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The Cat’s Meow Purrs Despite ‘Rough Neighborhood’

The Cat’s Meow Purrs Despite ‘Rough Neighborhood’

It may seem like the prefix to a joke, but it isn’t. Two black women, sisters at that, own a sex store in Chicago. But don’t call it a “sex store.” “We are the Cat’s Meow, a ‘Pamper Me’ boutique,” said Rame—who describes herself as office operations and decorator and goes by a single name—half of the […]

Fashion vloggers get their turn in the spotlight

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Fashion bloggers are enjoying their moment in the spotlight, and bloggers like BryanBoy, The Sartorialist, and Rumi Neely of FashionToast aremaking major waves in the fashion world. But some fashionistas are pioneering a new style of fashion commentary, called “vlogging,” which combines blogging and videos, mostly posted on YouTube. Many young women are now vlogging their outfits of the […]

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Tornadoes may affect local travel

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Tornadoes may affect local travel

After a tornado ripped through a Southern Illinois town, Amtrak said that so far,  train travel had not been affected because none of its trains traveled close to Harrisburg. Mark Magliani, media relations manager of Amtrak, said if more storms develop, the trains would be advised to stop and wait for the tornado to pass. […]

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Vinyl Records Are Cool Again

The needle scratching on an album, freshly plucked from its sleeve used to be something only the older set enjoyed. But not anymore. Vinyl record sales are on the rise, and Val Camilletti, owner of Val’s Halla Records, located in Oak Park, has an explanation as to why vinyl is suddenly all the rage again. “The major […]

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Wicker Park Economics Push Efforts to Buy Local First

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Wicker Park Economics Push Efforts to Buy Local First

Wicker Park is easily accessible by the Blue Line station, a branch of Chicago’s El train system, and it boasts a scene that diverse residents can easily fall in love with. “It’s a really good neighborhood,” said Francisco Lopez, local since 1964. “People move in, you know. White people, everybody.” “It’s a lot of people […]

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