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Groovy Tunes on the Big Screen

White Mystery's film That Was Awesome is premiering at CIMMfest, and the Grateful Dead's farewell shows at Wrigley Field will be shown live at movie theaters across the country.

Schools Probe Spreads

Federal investigators looking into corruption at CPS are investigating the involvement of the Chicago Public Education Fund, an education reform group once headed by Gov. Rauner.

Next Stop

RedEye's transportation columnist Tracy Swartz shares lessons she learned about getting around the city as she departs for the entertainment beat at the Tribune.

Fresh off the Farm

Cubs fans and local celebrities welcome Kris Bryant to the big show.

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A Tradition is Born?

Two Cubs fans caught foul balls in their beer cups and then chugged what liquid was left. Is this a thing now?

Not Prosecuting Possession

The Cook County state's attorney will no longer prosecute people for possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Brokedown Movie Palace

Good news for Deadheads who didn't manage to get tickets to the Grateful Dead's final concerts in July: the concerts will be screened live in movie theaters in Chicagoland and beyond. Tickets go on sale May 4

Clean up Bubbly Creek

The Army Corps of Engineers has released a feasibility study for restoring Bubbly Creek, the south fork of the south branch of the Chicago River. [via]

The Bloomingdale Trail has an Opening Date

The Bloomingdale Trail will officially open on June 6 with an opening ceremony featuring music, dancing, and a series of processions on the trail.

Life Lessons from Cubs Pitcher Jon Lester

When the ball gets caught in your mitt, throw the mitt. (The same thing happened to Sox second baseman Jose Abreu last season.)

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