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Studio Gang, VOA Design Tapped For Lucas Museum Buildout

Details on the building of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art are taking shape and will enlist the expertise of a couple local architectural firms. [ more › ]

A Damn Fine Cup Of Coffee (With Your Art) At Hoosier Mama Tomorrow Night

Hoosier Mama's pie might not kill ya, but we're sure the coffee will be damn fine while you enjoy some Twin Peaks inspired artwork tomorrow evening. [ more › ]

Ald. Rey Colon Arrested For DUI

This news slipped under the proverbial radar over the weekend. [ more › ]

Filming: A Car Chase Under The El Tracks

If you live near the el tracks along Kenmore between Buena and Irving, expect some excitement this weekend. Sense8, the Netflix series guided by the Wachowski siblings (who were responsible for The Matrix, among other things) will be back in Uptown filming.This time, it appears there will be car chase and car crash filmed under the tracks. Show More Summary

RIP, Anita Moore-Hubbard

I made these comments during a memorial service for Anita Moore-Hubbard, who died on July 12. Good evening. My name is Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, and I had the privilege to know Ms. Anita through Sonja for close to a decade. I'm honoredShow More Summary

Illinois turbulent love affair with government entities

Illinoisans have a reluctant love affair - or perhaps an unhappy arranged marriage -- with government. With more than 8,400 government taxing bodies, Illinois tops the nation. The city of Chicago on its own has almost 2,000 units of government. Show More Summary

Brooks Open Mic Award Roll On After 21 Years

If you only attend one poetry reading a year, it might as well be the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award. [ more › ]

Midday News Links: 2 Charged In Shooting Death Of 3-Year Old

Two men have been charged in the shooting death of a 3-year-old in Brighton Park. [ more › ]

The small side of Lolla

We could go on and on about why Lolla 2014 (Aug. 1-3 at Grant Park) will be awesome thanks to performances by well-known, acclaimed acts Outkast, Arctic Monkeys, Chance the Rapper and so forth. That's true; it will be awesome.Yet it's...Show More Summary

What some recent restaurant closings mean for the scene

I remember talking with some other food writers, a year and a half ago or so, about one of the pressing questions of the day: where were the flops? Things were opening fast and furiously, often in the form of very large and well-funded...Show More Summary

Vice District Brewing And The South Loop Craft Beer Revolution

Is the South Loop Chicago’s latest beer destination? [ more › ]

Second Annual Sunnyside Mall Art Fair This Saturday

Join the artists and musicians of Uptown this Saturday, August 2nd, on the Sunnyside Mall for the second annual Arts Fair. it all takes place between 9am and 3pm. Listen to live bluegrass, jazz and soul, courtesy of the CH3 Trio, Joyce Renee & the JK Connection. Show More Summary

Pencil This In: 'This Is Spinal Tap' At Millennium Park

The original 'mockumentary' gets turned up to 11 at Pritzker Pavilion Tuesday evening. [ more › ]

Around Town: Creature Comfort

  We've got some friendly creatures relaxing and sitting pretty today in Around Town. [ more › ]

Fighting to curb Chicago violence

As summer rolls on in Chicago, there have been a lot of suggestions on what to do to curb the violence that has become a daily part of our lives. Commentators like CNN's Roland Martin have even advocated for the National Guard to be deployed to the more dangerous neighborhoods. Show More Summary

Grand Opening For Aodoke Asian Bistro On Thursday

Please join Aodake Asian Bistro on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 for its Open House/Food Sampling from 1:00pm to 3:00pm The date was chosen by a Feng Shui expert for the best possible day. Ribbon Cutting at 2:00pm with Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce. Show More Summary

Your Life in Weeks

This is a long human life in years: And here's a human life in months: But today, we're going to look at a human life in weeks: Each row of weeks makes up one year. That's how many weeks it takes to turn a newborn into a 90-year-old. It kind of feels like our lives are made up of a countless number of weeks. Show More Summary

The Promontory Now Open In Hyde Park

The latest restaurant and concert venue from the Longman & Eagle/Empty Bottle/Dusek's-Thalia Hall team is now open. [ more › ]

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