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  1. Confessions of a sniveling collectivistRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | Chicago Reader

    On Thursday morning conservative political operative and media owner Dan Proft responded to my recent Bleader post criticizing his string of community newspapers with this blistering tweet : He sure told me-but I doubt if he told anyone unversed in the scripture that Proft and his circle hold dear. Ayn Rand wrote two texts sacred to conservatives midway through the last century, and in both Ellsworth Toohey is a major figure-the embodiment of everything she despised.

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  2. This Week in Chicago: Poetry, Mussar and Jewish Voice For PeaceRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | Forward

    This week in Chicago, like Jews everywhere, you'll be stocking up on your Passover supplies. It's not quite time to panic over seder preparations yet, so here's a list of a few things that are going on, if you're not tempted by the smell of bacon that will be emanating from the University of Illinois-Chicago Forum, which will be hosting this year's Baconfest.

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  3. Landlords are almost twice as likely to prevail in Cook County eviction courtRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Chicago Reader

    ... the clerk of the Circuit Court that shows that over the last ten years the number of eviction filings has dropped in Chicago but has grown in suburban Cook County. This week, we're taking a look at the outcomes of these cases, and how frequently ...

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  4. 4 People Fatally Shot At Restaurant In South Shore: PoliceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Chicagoist

    Four people were found fatally shot inside or near a restaurant in a brazen attack in South Shore on Thursday afternoon, according to Chicago police. The incident happened roughly nine blocks east from where a pregnant woman was found fatally shot in an apartment, some four hours prior.

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  5. Barrel of Monkeys Presents that's Weird, Grandma: I Still Know What You Did Last SpringRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    Barrel of Monkeys invites you to celebrate spring with a weekly dose of theater by children! Get out of the house and enjoy the outside world again after a long Chicago winter at THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: I Still Know What You Did Last Spring, playing Mondays at 8 pm from April 24 - May 22, 2017 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Directed by Joseph Schupbach , Barrel of Monkeys' newest revue features stories written by Chicago Public School students and adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members.

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  6. Right to Know Act creating talk at the CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... lead on this issue and provide privacy rights and protections for consumers." said Representative Arthur Turner (D)-Chicago, the bill sponsor. The bill would require online companies to disclose to consumers what data has been shared to third party ...

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  7. Roger Ebert and Empathy to be Commemorated on April 4th in ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... April 4, friends, family and fans of acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert will gather at his lone star in front of the Chicago Theatre to celebrate his life and legacy, and to champion one of his favorite principles: Empathy. And toward that end, the ...

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  8. Dime StoriesRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | New City Chicago

    The first thing I noticed was his T-shirt, a Pogues tee, black with a cool green design and the words "The Pogues: Rum, Sodomy & the Lash." I told him it was the coolest T-shirt I had ever seen.

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  9. 75-year old folkie Michael Hurley rises to the top at Big EarsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

    ... which means there were plenty of things I missed because I was busy elsewhere. And since I needed to get back to Chicago on Sunday, I also missed a bunch of stuff happening then, including Henry Threadgill's Zooid, Rangda, Deathprod (aka ...

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  10. Kevin Hickey Exits The Duck Inn's Kitchen To Focus On Other Rockit ProjectsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Eater

    ... continue to work with Rockit and open "a family of cool spots." Delee is a Las Vegas native, but is familiar with Chicago. He's worked at Stout Barrel House, Henri, The Portage, and Graham Elliot. His father was born on the South Side before he ...

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  11. Chicago sees drop in violence so far in 2017, but numbers still highRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    A Chicago Police officer collects police tape at the crime scene of a shooting that left three people injured on the 3300 block of Maypole Avenue on March 19, 2017, in East Garfield Park. A Chicago Police officer collects police tape at the crime scene of a shooting that left three people injured on the 3300 block of Maypole Avenue on March 19, 2017, in East Garfield Park.

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  12. Internet Privacy Bill Floated in SpringfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WLS-AM Chicago

    (CHICAGO) In Springfield, a couple of bills to give you the right-to-know how your personal information is being handled on the Internet have made it out of an Illinois House committee. What the bills would do is limit what businesses could do with ...

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  13. West Side's Historic La Luce Building Is Being Demolished, & You Can Buy A Piece Of HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Chicagoist

    ... hold, according to Curbed . The "pre-demolition" auction, as it has been dubbed, includes a neon sign, a "here's Chicago" metal sign, and other interesting artifacts. La Luce owner Michael Moretti told Eater last year that his family has been priced ...

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  14. 's Guide To April: 20 Fun Things To Do In AprilRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Chicagoist

    ... Tickets are $40 . Two days of tastings, demos, workshops and educational seminars will make up the 2nd Annual Chicago Cocktail Summit at Logan Theatre. Brought to us by co-founders Billy Helmkamp (The Whistler, Logan Square Arts Festival) and Erik ...

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  15. Hamilton Stars to Launch Broadway at W - Chicago Series Next MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    On Thursday, April 6th at 11pm BROADWAY AT W - CHICAGO launches with the stars and cast members of the blockbuster hit musical Hamilton . This new and exciting concert series will take place in the heart of Chicago in The Living Room of W Chicago- City Center .

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  16. Brooklyn duo 75 Dollar Bill shake up their hypnotic sound with a churning second albumRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

    Last year scrappy, minimalist New York duo 75 Dollar Bill dropped their second proper album, Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock , whose awkward title serves as a list of the basic ingredients that guitarist Che Chen and percussionist Rick Brown draw on. Though still rooted in the visceral, cyclical grooves of North African guitar music-Chen has studied under Mauritanian guitarist Jeiche Ould Chighaly, a key member of Noura Mint Seymali's band -75 Dollar Bill have been loosening their rustic foundations through a mix of accretion, displacement, and electronic manipulation.

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  17. Guitarists Sarah Louise and Nathaniel Braddock range far beyond the American Primitive traditionRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

    ... of the music from the aforementioned Vol. 12 . Opening for Louise is guitarist Nathaniel Braddock , who lived in Chicago for more than a decade before relocating first to Melbourne, Australia, and then to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he now ...

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  18. Contempo presents a valuable look at the work of five cutting-edge female composersRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

    Sun 4/9, 3 PM, Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, 915 E. 60th, $25, $5 students, all-ages Contempo, the long-running new-music organization at the University of Chicago, casts a welcome light on five important female composers from Europe with this rigorous program performed by locals Ensemble dal Niente and the Kontras Quartet along with Polish pianist Pawel Checinski, expat Moldovan bayan virtuoso Stas Venglevski, and mezzo-A soprano Kayleigh Butcher, a founding member of Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. While the connective tissue between the pieces doesn't extend much beyond gender, geography, and modernist impulses, they undeniably share a dark power.

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  19. Show Me the Body recruits friends from the underground to make some noiseRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

    The members of New York punk group Show Me the Body write barbed, sludgy songs that make it sound like they all woke up on the wrong side of the Dumpster. The band's work draws on the distorted alt-rock and nasty pigfuck of 20-plus years ago as well as contemporary artists across a broad spectrum: the new mixtape Corpus I is a collaborative affair featuring snarling Florida rapper Denzel Curry, New York cyborg-folk mystic Eartheater, lo-fi Memphis rapper Cities Aviv, Philly noise poet Moor Mother, and Massachusetts indie hybrid Mal Devisa.

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  20. LA rapper Lil Peep surfs a new wave of hip-hop tinged with alt-rockRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

    LA rapper Gustav A...hr, better known as Lil Peep, was a child when emo's third wave crashed onto the Billboard charts. For Peep and a smattering of other underground MCs, emo in its most popular form-notoriously defined by the masses in terms of its quasi-gothic fashions rather than, well, its music-has been part of the pop lexicon since they came of age.

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