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Police Chief Catches Blame For Alarming Violence Surge

Some terrible statistics: The rate of shooting investigations being solved by police in 2015 is a shocking eight percent. [ more › ]

State Pumpkin Shortage Threatens Everyone's Favorite Seasonal Food

We could be facing a pumpkin shortage this fall, at the height of the season of pumpkin pies, pumpkin carvings and the spiced-lattes named in the fall gourd's honor. [ more › ]

Thousands Of Depression-Era Photos Of Chicago Released

  There are workers taking the train home at 5 p.m., others in the stockyards and plenty of people enjoying themselves skating or going to the movies. [ more › ]

Photos: Inside The Chicago Architecture Biennial Opening Weekend

  Running through Jan. 3, the biennial features over 100 artists and architects at multiple across the city and 200+ public events. [ more › ]

Loop Terrorism Suspect Found Mentally Fit For Trial Despite 'Illuminati' Conspiracy Rants

A terrorism suspect facing charges that he plotted to detonate a car bomb outside a bar in the Loop has been deemed mentally fit to stand trial. He's scheduled to go on trial in January. [ more › ]

Property Tax Appeals Assistance

If you can't make this date, you can contact Bridget Gainer's office at 312-603-4210 or Michael Cabonargi's Office at 312-603-5560 and ask their staff members for other dates that might work better for you. The deadline to file an appeal is October 13th.

Everything You Need To Know For The Cubs' Make-Or-Break Playoffs Game

Here's a round-up you need to know to root for the Cubs this week. [ more › ]

City Pulls Funding From Great Chicago Fire Festival

If Redmoon Theater wants to make another go of celebrating the rebirth of Chicago after the Great Fire, it will have to do it without financial support from the city. [ more › ]

Halloween Jamboree At Chase Park (Leland and Ashland)

Don't miss the annual Halloween Jamboree at Chase Park! This fun, family-friendly event includes lots of treats. Stop by for pumpkin decorating, face painting, storytelling, a costume contest, and more. This event is FREE.Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for a variety of items, with proceeds benefiting programming for Chase Park Preschool.

6 Chicago Restaurants Giving Toast A Fancy Makeover

That formerly uninspired diner staple has made its way onto menus at some of the hottest restaurants in Chicago. [ more › ]

Cindy Crawford Talks About Her Midwestern Brand And Growing Up In Cornfields

The book has been a chance to talk about growing up among the cornfields west of Chicago, and her early start modeling in the city. [ more › ]

Meeting Regarding Future of 931-933 Belle Plaine

If you are interested in weighing in or learning more about the proposed plan to build a rental building on the site of what is now a parking lot at 931-33 West Belle Plaine, you'll want to mark your calendar. From Ald. Cappleman:"IShow More Summary

Pac-Man meets a Donkey Kong potato at Level 257 in Schaumburg

Would it surprise you to learn that the food at Level 257, a gargantuan Pac-Man-themed Dave & Busters-style arcade-slash-bowling alley-slash-restaurant at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, isn't very good? How do you like the sound of a "Filet Mig-nom," an unpronounceable $34 steak served with a Donkey Kong barrel potato?…

Video: Wild Belle Throws 12 Hour Dance Party For New Single

The duo of siblings from Chicago debuts a more aggressive sound aimed at filling dance floors in their new video. [ more › ]

Black Caucus Calls For Firing Of Chicago Police Chief

The City Council’s Black Caucus called for top cop Garry McCarthy to be fired Monday, saying that he hasn’t done enough to curb crime and violence in the five years he’s been Superintendent. [ more › ]

You Could Win Free Donuts For Life This Saturday

For life! You'd never have to work again—just eat donuts until you're in a sugar coma. [ more › ]

Here Are The Skyscrapers Set To Change Chicago's Skyline

From the Wanda Vista Tower to the new Helmut Jahn project, here's a round-up of some of these groundbreaking buildings. [ more › ]

CultureZohn: Chicago Shows Off

The entryway to the Chicago Architecture Biennial Chicago is tired of being flown over. It is tired of being called the third coast. It is tired of being known for its fierce wind, multiple members of the Daley family, and the Mob. It...Show More Summary

Free Will Astrology: Week of October 8, 2015

By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): If I warned you not to trust anyone, I hope you would reject my simplistic fear-mongering. If I suggested that you trust everyone unconditionally, I hope you would dismiss my delusional naiveté. But it’s important to acknowledge that the smart approach is far more difficult than those two […]

Let's Not Forget About the Pension Crisis in Illinois

Over the past three months, the budget standoff has dominated the news cycle in Illinois, but it's important not to forget about the $105 billion unsolved problem that is the state's pension crisis. When the Illinois Supreme Court in...Show More Summary

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