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Fast Food Workers From O'Hare And The Suburbs Join Minimum Wage Fight

Suburban fast food workers and airport employees both joined the ‘Fight For $15’ movement this week. [ more › ]

Boo-ena Park Safe Trick-or-Treating Happens Again This Year

Photo by Gene Tenner Even though Halloween is a month away, events are being planned and you'll want to save the dates for your favorites. As usual, Buena Park Neighbors will present its evening of safe trick-or-treating on Kenmore, a longstanding and much-loved tradition. Show More Summary

Pitchfork Editor Jessica Hopper Explains Why She Stays In Chicago

This interview withJessica Hopper is one of the best discussions we've heard concerning her life and work. [ more › ]

Dreading Winter Already? El Niño Could Still Save Us

There's a chill is in the air in Chicago, but we have some potentially good news for Chicagoans—weather forecasters are still betting that this winter won't be as cold as the last. [ more › ]

University Of Chicago To Open New Global Institute With $100 Million Donation

The University of Chicago has been gifted with $100 million to open a new global institute meant to research violent conflict and terrorism abroad. [ more › ]

20x2 Returns to Schubas with "When Did You Know?"

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Gapers Block is proud to present 20x2 Chicago, a live event where 20 people are asked the same question and given two minutes each to answer in whichever way they choose. The results may take any form, from spoken word...

Order Everything You Can Get Your Hands On At Innovative Cocktail Bar GreenRiver

Don't just do drinks at GreenRiver—go for dinner, and order everything you can get your hands on. [ more › ]

Create Your Own 1893 World's Fair In This New Board Game

A new tabletop game called World's Fair 1893 is seeking crowd-funding to become a reality. [ more › ]

History repeating: Chicago aldermen who opposed food trucks now seek to restrict operations for food carts

Less than a day after Chicago lifted its ban on food carts on Sept. 24, city aldermen with a history of limiting the city's food options made moves to restrict vendors' ability to operate in lucrative locations. Two aldermen have launched...Show More Summary

Dime Stories: Bluejays and Rahm Emanuel’s September Surprise

By Tony Fitzpatrick In early folklore, blue jays were thought to be hand-servants of the devil because of their noisy and boisterous nature. I remember them as a pleasant and mysterious part of childhood. The mystery being that I would see them everyday for a while (a week or so) and then they would disappear […]

Trumbull School Sale Approved; Stewart Next?

Today CPS announced that it has approved the sale of the former Trumbull School building in Edgewater, and it may provide some clues about what to expect now that the former Stewart School building has gone out to bid.Trumbull sold to Svigas Development for $5.25 million, which was higher than the property's appraised value of $4.1-$4.7 million. Show More Summary

Dry Cleaners Grand Opening Specials

Uptown Dry Cleaners opened in the strip mall at Wilson and Magnolia earlier this summer, next to Subway. To entice new customers, they are having Grand Opening specials on dry cleaning, alterations, and men's shirts. The phone number is (773) 271-1123.

Vape Culture Attracts Teens, Poses Harmful Risks

By Sasha Keenan, Naperville North Dyamond Jones, Walter Payton and Elise Martin, Hinsdale Central Hinsdale Central senior Cameron Anderson didn't know what she was getting herself into when she picked up the seemingly harmless device. Show More Summary

Geneva Chocolate Shop Offers $3,000 Truffle For National Chocolate Day

In honor of National Chocolate Day on Oct. 28, the All Chocolate Kitchen store in Geneva is offering a giant 4 lb. truffle made with grand cru Creole chocolate, filled with ganache and gilded with 24-karat gold dust. [ more › ]

Howard Brown To Open LGBT Health Clinic In Rogers Park

Howard Brown Health Center is planning to open a medical clinic in Rogers Park by the end of the year. It will be the center's fifth service clinic in the city. [ more › ]

Photos: Inside The Demolition Of The Notorious Cabrini-Green Projects

  Peek into the history of one of Chicago's most dangerous public housing projects and the controversial policies that brought it into being and later spurred its demolition. [ more › ]

Great Lakes, Amazing Connections: The Power of Urban Parks

Shaking hands with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the ribbon cutting at Northerly Island. At any given point, cities along the Great Lakes are making investments in the waterways along the basin that more than 40 million people call home. Show More Summary

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