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Spike Lee Clashes With Emanuel Over 'Chiraq' Film Title, Requests Tax Break

Spike Lee wants a $3 million tax break for his forthcoming film 'Chiraq' and Mayor Emanuel expresses his reservations regarding the title of the film. [ more › ]

5 things to know about moving into your new Chicago apartment

Moving into your new pad can be such a headache and we don't envy you. Packing all your stuff, scheduling movers and unpacking all your belongings is quite the hassle. "Moving is one of the most stressful things you can do," said Monica Friel, president of Chaos To Order, a professional home organizing company in Chicago. Show More Summary

Hawks top Preds: So many emotions in Game 1

Patrick Kane captured the NHL playoffs in a nutshell before Wednesday's Game 1 against Nashville. "It's always an anxious, nerve-wracking time for everyone," he said. Especially considering Kane was playing for the first time since suffering a broken clavicle in late February. Show More Summary

No rent: My life as a couch-surfer

I enter an 800ch-square-foot apartment. There are hardwood floors throughout, and the living room's floor-to-ceiling picture windows allow views of the trees and the Red Line `L' tracks. The hum of the train mixes with chirping birds-to me signs of a happy neighborhood. For almost a week, this Uptown condo has been my home. Show More Summary

Today's Weather: Spring Rain

Don't forget your umbrella as you leave the house this morning, we'll have light showers sticking around this morning after a rainy night. [ more › ]

Byrd-Bennett Under Investigation

The big news of the day is the Federal investigation of CPS and Byrd-Bennett, and the news that CPS insiders are discussing an interim to replace Byrd-Bennett until the investigation is complete. Then there's financial news related to ISBE, Rauner, and Rahm. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: CPS Confirms Federal Authorities Are Conducting An Investigation

Chicago Public Schools officials confirmed earlier today that federal authorities are "investigating a matter" at the school district and want to interview multiple employees. [ more › ]

Clinton Campaign Video Features Chicago Grooms-To-Be

To thank Clinton for featuring them in her video, the couple has sent her an open invitation to their wedding. [ more › ]

It's A No-Go For Ald. Burke's Topless Dancer Ordinance

Burke had planned to bring the ordinance up for a vote Wednesday but declined after deciding it probably wouldn't get enough votes. [ more › ]

Egypt: There Is No Time Like the Present

This past October, amidst fear-based cries from all sides as to why I shouldn't, I left for Egypt for 10 days with one of my favorite travel partners. The itinerary was just what you would expect: Cairo and the Pyramids, a trip down the Nile, Luxor and its environs; a trip of one fabulous, mind-boggling ruin after another. Show More Summary

Private Drone Incident In Old Town Brings Up Privacy Issues

As private drone use has become increasingly popular, the Federal Aviation Administration has struggled with how to regulate the industry. [ more › ]

Chicago Tax Day specials

Feeling the wallet squeeze on Tax Day? Or maybe that tax refund was huge? Either way, here are some special offers from Chicago businesses to help save or splurge. Hard Rock Cafe 63 W. Ontario St. 312-943-2252 Sing a song on the cafe stage and receive a free Local Legendary burger. Show More Summary

8 acts not to miss at this year's Chicago Improv Fest

With more than 150 performances running at theaters throughout the city from April 20-26, deciding what shows to see during the 18th annual Chicago Improv Festival can seem overwhelming-especially since so many of the acts are from little-known groups. Show More Summary

Aaron Schock Staffers Subpoenaed, Donor Files Lawsuit, Special Election Dates Set

A federal judge has set special elections dates for disgraced Rep. Aaron Shock's vacant congressional seat while feds issue subpoenas to former staffers. [ more › ]

How to move out of your Chicago apartment

At Planned Property Management in Lakeview, the phone calls usually begin around mid-February and don't stop for months. "Right around Valentine's Day, it goes from dead quiet to all-out craziness," said Dan McDonough, Planned Property's marketing director. Show More Summary

Six of the Best Illinois Bars Outside of Chicago

While Chicago might have the most famous bars of any other town in Illinois, other cities around the state have their fair share of watering holes, neighborhood joints and dive spots. Here are six great Illinois bars outside of Chicago,...Show More Summary

Photos: Rescued Puppy Mill Pups On The Road To Adoption

  Operation Spring Break was a coordinated effort to rescue 81 dogs and two cats from a breeding facility near Kankakee. [ more › ]

Jessica Hopper, Living Female Rock Critic, To Read At Roosevelt Tonight

Local rock writer par excellence will read from her forthcoming collection of writing this evening. [ more › ]

Spring Exhibition Receptions and Guida Family Creative Wing Ceremony @ The Hyde Park Art Center

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If you're itching for a packed day of art, events, exhibitions and ceremonies, then the Hyde Park Art Center will tend to your creative needs this Sunday, April 19. Being the first space to exhibit the work of the Hairy...

Around Town: Study In Black And White

  We've had an influx of black and white shots in our Flickr Pool recently, so we spotlight some favorites today in Around Town. [ more › ]

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