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Still Spinning: How 'Record Store Day' Is Saving Independent Music Stores

Last year, the music industry finally had something to celebrate: a rise in record sales. But the celebration was probably timid. The increase was only... more

2 years ago | Huffington Post | Permalink

Rent-Striking Tenants In Troubled Building See Improvements Made

Tenants staging a rent strike at... more

2 years ago | CBS 2 | Permalink

Scott Walker caption contest!

* A Gov. Scott Walker roundup… * Our Opinion: Walker’s tactics not applicable to Illinois * Our View: A stalking Walker more

2 years ago | Capitol Fax | Permalink

Is Your Neighborhood Hip Enough For A Bike Rental?

West Side alderman Jason Ervin rightly complains that the city's bike rental program will only serve neighborhoods close to the lake. more

2 years ago | NBC-5 | Permalink

6 dead, at least 15 wounded in citywide shootings

Six people have been killed and at least 15 others have been wounded so far in shootings across the city this weekend. This weekend’s fatal shootings include: †David Loggins, 52, of 6538 S. Champlain Ave., shot in the neck at 1:23 a.m. Saturday in the 6500 block... more

2 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Man Shot Dead On West Side

A man was shot to death in his home in the West Side Austin neighborhood early Sunday. more

2 years ago | CBS 2 | Permalink

2 dead, 7 wounded in separate South and West Side shootings

Nine people were shot and two died of those wounds Saturday night and Sunday morning on the city's South and West sides, according to police. more

2 years ago | Chicago Tribune | Permalink

Floyd and HR's Power Sox to Victory

Gavin Floyd overcame control problem to pitch six scoreless innings and Alexei Ramirez homered as the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 5-1 on Saturday. Photo Credit: AP more

2 years ago | NBC 5 | Permalink

Death of Elgin Marine ‘ultimate’ sacrifice from community

More than 300 Elgin-area residents lined Douglas Avenue on Friday to thank Cpl. Alex Martinez — who was killed in Afghanistan last week — and his family, including his 22-year-old widow, Julianna Martinez, for that sacrifice. more

2 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Field Museum poised to name Richard Lariviere president

(Crain's) — The Field Museum is poised to recommended Richard Lariviere, former University of Oregon president, to replace the retiring John McCarter Jr. as president, Crain's learned today. more

2 years ago | Crains | Permalink

Report finds many girls and LGBTQ students feel unsafe in Chicago public schools

Sexual harassment strikes nearly half of Chicago Public middle and high school students, according to a report released Wednesday evening by Chicagoland Researchers and Advocates for Transformative Education. And nearly 65 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer and questioning students feel unsafe, according to the same report. more

2 years ago | Medill Reports | Permalink

Debating Rahm's Retreat

Today's education news focuses on two main issues -- the secrecy surrounding the LSC elections (part of a long tradition) and reactions to the shorter longer school day announced on Tuesday (was it a big win or no?).  Oh, and Madeleine Albright visited Lindblom (hi, Molly!). LSC SECRECY more

2 years ago | District 299 | Permalink

Residents Of West Side Building Go Ahead With Rent Strike

Residents of a foreclosed apartment building... more

2 years ago | CBS 2 | Permalink

Emanuel’s tweaked speed-cam plan passes Council panel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel got the green light from a City Council committee Wednesday to use fixed and mobile surveillance cameras to catch motorists who speed near schools and parks after softening the crackdown yet again to accommodate skittish aldermen. more

2 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

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