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You Win or You Schnitzel

The owners the Schnitzel King food truck and sandwich shop announced they will be closing both, although their lawsuit against the City's food cart restrictions will continue.

Shrinking Sears

Salon traces Sears' decline from building the world's tallest building to closing its store in the Loop.

Barcade All-Stars

RedEye's Mick Swasko profiles gamers striving for the High Score on barroom arcade games.

The Job Situation

The unemployment rate in Illinois isn't going down as quickly as in other Midwest states. The WSJ points to Springfield's economic policies as the reason.

Watching the Watchmen

After three Chicago police officers were caught lying under oath, opinions differ over how widespread a problem perjury by police officers represents.

A Pothole Named Desire

A pothole in Logan Square revealing a piece of metal track beneath the street is like a concrete window into the past, when streetcars shuttled people through the area.

A Millennial Mecca

A study by the website Niche identifies Wicker Park as Chicago's best neighborhood for millennials, while also ranking Chicago as the fourth best city for that generation. [via]

Stitching to Remember

Fourteen women embroidered the names of every homicide victim in 2013 onto a quilt. It's on display at the Craft/Work exhibition at Beauty and Brawn Gallery through the end of the month.

Elephant Walk

Howard Brown is moving the original Brown Elephant resale store to 3020 N. Lincoln Ave. in July.

Faulty Reasoning

Just in time for the no-comments policy at the Sun-Times, Jenny McCarthy wrote an editorial claiming not to be anti-vaccine. Fortunately, the Internet has a long memory -- not to mention logic.

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Our Record Store Day Wish List

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Drive Thru

Lovin' Gluten-Free at Last

by Judy Wu


Lotus Vibes Bloom at the Riv, 4/12

by Brianna Kelly


"Mecca Flat Blues": Where Modernism Began in Chicago

by Nancy Bishop

Book Club

Talented Women of Indie Presses Showcase this Thursday

by John Wawrzaszek


Double Crossers, Manic Attackers to play for Windy City Rollers Home Championship

by Bill Mayeroff


Inaugural Be The Match Starts Chicago In Right Direction

by Jim Crago


A Celebration of Sharon Jones @ The Vic, 4/11

by Sarah Brooks

Book Club

Two Bulgarian Writers, in Translation and in Person

by Daphne Sidor


Draft Day, Oculus, Rio 2, Cuban Fury, Joe, Dom Hemingway & Cheap Thrills

by Steve Prokopy

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished



5:30 PChicago Latino Film Festival

7:00 PWrite Club @ Hideout

7:00 POpen Door Reading Series @ Poetry Foundation

7:30 POpen Books and Laugh @ Laugh Factory

9:00 PMTV Ghosts, Detective Novel & Careful Q @ The Burlington


1:15 PBaconfest Master Class @ Whole Foods - Lincoln Park

5:30 PSoup & Bread @ The Hideout

6:00 PChicago Latino Film Festival

7:30 PBreadcrumb Trail @ Music Box

8:00 PThe First Time @ Martyrs'


6:00 PCulinary Fight Club @ Zella

6:00 PChicago Latino Film Festival

7:00 PMoroccan Chronicles @ Block Cinema

8:00 PJohn Cale @ Old Town School

8:00 PThis Is Your Alibi @ The Frontier


5:16 PSteven Szegedi Collage Exhibition @ Harold Washington Library

6:00 PBulgarian Writers and Their Translators Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore

7:00 PMoroccan Chronicles @ Block Cinema

8:00 PFunk Fest @ Subterranean

8:30 PKid Sister @ Reggies

11:59 PLadies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains @ Music Box


8:00 ARecord Store Day

2:00 PGrease Sing-A-Long @ Music Box

3:30 PThe Greenhorns @ Beans & Bagels

6:30 P20x2 Chicago @ Schubas

8:00 PThe Mountain Goats @ Old Town School

8:00 PFunk Fest @ Subterranean


11:00 AEaster Egg Hunt @ Longman & Eagle

2:00 PWilly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory @ Music Box

8:00 PThe Mountain Goats @ Old Town School


9:00 PSecret History of Chicago Music Anniversary show @ Empty Bottle

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