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40 min ago | Chicago Tribune
As he considers a 2016 run for the Republican presidential nomination, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul acknowledges the GOP must go beyond its base and find ways to grow support or it will be unable to elect a national standard bearer.
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4 hrs ago | Lake County News-Sun
The 15-year-old North Chicago boy found dead in an alley in the city around 11 p.m. Wednesday night had recently transferred to the Waukegan school district to try and restart his school career.
6 hrs ago | Chicago Reader
Ten years ago, "freelance mind-wizard" Steve Krakow debuted the info-strip "The Secret History of Chicago Music" in our music pages.
Promethean Theatre Ensemble is pleased to announce the second play of their 2013/2014 season, Tom Stoppard 's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD.
Clerk David Orr says he issued the marriage license in downtown Chicago on Friday to a gay couple from Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood.
A Chicago real estate developer was arrested today on federal charges alleging that he defrauded the south suburban Village of Riverdale of public funds provided for the redevelopment of the now closed-Riverdale Marina.
A rendering of what Redmoon's Great Chicago Fire Festival on the Chicago River could look like when it debuts in October.
When you're hungry, even a three-day-old banana and sardine sandwich looks good.
A plan to spent $100 million to build a Barack Obama presidential library in Chicago has taken a step forward.
CNN asked you to tell us what you love about Chicago, and some of your enthusiastic responses are included in this article. Follow the real-life drama of how Chicago's leaders, students and residents are transforming the city on CNN's "Chicagoland," which airs Thursdays at 10/9C.
Daredevil Nik Wallenda is in Chicago scouting possible locations for a tightrope walk between two Windy City skyscrapers in the fall.
Chicago's biggest music festivals - Lollapalooza and Pitchfork - announced their full lineups weeks ago, but the many smaller street fests across the Windy City are just getting around to confirming their initial 2014 performance lineups.
Gov. Pat Quinn announced nearly $23 million in funding Thursday for construction projects in Cook, DuPage, Lake and McHenry counties.
Chicago cupcake lovers don't have to go far to taste some of the best in the whole wide USA, according to a new foodie list.
I almost recommended Under the Same Sun -a well-intentioned but inescapably clunky Israeli-Palestian coproduction screening twice next week at the Gene Siskel Film Center-on the basis of the remarkable short film preceding it at both screenings.
A man suspected of robbing a gas station in South Bend earlier this month is now in police custody.