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Why The Patrick Kane Rape Investigation Could Drag On For Months

As those familiar with sexual assault cases have said, Kane could start the season with the possibility of being charged at any moment, or the charges might be dropped. [ more › ]

You Can Now Buy These Fabulous Tiki Mugs From Three Dots & A Dash Online

Where else can you drink out of a skull, a sea urchin or a starfish? Now, the answer is in your home. [ more › ]

Report Says Chicago's Tech Scene Has 2 Billion-Dollar 'Unicorns'

A new report listing 50 tech startups around the world that are on the path to a billion dollar valuation included two local companies. [ more › ]

That's Gonna Leave A Mark

Thank you to reader Lowell Thompson, who documented the aftermath of an accident this afternoon at National Car Wash (Ainslie and Broadway). Luckily, no one appears to have been injured, although there are damages to the car wash's north fence, and to the black SUV, which ended up lying on its side until a tow truck righted it. Glad everyone was able to walk away unharmed.

Lucas Museums Backs Off The Star Wars Palace Design Everyone Hated

Last fall's proposed design for the Lucas Museum looked like it literally came out of a Star Wars movie. Some even said it looked like a palace built for Jabba the Hut. [ more › ]

Lawrence House Scaffolding Comes Down - Dare We Hope Permanently?

Lawrence House wasn't close to equaling the Sheridan Plaza's five-year run as "Our Lady of Perpetual Scaffolding," but since 2011, neighbors have seen the scaffolding go up, come down, get blown away, be ordered replaced by judicial order -- lather, rinse, repeat. Show More Summary

Emanuel Has Deigned To Ask For Your Help On The City Budget This Year

Alderman Danny Solis, appeared dismissive of results, saying they would likely turn into "bitch sessions." [ more › ]

Recapping drama in Illinois: at the state fair and with the Ashley Madison hack

Whether at the Illinois State Fair, in the Capitol or at political party gatherings elsewhere in Springfield, last week presented many opportunities to take the political pulse of Illinois. With that in mind, here are some observations from my time last week on the fairgrounds and beyond. Show More Summary

Big Names Are On This Year's Chicago International Film Fest Roster

This first batch of movies announced is heavy on star power in front of and behind the camera. [ more › ]

6 Facts About Bullying in Illinois You Should Know

Now that the school year has begun for many schools in Illinois, thousands of students will experience some form of bullying in school or on the internet. In fact, Illinois is one of the 10 worst states for bullying. It's estimated that...Show More Summary

Wrigley Field Foul Ball Raises Safety Concerns For Baseball Fans

After a woman was hit by a foul ball at Wrigley Field on Sunday and taken out on a stretcher, fans and players are talking about safety concerns at ballparks across the country. [ more › ]

Follow 7 Die-Hard North Coast Fans In New Music Documentary 'FESTIVAL'

The Chicago-based music fest organizer has a vision for a film highlighting the personal stories of people that make the festival scene unique. [ more › ]

17 of the Best Illinois High School Ranked by Newsweek

Out of Newsweek's top 500 high schools in the country for 2015, 30 of those high schools are in Illinois. Several of the state's high schools that appeared on the list rank among the nation's top 20, with Walter Payton College Prep High School in Chicago taking the No. Show More Summary

Political Reporter Won't Shave His Beard Until The State Has A Budget

"I hoped this would give people an easy way to keep an eye on the issue, a few absurd photos and people might start to ask some important questions—why is this taking so long?" [ more › ]

Free Will Astrology: Week of August 27, 2015

By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): You like to run ahead of the pack. You prefer to show people the way, to set the pace. It’s cleaner that way, right? There’s less risk you will be caught up in the messy details of everyday compromise. But I suspect that the time is right for […]

6 of the Best Secret Beaches in the U.S.

Anthony Crider / Flickr The U.S. is home to some truly spectacular beaches boasting swaying palms, azure waters and, during the summer months, swarms of tourists. The crowded stretches of sand that comprise many of America's coastalShow More Summary

Photos: Senior Citizens Shut Down Michigan Avenue To Protest Budget Cuts

  Organizers say they chose to shut down the intersection in front of Tullman's company office because he donated $250,000 to Rauner. [ more › ]

The Bears' Jeremiah Ratliff Suspended By NFL Over DWI

Expect to see some disappointed fans when the Chicago Bears take the field for their first regular season game on Sept. 13. [ more › ]

Teen With 'Serious Potential' Fatally Shot Just Days Before Starting College

One of the victims of this weekend's violence was 18-year-old Cory Fisher, who was supposed to start classes at Malcolm X College on Monday. [ more › ]

Caitlyn Jenner Is Coming To Chicago To Speak About LGBTQ Rights

After recently accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPYs, Olympian, transgender activist and reality star Caitlyn Jenner is preparing another important speech for an event right here in our city. [ more › ]

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