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2 hrs ago | Gapers Block

Riff Raff and Chicago Sounds @ Millennium Park, 7/7

Downtown Sound Mondays are among my favorite Chicago summer music events. Each week brings about a new crop of bands, singer-songwriters, electronic artists, and more for complimentary enjoyment in spacious Millennium Park.


6 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

CPS has libraries without librarians

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett haven't found a way to hire school librarians.

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10 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

Reader's Agenda Sat 7/12: Great Bull Run, Tour de Fat, and Willie Nelson

If running with the bulls in Spain is on your bucket list, then you're in luck. Today the bulls are coming to you for the Great Bull Run at the Hawthorne Race Course.


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Chicago Shakespeare Producers' Guild Hosts SEUSSAPALOOZA Today

Chicago Shakespeare Theater 's Producers' Guild announced today CST's inaugural Family Gala, Seussapalooza today, July 12, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at the Theater's home on Navy Pier.


Fri Jul 11, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 11-13

Presented by the Old Town School of Folk Music and the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, the three-day festival will feature music, dance parties, participatory jams and plenty of family fun activities.


Chicago Reader

How to celebrate Chicago Independent Bookstore Day

In case you haven't heard, Saturday is the first Chicago Independent Bookstore Day .


Business Journal

Redmoon Theater rolling in dough to produce its Great Chicago Fire Festival

A rendering of what part of the Great Chicago Fire Festival spectacle could look like when it happens on the Chicago River in October.

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Blood on the Fourth of July

Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend in Chicago, 82 people were shot in an 84-hour window , according to the Chicago Tribune .

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Oak Park police arrest Chicago woman for vehicle burglaries

Wendy Thompson, 42, of Chicago, was arrested by Oak Park police on July 6 and charged with two counts of felony burglary, three counts of felony theft and one count of misdemeanor theft.


The Washington Post

In Chicago, the Pilsen neighborhood reflects Mexican flavors

Outside Thalia Hall, the most happening new spot in Chicago's emerging Pilsen neighborhood, I do a double take.


Daily Kos

IL-Gov: Rauner's (R) Firm Busted In Yet Another Pay-To-Play Scandal

Crain's Chicago Business reports that a company once partially owned by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner started making campaign contributions to Illinois Democrats just after it won a multimillion-dollar Cook County contract.


Thu Jul 10, 2014


New York Named World's Top Wine Destination

Thirty-six New York restaurant wine lists have been honored in "The World of Fine Wine"'s inaugural World's Best Wine Lists 2014.


Los Angeles Times

China mogul and Hollywood investor reaches for the sky in Chicago

Wang Jianlin, chairman of Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group, which acquired AMC Entertainment Holdings for $2.6 billion, inside his Beijing office.


Top ten restaurants to sample at Taste of Chicago

July is in full swing, and in Chicago that can mean only one thing. No, not algae blooms or baseball games or any one of the city's myriad live music festivals .


Chicago Reader

The rare and elusive Colombian perro caliente spotted in Lincoln Park

Chicago doesn't have an insignificant Colombian population, so I can't understand the rarity of the perro caliente , unless the prohibition on ketchup is so entrenched among the majority of hot dog eaters that those with more equatorial tastes in tube steak fear to leave the closet.

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Taco eating contest at Newport Bar & Grill Chicago plus $1 steak tacos for all

Three restaurants that made the Daily Meal's "Best Tacos in America" share the secret to making the best Cinco de Mayo feast.


Chicago Reader

Best shows to see: Fucked Up, Circles, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Jon Mueller's Death Blues

If you're looking for an unorthodox way to ring in the Sabbath on Friday, I'd recommend going to Concord Music Hall to see Say Anything , who are touring in support of their new album- Hebrews .


Gapers Block

Show your indie spirit on Chicago's first Independent Bookstore Day

Chicago works, Chicago writes, and Chicago reads, which is why we don't need any calls to "Cut down the Amazon" and support our local bookstores, even if they do come from one of our favorite adopted sons .

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Final Call

Black boys are more likely to be tried as adults in Chicago

African-American boys are much more likely to be tried as adults in criminal court by Cook County, Ill., prosecutors through a process called "automatic transfer," which the Illinois General Assembly passed in 1982 at the behest of Richard M. Daley, then the Cook County states' attorney, and later Chicago mayor.


WTLC-AM Indianapolis

Chicago Mother Gunned Down While Standing Next To 11-Year-Old Daughter

Tonya Gunn , 44, was shot and killed in Chicago's Morgan Park on Monday while attending a family gathering, reports ABC7-Chicago.

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Flash Flood Watch for Cook County was issued at July 12 at 3:21PM CDT

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