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R&B Singer T.L. Williams hosts album release party, fundraiser for music nonprofit Symphony of Change

If you’ve been to any steppers set within the past few years, you’ll probably recognize the catchy bass line and trumpet solo from “Gettin Mo Money Than You.” R&B singer T.L. Williams, the man behind the song, grew up in west suburban Bellwood. He plays five instruments — trumpet, piano, guitar,...

Towkio Visits Lawrence House For Newest Video

Take a look at the Lawrence House's bar (Larry's), lobby, and pool, as they are featured in Chicago rapper Towkio's new release, Symphony.Lawrence House is located at 1020 West Lawrence.

Trash Movie Night Returns To Fat Cat On Wednesday With "Science Gone Wrong" Double Feature

Trash Movie Nite is back at Fat Cat, and it's meddling with science!Wednesday, January 10th starting at 8pmTHE AMAZING BULK at 8pm. It's been called a new classic on the midnight movie scene. "The Room of Superhero movies"PlusBRAIN DAMAGE (1988) at 10pmWe'll have a fully re-stocked DVD spindle of movies for the taking with your donations. Show More Summary

Still Waiting For Decision On Lincoln Towing...

The "Lincoln Park Pirates" lot at 4882 North Clark The Tribune ran an editorial over the weekend wondering why the ICC has been taking so long to make a decision about Lincoln Towing's future.It pointed out that it's been "almost two...Show More Summary

Chicago cosplayers dish on their favorite frightful holiday: Halloween

For some, Halloween is just another excuse to spend the weekend at parties and bar crawls—while wearing whatever spooky or sexy “insert occupation here” costume strikes your fancy. But for those who already dress up year-round, Halloween has a slightly different significance. We spoke to four local...

How to celebrate Treat Yo Self Day in Chicago

Once a year there comes a holiday dedicated to the fine art of treating oneself. Today, folks—is Treat Yo Self Day. The day is inspired by the hilarious duo of Donna and Tom from NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” who unabashedly claimed one day a year to treat themselves to clothes, massages, fragrances,...

CTA Video Of Wilson Station, Past and Present

CTA posted CTAConnections' YouTube video about today's partial opening of the Wilson Red Line station, and says: "This morning, we opened the new main entrance to the Wilson station in Uptown! The $203M project is completely rebuilding...Show More Summary

'Rick and Morty' comes to life at Headquarters Beercade

Celebrate a hundred years “Rick and Morty” at Headquarters Beercade, where the show’s Blips and Chitz arcade will come to life on Sunday, July 23. The arcade bar will host an afternoon of gettin’ schwifty alongside 3 Floyd’s Brewing from 12-3 p.m. For $37 per person, guests can have their fill...

Progress! Wilson Red Line Construction From July Through September

Here's a five-minute look at the progress on the Wilson Red/Purple Line station over the past six months. So much has happened since the groundbreaking in late 2014, with one more year of construction to go.It'll be a busy 2017. We are...Show More Summary

Demolition Equipment Moves In On Maryville

The scene outside the former Maryville site today A reader sends us this photo showing demolition equipment in place on the far western side of the Maryville site. Do we see a wrecking ball? Cue Miley!

Reject the Trump-Rauner agenda on Tuesday

As a high school English teacher, I've taught my students to read carefully, think critically, and write persuasively. They learn that arguments must be based on good evidence, convincingly explained.   Governor Bruce Rauner seems to...Show More Summary

Rauner Denies Connection to Anti-Madigan Documentary

Opinion I have not yet viewed the Illinois Policy Institute's upcoming documentary, "Madigan: Power. Privilege. Politics.," but I'm prepared to make a prediction: Its release next month will have a hard time matching the buzz stirred...Show More Summary

America: We Are Never, Ever, Ever, Ever Getting Back Together

I'm embarrassed. I'm sick. I'm an ashamed American with a black son. I have an almost indescribable feeling in my stomach. I want to force myself to puke, in a vain attempt to rid the stomach of these aching feelings of tightness, outrage...Show More Summary

City Council Passes Towing Bill of Rights

The "Lincoln Park Pirates" lot at 4882 North Clark Yesterday a lot of legislation was passed during the City Council's meeting, including the Towing Bill of Rights, co-sponsored by Ald. Ameya Pawar and "inspired" by Uptown's LincolnShow More Summary

Plenty of Action, Scant Progress at State Capitol

Inside and outside the Illinois Statehouse this week there was a constant buzz of activity, though it's hard to tell whether all the action was evidence of progress or an exciting distraction from inertia. The week saw Gov. Bruce Rauner and the four leaders of the General Assembly meet on the state budget for only the second time this year. Show More Summary

It's Time For You To Sound Off On Illinois Tax Changes

In separate press conferences in Springfield Monday, Gov. Bruce Rauner spoke of his opposition to a progressive tax in Illinois while Democratic Reps. Lou Lang and Christian Mitchell voiced their support. The House is expected to vote...Show More Summary

'Dreamgirls' at Porchlight Music Theatre

I almost skipped Dreamgirls at Porchlight. I've seen and enjoyed the movie, I saw a very decent (if emotionally neutered) touring production 6 years ago, I've watched Jennifer Holliday's landmark performance of the titular first actShow More Summary

Gov. Rauner's demolition politics are hurting Illinois

Governor Bruce Rauner's refusal to compromise and agree to a state budget is tearing at the fabric of our state's human service and higher education infrastructure. Families, children, students and seniors are suffering. They're collateral...Show More Summary

Lakeview microdeli Snaggletooth is easy to get hooked on

Until late February the term "snaggletooth" didn't conjure many lovely associations. It's the name, for example, of Motorhead's ferocious canine mascot (and its eponymous song).…

Free Film Screening/Star Gazing For Earth Day

Green Community Connections says:"We invite you to continue the One Earth Film Festival fun and celebrate Earth Day with us by watching the award-winning film, Growing Cities on Friday, April 22, at Chicago's official Earth Day celebration in two locations. Show More Summary

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