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Video: Bruce Rauner Makes Possibly Fatal Campaign Error, Orders Ketchup On Hot Dog

We're only half-joking when we say this will sway some votes Pat Quinn's way. [ more › ]

Tuesday Afternoon Diversion: Farewell, Summer

Today we bring you a compilation of cats eating corn. Think of it as our way of saying farewell to summer. [ more › ]

Velcro Lewis's Party Comes To You

Check out the brand new video from these local rock stalwarts! [ more › ]

Preview Andersonville's Newest Mexican Restaurant

This Wednesday get a sneak peek of Cantina de la Granja, a new locavore-centric Mexican restaurant coming in 2015 to Andersonville. [ more › ]

Illinois Had The Fifth-Most Bike Fatalities From 2010 To 2012

The report also shows how bicycling has become a more popular transit option over the past 40 years. [ more › ]

Top 10 Cities That Spook: Creepy Tours Around the World

Need a good scare this Halloween season? Indulge in your penchant for the paranormal with bone-chilling details of ghosts, torture and unexplained phenomena on a spooky city tour.'s list rounds up the goriest, scariest and creepiest tours all around the world. Show More Summary

Midday News Links: Pawar Want Lincoln Ave. Bus To Return

Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) will lobby to restore the No. 11 Lincoln Avenue Bus at upcoming CTA budget hearings. [ more › ]

The Barhopper's Layover: Chicago

Chicago O'hare is one of the biggest and busiest airports in the world. If you fly American or United on any kind of semi regular basis you have probably flown through here on more than one occasion and have probably been delayed here more than just once or twice. Show More Summary

To Chicago, From Founders: Dark Penance

We take a look at an imperial beast of a beer to get you ready for winter. [ more › ]

Pencil This In: Pop Up Helloween At Local Option

Michigan breweries feature prominently in Local Option's "Pop Up Helloween" tapping 5 p.m. Oct. 29. [ more › ]

Around Town: Spooky

  As evident by the person blasting the theme from 'Halloween' while driving past our office this morning, the spookiest holiday is just a few days away! [ more › ]

The Wabash Lights: Celebrating Chicago's Mighty Artery

Two local artists collaborate on a new Chicago-based interactive light-based public art installation. [ more › ]

Last Minute Plans: Chicago Sherry Festival

Have you tried all eight types of sherry? Come see what this Spanish fortified wine is all about. [ more › ]

3 reasons why you shouldn't let campaign negativity keep you away from the polls

The 2014 Illinois governor's race has been one of the most fiercely fought in recent memory. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner have both tried to convince voters that the other is the worst thing that could happen to the state. Show More Summary

The Cubs Have A Maddon 2K15 Problem

Hot stove season has begun, at least at Clark and Addison. [ more › ]

Famous Graves in Illinois

In addition to pumpkin-flavored coffee, picking apples and watching the leaves change, Halloween has also historically been about bridging the gap between the living and the dead. The two worlds are said to meet that night. In Illinois, the world of the dead is populated with many people who were famous while alive. Show More Summary

Stream Mucca Pazza's New Album 'L.Y.A.'

Mucca Pazza's new album comes out today, and we've got it for you to stream in full. [ more › ]

Another Mayoral Candidate Enters The Fray

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia appeals to far-left progressive voters, but can he post a serious challenge to Rahm Emanuel? [ more › ]

Free Will Astrology: Week of October 30, 2014

By  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you live in Gaza, you don’t have easy access to Kentucky Fried Chicken. The closest KFC restaurant is thirty-five miles away in the Egyptian city of El-Arish. But there was a time when you could pay smugglers to bring it to you via one of the underground tunnels […]

Today's Weather: A Cool Patch

Say goodbye to the 70s and welcome back to standard autumn temperatures [ more › ]

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