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Plane narrowly misses couple

Luz Cazares woke Tuesday morning to a loud crash and the sight of a plane's tail sticking out from the home of her neighbors, a couple in their 80s, just blocks from Midway Airport."A big part of the airplane was in their living room,"...Show More Summary

What your potluck dish says about you

Winter is here, those absurd sleeping bag coats have resurfaced and the calls to come together over giant feasts garnished with unsolicited advice and judgment from family are days away. But before the big dance, we, the American workforce,...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) AOL Presents iJustine In Chicago: the Beet Video Summit w/ McDonald's,Target, Digitas, Havas and SMG

iJustine, a pioneering  innovator  in the Web originals space will headlining a two hour video summit on the emerging medium of digital video. Also participating will be  brand marketers  from McDonald's and Target and media agency execs...Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Time To Get Your Flu Shot

Here's a reminder brought to you by our current deep freeze: get a flu shot. There are places across the city where you can, some are even free. [ more › ]

La Colombe Cafe Is Open

The butcher paper is down from the windows, the final inspection was passed, and La Colombe Cafe at 5158 North Clark is open! It's at Foster, in the former health food/vitamin shop storefront. Hours are 7am to 7pm daily.

Toast your own damn artisanal toast at Baker Miller

Aimee Levitt's piece on Baker Miller Bakery & Millhouse for the Food Issue covers the history and concept of this Lincoln Square spot devoted to baking from grains milled in house, including a picture of its quaint, wooden hand-operated mills. Show More Summary

Nightlife reporter sets record straight

When I tell people what I do for a living, I know they imagine the following scenario: A thumping bass line ("untz untz untz") accompanied by a parade of the two dancing girls emoji. In reality, being a nightlife reporter is not quite that glamorous. Show More Summary

State of emergency in Missouri

 Missouri's governor declared a state of emergency on Monday and authorized the state's National Guard to support police in case of violence after a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. Show More Summary

An Open Letter From Ferguson Protestors and Allies

The Ferguson Protester community is home to many voices and experiences. Informed by many voices, this letter serves as a statement of purpose for those who may not yet understand the movement in #Ferguson or why protests still continue,...Show More Summary

Lincoln Square's Gideon Welles gets bar food right

Artistic renderings of the stern-looking Gideon Welles, Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy, decorate the walls and menus at Gideon Welles Craft Beer Bar and Kitchen. The space looks much like it did when it was occupied by 42 Degrees...Show More Summary

All aboard the poop train

Rachel Brusstar, 24, has only been riding the CTA for two years but she already knows how to sniff out a winter commuting phenomenon: The poop train car. Brusstar thought she hit the jackpot last year when she caught a Red Line train during rush hour and was able to score a seat because there were few riders in her car. Show More Summary

5 Powerful Lessons From 3 Incredible Women at the Chicago Humanities Festival

There's something important to be said about any event that manages to bring people together, put away their phones and pull our their notepads by the thousands these days. And that's exactly what was achieved by the Chicago Humanities...Show More Summary

Monday Afternoon Diversion: Lucy The Spazz

Sometimes we need a video of dogs being silly to remind us how much we love dogs. [ more › ]

Illinois' Split Government Might Just Work

While Illinois House Speaker Rep. Michael Madigan can seem like a formidable figure in state politics, Rich Miller of Capitol Fax believes that he and Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner can work together to govern competently. Miller writes: Right now," Rauner continued, "Madigan controls the Legislature from his little pot of cash. Show More Summary

Were You Burgled This Summer or Fall?

Now this is the kind of story we love to run! If you live in the area of the 19th Police District (south of Lawrence, north of Fullerton, east of the river) and you got robbed this year, the cops may have your stuff. This is what they...Show More Summary

Slippery Slope styling

Some bartenders embrace the Prohibition-era haberdashery; others just throw on the same liquor brand hoodie they've worn for weeks. Danny Shapiro does neither. You might catch him behind the bar at Logan Square's Slippery Slope or Scofflaw in a bolo tie, or maybe a vintage-printed button-down or a double-take-worthy pair of Nikes. Show More Summary

The Fat Cats at College of DuPage (an Illinois Jr. College)

Gift bans be damned. It's steaks, ribs, filet and crème brulee... for all. In June, the College of DuPage (COD) lost a $20 million state construction grant because of corruption. In July, COD was exposed for paying up to $27,000 in fees and private membership dues at the presidents shooting club. Show More Summary

Learn About "Forgotten Uptown" Tomorrow At The Bezazian Library

This Saturday, at the Bezazian Library (1226 W Ainslie) from 2pm to 4pm, there will be a presentation on "Forgotten Uptown" by the folks at Forgotten Chicago."In true Forgotten Chicago form, we’ll show present-day photos of the remnants that remain, demonstrating that relics of history are often hidden in plain sight. Show More Summary

Charles Manson's getting married

Wedding bells may be on the way for notorious killer Charles Manson. The 80-year-old inmate convicted of conspiracy to commit multiple murders has obtained a license to wed a 26-year-old woman who has faithfully visited him for seven years. Show More Summary

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