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3 hrs ago |

Pop culture pops on stage with live productions in Chicago

ET Flashback: We're at a special screening of 'Return of the Jedi' back in 1983 with C-3PO himself.


3 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

Guitarist for popular local band Bloodiest charged in fatal DUI

A guitarist for popular local band Bloodiest was ordered held in lieu of $200,000 bail Tuesday for allegedly running over and killing a pedestrian while driving drunk.


4 hrs ago |

Chicago becomes a Noir City this weekend thanks to post WW II film festival

Donald Richie discusses with Tom Luddy the career of Akira Kurosawa who stud out in Japanese "collective" culture as an individualist, to the extent that it had affected his career negatively and was not supported in Japan.


7 hrs ago |

Chicago: North Branch Trail Extension Inches Forward, Including Edgebrook Sidepath

The North Branch Trail's southern extension will have a short side path along Lehigh and Central Avenues, much like this segment of Harms Road in Glenview.


7 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Men were kicked out of Chicago cab after kissing, lawsuit says

Two Chicago men who say they were kicked out of a cab after the driver objected to their kiss are suing the taxicab company.


8 hrs ago |

Chicago Gourmet 2014, a celebration of food and wine

As Chicago settles into the fall, Millennium Park comes alive with an annual celebration of food and wine known as Chicago Gourmet .


12 hrs ago |

Chicago: Man Killed Sunday Was 4th Person Fatally Struck on North Avenue This Year

A man killed by an allegedly drunk driver Sunday is the latest in a series of people fatally struck on speeding-plagued North Avenue, in 2014.

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12 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

Deathface's Johnny Love gets your body and wardrobe in shape

If you're eager to get in shape while blasting goth, industrial, and darkwave on your little white earbuds then electronic-music wiz and local party promoter Johnny Love is here to help.


13 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

Jackie Robinson West game draws ratings record

The Little League World Series finals featuring Chicago's Jackie Robinson West All Stars broke a television rating record on Sunday in the Chicago market.


13 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

The arena-ready Oddball Comedy Festival offers a motley crew of stand-up comics

It's not often that a stand-up comedy show includes a ticketing option for "lawn seats," and, quite frankly, I can't imagine a lot of stand-ups would be at their most thrilling in such a setting.


13 hrs ago |

Indiana, Wisconsin defend gay-marriage bans

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen addresses the Wisconsin Supreme Court in Madison in this Nov. 11, 2013, file photo.


17 hrs ago | Racked

Final Cuts: Nine Killer End-of-Summer Sales in Bucktown

Summer is closing out, and that means major price cuts on the garb you've had you eyes on for the last couple of months.


17 hrs ago | Chicago Metro Real Estate

Chicago Case-Shiller Indices up to April 2003 levels

Chicago's Case-Shiller Index for June is up 6.7% from June 2013. It's the 20th consecutive month it's been up compared to a year earlier.


18 hrs ago |

Save the date - 2014 Sofa Chicago art fair at Navy Pier Nov 7-9

Appreciating art is a gift we can all enjoy, often at little or no cost. Art can open your heart, uplift your spirit, teach you something new - about the world or even yourself - and help you heal.


18 hrs ago | Chicago Parent

End of summer scorecard: A Chicago dad looks back at summer with a toddler

This week's blog post is by WDP co-host Matt Rocco, who lives in the Edgewater Glen neighborhood of Chicago with Professor Foster , and their daughter Viva, who laughs at your child's need for 20 glue sticks and 40 wide ruled notebooks.


19 hrs ago | | topmod12

Two Weekend Shootings Involving Police Prompt Protest

Chicago police killed two men over the weekend in two separate incidents on the South and West sides, one of which sparked a protest Monday.

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19 hrs ago | | topmod12

Biden, Emanuel, Quinn call for minimum wage hike

Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn this afternoon held a behind-closed-doors discussion on raising the minimum wage, appearing briefly afterward for the cameras.


20 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

Please kill the MTV Video Music Awards

In 2008 I was assigned by a prominent music magazine to cover the MTV Video Music Awards for its blog.


23 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

The Reader's guide to the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival

Thu 8/28 Noon-9 PM Chicago Cultural Center, Roosevelt University's Ganz Hall , and Pritzker Pavilion Fri 8/29 Noon-10 PM Millennium Park Sat 8/30 11:30 AM-10 PM Millennium Park Sun 8/31 11:30 AM-10 PM Millennium Park Millennium Park stages: Pritzker Pavilion, the Von Freeman Pavilion , the Jazz & Heritage Pavilion , and the Young Jazz Lions ... (more)


Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Local Tourist

Joffrey Ballet holds open auditions for The Nutcracker

The Joffrey Ballet will present its production of The Nutcracker this holiday season, the 27th year in this holiday tradition.



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