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2 hrs ago | Examiner.com
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.
4 hrs ago | Washington Times
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.
4 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune
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.
4 hrs ago | WGN-TV Chicago
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."
6 hrs ago | Examiner.com
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.
8 hrs ago | Newsday
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.
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.
10 hrs ago | The Republic
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As part of the Mayor Emanuel's goal of building 100 miles of buffered and protected lanes in his first term, the Chicago Department of Transportation is chugging along building new bikeways. Last week, I checked out buffered lanes on Central Park Avenue, between Jackson and Franklin boulevards, and protected lanes on Lake Street, from Central Park to Laramie Avenue.
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