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1 min ago | The Southtown Star

Ex-Hickory Hills man charged in fatal '04 crash

A former Hickory Hills man has been arrested in Poland after a decade as a fugitive and returned to face reckless homicide charges for an October 2004 crash on Chicago's Southwest Side that left two people dead, Chicago police said.


1 hr ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Sending A Message About Drug Use With A Fake Graveyard

Faux tombstones line a lawn in Medinah, Ill. It's a campaign to heighten awareness about an epidemic of heroin and pain pill overdoses - a prelude to International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31. In the suburbs of Chicago, a stark reminder of the toll of heroin and prescription-pill addiction is making the rounds as a lawn exhibit.


1 hr ago | Chicago Reader

Chicago soul-jazz great John Wright warms things up for the Jazz Fest

The Chicago Jazz Festival gets under way next week, and next week's edition of the Reader will feature a comprehensive preview written by John Corbett, Bill Meyer, and yours truly.


2 hrs ago | Washington Times

Chicago gets chilling Islamic State terror tweet from Michigan Ave.: 'We are in your streets'

Sunni radicals with the Islamic State terrorist group have posted a number of tweets aimed at the citizens of Chicago , including a picture of an unidentified man on Michigan Avenue holding a paper with a handwritten Arabic message: "We are in your streets."


4 hrs ago | WLS-AM Chicago

South Loop man accused of biting 2 people at Lollapalooza

A South Loop man was ordered held in lieu of $60,000 bail Thursday for allegedly biting a man's arm and another's chin during Lollapalooza.


8 hrs ago | The Local Tourist

Castaways Celebrates 15 Years on North Avenue Beach

The city calls it "the boat house" but most of us know North Avenue Beach's iconic building by the name of its upstairs bar, Castaways.


8 hrs ago | The Local Tourist

Sun, Sand and Shopping at the Westin Michigan Avenue

With its location on the Magnificent Mile the Westin Michigan Avenue is known for its proximity to some of Chicago's best shopping.


12 hrs ago |

Moscow Ballet Holds Two Chicago Area Auditions Today

The legendary Moscow Ballet is holding two open auditions in the Chicago area in their search for talented young dancers ages 6-18 to perform in their annual Chicago production of "The Great Russian Nutcracker."


16 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago

Racist graffiti appears on Chicago night club building

'Nouveau Tavern' is in River North, which is a mostly white neighborhood. The bar itself attracts mostly a black crowd and on Thursday, the bar was hit by racist graffiti.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

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Things to do around Wilmette this weekend, Aug. 22-24

Jeff Daniels takes a break from promoting "Dumb and Dumber To" to perform with his band in Evanston this weekend.



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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.


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.


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.



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