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NBA Lockout Upsets Local Fans

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ChicagoTalks asks local basketball fans about the NBA lockout, and most aren’t happy about it.

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Are your skates ready? Millennium Park ice rink opens soon. Reporter Lisa Schultz has the story.

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Macy’s Opens New Holiday Season Window Displays

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The Chicago branch of the Macy’s department store opened its new holiday season window displays on November 5, 2011. The store, located on state street in Chicago’s downtown shopping area, is now ready for holiday shoppers. Young and old stopped to look at the Christmas displays titled “Yes Virgina, there is a Santa Claus,” which […]

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Chicago’s first snow falls in cascade of short scenes

The iced flakes whispered across the street, turning to a snow globe whirl as remnants of the light rain whimpered into the man’s half empty cup of hand-me-down coins. The rattlesnake of the coins chimed against the large McDonald’s plastic cup,  ricocheted back and forth. His seaweed color jacket covered his only scraps of belonging, […]

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Occupy Wall Street Corrida Pits Clowns, Matador vs Wall Street Bull

Earlier today, a small group of Occupy Wall Street activists engaged in a near-successful corrida against the Wall Street Bull. The incident began when two clowns, Hannah Morgan and Louis Jargow, scaled the steel barricades protecting the landmark. The clowns began spanking and climbing the beast as well as playing the harmonica, traditional ways of […]

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Singles “Sense” the Love at Nerd’s at Heart Nerd Fest V

Follow your senses as well as your heart along with other brainy hetero and queer singles at Nerds at Heart’s fifth anniversary Nerd Fest V, the annual  bash runs from 4-7 p.m. on Nov. 6 at The Frontier (1072 N. Milwaukee Ave.). In honor of the quinquennial, the format is a “five senses” trivia night. Flirt […]

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Get Out of Your Workout Rut

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Get Out of Your Workout Rut

It’s 6 a.m. and the alarm clock sounds, ruining a perfect dream. Groggy eyed, you stumble into the bathroom. It’s the same old morning routine followed by the same old workout: run a mile and pump some iron, as you have every morning for the last 2 years with minimal results. If you’re sick of […]

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Interrobang Theatre opens second season with The Argument

The Interrobang Theatre Project is underway with the company’s second season. The first show of the season is The Argument written by Gregory Moss and directed by Jeffry Stanton, showing at the Viaduct Theater from Oct. 7 to Nov. 5. The play follows twin sisters Ana and Mia. A flood breaks the levee in the […]

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Wicker Park helps Chicago earn ‘most caffeinated city’ title

A recent survey about the most caffeinated city sent our reporter Samantha Peña out to Wicker Park to investigate.

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Biking Goes Social, Lakefront Gets Hastag #CHILFT

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Biking Goes Social, Lakefront Gets Hastag #CHILFT

As the post-Labor Day weather becomes more unpredictable, Chicago’s growing contingent of bike commuters can check a unique “traffic report” to ensure they’re prepared to hit the Chicago Park District’s Lakefront Trail on their way to and from work. The Active Transportation Alliance (Active Trans) offers a crowdsourced Lakefront Trail update system at www.activetrans.org/lakefront. The system […]

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Visit Your Favorite Museum for Free – One Day Only
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We are Looking – For New Photographers

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We are Looking – For New Photographers

Whether you are a photo major or just love photos. We’re looking to publish your work. Here’s how to get involved. How to submit: Sign-up for a Flickr account. Join our Flickr Group. Chicagotalks Add your Chicago photos to our group. Photo Guidelines Be Descriptive Use your full name. In the caption, include as much […]

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Go go Gdgt — See You at #smwchicago

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Go go Gdgt — See You at #smwchicago

Without too much fuss, gdgt the gadget promotion event returned to Chicago on Friday, September 16th at 435 N. Michigan, in the Tribune Tower. If you missed this gadget show and tell event, you can still get your fill of social media this week. It’s Social Media Week in Chicago. From sessions about marketing and […]

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1:51 PM on a Tuesday

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1:51 PM on a Tuesday

1:51 PM on a Tuesday, a photo by Joshua Mellin on Flickr. Check out the lovely photo of one of the famous Chicago bascule bridges by Joshua Mellin. This Saturday drivers and pedestrians may notice the bridges with a bit of irritation. It is the first of the “bridge runs” that allow sailboats to go […]

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International Day of Peace

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International Day of Peace

Want to help bring peace throughout the world? Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots will host its second annual International Day of Peace celebration this weekend in Chicago. WHO: Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program (www.rootsandshoots.org), in collaboration with Chicago Public School students, families, community members and […]

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