Stages, Theater

Review: Gender Bends in Midsommer Flight’s Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is a mistaken-identity rom-com designed as a frolic to entertain at the end of the holiday season (there is nothing about Christmas in this play itself). […]

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Journalists and Friends Rally to Save the Chicago Reader

Current and former staff of the Chicago Reader, alongside friends and fans of the 51 year-old independent Chicago alt-weekly, members of organized labor, and others rallied in front of Reader […]

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Today

Voter Turnout in the 2020 Election Could Shatter Several Records

The 2020 election cycle has already broken multiple records in the Chicagoland area, and once all the votes are counted, could set a few others.  The Chicago Board of Election […]

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Trump’s Visit to Kenosha Brings Expected Results

Despite requests to avoid the area, Trump made a visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin, Tuesday. As predicted, the arrival of Air Force One at Waukegan National Airport and the eventual presidential […]

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Doctors, Nurses, Staff Rally with Lawmakers and Community Groups to Save Mercy Hospital

Doctors, nurses, and staff joined neighbors and elected officials at a demonstration Wednesday in Bronzeville to protest the looming closure of Mercy Hospital. “It is heartless to propose this closure […]

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Activists March Through McKinley Park to Demand Environmental Justice

Around 100 activists and community members marched through McKinley Park on Saturday to demand an end to environmental racism, divestment from the Chicago Police Department, and an investment in environmental […]

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Derecho Sweeps Through Chicago Early Monday Evening

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A powerful storm swept through the Chicagoland area Monday afternoon, downing trees and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people. The storm began to blanket the area around […]

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Friends, Family Honor Teen Activist Caleb Reed

Story and Photos by Meredith Goldberg Family and friends of 17-year-old activist Caleb Reed held a press conference outside Mather High School to honor his legacy Tuesday, just days after […]

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Coalition of Community Groups and Lawmakers Demands Lightfoot and Dart Refuse Cooperation with Federal Agencies

A coalition of community groups, elected officials, and labor organizations signed an open letter to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart over the weekend urging non-cooperation […]

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Activists Continue to Call on CPS to Cancel its Contract with CPD

Tens of thousands of people continued to march all across Chicagoland to demand an end to police violence and increased accountability over the weekend, including a group of a few […]

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Lightfoot Says Citywide Curfew Will Continue Throughout Weekend As Demonstrations Continue

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city’s 9:00pm curfew will continue throughout the weekend amid a full week of massive citywide protests against police misconduct.  Lightfoot told reporters at a […]

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Chicago to Move to “Phase 3” of Reopening as Protests and Civil Unrest Continue

Despite four nights of protests and civil unrest, a citywide curfew, and the national guard being activated, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the city will proceed with “Phase 3” of […]

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