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Bus Tracker lets teens in high-crime areas wait inside school

The excitement of school dismissal is different in Chicago’s crime-ridden neighborhoods. Students aren’t thinking about what’s for dinner, if they’ll pass a math test or whether to talk to the cute girl in class. Some are just thinking about the best way to get... more

almost 2 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Bus Tracker lets teens in high-crime areas wait inside school

The excitement of school dismissal is different in Chicago’s crime-ridden neighborhoods. Students aren’t thinking about what’s for dinner, if they’ll pass a math test or whether to talk to the cute girl in class. Some are just thinking about the best way to get... more

almost 2 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

'Trouble': Nicholas Sistler channels Kinsey porn

Nicholas Sistler's exhibit on life's seamy side opens at Firecat by Deanna Isaacs Some things can't be told. The consequences would be unbearable, or so it seems to the one who would have to do the telling.… [ Subscribe... more

almost 2 years ago | Chicago Reader | Permalink

Former mayoral candidate launches independent campaign for state’s attorney

No fanfare, no balloons or glossy banners ­— none of the typical props signaled the start of a campaign for an independent candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney Saturday at Wallace’s Catfish Corner. The candidate didn’t even deliver a formal speech, because, as Christopher... more

almost 2 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Anita Alvarez to have competition in race for Cook County state’s attorney

She was going to get a challenge. Then she was going to get a free ride. Now freshman Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez could face two challengers in the Nov. 6 general election. The Cook County Republican Party has nominated Lori Yokoyama, an... more

almost 2 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Paul Klein: Scads of Quality

Curious how most ArtLetters find a subplot or theme circulating through much of the work I preview. This week it's art whose materials are recycled, reused or artfully replicate something in another medium. more

almost 2 years ago | Huffington Post | Permalink

Weekend Plans: Prints, Girl Food And Antique Jewelry

Hey, Chicago! Hey Chicago, hey, we're over here. There you go. We know Friday is a big day, but once you're done celebrating, you may... more

almost 2 years ago | Huffington Post | Permalink

Living for the city: arty stuff to do this weekend

One Hundred Voices ICE bassoonist Rebekah Heller (I wrote up her incredible performance of David Lang’s “Press Release” a few weeks ago) is premiering a set of new works at the Museum of Contemporary Photography this Friday. Heller will perform pieces for bassoon... more

2 years ago | Chicago Reader | Permalink

Fashion Show for Scholarships

Every single seat was filled at the Preston Bradley Hall inside the Chicago Cultural Center with some people even standing among the over 350 guests. They were there to witness a fashion show with a mixture of couture fashion and everyday wear. The Chicago Fashion Foundation’s 5th Annual Scholarship Award Benefit for Chicago area... more

2 years ago | Chicago Neighborhood News Bureau | Permalink

10 shot, 3 dead, on South and West sides

Three people died and seven others were wounded in shootings Friday night and Saturday morning on the South and West sides, police said. more

2 years ago | Chicago Tribune | Permalink

March! March for the Children!

Does anyone have a schedule of marches for this weekend? What? What do you mean there aren't any marches scheduled? Didn't you see the headlines? Bullets fired through the wall of a Far South Side home wounded a baby ... more

2 years ago | Second City Cop | Permalink

Lanar Stewart Lee, 1947-2012

Makeup artist and daughter of famous Chicago photographer Bill Stewart Lanar Stewart Lee always seemed to have a knack for being in the right place at the right time when it came to meeting the many celebrities who visited Chicago's South Side during the 1960s and 1970s. more

2 years ago | Chicago Tribune | Permalink

Jury picked for Hudson family murder trial

A jury of 12 people, as well as six alternate jurors, have been selected to serve in the trial of William Balfour, the Chicago man accused of killing three members of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson’s family. Fourteen of them had been selected Monday,... more

2 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Jury picked for Hudson family murder trial

A jury of 12 people, as well as six alternate jurors, have been selected to serve in the trial of William Balfour, the Chicago man accused of killing three members of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson’s family. Fourteen of them had been selected Monday,... more

2 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

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