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Chicago part of U.S. citizenship push for legal immigrants

Chicago will join New York and Los Angeles in a corporate-funded push to try to get more legal immigrants to become U.S. citizens.

Frerichs and Cross make their cases for treasurer in their own words

Illinoisans are seven weeks away from voting on six statewide government offices, which means they have at least 12 candidates to get to know (plus third-party candidates in some races) and decide whether or not they will vote for them in a short period of time. Here are two of those candidates' cases to Illinois voters in their own words. Show More Summary

The Best Pizzas in D.C., Part 2

From basic cheese at Pizza Parts & Service to Matchbox's prosciutto and black mission fig. [ more › ]

Georgetown Says No 'Additional Action' Needed After Student Dies Of Apparent Meningitis

Andrea Jaime, a sophomore in the School of Nursing and Health Studies, died Tuesday at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. [ more › ]

More Flordell Hills Police Means More Municipal Revenue

Flordel Hills is one of the many tiny municipalities in St. Louis County, it originated as a residential subdivision: Before Flordell Hills was built in 1939, the area consisted of St. Ann Dairy Farms with corn fields, orchards, chicken houses, barns and buildings for cattle scattered throughout. A creek running...

Gray Calls For 'Real Gun Control' At Navy Yard Ceremony, Says D.C.'s Laws May Be 'Relaxed'

"Guns are not the answer, ladies and gentlemen. Guns would not have saved the victims of the Navy Yard." [ more › ]

Loving Obamacare, Backing Assholes Who Want to Destroy It

4 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

NYT: The Affordable Care Act allowed Robin Evans, an eBay warehouse packer earning $9 an hour, to sign up for Medicaid this year. She is being treated for high blood pressure and Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder, after years of going uninsured and rarely seeing doctors. Show More Summary

Manhattan Takes Its Next Step Toward Becoming One Enormous Shake Shack Line

Miracle on 36th Street! Danny Meyer's Shake Shack has signed on for 3,265 square-feet at 1333 Broadway, which is at the corner of 36th Street and near the heart of Herald Square. The newest burger restaurant will open in the fall ofShow More Summary

Critic's Notebook: Topher Payne has a "Funny Story"

We like being right almost as much as we like great theater, which is one of the reasons we've been enjoying watching the career trajectory of Atlanta playwright Topher Payne this year. At the beginning of 2014, we predicted that this would be a big year for Payne by naming him as one of our 20 People to Watch in 2014.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Fake News Story Causes Real Headache on Coney Island

A hoax article about a roller-coaster crash opens a window onto the weird world of untrue news.

Smokebelly and Gypsy Kitchen Feed Crowd at 10th Annual Taste of Buckhead on September 18

‘Tis the season of food festivals, and we’re not complaining. This week’s Taste of Buckhead features more than 50 wine and beer tastings, celebrity chef demonstrations and silent and live auction bidding on trips, gift baskets and restaurant gift certificates. Show More Summary

89% of hospitals hit by Sandy faced 'critical challenges'

When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to... To view the full story, click the title link...

City to audit Verizon's FiOS rollout

Many New Yorkers have been losing patience waiting for Verizon to connect them to its FiOS service. Now the de Blasio administration has lost patience, too. In a letter sent Wednesday morning, the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Here’s the Scene at Today’s Opening of a Real-Life Friends Central Perk

Cronut-level lines. As you would expect, Friends fans flocked to this morning's opening of the pop-up replica of Central Perk. In honor of the show's 20th anniversary, Warner Bros. has partnered with Eight O’Clock Coffee to offer free...Show More Summary

Voters not sold on tax money for Obama library

A majority of Illinois voters continue to give home-state President Barack Obama positive marks for his job performance, but that doesn't mean they want their tax dollars used to help bring his library to Chicago, a new Tribune poll shows.

Cemitas Puebla Fulton Market Outpost Opens Saturday

The new outpost at 817 W. Fulton Market will feature the same menu and a clean new storefront guaranteed to attract an immediate clientele. [ more › ]

Joan Rivers's Doctor Allegedly Took A Selfie During Her Procedure

Did anything about Joan Rivers's endoscopy go correctly? Sources tell CNN that in addition to botching her procedure, to possible fatal effect, her personal doctor went ahead and took a selfie in the operating room while she was knocked out. Joan Rivers loved a good joke, but she would undoubtedly not have found this amusing. [ more › ]

Pickpocket Snatches Phone From Woman Sleeping At Subway Station

An alleged pickpocket stole a cell phone from a woman who fell asleep at a Times Square subway station early Tuesday morning. But police caught him in the act via a surveillance camera and arrested him before he managed to make off with the phone. [ more › ]

L.A. heat wave: Add lightning, heavy rain to today's extreme weather

From sweltering heat to heavy downpours and lightning storms, extreme weather will continue to plague the Southland on Wednesday as monsoonal moisture mixes with triple-digit temperatures, forecasters warned.

Nancy’s: Chicago Pizza in Atlanta?

The first time I visited Chicago, my most important goal was to have some of their amazing deep-dish pizza I’d heard such incredible things about. There were no apps or Yelp services (maybe that’s not such a bad thing) at the time. So we relied on the hotel concierge to direct us to his favorite […]

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