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The Grid

Three 360° Videos from The Grid


Ben Kolak & Kiyomi Mino


Traveling? Expect Delays and Be Nice

Look: over a million people are heading through O'Hare over the next few days, and the roads are going to be packed, so take your time.

Unpaved Paradises

Take a look at the state of Chicago's "most endangered" historic buildings.

Shots Fired

Amid a growing national conversation about use of force by police, the Reader takes an in-depth look at some of the 1,600+ police shootings in Chicago since 1986, all of which were ruled to be justified.

Green Acres

Chicagoist shares some of their favorite places for urban farming in Chicago.

A Buyer's Market

CPS may break its promise not to sell closed school buildings to charters as it struggles to find developers interested in them while paying millions on upkeep.

Zeroing the Grid

Chicago's streets used to be a chaotic mashup of names and numbers - until one man made it his life's mission to bring order to the grid.

Fun in the Sun

You can get out by the water this weekend now Chicago's beaches are officially open, or just take a stroll by the new stretch of the riverwalk downtown.

RIP PJ Paparelli

American Theater Company artistic director PJ Paparelli died today after being injured in a car accident while on vacation in Scotland. He was 40.

Slow Growing

Chicago's population grew by just 84 residents from 2013-2014, according to the census.

Creep Map

NBC Chicago put together a map of where child luring incidents happened in the Chicago area.

« See Page 2 for more entries.


“If you are upset that said filmmaking isn't solely centered on a male character, feel free to eat a dick.”

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Under the Hood


Based on a True Story @ Under the Gun Theater

by Kim Campbell

Book Club


by John Wawrzaszek


Acrobatica Infiniti to Debut Nerd Circus: An Interview with Director Tana Karo

by Kim Campbell


Tomorrowland, Slow West, Animals, Good Kill, I'll See You in My Dreams & In the Name of My Daughter

by Steve Prokopy


What We Know About the Bulls Offseason

by Chad Ruter


Avisail Garcia's Bat Emerges for White Sox

by Mike Chamernik


Five Gamer-Made Views of Chicago

by Mike Ewing


Beauty and Brains: SAIC Fashion 2015 Roundup

by Kelly Reaves


Memorial Day Awakening - 2015

by Mechanics


Numero's Secret Role in "Mad Men"

by Anne Holub

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished



9:00 AChicago Combustion Rugby Tournament

10:00 ARandolph Street Market

11:00 AChicago Memorial Day Parade

12:00 PBelmont-Sheffield Music Fest

12:00 PMole de Mayo

2:30 PA Play About Immunity, Invulnerability @ Stage 773

7:00 PThe Sea and Cake @ Portage Theater

8:00 PReverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir

8:00 PRed Bull Sound Select Presents: Thundercat @ Thalia Hall

8:00 PNicholas Cueva "Absurd Walls" Opening Reception @ Dreamboat

9:00 PYou Are Here Festival


5:30 ABike the Drive @ Lake Shore Drive

10:00 ARandolph Street Market

12:00 PBelmont-Sheffield Music Fest

12:00 PMole de Mayo

6:00 PKirsten Leenaars' Notes on Empty Chairs @ MCA

9:00 PYou Are Here Festival


12:00 AMemorial Day


8:00 PThe 2nd Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival

8:00 PThe Moth StorySLAM @ Martyrs'


12:15 PV3NTO @ Preston Bradley Hall

7:00 PUHF with Weird Al @ Music Box

8:00 POral @ the Annoyance

8:30 PPoetic Pilgrimage @ Old Town School


12:00 PEat to the Beat: Chicago Academy for the Arts

6:00 PSTAND UP for Equality's Love Is Love

7:00 PCHIRP 5th Anniversary @ Moxee Restaurant


6:30 PJaime Foster Solo Exhibition "Biophilia" @ Elephant Room Gallery

7:00 PDanny Floyd & Jeff Prokash "2 Tambours" Opening Reception @ Cornerstone

7:00 PJessica Hopper Reading @ Quimby's

8:00 PVance Joy @ Metro

8:30 PEcos del Pacifico Dance Party @ Szold Music and Dance Hall

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