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  • Final push for Obama library bids ahead of Thursday deadline

    Final push for Obama library bids ahead of Thursday deadline
    With a Thursday deadline looming for submitting their official proposals, two Chicago universities hoping to host the Obama presidential library are lining up support from across the city, seeking to build coalitions that would strengthen their bids....
  • One man's fine art of complaining about your post office

    One man's fine art of complaining about your post office
    Marc Fischer approached the Logan Square post office the way a beaten dog approaches its owner. He came at it sideways, tentatively, prepared to flee. His memories of the place were not especially warm. When he was asked by a reporter to return to the...
  • Art project attempts to humanize Cook County Jail

    Art project attempts to humanize Cook County Jail
    As a young child, Melissa Garcia thought her absent father was away studying at school. It was how her mother concealed the fact that the father Garcia had never known was in prison. Only when she was 5 and the family visited him at the Danville...
  • Sketchbook Brewing Company keeps Evanston's Chicago Avenue hopping

    Sketchbook Brewing Company keeps Evanston's Chicago Avenue hopping
    Evanston’s south Chicago Avenue business corridor is hopping this holiday season thanks in part to hops. Evanston’s first nanobrewery, Sketchbook Brewing Company, has opened its alley door to the public. You read that right. To get to the...
  • Lindsay Hunter on 'Ugly Girls'

    Lindsay Hunter on 'Ugly Girls'
    When Lindsay Hunter's "Don't Kiss Me" was released in 2013, Printers Row Journal called it "at once both repelling and mesmerizing." Kirkus reviewed it as a "beautiful observation of lives lived outside the scope of the mainstream." It's Hunter's...
  • Justin LeBlanc and Kate Pankoke put the Chicago in 'Project Runway All Stars'

    Justin LeBlanc and Kate Pankoke put the Chicago in 'Project Runway All Stars'
    Just because you’re on “Project Runway” doesn’t mean you get an automatic invite to Heidi Klum’s famed Halloween party. “Oh my gosh, did you get invited?” Kate Pankoke, a designer from Season 11 and 12, asked...
  • Last-minute Halloween costume ideas

     Last-minute Halloween costume ideas
    Twas the week before Halloween, when all through the house, not a costume could be found, not even a mouse. Let's say you've suddenly decided you want to go to that Halloween party after all, or your kids don't like the costume they originally chose. No...
  • Michael Fox

    Michael Fox
    Age: 23 City/Neighborhood: Lakeview East Michael's idea: Monthly art events with themes, concepts and artwork selected by real Chicagoans. Exhibitions will be chosen through a Web application where users can submit their own ideas or upvote other...
  • A sneak peek of Chicago's Fashion Focus 2014

    A sneak peek of Chicago's Fashion Focus 2014
    Chicago designer Christina Monley just returned from New York Fashion Week, where she opened new doors to her line of women's clothing, Christina Karin. "We picked up a few new great stores, including the Four Seasons shops," Monley said. Now Monley...
  • Stained glass museum closing at Navy Pier

    Stained glass museum closing at Navy Pier
    In a dimly lit Festival Hall at Navy Pier, two movers gently hoist a stained glass panel from a display case with gloved hands and pack it into a crate for safekeeping until light can shine through it once more. Many of the display cases at the Smith...
  • 'That was subversive for 2012'

    'That was subversive for 2012'
    A combination of gruff rap and beats that sound like "Tetris" on crystal meth, Mykki Blanco is equal parts Marilyn Manson and DMX. She is also the female alter ego of 28-year-old California native and former Chicagoan Michael Quattlebaum Jr., and you...