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Museum Of Science And Industry Offers $10,000 For 'Month At The Museum'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Museum of Science and Industry is looking for a roommate. You don't have to pay rent. In fact, for a one-month stay, they'll pay you. Ten thousan...

Mayor Daley Urged To Privatize Animal Care After Dog-Kill Fiasco | CRIME, GUNS, and VIDEOTAPE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley was urged Thursday to privatize Chicago's Commission on Animal Care and Control after the $4.5 million-a-year agency was accused of mistak...

PITCHFORK MANIA: HuffPost Chicago's Guide To Pitchfork Fest

Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's finally here: the Pitchfork Music Festival takes over Union Park Friday afternoon. While there are a , whole, lot of guides to the festival, Huff...

Big Cities Want Big Changes in Energy

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

In Chicago, more people live near the city's two old coal plants than any other coal plant in the nation. Chicago is starting what could be a national movement to clean up dirty energy in the inner city.

WATCH: What The Old Spice Guy Would Do With The Stanley Cup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Turns out even the Old Spice guy is a bandwagon Blackhawks fan. The suave, super-handsome "Man Your Man Could Smell Like" made his debut in this year...

Chicago's Growing Clean Power Campaign Becomes Ground Zero for National Environmental/Citizens Groups

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

How green is Chicago? Thanks to a growing ward-by-ward grassroots campaign for clean energy, the Windy City has attracted the attention of national ...

Todd Stroger's Shady Hiring Practices Highlighted In New Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Todd Stroger's staff bent or broke county hiring rules to put supporters on payroll and fire naysayers, according to a scathing report released Tuesda...

Scott Lee Cohen Challenges Dismissed; Quinn 'Not Afraid' Of His Candidacy

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Independent candidate Scott Lee Cohen has likely secured himself a spot on the November ballot. The state board of elections threw out the remaining...

Two Important Shows at Intuit, Transvestite Fights, and Fantasies of Outsider Art

Monica Westin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Monica Westin

After the first of two important outsider art openings at Intuit this summer, I had a revelation about the field while witnessing a fight between transvestites on the train home.

Cathleen Miller, Chicago Ridge Mom, Accused Of Molesting Her Teenage Daughter's Friends | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A suburban mother was charged Tuesday with seducing and molesting teenage boys; prosecutors said the teens were friends of her daughter, who's in juni...

Chicago Gangs Increasing Their Presence In The Suburbs

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Once mainly the province of the streets of Chicago, gangs have moved into areas many may find hard to believe. Pick a suburb -- north, south or west -...

Extra Pitchfork Tickets Go On Sale Thursday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival is officially not sold out. Starting at 11 a.m. Thursday morning, Pitchfork will release extra tickets to all three...

The Perfect Pair: Penthouse Making Bid To Buy Playboy

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The parent company of Penthouse said today it will submit its bid for Playboy before noon Thursday. Marc Bell, the head of the Penthouse magazine own...

Texting and Dating: Stop the Insanity!

Gena Grish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gena Grish

In the age of online dating, Facebook, Twitter and texting, it's no wonder that dating has turned more cyberspace than courier pigeon, but is it for the better?

Honest Tea's Honor System Puts Chicago To The Test: How Will We Fare? (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With the temperatures pushing 90, Honest Tea is putting Chicagoans to the test. The beverage company has set up a stand stocked with bottles of its i...

Congestion Pricing: Paying Extra To Drive In The Fast Lane?

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Already plagued by the nation's third-worst traffic congestion with little hope of building a way out of gridlock, Chicago-area motorists need to seri...

State Investigates Pension For Crooked Cop In Melrose Park

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A state agency is investigating a decision last week by the Melrose Park Police Pension Board to award a pension to a former crooked deputy police chi...

Asian Carp: Quinn Says Illinois Should Export To China

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The state of Illinois is partnering with a Chinese business and an Illinois fishery to export up to 30 million pounds of Asian carp by the end of next...

WATCH: 'Transformers 3' Takes Over Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago has been the backdrop for some pretty awesome movies. Some, like "Medium Cool" or "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", are inextricably Chicago flicks;...

Hot Summer Fun in Harlem

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Sometimes when the temperature climbs to such an extent that it's impossible to beat the heat, the only alternative is to give in and accept reality. ...

White Sox Reality Show 'The Club' Debuts This Weekend

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fans of Ozzie Guillen getting bleeped, rejoice: MLB Network's "The Club," a reality TV show following the Chicago White Sox, premiers Sunday. The fir...

Priest Sex Abuse: Daniel McCormack Faces New Accusations Of Abusing Boys In Lawsuit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago priest who confessed in 2007 to sexually abusing five boys has been named in a new lawsuit by four other alleged victims. Daniel McCorma...

Grand Theft Reptile: Man Accused Of Stealing Snakes, Threatening Owner

Northwest Indiana Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

PORTER TOWNSHIP | A Lake Eliza man was arrested after he was accused of stealing another man's snakes and threatening to kill the man whose snakes he ...

PHOTOS: Summer Making You Thirsty? Check Out Some New Chicago Bars

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

(Text courtesy of Citysearch) by Kimberly Peiffer Summer is heating up, and so is the Chicago bar scene: Gilt Bar's party lasts into the wee hours a...

Not So Fast: Swim Advisories At Beaches Remain Due To E. Coli

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Swimmers beware: Many of Chicago's beaches are again under watch for bacteria. The Park District issued swim advisories for 10 beaches....