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Multimedia App Haiku Deck Brings a Breath of Spring to Chiberia

After a particularly wet and dreary few weeks, we’re celebrating the change of season with this special collection of the most gorgeous spring-themed Creative Commons images we could find using our killer integrated image search. All beautiful! All perfectly sized and automatically attributed! All perfectly free to use! We invite you to take two minutes, stop […]

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Jackson Junge Gallery

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Wicker Park’s Jackson Junge Gallery offers an array of art and gallery exhibits such as the O’ Good Lord gallery available for viewing Nov. 1, 2013, through Jan. 12, 2014.  

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Connie’s Pizza: “Cheesy” Dinner with Old-World Atmosphere

The classic decor of Bridgeport’s Connie’s Pizza was designed to remind patrons of a long-gone era when life was slower, before computers and electronic devices, said Amanda Ponce, director of sales and marketing for the restaurant. But looks can be deceiving, and this South Side eatery, located at 2373 S. Archer Ave., proves it. Amanda […]

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German Market Lights Up Chicago’s Daley Center

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A look at an afternoon at the Christkindle market in downtown Chicago through a collection of Vine and Instagram videos captured by journalism students @CCCJournalism.

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Flash Flooding in South Loop

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Flash Flooding in South Loop

Tonight as storms and lightning hit the Chicago area, there were flash flood warnings. There was steady rain, and some flooding, but drivers braved the high water in some areas, and drove on. On Clark St. between 15th and 16th street, there was flooding under a railroad bridge. It slowed traffic, but no cars stalled […]

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Ten Fast Strokes, Then Follow the Drummer

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Ten Fast Strokes, Then Follow the Drummer

 Chicagoans came by foot and water taxi to Ping Tom Park to watch the exciting  Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy 2013 on July 13th. With 25 teams competing, there was lots of action. The top three teams won recognition. Governor Patrick Quinn and Secretary of State Jesse White declined to paddle, but Ronald McDonald was […]

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Behind the Scenes: “Hidden” at Union Station

Union Station is an amazing building. If you haven’t seen the Brian de Palma’s Untouchables, there’s a scene where a baby carriage careens down the stairs that’s shot in Union Station. Yet as rail travel declined across America, the grand stations like Union Station fell into disuse. Public spaces like the Women’s Lounge, were hidden […]

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Anniversary Year for the Tour de France

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Anniversary Year for the Tour de France

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Picture This: When P.O.T.U.S. Comes to Town

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Picture This: When P.O.T.U.S. Comes to Town

When the President and his entourage come home to Chicago, all kinds of traffic gets held up. Here bikers near McCormick Place were prevented from rounding the harbor’s edge until the motorcade had passed McCormick Place. The Coast Guard boats, armed with machine guns patrolled the harbor mouth while cyclists and pedestrians watched.

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Breaking News: Back on Track at Amtrak and Metra

UPDATE: At 12:33 p.m. an Amtrak engine pulled the disabled train off and away from the Clark and 16th St. site of the stall. At 12:45, Metra trains were able to run out north and south on unobstructed tracks. The engine that was originally pulling the Amtrak train was taken away, and a big workhorse […]

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The Buckingham Fountain Springs to Life

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The Buckingham Fountain Springs to Life

In a rite of a spring, the world’s largest fountain, the Clarence F. Buckingham Memorial Fountain in Grant Park, opened today for its 86th season under sunny skies. A little girl wearing a red jacket pulled a fake level connected to a box, and jets of water of slowly started to shoot into the air, […]

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In the company of comic books

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In the company of comic books

On Thursday Feb 14, Columbia College Chicago will host the opening reception for “Five Collaborations,” an exhibit showcasing the work of Columbia professor and comic book writer Len Strazewski. As the name implies, the exhibit will feature the work Strazewski has done with five different comic illustrators. It will run until March 29. Strazewski has […]

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Video: Aztec dreams on Pilsen’s walls

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Murals are a Mexican art form. In Mexico, they were part of  public art in state buildings. In Chicago, the art form continues, transformed by conditions today, and the messages the artists want to convey. Chicago murals are created outside, on walls around Pilsen. Shot and edited by Mathew Cunningham Music  “Aztec Dreaming” by Andrew […]

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ZAMRIE does fashion for (storm) relief

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ZAMRIE does fashion for (storm) relief

The cute ivory skirt with a blue, red, and gold plaid print and tempting “on sale” tag, could be dressed up or down, and Ashley Zygmunt, the creative mind behind the maker of the skirt, Chicago label ZAMRIE, exclaims, “nobody understands that skirt! Only an editor at Vogue really got it.” For her Fall 2012 […]

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