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And the finalists for RedEye's Big Idea Awards are ...

Chicago, we asked for your biggest and brightest ideas for The Big Idea Awards, and you delivered. After sifting through all the submissions and making some tough decisions, we’ve picked the 16 finalists for our third annual showcase, which will take place Oct. 13 at the Ravenswood Event Center....

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  • Loss of Marlins star Jose Fernandez felt across baseball landscape

    Loss of Marlins star Jose Fernandez felt across baseball landscape

    Baseball came together Sunday to pay tribute to Marlins star Jose Fernandez, a bright light whose love of the game was matched only by his brilliance on the mound. The tragic news of Fernandez's death in a boating accident was felt in major-league ballparks across the country and Canada. Whether...

  • 6 ways the Bears did not waste your time Sunday

    6 ways the Bears did not waste your time Sunday

    If you watched Cubs-Cardinals on Sunday instead of Bears-Cowboys, you probably slept better. The Bears trailed Dallas 24-3 at halftime and never really threatened to take the lead, eventually losing 31-17 and stumbling to an 0-3 record. Still, because there are 13 more of these games, let's look...

  • Marginalized by media: Poster project addresses queer visibility politics

    Marginalized by media: Poster project addresses queer visibility politics

    Lavender Menace Poster Project by Angela Davis Fegan critiques gay marriage & addresses multiple identity groups

  • Marlins ace Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident

    Marlins ace Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident

    Investigators believe high speed was a factor in the horrific boat crash that killed Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez. The ace pitcher, who survived a harrowing escape from his native Cuba as a teenager to become a face of the franchise and one of the brightest young stars in baseball, was found...

  • 18 things we ate (and drank) at Chicago Gourmet that will make you hungry AF

    18 things we ate (and drank) at Chicago Gourmet that will make you hungry AF

    Simply put, Chicago Gourmet is a foodie playground where the only limit that exists is the size of your stomach. We ate, drank and frolicked our way through the annual Bon Appetit festival all weekend, stopping only for water and sleep. Along the way, we met some of Chicago's top chefs, pasty chefs,...

  • Courtney Vandersloot scores 21 as Sky advance to WNBA semis

    Courtney Vandersloot scores 21 as Sky advance to WNBA semis

    Courtney Vandersloot scored 21 points with 13 assists, Jessica Breland had 20 points and 16 rebounds, and the Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 108-98 on Sunday at Allstate Arena in Rosemont to advance to the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs. The Sky broke it open in the first five minutes of the third...

  • Get your squash on this fall

    Get your squash on this fall

    Give your dishes an autumnal feel this season with squash. Bobby Parish of FlavCity joins WCIU, The U to whip up some quick and easy fall recipes.  (Krista Green / WCIU)  See more from WCIU here.

  • Samantha Bee is making room for women to be angry

    Samantha Bee is making room for women to be angry

    A few weeks ago, a Humans of New York post featuring Hillary Clinton went viral. Clinton shared a memory of taking a law school admissions test at Harvard and being shouted at by men who didn’t think women belonged in the room. “It was intense,” Clinton said in the post. “It got very personal....

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