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56 min ago | Switched

Protests Continue After Chicago Police Shoot 3rd Black Man In 3 Weeks

Protesters again hit the Chicago streets after local police shot a young black man over the weekend, the third incident of its kind in as many weeks. The rally, which took place in the city's Near West Side neighborhood, was held in direct response to officers shooting Denzel Ford, 20, while in the process of attempting to arrest him Saturday evening for alleged involvement in the selling of narcotics.


1 hr ago | Chicago Reader

Neapolitan pizza becomes a lifestyle choice in the West Loop

I was talking to Jim Graziano, of the wonderful J.P. Graziano Italian grocery on Randolph Street, about the changes in the old wholesalers' district turned hot restaurant row, and he made the observation that there's kind of nothing to do there besides have a really fancy meal. I've thought about that too: when people get on the waiting list for, say, breakfast at Little Goat , where do they go to kill 45 minutes in that area? It's a great area to go have a 12-course tasting menu, but I'm not sure it's accommodating to many other forms of street life.


6 hrs ago |

Global talent goes head to head at 50th Chicago International Film Festival

In 'Rudderless' Billy Crudup plays the part of Sam, a grieving father who stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. "From the very beginning, I wanted the festival to be competitive in every way, drawing attention to emerging talent and rewarding excellence," explains Michael Kutza, founder and artistic director of the Chicago International Film Festival which runs October 9-23 at the AMC River East 21 on 322 E. Illinois Street.


8 hrs ago | Washington Times

Nik Wallenda to tightrope walk over Chicago River

Daredevil Nik Wallenda said Tuesday that his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River. Wallenda, 35, will attempt the feat without a net or harness.


8 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Wallenda to walk the wire between Chicago skyscrapers

Tightrope walker, Nik Wallenda crosses Niagara Falls on a wire, June 15, 2012. Famed tightrope walker Nik Wallenda completed June 15, 2012, the first walk across Niagara Falls in over a century, braving winds and heavy spray in his historic feat.


8 hrs ago | WGN-TV Chicago

Nik Wallenda to walk tightrope over the Chicago River

Nik Wallenda, seventh-generation member of the famed "Flying Wallendas" acrobatic performance family, is planning to walk more than 50 floors above and across the Chicago River, between Marina City's west tower to the Leo Burnett Building - at night, without a net or harness - on Nov. 2. "This is going to be the most incredible tightrope walk of my career," Wallenda said Tuesday afternoon in a prepared statement released by the Discovery Channel, which will televise the event live. "I can't think of a better city to do it."


10 hrs ago |

Where to indulge on National Cheeseburger Day in Chicago

Birthdays are nice and so are anniversaries but everyone can agree that National Cheeseburger Day is one all-inclusive celebration. If you need a reason to lay into a cheeseburger, Sept.


12 hrs ago | Newsday

Pizza tours gain popularity in New York, Chicago, more

In East Islip road construction. right lane closed on Sunrise Hwy/NY Rt-27 EB between Carleton Ave/X46 and Southern Pky/Heckscher Pky In East Islip road construction.


14 hrs ago | | topmod12

International Study Finds Chicago Public Transit Lacking, Dysfunctional

There are several issues preventing Chicago area public transit from being truly worthy of a city that sees itself as world class. Among those issues: funding; overlapping bureaucracies; and a lack of coordination between RTA, CTA, Pace Suburban Bus and Metra.

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14 hrs ago | The Republic

Get a slice of Chicago culture on pizza tour

In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza tourists wouldn't know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices - unless they went on a pizza tour. Chicago is one of a handful of cities across the country, like Boston, Milwaukee and New York, with companies that offer tours of the local pizza scene.


14 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago

Man struck by vehicle, critically injured in River North

The man, 23, was walking into the street in the 800 block of North LaSalle about 4:40 a.m. when a southbound 2012 Honda Civic struck him, police said. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.


Mon Sep 15, 2014


Checking In: Soho House Chicago

Soho House was established in London in 1995 as a private members' club for individuals working in the creative industries, and since then, several of its venues - including Soho House Chicago , which opened its doors last month in the city's bustling West Loop neighborhood - have grown to offer hotel and restaurant accommodations for the public, as well. The Soho House team has a knack for honoring the immediate surroundings of their properties - and in Chicago's case, right down to the building, itself.


Chicago Sun-Times

Man shot by cops charged with attempted murder

A man who was shot and wounded by Chicago Police has been charged with attempted murder in a crash that injured a police officer Saturday night on the Near West Side. Denzel Ford, 20, also is charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer, one count of aggravated battery and one count of possession of a controlled substance for the incident in the 2300 block of West Lake, police said.


Riot Fest Chicago comes of age at Humboldt Park during 10th Anniversary

During Riot fest's 10th anniversary in Chicago, rock fans enjoyed a wild weekend at Humboldt Park . The incredibly large venue, located in Chicago's West Side , was at first cursed by poor weather, turning Friday's Riot Fest into a cold, wet mud fest.


Chicago Tribune

Trial set for cop charged in woman's death

Rekia Boyd was fatally shot in March 2012. Chicago police Detective Dante Servin, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in her death, is scheduled to go on trial next month.


Chicago Tribune

2 Chicago universities among Obama presidential library semifinalists

A proposed site for the Obama presidential library on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus just south of the Eisenhower Expressway. It is bounded by Harrison on the South, the Eisenhower on the North, Halsted on the East and Morgan Street on the West.

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Israeli Artist Assaf Evron Takes Chicago By Storm

When September's Chicago magazine tipped Assaf Evron as one of "four rising artists worth investing in," it was the first many in the Windy City had heard of the Israeli-born creator. But Evron has long been a name to watch among the cognoscenti.



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