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The Purge , a surprise hit last year, takes place in a futuristic U.S. whose totalitarian government, hoping to exorcise homicidal impulses in the populace, has instituted an annual holiday during which all laws are suspended for one night.
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President Barack Obama will award medals on Monday to prominent figures in the arts and humanities, including two Chicagoans: Joan Harris, a leading patron of the arts, and Darlene Clark Hine, a Northwestern University professor who explores the history of African-American women.
Dueling protests between hundreds of supporters of Israel and the Palestinians briefly snarled downtown traffic Tuesday afternoon, while diplomats wrangled over the conflict in Gaza thousands of miles away.
Back when I was dating, there was always one thing that kept getting in the way of my meeting and forming meaningful bonds with prospective long-term mates: clothes.
A Chicago teen caught with a pink stun gun in the center console of his Monte Carlo told the cops the weapon actually belonged to his mother.
February 1997: "Paradigm Lost" In Mick Napier's dazzling revue within a revue within a revue , Tina Fey stripped for Scott Adsit in his hotel room -- and Adsit, lacking music, turned on CNN as the soundtrack.
Anti-Jewish leaflets were left on a half-dozen cars on Chicago's northwest side this past weekend, threatening violence against all Jews if Israel does not pull their military presence out of Gaza .
A Chicago man whose alleged theft strategy was simply to lift stolen items above theft-detection equipment in store doorways now faces a Class 1 Felony charge of undertaking a continuing financial theft enterprise, after Wilmette police arrested him in connection with three thefts at the Walgreens store, 3232 Lake Ave. in Edens Plaza.
The Emanuel administration is willing to meet at least one demand of sleepless residents affected by changes in jet noise patterns at O'Hare International Airport by installing more noise monitors in Chicago and several suburbs, officials are expected to announce Tuesday.
There's a big mystery in Chicago: How can the city's youth stay on track for the future, especially during the volatile, violent summer months? Some activists hope art is the answer, allowing young people to express themselves while simultaneously giving them a safe haven.
Chicago police detectives have made "great leaps" in their investigation into the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet during a sleepover inside a West Side apartment Friday night, Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today.
McHENRY – Two Chicago men have been charged with robbery after allegedly stealing a purse from a McHenry woman Monday morning.
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Six vehicles were discovered with leaflets containing anti-Semitic threats in their windshields Saturday morning in the 6300 block of North Monticello Avenue, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic.
"So often it seems to me that jokes we hear about race are designed to make white people feel better about their own racism, or prove that they aren't racist to other white people," says Fred Sasaki , who along with Seth Vanek curated "Racist Jokes 101: #OwnYourWords."
Two people are dead after a car accident in Naperville. Police say the vehicle went off the road and into the Naperville Park District Quarry.
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