Back in November, several local performers competed in the Chicago Blues Challenge, presented by the Windy City Blues Society. The winners (including Grana Louise and the Troublemakers, Matt Hendricks and Bill Curtis, and Will Jacobs and Dirty Deal) will now move on to the International Blues Challenge, January 20-23 in Memphis. But a trip down south costs money, so if you want to see a Chicagoan take home the big prize, do your part to support the artists by heading to the Society’s fundraiser tonight at B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted (6:30-9 p.m., $10). You’ll enjoy entertainment from Hendricks and Curtis as well as all-you-can-eat BBQ (while it lasts). Stick around afterward for a set from local staple Vance Kelly.
Not a single ICU bed free, doctors and nurses bone tired — southern Illinois battles a virus and ‘a plethora of disinformation’
"We’ve been pounding away saying the disease is the enemy, not each other. But we’re running out of ways to say it," said Rosslind Rice, communications director for Southern Illinois Healthcare,
If the park district is truly in the life-safety business, then the agency should want people to be safe at all points through the lakefront.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources posted the details today of the fall trout season, set to open Oct. 16; the early catch-and-release release will open at a few sites on Oct. 2.
The city might be on edge as the Bears return to Soldier Field.
Hear the one about the Chicago pol saying no to some extra cash? No joke, five in City Council reject salary boost
The five taking a pass on the raise are a mix of North, Northwest and Southwest Side Council members. all in their first or second term — Raymond Lopez (15th), Silvana Tabares (23rd), Felix Cardona (31st), Gilbert Villegas (36th) and Matt Martin (47th).