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  • The Storefront Project provides a movable feast of devised theater

    The Storefront Project provides a movable feast of devised theater

    The Museum of Contemporary Art and Prop Thtr offer directors a chance to adapt between venues. Tara Aisha Willis and Olivia Lilley both moved into prominent positions at Chicago institutions within the past two yea…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 1:30pm -
  • Of shoes and sugarplums

    Of shoes and sugarplums

    The company's shoe manager tells us what it takes to keep the company on its toes. After two decades of performances at the Auditorium Theatre, the Joffrey Ballet will move its company to the Lyric Opera House at t…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 1:15pm -
  • All Rise for Nick Offerman

    All Rise for Nick Offerman

    The actor, comedian, author, and carpenter returns to Chicago with his latest one-man show. Nick Offerman is quite the combo platter. Whether he’s acting in television or film, writing a New York Times best selle…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 1:00pm -
  • [PHOTOS] Chicago White Sox Dog Day

    [PHOTOS] Chicago White Sox Dog Day

    White Sox fans love their team almost as much as they love their dogs.  Photographer Adam Jason Cohen swung by Guaranteed Rate Field on Dog Day to capture baseball's fuzziest fans.  Held twice a year, Dog Day allows fans to bring their dog…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 12:13pm -
  • Bare-knuckled theatrics

    Bare-knuckled theatrics

    For 41 years, the Chicago Theatre Softball League has meant summertime camaraderie for the city's troupes. Again, as it has been for 41 summers, it's "once more into the breach" for the Chicago Theatre Softball Lea…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 12:07pm -
  • Alto saxophonist Steve Lehman brings all languages to jazz

    Alto saxophonist Steve Lehman brings all languages to jazz

    In 1987, free-jazz originator Ornette Coleman named an album In All Languages; fellow alto saxophonist Steve Lehman, who began his career around 15 years later, seems to have taken that title as a challenge to be met at every turn. On his own…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 5:00am -
  • Acid King celebrate the 20th anniversary of Busse Woods

    Acid King celebrate the 20th anniversary of Busse Woods

    Disaffected teenagers hanging out at the forest preserve to smoke and solve the world’s problems couldn’t ask for a better soundtrack than 1999’s Busse Woods, the third album by San Francisco stoner-doom band Acid King. Guitarist and sin…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 5:00am -
  • Indie-pop duo Video Age transcend their 80s pastiche on Pop Therapy

    Indie-pop duo Video Age transcend their 80s pastiche on Pop Therapy

    On their second album, 2018’s Pop Therapy (Inflated Records), New Orleans indie duo Video Age liberally apply the glassy, frictionless keyboards and cheesy affectations of 80s synth-pop. But fortunately, Ray Micarelli (drums) and Ross Farbe…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 5:00am -
  • Chicago's Discus explore the outer reaches of languid indie rock on their debut album

    Chicago's Discus explore the outer reaches of languid indie rock on their debut album

    Chicago has plenty of workhorses among its young indie rockers, but few of them can grind like brothers Jake and Paul Stolz. That’s partly because they’re inseparable musically: they make up the rhythm section for pop-minded five-piece Var…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 5:00am -
  • Lil Keed brings new dimensions to Atlanta's syllable-blurring hip-hop

    Lil Keed brings new dimensions to Atlanta's syllable-blurring hip-hop

    Rising rapper Lil Keed grew up along Cleveland Avenue in Atlanta’s Zone 3 neighborhood, which has also been home to one of the most colorful and creative forces in the past decade of hip-hop: Young Thug. At 21, Keed is part of a youthful cro…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 5:00am -

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    • newMore than 2,000 foetal remains found at home of former Indiana abortion doctor
      Authorities uncover thousands of preserved remains at the home of Ulrich Klopfer More than 2,000 medically preserved foetal remains have been found at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion clinic doctor who died last week, authorities have s…
      - 16 hours ago, 14 Sep 19, 8:57pm -
    • What the nanny saw: Vivian Maier's street photography – in pictures
      Maier spent her working life caring for the children of families in New York and Chicago. What none of them knew is that she also took thousands of photographs that were discovered by chance and published after her death Continue reading...
      - 53 days ago, 24 Jul 19, 2:00am -
    • Illinois Republicans remove offensive Facebook post about ‘Jihad Squad’
      Republican County Chairmen’s Association president sorry for ‘unauthorized’ post that insulted four Democratic congresswomenAn Illinois Republican group has apologized and removed from its Facebook page a post that showed images of four Democra…
      - 55 days ago, 22 Jul 19, 9:41am -
    • Yingying Zhang murder: anger in China as US killer of scholar spared death penalty
      Brendt Christensen has never revealed the whereabouts of Yingying Zhang, whom he raped and then decapitated in IllinoisA US former doctoral student has been spared the death penalty for kidnapping and murdering a 26-year-old Chinese scholar, promptin…
      - 59 days ago, 18 Jul 19, 8:35pm -
    • See you later alligator as Chicago's Chance the Snapper is captured
      5ft 3in animal had been spotted last week in Chicago lagoonReptile caught by Florida expert will be sent to sanctuary or zooThe alligator had a good run as day after day the people hunting for him in a Chicago lagoon came up empty, but in the end he…
      - 61 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 2:09pm -
    • Alligator on the loose: Chicago searches for roaming reptile
      Authorities, aided by a volunteer named Alligator Bob, are trying to trap the animal spotted swimming in a city lagoonAll eyes in Chicago on Wednesday were on a man named Alligator Bob, who was paddling around a lagoon in the city searching for – w…
      - 67 days ago, 10 Jul 19, 5:06pm -
    • America's corn belt farmers face uncertainty after rain … and more rain
      Cold, rainy weather has meant severe planting delays for farmers from Ohio to Nebraska – and next week’s acreage report takes on heightened importanceIn his 32 years of farming, Steve Fourez says he’s almost never been so late planting corn and…
      - 84 days ago, 23 Jun 19, 1:00am -
    • Chicago baby cut from killed mother's womb dies
      Yovanny Jadiel Lopez, who had been on life support since April, dies from severe brain injury An infant boy who was cut from a Chicago woman’s womb died Friday at a hospital where he had been in grave condition since the April attack that killed hi…
      - 93 days ago, 14 Jun 19, 9:01pm -
    • Threat to Missouri abortion clinic leaves neighboring providers scrambling
      With reproductive rights under aggressive attack, clinics across state lines are bracing for an influx of women seeking careDr Erin King felt a weight lift off her shoulders – at least for a few minutes.The executive director of Hope Clinic in Gran…
      - 1 Jun 19, 2:00am -
    • More tornadoes tear through central US as 40m at risk of severe weather
      A dozen people injured as twisters rage across KansasMissouri, Pennsylvania and Illinois also report tornadoesMore tornadoes ripped across the central US overnight and on Wednesday almost 40 million people remain at risk of severe weather across a va…
      - 29 May 19, 11:13am -
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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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