Fifty-six freely downloadable in-store tapes hosted by the Internet Archive include the soundtracks of 30-year-old Bluelight Specials.
Naperville teen punks Protagonists get reissued after 35 years
Naperville teen punks Protagonists get reissued after 35 years, indie-pop trio Gosh Diggity add a little muscle to their tender sound, and more.
Rauner reaches a compromise with officials on school funding ahead of State of the State address, and other Chicago news
Also, speculation is growing that Paul Vallas will run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Shimer College is gone, but the school lives on
The Great Books institution makes a move to North Central College.
In the world of Naperville, you can go home again
Mat Smart’s comic drama argues that there’s plenty of life in the burbs.
Ten best bets for fall theater
A satanic hand puppet, a live version of Cheers, and a Twelfth Night in Hindi are among this season’s highlights.
Where to watch fireworks in Chicago and celebrate Fourth of July 2016
Celebrate America’s Brexit, the Fourth of July.
Jazz bassist and vocalist Katie Ernst rises like the tide
Jazz bassist and vocalist Katie Ernst hasn’t helped only herself with her talent, wit, and confidence—she’s also lifting up her peers and students.
Silk Road Rising’s Mosque Alert is alarmingly relevant
After five years of development, Jamil Khoury’s play about xenophobia opens in an ever-more-xenophobic political moment.
Rahm’s school board and the teachers’ union actually agree on charter law
Chicago officials don’t want their hands tied by state charter rules.
Solemn Oath breaks into bottles with Combat Marshmallow
Naperville’s finest just started bottling two beers per month, and the very first is this ludicrously hoppy double stout.
One Sip: Solemn Oath’s Whisper Kisses farmhouse ale
Solemn Oath promises to make beer you’ll fall in love with—and then take it away.
Silk Road Rising’s “Mosque Alert” enlists the global community
Silk Road Rising’s play in progress, “Mosque Alert,” crowdsources controversy.
On tap: Solemn Oath’s Ravaged by Vikings
A zingy, fruity double IPA, Ravaged by Vikings, from Naperville’s tap-only brewery Solemn Oath
This Week’s Food and Drink Events
Farm tours, cooking competitions, garden parties, and more.