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The sign on the door says "C'mon In!" You walk into a FORWARD CHICAGO gathering, an autumn harvest potluck. Following the flow of Helene and Richard's home, the doors in the back thrown open to the lush green trees, poised for change, to their boat dock and the gently rushing waters of the North Branch of The Chicago River. Show More Summary

McAuliffe will propose limits on ‘abusive’ car-title loans

The Virginia governor will push legislation to rein in lenders that critics call predatory.

Black CEOs share tips for venturing into tech businesses

On Wednesday night, Chicago’s black tech community gathered at 1871 with one goal in mind: to share critical pointers for succeeding in their sector. “We want to bridge that gap and help others get there.…

The Walk Isn't Perfect, but It's Thrilling

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Walk makes you feel like a man on a wire. The Walk is many things—a docudrama, a caper film, an action-adventure spectacular—but one thing it isn't is redundant. When a Hollywood filmmaker like Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future,...Show More Summary

Patient Protesters Shed Light on Medical Debt's Vicious Cycle

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Joelle Craft says she didn't know she qualified for charity care until after she filed for bankruptcy. SB Joelle Craft was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was 16. Now 37 and a mother of three, Craft has to get an MRI every...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton to rally supporters with McAuliffe in Northern Virginia

The rally coincides with McAuliffe’s efforts to flip control of the state Senate to Democrats.

Go Home Already: Yawn

End-of-day news: The downtown Barnes & Noble is closing, but there is a new newsstand at GWU. [ more › ]

Chicago Is Named The 'Most Haunted' City In Illinois

Chicago's history is full of gruesome stories from the St. Valentine's Day Massacre to H.H. Holmes' murder castle to Lincoln Park Zoo being built on top of City Cemetery. [ more › ]

The 9 Best Train Trips Within A Few Hours Of D.C.

While the romance of train travel has rather worn off these days, the convenience certainly hasn't. [ more › ]

D.C. man charged in July 4 fatal Metro stabbing ruled competent for trial

Prosecutors say they could offer Jasper Spires a plea deal in Kevin Sutherland’s slaying.

Up Yours, GOP, There's Only Room for One Kevin McCarthy

3 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Despite having been dead for five years, Kevin McCarthy is still the best Kevin McCarthy Now that THIS chump has dropped out of the race to become Speaker of the House, how about a moment of appreciation for the great character actor...Show More Summary

Apartment Sadness: Another Jerk Renting A Tent On His Deck

Not the first tent for rent we've seen, and probably won't be the last. [ more › ]

Photos: These Silver Lake Stairs Are Getting A Colorful, Geometric Paint Job

  A staircase in Silver Lake is in the process of receiving a burst of colorful geometric designs thanks to a local artist. [ more › ]

Photos: The Old Tower Records Sign On Sunset Looks New Again

The iconic Tower Records on the Sunset Strip has been shuttered for years, but the legendary record shops sign may live to see another day. [ more › ]

Chicago budget hearings follow familiar script

Chicago aldermen are preparing to take some of the toughest votes of their political careers this month when they take up Mayor Rahm Emanuel's bad news 2016 budget, but they spent much of the last two weeks asking administration aides about parochial concerns familiar from recent, less tumultuous...

St. Louis mayor turns down Emanuel's friendly wager on Cubs-Cardinals series

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay turned down the traditional friendly bet on the playoff series between the Cubs and Cardinals, according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office. Emanuel proffered the usual assortment of Chicago beers, deep-dish pizza and Eli's cheesecake, plus tickets to Chicago tours and...

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