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Tour Austin by Bike

Tour Austin by Bike

Join Lee Diamond on one his interesting neighborhood tours on  April 25, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Columbus Park at 500 South Central Avenue in Chicago. Lee’s tours are wonderful as the group rides through a neighborhood, stopping at architecturally notable or historical spots, where Lee recounts the history or details. There […]

How Well do you know the “L?”

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How Well do you know the “L?”

Here is a transit loving quiz about the “L” from DNAinfo’s Tanveer Ali. It will help you pass time as you transit home from work or school. How Well Do You Know the ‘L’?

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Pivot Media free 24-hour of media for Earth Day

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Pivot Media free 24-hour of media for Earth Day

Are you stuck in class or at work,  and can’t get out and do something for Earth Day? Pivot-participant media is going to stream 24-hours of shows for its  “Earth Day” marathon of environmentally focused programs about our precious planet. Starting at 5:00am, the day will be filled with captivating shows and documentaries on the Earth. […]

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Vinyl Lovers Cued Up for Record Store Day

Saturday April 18th is Record Store Day in Chicago and around the world. Find a record store near you, and check out the deals and performers. Record Breakers opens at 8 a.m. and features live bands. All CDs are half-price. “Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners […]

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Young Filmmakers Look at (In)Justice at Upcoming Film Festival

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Young Filmmakers Look at (In)Justice at Upcoming Film Festival

The (In)Justice for All Film Festival (IFAFF) brings to audiences films that explore our current criminal justice system – police, courts, and corrections – the causes and drivers of over incarceration, and the for-profit industries that feed at this trough of human misery. See the work of young filmmakers as they examine how the justice […]

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18th Street Bridge to Open Monday April 13th

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18th Street Bridge to Open Monday April 13th

The 18th Street bridge has been closed since December for some reconstruction. According to a call to “311,” the bridge will re-open to traffic on April 13th. The bridge was open to pedestrians on Saturday.  

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Round Two of Chicago Mayoral Election

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Round Two of Chicago Mayoral Election

Chicago voters headed to the polls again Tuesday in the city’s first mayoral runoff. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel hopes to seek a second term over challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. [View the story “Round Two of Chicago Mayoral Election ” on Storify]

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