And Twitter responds accordingly. [ more › ]
The Chicago Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a $5.4 billion budget for the FY17 year for Chicago Public Schools. [ more › ]
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 continues to hilariously blur the line between manly-man fact and fiction. [ more › ]
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
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
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 › ]
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
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....
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
Five of the six documented sites are demolished, but this older era of the Chicago Housing Authority still casts a long shadow today. [ more › ]
The Chicago ex-pat returns with a monster cut from her upcoming album, "Tightrope Walker." [ more › ]
The doc covers familiar Loop icons, but goes deeper into neighborhoods, too. [ more › ]
"We've discredited this claim months ago." [ more › ]
Ugh. It's gonna be muggy, and it's gonna be wet. [ more › ]
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. ...
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.
Ping pong and beer at Forbidden Root, "Dirty Dancing" at Pearl Tavern and more things to do in Chicago on Wednesday, Aug. 24.
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...
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...