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Is Pat Quinn's reelection in trouble?

As the Ilinois governor's race marches ever closer to the November election, both candidates have nine weeks of hard campaigning ahead of them. But Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's road might have gotten just a bit harder, writes Madeleine...Show More Summary

Around Town: Curvy

  We veer off the straight and narrow path today in Around Town. [ more › ]

Who Cares If Burger King Is Pro-Gay When It's Hurting Every One of Us?

I'm really getting tired of companies, politicians, donors and other entities using their support of LGBT rights -- something much easier to do these days -- as a way to pose as progressive, often as a PR move to blunt criticism of a bad record or even nefarious actions. Show More Summary

Ald. Balcer To Retire; Daley Relative In Line To Replace Him?

The 11th Ward alderman, former Marine and Vietnam veteran told CBS 2’s Jay Levine he’s stepping down next April so that he may “pursue treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder stemming from his military service in Vietnam.” [ more › ]

World Premiere: Download Ughh, My Parents Are Here 'You Never Asked Me'

We have our first taste of music from Ughh, My Parents Are Here! [ more › ]

Can The City Be More Friendly To Small Diverse Food Businesses?

Hopefully the new e.a.t. spots will show that these non-restaurant food businesses can thrive and deserve a chance to do so. [ more › ]

Ur Lineup Sux, Bro

If you're anything like us, you've been looking over the Riot Fest 2014 lineup with a fine-toothed comb. Tucked away toward the bottom of the list is a weirdly-named band called Ur Lineup Sux, Bro. You may have dismissed the group as...Show More Summary

Rosenbaum Brings Transgressive Comedies To The Siskel Center

Whatever your taste in comedy, you should find something to please among these 14 films. [ more › ]

Two Weekend Shootings Involving Police Prompt Protest

Chicago Police have shot 34 people this year in 2014. Last year, they shot 36, most of them African-American males. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Chicago Promenade

The sun is out and it's still a bit swampish outside, but things are looking up. [ more › ]

City Announces Details Of Jackie Robinson West Parade

The Emanuel administration is set to fete the U.S. Little League Champions with a rally and parade Wednesday. [ more › ]

Free Will Astrology: Week of August 28, 2014

By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the coming weeks it will be important for you to bestow blessings and disseminate gifts and dole out helpful feedback. Maybe you already do a pretty good job at all that, but I urge you to go even further. Through acts of will and surges of compassion, you […]

Out on a high note

The Emmys gave "Breaking Bad" another wrap party Monday, honoring the drama with a slew of awards for its final season that ended last year.Besides the AMC show picking up best drama, Bryan Cranston took his fourth lead actor Emmy for playing Walter White, Aaron Paul got his third supporting actor award and Anna Gunn picked up her second. Show More Summary

Summer CTA construction rolls on into fall

Although Labor Day marks the unofficial start of fall, summer construction season will be in full force for weeks to come at the CTA. For bus riders, fall schedules go into effect Sunday on 74 routes; depending on your bus, arrival times, frequency or span of service could be affected. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Tensions Between Slutwalk Marchers, Police

Tensions were high, to say the least, between Chicago police and marchers in last Saturday's Slutwalk Chicago parade. [ more › ]

Music Video Of The Day: Arcade Fire 'You Already Know'

Catch Arcade Fire with Devo and Dan Deacon tomorrow and Wednesday night at United Center. [ more › ]

Going fishing at Brown Bag Seafood Company

For all the proliferation of ostensible fish shacks in recent times (across the spectrum, from G.T. Fish and Oyster to Fish Bar to Parson's) there really hasn't been anything to address the very practical concerns of day-to-day eaters; that is, some place inexpensive, convenient, and healthful (rather than indulgent). Show More Summary

Lyric Opera Set To Host Costume Sale

On Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. the Lyric Opera of Chicago will open their doors for a massive costume sale, selling more than 3,000 costume pieces. [ more › ]

Illinois Ranks Low on Quality of Life for Disabled People

For the eighth year in a row now, Illinois has been at the bottom of an annual study that rates how well each state in the U.S.'s Medicaid programs serve its citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). United Cerebral...Show More Summary

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