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Go-to-School Shopping

A planned school fair would help parents compare neighborhood, charter and private school options.

Hot Ticket

Riverview Tavern is hosting a Sriracha prix fixe dinner where every course features the popular hot sauce paired with a beer from Revolution Brewing.

A Good Streak

The Cubs' continuing streak of 7,825 games with at least one hit is the longest in the major leagues.

Celebrate National Coffee Day Today

If CTA coffee maps (previously) aren't enough for you, DNAinfo made a map of nearly every place to get coffee in the city, including both chains and independents. Oddly, diners and White Castle (another fast food joint known for its coffee) were left off.

No More Problems

Jon Yates, the Tribune's What's Your Problem? columnist, is leaving the paper.

More Through ORD

Despite the radar problems, O'Hare just regained its title as the world's busiest airport -- in terms of operations -- for the first time since 2004.

Tough Traveling

Traffic at O'Hare and Midway is still messed up following the arson at an Aurora radar facility, and the FAA hopes to get the facility back up to full service by Oct. 13.

Nice Writing

The deadline for the Guild Literary Compex's annual Prose Awards for fiction and nonfiction is Oct. 1.

Manufactured Nostalgia

Whet Moser muses on the cultural warfare waged between Baby Boomers and Gen Xers.

Quietly Collecting Trash

Chicago has the only all-electric garbage truck in North America, and it's silently patrolling the alleys of the South and West sides.

Archives

“I must not be a very good teacher if I teach in Englewood, because surely, if I was a good teacher I would be working somewhere else.”

read more in Mechanics

Under the Hood

A/C

The Hairy Who Returns -- to the Siskel Film Center

by Nancy Bishop

A/C

FLATS Studio Opening Reception: Gravity

by S. Nicole Lane

Mechanics

Uptown Welcomes $600,000 Solar Panel Project

by Becky Schultz

Mechanics

Lessons Learned in Englewood: 8 Years of Reflections from a CPS Teacher

by Mechanics

Drive Thru

Chicago Gourmet: The Lollapalooza of Food

by Judy Wu

Transmission

Shovels & Rope Showcase Their Talents @ The Vic, 10/2

by Sarah Brooks

Drive Thru

Win Tickets to the Beer Hoptacular!

by Robyn Nisi

Tailgate

Blackhawks Look to Trim Roster/Cap as Preseason Rolls On

by Jim Crago

Tailgate

White Sox Send Off Konerko with Deserved Love Fest

by Mike Chamernik

Book Club

Hey Dude, Don't Miss Reading Under the Influence On October 1st

by John Wawrzaszek

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished: Documenting 100
Threatened Buildings

Slowdown

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