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  • Hinsdale teens to perform at Lollapalooza

     Hinsdale teens to perform at Lollapalooza
    Next stop is Lollapalooza for two Hinsdale teens who will perform at the acclaimed musical festival in Chicago.
  • Renaming the Circle -- a loopy idea

     
    I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle. Byrne, now 80, Chicago's only female mayor, served from 1979 to 1983, but never had her name slapped on...

    Courtney Barnett insists she's not funny and hasn't released a full album

    Courtney Barnett insists she's not funny and hasn't released a full album
    Though Courtney Barnett was born and raised in Australia, the Melbourne-based musician has experienced more success stateside than in her native land, selling out a string of U.S. dates before selling out a single gig back home. “It’s kind...

    Chicago vigil for girl, 11, draws others who've lost kin to gun violence

    Chicago vigil for girl, 11, draws others who've lost kin to gun violence
    Just outside the West Side home where an 11-year-old was fatally shot, hundreds gathered Sunday to pray, cry, hug and say it can’t happen again. As the group grieved Shamiya Adams’ death and comforted her family, they hoped aloud that Friday...

    Maze artist hopes to create twisting path to world record

    Maze artist hopes to create twisting path to world record
    Picture mazes are normally the stuff of elementary school work sheets or kiddie menus, but in the hands of Matthew Haussler, they become serious art — and potentially a Guinness World Record. Using a 3-foot-wide roll of paper, Haussler, 29, has...