• Chicago TribuneChicago Jazz Festival 2017: If you go

    Map, transportation tips and guide to headliners of the Chicago Jazz Festival, Aug.31-Sept. 3, 2017 in Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center. Read more on Chicago Tribune.

  • Chicago Sun-TimesSWEET: Inside story on Obama Center garage

    There is a bit of a backstory to the decision by the Obama Foundation to pay for the Obama Presidential Center garage, to be built on land owned by the city across from the Stony Island Avenue side of the complex.The foundation announced on Aug. 23 it will foot the bill for a garage on a patch of the Midway Read more...

  • ReutersWhole Foods slashes prices on some produce, also selling Amazon's Echo

    LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO (Reuters) – On its first day as part of Amazon.com , organic grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc slashed prices on popular items like avocados and apples on Monday by a third as it bid to shake off its “Whole Paycheck” reputation for high prices. Read the story on Reuters.

  • The Raw StoryChicago cop guilty of shooting two black teenagers

    The dashcam video shows a stocky police officer running toward a stolen car on a dark Chicago street. The officer holds his gun sideways like a gangster and points it at the carful of teenagers as he approaches, then flips the gun vertically as the vehicle tears into reverse and backs away from him. He begins… .repubhubembed{display:none;} Video Below Read Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-TimesRocker Laura Jane Grace samples Chicago neighborhoods, picks favorite

    Laura Jane Grace of the punk rock band Against Me! has tried on several Chicago neighborhoods to get a feel for the city.Her favorite: Logan Square.“I immediately regretted it after I moved,” she said.She moved to Irving Park from Florida four years ago, then on to Logan Square, a hip in-between. After that, she jumped to Oak Park for the Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-TimesCarmen Salvino to Kris Bryant: Seasoned legend to soon-to-be legend

    After Carmen Salvino picked up his Sun-Times last week and read Gordon Wittenmyer’s article on Kris Bryant and the “blessing and curse’’ of individual success in 2016, Salvino picked up the phone.“I thought there was some way to help this guy,’’ he said.Salvino turned pro at 19. Chicago’s greatest bowler–one of the original eight in the PBA Hall of Fame Read more...

  • Chicago TribuneSecond annual Peacebook brings Chicago’s wounds to the forefront

    In its second year, Collaboraction’s Peacebook Festival shares some commonalities with the now-defunct Sketchbook Festival, presenting an exhaustive display of short, multidisciplinary pieces, divided into three unique performances, each addressing topics related to peace (or lack thereof) in Chicago. A marathon showing of three programs Saturday at the Goodman Theatre served as a sendoff to the Peacebook Festival’s fall tour Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-TimesCicada shells, cardinal flower, fall signs: Notes on Chicago outdoors

    Notes from around Chicago outdoors.FIELD NOTES WILD OF THE WEEKJohn Kudia found cardinal flower (among other rarities) around the Little Red School House Nature Center in Willow Springs.Wild of the Week, a celebration of wild scenes around Chicago outdoors, runs as warranted on Sundays on the Sun-Times outdoors page. Send nominations by Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or email (straycasts@sbcglobal.net).DALE’S MAILBAGTweet: Did you Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-TimesRauner in Chicago to sign immigrant rights, voter registration bills

    Gov. Bruce Rauner is scheduled to sign two bills at separate news conferences Monday morning. The first bill will create automatic voter registration in Illinois. The new law will automatically register eligible voters whenever they apply for, update, or renew a driver’s license or state ID. Rauner was scheduled to sign the voting bill at the Harold Washington Cultural Center Read more...

  • Chicago TribuneA diverse (and glittering) crowd invades Wrigley for Lady Gaga

    For a few hours Friday night, Boystown was relocated a block west to Wrigleyville.Glitter fluttered under the lights. Short shorts proliferated among the crowd like it was the 1980s. And pink hats — so many pink hats — dotted the outfield and the stands for Lady Gaga, who broke the tired string of all-male Wrigley Field concert headliners as the Read more...