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The Falcon Cam Strikes Back

Time to check in on area Peregrine falcon cams! The nests at UIC, South Loop, Evanston and up in Waukegan are all active.

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Killing Our Kids

While homicides are down in Chicago this year, the percentage of victims aged 25 or younger has stayed the same.

Make You Sweat

This year's Green Music Fest in Wicker Park will include a bicycle-powered music stage.

High Marks

In U.S. News & World Report's latest school rankings five of the top ten public schools in Illinois are part of CPS, with Northside College Prep ranking as the 36th best public high school in the country.

Hot Topic

Mayor Emanuel surprised CPS officials and aldermen alike with a new mandate making it a top priority to add air conditioning to CPS classrooms that don't have it.

Recycle Bin for the Whole Computer

It's technically illegal to throw away old computers and other electronics, and since it's Earth Day you might as well drop them off somewhere where they'll be recycled.

Latest Doughnut Development

From Waffles Cafe comes yet another doughnut hybrid, the Wonut.

They're Going the Distance

Basecamp announced today the launch of The Distance, an online magazine about "bootstrapped businesses that are at least 25 years old." It's edited by former Tribune tech/business reporter Wailin Wong.

Get to Work

Dancers King Charles and Pause Eddie show how to do some pretty impressive Chicago Footwork moves, from the Erk and Jerk to the Two-Step. [via]

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1085 Crashes

MIT's You Are Here project mapped all the bicycle accidents in 2012 (the most recent data available). [via]

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“34th and State: It's the corner where one grand Chicago era ended and a new one began. It's the place where modernism took root in Chicago.”

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Under the Hood


A Well Deserved Honor For Joakim Noah

by Chad Ruter


United Students Against Sweatshops Pushes to Kick Teach For America Off College Campuses

by Emily Brosious


Blondes Groove Deep Into The Night at Smartbar 04/19

by Justin Freeman


Heritage and Heart: Regina Carter and Mavis Staples at Symphony Center, 4/18

by Sarah Brooks


Crawford Spectacular In Blackhawks Win Against Blues

by Jim Crago

Book Club

To Our Fair Friend, Who Can Never Be Old

by Danette Chavez


Chicago College Students, Grab Your Bike for Bike2Campus Week

by Tailgate


Review: The National Fits Their Sound Into Untitled

by Pat Donachie

Book Club

Giving You The World, One Book At A Time

by Danette Chavez


Fire Tie Record For Ties In Mirror Image Thriller

by Benjamin Cannon

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished



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