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IL Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Legalize Marijuana Sales To Adults

"Prohibition is a financial hole in the ground, and we should stop throwing taxpayer dollars into it," said Illinois Sen. Heather Steans. [ more › ]

Here's The Lowdown On Plans To Build An American Sports Museum In Chicago

Chicago is hungry for another museum, say former Shedd and Adler executives. Agree? [ more › ]

Tour The Uptown Theater Fundraiser

Would you like to see Uptown Theater beyond an occasional peek inside when the lobby doors are open? Or in the occasional movie or video?You can, for a political donation. There will be a tour of the largest freestanding theater in the country on May 17th. Show More Summary

"We Are Hopeful That The State Will Fulfill Its Funding Commitment"

The At Issue show on WBBM 780 interviewed CDOT commissioner Rebecca Scheinfeld on March 12 about the structurally deficient viaducts at Wilson and Lawrence, among other issues.She said that both Lawrence and Wilson are scheduled to be...Show More Summary

ESPN Spotlights The Bears' Awful 2016 Season In 8-Part Documentary

The stars of "We The Fans" will not be the players but the loyal season-ticket holders of Soldier Field's Section 250. [ more › ]

6 must-see comedy shows in Chicago this week

Drunken lectures, political stand-up and musical improv are all on the docket this week. Bonus: It's not comedy, but we threw in a fun show full of comic-inspired desserts. You're welcome. Thursday, March 23 Beat Weekend Music & Comedy FestivalSecond City Training Center230 W. North Ave. 312-337-3992Music...

Music Fest Road Trip Alert: Decembertists Announce Inaugural Travelers' Fest In Montana

A manageable two-day duration, relaxed vibes and a Big Sky setting sound pretty appealing right about now. [ more › ]

Illinois Lawmakers Vote Against A Barack Obama State Holiday

The big sticking point seemed to be whether state workers would get the day off. [ more › ]

Willis Tower Renovations Could Include Chance To Rappel Down Tower

The owners of the iconic Willis Tower are working up plans for a $20 million expansion to the Tower's vertiginous Skydeck, and some of the more out-there possibilities include a place to rappel from one floor to another, or walk outside along a 102-story balcony. [ more › ]

Get moving with these 5 unique fitness classes in Chicago this weekend: March 23-27

Spring has sprung, but the weather isn’t consistent enough to count on running outdoors every day yet. These workout classes will keep you warm—as in, sweat will be dripping down your face—while we wait for the weather to play ball. THURSDAY, MARCH 23 NextLEVEL at Lateral Fitness314 W. Superior...

Photos: 8 Arrested At Downtown Protest Against Trump's Proposed HUD Cuts

According to activists, the cuts mirror a conservative think tank's plan that calls for the ending of HUD in 10 years. [ more › ]

Man Pretending To Be A Chicago Uber Driver Sexually Assaulted 2 Women: Police

In each case, the women were picked up outside different bars or nightclubs in Chicago after they ordered Ubers. [ more › ]

Lollapalooza 2017: Chance the Rapper, Lorde, Arcade Fire top 170-band lineup

Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire and Lorde are among the headliners announced Wednesday for Lollapalooza this summer in Chicago. Muse, the XX, Blink-182, DJ Snake and Justice also are stacked at the top of the festival, which returns to Grant Park on Aug. 3-6. One-day tickets ($120) go on sale at...

Chicago (And Its Improv Scene) Are Perfectly Imperfect In Second City Vet's Streaming Show 'Shrink'

Second City alum Tim Baltz chats about his new Chicago-set TV show, the city's reservoir of talent and out-of-their-depth people-pleasers. [ more › ]

Murasaki Sake Lounge is a fountain of Japanese whiskey

A few weeks ago I pointed out that the tightly focused booze list at  Kitsune doesn't quite stand up to the wildly imaginative food at Iliana Regan's izakaya. If you have ambitions of washing down your okonomiyaki with any Japanese whiskeys, you only have a choice of two: Nikka's popular coffee grain and Taketsuru expressions.…

The 'Mean Girls' musical will open in DC because life isn't fair

You know what would be, like, so "fetch?" If a musical inspired by teen cult hit "Mean Girls," that takes place on Chicagoland's North Shore, would be debuting in Chicago. But, alas, it's set to make its first curtain call in Washington, D.C. The 2004 movie follows Cady Heron as she navigates life...

Tour de Fat Scraps Parade, Moves To Northerly Island; The Roots To Headline

The beloved bike-and-beer festival just announced some major changes in Chicago. [ more › ]

Lollapalooza Lineup, Single Day Tickets Out Tomorrow

If you missed today's ticket sale, you'll have another chance tomorrow! [ more › ]

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