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Rauner reminds supporters that for him to win, they will need to come out to vote

The headliner at Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair was candidate for governor Bruce Rauner, joined by running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti, candidate for U.S. Senate Jim Oberweis and U.S. Senator Mark Kirk. They greeted supporters...Show More Summary

Chicago boxers ready for 'The Pit'

Chicago has a long and storied history in boxing. Now Big Knockout Boxing wants to add a more physical brand to the sport. According to a BKB statement, its style of boxing is a more intense, toe-to-toe version. Big Knockout Boxing takes...Show More Summary

FCK IT: 'The Giver'

1/2 (out of four)For anyone who didn't read Lois Lowry's novel "The Giver" in junior high (that includes me), the big-screen adaptation will make you much more upset with "Divergent." What a freakin' ripoff that story is. Sorry. I'm glad it's set in Chicago, and the movie was OK. Show More Summary

Chicagoist Cheese of the Month: Bloomsdale From Baetje Farms

Pair your light summer drinks with this ash-ripened chévre gem. [ more › ]

Interview: Catching Up With Billy Corgan

Billy Corgan is having a busy year and he sat down to chat with us about everything he's been up to lately. [ more › ]

Are Illinois Teachers Really Qualified in Their Subjects?

The Chicago Tribune recently revealed many Illinois teachers are not credentialed in the subjects they are teaching. Is this because of a shortage of qualified teachers, or are qualified teachers being left on the sidelines as schools...Show More Summary

Linework: Patrol

By Raziel Puma. Edited by Ivan Brunetti and Aaron Renier. (Click on image to enlarge.)

Cop Who Killed Michael Brown Identified

Darren Wilson was described by Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson as a six-year veteran of the police department with an exemplary disciplinary record. [ more › ]

Morning Box Score: Cubs Free-Swinging In Loss

Edwin Jackson's pitching and 16 strikeouts by Cubs hitters guaranteed another loss at Wrigley Field. [ more › ]

Daughter, Boyfriend Charged With Murder Of Mother In Bali

Heather Mack and Tommy Schaefer will remain prisoners in Indonesia while police continue their investigation and a trial begins. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Ghost Dance

Whether you're flocking to the lakefront to enjoy the display of America's military might, or getting as far away as possible from the jet noise, you will be followed by decent weather today. [ more › ]

#GetFested this weekend

This weekend's fest lineup comes with a bit of a PSA: No need to duck and cover, that whooshing noise overhead is just the Air & Water Show back for a 55th year along Lake Michigan's shores. In addition to fighter jets and parachuters...Show More Summary

5 Things I Hope My Mother Doesn't Say When I Leave For College

The weeks before a freshman goes off to college are nerve-wrecking, exciting, and disproportionally spent at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. It is time for young adults everywhere to fly the nest and begin their own lives independent of their parents. Show More Summary

Chicago vigil protests Ferguson violence

Hundreds of people crowded Daley Plaza on Thursday night for a rally against police brutality as repercussions of violence in Ferguson, Mo., hit Chicago following the shooting death of Michael Brown. "I'm so mad right now I can't even speak. Show More Summary

Government consolidation might be the answer to Illinois' problems

According to U.S Census Buereau information, there are 7,000 government units in Illinois (and the Illinois Comptroller's office counts 1,400 more than that), the most in the country by about 2,000 units.The Better Government Association's...Show More Summary

Chicago to get its first Mac & Cheese Fest

We have Donut Fest. And Poutine Fest. And Bloody Mary Fest. Naturally, Chicago needed Mac & Cheese Fest. The inaugural event, planned for 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the UIC Forum, will bring together an estimated 50 chefs each serving his or her variation of the cheesy classic. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Jackie Robinson West Team Win Little League World Series Opener

The 12-2 game lasted five innings and was called after the mercy rule was enacted. [ more › ]

Why doesn't my boyfriend call me cutesy nicknames?

Hi Anna, My friends and some classmates have told me my boyfriend is insecure or isn't into me because he doesn't call me nicknames and doesn't seem to want to be sexual. Is there something I'm doing wrong or what? -Clueless Kitty Dear...Show More Summary

Music Video Of The Day: Rodrigo Y Gabriela 'The Soundmaker'

Catch the acclaimed Mexican acoustic guitar duo at the Chicago Theatre Oct. 24. [ more › ]

Missouri Highway Patrol To Oversee Crowd Control In Ferguson

Nixon said the police actions that have rocked Ferguson this week “is not what Missouri is about, it is not what Ferguson is about.” [ more › ]

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