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  • West Side funny

    West Side funny
    You can't help but notice how similar comedians Hannibal Buress and Lil Rel appear. And when you find out they're both from the West Side of Chicago, you might think they're related. "We almost look like brothers," Rel, whose real name is Milton Howery,...
  • 10 things you might not know about Chicago elections

    10 things you might not know about Chicago elections
    Chicagoans will vote for a new mayor and aldermen Tuesday. Other than the mayoral front-runner being kicked off the ballot temporarily and another candidate accusing an opponent of smoking crack, it's been a rather calm campaign. In Chicago history,...
  • December 6 - 10

    El Debarge - Avant - Steve Greenberg - Dr. Elmo - John Pinette - Voices of Rock Radio Monday, December 6 El Debarge Appearance Information: Tomorrow 7:00 p.m. Harold Washington Cultural Center 4701 S. King Drive Chicago www.amusicexperience.com...
  • Motorist killed in early morning crash in Bronzeville

    Motorist killed in early morning crash in Bronzeville
    A 21-year-old motorist was killed this morning in a violent, three-vehicle crash on the city's South Side, police said. The collision happened just before 1 a.m. in the 400 block of East 47th Street, just a short distance from the Harold Washington...
  • Rezko from prison: 'I feel bad more for my family'

    Rezko from prison: 'I feel bad more for my family'
    An imprisoned top adviser and fundraiser for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich admitted to conduct that could have brought about federal scrutiny, but he disputed the charges a federal jury convicted him of in 2008. "I have done things I could have been...
  • CPS cancel summer classes at 10 schools ahead of heatwave

    CPS cancel summer classes at 10 schools ahead of heatwave
    Ahead of the heatwave expected to bring 100-degree temperatures to the area, Chicago Public School officials have canceled summer school classes at 10 schools that lack air conditioning. Classes have been canceled at the following schools: Altgeld,...
  • 'Love and Shame and Love' by Peter Orner

    'Love and Shame and Love' by Peter Orner
    Lately, I've been trying to cure myself of my packrat tendencies and have been sorting through boxes of papers and mementos I've amassed over the years. In the box I most recently opened, I found an old Comiskey Park ticket stub from a Sox game I attended...
  • Schools chief cancels summer classes at 18 schools

    Schools chief cancels summer classes at 18 schools
    For a second time in two weeks, the summertime heat has led to the cancellation of Chicago Public School summer classes, officials said. CPS chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard has ordered summer school classes cancelled at 18 schools that do not...
  • Emanuel wants to make Chicago more immigrant-friendly

    Emanuel wants to make Chicago more immigrant-friendly
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to put a long standing Chicago practice on the books to ensure that police detain only undocumented immigrants who are suspected or convicted criminals. The symbolic ordinance Emanuel proposed Tuesday would allow city police to...
  • Convicted briber back on the job

    Convicted briber back on the job
    Americans believe in second chances, but a WGN investigation reveals this probably wasn’t the kind of second chance most people had in mind. The story begins with Chicago’s infamous “Operation Incubator” and the man who got...
  • LINK Up Illinois to offer $10 in matching food stamp value at 10 city farmers markets

    LINK Up Illinois to offer $10 in matching food stamp value at 10 city farmers markets
    One of the biggest criticisms of the local food movement is that its produce costs too much, putting it out of reach to those who may need it most. With more Americans relying on food stamps (called LINK in Illinois) today than at any other time in our...
  • Carolyn M. Rodgers dies at 69; grappled with issues of African American identity

    Carolyn M. Rodgers dies at 69; grappled with issues of African American identity
    Carolyn M. Rodgers, who grappled with issues of African American identity and culture in poems that took first flight during the vibrant Black Arts Movement of the late 1960s, has died. She was 69. Rodgers died of cancer April 2 in hospice care at...