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  1. weather
    Destructive Derecho Tears Through Midwest Toward ChicagoThe fast-moving windstorm caused power outages for 430,000 in the region and hit a city reeling from a night of unrest.
  2. education
    The Major School Districts That Will Remain Online-Only This FallPublic schools in Chicago, L.A., and San Diego will not return to campus next semester, with COVID-19 still spreading in California and Illinois.
  3. chat room
    Shea Couleé Successfully Changed Her Drag Race Narrative“We’ve closed the chapter on the season nine finale, and hopefully [this] will be the opening of a new chapter [that] involves me having a crown.”
  4. vulture sports
    With the Cubs’ Seventh-Inning Stretch, Here’s Bill Murray and a Giant Teddy BearLike you, Bill Murray seems like he’s really missed baseball.
  5. improv
    Chicago Comedy Institution iO Theater to Shut Down PermanentlyOwner Charna Halpern said the decision to close the theater is a financial one.
  6. covid-19
    Who ‘Deserves’ Jail During a Pandemic?The Cook County Jail in Chicago is America’s biggest coronavirus hotspot. Why did we allow this?
  7. coronavirus
    Black Americans May Be Disproportionately Dying of CoronavirusThe data is limited, but it is so far damning.
  8. democratic primaries
    Kim Foxx Wins Reelection in Chicago, Despite Jussie Smollett CaseOpponents’ efforts to make the race a referendum on the Jussie Smollett case appear to have failed.
  9. criminal justice
    Jussie Smollett Is a Distraction From Criminal-Justice Reform in ChicagoThe actor is in court again — on the eve of the Illinois elections.
  10. criminal justice
    Elizabeth Warren Wants You to Vote in Your Local Prosecutor ElectionHer endorsements come just as the Cook County, Illinois, state’s attorney election is becoming a referendum on the Jussie Smollett case.
  11. lawsuits
    Jussie Smollett Is Suing the City of ChicagoFor “malicious prosecution.”
  12. democratic primaries
    Pete Buttigieg’s Chicago Fundraiser Debacle Won’t Help Him With Black VotersHe needs black support for his new strategy: capturing Biden supporters if the former vice-president falters.
  13. labor
    Here’s Why Chicago Public-School Staff Are on StrikeBy linking up with SEIU Local 73, the Chicago Teachers Union has put up an impressive display of force.
  14. the urbanist
    An Architect’s Guide to ChicagoA backroom beer bar, historic hotels, and the boat tour worth taking.
  15. politics
    Ted Cruz’s Dishonest Rhetoric About ChicagoThe senator’s attempt to use Chicago to make a point about gun control is the conservative tradition of using the city as a political football.
  16. the cut on tuesdays
    When Your Dream Wedding Includes an Informative Bus TourEve L. Ewing takes us along for the ride on this week’s Cut podcast.
  17. black lives matter
    A Rare Measure of AccountabilityFour Chicago police officers have been fired for covering up the 2014 police killing of Laquan McDonald.
  18. chance the snapper
    Beloved Chicago Alligator ‘Chance the Snapper’ Has Been Apprehended“The gator actually brought people together. And that’s pretty cool.”
  19. obsessions
    Chicago’s Hot Duck Is an Alligator Named ‘Chance the Snapper’“This gator is absolutely in its own league. Sorry, but nothing can compare to this.”
  20. food politics
    Eric Trump Walks Into a Bar — and an Employee Spits on HimThe president’s son says he got more than he bargained for at the Aviary in Chicago.
  21. restaurant review
    Au Cheval’s New York Outpost Seems More Familiar Than FreshThe eagerly awaited restaurant, which opened recently in Tribeca, has the kind of uneven, sometimes slapdash execution you often see at franchises.
  22. crime
    Mysterious Can of Chef Boyardee Runs Amok, Causing Chaos in ChicagoLocal police shut down the street because of a “suspicious object.”
  23. lawsuits
    The City of Chicago Is Suing Jussie SmollettThe city is seeking over $130,000 for in police overtime and court costs.
  24. timeline
    A Guide to Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon’s Long, Knotty RelationshipFosse/Verdon jumps in time through the highs and lows of its central pair’s long working and personal relationship, so here’s a chronological guide.
  25. chicago
    Lori Lightfoot Is a Pragmatist. Chicago Needs a Revolution.The mayor-elect made history on Tuesday. But her politics are a poor match for the moment.
  26. politics
    Chicago Has Elected Its First Black Lesbian MayorLori Lightfoot has made history — but some advocates are worried about her record.
  27. what's past is prologue
    An Oral History of the Election of Chicago’s First Black MayorTo win the 1983 mayoral election, Harold Washington and his staff had to take on white racism in the Democratic Party and in Chicago – head on.
  28. cook county state's attorney
    Chicago Police Union Is Still Mad About Jussie Smollett Case, Holds ProtestThe Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is still angry that charges were dropped against Jussie Smollett.
  29. justice
    Jussie Smollett Is Free. That’s Good, Whether He’s Guilty or Not.Outrage at the Empire actor’s charges being dropped misses a more important point.
  30. jussie smollet
    Read the Chicago Police Department’s File on the Jussie Smollett CaseDespite the charges against him being dropped, prosecutors say they think the actor lied to police.
  31. jussie smollett
    Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against Jussie SmollettThe actor’s record will be “wiped clean,” his lawyers said in a statement.
  32. food fight
    It’s Only Monday and this Alinea–Cat Cora Drama Is Already So GoodAll this over a reservation!
  33. the city politic
    Even Our Dog Parks Show America Is an Unequal Playing FieldAll dogs may go to heaven, but lower-income canine lovers have found that not every dog gets to enjoy a ritzy outdoor space.
  34. chicago mayor's race
    Chicago to Elect First Black Female Mayor As Two Candidates Head to RunoffThe city won’t have another Daley mayoral reign, as Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle edged out the early favorite.
  35. jussie smollett
    The Jussie Smollett Case Is Not a ParableIt is still good to extend sympathy toward alleged victims of tragedy — even if that tragedy ends up being fake.
  36. crime
    Jussie Smollett Is Still Maintaining His InnocenceHe reportedly stopped by the Empire set and pleaded with his co-workers to believe him.
  37. assault
    Potential Suspect in Jussie Smollett Attack Appeared on EmpireTwo men, brothers, have been identified as potential suspects and have been brought in for questioning.
  38. talking about the weather
    The Midwest Is FrozenChicago is currently Chiberia thanks to a polar vortex.
  39. criminal justice
    Jason Van Dyke and the Inadequacy of America’s Criminal-Justice SystemJason Van Dyke was sentenced to prison time for killing Laquan McDonald. But true accountability remains elusive.
  40. christmas movies
    Everything The Princess Switch Taught Me About ChicagoForget Belgravia and Montenaro, Chicago is the real star of this film.
  41. shootings
    Gunman Killed His Ex-Fiancée and Two Others in Chicago Hospital ShootingHere’s what we know so far.
  42. vulture lists
    The 25 Most Essential Chicago MoviesFrom Ferris Bueller to Widows.
  43. education
    Chicago Teachers Clear Path for Nation’s First Charter-School StrikeFollowing a wave of teacher protests earlier this year, Acero Charter Schools educators voted to authorize a potentially groundbreaking strike.
  44. chicago
    Trump: Stop-and-Frisk Will Save ChicagoThe law and order president wants to stop crime with an unconstitutional practice.
  45. album review
    Noname’s New Album, Room 25, Is Evocative and ConfessionalHer songs are short and intimate, but they never seem slight.
  46. food politics
    Turns Out Joe Biden Is a Good Tipper, TooThe former VP left a hefty tip at a Chicago restaurant this week.
  47. Rather Than Wage a Bitter Reelection Fight, Rahm Emanuel Steps AsideAs the trial for Laquan McDonald’s killer begins, Chicago’s mayor announces plans to not seek reelection.
  48. drinking
    The $15 Mocktail Is HereAre booze-free drinks too expensive? Or have they secretly become awesome?
  49. glossy glossier glossiest
    Glossier Is Coming to ChicagoA (temporary) shop in the Windy City.
  50. 73 People Were Shot in Chicago Over the WeekendThe violence-plagued city has seen some progress in 2018, but this was a big step back.
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