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Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning, who gave Army documents to WikiLeaks

President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of leaking more than 700,000 U.S. documents to go free nearly three decades early. Embracing his clemency powers days before leaving office, Obama also pardoned 64...

  • Fast transit facts: Answers to your burning CTA-related questions

    Fast transit facts: Answers to your burning CTA-related questions

    Have you ever run after a bus and wondered how a driver decides whether to stop and let you on or to leave you behind? Or been puzzled by fares? So have we. CTA spokesman Jeff Tolman answered some of the burning questions we and RedEye readers had about public transit. Why does the driver turn...

  • Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Pho for a good cause at BellyQ, free chicken for University of Chicago students and staff and more things to do in Chicago on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

  • 15 restaurants and bars you should visit in 2017, according to the Jean Banchet Awards

    15 restaurants and bars you should visit in 2017, according to the Jean Banchet Awards

    Awards season is upon us. But Hollywood isn't the only city dishing out trophies. Last night, Chicago's culinary elite gathered for the Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence hosted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The competition was stiff, especially for new restaurants and bars including...

  • The Second City: U2 returning to Chicago is the new Obama Farewell Address

    The Second City: U2 returning to Chicago is the new Obama Farewell Address

    So maybe you didn't get a seat to that other big event last week, but for all of you who missed out on witnessing President Obama's farewell address in person, get ready for the next historically significant affair rolling into town: Bono, Drumming Bono, Bass Bono and The Edge Bono will all be...

  • From World Series to wedding: Kris Bryant's whirlwind offseason

    From World Series to wedding: Kris Bryant's whirlwind offseason

    Kris Bryant’s wide smile as he’s throwing to first to record the final out of the first Cubs World Series title in 108 years will forever be one of the indelible images of the 2016 season. The expression, he says, was purely a happy accident. “I kind of make that stupid face every time,” he told...

  • Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Cider school, free museum admission and more things to do in Chicago on Monday, Jan. 16.

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  • Lin-Manuel Miranda says he'll play 'Hamilton' in Chicago for Oscar Lopez Rivera

    Lin-Manuel Miranda says he'll play 'Hamilton' in Chicago for Oscar Lopez Rivera

    "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda said he was "sobbing with gratitude" about the news that President Obama commuted the sentence of Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera and said he would play Alexander Hamilton at a Chicago performance for Rivera. "I wish I was with every Puerto Rican...

  • 7 must-see Chicago shows this week: Joan of Arc, Alkaline Trio, Isaiah Rashad

    7 must-see Chicago shows this week: Joan of Arc, Alkaline Trio, Isaiah Rashad

    Chicago music doesn't stop. After Tomorrow Never Knows gave us a great slate of shows (highlights for me were Campdogzz, Sam Evian, Big Thief and Hoops, as well as Pile and Chastity's set at Lincoln Hall) and a big ol' hangover, there's another week on the horizon jam-packed with good music. From...

  • Jay Cutler body shamed after Kristin Cavallari posts vacation photos

    Jay Cutler body shamed after Kristin Cavallari posts vacation photos

    Jay Cutler was able to get away to Mexico last week to celebrate his wife's 30th birthday, but the Bears quarterback couldn't escape criticism as some social media users slammed his vacation body. "He looks so flabby," one Instagram user commented on a picture of Cutler, wearing a Nike tank top...

  • Danny Parkins gambles, gets dream radio job on The Score

    Danny Parkins gambles, gets dream radio job on The Score

    Danny Parkins opened his Chicago sports radio career Tuesday by inviting listeners to tell him when he sucks. "I'm 160 pounds, all thick skin," said Parkins, 30, during his debut as Matt Spiegel's new partner in the 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. slot on WSCR-AM 670. For nearly six years in Kansas City, Parkins...

  • Lesbian college coaches still face difficult atmosphere to come out

    Lesbian college coaches still face difficult atmosphere to come out

    Courtney Graham said everything was going smoothly with her assistant coaching job with Drake University's women's basketball team. The Bulldogs were building the program, and Graham said she was handling her recruiting and scouting responsibilities well, resulting in bonuses and positive performance...

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