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Wilson Closed Next Week For (Wait For It) ... Platform Work

We're getting a platform! It's not going to look like the rendering for a couple years yet, but the CTA is starting the process of installing a new platform for the rehabbed Red/Purple Line Wilson station next week.Monday, November 23rd...Show More Summary

Extra-Alarm Fire Destroys Several Bronzeville Businesses

An extra-alarm fire destroyed several businesses in Bronzeville Tuesday night including a pharmacy, a dollar store and a tax preparation firm. [ more › ]

All The Details On Half Acre Brewing's Huge Expansion

The new brewery has 60,000 square-feet (interior), about 100,000 in total, and they plan on eventually adding a taproom at Balmoral. [ more › ]

Stroger Exec Will Serve 100 Days For Killing Cyclist While Driving Drunk

The cyclist's mother said, "He gets a new beginning, a new life, and a new chance to be with his family, so I hope he takes advantage of that opportunity. I don’t get that with my son." [ more › ]

Rauner Responds to Republican Scrutiny Over Child Care Cuts

By Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek Gov. Bruce Rauner finally might be heeding messages from more experienced Republican legislators. And those lawmakers are listening to their constituents. In all the fuss and bluster of the House session last week, during which Democratic state Rep. Show More Summary

Which Entities in Illinois Have Received the Most in State, Local Subsidies?

Since 1985, nearly 5,000 state and local subsidies totaling more than $4.6 billion have been awarded to businesses, organizations and institutions in Illinois. That's according to Good Jobs First, a national policy resource center that promotes corporate and government accountability in economic development. Show More Summary

New Apple Store Inspired By Frank Lloyd Wright Planned For Michigan Ave

The new Apple store coming to North Michigan Avenue will be like a "high-tech version of Frank Lloyd Wright's quintessentially Midwestern Prairie Style homes." [ more › ]

Chase Park Sponsors Kids' Turkey Trot On Saturday

"Don't miss your chance to bring home Thanksgiving dinner from the annual Chase Park Turkey Trot! Participants will race around the Chase Park track to win a turkey (first prize) or a pie (second prize). This free event is open to children of all ages, and prizes will be given for first and second place finishers in each age group (13-18, 8-12, 7 and under)."

Chicago Chefs Throw Fundraiser For Paris Attack Victims

Chefs from Found, Travelle, Bohemian House, Pastoral, Longman & Eagle and more are going to be on hand serving up small plates. [ more › ]

Victory Gardens' Never the Sinner Replays the Thrilling "Crime of the Century" and Aftermath

Balaban, Brodess and Kupferer. Photo by Michael Courier. If you grew up in Chicago, the story of the senseless murder of young Bobby Franks by Leopold and Loeb was a nightmare for parents. The story still resonated, no matter how...

Unarmed Black Man Shot By Minneapolis Cop May Have Been Handcuffed: Authorities

An unarmed, black man was fatally shot during a dispute with a police officer in north Minneapolis early Sunday morning, and it is unclear to authorities whether he had already been handcuffed when police shot him. [ more › ]

Jewel-Osco Collecting For Local Residents' Thanksgiving Meals

If you'd like to help people here in the Uptown area to be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal, you can do so by making a donation at the Jewel at Broadway and Montrose. There are signs like this at the checkouts: Thanksgiving is coming and that means it is time for turkey dinners. Show More Summary

A Battered Beauty Meets The Wrecking Ball on Irving Park Road

This evening (click to enlarge) Summer 2014 (Google Streetview) (click to enlarge) Well, that didn't take long. Last week a permit was issued for the demolition of the one-story building at 927-929 W Irving Park Road, which dated back to 1919, but was aging poorly. Show More Summary

'Chicagoan Of The Year' Chance The Rapper Will Be On SNL Next Month

It's a good day to be West Chatham native Chance the Rapper. [ more › ]

New Nando's Chicken Chain Opens In The Loop Saturday

A new outpost of the South African chicken chain Nando's Peri Peri is opening this Saturday in the Loop. [ more › ]

Listerine and Pets: Not Veterinarian Recommended

On November 11, 2015, while browsing the Chicago Tribune, a headline "Listerine Restored Luster to Dog's Once-Thinning Coat" caught my attention. Unaware of the magical power of Listerine, with curiosity, I read the article. Although this article was written in a Q&A format, the implied questioner asked no question. Show More Summary

BYOB With Spoil Me

Party at Adel's! On Friday, November 20th, bring a bottle (your choice) and a blowdryer and head over to Spoil Me Salon for an evening of styling tips and fun.Remember that Spoil Me is right in the middle of the construction zone for the Wilson L, and could really use as many customers as possible at this time. We can't think of a better opportunity than Friday.

El Niño Could Be More Powerful Than Ever, And That's Good News For Chicago

This El Niño phenomenon could be one of the most powerful on record, if not the most powerful. [ more › ]

Obama Tells Bill Simmons Why He Seems So Much Cooler And Fearless In 2015

"Tough stretches" in his presidency have made him fearless: "Not only do you not look like you have any fear, but you actually don’t have any fear. And I don’t at this point." [ more › ]

Model Railroad Club To Hold Open House On Sunday

"A Metroliner is preparing to take off at Georgetown." (From the club's website.) While we're watching the big railroad construction project at Wilson and Broadway, you're invited to take a look at another railroad world, this one in miniature, this Sunday, November 22. Show More Summary

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