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Battle of the mayoral political ads

With less than two weeks before the city's April 7 runoff election, Mayor Emanuel and his opponent, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, are clobbering each other with campaign ads aired on TV and videos shared on social media. Through...Show More Summary

Earthquake hits northwest suburbs

An earthquake hit the northwest suburbs near Lake in the Hills Wednesday evening, authorities said. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a quake of magnitude 2.9 hit about 1-1/4 miles west of Lake in the Hills at 6:08 p.m. USGS data show...Show More Summary

Chicago-area Sprint customers experience outage

Wireless provider Sprint is handling an outage that's affecting customers in the Chicago area, according to a company spokeswoman. The outage, which began at about 6 p.m. Wednesday, continued to affect  Sprint customers' texting and voice calling capabilities as of 8 p.m., spokeswoman Yuy Namiki said. Show More Summary

Report says pilot locked out of cockpit before jetliner crashed

The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning over France. The last communication was a routine request to continue on its route. Minutes later, at 10:30 a.m. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: HIV Outbreak Prompts Indiana To Declare Public Health Emergency

Health officials stated that 72 cases of HIV, all with ties to the same county, have been confirmed in southern Indiana. [ more › ]

Reality check: Bravo shows are messing with my brain

Hi, my name is Jessica and I am obsessed with reality TV. I have been watching reality television since I was 7 years old. For the past 10 years, Bravo has been my network of choice, as its offerings seem to be the most varied, and,Show More Summary

Walgreen nixes 'Be well' at checkout line

Walgreens will no longer require its cashiers to send each customer off with the words, "Be well." A spokesman said the campaign had run its course, though the company didn't elaborate on why the effort, launched several years ago, was dropped. "It's accomplished its goal of reinforcing our branding," spokesman Michael Polzin said. Show More Summary

CTU, Garcia, Call For $15 An Hour Minimum Wage For CPS Workers

Teachers and other affiliated workers demonstrated outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters this morning, joining the chorus of those demanding a $15 an hour minimum wage for Chicago workers. [ more › ]

Cappleman Aldermanic Office Defaced Overnight

A reader sent in photos she took of the 46th Ward aldermanic office (4544 North Broadway), the front windows of which got covered in graffiti sometime overnight. Apparently the vandal doesn't like gangs, drugs, "Capelman," "Emanual" or proper spelling. Show More Summary

On A Mission: The Tireless Passion Of Artist Donald Jackson

Donald Jackson's life is absolutely filled with creativity fueled by his passion for psychology. [ more › ]

Demonstrators Demanding Police Accountability Arrested Outside Mayor's Office

Three people were arrested outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office at City Hall yesterday, after demonstrators held a "die-in" to demand reforms to the Chicago Police Department. [ more › ]

Nightclub owner given 1 1/2 years in prison in corruption scheme

To his family and friends, longtime Chicago nightclub owner Stanley Wozniak is like the Jimmy Stewart character from "It's a Wonderful Life," a decent man who has made up for his mistakes by touching lives through charitable works and good cheer. Show More Summary

Scandal-Plagued Former Rep. Anthony Weiner Offers Thoughts on Rep. Aaron Schock

One person who might understand the position in which U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) has found himself (resigning after weeks of media scrutiny over questionable spending) is former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). Weiner also resigned...Show More Summary

How Chicago Edtech Companies Are Rising to the Head of the Class

You could put it on the blackboard! Yes, Chicago is an epicenter for educational innovation. Earlier this month, two Chicago-based education technology companies - ThinkCERCA (who we told you about last year) and Classkick - raised institutional venture capital rounds. Show More Summary

A Bottle Of Creamy, Bubbly Ramos Gin Fizz At Fish Bar

Fish Bar celebrates their anniversary with a force carbonated rendition on a Ramos Fizz for only $5. [ more › ]

Have You Voted Yet? Your Neighbors Have

So, a freak snowstorm on the first day of early voting, and say what? The numbers are UP for the first two days? More than 21,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of early voting so far - more than any other early voting opening since...Show More Summary

Public Education and the Ability to Do Math in Chicago

On a sunny Chicago morning, I'm engaged in an education debate with an economist friend in NY: Can our children thrive in our cities' public schools? We even get into their math problems: Daniela has a dollar. Her mother wants 3 apples from the store. Show More Summary

Cinespace, Location For 'Chicago Fire' Filming, Pressured To Give Up Grant After Investigation

In a Bruce Rauner money-grabbing move that we're actually ok with, Cinespace Chicago Film Studios was forced to return a $10 million grant, with interest, after a Chicago Sun-Times Investigation found extreme negligence. [ more › ]

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