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Alice Boman Brings Sweet Tidings To The Empty Bottle

Alice Boman, playing this month at the Empty Bottle, sketches out lyrics of wistful longing in an unadorned fashion that's haunting. [ more › ]

Midday News Links: Single Room Occupancy Ordinance Proposed By City Council

City Council introduces an ordinance to preserve affordable housing in single room occupancy buildings that critics say would only facilitate their demise. [ more › ]

7 Ways for Interfaith Families to Find Community

Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky are about to become interfaith parents. And as interfaith parents, they are about to face an ongoing series of decisions about the religious affiliation and education of their interfaith children. This...Show More Summary

The War On Raw Cheese Continues

Could this be the last we see of Roquefort and other raw cheeses? [ more › ]

Adam Dunn waves good-bye

Twelve days ago, when Adam Dunn was traded to the A's, White Sox fans assumed they'd seen the last of him—but he's back in town this week for a final farewell. Oakland, struggling for a playoff spot, arrived Monday for a four-game series.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Cosmetology Rules Show Absurdity of Occupational Licensing

Your stylist has to get government permission to cut your hair. That's true no matter what state you live in. In West Virginia cosmetologists must go through 467 days of training and pay $185 before they can receive a state license to...Show More Summary

Pencil This In: Berghoff Oktoberfest

The pending arrival of autumn brings with it Oktoberfest season and one largest and oldest one in town is ongoing at Federal Plaza through Friday. [ more › ]

Around Town: Reflection

  On today's date, our country reflects on our past and looks towards a better future. We encourage you to reflect on the good things in your life today, to honor those who are no longer with us to do the same. [ more › ]

Real talk: Here's how Obamacare worked for me

I was invincible. Like, Mario-star invincible. And why wouldn't I be? I hadn't been sick in years. I worked out every day. I commuted on my bike like I own the city. At 27, you don't stop to think about being anything less than invincible. Show More Summary

What's Rocking Our World At Riot Fest This Weekend: Chicagoist Staff Picks

Hit a stage, any stage, at Riot Fest and you pretty much can't go wrong this weekend. But here are a few staff suggestions just in case you need some advice. [ more › ]

Video: It's Hard Out There For A Family With A $400K Income

If you're stressing out about making ends meet on a paltry salary in the mid-five figures, imagine being part of the financial bourgeoise. [ more › ]

These Worms Want Your Coffee

Worms love coffee as much as you do. And they turn it into useful compost! [ more › ]

Morning Box Score: Cubs Routed Again; Sox Rally Late

Bad pitching and hitting doomed the Cubs in TO again, while Avisail Garcia showed Sox fans what could have been if he weren't injured most of the season. [ more › ]

Squirrels and goats on the CTA: Kickstarter fully funded

Riders on the CTA's Red Line are one step closer to seeing ads that feature random pictures of goats and facts about squirrels. The Chicago Transit Project-the brainchild of Chicago comedian and freelancer Ben Larrison-received full funding on Kickstarter on Friday, and closed at 6 p.m. Show More Summary

Study Shows True Dangers Of Chicago's Pedestrian Crossings

Turns out this image is truly what it’s like crossing a street in Chicago. [ more › ]

When can I have sex in public?

Dear Anna, How far along in my relationship do I have to be before I can ask her to have sex in a public place? - Voyeur Voyage Dear VV, It depends what kind of public place you're envisioning. Is it a Gap dressing room? If so, thenShow More Summary

Today's Weather: Cool Breeze On The Rocks

We have an autumnal dress rehearsal in store today. [ more › ]

Poor Bruce Levenson—the New York Times piles on

Wednesday morning I posted a long comment on the Bleader about the indignation currently being lavished by sports pages on Bruce Levenson and the tandem of Ray Rice and Roger Goodell. Sportswriters—though not all—love to kvetch.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Finger lickin' good

Mini-review: LQ Chicken Shack1856 W. North Ave. 773-772-5500Rating: !! (out of 4) Give it some time Though it's tough to resist his sassy mustache, my idea of a good time in a bucket doesn't involve the Colonel. In the interest of serving...Show More Summary

Chase Park Offers Fall Crafting Classes For Kids & Teens

Chase Park (4701 N Ashland) is offering some after-school arts and crafts classes for kids in the community. Fun, and very affordable too.Weaving at Chase Park for $5.00 Tuesdays and Fridays, 6pm - 7pm September 16th - December 5th,Show More Summary

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