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Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader

2930 S Michigan Ave Ste 102
Chicago, IL 60616   Directions

(312) 392-2970


Chicago tenants continue to demand ‘rent control now’
10/16/2019 12:42pm

Lift the Ban Coalition braces for a 2020 fight in Springfield More than a hundred people filled the Quarry Event Center in South Shore on Saturday, October 12, to share and hear testimonials about the effects of Chicagos growing rent burden on low-income families and seniors.

Three organs, one life
10/16/2019 6:00am

The heart, liver, kidney triple crown is something of a specialty for UChicago Medicine. For Daru Smith, a triple transplant was his only hope. Daru Smith is in a hospital bed at the University of Chicago and his organs are failing.

Fear and loathing at a South Shore co-op
10/09/2019 12:55pm

Oglesby Manor survived the Great Depression and the Great Recession. Will gentrification and neighborly discord spell the death of this housing co-operative As temperatures dipped to 20 below zero on the night of January 29, Martha Hardy and Nakia Young were horrified that the radiators in their South Shore apartments stood cold.

Born to run
10/08/2019 12:30pm

How I ran away from my failing body and straight into the Chicago Marathon. In 2019, my body became a walking cancel culture.

‘Enough is enough’
10/03/2019 1:03pm

Many in Chicagos Hong Kong community share common concerns for the safety of loved ones back home. In Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman wrote that the telegraph was the first technology to beat the challenges of distance and deliver information across the country faster than a train could carry.

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times

30 N Racine Ave 3rd Fl
Chicago, IL 60607   Directions

(312) 321-3000


Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

160 N Stetson Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 222-3232


Tracking Chicago homicide victims
10/15/2019 12:00am

The Chicago Tribune crime team tracks homicide victims in Chicago. Data represents number of victims, not shooting incidents.

Cubs playoff picture: 4-year postseason streak officially comes to an end
09/26/2019 2:57pm

Even before the Cubs lost to the Pirates 4-2 on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh, they were eliminated from postseason contention. The Brewers already had put the finishing touches on a 9-2 win against the Reds in Cincinnati to clinch a playoff spot for the second straight year. This will be the first...

Family finances: A break on inherited IRAs could disappear
09/03/2019 9:20am

The SECURE Act recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives is full of retiree-friendly provisions. But one way lawmakers plan to pay for them is by killing off the stretch IRA. This estate-planning tool allows non-spouse heirs to inherit an IRA and stretch withdrawals over their life...

15-year-old killed near Austin home dreamed of playing for White Sox: ‘I see the little boy, and I remember that forever’
09/03/2019 9:05am

Three years before his death, Davantae Jackson was walking the manicured grass of the White Sox ballpark, in awe of his opportunity to practice at the storied field. Known as Lefty, the 12-year-old was there with his team from the Garfield Park Little League, a program set up by community leaders...

Kevin Hart’s wife says he’s ‘going to be fine’ after car crash
09/03/2019 8:18am

Comic actor Kevin Harts wife says hes going to be just fine following a weekend car crash that left him with a major back injury. Eniko Hart was questioned by a TMZ reporter while visiting him at the hospital Monday. She gave no details beyond that assurance, and the actors press representatives...

Crain's Chicago Business
Crain's Chicago Business

150 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 649-5200


Daily Herald
Daily Herald

155 E Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005   Directions

(847) 427-4300


Lawsuit: DCFS workers showed 'inhumane indifference' to AJ Freund's safety
10/16/2019 12:50pm

A pair of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services investigators showed inhumane indifference to the safety of murdered Crystal Lake boy AJ Freund, ultimately leading to his killing earlier this year, a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday by the boys estate alleges.

Joe Maddon returns to Los Angeles Angels as new manager
10/16/2019 12:08pm

Joe Maddon has agreed to become the Los Angeles Angels manager.

Hoffman Estates considers Hindu retirement community, wellness center
10/16/2019 4:50pm

A Hindu nonprofit organization hopes to build a retirement community in Hoffman Estates featuring 34 homes and a wellness center on 27 acres of currently unincorporated land at the southeast corner of Golf and Rohrssen roads.

Chicago schools to close Thursday as strike looms
10/16/2019 12:21pm

The Chicago Public Schools will be closed Thursday, city officials said, because of the likelihood of a strike over pay and other issues.

Columns to be removed at Masonic Temple in Aurora
10/16/2019 1:11pm

More than a week after a fire burned the Lincoln Masonic Temple beyond repair, crews working to demolish the charred remains are expected to salvage a key part of the nearly century-old Aurora landmark.

Extra Bilingual Newspaper
Extra Bilingual Newspaper

3906 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647   Directions

(773) 252-3534


Lawndale News
Lawndale News

5533 W 25th St
Cicero, IL 60804   Directions

(708) 656-6400


City of Chicago to Host Community Meetings on Zoning Rules for Cannabis Sales
10/10/2019 9:20am

As part of Mayor Lightfoots efforts to ensure residents have a voice in the implementation of legalized cannabis sales in Chicago, the Mayors Office and the City Council Committee on... Read more

Skills for Chicagoland’s Future Announces New Physical Presence on Chicago’s South Side
10/10/2019 9:19am

Skills for Chicagolands Future Skills announced plans for a physical presence on Chicagos South Side to better serve neighborhoods experiencing disparities in employment and economic inclusion, set to open in... Read more

ComEd Part of Climate Change Investment Initiative
10/10/2019 9:17am

Innovators across northern Illinois can now take advantage of up to $20 million in funding from the Exelon Foundation and Exelon Corp., ComEds parent company, to support startups and the... Read more

Comcast Increases Internet Speeds for Greater Chicago Region
10/10/2019 9:14am

Comcast is increasing download speeds for some of its most popular Xfinity Internet tiers for customers in its Greater Chicago Region GCR, which includes Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan.... Read more

Chicago Fire Soccer Club Returns to Soldier Field
10/10/2019 9:10am

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Chicago Park District Superintendent and CEO Mike Kelly, and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced that the team will return to Soldier Field to play their... Read more

WBBM TV - CBS Chicago
WBBM TV - CBS Chicago

22 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602   Directions

(312) 899-2890


Mayor Lightfoot Says Teachers Are On Strike, ‘I Hope This Work Stoppage Will End Soon’
10/16/2019 6:21pm

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday evening that teachers have begun a work stoppage and expressed disappointment.

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Is 7th Of Past 40 Years
10/16/2019 6:14pm

The latest Chicago Public Schools is the citys first teachers strike in seven years, and the seventh in the past 40.

Trubisky On Track To Return Sunday With A Shoulder Harness
10/16/2019 6:14pm

All signs point to Mitchell Trubisky returning against the New Orleans Saints Sunday.

South Suburban Thrift Store Sells Hope And Redemption
10/16/2019 5:44pm

Restoration Ministries gives second chances, and third chances, Roldan said. If you want to change your life and you want things to be different, this is the place to come.

Aldermen Pushing To Rename Lake Shore Drive After ‘Founder Of Chicago’ Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable
10/16/2019 5:09pm

I think this is a historical opportunity, and its a great opportunity for the city of Chicago, Ald. David Moore 17th said.


205 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 565-5532


WGN Radio
WGN Radio

303 E Wacker Dr 18th Fl
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 222-4700


Crain’s Daily Gist: CPS strike impact
10/16/2019 5:47pm

What would be the implications of a teachers strike Crains political columnist Greg Hinz discusses the options for parents and students, and what might be ahead for Mayor Lightfoot and aldermen.

Video: Lauren Lapka Gets a Halloween Makeover thanks to The 13th Floor Haunted House
10/16/2019 4:23pm

WGN Radio traffic reporter and noted Halloween enthusiast, Lauren Lapka, sat down in the PPG Paints Green Room with Evan Hedges, the art director of the 13th Floor Haunted House in Chicago. Take a look at the video below to see Lauren get a full zombie makeover and learn a little bit more about what it takes to create delightfully disturbing creatures.

The John Williams Show Full Podcast 10.16.19: Your fake ID stories, Phil Vettel’s “Flash Fry,” Jason Van Dyke’s attorney, joining the president for lunch, Illinois’s state of education
10/16/2019 4:01pm

John Williams starts the show by asking listeners about their fake ID stories after an Iowa man was arrested with his fake McLovin ID. Then, Chicago Tribune Restaurant Critic Phil Vettel gives his review of Rooh, an Indian cuisine-inspired restaurant, and then answers your area dining questions in Phils Flash Fry. Jason Van Dyke officially resigned from the Chicago Police Department, and his attorney, Dan Herbert, joins the show to give John and listeners an update on how the Van

Advance Illinois President Robin Steans on why students get left behind
10/16/2019 3:51pm

Advance Illinois President Robin Steans joins John Williams to explain why Illinois is 43rd in the country in education rankings. That includes lacking funding and the communities that are considered education deserts. But she talks about how we can see an improvement in the 2019 public education report, released Tuesday.

Here’s how to get tickets for Lunch with President Trump!
10/16/2019 3:44pm

Aaron Del Mar is the Palatine Township Republican Committeeman who is in charge of vending tickets to Lunch with President Trump on Oct 28 Aaron has the details for the event and how you can get tickets to the fundraiser.


2501 W Bradley Pl
Chicago, IL 60618   Directions

(773) 528-2311


Drone finds missing 6-year-old boy in cornfield using thermal imaging
10/16/2019 5:54pm

BECKER, Minn. A 6-year-old boy is safe Wednesday morning thanks to a massive search effort overnight that ended after a drone with a thermal camera spotted the child his dog in a cornfield north of the Twin Cities, according to a report fromWCCO. The Sherburne County Sheriffs Office said Ethan Haus was found around 2 a.m. in a field not far from his home in Palmer Township, which is just north of Becker. The 6-year-old had disappeared late Tuesday

After getting through his own injury, Bilal Nichols has a big task for the Bears
10/16/2019 5:52pm

CHICAGO As a rookie, he was one of the first guys in the National Football League to really look up to, since he was directly in front of him on the depth chart. Bilal Nichols did his best to spell Pro Bowler Akiem Hicks in his rookie season and provided the team with another strong defensive lineman. But he got to do that in a reserve role, with Hicks doing most of the work in front of him on

Teachers strike just one of the many challenges facing Lightfoot
10/16/2019 5:44pm

CHICAGO Just five months into the job, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is facing crucial tests on several fronts. For Lightfoot, the challenges are coming from every direction. Chicago Teachers Union members are set to walk off the job Thursday. Some aldermen said Lightfoot should make more concessions. We keep seeing this hardline approach by the mayor and its not working, 15th Ward Ald. Raymond Lopez said. As Lightfoot prepared for the work stoppage, the City Council Black Caucus made noise

Boxer Patrick Day passes away days after suffering brain injury during Chicago fight
10/16/2019 5:42pm

A boxer who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a bout last weekend has passed away. According to a statement from DiBella Entertainment, Patrick Day, 27, died Wednesday as a result of the injury sustained on October 12 at the Wintrust Arena. He was surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team, including his mentor, friend and trainer Joe Higgins. On behalf of Patricks family, team, and those closest to him, we are grateful for the

Comparing Chicago teachers strike to Los Angeles teachers strike
10/16/2019 5:10pm

CHICAGO People who have grown up in Chicago have become accustomed to the threat of a teachers strike every few years. However, some may be wondering: Do Chicago teachers have it better or worse than their peers in other cities Teachers strikes are becoming more common. There were 24 of them across the country in 2018, which was the most walkouts on record in a single year. As Chicago teachers are poised to strike on Thursday, WGN took a


190 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 750-7777


Balance your favorite IPA While Holding a Yoga Pose
10/16/2019 6:20pm

Long Beach resident and yoga instructor brings beer and yoga together

Chicago teachers strike starts Thursday, CPS classes canceled
10/16/2019 6:20pm

The Chicago Teachers Union will go on strike Thursday after the House of Delegates rejected the latest contract put forth by Chicago Public Schools.

Working parents face difficult child care decisions ahead of planned Chicago teachers strike
10/16/2019 6:18pm

Many Chicago Public Schools parents are scrambling to come up with a child care plan as teachers prepare to strike Thursday.

World's Only Jetpack Men Fly at the Great Pacific Airshow in Huntington Beach
10/16/2019 6:11pm

Have you ever seen a real-life jetpack take off

Spend Your Weekend in This Water Tower House
10/16/2019 6:09pm

You can live in this Water Tower House


454 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60611   Directions

(312) 836-5555


Council OK's New Cannabis Rules
10/16/2019 5:42pm

The Chicago City Council gave its blessing to new guidelines for the sale of recreational cannabis Wednesday. But in doing so, they rolled past the objections of some African American aldermen who say the...

People Unknowingly Send Sextortion Emails: Research Group
10/16/2019 4:46pm

Researchers say they have exposed a large malware that is using its infected victims to unknowingly send sextortion emails.

Saints vs. Bears Injury Update: Trubisky, Gabriel Return
10/16/2019 4:37pm

The Chicago Bears got some great news on the injury front on Wednesday, as quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and wide receiver Taylor Gabriel were both full participants in the teams workout at Halas Hall.Photo Credit: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

CPS Lays Out Plans for Students as CTU, SEIU Prepare to Strike
10/16/2019 4:11pm

In an email sent out to parents on Wednesday afternoon, Chicago Public Schools confirmed that the Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU have decided to move forward with a strike, and announced that all classes would...

Satoransky Wins Bulls' Starting Point Guard Job
10/16/2019 3:42pm

Chicago Bulls head coach Jim Boylen announced Wednesday that one of the most closely watched storylines of training camp has been resolved, as Tomas Satoransky will be the teams starting point guard on opening...Photo Credit: NBAE via Getty Images

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