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City Plans To Rotate O'Hare Runways To Reduce Airport Noise

With public sessions to clear the air on O'Hare International Airport 's noise pollution scheduled for August, Chicago officials have come up with an experiment to mitigate airplane noise in the western part of the city. [ more › ]

Blagojevich Plans To Appeal Remaining 13 Charges

This information comes on the heels of the July 21 news that a three-judge panel dismissed five criminal convictions against Blagojevich. [ more › ]

[Updated] Dentist Reviled For Killing Cecil The Lion Wanted By Zimbabwe Officials

"Unfortunately it was too late to apprehend the foreign poacher as he had already absconded to his country of origin." [ more › ]

Woman Killed, 5 Injured After Car Flipped On The Eisenhower This Morning

One woman was killed and five others were injured when a car flipped and landed on its roof on the Eisenhower Expressway early this morning. [ more › ]

Your Lolla Weekend Weather Report: Sunny, Stormy With A 100% Chance Of Loud Music

Hold onto your halter-tops and headbands—it's going to be a hot weekend, whether your bound for a certain massive Grant Park music fest or not. We've checked out the weekend's weather forecast so you don't have to leave home unprepared. [ more › ]

Plastic Bag Ban Goes into Effect Saturday, So Do Your Environmental Duty

We think it's definitely time for people to get more responsible. Invest in a few good quality reusable bags, preferably remade from recyclable material. [ more › ]

14 Illinois Prisons Reaching 80 to 96% of Their Total Capacity

There are more than 47,000 inmates under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Department of Corrections as of May 2015, the lowest the state's prison population has been in five years, says the IDOC's quarterly report. While the number of...Show More Summary

Locally Grown Food Could Be Good for Illinois' Economy

Editor's Note: The landscape in rural Illinois is changing rapidly as family farms give way to industrial agricultural production. This change is having a profound impact on the economic and social life of Illinois' rural communities. Show More Summary

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, The Stanford Prison Experiment, I Am Chris Farley & Samba

3 days agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation I'm not quite sure how Tom Cruise has managed to pull it off with this franchise (the first entry of which marked his first time credited as producer), but it feels like each new Mission:...

One Dream at a Time, Charity Supports Seniors in Poverty

3 days agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Melissa Cosentino has had one dream for as long as she can remember: working to improve the lives of seniors. She grew up with a strong relationship to her Grandmother Mimi, which inspired her to begin working with older...

Good News For Sprint Customers

According to signs and permits on the door, Sprint is coming to Uptown. A Sprint store is being constructed at 1025 Sunnyside, on the Broadway side, across from Target. This will be the first Sprint store in the Uptown and Edgewater communities.

Saturday 9AM Deadline For Votes on Residential Permit Parking

As you may remember, Ald. Cappleman is giving residents of the 46th Ward the opportunity to vote on whether or not they want zoned/permit parking in their immediate community. If you live in the block club areas of Magnolia Malden Neighbors,...Show More Summary

Some High Schools Serving Uptown To Have New School Hours This Year

CPS announced a cost-cutting move that involves new start times for some of its schools, primarily high schools, something to do with transportation costs being streamlined by staggered start times. None of the local elementary schools...Show More Summary

David Feldstein Surrenders His Silence: Chicago Native Delivers Stunning Debut

Artist Photo by Jeff Walton Photography You have 25 years to make your first record and six months to make the next," used to be a hackneyed insider joke among recording artists who'd gone smiling through the grinder of the showbiz commerce mill and came out kvetching. Show More Summary

New Job Stats Say Illinois' Unemployment Rate Fell More in Some Parts of the State Than Others

Higher Job Creation in the Collar Counties Than in Illinois as a Whole For the 16th month in a row, Illinois unemployment fell in June in all metro areas, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsShow More Summary

The 8 Top Southern Dishes

By John T. Edge for Garden & Gun Where to go for the best barbecue, biscuits, fried chicken, and more (From left: Lissa Gotwals; Rush Jagoe; Whitney Ott) Parsed into old-school and new-school categories, the collection that follows showcases my favorites culled from five years on the road, throughout the South and beyond. Show More Summary

Lollapalooza’s Green Street: The Official Guide to the Festival’s Face of Social Responsibility 2015

For Newcity’s coverage of the music of Lollapalooza, click here. Excitement is in the air. Lollapalooza returns to Grant Park this year from July 31 to August 2 featuring a lineup highlighted by Metallica, Paul McCartney and more. The festival hosts 142 musical acts on eight stages and 100,000 fans and promises to be a […]

Waste Not: How Lollapalooza Handles Its Trash

Part of the Official Guide to Lollapalooza’s Green Street By Brian Hieggelke Like every major event in Grant Park, Lollapalooza patrons generate tons of waste. We’ve always been impressed, though, by how earnestly Lollapalooza works to mitigate its impact on the park, and the environment in general, by on-site initiatives as well as the larger emphasis […]

What Makes Lollapalooza Green 2015

Waste Diversion Waste diversion is aggressively practiced both backstage and front-of-house with an incentive program for fans called Rock & Recycle. Hundreds of recycling bins, composting stations in the picnic areas, and a team of hired professionals and dedicated Love Hope Strength Foundation Ambassadors support the effort to divert waste in a huge way. Please […]

Race Review: Chicago Full Moon Run (July 29, 2015)

Breakdown: Standing at the makeshift starting line at the edge of Norwood Park last night—a day before the true full moon, race directors readily acknowledged—preparing for the kickoff of the fourth annual Chicago Full Moon Run, I marveled at the peaceful suburban neighborhood streets around me (had I really just parked my car for free […]

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