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Entries by Kim Bellware from 10/2012

Time-Lapse Of Art Institute's New Installation 'Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects' (VIDEO)

Posted 10.10.2012 | Chicago

The office of Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects recently made its debut at The Art Institute of Chicago--but not as designers--as the exhibition. ...

Wendella's Chicago Water Taxi Turns 50, Celebrates With Free Rides

Posted 10.10.2012 | Chicago

A mainstay on the Chicago River and the transit method of choice for harried downtown commuters, the Wendella Chicago Water Taxi celebrates its 50th a...

Illinois Inmates Raked In Almost $2 Million Through Unemployment Fraud

Posted 10.10.2012 | Chicago

The Illinois Department of Employment Security on Wednesday announced it had compiled data indicating more than 1,100 people have fraudulently collect...

Judy Biggert Slams AARP As Partisan, Bails From Debate

Posted 10.11.2012 | Chicago

Illinois Republican Congresswoman Judy Biggert has pulled out of the AARP-sponsored debate against Democratic rival Bill Foster saying the organizatio...

Landgrab In Lincoln Park Over Old Children's Hospital Site

Posted 10.11.2012 | Chicago

A patented Lincoln Park community brawl has broken out over already hobbled plans to redevelop the site of the former Children's Memorial Hospital cam...

Rahm Emanuel Relying On Speed Camera Cash For City Budget

Posted 10.11.2012 | Chicago

Drivers may cringe at the sight of more speed-cameras on the road, but the devices are an important factor in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to keep taxes ...

Aaron Schock's Debate Advice To Paul Ryan: 'Don't Screw Up'

Posted 10.11.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) has been known to trade workout tips with GOP Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan, but during Ryan's campaign stop in ...

Rahm Emanuel 'Chicago Fire' Cameo: Chicago Mayor Appears In NBC Series Premiere (VIDEO)

Posted 10.11.2012 | Chicago

For TV audiences across the country, "looks like you're gonna meet the mayor after all." In what was not quite a "blink and you'll miss him" moment, C...

Drew Peterson Released Briefly To Visit Deceased Mother Betty Morphey

Posted 10.12.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Even killers have mothers, and Thursday, Drew Peterson was briefly released to visit his. Convicted of murdering his third wife, ...

Russell Simmons' Top Aide Wants Words With Chief Keef

Posted 10.12.2012 | Chicago

Chief Keef, please report to the advisor's office. Thursday, the top political advisor to influential hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons said he wants ...

Chicago International Film Festival 2012: Must-Sees With Tickets Remaining (VIDEOS)

Posted 10.12.2012 | Chicago

The 48th annual Chicago International Film Festival kicked off Thursday, and the next seven days are loaded with must-see foreign films by big name di...

CPS Students Get Sick From Nachos Containing Rat Droppings

Posted 10.12.2012 | Chicago

Here's one meal Chicago Public School students should send back: The AP reported that several high school students in the Grand Crossing neighborh...

Chicago Summer In Time-Lapse (VIDEO)

Posted 10.15.2012 | Chicago

With weekend storms and cooling temps, Chicago is undeniably, firmly into fall. To help soothe the "I miss summer" ache, check out a gorgeous time-lap...

Chicago Breweries Win At Great American Beer Festival

Posted 10.15.2012 | Chicago

Raise a pint for Chicago-area breweries. Six of Chicagoland's artisans of ale medaled in the 2012 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, which wrappe...

Steppenwolf's 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf' Is Smash Success On Broadway

Posted 10.15.2012 | Chicago

The reviews are in, and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's revival of "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf" has drawn a standing "O" from Broadway critics. ...

Tavis Smiley Blasts Chicago Public Media CEO Over Show's Cancellation

Posted 10.16.2012 | Chicago

Tavis Smiley is off the airwaves of WBEZ Chicago Public Media, but he's not going quietly. On Monday, the co-host of "Smiley & West" fired off an ...

Sonic Youth Releasing Album Recorded In 1985 At Smart Bar Chicago

Posted 10.17.2012 | Chicago

Back in 1985, Smart Bar Chicago was barely three years old and Sonic Youth was in its infancy as a band. More than 27 years later, the band is finally...

Cook County Morgue Inspection Reveals Disturbing Night Shift Shenanigans

Posted 10.17.2012 | Chicago

Inspectors on a surprise visit to the Cook County morgue caught night shift workers asleep on the job and watching movies on county computers, accordi...

Chicago Rapid Bus Lanes: First Designs For Ashland And Western Revealed

Posted 10.17.2012 | Chicago

The CTA intents to add bus rapid transit (BRT) service along Ashland and Western, and revealed initial designs of the nascent plan in a public meeting...

Chicago's Poetry Magazine Celebrates 100 Year Milestone (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.19.2012 | Chicago

As far as milestones go, there's nothing quite like a 100th birthday celebration. This month, Poetry magazine, with help from the Chicago Loop Allianc...

Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, Wisconsin Salon Shooting Suspect, Had Chicago Ties

Posted 10.22.2012 | Chicago

The Wisconsin shooter accused of killing three women at a day spa in suburban Brookfield Sunday had ties to the Chicagoland area, according to his fat...

Anthony Abbate Trial: 'Code Of Silence' Accusations Against Cop In Bartender Beating Lawsuit

Posted 10.22.2012 | Chicago

After avoiding jail time for pummeling a petite bartender, former Chicago police officer Anthony Abbate heads to court Monday over a lawsuit that alle...

America's Most 'Life-Changing' Pizzas: Chicago Pizzeria Takes Top Honors In Esquire Ranking

Posted 10.22.2012 | Chicago

Elections are typically pretty polarizing, and when it comes to voting, there may be one contest more contentious than Red versus Blue: the perfect pi...

'X-Ray' Airport Body Scanners Going Away At O'Hare, Other Major Cities

Posted 10.23.2012 | Chicago

Faster lines and less-invasive security screenings are on the horizon for passengers traveling through O'Hare International Airport. The TSA annou...

Man Admits To Bird Hoarding Hundreds In Aurora Home

Posted 10.23.2012 | Chicago

For one Aurora, Ill. resident, his hundreds-strong bird hoarding obsession started with a single rescued parakeet. Over the past seven years, Dave Ske...