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Historical selfies of Chicago's waterfront
Sep. 17, 2013
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District has a Facebook page, and you have to see its vintage pics of the agency's own work around Chicago.
Indian classical musicians pull an all-nighter
Sep. 13, 2013
One of the highlights of the 15th annual World Music Festival involves what may be a Chicago first: Indian classical players performing all through the night.
Reporter's Notebook: From neon to newsprint
Sep. 10, 2013
Nicole Kirkwood from Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood wants to know why the strip of “seedy” motels on Lincoln Avenue was built and how they all survive.
Aldermen agree to water down gun law
Sep. 9, 2013
Chicago gun owners will no longer have to obtain a city permit and pay city fees under a revised handgun ordinance approved by a city council committee.
Jane Addams and the ‘L word’
Sep. 5, 2013
The Progressive Era activist was many things: a Nobel Peace Prize winner, a social reformer, a feminist. But what about ... a lesbian? And, just why should we know in the first place?
Art pulls into Chicago’s Union Station
Sep. 3, 2013
Most people head to Union Station to catch a train. But lately it’s also become a destination for artists.
Jack DeJohnette returns for Jazz Fest
Aug. 29, 2013
It was in Chicago that DeJohnette made the fateful decision to switch from the piano to the drums. Now he’s back to kick off this year’s Jazz Fest.
Parents protest CPS closings
Aug. 28, 2013
About 400 people filled the sidewalk in front of the Chicago Public Schools central office downtown Wednesday morning, demanding that current school board members be fired and replaced by an elected school board.
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