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ABC 7's Giangreco Apologizes For 'Cut Cutler Or Cut Your Wrists' Graphic

Giangreco, who helped pioneer the snarky sportscaster role, will also apologize to viewers during this evening's broadcasts. [ more › ]

City Cracks Down On New Year's Happy Hours

Apparently most New Year's deals violate the state's Happy Hour Law. [ more › ]

Uptown Advances In Curbed Cup Competition For Best Neighborhood

Uptown scored a victory over the West Loop in the first round of voting of the Curbed Cup. We advance to the next round, which should be announced on Friday. Practice your voting skills! (Consider this a warm-up for the city elections in February.)

Midday News Links: Bobby Rush Dogged By Ethics Issues

Recent stories about Rep. Bobby Rush's professional and personal finances highlight the need for a refresher course on ethics in the House of Representatives. [ more › ]

Tony Romo May Not Be NFL MVP, But He Has Become An Elite Quarterback

Tony Romo is not going to win the NFL MVP this season, that much is clear. There are too many other great quarterbacks having monstrous seasons: Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Andrew Luck, to name a few. And his teammate in the Dallas Cowboys backfield, running back DeMarco Murray, is firmly in the conversation as well. Show More Summary

Can We Save The 'Best Albums' Lists Until The Year Is Over?

A 'best albums of 2014' list feels like it's reaching to be of historical import, so why are so many coming out before all 2014 albums have been released? [ more › ]

Pencil This In: 'A Survival Guide To The Holidays' At Uncommon Ground Devon

Pivot Arts and Story Sessions present tales of harrowing holiday experiences tonight. [ more › ]

Around Town: Holiday Train

  We ride along with the Holiday Train today in Around Town. [ more › ]

Legal corruption? It's real, and it's a problem for Illinois.

Illinois is famous for its corrupt politicians, exemplified by its long list of former governors who went on to serve jail sentences. But the state also has plenty of political corruption that's perfectly legal. Truth in Accounting's...Show More Summary

Exclusive Video Premiere: Pelican 'Deny The Absolute'

Pelican finally releases a video from their 2013 album and they've shared it with us for an exclusive premiere. [ more › ]

Are Marc Trestman's Days Numbered?

Speculation that Trestman will be fired at the end of the season grows stronger. [ more › ]

Obamacare marketplace

WASHINGTON - Nearly 2.5 million people signed up for health plans using the federal Obamacare marketplace as of Friday, administration officials said Tuesday, offering a generally upbeat account of the initial phase of this year's open enrollment period. The process was not completely smooth, however. Show More Summary

The Skull's Eric Wagner Looks To 'Trouble-d' Past To Forge Future

We spoke with The Skull's Eric Wagner about the band's new album and forging ahead with a new identity ahead of their show at Reggie's Rock Club this week. [ more › ]

Jennifer Aniston doesn't hold back

Jennifer Aniston's unleashed her thoughts on feminism and the disparities in the film industry in the latest issue of Allure. The "Friends" alum, who covers the beauty magazine's January issue in a shimmering Donna Karan New York gown...Show More Summary

Morning Box Score: Blackhawks Overcome Wild

The Blackhawks have won 10 of 11 games and 13 of their last 15. [ more › ]

Labor Unions Sue To Halt Emanuel Pension Reform From Taking Effect

The lawsuit contends the law violates the Pension Protection Clause in the Illinois Constitution. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Slicing

Make sure your windbreaking layer is tight today. [ more › ]

Storefronts Across From The Aragon Now Bank-Owned, For Sale

The storefronts at 1101-1113 W Lawrence, in the building across the street from the Aragon, are now bank-owned and are being marketed for sale, as is the parking lot behind the building. The condominiums located above the storefronts...Show More Summary

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