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Windy City Happening: Jennifer Hudson and Turn It Up for Change (PHOTOS)

W Hotels Worldwide has joined forces with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, in the fight for nationwide LGBT equality by launching a fundraising and awareness initiative, Turn It Up For Change. Show More Summary

Around Town: Think Pink

  We enjoy a pop of pink color today in Around Town. [ more › ]

Rockin' My Turntable In 2014: Tankboy

Now that he's had proper time to digest all the music that 2014 had to offer, Tankboy finally shares his favorite albums of the last year. [ more › ]

One Course, Two Somms: 1st Annual Acanto Wine Gladiator Challenge

Sommeliers compete for bragging rights, victory and glory. [ more › ]

Reeder: Quinn's inauguration absence a disappointment

Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was not present at Gov. Bruce Rauner's inauguration ceremony Jan. 12. To Scott Reeder of the Illinois News Network, this was the ultimate act of sour grapes.. Reeder writes: With the exception of the day...Show More Summary

Last Minute Plans: Demetri Martin At The Athenaeum Saturday

Demetri Martin made a last second announcement via Twitter he'd be at the Athenaeum Theatre Saturday night. [ more › ]

Linework: Neighbors

By Rachal Duggan. Edited by Ivan Brunetti and Aaron Renier. (Click on image to enlarge.)

Morning Box Score: Rose, Bulls Bounce Back Against Spurs

Derrick Rose let his playing do the talking Thursday night. [ more › ]

Derrick Rose close to his best in Bulls' 104-81 victory over Spurs

The Bulls can practice or not practice. They can hold team meetings or tea parties. They can spew profanity after embarrassing losses or sing praises after victories. Really, their championship chances come down to this: Derrick Rose...Show More Summary

Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

Dining events, drink deals and more things to do this weekend in Chicago.  EAT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pop-Up & PartyDimo's Pizza1615 N. Damen Ave. 773-525-4580Shop vintage wares from Kokorokoko, Brainstorm Comics and Bric-a-Brac...Show More Summary

Don't Leave Canine Fecal Surprises In The Parks, People

Families using Mary Bartelme Park are constantly coming across the winter affliction known as Canine Fecal Surprise. [ more › ]

Charlie Hebdo sells out quickly at 2 Chicago newsstands

The French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, published in the wake of a deadly attack on the weekly's headquarters, went on sale in Chicago and Evanston on Friday morning - and quickly sold. When the Chicago-Main newsstand opened at...Show More Summary

Illinois' Top 7 Party Schools

College experiences can be as varied as the campuses that provide their settings. Still, most include a broadening world view, expanding academic horizons and a growing circle of friends. Other schools might be known for their research opportunities or environmental sustainability. Show More Summary

Today's Weather: Rosy

Don't let the gray skies break your stride today since it's so damn mild outside. [ more › ]

The Boy Next Door, Cake, Song One & Match

4 days agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

The Boy Next Door (Or 'Twas Booty Killed the Beast) Calling the new Jennifer Lopez sexually charged thriller The Boy Next Door sleazy implies that the film has the balls to be sleazy, which it certainly does not. Instead we...

6 emotions Tom Thibodeau (probably) felt in beating Spurs

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has the right to be angry lately. More so than usual, that is. He actually called off practice earlier this week after his team lost for the sixth time in eight games. The Bulls' energy seems lacking, and there...Show More Summary

RTA report: Metra, Pace, CTA falling behind in funding for equipment

Chicago's three transit agencies have fallen $3 billion further behind previous years in investing in new equipment and maintaining existing trains, buses and infrastructure, a new report by the Regional Transportation Authority said...Show More Summary

Gasol vs. Gasol: Bulls' Pau earns first All-Star start, faces brother Marc

As if earning his first All-Star start isn't enough, the Bulls' Pau Gasol will jump center Feb. 15 at Madison Square Garden against the Grizzlies' Marc Gasol. They're the first brothers to be voted starters in NBA history. "It's a great...Show More Summary

Blackhawks' midseason report card

It's just past the midpoint of the season for the Blackhawks, which is a good time to examine the first three-plus months for a team with Stanley Cup aspirations yet again. Which Hawks are on coach Joel Quenneville's good side, and who...Show More Summary

Charlie Hebdo to go on sale Friday in Chicago

The highly-anticipated edition of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo will go on sale Friday morning at newsstands in Chicago and Evanston. The edition, the most recent to reach the U.S. from France, where its weekly circulation has been estimated at about 60,000, was published and went on sale in France Jan. Show More Summary

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