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The Sears Tower is printed on the back of the $10 bill in a re-imagining of U.S. currency by artist Travis Purrington. [via]

Ghost Story Busters

CuriousCity digs deeper into the local scary stories of Resurrection Mary and the "alley of death and mutilation."

Cost of Convenience

RadPad maps the rental price of apartments near different El stops across the city.

The Last Masquerade

Lula Cafe will once again don a Halloween costume this Friday, but it'll be the last time -- at least for a while. This year's theme will be quinceaƱera in honor of the restaurant's 15th anniversary.

Creepy Puppet Theater

Free Street Theater's Mariposa Nocturna makes an encore run this weekend, starting tonight at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, featuring eerie puppets and spooky dreamscapes.

Capturing the City

Capture My Chicago is an online community built around photographing the city and suburbs. Some really beautiful shots in there.

United States of X: Halloween Candy Edition

Allegedly Kit Kats are the hottest candy in Illinois candy bowls this Halloween.

Rappin' & Crackin'

The FBI arrested 29 people in Chicago and Indiana -- including members of a rap group called RACK Boyz -- for allegedly "cracking" credit cards.

Risky Raffle Business

Election officials are investigating Ald. Leslie Hairston after her office offered raffle tickets to people for voting, although she has since admitted it was a mistake.

Ready to Walk the Line

Nik Wallenda is set to cross a wire stretching from the Marina City towers and Leo Burnett building, 50 stories above the Chicago River, for a live televised stunt.

Archives

“Abandoning his Powerpoint-style slideshow for a 'fuck it...what do you wanna know?' approach, Maxwell's open-endedness miffed some festival subscribers but opened the floodgates for a more expansive dialogue.”

read more in Book Club

Under the Hood

Book Club

Bookmarks

by Miden Wood

Transmission

Halloween Prom Scene

by Andrew Huff

A/C

Nightcrawler, Horns, Citizenfour, Before I Go To Sleep & Harmontown

by Steve Prokopy

Drive Thru

Friday Foodpic: TONIGHT!

by Robyn Nisi

Mechanics

How an Overlooked Rauner Job Creation Plan Caused Problems Across America

by Jason Prechtel

Book Club

Weekend of Woe/"Wow!" at the Chicago Humanities Festival

by Alex Thompson

Book Club

Jamaica Kincaid Discusses Voice, Working at New Yorker

by Jack McCormick

A/C

"Mirror of Enlightenment" Arrives at Harris Theater

by Sarah Brooks

Transmission

Stars Align: Mike Maimone and Archie Powell

by Mike Ewing

A/C

Halloween! Visit Logan Square's Dr. Frankenstein

by A/C

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished: Documenting 100
Threatened Buildings

Slowdown

10/31Friday

6:00 PThe Trip to Italy @ Film Center

6:00 PSing-A-Long Chicago @ Auditorium

6:30 PNorthalsted Halloween Parade

7:00 PMoonlight Manor @ Moonlight Studios

7:00 PHaunted Punch House

8:00 PVocalo Thriller Dance Party

9:00 PBoneshaker @ Redmoon Theater

9:00 PBloodiest, Outer Mind @ Empty Bottle

10:00 PRocky Horror Review @ Mayne Stage

10:00 PHalloween Party @ Flats Studio

11:59 PNocturna All Hallow's Eve Ball @ Metro

11/01Saturday

2:30 PDan Harmon & Harmontown @ Music Box

3:00 PDay of the Dead @ Museum of Mexican Art

5:00 PHalf Acre Annual Chili Cookoff @ The Arts of Life

8:00 PChicago Ukulele Cabaret @ Silvie's

8:00 PHood Internet @ Double Door

8:00 PSongs of Stephanie Morris @ Hideout

9:00 PFreakeasy's Dead Celebrities @ Metro

10:00 PPianos Become the Teeth @ Beat Kitchen

11/02Sunday

9:00 AClosing Reception: Soul Kitchen @ Kitchen Space

12:00 PJeremy Scahill @ Loyola Crown Hall

1:00 PCentral Manufacturing District Walking Tour

1:00 PTop Hats & Tales @ Green Mill

2:00 P Illinois BBQ Alliance's Autumn Smoke @ Joe's Bar

6:00 PNik Wallenda Tightrope Walk

11/03Monday

7:00 PBlonde Redhead @ Bottom Lounge

11/04Tuesday

7:00 PTuesday Funk @ Hopleaf

7:00 PElection Night w/Mick & Ben @ Hideout

7:00 PMark Lanegan Band @ Bottom Lounge

11/05Wednesday

6:00 PLorelei Stewart Lecture @ Columbia College

8:00 PSound Opinions: The Beatles vs. The Stones @ Old Town School of Folk Music

11/06Thursday

6:00 PSAIC Visiting Artists Program: Lewis Hyde

6:30 PLincoln Square Wine Stroll

6:30 PTobias Frere-Jones @ SAIC

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