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Austin (Chicago, Illinois)

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  • Your guide to The Comedy Exposition, Chicago's homegrown stand-up festival

    Your guide to The Comedy Exposition, Chicago's homegrown stand-up festival
    When local comedian Katie McVay discovered in December that the Just For Laughs Festival was not returning to Chicago this year, she tweeted the news and posted it on Facebook with a plea for someone to put together an event to make up for the loss....
  • Beethoven Festival, CCM must rethink their mission to survive

    Beethoven Festival, CCM must rethink their mission to survive
    While funding woes are the root of the problems recently afflicting two esteemed Chicago musical institutions, the Beethoven Festival and the Chicago Chamber Musicians (CCM), there's another way of looking at those problems. The former organization...
  • West Englewood leads in homicides for July

    West Englewood on Monday logged its sixth homicide of the month and 11th homicide of the year, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data. On Monday, a 56-year-old man was shot to death in the 1500 block of West 72nd Street, police said....
  • Fox taps Social Rewards loyalty program to identify avid fans

    Sit through the two-minute YouTube trailer for 20th Century Fox's upcoming movie "The Maze Runner," earn 25 points. Post a link to the trailer on Twitter, earn 15 more points. Facebook? Same deal, 15 points. Five hundred points earns discounts on...
  • DCFS sued over the 'torture' death of girl, 8

    DCFS sued over the 'torture' death of girl, 8
    The family of an 8-year-old girl found beaten and strangled in her Austin home are suing the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, claiming the agency failed to protect her from abuse that amounted to "torture." Gizzell Ford was found dead...
  • Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes' Kristopher Soto passes advanced sommelier exam

    Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes'  Kristopher Soto passes advanced sommelier exam
    Kristopher Soto of the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes is among 13 wine experts nationwide who have passed the advanced sommelier exam. Three days of intense testing added the 13 new names to the Court of Master Sommeliers. Three women and 10 men...
  • DCFS sued over girl's 'torture' death

     DCFS sued over girl's 'torture' death
    The family of an 8-year-old Chicago girl beaten and strangled last summer is suing the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, alleging the agency missed "telltale signs" of abuse. The tortured body of Gizzell Ford was discovered July 12 in...
  • Foo Fighters record across the country for HBO series

    From the dawn of grunge’s commercial success in the early '90s to playing in a rock super-group alongside Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl has performed with some of rock's most influential figures. It was perhaps only a matter of time,...
  • White Sox 6, Indians 2

    The Sports Xchange White Sox 6, Indians 2 CLEVELAND -- Jose Abreu hit a two-run home run and right-hander Scott Carroll pitched five scoreless innings as the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians, 6-2, at Progressive Field on Saturday. Abreu's...
  • Abreu's 29th HR powers White Sox win

    The Sports Xchange Abreu's 29th HR powers White Sox win CLEVELAND -- Jose Abreu's demolition of American League pitchers continued Saturday as he belted a two-run home run to help lift the Chicago White Sox to a 6-2 win over the Cleveland Indians at...
  • At least 2 dead, 18 wounded in city shootings

    At least 2 dead, 18 wounded in city shootings
    At least two men have been killed and 18 other people wounded, including two 15-year-old boys,  in shootings in Chicago Friday night into Saturday morning. In the Austin neighborhood about 7:13 p.m. Friday, a 32-year-old man was shot and pronounced dead...