The Latest: Protesters march in Chicago shopping district

The Latest: Protesters march in Chicago shopping district
Audio recordings of radio calls between Chicago police and a dispatcher show at least one officer had requested a Taser before the fatal police shooting of a black teenager. Seventeen-year-old Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times by one of several …
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Chicago rapper King Louie 'doing well' after shooting
Johnson was shot about 3:30 p.m. while sitting in a vehicle in the 3900 block of West 83rd Street in the Ashburn neighborhood, according to Chicago police. The rapper, 27, is often credited with coining the term "Chiraq" and popularizing the drill rap …
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A Chicago sports holiday season [GALLERY]
By missing the playoffs again in 2015, the Chicago Bears will now not have been a part of the last five NFL postseasons. We checked in with members of the 1985 Bears to see what it feels like to be on a team that is losing (the opposite of the '85 Bears).
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Chicago Weather: Heavy rain, high winds impact holiday travel rush
While rain slowed holiday travelers in the Chicago area, we dodged the severe weather impacting other parts of the country on this busy travel day. However, winds are expected to increase overnight. A Wind Advisory is in effect for the Chicago area …
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Latest Chicago Nightlife News

Wrigleyville Redevelopment Could Shutter 4 More Restaurants, Reshape Neighborhood
A hulking project aims to reshape Wrigleyville, including its nightlife and dining options, and could displace four more spots in addition to those already gone, including the shuttered Goose Island Wrigleyville. New renderings of the $ 140 million …
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Bub City heading to Rosemont
Phil VettelContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Bub City, the popular country-themed barbecue restaurant in River North, will open a second location in Rosemont in February. The new Bub City, which will be in Rosemont's nightlife-heavy MB Financial Park …
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South Side Nightlife Shines in Book of Photographs, Poetry

South Side Nightlife Shines in Book of Photographs, Poetry
There was once a club scene in Chicago that was something of a rarefied world. Outsiders were welcome, but seemingly few ever joined in. However one night, a photographer who definitely was not part of the scene ventured into one of the clubs.
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Chicago mob boss had Sinatra singing
Will Leonard, the Tribune's nightlife critic, reported that Sinatra and his pals, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., "croon, carol, caper and clown to the biggest cabaret audiences this town has seen in years." And no wonder. Gossip columnists had …
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How Chicago Artists Responded to the Laquan McDonald Video

How Chicago Artists Responded to the Laquan McDonald Video
Following the video release of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by a Chicago policeman, the social media feeds of artists in the city exploded with powerful, unfiltered commentary. I was taken aback by one account in particular, that of artist and …
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Explore Chicago arts, culture from storied Chicago Athletic Association hotel
You wouldn't expect a new hotel to hire a storyteller as it prepared to open its doors, but that's just what the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel did before it greeted its first guests last May. The building that housed a private club (the Chicago …
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The best of 2015 in Chicago visual art
Except this one has a few worst-of items too: More goes unseen than seen, unwritten than written. Sometimes the seen can go unwritten, too. Nine hundred words every two weeks can only cover so much in a city as rich in artists and exhibitions as Chicago.
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Five things that happened in Chicago sports during Patrick Kane's streak

Five things that happened in Chicago sports during Patrick Kane's streak
December 16, 2015 6:38pm EST December 16, 2015 7:00am EST Patrick Kane's 26-game run garnered headlines and attention in Chi-Town, but that doesn't mean the Windy City's other sports teams went on vacation. Five things that happened in Chicago …
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Hey-Hey! Bid On Jack Brickhouse's Trove of Chicago Sports Memorabilia
1, they have the greatest sports fans in the nation, and No. 2, he just felt they were the most wonderful, friendly people on earth," Pat Brickhouse told DNAinfo Chicago. The collection of items tells the fascinating story of Jack Brickhouse's life …
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Mike Ditka's Finger and Other Awesome Chicago Sports Gifts
Run out of gift ideas for the Chicago sports superfan in your life? The Patch team found a few Chicago curiosities on Amazon.com that could fit under any sports fan's tree this Christmas. The Blackhawks sneaker-slippers pair well with the Derrick Rose …
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Which Chicago team has the biggest fan base?
The Chicago Cubs ended a four-year streak of dwindling fan engagement and the Chicago Blackhawks maintained their second-place spot in the latest release of fan base data from market research firm Nielsen Scarborough. Surveys of nearly 3,700 …
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Chicago music writers having great years

Chicago music writers having great years
Chicago doesn't just have a vibrant, busy music scene—it's also full of busy music writers. This year some of the city's best talents were at the top of their game, helping drive big, important conversations and refining their distinctive styles. It's …
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Bars and Blood: Chicago Hip Hop Artists Defend the Music
Chicago has produced some of Hip-Hop music's biggest acts: legends like Twista, Kanye West, Common, and a host of rising superstars like Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, and Noname Gypsy. While some of the messages in the music coming from Chicago …
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NWA, Deep Purple, Chicago Chosen for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
N.W.A., Deep Purple and Chicago are among the musicians chosen to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, organizers announced on Thursday. Singer Steve Miller, who crosses multiple genres from blues to pop, and 1970s rock band Cheap Trick …
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Latest Chicago Entertainment News

Adele announces 2016 Chicago concert dates, North American tour
Adele, who Sunday night debuted a new, short haircut, today announced her 2016 North American tour dates, her first in five years, and Chicago is among the cities the singer will visit. The Grammy-winner will perform July 10, 11 and 13 at the United …
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Chris Brown breezes through mini-tour kickoff in Chicago
And although Brown's surprise Chicago concert — one of three intimate performances on a “mini tour” — did go forward as planned Sunday night at the Aragon, not even half the room was full by show time, even as admission was quickly changed to allow …
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