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Another Celebration for JRW

Following the well-deserved fanfare for Jackie Robinson West's win at the Little League National Championships, one player and his family will be receiving free housing for one year courtesy of a funeral home after it was revealed that they are homeless.

The Real ALS Challenge

Researchers at Northwestern say they have discovered a common cause behind different types of ALS, taking a big step towards finding a cure for the disease.

Timelapse for the People

With Instagram's release of Hyperlapse, be prepared for even more timelapse views of the city to flood your social media feeds.

Feeding the First Family

The New York Times profiles Hyde Park native and U of C grad Sam Kass, personal chef to the Obamas.

Water Wars

The City is filing for a restraining order against the scandal-plagued suburb of Harvey to keep it from collecting water fees because the town owes the city over $20 million.

Drinking to Help

Anthony's Own, founded by a retired Chicago fireman, employs physically and developmentally disabled adults to produce and package its line of liqueurs. You can find them at Binny's.

Learn from Lessig

Net neutrality and intellectual property activist Lawrence Lessig is lecturing at U of C this fall, on institutional corruption.

3D Emergency

The Museum of Holography closed for good in 2009, but the collection and much of its equipment remained in the building. The building has been sold, though, and the museum's holdings is at risk of being sold off as the current tenant prepares to move out. MakeItFor.Us is trying to save it.

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Counting the Absense

Steven Vance analyzed demolition data and found that tear-downs are on the rise again. See also David Schalliol's To Be Demolished project. (Thanks, AJ!)

Why the Bears Suck

Deadspin's annual trolling of Bears fans does a pretty good job of it.


“Wait, what? That's right. My taxes are paying for bars that I and other members of this neighborhood can't even afford to patronize.”

read more in Mechanics

Under the Hood


North Coast: Day Three

by Justin Freeman


A Hideout Block Party How-To

by Sarah Brooks


Timeline Explores the Power of Art to Hurt and to Heal in My Name Is Asher Lev

by Nancy Bishop


Us People, Them People: Howard Street and the $15 Sandwich

by Mechanics


Put It This Way: Dunn Was Not a Bum for the White Sox

by Mike Chamernik


Beyond and Back with John Doe

by J.H. Palmer


A Return for Renegade Craft Fair

by Sarah Brooks


North Coast: Day Two

by Justin Freeman


The Dutchess and The Duke Return to the Empty Bottle

by Julian Ramirez


North Coast: Day One

by Justin Freeman

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished: Documenting 100
Threatened Buildings



10:00 AAfrican Festival of the Arts

12:00 PTaste of Polonia

2:30 PChicago Fringe Festival

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

6:30 PFirst Tuesdays w/Mick & Ben @ Hideout

7:00 PTuesday Funk @ Hopleaf

8:00 PX plays Los Angeles @ City Winery

9:00 PTwo Cookie Minimum @ Hungry Brain


4:04 PArcade Brewery Launch @ Logan Arcade

5:00 PNoir City Film Festival @ Music Box

6:30 PNow What? A Conversation w/the Creators of Alaska & JoMama Jones

8:00 PX plays Wild Gift @ City Winery

8:00 PChicago Red Hots Benefit @ FitzGerald's

9:00 PCreepoid, My Dad, & Shahman @ Township


5:00 PNoir City Film Festival @ Music Box

6:30 PStrictly Ballroom @ Millennium Park

7:00 PChicago Fringe Festival

8:00 PX plays Under the Big Black Sun @ City Winery

9:00 POwen Pallett & Foxes in Fiction @ Metro


3:47 PFirst Friday @ Flat Iron Building

3:53 PZoovie: Best in Show @ Lincoln Park Zoo

5:00 PThe Hideout Block Party & Onion AV Fest

5:00 PLuiz Gonz╬Člez Palma Reception & Exhibit @ Schneider Gallery

5:13 PHideout Block Party & A.V. Fest

6:00 PLife Itself @ Film Center

7:00 PChicago Fringe Festival

8:00 PX plays More Fun in the New World @ City Winery


1:00 PInternet Cat Video Festival @ Metro

1:00 PHideout Block Party & A.V. Fest

2:30 PChicago Fringe Festival

3:00 PFilipino Cinema series @ Film Center

4:00 PChicago All-Star Softball Challenge @ Schaumburg Boomers Stadium

4:20 PIntro to Canning @ ReBuilding Exchange

8:00 PEugene Sun Park's Film Self Deportation @ Chicago Filmmakers


11:00 ADill Pickle Block Party @ Comfort Station

2:00 PSoftware <3 Hardware: A Makers' Field Day

2:30 PChicago Fringe Festival

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