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Water Wars

The City is filing for a restraining order against the scandal-plagued suburb of Harvey to keep it from collecting water fees because the town owes the city over $20 million.

Drinking to Help

Anthony's Own, founded by a retired Chicago fireman, employs physically and developmentally disabled adults to produce and package its line of liqueurs. You can find them at Binny's.

Learn from Lessig

Net neutrality and intellectual property activist Lawrence Lessig is lecturing at U of C this fall, on institutional corruption.

3D Emergency

The Museum of Holography closed for good in 2009, but the collection and much of its equipment remained in the building. The building has been sold, though, and the museum's holdings is at risk of being sold off as the current tenant prepares to move out. MakeItFor.Us is trying to save it.

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Counting the Absense

Steven Vance analyzed demolition data and found that tear-downs are on the rise again. See also David Schalliol's To Be Demolished project. (Thanks, AJ!)

Why the Bears Suck

Deadspin's annual trolling of Bears fans does a pretty good job of it.

Chicago-Style Sandwich?

Is a hot dog a sandwich? This deep dive into sandwich ontology is food for thought as you plan those Labor Day barbecues.

A Not-Legal Approach

A police commander praised for his "no-nonsense approach" has been stripped of his police powers for allegedly placing his gun in a suspect's mouth.

Still Growing

While urban farms cultivate fresh produce and jobs, they still rely heavily on outside funding and most are not independently sustainable.

Police Shootings Protests

Hundreds of people protested Wednesday in response to the police-involved shooting of Roshad McIntosh, while some family members of Desean Pittman, another young man killed by police, are facing jail time after clashing with police at a memorial service.

Archives

“That mainstream sports coverage focuses on soccer as often as does a camel water goes to show that mine is but a constructed reality.”

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Under the Hood

Transmission

North Coast: Day Three

by Justin Freeman

Transmission

A Hideout Block Party How-To

by Sarah Brooks

A/C

Timeline Explores the Power of Art to Hurt and to Heal in My Name Is Asher Lev

by Nancy Bishop

Mechanics

Us People, Them People: Howard Street and the $15 Sandwich

by Mechanics

Tailgate

Put It This Way, Dunn Not A Bum for White Sox

by Mike Chamernik

Transmission

Beyond and Back with John Doe

by J.H. Palmer

A/C

A Return for Renegade Craft Fair

by Sarah Brooks

Transmission

North Coast: Day Two

by Justin Freeman

Transmission

The Dutchess and The Duke Return to the Empty Bottle

by Julian Ramirez

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North Coast: Day One

by Justin Freeman

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished: Documenting 100
Threatened Buildings

Slowdown

09/01Monday

10:00 AAfrican Festival of the Arts

12:00 PTaste of Polonia

2:30 PChicago Fringe Festival

3:00 PChicago Sky vs. Indiana Fever @ Allstate Arena

3:00 PNoir City Film Festival @ Music Box

7:00 PThe Unauthorized "Saved by the Bell" Story @ East Room

8:00 PImpress These Apes @ ComedySportz

09/02Tuesday

5:00 PNoir City Film Festival @ Music Box

6:30 PFirst Tuesdays w/Mick & Ben @ Hideout

7:00 PTuesday Funk @ Hopleaf

8:00 PX plays Los Angeles @ City Winery

9:00 PTwo Cookie Minimum @ Hungry Brain

09/03Wednesday

4:04 PArcade Brewery Launch @ Logan Arcade

5:00 PNoir City Film Festival @ Music Box

6:30 PNow What? A Conversation w/the Creators of Alaska & JoMama Jones

8:00 PX plays Wild Gift @ City Winery

8:00 PChicago Red Hots Benefit @ FitzGerald's

9:00 PCreepoid, My Dad, & Shahman @ Township

09/04Thursday

5:00 PNoir City Film Festival @ Music Box

6:30 PStrictly Ballroom @ Millennium Park

7:00 PChicago Fringe Festival

8:00 PX plays Under the Big Black Sun @ City Winery

9:00 POwen Pallett & Foxes in Fiction @ Metro

09/05Friday

3:47 PFirst Friday @ Flat Iron Building

3:53 PZoovie: Best in Show @ Lincoln Park Zoo

5:00 PThe Hideout Block Party & Onion AV Fest

5:00 PLuiz Gonz╬Člez Palma Reception & Exhibit @ Schneider Gallery

5:13 PHideout Block Party & A.V. Fest

6:00 PLife Itself @ Film Center

7:00 PChicago Fringe Festival

8:00 PX plays More Fun in the New World @ City Winery

09/06Saturday

1:00 PInternet Cat Video Festival @ Metro

1:00 PHideout Block Party & A.V. Fest

2:30 PChicago Fringe Festival

3:00 PFilipino Cinema series @ Film Center

4:00 PChicago All-Star Softball Challenge @ Schaumburg Boomers Stadium

4:20 PIntro to Canning @ ReBuilding Exchange

8:00 PEugene Sun Park's Film Self Deportation @ Chicago Filmmakers

09/07Sunday

11:00 ADill Pickle Block Party @ Comfort Station

2:00 PSoftware <3 Hardware: A Makers' Field Day

2:30 PChicago Fringe Festival

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