Summary

In Defense Of Bucket Boys, Street Performers & Creative 'Noise'

An ordinance to stifle street performers downtown was temporarily stalled on Wednesday. Here's why it should stay down. [ more › ]

Ex-Blagojevich Aide Offers Tips For Surviving A 'Crazy Boss'... Like Trump

What to do "when you have a crazy boss," and that boss runs the country. [ more › ]

Cabrini-Green Is Getting New, Mixed-Income Housing As Redevelopment Slogs On

A vacant parcel where the housing project once stood will include a new residential tower and townhouses. [ more › ]

Borgeous, Keys N Krates among acts added to Spring Awakening fest lineup

DJ-producer Borgeous and Canadian trio Keys N Krates are among the electronic music acts added to the lineup for the Spring Awakening Music Festival on the Near West Side in June, organizers announced Wednesday. More than 80 artists are slated to perform among five stages at the festival, which...

CPS To Principals: Don't Let Immigration Agents In Schools Without Warrant

The letter was sent the same day that the Department of Homeland Security made public its vast expansion of deportation priorities. [ more › ]

North Branch Plan Calls For Wetlands & Bike Bridges, Despite Emphasis On Industry

Fifty percent of land use is targeted for employment space under the latest summary for the massive industrial corridor. But the public-use proposals are something else. [ more › ]

The best Chicago events to get you in the Mardi Gras spirit

No need to head to New Orleans to enjoy a dose of Mardi Gras amusement this weekend. Chicago is playing its part with bar crawls, themed dinners, drink specials and more. Plus, the party continues on Fat Tuesday. We rounded up the best Chicago events to get you in the spirit.  Dark Horse Tap &...

David Oyelowo on 'A United Kingdom,' sacrificial love and diverse representation

David Oyelowo has grown weary of African warlords, and white saviors, and homogenized tales of a desolate, starving Africa. “A lot of the films that we’ve seen in the past have been just that, whether it’s crowbarring a white protagonist into an African story or the lens through which African films...

UChicago Prof Calls Milo Yiannopoulos Critics 'Spineless Cts' In Blog Post

She also compares the outcry against the bigoted public figure to Jesus's crucifixion. [ more › ]

Chicago Rated Among Healthiest Cities In America. For Real.

Chicago was one of only five cities in the country to hit the gold standard, according to the ranking. [ more › ]

Cook County Officials Decry Affordable Care Act Repeal

"Do you want a return to the days where insurance companies denied coverage because of preexisting conditions?" Preckwinkle asked. [ more › ]

What's Up At The Uptown Theater?

Photo courtesy If you're interested in learning more about the Uptown Theater and what may happen in its future, there are a several different opportunities available: Today at 12:15pm, Friends of the Uptown's Andy Pierce will be giving a "lunchtime lecture" at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan Avenue. Show More Summary

Come To Crew For "Krewe Carnaval" On Mardi Gras

The Vixen brings home the spectacle and fabulousness of Mardi Gras to Krewe Carnaval at Crew on Tuesday, February 28th at 9pm, as she performs with her own krewe of kweens, Mick DragHer and TrAshlee Simpson.Feel the music pump, work some beads your way and celebrate a night of debauchery and decadence. Show More Summary

One Earth Film Festival Returns To Uptown

ICA is partnering with the One Earth Film Festival for its 6th season and will be showing two films during the two-week-long festival. Join the ICA at 4750 N. Sheridan Rd. for one or both films to learn more about environmental sustainability and ways that you can take local climate action. Show More Summary

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