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Thursday, November 27

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The Wild Things are Here

Coyotes living in the city roam Chicago at night, building homes anywhere they can, including in the concrete near a Solider Field parking lot.

Take Art Outside

Avoid cabin fever by bundling up your out-of-town visitors and taking them for a walking tour of the city's outdoor art galleries.

More Tacos

Taco chain Del Taco is planning to return to the Chicago area in 2016.

Challengers Enter the Arena

Both Ald. Bob Fioretti and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia officially filed to challenge Rahm Emanuel in the mayoral elections.

DIY Immigration Reform

President Obama came to Chicago Tuesday to make the case for his executive actions preventing the deportation undocumented immigrants with children born in the U.S.

Black Beer Friday

This Friday is your chance to pick up bottles of Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout, and Big Hugs, Half Acre's beloved coffee imperial stout, comes out Dec. 14. Expect lines for both.

Elephants in Distress

Thirty Times a Minute, a video installation by Colleen Plumb, intends to draw attention to the plight of elephants in captivity. Plumb is projecting it on buildings around the city; see the schedule for details.

No More Shows at Township

Township has parted ways with MP Shows in what sounds like fairly acrimonious fashion. Upcoming concerts have either been canceled or moved to Reggies and Livewire Lounge.

A Summer of Promise

Filmmaker Ifé Olatunji presents a snapshot of three young girls' experiences going to school at South Shore Fine Arts Academy, and their mothers' hopes for their future. [via]

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"America, I tell the truth you can't say!"

Comedy website Splitsider explores the history and influence of "The Bernie Mac Show," which included elements of the Chicago comedy legend's life.

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“When a new coach is hired, you go out of your way to like them. Regime change optimism is a good feeling to have.”

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Under the Hood


Horrible Bosses 2, The Penguins of Madagascar & Happy Valley

by Steve Prokopy


Richard Kaufman Discusses the CSO's Pixar in Concert

by Sarah Brooks


Chicago to Ferguson: City Hall Sit-in Turns to Evening March Through the Loop

by Emily Brosious

Book Club

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame to Induct Six Authors

by Nancy Bishop


Strawdog's Desperate Dolls Gets Evil Wrong But Suspense Right

by A/C

Book Club

The Other Chair Up There: An Hour with Donna Seaman

by Alex Thompson

Drive Thru

An Indian Thanksgiving?

by Jeremy Owens


Schubas Warmed Up with Kevin Barnes and Está Vivo

by Julian Ramirez


We Should've Seen the Trestman Collapse Coming

by Chad Ruter


The Impossible Case of the Courts and Police Reform

by Ramsin Canon

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished



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