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Morning Box Score: Cubs, White Sox On Separate Trajectories

Travis Wood won his first game since mid-June for the Cubs while Jake Petricka allowed another game-winning homer in relief for the South Siders. [ more › ]

Blagojevich Pens Another Prison Love Letter To Wife

With few things to do in prison but mark time, Rod Blagojevich marked the 24th anniversary of his marriage with another love letter to wife Patti. [ more › ]

Circle Interchange To Be Dedicated To Jane Byrne

The movement to honor former Mayor Jane Byrne continues. [ more › ]

Air passengers, look before you recline

I've contemplated buying the Knee Defender before. There, I've said it.  "What the hell is a 'Knee Defender?'" you ask? Well, you clearly haven't heard about the kerfuffle between two passengers on Sunday's United Airlines flight from Newark, N.J., to Denver that led to the plane's premature landing in Chicago. Show More Summary

Dime Stories: Welcome to Dystopia!

By Tony Fitzpatrick It isn’t hard to figure out where all of the dystopian entertainment is coming from lately. “The Leftovers”—based on Tom Perrotta’s novel of the same name and about a Rapture-like occurrence  that disappears about two percent of the population and leaves a befuddled, confused populace in its wake—is probably the smartest of […]

Today's Weather: Just Be

Consider today's weather the eye of a weeklong storm. [ more › ]

Guzzardi Undecided over Mayoral Endorsement

State Rep-elect Will Guzzardi, who has quickly emerged as a progressive rock star for clobbering State Rep. Toni Berrios in the March Democratic primary on Chicago's near west side, caused eyebrows to twitch a few weeks ago over what...Show More Summary

6 Ways Men and Women Are (Mostly) Different

We both want it all. Beyond that, research finds we have less in common. I've spent most of my career as a psychologist examining the differences, as well as the similarities, between how men and women approach life, and the experiences that make up that life: How they work, how they parent, how they love. Show More Summary

Nominating Petitions May Now Be Signed By Registered Voters For February Election

It's the official beginning of the silly season, a/k/a Chicago Municipal Elections.As of Tuesday, August 26th, candidates interested in running in the municipal election next February are now able to begin circulating nominating petitions. Show More Summary

The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper Hosting Paper Machete This Saturday

If you haven't checked out Paper Machete, the comedy/music/news "Live Magazine" that takes place every Saturday at the Green Mill (always free!), what are you waiting for? This weekend will feature The Daily Show's correspondent, Jordan Klepper, as the host. Show More Summary

'The Oregon Trail' inspires a play at The Annoyance Theatre

If ever you've recalled vague memories of fording your covered wagon across a river, hunting for bison in the middle of brutal winter or watching your youngest drop dead at the hands of an indigenous American, chances are you were once a pioneer-at least in the virtual sense-making the lonely trek with your family from Independence, Mo. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Jackie Robinson West Fever Spreads

Fans of the Jackie Robinson West Little League Team Are gobbling up the team's shirts as soon as they can be stocked at local sporting goods stores. [ more › ]

Music Video Of The Day: Kate Bush 'Running Up That Hill'

As much as we love Chicago, we wish we were in London right now, where Kate Bush took the the stage earlier for her first concert in 35 years. [ more › ]

PAWS Chicago Has A Live Kitten Cam Through The End Of August

This is not a drill, people. PAWS Chicago is streaming a live kitten cam through the end of August during their Summer Kitten Adoption Challenge. [ more › ]

Gogo Show to Stage Late-Night Variety at Greenhouse Theater Center

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The Gogo Show is coming out from underground with the start of their new season on Saturday, September 13, at the Greenhouse Theater Center. The Gogo Show is a late-night variety show with standup, improv, sketch, storytelling and solo...

Tuesday Afternoon Diversion: Chicago From Above

Here's another gem of a short film by Colin Hinkle, showing Chicago from the sky. [ more › ]

Daily Show's Jordan Klepper Headlines This Saturday's Paper Machete

The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper The Daily Show’s Jordan Klepper headlines the final installment of the Paper Machete’s FRESH MEAT series, a month-long project featuring exclusively comics and writers making their Machete debuts. CHANDLER...Show More Summary

Looking At The Good South Side Beyond A Little League Baseball Team

Daniel Kay Hertz makes a convincing case for why the South side is Chicago’s best side. [ more › ]

Midday News Links: Cubs Call Up Another Prospect

The Cubs are set to call up another highly touted farm system prospect when Jorge Soler joins the team for the remainder of the regular season. [ more › ]

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