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Attorney: Cop Who Killed Laquan Says He Can't Get A Fair Trial In Cook County

He argues that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s comments on the case have made it too difficult to find an unbiased jury in Chicago. [ more › ]

19 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Weekend

We hear temps could reach 50 degrees this weekend. If that's not enough to pull you from hibernation this weekend, try these events on for size. [ more › ]

Latinicity's Flagship Restaurant Is A Big Disappointment

Latinicity hasn't quite figured out how to have a sit down restaurant inside a food court. [ more › ]

The Sun Starts Setting After 5 P.M. Again Today

Soon, we’ll all be hanging out on sunny patios after work, instead of leaving the office only to be engulfed by tar-like darkness. [ more › ]

Internet Trolls Makeover Gov. Rauner's Wikipedia Bio

Bruce "Makes Blago Look Better Everyday" Rauner got a Wikipedia makeover courtesy of some Internet trolls who sound more angry than clever. [ more › ]

Daley Plaza Panhandlers Get $3K Payout From The City

Jurors awarded $1,500 each to two panhandlers after Cook County deputies wouldn't allow them to beg in Daley Plaza. [ more › ]

Photos: Stunning Illuminated Mural Debuts On The Wabash Arts Corridor

Darryll Schiff’s photographic mural is the latest addition to The Wabash Arts Corridor, a public art program where artists donate their time and work to further ripen the iconic Loop artery. [ more › ]

19 Awesome February Wine Events Coming Up Soon

February brings a huge assortment of outstanding wine events to Chicago. [ more › ]

IIT Student Beaten To Death By A Classmate, Possibly With A Tree Branch

An argument on the Illinois Institute of Technology's Bronzeville campus ended tragically. [ more › ]

Teacher Accused Of Sexually Abusing Students And Sending Nude Photos

A Noble Square charter school teacher has been accused of sexually abusing two students and student nude photos of himself to students, authorities said. [ more › ]

Chicago 2046: Visions for a new city

This issue marks Newcity’s thirtieth anniversary. Back when we published our first issue, “30” in journalism meant the end, as in the end of a story, a typographical cue sent from writer to editor. It was a  tradition dating back, it is believed, to the era of the telegraph when a similar code told the […]

Top 5 Quotes From Rauner's 2016 State of the State Speech

Here are 5 top selected quotes from Gov. Bruce Rauner's second State of the State speech: 5. "We have the ability to lead the nation in growth and opportunity. And yet, jobs and people are leaving our state. And we watch other states emerge from the Great Recession, while our employment and growth stagnates." 4. Show More Summary

Videos: Chicago Winters Have Made Us Suffer Since Time Immemorial

Our ancestors hated Chicago winters, too. We have the archival footage to prove it! [ more › ]

The Art Institute Of Chicago Names A New President

James Rondeau, 46, has worked at the Art Institute for 18 years, curating high-profile exhibits like "Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective." [ more › ]

Time to End the Illinois Hostage Stand-Off

Illinois’s former Governor Edgar had it right months ago. Edgar characterized current Governor Rauner’s refusal to negotiate a budget until he wins concessions on his ideological policy agenda as “hostage taking.” Governor Rauner’s plan...Show More Summary

Ramen Powerhouse From Tokyo Will Make Midwest Debut In Wicker Park

Get ready for "the creamiest broth," and, possibly, a line of Japanese-style cocktails exclusive to Chicago. [ more › ]

Stewart School Sale Official Today

The west campus, in front of the building In his email newsletter today, Ald. Cappleman says:"Today, CPS has officially sold Graeme Stewart School at 4525 N. Kenmore to Morningside USA. Their bid was the highest of a total of 4 bids and their plans complemented Metropolitan Planning Commission's report based on community feedback. Show More Summary

A Dollhouse View of H.H. Holmes' Infamous Murder Castle

Peek inside the labyrinthine "hotel," designed with murder in mind, where Holmes may have killed as many as 200 people. [ more › ]

Ex- House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sentencing Delayed Due To Stroke

He's overcome a rare blood infection that almost took his life, but is still recovering from a stroke, so his sentencing has been postponed. [ more › ]

The Iconic David Bowie 'READ' Poster Has Been Reissued, And It's For Sale

Judging by this list of Bowie's 100 favorite books, he was also a reader with excellent taste. [ more › ]

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