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Midday News Links: Four Injured In Cooking Accident At Macy’s On State Street

Four people were injured earlier this morning after an aerosol can became hot and ruptured, according to Fire Media Affairs, at the Macy's on State Street. [ more › ]

I would be so Thankful if only Chicago had an Elected School Board

While we all prepare to give thanks for family, friends, and loved ones, I want to pause and give thanks to the people in this city who are relentlessly trying to give us all the opportunity to have an Elected School Board. Because Mayor...Show More Summary

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Foxcatcher, The Homesman, Force Majeure, America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth, National Gallery & Miss Meadows

2 days agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Easily the best of the young adult series that have proliferated the marketplace since the Twilight movies singed movie screens, The Hunger Games films have actually managed to get better and more harrowing with...

Faces Looking at Faces in National Gallery

2 days agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

National Gallery photograph by Robert MacPherson from top of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square. How do we look when we're looking at art? That's one of the intriguing facets of this gorgeous art tour of London's National Gallery. Frederick Wiseman's...

Some of Chicago's Top Chefs Share Their Favorite Gifts to Give

Stuck on what to give this Holiday Season? Twenty-one of Chicago's top chefs share their best gift ideas! 1. "My favorite book to get any and all cooks for Christmas is the Le Répertoire de la Cuisine, an absolutely essential book for anyone's library." - Tim Graham, Executive Chef, Travelle 2. Show More Summary

Forgotten Species Builds Beautiful Walls Of Sound

What happens when one bar brings four people together? A band! [ more › ]

Pencil This In: The DIY Trunk Show

Get your holiday shopping done tomorrow at the DIY Trunk Show. [ more › ]

Around Town: In A Row

  We line them up today in Around Town. [ more › ]

All aboard the CTA Holiday Train

Happy Haul-idays! The CTA on Friday released the schedule for its annual Holiday Train, a six-car CTA train adorned with holiday lights and decorations that stops at rail stations as part of a two-decade tradition. The train will make its debut Nov. Show More Summary

Illinois business leaders say they support Obama's immigration actions

(Editor's note: Following is a statement issued by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition on President Obama's immigration executive order. For more information about the coalition and its members, visit its website. Chicago, Illinois - The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) released the following statement today. Show More Summary

Illinois' state government must monitor its own size

Government is self-limiting--only government can make itself smaller. Illinois is the state with the highest number of taxing bodies, so Nancy Mathieson of Truth in Accounting believes that Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner should take it upon...Show More Summary

Documentary Shines A Light On Chicago's Homeless Youth

'The Homestretch' addresses homelessness among the young in the city of Chicago, focusing on those whose situation may not be evident. [ more › ]

The Last Dinner For Relish As The City Cracks Down On Supper Clubs

Thanks to a citation from the city of Chicago, Julia Pham, a 20-something, self-taught chef who got her start in her aunt’s kitchen at Ba Le, will have to end her DIY dinners at their current location. [ more › ]

Peace in Ferguson, MO

The good people of Ferguson, MO deserve peace and respect from the community at large. As we await the decision to either indict Police Officer Darren Wilson or to let him walk away sky free, the people should remain in a peaceful state of mind. Show More Summary

Morning Box Score: Hawks Win, Bulls Lose First On Road

Both the Bulls and Blackhawks are out west while the circus is in town and the two teams had different outcomes in games Thursday night. [ more › ]

How Much Is Public Space Worth?

Contributions to Rahm Emanuel's campaign fund from George Lucas' wife stand out like a diamond in the ongoing debate over the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Strange Ways

Things get better, weather-wise starting today. [ more › ]


Singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson is no stranger to late-night television. He's been on Conan three times and has also made appearances on Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Kimmel. But there's one Jimmy who hasn't yet invited Hutchinson to grace his sound stage, and that's Mr. Show More Summary

Run the Jewels are brothers in 'edu-tainment'

Sequels can be tricky business. But on their second album as Run the Jewels (simply titled "Run the Jewels 2"), Brooklyn rapper/producer El-P and Atlanta MC Killer Mike up the ante on their comparatively fun-loving debut, crafting highly...Show More Summary

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