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An Epic, Tragic Win: All Our Tragic


Benjamin Cannon & Mike Ewing


Watch it Right Meow

PAWS has a live kitten cam showing the latest additions up for adoption; shelters typically receive an influx of young cats and dogs during warm summer months.

Mayor $13

Mayor Emanuel is committed to raising the minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2018 regardless of any other wage increase passed by the state.

Victory Lap

Thousands of people turned out to cheer on the players from Jackie Robinson West during a celebration stretching from the South Side to Downtown.

More Blocks

Comcast is expanding its reboot of EveryBlock to Philadelphia, with plans to introduce the hyperlocal news site to several more cities in the near future.

United States of X: Dessert Edition

Illinois gets brownies (introduced at the 1893 World's Fair) in Slate's map of desserts for every state.

Happy Birthday, Peggy!

Peggy Gelsomino has been making pizzas at Gino's North since 1992, and has been in the restaurant industry for decades. Her 85th birthday party will be at the Edgewater restaurant this Sunday.

Jane Byrne Memorial Spaghetti Bowl

The Circle Interchange will be renamed the Mayor Jane Byrne Interchange by Gov. Quinn on Friday. (Previously.)

The City by Drone

Colin Hinkle shot two beautiful short aerial videos of Chicago using a drone.

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Chicago-born ISIS Fighter Killed

Douglas McAuthur McCain, who grew up in the Robert Taylor Homes before moving to Minnesota in his teens, was killed in Syria while apparently fighting for the Islamic State.

Building the City

"Chicago Tonight" takes a look at how a renewed push for development downtown is lending new life to some buildings.

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“That mainstream sports coverage focuses on soccer as often as does a camel water goes to show that mine is but a constructed reality.”

read more in Tailgate

Under the Hood

Drive Thru

Summer is Over, Having Fun is Not

by Robyn Nisi


Jazz Speak with Mike Reed

by Transmission


Gogo Show to Stage Late-Night Variety at Greenhouse Theater Center

by Nancy Bishop

Book Club

Indie Publication Stare Celebrated with Exhibit and New Issue

by John Wawrzaszek


Defense, Pitching Plagues White Sox

by Mike Chamernik


Jeff Daniels Made SPACE Feel Like Home

by Julian Ramirez


Hip Hip, Jorge! Cubs Call Up Soler

by Chad Ruter


Chicago Students Want a Democratic School System

by Emily Brosious


City of The Weak Rolls Into Reggies 9/2

by Transmission


Jackie Robinson West Parading Through Chicago

by Chad Ruter

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished



1:38 PAll Our Tragic @ The Den Theatre

5:00 PMasters of Mac @ Old Town Pour House

5:30 PSlow Food Chicago's Vegetarian Harvest Dinner @ Uncommon Ground

6:30 PAvatar @ Millennium Park

7:00 PMiss Spoken @ Gallery Cabaret

9:00 PThe Dutchess and the Duke @ Empty Bottle


12:00 PChicago Jazz Festival

4:00 PSun Ra Discussion @ Roosevelt University

7:00 PAdam Burke Show @ Hideout

9:00 PChris Saathoff Benefit @ Empty Bottle


12:00 PChicago Jazz Festival

2:00 PNorth Coast Music Festival

5:00 PTaste of Polonia

5:45 PThe Bad Examples @ Mayne Stage

7:00 PNoir City Film Festival @ Music Box


10:00 ARandolph Street Market

11:00 AAll Our Tragic @ The Den Theatre

11:30 AChicago Jazz Festival

12:00 PRemix Chicago @ Logan Square

12:00 PTaste of Polonia

12:00 PNorth Coast Music Festival

2:00 PNoir City Film Festival @ Music Box

4:00 PHeritage BBQ @ Goose Island Barrel Warehouse

7:00 PKermit Ruffins @ FitzGerald's

8:00 PJ. Davis Trio @ Metro


10:00 ARandolph Street Market

11:30 AChicago Jazz Festival

12:00 PRemix Chicago @ Logan Square

12:00 PTaste of Polonia

1:00 PNorth Coast Music Festival

1:00 PWhat's Happening? Block Party @ Longman & Eagle

2:00 PNoir City Film Festival @ Music Box

5:00 POddball Comedy Festival


12:00 PTaste of Polonia

3:00 PChicago Sky vs. Indiana Fever @ Allstate Arena

3:00 PNoir City Film Festival @ Music Box

7:00 PThe Unauthorized "Saved by the Bell" Story @ East Room

8:00 PImpress These Apes @ ComedySportz


5:00 PNoir City Film Festival @ Music Box

7:00 PTuesday Funk @ Hopleaf

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