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With concerts and tours on hold for most of the year, Chicago’s music scene doubled down on mutual aid and fundraising for community groups.
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The Chicago Reader has published a coloring book to raise funds for the paper and the artists who contributed drawings to the effort. The 52-page Reader Coloring Book is available in both PDF download and limited-edition print form. More than 50 local artists contributed an amazing mix of illustrations, from legendary people (Gwendolyn Brooks, Frankie Knuckles, […]
But the mayoral candidate doesn’t mention ways to help the Tennessee woman who killed her sexual assaulter at 16 and got a life sentence.
The owners of the Wicker Park bookstore asked their friends to help them stay open.
Longtime Theater Oobleck ensemble member Dave Buchen sees hurricane devastation from his house on a hill in San Juan.
Most of the $28 million raised by Mayor Emanuel’s campaign comes from beyond the city limits.
The Cook County Board president says she won’t challenge Rahm Emanuel.
The Cook County board president says she’s focused on her reelection effort but refuses to rule out a mayoral bid.
While hustling to build its Jeanne Gang-designed dream house, the North Shore theater born in a bookshop put on a brilliant season.
A short list of people who, under some circumstance, could challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015.
Under general director Andreas Mitisek, Chicago Opera Theater courts a new audience.
Forty Years: A weekly series in which we take a look at a specific year in Chicago history via the pages of the Reader.