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Show us your … Mold-a-Rama figurine collection

Each week we ask you to show us something. This week it’s Jane Hanna’s MOLD-A-RAMA FIGURINE COLLECTION. Got something to show us? showus@chicagoreader.com Often found at museums and zoos, Mold-A-Rama machines dispense kitschy blow-molded figurines. Popularized in the 60s, the machines are predictably in the midst of a slow extinction, but ex-Reader staffer Jane Hanna, […]

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Secondhand style in Pilsen

I’m known among friends as the queen of Craigslist, specifically the “Free” section. I scour it daily and have found amazing things, such as a Scandinavian credenza, 250 vintage National Geographic magazines, and a pair of Nelson-inspired bubble lamps. So when it comes time for me to clean out my apartment, I like to return […]

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Another attack, as McCarthy vows results

Despite more police and the presence of the Guardian Angels, violence persisted on the near north side as several people were attacked and robbed on a train near the Chicago Brown Line stop. (Sun-Times) Police charged three people with robbing passengers on CTA buses. (Tribune) Newly minted police superintendent Garry McCarthy says police will attempt […]