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Labor Day Traffic Will Be Soul-Sucking Thanks To Low Gas Prices

Due to rising incomes and low gas prices, 35.5 million Americans are expected to travel next weekend, the most since Labor Day 2008. [ more › ]

Chicago's High-Speed Police Chases Have Been Killing Innocent Civilians

High-speed police pursuits and other instances of criminal suspects fleeing the police in cars can have serious and deadly consequences. But are they worth it in the name of police work? [ more › ]

We Are Your Friends, No Escape, Grandma, Listen to Me Marlon, Learning to Drive, Turbo Kid & She's Funny That Way

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We Are Your Friends Earlier this summer, a French film called Eden was released that explored the DJ culture of the times in a fascinating and heartfelt way that was less about spinning records and more about establishing interesting characters...

Subway Was Warned Jared Fogle Was A Pedophile, Ex-Franchisee Says

Ex-Subway weight-loss mascot Jared Fogle openly admitted to raping children and said he "really liked them young," a former sandwich chain franchisee says. She says she warned her bosses at Subway about several disturbing conversations she had with Fogle seven years ago—but the company didn't take her concerns seriously. [ more › ]

Video: Jennifer Lawrence And Amy Schumer Dance For Billy Joel At Wrigley

Watch the feminist dream team of Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence dance for Billy Joel concertgoers at Wrigley Field. [ more › ]

Writers milk the Derrick Rose suit for all it's worth

You pundits who want to suck their thumbs and say something deep about Derrick Rose—have at it. The bar's been set so low that unless you attack your keyboard with a backhoe nothing you have to say can go lower. The Daily Beast headline: "Is Derrick Rose the NBA's Bill Cosby?"…

Pitmasters Compete To Find Out Who Has Chicago's Best BBQ

Some swear by their local butcher, others shop at Costco. Judge the results for yourself at the next competition in September. [ more › ]

Map: How Are Rents Changing Along CTA Lines?

A recent survey looks at how 1-bedroom rental prices have changed over the ten months. The news actually wasn't all terrible for renters—rent prices didn't go up in most neighborhoods and it went down in quite a few. [ more › ]

Photos: Red Panda Cubs Clark And Addison Prepare For Lincoln Park Zoo Debut

The Lincoln Park Zoo's two-month old red panda cubs are healthy and preparing for their public debut, zookeepers say. [ more › ]

Rick Bayless Says Mexico Ending Its GMO Ban Is 'Immeasurable Cruelty'

Bayless's concern is not necessarily about the danger of GMOs, but about the loss of the many heirloom varieties of Maize throughout Mexico. [ more › ]

After Years of Hardship, Rock Band Achieves Dream Gig

When you read about bands that struggled before becoming successful, it's always inspiring. But with Strand of Oaks, that struggle is taken to a different level. For the bandleader Tim Showalter, the obstacles were beyond anything most people or bands could endure, yet, he used those obstacles to his advantage. Show More Summary

'Sandwich King' Is Bringing His First Shop To Bucktown

Jeff Mauro, the Food Network's so-called "Sandwich King" is opening a new sandwich-focused restaurant on Bucktown's Milwaukee Avenue that could be the flagship for a future franchise. [ more › ]

Is Angelo's Wine Bar a Cinderella story or pig in lipstick?

It's rarely a good sign when a takeout/delivery joint offers everything from crab legs to linguini with clam sauce, plus grilled cheese, Italian beef, fried chicken, barbecued ribs, and pizza. But for decades that's exactly what Angelo's did from a dreary storefront in Albany Park.…

Chicago Crime Reporter: Virginia Shooting Revealed Daily Horror Of Gun Violence

That tragic moment is unfortunately a daily reality for some people living in high-crime urban areas, as the Chicago Tribune crime reporter Peter Nickeas reminded followers in a Facebook post Wednesday. [ more › ]

12 Top-Ranked Colleges in Illinois, According to Forbes

In its annual list of top colleges, Forbes includes schools from all over the country. Most recently, Forbes published its list for 2015. Forbes used the following five factors in their methodology to determine which schools are theShow More Summary

Judge says state of Illinois could be held in contempt of court if comptroller doesn't pay social service providers

What happens when the state government is held in contempt of court? The Illinois News Network's Mark Fitton explains how that question even became necessary: SPRINGFIELD -- U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman is keeping an eye on how well Illinois complies with her order to meet its obligations to citizens with developmental disabilities. Show More Summary

Got A Vision For the Sunnyside Mall? Share It!

Here's the Facebook page with more info. (For those who may not know, the Sunnyside Mall is located on Sunnyside between Magnolia and Beacon.)

Tickets For The Weeknd's Chicago Stadium Tour Stop On Sale Friday

The Weeknd continues his transformation from underground internet darling to full fledged pop music superstar. [ more › ]

Second City Theater Offices Destroyed In Massive Fire

  The Second City theater is safe after an extra alarm fire ripped through the building next door to the famous comedy troupe Wednesday afternoon. [ more › ]

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