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Undercover Taggers

Two men arrested with spray paint cans in a rail yard had CTA uniforms and keys.

Dog Bites Mayor

City Council watchdog Faisal Khan is suing Mayor Emanuel and some aldermen for hindering investigations by underfunding the agency in charge of them.

McKinney Leaves the Sun-Times

Sun-Times political reporter Dave McKinney resigned today due to management's actions in response to pressure from the Bruce Rauner campaign following an investigative report on Rauner's lawsuit with the former CEO of LeapSource, a company the gubernatorial candidate's investment firm backed. CapitolFax, Reader and Crain's provide more of the backstory.

Bulls Run This Town

The Bulls are more popular with Chicagoans than any other local team, according to Facebook data examined by DNAinfo.

Meet the Millenials

Crain's profiles some of Chicago's twentysomethings to see how they're faring in today's economy.

Barbarians at the Gates

Neighbors in Humboldt Park are organizing so they aren't displaced as the area is gentrified.

Food on Film

Tickets for the Chicago Food Film Festival are now on sale. The festival will run Nov. 20-22 at Kendall College.

Kickstart a Vision

A documentary on transgender faith leaders, an app for children's films from Facets, a 3D carving machine and the easiest cube puzzle ever invented are among the campaigns on Gapers Block's curated Kickstarter page.

Poor Taste, Poor Judgment

Yesterday, amid its own coverage of alleged serial killer in Darren Deon Vann, published an amateurish satirical article about a "severed body" being found under the Loop el tracks.

Not from Potbelly's

A Cook County Jail guard and three inmates and their wives and girlfriends were charged with smuggling marijuana and cigarettes in Jim Shoe sandwiches, which features a messy mixture of toppings and condiments they hoped would conceal the contraband.

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“Take notes, and don't be afraid to see something to haven't heard of -- that's the point of a film festival, isn't it?”

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Under the Hood


Django Festival All-Stars & Cyrille Aimee to Perform Beautiful Tribute on 10/24

by Sarah Brooks


Giordano Dance Opens Fall Season With Ray Leeper Premiere

by Miriam Finder


"How Do You Do?" Find out at 20x2 Chicago Oct. 25

by Andrew Huff


Openlands Builds Green Space for Chicago Public Schools

by Becky Schultz


Porchlight Stages Rousing Version of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd

by Alice Singleton

Drive Thru

My Adventure Cooking Pig's Head

by Judy Wu

Book Club

Clarence Page in Discussion @ The Union League Club

by Miden Wood

Drive Thru

SmallBar Division to Close

by Andrew Huff


Schubas Swooned For John Mark Nelson and Kara Laudon

by Julian Ramirez

Book Club

Blind's Self-Pitying Narrator is Tough to Love

by Robert Kingett

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished



12:00 PPanel Discussion with Photography Susan Meiselas

5:30 PLocal Brews, Local Grooves @ House of Blues

6:00 PLafite Wine Tasting @ Sofitel

6:00 PCao Fei: Haze & Fog @ Gene Siskel Film Center

7:00 PEnglewood International Film Festival

7:00 PStars Align @ GMan Tavern

9:00 PCass McCombs & Meat Puppets @ Empty Bottle

9:00 PChicagoist 10th Anniversary Party


12:00 PGreen Festival @ Navy Pier

5:00 PSketchbook Swap Exhibition @ Jupiter Outpost

5:00 POpening Reception @ Aspect / Ratio

6:00 PThe City Lost & Found @ Art Institute

6:00 POpening Reception: Andrew Barco & Eddie Breitweiser @ ThreeWalls

6:30 P53rd Ward: After Dark @ Hideout

6:30 PEnglewood International Film Festival

7:30 PProject Recall: HCL @ Mana Contemporary

8:00 PThe Atlas Moth @ Beat Kitchen

10:00 PPsychemagik @ Smart Bar


9:00 AEnglewood International Film Festival

11:00 AChicago Humanities Festival

11:00 AGreen Festival @ Navy Pier

3:00 PRed Scare 10th Anniversary @ Metro

5:00 POpening Reception: Thresh/hold @ Roman Susan ANNEX

6:30 P20x2 Chicago @ Schubas

7:30 PThe Toasters @ Beat Kitchen

8:00 PSpektral Quartet @ Constellation

10:00 PThe Shit Show @ Collaboraction Theater


11:00 AChicago Humanities Festival

11:00 AGreen Festival @ Navy Pier

12:00 PBeat Swap Meet @ Empty Bottle

1:00 POpening Reception @ PEREGRINEPROGRAM

2:00 P9th Annual Andersonville Dessert Crawl

4:00 POpening Reception: Nicole Dyer & Matt Hilvers @ South of the Tracks

6:00 PThe Adventures of Danny & Mike @ Lincoln Hall

6:00 PEnglewood International Film Festival

6:00 PFor Grace Premiere @ Portage Theater


7:00 PShamblers' Ball @ Public House Theatre

8:43 PNude Beach @ Subterranean

9:43 POozing Wound @ Empty Bottle


6:30 PChemistry of Chocolate @ Peggy Notebaert Museum

7:00 PRobin Dluzen Artist Talk @ Lillstreet Loft

8:00 PThe Moth StorySLAM @ Martyrs'

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