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Bus Crash At O'Hare Injures 15

If you’re flying out of O’Hare International Airport this morning, you may want to check with your airline for any possible delays. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Do You Dare?

The skies above are a preview of how much of the Labor Day weekend will play out. [ more › ]

Cops step up patrols in Uptown

With some Uptown residents worrying crime is getting worse in their neighborhood, Ald. James Cappleman (46th) took to Twitter to announce an increase in police patrolling Clarendon Park, the scene of a gang shooting last weekend.The "Police Commander will be stepping up more patrols around Clarendon Park Fieldhouse. Show More Summary

Grab the pole, bros

When Joel Burns mounts a pole to striptease for a bachelorette party, he'll exit the stage 15 minutes later with $1,400. It's mad money, but the 25-year-old Bronzeville resident-who by day works as a banker, bartender, model and security guard-is ready to share his art with all Chicago dudes, even if they're not looking to bring sexy back onstage. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Judge Tosses 'Cover Up' Lawsuit In Koschman Case

A federal judge threw out a civil rights lawsuit filed by Nanci Koschman, mother of David Koschman, accusing Chicago Police and Cook County State's attorneys of covering up the details of her son's 2004 death. [ more › ]

We Went to IKEA

My daughter needed a mattress, so we went to IKEA. Neither of us had been to an IKEA before. We took I-90 from her apartment in Irving Park to Schaumburg. It was a long drive, riddled with construction. We got off at the Arlington Heights exit, missed a turn on Algonquin, recalibrated. Show More Summary

Comedy Explodes At Bomb Shelter

The basement room of Celtic Crown Public House plays a convincing end of days hideout with its low ceiling and stone walls. [ more › ]

Beyond Cucumber And Tomato: Three Vegetable Cocktails

  We aren’t sure whether or not they count towards your daily recommended vegetable servings, but they are good enough that it shouldn’t matter. [ more › ]

Gay Couple Who Claims They Were Booted From Cab For Kissing Sues Taxi Company

Matthew McCrea and Steven White filed the lawsuit against Sun Taxi in Cook County Circuit Court Monday. [ more › ]

Ill. Millennials on credit scores, financial literacy: We get it

Millennials in Illinois are more confident about their financial literacy than 18- to 34-year-olds in the rest of the country-but they're also hanging on to some dangerous myths about credit, according to a new study from BMO HarrisShow More Summary

As the election grows nearer, education makes its way into the Illinois governor's race

Illinois education funding has become one of the main battlefields in the race for governor between Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner. Here's the company line from each campaign: From the Quinn campaign: Bruce Rauner's tax plan will gut education funding by cutting the state income tax from 5 percent to 3 percent. Show More Summary

Find Something New This Weekend At Remix Arts Festival

Redo, reuse and rethink how you recycle at this weekend's art festival. [ more › ]

Thursday Afternoon Diversion: Do You Even Auction?

Have you ever wanted to be a serious cattle auctioneer? We have! [ more › ]

Second To Last Argyle Night Market Of The Season Tonight

From Uptown United: Feel the rhythm at 5pm with drum circle at the base of the Sheridan Road stage... followed by Kuumba Lynx, who seek to empower youth and their communities with their Hip-Hop sounds in partnership with... Elephant Rebellion, a collective of artist, writers, and activists inspired by, and in honor of John Vietnam Nguyen. Show More Summary

Quality Ingredients, Relaxing Atmosphere Await At Xoco Wicker Park

  Xoco Wicker Park still has a bit of footing to find, but overall the quality of ingredients, the attentive service and relaxing atmosphere make it the perfect place for a slightly upscale lunch, dinner or an afternoon snack and beer in Wicker Park. [ more › ]

High-Ranking CPD Officer Charged With Aggravated Battery, Misconduct

One of Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s most trusted lieutenants faces felony charges in a case where he allegedly assaulted a suspect last year. [ more › ]

Pencil This In: Taste Of Polonia 2014

The annual celebration of all things Polish, gets underway at the Copernicus Center Aug. 29 and runs through Sept. 1. [ more › ]

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