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Forgotten Species Builds Beautiful Walls Of Sound

What happens when one bar brings four people together? A band! [ more › ]

Pencil This In: The DIY Trunk Show

Get your holiday shopping done tomorrow at the DIY Trunk Show. [ more › ]

Around Town: In A Row

  We line them up today in Around Town. [ more › ]

All aboard the CTA Holiday Train

Happy Haul-idays! The CTA on Friday released the schedule for its annual Holiday Train, a six-car CTA train adorned with holiday lights and decorations that stops at rail stations as part of a two-decade tradition. The train will make its debut Nov. Show More Summary

Illinois business leaders say they support Obama's immigration actions

(Editor's note: Following is a statement issued by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition on President Obama's immigration executive order. For more information about the coalition and its members, visit its website. Chicago, Illinois - The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) released the following statement today. Show More Summary

Illinois' state government must monitor its own size

Government is self-limiting--only government can make itself smaller. Illinois is the state with the highest number of taxing bodies, so Nancy Mathieson of Truth in Accounting believes that Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner should take it upon...Show More Summary

Documentary Shines A Light On Chicago's Homeless Youth

'The Homestretch' addresses homelessness among the young in the city of Chicago, focusing on those whose situation may not be evident. [ more › ]

The Last Dinner For Relish As The City Cracks Down On Supper Clubs

Thanks to a citation from the city of Chicago, Julia Pham, a 20-something, self-taught chef who got her start in her aunt’s kitchen at Ba Le, will have to end her DIY dinners at their current location. [ more › ]

Peace in Ferguson, MO

The good people of Ferguson, MO deserve peace and respect from the community at large. As we await the decision to either indict Police Officer Darren Wilson or to let him walk away sky free, the people should remain in a peaceful state of mind. Show More Summary

Morning Box Score: Hawks Win, Bulls Lose First On Road

Both the Bulls and Blackhawks are out west while the circus is in town and the two teams had different outcomes in games Thursday night. [ more › ]

How Much Is Public Space Worth?

Contributions to Rahm Emanuel's campaign fund from George Lucas' wife stand out like a diamond in the ongoing debate over the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Strange Ways

Things get better, weather-wise starting today. [ more › ]


Singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson is no stranger to late-night television. He's been on Conan three times and has also made appearances on Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Kimmel. But there's one Jimmy who hasn't yet invited Hutchinson to grace his sound stage, and that's Mr. Show More Summary

Run the Jewels are brothers in 'edu-tainment'

Sequels can be tricky business. But on their second album as Run the Jewels (simply titled "Run the Jewels 2"), Brooklyn rapper/producer El-P and Atlanta MC Killer Mike up the ante on their comparatively fun-loving debut, crafting highly...Show More Summary

Obama on immigration system: It's 'broken'

President Barack Obama on Thursday announced steps to address the "broken" U.S. immigration system, but urged Republican lawmakers to pass broader reforms to deal with millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. "Today, ourShow More Summary

Extra Extra: Pink Slips Fly At Tribune Media

Tribune Media Co. is pulling the plug on 87.7 FM sports radio talker The Game at the end of the year and saying goodbye to Jonathan Brandmeier and Garry Meier effective immediately. [ more › ]

Lovie vs. Trestman

Bears fans would have liked nothing better than to see high stakes for Sunday's matchup with Lovie Smith and Tampa Bay. Instead, both teams are out of the playoff hunt realistically if not mathematically. Well, there are always bragging...Show More Summary

Minimum wage bump?

The minimum wage sits in legislative limbo this week as state lawmakers convene during the last months of Pat Quinn's governorship. "My crystal ball is cloudy," said state Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie when asked about the prospects of a wage increase. Supporters of a wage hike, including. Show More Summary

Music Video Of The Day: Guantanamo Baywatch 'Love This Time'

Guantanamo Baywatch play a free show with Chicago's own The Lemons tomorrow night at Emporium Wicker Park. [ more › ]

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