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If you've ever had the feeling that your lifestyle changes amount to tiny drops in a very large proverbial bucket, I invite you to consider taking one of these 'Top 5 actions' to fight climate change.
Colleges should devote more time to teaching economics and elementary finance to their students. Armed with some basics, these well-meaning students would be able to make a much bigger impact on our world.
Police say they smashed the organ, uprooted pews and sprayed graffiti, including gang signs. [ more › ]
Chicago avant-rock trio Moritat performs Saturday, May 25 at Cole's. [ more › ]
Twenty-six protesters were arrested at City Hall this afternoon during a rally to protest the city's plan to close dozens of Chicago Public Schools. [ more › ]
Twelve people were arrested on Saturday after people ran rampant down the Magnificent Mile, and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is trying to tamp down the panic of the predicted summer wildings. [ more › ]
One of the last vestiges of the Cabrini-Green public housing complex on Chicago’s Near North Side, the Frances Cabrini Rowhouses are not going down without a fight. The Cabrini-Green Local Advisory Council on Thursday filed a lawsuit...Show More Summary
Truth be told, slurs are common around the water cooler, reflecting a dehumanizing view of criminal defendants that comes from years of locking them up, one person of color at a time.
A massive tornado struck an area near Oklahoma City this afternoon, leaving a wake of tangled wreckage, as a dangerous storm system continued to threaten up to 10 states.At least two schools were in the path of the tornado, television...Show More Summary
Chicago Uptown Lakefront Carnival & Entertainment Festival, an ambitious new free festival, is now scheduled for Aug. 1-4. [ more › ]
The Chicago Reporter is an investigative magazine that doesn't shy away from the tough issues. Our 40th anniversary edition of the magazine shows just that: We looked at some of the changes in 40 years of the Reporter's main beats--criminal...Show More Summary
Nice work if you can get it, we suppose. [ more › ]
Thanks to the magic of chroma key, you can now put Tobias Fünke's Internet acting reel into any movie you want. Here are a few examples. [ more › ]
Patrick Kane is a gentleman. Sure, a simple Google image search might return, uh, some shots of less gentlemanly behavior. But the 'Hawks winger has been named a finalist for the 2013 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded to the player...Show More Summary
I listen to rock music, but I'm far more into classical. "Seinfeld" is one of my favorite shows, ever. I play tennis every summer, and I'm a Trekkie. The question is: Am I black enough? Should that be the question? Of course not. While...Show More Summary
A good sign: The CTA learned its lesson from past projects and updated much of the signage for the southern Red Line reconstruction project, making it easier for riders to commute on Monday, the first weekday of the five-month initiative. The...Show More Summary
Our first canning project of the season: two different recipes for pickled spring onions. [ more › ]