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Today's Weather: Just Beachy

Summer has finally made it to Chicago as we enter our ninth straight day of 80-plus degrees. [ more › ]

Southpaw, Irrational Man, Do I Sound Gay? & Unexpected

6 days agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Hello, everyone. Due to some time-consuming, film festival-related travel this week, I was unable to get to press screenings of/review the new Adam Sandler video-game action comedy Pixels or the latest film adaptation from author John (The Fault in Our...

CPS Budget Cuts & Stewart School Building's Future

From Ald. Cappleman's weekly newsletter:"This week, our local schools were provided with school budgets for the 2015-16 school year. As soon as I learned of the budget cuts, I contacted Rep. Greg Harris to see what I could do to fight this decision. Show More Summary

Solitary Confinement Is Torture, Protesters Say In Loop Rally

  Prisoners can end up doing long stretches in solitary confinement—think weeks, months, even years at a time—and studies show that after just 15 days in segregation, significant mental damage can occur. [ more › ]

Laura Jane Grace's 'True Trans' Series Nominated For Emmy

"True Trans with Laura Jane Grace," which tells the stories of the Against Me! frontwoman and other transgender individuals, was nominated for an Emmy. [ more › ]

How To Celebrate Pie And Beer Day In Chicago

An obscure Utah holiday pays homage to pie and beer—we didn't need an excuse to eat pie and drink beer, but we'll certainly celebrate it! [ more › ]

Chicago River Traffic Is Becoming A Clusterfck

There's a growing concern concern that inexperienced, inattentive or drunk watercraft operators will cause accidents on the river. [ more › ]

Fck Fest Offers Free Counterpoint To Bro-y Wicker Park Fest

Double Door offers an alternative to baking in the sun on Milwaukee Avenue all day Sunday and waiting for your favorite band. [ more › ]

Video: Creepy Clown Breaks Into Cemetery—Then Waves Slowly

Cell phone video captured an eerie scene at a Victorian cemetery on Chicago's North Side earlier this month: a clown breaking into a cemetery and then waving very, very slowly to passers-by. [ more › ]

Chicago Architecture Biennial Video Celebrates Cutting Edge Masterpieces

The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial released its first promo video to get you pumped up about the city's newest celebration. [ more › ]

Brookfield Zoo Needs Your Help Naming These Adorable Wolf Puppies

The Brookfield Zoo is asking for your help naming a litter of Mexican gray wolf pups. The Mexican gray wolf is the most endangered mammal in North America, according to conservationists. [ more › ]

Au Cheval Brings Its 3-Hour Burger Lines To Wicker Park

Small Cheval is getting ready to give Wicker Park the burger joint it deserves. [ more › ]

The Second City's Soul Brother, Where Art Thou? Outshines Panic on Cloud 9

6 days agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Usually, the Mainstage Theater is where you go for a quintessential Second City experience with the ensemble's "varsity team" of seasoned veterans. Currently, it's home to Panic on Cloud 9, a perfectly serviceable two hours of comedy. However, the...

It's Time For Chicago's Parks To Have Some Statues of Women

If Christopher Columbus—whose history is super sketch—has both a statue and a fountain in our fine city, surely we can do better than a fish-woman and a lost girl from Kansas. [ more › ]

County Commissioner Wants A 'Gun Violence Czar' To Unite Chicago

A Cook County commissioner has called for the creation of a gun violence "Czar." [ more › ]

1050 W Wilson Gains Support of Block Club For New Construction

Cedar Street/FLATS's proposed new building at 1050 W Wilson has passed the first hurdle in the long approval process. According to the Truman Square Neighbors Facebook page, the block club voted in support of upzoning the parking lot where the new building will presumably be built. Show More Summary

Wilson & Paulina Street Closure Friday

If your morning commute involves Wilson, you'll want to know this. From Ald. Pawar:"Dear Neighbor,I want to alert you of this notice just received. Crews from the Department of Water Management will be replacing pipes under N. Paulina St. Show More Summary

Overheard In Chicago: Why Pitchfork Reminds Us Of Our First Kiss

Today we're bringing you our inaugural edition of Overheard in Chicago, which features bits of overheard conversation from Pitchfork Fest, the bleachers of a Cubs game and a dark corner of Wrigleyville. [ more › ]

Family Blames Police For Toddler's Death In High-Speed Chase

Would the Chicago police have held a high-speed, 3.5 mile car chase on the North Side, family of the toddler killed during the chase are asking in a new lawsuit. [ more › ]

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