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Man Shot In The Face While Driving Semi Tractor On The Dan Ryan

This is the Chicago area's third expressway shooting this week and the 20th so far this year. [ more › ]

Fire In Lakeview Displaces 8 And Injures 1 Firefighter Early Friday

A fire in a Lakeview home injured one fire fighter and displaced eight residents early Friday morning, authorities said. [ more › ]

Journey To The Center Of The Earth No More

May 19th May 6th The deep open hole on the 800 block of Sunnyside has been fixed. The day after it was reported, the City put up barriers and a temporary cover. We went past this week and saw that a heavy, permanent cover has been installed. No more passage to the Underworld! (Well done, Chicago.)

Illinois Lawmakers Are Poised To Decriminalize Pot Possession

This time around, it seems more likely Rauner will put his stamp of approval on the measure. [ more › ]

Protein Bar's New, Even Healthier Thrive360 Is Now Open In Loop

The Thrive360 menu hits just about every healthy food buzztrend of the moment. [ more › ]

Own An Historic Home? Want To Be On TV?

click to enlarge Well, this is intriguing. We heard from a casting director for 3Ball Entertainment, a reality TV production company that's been behind Bar Rescue, The Biggest Loser, Kitten Bowl, and My Cat From Hell. They are looking...Show More Summary

Rethinking Criminal Justice

"For over forty years our criminal justice system has over-relied on punishment, policing, incarceration and detention. This has ushered in an age of mass incarceration. This era is marked by sentencing policies that lead to racially...Show More Summary

Thousands Flooded The Capitol To Protest Rauner As Budget Impasse Drags On

Illinois has been without a budget for more than 320 days. Yup. [ more › ]

Two Charged In February's Gage Park Massacre

On Feb 4., six people were found dead in a Gage Park home, including a 10-year-old. [ more › ]

'Friends Of The Lucas Museum' Rally To Show Last-Ditch Support

While Chicago is tied up in Friends of the Parks' lawsuit, Lucas Museum officials are back to talking to San Francisco leaders about building it there. [ more › ]

88-Unit Affordable Housing Complex Proposed For Logan Square

The 88-unit proposed development would go in a parking lot a stone's throw from two market rate TODs, where rents go up to $3,900 a month. [ more › ]

Sable's New Cocktail Menu Is Inspired By The CTA

They've created a fictional world of neighborhoods, with tons of fun descriptions, that occasionally interact with the real CTA. [ more › ]

1050 West Wilson Going Through Approval Process (And What A Change!)

Ald. Cappleman tweeted today, "1050 W Wilson development went through Chicago Plan Commission today and passed unanimously. Next stop: Zoning Com." This is the building that will be built in what is currently a parking lot at Wilson and Kenmore, next to the former Wilson Theater/TCF Bank (which will remain). Show More Summary

Beach Season Will Truck On In Spite Of High Lake Michigan Water Levels

Only one of the 32 public beaches in Chicago and Evanston has undergone service changes due to high lake levels. (Climate change is still coming for us all, though.) [ more › ]

Those April Showers Brought May Flowers

? 2016 Perri Smith ? 2016 Perri Smith ? 2016 Perri Smith A month away from the first day of summer, we're finally getting some spring-like weather. The rest of the week will be in the high 50s and low 60s near the lake. Reader Perri Smith sent in some photos she took around Uptown of the cheery daffodils. Show More Summary

Airbnb Saw A Big Jump In Listings Near Riot Fest's New Home Last Year

West Side Airbnb listings have doubled from 2014 to 2015, and the neighborhood near Riot Fest's new Douglas Park home saw the number of Airbnb users staying there jump over 800 percent. [ more › ]

Two Shot In 'Road Rage Incident' On Lake Shore Drive

They were among at least 20 people shot in Chicago in a 16-hour stretch spanning Wednesday and early Thursday. [ more › ]

Chicago Households Need To Make $76K A Year To Afford Their Rent, Study Finds

At least we're not in San Francisco? It takes $216K to afford rent there. [ more › ]

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