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San Andreas, Aloha, Saint Laurent, When Marnie Was There, Sunshine Superman, Human Centipede III & The Chambermaid

3 days agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

San Andreas If you think too hard about what's really going on in director Brad Peyton's San Andreas, you'll likely realize just how fucked up the plot is. Dwayne Johnson plays Ray, a L.A. Fire Department rescue-chopper pilot so daring...

Alderman Will Not Support Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ahead Of Zoning Vote

A proposal to put a medical marijuana clinic in Norwood Park near Superdawg is heading to the city council this week but the local alderman is balking. [ more › ]

Palatine Screenwriter Gets His Due With 'Nightingale'

The road to production has been a long and winding one for Elgin-born screenwriter Frederick Mensch. [ more › ]

Rapper, twice the target of shootings, gunned down in Uptown

A Chicago rapper who had twice been the target of shootings that killed innocent bystanders last year was gunned down on a sidewalk in Uptown early Friday, authorities said. Shaquon Thomas, 20, who posted rap videos under the name Young Pappy, was found shot to death around 1:35 a.m. Show More Summary

3 shot on their block, sisters find it harder to escape the violence

Sharan Douglas was more curious than surprised when she saw flashing blue lights and crime tape on her South Shore block as she drove home from her evening class in human genetics. Douglas had heard shots in her neighborhood several days ago and wondered if what she was seeing could be connected. Show More Summary

With Tom Thibodeau gone, focus shifts to Robin Ventura

BALTIMORE-- The White Sox announced at SoxFest last January that Vince Coleman would be their new base-running instructor, hoping one of the all-time great base stealers would rub off on their players. Speedster Micah Johnson seemed like a good bet to steal 20 or more bases. Show More Summary

Emilio Estevez trolls Hawks fans - and is winning

When the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night, it extended the Western Conference final to a deciding Game 7. It also extended a bizarre return to the spotlight for '80s Brat Pack actor Emilio Estevez, who...Show More Summary

Chicagoland Brings the Soft Line Between the Urban and the Wild into Sharp Focus

3 days agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Chicagoland, Manual Cinema's first original short, is a simple story, beautifully told. A coyote moves through the city at night, passing through parts familiar and unknown in a quest to feed her pups. Through her, we see the city a...

Man Charged With Animal Cruelty After Video Of Him Kicking A Beagle Emerges

The dog walker caught on video kicking a beagle earlier this week has been charged with animal cruelty, according to authorities. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Weekend Chill

Despite the increasing chance of thunderstorms today, enjoy the warmer weather before we head into a chillier weekend. [ more › ]

Chance the Rapper, Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment just released 'Surf,' for free

Ladies and gentlemen, "Surf" season is finally here.  After teasing "Surf," the debut project from Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment for what seems like forever, the Chance the Rapper-featuring group has finally dropped the hotly-anticipated 16-track effort. Show More Summary

Actress Ellie Kemper talks about performing in Chicago, starring in 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' and more

Ellie Kemper lived in Chicago for three months in 2001. She was 21 years old, approaching her senior year at Princeton University and taking a level one improvisation class at ImprovOlympic under the iconic TJ Jagodowski. "It was the...Show More Summary

Demi Lovato launches mental health campaign, talks 'positive outlook'

Demi Lovato helped launch a mental health campaign on Thursday and is asserting that mental illness is "not something anyone should be ashamed of." The "Give Your Heart a Break" singer recently signed on to be the face of Be Vocal: Speak...Show More Summary

1 dead, 15 hurt in shootings across Chicago

A man was fatally shot and at least 15 other people have been injured in separate shootings since Thursday afternoon across Chicago, police said. Most recently, a 20-year-old man was shot to death around 1:36 a.m. Friday in the Uptown...Show More Summary

Man Killed In Gang-Related Shooting Overnight

Around 1:35am, readers reported hearing shots and seeing police activity on Kenmore, north of Lawrence. Sad to say, this ridiculous gang war, which started and escalated due to social media taunting, and has been exacerbated by gang members realigning their allegiances, has claimed another victim. Show More Summary

Playing The Triangle

It hardly seems a year has gone by since the shiny metal sculpture "Two in the Hand" by Michael Young was placed on exhibit in the Racine/Broadway triangle. But it was only ours for a year, and now it's moved on, to be replaced by another piece of public art. Show More Summary

Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

Free coffee, rum and reggae and more weekend things to do in Chicago, May 29-31. EAT Rick Bayless Fiesta Block 37 108 N. State St. 312-261-4700 The "Top Chef Master" star demonstrates how to prepare recipes from his new cookbook "More...Show More Summary

Former House Speaker Hastert Faces Federal Indictment

On the same day a report was released calling Chicago the "most corrupt city in the nation," the former Speaker of The House and Illinois politician was indicted by the FBI for violating banking laws. [ more › ]

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