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  • Madigan wants state to spend $100 million on Obama library

    Madigan wants state to spend $100 million on Obama library
    SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan called today for the state to put up $100 million to boost efforts to land the presidential library and museum of President Barack Obama. The speaker joined fellow Democratic Chicago Rep. Monique Davis...
  • Menswear pop-up, weekend warehouse sale and more deals

    Menswear pop-up, weekend warehouse sale and more deals
    Online menswear retailer Indochino's Traveling Tailor pop-up event in Block 37 starts today until April 27. Stop by for a 30-minute appointment with a stylist to get fitted for a custom suit. Those who purchase a suit will get a free shirt with it. To...
  • Non-Equity theater actors juggle day jobs

    Non-Equity theater actors juggle day jobs
    No one pursues a career in theater looking to make a quick buck. That holds especially true in storefront theater for directors and playwrights, designers and stage managers. But non-Equity actors are the public face of this financial reality, which...
  • Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future

    Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future
    In the West Town loft that Jessica Charlesworth shares with husband, Tim Parsons, along the back wall, on a row of metal filing cabinets, a kaleidoscope of Post-it notes waved in a soft draft, each a kind of dispatch from the future. I leaned in to...
  • Artist Samantha Hill reconstructs Bronzeville's history

    Artist Samantha Hill reconstructs Bronzeville's history
    Samantha Hill awaits your input. And awaits. Then awaits some more. "I think people know I'm here," she said on a recent afternoon, not sounding all that certain. She laughed nervously. The Hyde Park Art Center was quiet. Hill, who is 39 and...
  • Far South Side man accused of robbing student in Loop

    Far South Side man accused of robbing student in Loop
    A Roseland man suspected of robbing a School of the Art Institute of Chicago student early Friday in the Loop was ordered held Saturday on $125,000 bail. The 22-year-old woman was walking in the 0-100 block of West Washington Street at around 3:30 a.m....
  • Jesse Ball's slippery 'Silence Once Begun' built on false confession

    Jesse Ball's slippery 'Silence Once Begun' built on false confession
    Jesse Ball's "Silence Once Begun" resists the standard narrative tropes of contemporary novels. It pushes against them with antique, gentlemanly language, a conflicting set of stories that clearly reference "Rashomon," and a structure like a funnel that...
  • Margaret Wharton, artist, 1943-2014

    Margaret Wharton, artist, 1943-2014
    Artist Margaret Wharton deconstructed, reconstructed and reimagined everyday objects to make works of art that could be whimsical, witty or simply thought-provoking in reflecting her vision of the world. "Margaret was a consummate artist who...
  • Chicago Pedway: City's bright, hope-filled underbelly

    Chicago Pedway: City's bright, hope-filled underbelly
    You want to know the best thing about the Chicago Pedway? It's not that, despite this Polar Vortex winter, you can cover almost 40 city blocks on the Pedway without ever stepping foot outside. It's not that the Pedway began modestly in 1951 and now...
  • Printers Row's favorite books of 2013

    Printers Row's favorite books of 2013
    As 2013 winds to a close, we thought we'd take one more look back at the year's literary highlights. We asked Printers Row Journal contributors to write about a book they read this year that will linger in their minds well into 2014. Here's what they...
  • Loan hacks

    Loan hacks
    When Exal Iraheta found out he had defaulted on a $17,105 student loan, his first reaction was dread. "I immediately was like, what am I supposed to do?" he said. "You feel like you're sinking. Instantly." Though Iraheta works full-time as a media...
  • Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice cast his influence over Chicago suburbs

    Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice cast his influence over Chicago suburbs
    Chicago loves to call itself the cradle of modern architecture, but what exactly is modern architecture? The steel and glass skyscrapers of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe? The Prairie School houses of Frank Lloyd Wright? Maybe those are the wrong questions....