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  • Dart to renew search for 'closure' on Gacy case

     
    Any day now, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart will submit to State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez an updated request for a search warrant that would allow officers to dig in the yard of a Chicago apartment building where serial killer John......
  • Voters: It’s time to say ‘when’ to the insiders

     
    For those in Cook County who care about the state of our politics — and I’ll offer evidence in a moment to demonstrate how depressingly small your number is — here’s a helpful slogan to remember as you prepare to......
  • Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen sues makers of behind-the-scenes documentary 'Fix'

     
    Al Jourgensen speaks out on lawsuit against "Fix" documentary filmmakers...
  • Arcade Fire to sing at Cubs game

     
    Chicagoist has a hilariously titled post called “Arcade Fire Bring Tears to Bros' Eyes Saturday By Singing Especially Wistful Seventh Inning Stretch.” Despite the silly title, the main point is true: Now that they've won an album of the year...
  • Nelson Algren's legacy ebbs

    Nelson Algren's legacy ebbs
    The Steppenwolf Theatre feels like a womb. It's warm, dark, soporific, full of voices barely loud enough to be distinguished, a setting beyond time. Outside, the streets of Old Town are laced with spring afternoon snowflakes; on the South Side, at U.S....
  • Extension 720 December 2009 Schedule

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST INTERNET ONLY Tonight's edition of Extension 720 will be heard exclusively on our Internet-Only WGN2 stream. Tune in at 9pm for a live edition of Extension 720, only on wgnradio.com. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND A NIGHT WITH MARK STEYN...
  • Behold: The burger goes humble

    Behold: The burger goes humble
    Patty's Diner "1/2 Pound Cheeseburger" $6.95Anywhere else, telling customers "we don't have a microwave" might bear the whiff of pretense, but never here. They don't have a microwave, yes. They don't have much decor either. The plants droop over....
  • Jan. 7: Chicago Scene - Phil Ranstrom

    Jan. 7: Chicago Scene - Phil Ranstrom
    Cheat You Fair is narrated by actor and former Chicagoan, Joe Mantegna and is in three acts -- part history of the market, part musical journey into the Chicago blues, and part investigative report, examining the fight to save Maxwell Street. No other...
  • What's the stupidest thing Daley has ever said?

    One of the great debates in American politics can be summed up with this question: What's the stupidest thing Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has ever said? One of my all-time favorites is when he threatened to take his pants off to prove his political...
  • September 14: Author - Howard Reich Talks About His Book, Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues, and Gospel

    September 14: Author - Howard Reich Talks About His Book, Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues, and Gospel
    Howard Reich Event: Saturday, September 25 2:00 p.m. International House, Coulter Lounge 1414 East 59th Street Chicago (773) 752-2275 To purchase a copy of the book: Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues, and Gospel The Global...
  • Blagoje-who?

    Blagoje-who?
    One prospective juror for the corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich said her familiarity with the former governor was limited to TV wisecracks she heard from Jay Leno. "He was a joke or something," the woman said. Another potential juror is a labor...