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Reasons I never registered to vote (until now)

Reasons I never registered to vote (until now)

My darkest secret? Until this year, at the age of 27, I had never registered to vote. Just under the wire, I finally succumbed to the shame and...

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No treats for you, Halloween haters

No treats for you, Halloween haters

Every year when October rolls around, I find myself frowning in the face of online anti-Halloween hate speech.

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Why I do (not) believe in ghosts

Why I do (not) believe in ghosts

My grandma is the queen of scary stories. Whenever there’s a family gathering I try to squeeze a couple out of the old lady, listening...

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Hey guys, rejection isn't the end of the world

Hey guys, rejection isn't the end of the world

Not too long ago, I read a story about a man shooting a woman to death simply because she told him she was taken and refused to give him her number....

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I don't want to get married, and that's OK

I don't want to get married, and that's OK

I was born without the marriage chromosome. You know the one: the festering tick that strikes midnight in your 20s and is suddenly hungry for lace and...

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CTA comic: Silver Man spotting!

CTA comic: Silver Man spotting!

RedEye features a new comic about the CTA on Tuesdays from The Illustrated Press, a Chicago journalism experiment...

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The coolest places in Chicago are hiding in plain sight

The coolest places in Chicago are hiding in plain sight

One year ago on a brisk, sunny October afternoon, I boarded the No. 82 bus in Logan Square and headed south on Kimball to an unknown destination....

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What's the one movie you'll never, ever watch?

What's the one movie you'll never, ever watch?

Hey there, horror movie fans! It’s October, which means it’s time to gorge on pumpkin-shaped candies while deciding whether you’re...

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Getting schooled by Beyonce? Yup!

Getting schooled by Beyonce? Yup!

Some college classes exist for obvious reasons. Biology, business, biochemistry ... and Beyonce?

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When you go to the wrong airport...

When you go to the wrong airport...

When you've lived in Chicago for a while -- six years for me -- you start getting cocky. You can make a bus-to-train transfer with the grace of a...

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