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A Look at the 10 Ways Rauner Wants to Change, Improve Education in Illinois

Illinois schools have hit a big rough patch this year, what with Chicago Public Schools' huge budget gap, continuing funding disparities throughout the state and public colleges struggling to make ends meet in the midst of the state budget impasse. Show More Summary

Got Overdue Books? CPL Amnesty Is On

It's Amnesty Time! Break out of Library Jail and get back into the Chicago Public Library's good graces.Until February 18th, any borrowed materials that are overdue (books, DVDs, CDs, whatever) will be accepted without past-due fines. Show More Summary

6 Found Dead In Gage Park Home, Possibly Stabbed To Death

Six people, including a child, were found dead in a Gage Park home on the Southwest Side Thursday. At least one was stabbed to death. [ more › ]

Chicago's 'elevated comfort food' trend just won't quit—and Irving Park's HQ Howard Quintero is proof

A cozy, classy place with exposed-brick walls and wood floors and tables and a shiny zinc bar, HQ Howard Quintero appears at first glance to check the boxes for elevated comfort food, a trend that doesn't yet appear to have worn out its welcome. The menu, however, is fairly straightforward, with entries like buffalo wings, loaded fries, airline chicken, and meat loaf.…

Look Divine For Your Valentine

Spoil Me Salon & Spa wants to make your shine for your Valentine with February specials. Gift certificates are available as well. Spoil Me is located at 4668 North Broadway, at the corner of Leland. More about their services are available on their website:

Northwestern Police Lieutenant Accused Of Making Child Porn

The bio on Godby’s photography website now reads as horrifying: "I specialize in model and dance images." [ more › ]

Photos: Strandbeest Makes Surprise Appearance At The Bean

  We've been awaiting the arrival of the Strandbeests, and we got a surprise sneak peek at one of the beasties as it strolled around Millennium Park. [ more › ]

12 'Priority' Animal Species That Need Help From Local Scientists

  We encourage you to take a look at all 12 of the species on Chicago Wilderness' Priority Species List, and to support the institutions working to preserve them. [ more › ]

In 'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies,' The Undead Feel Like An Afterthought

Overall, it's a totally fine movie with a serviceable joke about carrion flies. [ more › ]

Say Goodbye To Parking On Logan Square's Boulevards, Unless You're There For Church

The signs permitting parking on the area’s boulevards are coming down, though church-goers can still park on Kedzie and Logan during services. [ more › ]

How Reliant is Illinois on the Firearms Industry?

A new study by ranks states according to their dependence on the firearms and ammunition industry. The personal finance website said it conducted the analysis following President Barack Obama's proposed executive orders on gun control and recent changes to state gun laws. Show More Summary

10 Mind-Numbing Facts About The Illinois Budget Deficit

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek Ready for an 8 percent income tax rate in Illinois? That's what all of us would have to live with, Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger says, to pay off the state's bills. That's more than twice...Show More Summary

Starting Today, Chicago Libraries Won't Charge Late Fees For 2 Weeks

If you have a library book that's 200 years overdue, listen up. [ more › ]

11 Surprising Facts About The 1985 Bears' 'Super Bowl Shuffle'

The Chicago Bears were so confident they would make the Super Bowl that they wrote and recorded the Shuffle two months, or six games, before they even made it to the game. [ more › ]

The Sun-Times And The Tribune Now Have The Same Top Shareholder

The deal is less than a day old, and Michael Ferro has already referred to the Tribune a brand and its work as "content." [ more › ]

Portillo's Second Location In Chicago Opens This Spring

Portillo's new South Loop restaurant is closer to becoming a reality. [ more › ]

Perfect Tacos Are Hidden Inside An Hermosa Carniceria

Welcome to Inside Story, our series about eating places hiding inside of other businesses. [ more › ]

Loathsome Men's Rights Meetups Cancelled Over 'Safety' Concerns

"International Meetup Day" has been canceled due to "safety" and "privacy" concerns. [ more › ]

Got a Gripe With Lincoln Towing? Sign A Petition Urging Ald. Pawar To Investigate It

Everyone has a story about Lincoln Towing. Few, if any, of them are complimentary.From the late 1960s, when Mike Royko did a series of columns exposing their less-than-honorable business practices, right up until today, the mere mention of their name causes even hardened Chicagoans to start spewing invective. Show More Summary

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