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Not Just a Dive

While Jameson shots never go out of style, neighborhood bars are less central to community life than they used to be.

Citizen Cardinal

Chicago's new Archbishop Blase Cupich will forgo the church's $14.3 million Cardinal's Mansion, living in the rectory at Holy Name Cathedral instead.

United States of X: Turn of the Century Edition

Slate found a 1903 map of "Race and Occupation of Immigrants by Destination" by state. Illinois' immigrants break down about how you'd expect.

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What Time is Lunch?

The latest issue of Chicago magazine tackles cheap eats, including seven variations on the classic Chicago-style hot dog.

Shoot First

Truthout investigates the Chicago Police Department's "culture of impunity" with regard to using deadly force.

Undercover Taggers

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

Protesting Police Abroad

Activists are taking their allegations of torture and mistreatment by Chicago police to the United Nations in Switzerland.

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.

Archives

“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?”

read more in A/C

Under the Hood

Transmission

Open Mike Eagle and Serengeti Elevated Rap at Empty Bottle

by Julian Ramirez

Book Club

Bookmarks

by Miden Wood

A/C

Dear White People, Ouija, Birdman, Listen Up Philip, John Wick, Stonehearst Asylum & 23 Blast

by Steve Prokopy

Drive Thru

Friday Foodpic: Pleasant House Bakery

by Robyn Nisi

Tailgate

Carcillo, Versteeg Looking to Prove They Belong

by Jim Crago

Mechanics

Chicago Organizers Protest Lead-Contaminated Schools

by Emily Brosious

A/C

Creative Writing: Chicago Film Shows More Than Words in a Writing Class

by Nancy Bishop

Tailgate

Jimmy Butler Questionable for Bulls Season Opener

by Josh Williams

A/C

Amazing Grace: A Musical with an Everlasting Message

by Sarah Brooks

Book Club

Take A Journey With Eula Biss

by Danette Chavez

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished: Documenting 100
Threatened Buildings

Slowdown

10/25Saturday

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

8:11 PHalloween S'mores Tasting @ Veruca Chocolates

10:00 PThe Shit Show @ Collaboraction Theater

10/26Sunday

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

10/27Monday

7:00 PShamblers' Ball @ Public House Theatre

7:00 PUnplugged @ 27 Live

8:43 PNude Beach @ Subterranean

9:43 POozing Wound @ Empty Bottle

10/28Tuesday

6:30 PChemistry of Chocolate @ Peggy Notebaert Museum

7:00 PRobin Dluzen Artist Talk @ Lillstreet Loft

8:00 PThe Moth StorySLAM @ Martyrs'

10/29Wednesday

7:00 PMiss Spoken @ Gallery Cabaret

7:30 P2nd Story @ Moxee Restaurant

10/30Thursday

9:00 PSmoker @ Empty Bottle

10/31Friday

6:00 PThe Trip to Italy @ Film Center

6:00 PSing-A-Long Chicago @ Auditorium

7:00 PMoonlight Manor @ Moonlight Studios

7:00 PHaunted Punch House

9:00 PBoneshaker @ Redmoon Theater

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