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Friday Afternoon Diversion: Back To School

Get schooled quick with this video of a fish tornado! [ more › ]

Three To See: This Week's Theater Recommendations

Life circumstances—and the decisions, good or bad, that are made as a result—are on full display in this week's stage picks. [ more › ]

Wilson Accuses Emanuel Of Dirty Tricks With Campaign Mailings

Maybe there’s some substance to Willie Wilson’s mayoral campaign after all. [ more › ]

Midday News Links: Former Cub Lilly In Legal Trouble

Authorities allege Lilly wrecked his $200,000 SUV while it was uninsured, then bought insurance on it and filed a claim. [ more › ]

League of Women Voters To Sponsor 46th Ward Candidate Debate

From an email:"Dear 46th Ward Residents:The League of Women Voters of Chicago is sponsoring a candidate forum for the 46th Ward aldermen candidates. The Forum will be held on Sunday, February 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm. The location is The People's Church at 941 W. Lawrence.Please notify your members of this event.Thank you,The League of Women Voters of Chicago"

A Low Proof Cocktail For Every Situation At Soho House

Get your low proof (or high proof) fix with chicken, pizza or at the hotel's bar. [ more › ]

Windy City Happening: Jennifer Hudson and Turn It Up for Change (PHOTOS)

W Hotels Worldwide has joined forces with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, in the fight for nationwide LGBT equality by launching a fundraising and awareness initiative, Turn It Up For Change. Show More Summary

Around Town: Think Pink

  We enjoy a pop of pink color today in Around Town. [ more › ]

Rockin' My Turntable In 2014: Tankboy

Now that he's had proper time to digest all the music that 2014 had to offer, Tankboy finally shares his favorite albums of the last year. [ more › ]

One Course, Two Somms: 1st Annual Acanto Wine Gladiator Challenge

Sommeliers compete for bragging rights, victory and glory. [ more › ]

Reeder: Quinn's inauguration absence a disappointment

Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was not present at Gov. Bruce Rauner's inauguration ceremony Jan. 12. To Scott Reeder of the Illinois News Network, this was the ultimate act of sour grapes.. Reeder writes: With the exception of the day...Show More Summary

Last Minute Plans: Demetri Martin At The Athenaeum Saturday

Demetri Martin made a last second announcement via Twitter he'd be at the Athenaeum Theatre Saturday night. [ more › ]

Linework: Neighbors

By Rachal Duggan. Edited by Ivan Brunetti and Aaron Renier. (Click on image to enlarge.)

Morning Box Score: Rose, Bulls Bounce Back Against Spurs

Derrick Rose let his playing do the talking Thursday night. [ more › ]

Derrick Rose close to his best in Bulls' 104-81 victory over Spurs

The Bulls can practice or not practice. They can hold team meetings or tea parties. They can spew profanity after embarrassing losses or sing praises after victories. Really, their championship chances come down to this: Derrick Rose...Show More Summary

Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

Dining events, drink deals and more things to do this weekend in Chicago.  EAT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pop-Up & PartyDimo's Pizza1615 N. Damen Ave. 773-525-4580Shop vintage wares from Kokorokoko, Brainstorm Comics and Bric-a-Brac...Show More Summary

Don't Leave Canine Fecal Surprises In The Parks, People

Families using Mary Bartelme Park are constantly coming across the winter affliction known as Canine Fecal Surprise. [ more › ]

Charlie Hebdo sells out quickly at 2 Chicago newsstands

The French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, published in the wake of a deadly attack on the weekly's headquarters, went on sale in Chicago and Evanston on Friday morning - and quickly sold. When the Chicago-Main newsstand opened at...Show More Summary

Illinois' Top 7 Party Schools

College experiences can be as varied as the campuses that provide their settings. Still, most include a broadening world view, expanding academic horizons and a growing circle of friends. Other schools might be known for their research opportunities or environmental sustainability. Show More Summary

Today's Weather: Rosy

Don't let the gray skies break your stride today since it's so damn mild outside. [ more › ]

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