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Inartful Dodgers

Walgreens is still considering moving its headquarters overseas to save money on taxes.

Rock Around the Clock

Jack White performed an epic three-hour-long set last night, his longest ever.

Kids and Their Cancer Cures

South Side teen Keven Stonewall worked on a colon cancer vaccine at Rush University during his senior year of high school.

A City of Other Neighborhoods

"It makes no difference that a crime has its roots in 'another neighborhood,' and to suggest otherwise is to embrace an attitude that thwarts progress against violent crime." Bill Savage on Chicago's violent crime denial.

Who Needs Truth in Advertising?

Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's latest attack ad against Gov. Quinn includes several made up headlines.

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The Horrors of Home Ownership

Maybe your basement flooded once or twice this summer due to all the rain. But you probably didn't have to deal with maggots like Calumet Heights resident Lori Burns.

Knitters for the Win

An accountant who didn't file sales tax returns nearly put Edgewater's Sifu Design Studio out of business, but fans of the store saved it by donating on gofundme.

On the Road Again

A Facebook group is helping touring and local musicians find their gear after it's stolen in Chicago.

Fourth of July's Crime Spree

Elliot Ramos of the Wall Street Journal produced a map of every crime committed over the Fourth of July weekend this year, labeled white for crimes against property, red for crimes against people. [via]

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How's My Policing?

The Chicago Police Department is asking for feedback on officers' interactions with residents.


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Under the Hood


Hercules, Lucy, A Most Wanted Man, I Origins, And So It Goes, Happy Christmas, Magic in the Moonlight, Under the Electric Sky & Closed Curtain

by Steve Prokopy

Book Club


by Miden Wood

Drive Thru

Friday Foodpic: Tomatoes are Coming

by Robyn Nisi


Artful Interviews at Pitchfork Music Festival

by Sarah Brooks

Book Club

Find Book Bargains at the Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale

by Miden Wood

Book Club

August is Nigh; Time to Funk Up Your Tuesday

by Miden Wood


Arm Wrestlers Test Their Strength at CLLAW XIX

by Miriam Finder

Book Club

Near Ye, Near Ye! Your Weekend in Words

by Danette Chavez


Get Your Tweedy On

by Anne Holub


In Battle of Disasters, Earthquakes Trump Fire

by Benjamin Cannon

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished: Documenting 100
Threatened Buildings



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