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3 hrs ago | WLOS

NC Zoo gets polar bear from Chicago temporarily

Anana is a 15-year-old polar bear who will move from Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro.


6 hrs ago |

Chicago's beautiful beaches are worth a summer vacation visit

When one thinks of great American beach cities, names like Miami, San Diego, L.A. and Myrtle Beach come to mind.


7 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

Neneh Cherry becomes a fan of Death

I count myself very lucky not only to have seen Neneh Cherry perform live last month at the Pitchfork Music Festival, but also to have spent some time with her while she shopped for music with 20 bucks supplied by the Reader .


8 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

Detroit shares recent experimental films with Chicago, asks only for love in return

Good news for those who missed Sabine Gruffat's inventive, unorthodox documentary I Have Always Been a Dreamer when it played at the Chicago Underground Film Festival in 2012.


12 hrs ago |

Lyric Opera of Chicago to Host Costume Sale, 6/6

Lyric Opera of Chicago is having a one-day-only costume sale that's open to the public on Sat., Sept.


13 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

Drug dealer wasn't convicted of murder but may serve time for it anyway

Federal prosecutors say Jason Austin should serve extra time for a double murder on the west side, though he hasn't been convicted of it.


15 hrs ago | | topmod12

Chicago among top cities for fastest-growing companies, Inc. says

Chicago is a top city on Inc.'s annual ranking of America's fastest-growing private companies, the magazine said today.


16 hrs ago | Crain's Chicago Busines

Meet the new Threadless: Fast-growing T-shirt maker Ript Apparel

Matt Ingleby, Paul Friemel and T.J. Mapes, friends since grade school, were making the three-hour trip home to visit their families and batting around ideas inspired by the rise of Groupon Inc. and other daily-deal sites.


21 hrs ago | Bleed Cubbie Blue

City, Cubs Narrow Waveland & Sheffield For Preliminary Wrigley Work

I was going to write something in my game recap about the narrowing of Sheffield and Waveland Avenues by the city of Chicago so they could do preliminary work in advance of the Cubs' Wrigley Field renovation project, but a torrential downpour got in the way of that.


Wed Aug 20, 2014

Chicago Reader

The view from Ferguson ten days after the killing of Michael Brown

Before I moved back here to Chicago, I was a reporter in Saint Louis for five and a half years.


Chicago Reader

In Chicago's war zones, the tragedy extends beyond the kids who die

Like many Chicagoans, Latoya Winters was stunned by the fatal shooting of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams at a sleepover in July.


Chicago Tribune

2 teens critically wounded in South Side shooting

Chicago police talk to an emotional person near the scene of a multiple shooting at 39th Street and Lake Park Avenue.

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Chicago Tribune

Prosecutors push to link Jason Austin to fatal shooting of cop

Jason Austin, after his release from Cook County Jail in 2008. Austin was convicted of federal drug trafficking but at a sentencing hearing today, prosecutors are seeking to tie him to the slayings of a police officer and his companion.


Leo Lionni's Frederick Set for Chicago Children's Theatre, 10/15-11/16

A raucous, playful new production of Leo Lionni's Frederick, a world premiere musical based on beloved children's author Leo Lionni's Caldecott Award-winning book about Frederick the mouse, is the big kick off to Chicago Children's Theatre's 10th birthday season.

Comment? | topmod12

Why college kids eat differently (and later) than most

Yes, it's true. College kids' eating habits are different from the rest of us. Just ask GrubHub , the Chicago-based online food ordering company, and Spoon University, a New York City-based online food publication for college students.


Bellingham Herald

Chicago voters split on luring Obama presidential library

Less than half of those surveyed in a Chicago Tribune poll – 47 percent – said they favored the idea of using tax money to attract or build the library, while 45 percent said they opposed it and 8 percent were undecided.


NBC Chicago

Ed Kelly on Rahm Emanuel: 'He's a Suburbanite,' Not a Chicagoan

Ed Kelly was a Committeeman of the 47th ward back in the 70s and has had a front row seat to the politics of Chicago spanning five decades.


Tue Aug 19, 2014

Daily Herald

Moscow Ballet holds two Chicago auditions for 2014 'Nutcracker'

The legendary Moscow Ballet is auditioning dancers ages 6-18 to perform as part of their annual "Great Russian Nutcracker" production.



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