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In the thick of it: Chicago Dancing Festival

Get ready for three days of more than a dozen dance performances for zero dollars. That's right: The Chicago Dancing Festival, the biggest free dance fest in the country, returns for an eighth year, and it won't cost you a cent to attend. The creation of choreographer Lar Lubovitch and dancer Jay Franke, the fest kicks off on Wednesday, Aug. Show More Summary

Thursday Afternoon Diversion: Local Advertising

Sometimes bad ads are bad, but sometimes they're so bad, they're great! [ more › ]

Tonight's Argyle Night Market Cancelled Due To Weather

If you were planning to attend tonight's Argyle Night Market, it has been cancelled due to expected weather this evening. You still have two more chances this summer to check it out so see you next week!

Riot Fest Announces New Map, Mini-Golf, Haunted House And More!

Jesus Christ, can we just skip the rest of August and get to mid-September already? [ more › ]

Ferguson: The Untold Story

Think you have a pretty good idea of what's going on in Ferguson, Missouri? You may not, even if you've been watching a lot of cable news. Especially if you've been watching a lot of cable news. If the media's job is to give viewers and readers an accurate and full idea of what's really going on, we have to acknowledge that there is a long way to go. Show More Summary

11 Biggest Charitable Illinois Donors in 2014

Illinoisans are a generous bunch when it comes to charitable causes, but not all have millions of dollars to donate. Those who do often give to organizations or institutions that made a significant impact during the course of their lives. We've compiled a list of the largest Illinois philanthropists in 2014 thus far. Show More Summary

Old Newsstands Are The New Food Carts

Newspapers’ decline is old news. The novelty is stocking empty newsstands with locally grown food. [ more › ]

Midday News Links: Cubs Defend Wrigley Field Grounds Crew

As the Cubs and Giants prepare to finish the final five-plus innings of their rained-out game from Tuesday, the team has the back of the grounds crew that couldn't tarp the field in time to stave off the rainout call. [ more › ]

Construction Continues On Truman College's "North Entrance Plaza"

The current view outside the Wilson Avenue entrance to Truman College If you are a student at Truman or just a neighbor who passes by on a regular basis, you may have noticed construction fencing outside the Wilson Avenue entrances to Truman College. Show More Summary

Pencil This In: Crepe-Making Class At DANK Haus

Being able to make crepes is a nice skill for the home cook, but the process takes patience and possibly a little trial and error. [ more › ]

Around Town: Blue Sky Blue

  This dreary day is making us feel a bit down. We turn to our Flickr Pool to get our sky blue fix today. [ more › ]

Divvy To Grow Even Larger Next Year

The expansion would make Divvy the largest bike-sharing program in North America, in terms of stations and area of coverage. [ more › ]

Illinois term limits effort comes to an end in court

An Illinois appellate court has written the obituary for virtually any citizen-led effort, ever, to impose term limits on state lawmakers. Wednesday's ruling from the First District Court of Appeals about legislative term limits in Illinois...Show More Summary

My barista gives my heart a caffeine jolt

Dear Anna, I have a crush on the barista that works in the coffee shop near me. How can I convince her to go on a date with me? Aside from small talk and asking about Wi-Fi problems, I'm at a loss. -Cuppa Joe Dear Joe, You mean to tell...Show More Summary

FCK IT: 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'

1/2 (out of four) Tourism must be struggling in Sin City. Virtually the only entertainment (not including prostitution and drinking) is watching one woman (Jessica Alba) dance on a bar ad nauseam. Every girl in town is gorgeous, but most are killers. Show More Summary

Police Accountability After Ferguson

When I awoke to news of the National Guard coming to Ferguson Monday morning, I felt like I had been transported back to Newark, New Jersey. Not the Newark I left a few months ago to return to St. Louis, but the Newark of the summerShow More Summary

Last Minute Plans: X_X At The Empty Bottle

So, uh, yeah, it's not often we look for a way to introduce you to a band that actually only existed for a pair of 7-inch records in the late '70s, but here we are. [ more › ]

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