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Original 'Breakfast Club' Script Unearthed At Suburban High School

While packing for a move, an original shooting script was found in the suburban school district that served as the backdrop of 'The Breakfast Club.' [ more › ]

Happy Earth Day!

  To celebrate Earth Day, we rejoice in the beauty of nature today in Around Town. [ more › ]

Bears to open 2015 season vs. Packers, Cardinals, Seahawks

John Fox's regular-season debut as the Bears coach will come Sept. 13 in a rivalry showdown at Soldier Field against the Packers. That's the table setter for the Bears' 2015 season and a somewhat theatrical opening for another era in Bears football. Show More Summary

Lady Gaga's look at Chicago fundraiser? Think Dia de los Muertos

You didn't think Lady Gaga would show up to her charity event Tuesday at indoor cycling studio SoulCycle in Old Town in just regular workout gear, did you? The "Poker Face" and "Born This Way" pop star arrived for the fundraiser - which...Show More Summary

Blackhawks tough it out late—SUPER late—in Game 4

When you've coached a team to a pair of Stanley Cups, you know when you're in for a few extra bumps and bruises. "We feel we'll have the toughest game we've faced all year," Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said entering Tuesday's Game 4 against Nashville. No doubt the players would agree by the time they were done. Show More Summary

Surveillance photos released of suspect in sex assault, robbery on Blue Line train

Police have released surveillance photos of a man they say sexually assaulted and robbed a woman on a Blue Line train between the Cicero and Oak Park stops. The 41-year-old woman boarded an eastbound Forest Park branch train at the Oak Park Avenue station about 3:10 p.m. Show More Summary

Divvy's Spring Expansion Still Not Reaching Far Enough For Some Critics

Divvy's spring expansion plans, which include 176 new stations and an additional 1750 bikes, are now in full swing. But there are still concerns about certain areas remaining underserved by the program. [ more › ]

Final Vote Count In For Runoff Election

The final numbers are in from the aldermanic runoff, with provisional and absentee votes counted. 118 additional votes were counted in the 46th Ward, but the percentages remain the same: JAMES CAPPLEMAN - 7,035 votes - 53.70% AMY CRAWFORD...Show More Summary

The Sonics' Rob Lind Gives Us The Skinny On Their New Album

The Sonics only released two albums before splitting in 1969, but now they're back with a new LP. [ more › ]

C2Preview: A Look At What To Do At C2E2

C2E2 hits the town this weekend. Here are some of the actors, events and fun stuff you can enjoy at one of our favorite cons. [ more › ]

3 inmates stabbed during fight at Cook County Jail

Three inmates suffered stab wounds when a fight broke out at a medium-security wing of Cook County Jail Wednesday morning, authorities said. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, according to Chicago Fire Cmdr. Frank Velez, a spokesman for the department. The fight broke out around 8:30 a.m. Show More Summary

Archibald Motley's Brilliant, Vivid Paintings Light Up the Cultural Center

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Archibald Motley, Blues, 1929. Archibald Motley Jr. was not your average African-American male in 1914. The man who became a world-renowned artist and contributor to the Harlem Renaissance was the son of a Pullman porter and the daughter of a...

Cedar Street Purchases 5050 N. Broadway For $16.1M, Plans $150M Project

Cedar Street, the parent company of FLATS, has purchased the former Combined Insurance Building at 5050 N. Broadway for $16.1 million and plans to construct a new mid-rise tower with a gym and retail, incorporating the new project with the existing structures. Show More Summary

Shake it Off: What I Learned From a Negative Review

The customer is always right. It's the old adage every business owner will face throughout the life of their venture. But despite your best efforts, it's inevitable that at some point you'll deal with an unhappy customer. And what if that customer leaves a bad review? It will certainly throw you for a loop. Show More Summary

Friends Of The Parks Leader Cassandra Francis Steps Down

The leader of preservationist group Friends of the Parks, Cassandra Francis, stepped down yesterday with little explanation. [ more › ]

Duncan Laments CPS Turmoil, Plus Rauner Vs. Lewis

Today's news includes coverage of Duncan's appearance in town yesterday, plus back-and-forth between Rauner and CTU head Karen Lewis. Michelle Obama is giving a commencement speech here. Joravsky wants the next CPS head to stand up to Rahm. Show More Summary

Today's Weather: A Cloudy Start

We'll have the sun peeking back out in a bit but it's a cloudy start to the day here in Chicago. [ more › ]

Broadway Closed This Weekend Between Wilson & Leland As Track Demolition Kicks Into High Gear

The CTA will be working on the demolition of the Leland/Broadway concrete train overpass this weekend - all weekend - so the 4600 block of Broadway will be closed to vehicular traffic, as will Leland between Winthrop and Broadway. Sidewalks will be open.Can't wait to see what it looks like on Monday. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Von Wiese-Mack Family Disappointed With Bali Court Verdict

Family and friends of murder victim Sheila von Wiese-Mack are not happy with the verdict handed down from a panel of Bali judges earlier today. [ more › ]

Lawsuit Over Nude Crime Scene Photos Headed To Court

A lawsuit alleging that members of the Cook County Sheriff's Office illegally stripped a young woman who died in a drunk-driving accident and photographed her naked body is finally heading to court next week. [ more › ]

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