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Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader

(312) 392-2970

2930 S Michigan Ave Ste 102
Chicago, IL 60616   Directions


Chicago singer-songwriter Claude makes dream pop for the youth, young and old
08/10/2022 6:00am

Im a twentysomething / Dont you think its about time Chicago singer-songwriter Claudia Ferme, aka Claude, sighs on Twenty Something, which opens her debut full-length, A Lots Gonna Change American Dreams. The track breathes and pulses through dream-pop heaven with swirling, chiming guitars and distant, mellow horns. Its meant to be redolent of a certain The post Chicago singer-songwriter Claude makes dream pop for the youth, young and old appeared first on Chicago Reader.

Listen to The Ben Joravsky Show
08/09/2022 2:01pm

Reader senior writerBen Joravskyriffs on the days stories with his celebrated humor, insight, and honesty, and interviews politicians, activists, journalists and other political know-it-alls.The post Listen to The Ben Joravsky Show appeared first on Chicago Reader.

A rally, a concert, a podcast, a reading
08/09/2022 1:02pm

At noon, KAN-WIN, a local nonprofit focused on eradicating gender-based violence, especially for women and children across Asian American communities, is holding a rally outside of the Wrigley Building 400 N. Michigan as part of a global day of action for comfort womenAsian survivors of sexual slavery at the hands of the Japanese military leading The post A rally, a concert, a podcast, a reading appeared first on Chicago Reader.

WLUW’s Abstract Science celebrates 25 years with a 25-hour marathon broadcast
08/09/2022 12:26pm

In July 2017, the hosts of WLUW 88.7 FMs weekly electronic-music program, Abstract Science, celebrated the shows 20th anniversary with a blockbuster 20-hour broadcast. Gossip Wolf managed to tune in for a few of those hours, anyway. Sleep is important Those hosts include longtime selectors Chris Widman, Henry Self, Luke Stokes, Joshua P. Ferguson, and The post WLUWs Abstract Science celebrates 25 years with a 25-hour marathon broadcast appeared first on Chicago Reader.

The Devil Wears Prada doesn’t quite make it work
08/09/2022 10:48am

Theres a brand new dance / But I dont know its name / That people from bad homes / Do again and again / Its big and its bland / Full of tension and fear / They do it over there / But we dont do it here. Fashion, David Bowie The new Broadway-bound The post The Devil Wears Prada doesnt quite make it work appeared first on Chicago Reader.

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times

(312) 321-3000

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


Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

(312) 222-3232

160 N Stetson Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions


Riot Fest management apologizes and its contractor steps down after ‘hostile’ community meeting, as momentum to boot festival gains traction
08/10/2022 5:00am

The community meeting held Aug. 2 was conducted without Riot Fest management authorization and the contractor will be stepping down, a spokesperson said.

Actor Anne Heche remains hospitalized and on a ventilator after fiery car crash
08/09/2022 6:39pm

Anne Heche remained hospitalized on a ventilator to help her breathe and faced surgery Tuesday, four days after the actor was injured in a fiery car crash.

Lawsuit claims grand jury was misled in case of Christopher Vaughn, Oswego man convicted of murdering wife and 3 kids near Channahon in 2007
08/09/2022 6:24pm

Pierre and Gail Vaughn filed the suit in federal court in Chicago, claiming that the misrepresentation violated their son Christopher Vaughns constitutional right to a fair legal process.

Is the deal to keep Lollapalooza in Chicago good for the city? Alderman calls it ‘missed opportunity’ and questions clause that limits fest competition
08/09/2022 6:21pm

Among the most significant changes from the previous contract is that the new agreement will allow 60,000 more attendees over the four-day festival.

Chicago police director of reform fired following email to Superintendent David Brown over staff changes, sources say
08/09/2022 5:54pm

Robert Boik, the Chicago Police Departments executive director of constitutional policing and reform, was fired by the superintendent Tuesday.

Crain's Chicago Business
Crain's Chicago Business

(312) 649-5200

150 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions


Daily Herald
Daily Herald

(847) 427-4300

155 E Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005   Directions


'She was my love, my best friend, my life': Family, friends mourn 13-year-old killed in I-90 crash
08/09/2022 6:10pm

Barely a week after Katriona Koziara, 13, died in a deadly crash, her mother reflected on all the good things about her, remembering her as wonderful, intelligent, caring, talented and loving.

'They are starting over now': Beagles bred for research meet new foster families in South Elgin
08/09/2022 4:34pm

Ninety-one beagles that had been bred for medical research in Virginia got a new lease on life when they were introduced to new foster families Tuesday in South Elgin.

Cooper Roberts begins rehab after Highland Park shooting, hopes to rejoin classmates soon
08/09/2022 4:01pm

Cooper Roberts, the 8-year-old paralyzed in the Highland Park parade shooting, recently began rehabilitation at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago with the goal of returning to his third-grade class at Braeside Elementary School in the next two to three months.

While liquidation continues at closed Arlington Park, empty parking lots to host large Polish festival
08/09/2022 11:06pm

Even as winning bidders are picking up items from the next online auction of assets at Arlington Park, the shuttered racetracks large parking lot will host a Polish cultural festival later this month.

From pretzels to Polynesia: New Rosemont tiki bar completes conversion of old German beer hall
08/09/2022 10:58pm

With a fair share of rattan decor and a cocktail menu that boasts some 30 varieties of rum, dozens of fresh juices and ingredients, and more than 50 colorful cocktails, owners of a new tiki bar in Rosemont aim to transport guests to an island oasis in the South Seas.

Extra Bilingual Newspaper
Extra Bilingual Newspaper

(773) 252-3534

3906 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647   Directions


Lawndale News
Lawndale News

(708) 656-6400

5533 W 25th St
Cicero, IL 60804   Directions


Youth Karate Instructor Charged with Dissemination and Possession of Child Pornography
08/04/2022 6:13am

A Des Plaines man who worked as a youth karate instructor has been charged with Dissemination and Possession of Child Pornography after investigators determined he viewed and distributed several sexually... Read more

Chicago Investigates ICE Use of Data Brokers in Sanctuary Laws
08/04/2022 6:12am

By: Ashmar Mandou Recently, Chicagos Cook County heard various testimony on how ICEs contract with data broker LexisNexis may have created a loophole around the countys sanctuary ordinance. Weve seen... Read more

Rep. Hernandez to Hold Shred Day, Electronic Recycling, Drug Take-Back Event
08/04/2022 6:11am

Due to increased demand for on-site paper shredding, state Rep. Elizabeth Lisa Hernandez, D-Cicero, in partnership with Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart, is hosting a second community shred day,... Read more

Series Highlighting Scientists Who Have Broken Cultural Barriers Opens at the Field
08/04/2022 6:10am

This August, the Field Museum is launching a new exhibition series, The Changing Face of Science. The series will highlight the work of scientists and science educators who are women... Read more

City Continues to Prioritize Those at Highest Risk of Monkeypox
08/04/2022 6:09am

The Chicago Department of Public Health CDPH announced that 326 Chicagoans have tested positive for the monkeypox virus MPV as the department and City continue outreach efforts in response to... Read more

WBBM TV - CBS Chicago
WBBM TV - CBS Chicago

(312) 899-2890

22 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602   Directions



(312) 565-5532

205 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions


WGN Radio
WGN Radio

(312) 222-4700

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


Painting by Spike O'Dell to be auctioned for charity
08/09/2022 7:37pm

Former WGN Radio host Spike ODell joins Steve & Johnnie filling-in for Lisa Dent on Chicagos Afternoon News to talk about the LEGENDS Dream Big Tournament being held at theEagle Ridge Resort & Spa to raise funds for charities including the Field of Big Dreams charity and Cubs Charities, featuring the auction of one of ...

Photographer Barry Butler's mission to save the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse
08/09/2022 7:09pm

Famed Chicago photographer Barry Butler joins Steve & Johnnie filling-in for Lisa Dent on Chicagos Afternoon News to discuss why hes helping to save the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse. Follow Your Favorite Chicagos Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow LisaDentSpeaksFollow SteveBertrand Follow kpowell720 Follow maryvandeveldeFollow LaurenLapka

Tuesdays with Tom Skilling: How much summer weather do we have left?
08/09/2022 6:45pm

WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling joinsSteve & Johnnie filling-in for Lisa Dent on Chicagos Afternoon News to give this weeks forecast and discuss whether the hot, humid temps will return next week. Follow Your Favorite Chicagos Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow LisaDentSpeaksFollow SteveBertrand Follow kpowell720 Follow maryvandeveldeFollow LaurenLapka

Herb Weisbaum on child ID theft and digital coupons
08/09/2022 10:05pm

Herb Weisbaum, contributing editor at checkbook.org and host of the Consumerpedia Podcast, joins John Landecker to talk about missing out on savings due to lack of technology as well as people stealing your childs identity for a fresh new Social Security number to get credit cards in their name. Herb tells you how to prevent ...

Getting familiar with mobile banking
08/09/2022 5:33pm

Banking Expert at NerdWallet, Chanelle Bassette, joins Jon Hansen to talk about mobile banking apps like Apple Pay and Google Pay and payment apps like Zelle, CashApp, Venmo, and PayPal. Chanelle gives advice for those who are unfamiliar with the mobile banking world as well as the concept of green banking.


(773) 528-2311

2501 W Bradley Pl
Chicago, IL 60618   Directions


FBI search makes clear Trump is target of probe
08/09/2022 5:44pm

The FBI search of Mar-a-Lago has answered one lingering question about Attorney General Merrick Garland: Yes, hes willing to directly investigate Donald Trump.

Musician, violin-maker form connection, carving new path
08/09/2022 10:14pm

WGNs Gaynor Hall and photojournalist Ted Parra report in this WGN-TV Cover Story.

Sources: Head of CPD's Constitutional Policing office fired
08/09/2022 6:02pm

CHICAGO The Chicago Police official in charge of overseeing the departments court-mandated reform efforts spurred by the murder of Laquan McDonald was fired Tuesday, according to police sources. Robert Boik was dismissed by Supt. David Brown as head of the CPDs Office of Constitutional Policing, sources said. While the CPD did not comment ...

Skilling: Cooler weather settles in for awhile
08/09/2022 4:14pm

Its really cooled down Tuesdays 76-deg high was the coolest in 15 days, with only four other days since July 1 as cool or cooler only 11 days since the start of climatological summer back on June 1 with a daytime high as cool as todays. Tuesday will be the first evening of summer with ...

Kim Foxx: Former cop a 'stain on our criminal justice system'
08/09/2022 8:33am

CHICAGO In a rare move, Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx has filed motions to clear eight more homicide convictions tied to a notorious former Chicago police detective. Observers say the clearing of so many murder cases in a single day is unprecedented in Chicago, if not nationally. Foxx has been reviewing convictions where ...


(312) 750-7777

190 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions


Ready, Set, Pay Online: Illinois Tollway makes it easy to pay missed tolls, get relief
06/01/2023 12:00am

With Tolling 2020, the Illinois Tollway is making it easier than ever to pay missed tolls while providing relief on existing violations.

CTA stabbing: Man seriously hurt after Red Line argument spills onto Fullerton platform
08/10/2022 5:34am

Chicago police said a woman stabbed a 37-year-old man in Lincoln Park Tuesday night.

CPD searching for 8-month-old girl after suspect breaks into Irving Park home, takes baby
08/10/2022 5:17am

CPD said the suspect hit a 17-year-old girl on the head before taking the baby.

Former President Donald Trump says he's testifying today in NY investigation
08/10/2022 4:43am

Donald Trump will be questioned under oath Wednesday in the New York attorney generals long-running civil investigation into his dealings as a real estate mogul, the former president confirmed.

Cannabis confusion: Knowing the difference between regulated weed stores and unregulated CBD shops
08/09/2022 10:35pm

The ABC7 I- Team has been investigating the differences between unregulated CBD stores and regulated pot stores.


(312) 836-5555

454 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60611   Directions


CPS 2022-2023 COVID Guidelines: Mask and Vaccine Mandates Are Out, ‘Close Contact' Procedures Are In
08/10/2022 5:59am

COVID protocols for Chicago Public Schools looks very different for the 2022-2023 school year. Heres a breakdown of what those guidelines look like.

Official in Charge of Chicago Police Reform Efforts Fired by Supt. Brown
08/09/2022 9:26pm

The official responsible for overseeing court-ordered reforms within the Chicago Police Department was fired by Supt. David Brown, leading to strong reactions from all corners of the city.

Chicago Civil Rights Leaders Express Anger at Decision Not to Indict Emmett Till Accuser
08/09/2022 8:59pm

After a grand jury decided not to indict the woman whose allegations sparked Emmett Tills lynching, Chicago-area civil rights leaders are expressing their outrage and disappointment in the decision.

Actor Ricky Gervais Weighs in on Coyote Controversy, Calls on Cook County Officials to Release Animal
08/09/2022 7:41pm

A coyote living in an outdoor enclosure at a north suburban forest preserve is at the center of much controversy, as animal rights activists urge Cook County officials to release him.

South Chicago Dance Team Prepares to Honor Beloved Coach at Bud Billiken Parade
08/09/2022 6:46pm

As Chicagos Bud Billiken Parade kicks off this weekend, one dance team is working to put on a special performance to honor their late coach.

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