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Chicago's New Riverfront Apple Store (Or, Uh, 'Town Square') Opens Next Month

If our third spaces must be retail shops, at least this one should look nice! [ more › ]

Wilson/Magnolia Restaurant Space For Lease

We've heard a lot of rumors about the future of the former Starbuck's at Wilson and Magnolia. It apparently will not be a Baker & Nosh outlet (life without their croissants is a sad thing). For now, it is for lease. If you peek inside, you can see many improvements and alterations have been made. Know anyone interested? Have them contact Brad Bendersky at 312-375-3355,

Reimagined Tribune Towers Set To Pop Up At Chicago Architecture Biennial

We love the neo-Gothic icon, but it's always fun to imagine what else could have been. [ more › ]

Lawsuit Challenging Bond System Gets Its First Day In Court

"Bail can't be unaffordable. In plain English, it's the same as if no bail had been set at all." [ more › ]

Garrett Popcorn offering 68-cent bags during September to celebrate its birthday

Garrett Popcorn is celebrating its 68th birthday this month, and the Chicago company will once again share the celebration with the city. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Wednesday throughout September—that means tomorrow, Sept. 20 and Sept. 27—certain Garrett locations in Chicago will be selling 68-cent...

Man Accused Of Launching Racist Rant At Loop Starbucks Charged With Hate Crimes

The man shouted "Shut up slave!" and "Your children are disposable vermin" before punching a black man outside the coffee shop. [ more › ]

Police Investigating Viral Facebook Video After Chicago Teen Kenneka Jenkins Found Dead In Hotel Freezer

The clip sparked a torrent of social-media indignation, and questions continue to swirl around the case. [ more › ]

Black Ensemble Theater and Steppenwolf unite to combat racism with free event

This year has seen more than its fair share of hatred and discrimination and the Chicago theater community is putting its best foot forward to combat it. On Monday, Sept. 25, Black Ensemble Theater and the Steppenwolf Theater Company will come together for a night of programming to “fight the isms.”...

Voucher Champs Take Note: Illinois’ $75M Tax Credit Offset Funding Does Not Exist

On August 31, 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a bill that includes a $75-million provision for “tax

Lil Wayne Hospitalized In Chicago After Suffering Seizure: Report

The Grammy-winning rapper canceled a Sunday gig in Las Vegas following the medical incident.

Who Is The Real Shande Far Di Goyim?

I wish the late Abbie Hoffman was around to answer that question; after all, it was the same Yiddish epithet he hurled at

15 Ethereal, Intimate Portraits Of Breastfeeding Mothers

“All of these moms have different breastfeeding stories: Some breastfed for a week, some for six years.”

Al Gore’s Stupendous Wealth Complicates His Climate Message. That Can Change.

Right-wing critics say the former vice president's wealth is hypocritical. By making his fortune a talking point, he could beef up his climate gospel.

Jeff Sessions Clearly Doesn't Care About Crime In U.S. Cities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted Chicago and its local leaders Wednesday, tying “local policies on undocumented immigrants

Chicago Sues DOJ Over Threat To Withhold Grants From Sanctuary Cities

Chicago says it will file a lawsuit against the Department of Justice for threatening to block federal funding unless it ends it’s sanctuary city policy.

Chicago Sues Trump Administration Over Sanctuary City Plan

The lawsuit is the first to challenge the Justice Department over the Byrne program.

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