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Beer tours big business for small craft brewers
Mar. 6, 2014
Lakefront Brewery is Wisconsin’s second largest craft brewer. And its wildly popular tours are helping to drive business.
Residents try to block brewery in Chicago neighborhood
Jan. 23, 2014
Forbidden Root wants to be part of Chicago’s craft beer boom. So why are some neighbors trying to keep them out?
Chicago's Drake Hotel loses iconic pink neon sign
Dec. 26, 2013
The new LED sign is energy efficient and built to withstand Chicago’s cold temperatures and strong winds. But it’s purple.
'Cicero March' selected for National Film Registry
Dec. 24, 2013
'Cicero March' documents an ugly period of Chicago history and may be only footage of a historic 1960s housing protest.
Evanston’s first craft brewery opens to the public
Dec. 19, 2013
Evanston was a home to the 20th century's anti-alcohol temperance movement and remained dry until the early 70's. Now a rising movement in craft beer and spirits is changing the city.
CSO’s Deborah Rutter to lead Kennedy Center
Dec. 11, 2013
During her ten-year tenure, Rutter hired a star conductor, reached out to new audiences, and faced the first musicians' strike in over two decades.
Malcolm X heirs sue local press company
Nov. 12, 2013
Some of the slain activist’s children say the forthcoming publication ‘The Diary of Malcolm X’ is unauthorized.
Passing the mic to Chicago's storytellers
May. 25, 2012
On Saturday, the Viaduct Theatre hosts the Windy City Story Slam, a live storytelling competition hosted by Chicago writer Bill Hillman and Irvine Welsh, the author of many books, including the international hit
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