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  • Ringling Bros. circus eliminating elephant acts
    Ringling Bros. circus eliminating elephant acts

    The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.

  • Ravinia Festival announces 2015 lineup
    Ravinia Festival announces 2015 lineup

    A new Ravinia Festival season brings powerhouse pop and a noteworthy jazz lineup.

  • 'Maps to the Stars' is 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Miserable'
    'Maps to the Stars' is 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Miserable'

    Likely fascinating only to people who can’t believe celebrities get constipated too, “Maps to the Stars” attempts to cross-reference the perverse cultural jealousy that turns actors into icons with the reality that all humans are subject to the same debilitating insecurity and...

  • Two charged in robbery on CTA's Red Line
    Two charged in robbery on CTA's Red Line

    Two Chicago teenagers have been charged in connection with a robbery on the Red Line last month in which a cellphone and wallet were taken from a Hyde Park resident, prosecutors said Wednesday.

  • Jury sides with cops despite questions about their truthfulness
    Jury sides with cops despite questions about their truthfulness

    A federal jury Wednesday sided with two Chicago police officers in the 2011 fatal shooting of a motorist in spite of a dispatch recording that suddenly surfaced in the middle of the trial that appeared to cast doubt on the officers' version of events.

  • Woman rescued from Chicago River
    Woman rescued from Chicago River

    Chicago Fire Department divers rescued a woman who jumped into the Chicago River from the middle of the Wabash Avenue bridge downtown Wednesday night. 

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