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President Kanye West? Here's what his 2020 campaign platform might look like

After receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award last night at the bonkers 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West gave an impassioned acceptance speech and announced his candidacy for the 2020 presidential election. It was the best part about the night, and while very likely it could have...

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  • Chicago sues red light camera firm for $300 million

    Chicago sues red light camera firm for $300 million

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration has sued Chicago's former red light camera operator, Redflex Traffic Systems, for more than $300 million on grounds the entire program was built on a $2 million bribery scheme at City Hall that has already led to federal corruption convictions.

  • Marrow's 'The Gold Standard' raises the Chicago rock bar

    Marrow's 'The Gold Standard' raises the Chicago rock bar

    The four musicians in Marrow know quite a bit about bringing diverse influences to the table. After all, three of them, singer-guitarist Liam Kazar, singer-keyboardist Macie Stewart and bassist Lane Beckstrom were in Kids These Days, a now-defunct septet that combined jazz, funk, rap and rock in...

  • The Kids These Days family tree

    The Kids These Days family tree

    From its 2009 beginnings to its 2013 demise, Chicago's Kids These Days seemed like one of the most promising acts the city had seen in years. While the band split up at the height of its hype, its members have since gone on to do bigger and better things—seriously impressive considering the hip-hop/rock/jazz...

  • One dead in Heart of Chicago after being shot by police

    One dead in Heart of Chicago after being shot by police

    A 29-year-old man died after being shot by police on the Lower West Side early Saturday, police said.

  • 10 things to know about Jake Arrieta and his no-hitter

    10 things to know about Jake Arrieta and his no-hitter

    1. He had the 14th no-hitter in Cubs history and the first since Carlos Zambrano in 2008.

  • Hunger pains at first Chicago Food and Wine Festival

    Hunger pains at first Chicago Food and Wine Festival

    Food and wine are meant to be paired, and that’s exactly what Chicago Food and Wine Festival aimed to do in Lincoln Park over the weekend. Naturally, booze makes you hungry, which ironically is how I left the fest on Saturday. With less than 20 food vendors each day, the wine and spirits outweighed...

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  • Long-forecast heat finally arrives

    The long-talked-about, slow-moving, heat-generating upper-level ridge of high pressure will finally be positioned overhead Monday — set to dominate Chicago-area weather for the next week. The upper ridge will firmly hold in place a surface high-pressure system anchored over the eastern half of...

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