Five Things to Do in Chicago This Week

Five Things to Do in Chicago This Week
Up next in our series of weekend plans from notable, in-the-know locals: Shoni Currier, Director of Performing Arts at the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and curator of OnEdge, which begins this Friday (details below). “This is a …
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NEFA & CDF Announce RDDI Chicago Artists
The New England Foundation for the Arts, together with the Chicago Dancemakers Forum, is excited to announce the 12 Chicago-based artists selected to participate in a 10-day dance lab with support from The Reva and David Logan Foundation, the John …
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Latest Chicago News News

Chicago Teachers Union endorses Kim Foxx for state's attorney
For the first time in its history, the Chicago Teachers Union has decided to take sides in a Cook County state's attorney's campaign, endorsing Kim Foxx in the March 15 Democratic primary. The decision is the latest sign of how unusual the contest for …
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Trump notches another win as Rubio bids to elbow past Cruz
The 2014 agreement that persuaded a federal judge to release Chicago from the 42-year-old Shakman decree made City Council employees exempt positions. Stone's complaint attempts to get around that loophole by claiming that the workers' comp …
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Chicago music teacher suspended over YouTube rants
CHICAGO – A Chicago music teacher is suspended after videos surfaced on YouTube that are offensive to Jews, Muslims and individuals who are transgender. Students told CBS Chicago are conflicted about the posts as Chicago Public Schools investigates.
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How Suite It Is at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

How Suite It Is at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Offering sweeping views of Chicago's expansive skyline, Lake Michigan and world-renowned parks, Fairmont Chicago's Grand Park Suite offer guests a one-of-a-kind residential luxury experience. Located on the 37th floor, the one-bedroom Grand Suites …
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One of the Windy City's Top Hotels Undergoes a Striking Renovation
The Peninsula Chicago will further distinguish its technological prowess with two new guest services: 24-Hour Check-In for web bookings and Keys to the City for access to Chicago attractions, such as private tours at the Michelin three-star restaurant …
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Millennium Park drops jazz series – sources
Leading jazz attractions such as Ahmad Jamal, Danilo Perez, Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and sprawling tributes to Von Freeman and Fred Anderson turned “Made in Chicago” into a nationally admired feature of summertime jazz in the city.
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Johnny Lattner was royalty when prep football was king in Chicago

Johnny Lattner was royalty when prep football was king in Chicago
It's not a stretch to believe that with Lattner in the Friars' backfield, the 1948 and 1949 games were huge attractions, as well. (The record attendance for an Illinois high school football game was 110,000. That was for the 1937 Prep Bowl between …
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Check out what's new at 2016 Chicago Auto Show
As part of the showroom redesign, the test tracks are now right next to the vehicles, and Toyota has a brand new one with the RAV4. Test tracks are one of the more popular attractions at the show. One takes you from the icy winter roads in Chicago to …
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Bernie Sanders Confirms He Was Arrested During 1963 Civil Rights Protest – See

Bernie Sanders Confirms He Was Arrested During 1963 Civil Rights Protest – See
… arrested has hit the web, on the day of Nevada's Democratic presidential caucuses. The documentary company, Kartemquin Films, has released clips from 1963 showing two police officers arresting a male student during a civil rights protest in Chicago.
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Where is Adele? Thoughts in the aftermath of the 2016 Grammys
The Grammy Awards, the music industry's celebration of the limited commercial success it is still able to achieve, moved to a Monday night this year. The ratings, more or less, held up, coming just a hair short of last year's Sunday telecast in early …
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"Black-ish" star Miles Brown visits Chicago
Chicago & Suburban Cook Co.Northern SuburbsWestern SuburbsSouthern SuburbsNW Indiana. Categories. U.S. & World I-Team Politics Entertainment Consumer-Business ABC7 Sports · ESPNChicago.com Hungry Hound Disability Issues Health Weather …
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Lock of John Lennon's Hair Fetches 000 at Auction
This photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows a 4-inch lock of hair that was collected by a German hairdresser who trimmed John Lennon's hair before he started shooting "How I Won the War." A lock of John Lennon's hair that was snipped as he prepared …
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The Chicago Fire remind us that sports aren't a fairytale

The Chicago Fire remind us that sports aren't a fairytale
The Chicago Fire proved once again this past weekend that sports are horrible and you have to be a masochist to be a sports fan. Life-long Fire supporter Harry Shipp was drafted out of college by the club and one of their best players. A fan-favorite …
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Sports to watch on Chicago TV this weekend
Phil ThompsonContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Scouting the best games and sports specials on TV this weekend. Friday. Public League semifinals, 5:30 p.m., WCIU-26.2: Rubber match between Morgan Park and Simeon follows at 7:30 after Curie takes on …
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Another Giannoulias Opens a West Loop Sports Lounge in Karyn's Space
When Green Street Local opens at 5 p.m. on Friday, the new West Loop spot will prove a radical departure from its predecessor. The interiors, TVs and meat-friendly menu leave no clue that it's the space vegan-friendly Karyn's On Green once occupied.
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Latest Chicago Travel News

Emanuel: Charge downtown developers more, spend money in struggling neighborhoods
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce Thursday he's seeking a new program to charge developers extra for packing more square footage into downtown buildings, with the money going for projects in Chicago's economically depressed neighborhoods.
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Wacky travel expenses employees submitted last year
If you're a company owner or other boss and your employees travel as part of their jobs, you've probably seen a few oddball expense reimbursement submissions cross your desk. But the list below has 10 that are particularly outlandish and head …
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Pullman porter recalls his days on the railroad
… the South Side of Chicago, porters bought them with tips and money they made from working extra runs." Born in a Kentucky town "that wasn't as big as Soldier Field" and raised in Evansville, Ind., Gaines relished the opportunity to travel all over …
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Don't Quit Your Job to Travel the World
There was a time in my life when I fantasized about being able to regularly travel rather than mindlessly type away at my writing job in Chicago. I scrolled through my Instagram feed and enviously clicked through photos of people relaxing on beaches in …
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Latest Chicago Entertainment News

NFL Legend Eddie George Tackles 'Chicago' on Broadway
EG: I work under three umbrellas: entertainment, education, and entrepreneurship. Of course the entertainment fragment speaks for itself because I'm in Chicago. However, a lot of folks may not know I teach courses at Ohio State University that covers …
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Chicago postal worker lost 15 pounds in preparation for 'Survivor'
He's worked at the main Chicago post office for the past few years and wanted to try out for "Survivor" because there "comes a time in a person's life when they want to test themselves." To prepare for the show, Hamilton said he went on a diet that …
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How a Chicago student went from singing in church to 'American Idol'
Chicago singer-songwriter Manny Torres performs Coldplay's "Adventure of a Lifetime" in Wednesday's episode of "American Idol." (Fox) … Manny Torres moved from Michigan to Chicago in 2013 to try to make it in the music industry. In just two years …
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First Listen: BJ The Chicago Kid, 'In My Mind'

First Listen: BJ The Chicago Kid, 'In My Mind'
BJ's brand of rhythm and blues is an amalgam of the history of black music: Gospel, blues, pop and jazz and, of course, hip-hop are all represented. Thematically, he covers familiar territory with songs about love, sensuality and infidelity, yet his …
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Kanye West's bewildering, frustrating 'Pablo'
It's a mess, more a series of marketing opportunities in which West changed the album title and the track listing multiple times, to the point where the very thing that made West tolerable despite a penchant for tripping over his own ego — the music …
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'Far From Heaven': Scenes from '50s suburbia in Porchlight musical
Porchlight Music Theatre's Chicago premiere of the 2013 musical has much to recommend it — but like the world it depicts, there are also flaws just below its sleek surface. Cathy's marriage to Frank (Brandon Springman) turns inside-out when she finds …
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5 things to watch for at tonight's Grammys, on CBS
Ehrlich, who cut his teeth making the legendary “Soundstage” at Chicago PBS station WTTW-Ch.11 in the 1970s, produces the best TV show among the big awards gatherings by keeping the focus firmly on the music. His “Grammy moments” put artists on …
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