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Tuesday, March 3

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Just Another Day at the Beach

Someone mounted a deer head on a bamboo stake and left it stuck in the ground at Loyola Park Beach.

Lots of Green for Dead Heads

Three-day tickets to the Grateful Dead's reunion concerts at Soldier Field are reselling for as much as $15,000.

Historic Segregation

A study of segregation on the street level found Chicago was more segregated than cities in the South in 1940.

The People vs. Petcoke

Southeast Side residents are winning their battle to get piles of petcoke moved out of their community, but where it will end up remains unclear.

If You See Something

After her fellow commuters seemed to ignore a man confronting Mary Mitchell on the El, she wonders if we're too distracted to watch out for each other.

Art on the Square

The Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival is moving and rebranding as the Logan Square Arts Festival, setting up on Logan Square June 26-28.

Happy Pulaski Day

CPS schools are open but most County and City agencies are closed today to honor the very local holiday celebrating the Polish Revolutionary War legend Casimir Pulaski.

Our Richest Citizens

White Sox and Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf joined the list of Chicagoans on the 2015 Forbes Billionaires list, along with 17 others (six of whom have the last name Pritzker).

Our Local Minister

The new finance minister of Ukraine, Natalie Jaresko, was born in Chicago and grew up in the western suburbs. She lived in Ukrainian Village while she attended DePaul.

RIP Minnie Minoso

"Mr. White Sox," Minnie Minoso, passed away Sunday. Minoso was the first black player from Latin America to play in the major leagues, and was a seven-time All Star. His exact age is unknown, but he was believed to be 90.

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Under the Hood


Steppenwolf's This Is Modern Art Raises Provocative Questions About Place of Art in Society

by Nancy Bishop

Book Club

March Madness Continues at Story Club North Side this Thursday

by John Wawrzaszek


Chicago at SXSW 2015: Our Complete Band List, Showcases & More

by Andrew Huff


Stump Connolly Reporting In: Election Night

by Stump Connolly


Transgender Teens Face New Struggles, Options

by Mechanics


Kicking Against the Pricks: A Recap of Kim Gordon at the Music Box Theatre

by Mike Bellis


Focus, The Lazarus Effect, What We Do in the Shadows, Wild Tales, Ballet 422, Bluebird & Everly

by Steve Prokopy


The Chicago Party Is the Place to Be

by Julian Ramirez


Chicago High Schoolers to Compete in August Wilson Monologue Finals March 10

by Nancy Bishop

Drive Thru

Friday Foodpic: Pho from Pasteur

by Robyn Nisi

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished



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