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  • Best of Chicago: Vote now!

    Best of Chicago: Vote now!

    chicagoreader.com/best The choices in each ballot category are the top nominees from an earlier nominating round.…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 6:30pm -
  • A day of service

    A day of service

    Upcoming events and recommendations from our listings coordinator Monday January 18 commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and there are several ways to participate in our yearly tribute to one of the architects…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 1:30pm -
  • Post-pandemic, will we see triage for the arts?

    Post-pandemic, will we see triage for the arts?

    Brian Loevner thinks arts organizations should consider new ways to survive—and close. This is the first of two columns that will examine the ideas of "cultural triage." We're heading toward the one-year annivers…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 1:15pm -
  • Escalating violence and lack of police response put the city’s homeless even more at risk

    Escalating violence and lack of police response put the city’s homeless even more at risk

    A string of fires and stabbings have many advocates worried, and challenges in reporting and investigating these crimes leave little hope for justice. After what some say was an unprecedented pattern of violence a…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 7:00am -
  • A memorial to Alejandro Morales

    A memorial to Alejandro Morales

    Alejandro Morales’s death doesn’t just leave a hole in Chicago’s DIY music scene—it’s a loss to community activists, to affordable housing advocates, and to countless friendships. In the the nearly two w…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Jan 21, 3:15pm -
  • Zoo Motel and The Journey take us away from it all

    Zoo Motel and The Journey take us away from it all

    Links Hall and Chicago Shakespeare host two virtual interactive shows on isolation and connection. Even before the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week, the desire to get away from this current hellsca…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Jan 21, 2:50pm -
  • Eviction court judge slams moratorium as ‘utter idiocy.’ It’s not on the record.

    Eviction court judge slams moratorium as ‘utter idiocy.’ It’s not on the record.

    Cook County let eviction court go unrecorded for six months. It was close to 11 AM on Tuesday, January 5, when Cook County circuit court Judge Martin Moltz said in open court that he thought Governor J.B. Pritzker…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Jan 21, 12:45pm -
  • Chicago EBM producer Understudy brings a little light into his music’s murky throb on a new compilation

    Chicago EBM producer Understudy brings a little light into his music’s murky throb on a new compilation

    Few contemporary musicians can simultaneously disturb me and get me dancing quite like Jack Brockman. The Chicagoan fronts industrial trio Civic Center, whose recent vinyl debut for American Dreams (June’s The Ground Below) tamps down its me…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jan 21, 7:00am -
  • DJ Corey grew up immersed in footwork, and he’s learned it inside and out

    DJ Corey grew up immersed in footwork, and he’s learned it inside and out

    Chicago producer DJ Corey is footwork royalty. His father, DJ Clent, got hooked on ghetto house in the early 90s, and by the end of that decade had established a career in the faster, more aggressive styles of juke and footwork.…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jan 21, 7:00am -
  • Examining the white spaces in Chicago dance

    Examining the white spaces in Chicago dance

    A community townhall reaffirms the need for communication and representation. On January 7, one day after Georgia’s runoff election resulted in its first Black senator and a white supremacist insurrection disrupt…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 21, 5:45pm -

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    • Joliet man loses appeal in 2009 attempted murder of ex-girlfriend

      Joliet man loses appeal in 2009 attempted murder of ex-girlfriend

      Bradley Schlott, 51, was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he attacked his ex-girlfriend with a knife in March 2009. The Illinois Appellate Court confirmed the 2016 conviction of Bradley Schlott Monday in the attempted murder of his former girlfr…
      - 4 Jun 19, 7:46am -
    • Ald. Edward Burke is due in court — again

      Ald. Edward Burke is due in court — again

      Great spectacle but few surprises are expected as Chicago’s longest-serving alderman answers to a fresh indictment. For the second time this year, Chicago’s longest-serving alderman is due at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse. But this time, he’l…
      - 4 Jun 19, 7:27am -
    • ‘Promise fulfilled’ for tattoo titan Ryan Henry

      ‘Promise fulfilled’ for tattoo titan Ryan Henry

      The Pilsen shop 9MAG, setting for VH1’s “Black Ink Crew Chicago,” was created to carry out a pledge the owner made to his slain sister, Nova. Freehand tattoo artist Ryan Henry’s love of art, a work ethic instilled in him by his father and a p…
      - 4 Jun 19, 7:00am -
    • Robberies reported in West Garfield Park: police

      Robberies reported in West Garfield Park: police

      Police are warning residents to be aware of their surroundings following a pair of robberies in West Garfield Park on the West Side. Police are warning residents to be aware of their surroundings following a pair of robberies in West Garfield Park…
      - 4 Jun 19, 6:06am -
    • Dear Abby: Even after husband hurt me, I don’t know how to leave

      Dear Abby: Even after husband hurt me, I don’t know how to leave

      His anger issues are worsening to the point where he bashed wife’s head into a car window. DEAR ABBY: My husband has always had anger issues. Recently, they have progressed from targeting inanimate objects to targeting me. A few weeks ago, when he…
      - 4 Jun 19, 6:00am -

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