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Toro y Moi sold out Riviera Theatre

Toro y Moi sold out Riviera Theatre

November 5, 2019

Bucket hats, beanies and a colorful performance by Chaz Bear, otherwise known professionally as Toro y Moi, came to Chicago Friday. The successful, sold-out show was held at the Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. R...

Boystown ends October with a Halloween extravaganza

Boystown ends October with a Halloween extravaganza

November 1, 2019

Harley Quinn, Pennywise and a vibrant Darth Vader wrapped in a rainbow flag, marched up North Halsted Street for the 23rd annual Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade and costume contest. "People fro...

RIP Teddy bears in this shred-tastic Wicked Week event

October 31, 2019

The Chronicle gets a look at Frankentoys, a Columbia Wicked Week event that would leave Build-a-Bear in shock. Students come together to celebrate the Halloween season and de-stress by ripping to shreds...

Once upon a scary-tale…

October 31, 2019

This is not your typical "Casper the Friendly Ghost" story. When staff reporter Paige Barnes and photojournalist Korrigan Agen asked students, “Have you experienced any paranormal activity on campus?"...

Hair Trigger goes digital, a retired detective investigates an unsolved murder and director Rian Johnson visits Columbia

Hair Trigger goes digital, a retired detective investigates an unsolved murder and director Rian Johnson visits Columbia

October 30, 2019

On this week's episode of Chronicle Headlines, we look at the final print edition of Columbia's literary publication Hair Trigger, an unsolved crime from the 1950s haunting a retired Chicago detecti...

Young Thug’s ‘Justin Bieber Big’ tour hits Credit Union 1 Arena

Young Thug’s ‘Justin Bieber Big’ tour hits Credit Union 1 Arena

October 29, 2019

Rappers Young Thug and Machine Gun Kelly stopped in Chicago Friday for their “Justin Bieber Big" tour. The show—held at Credit Union 1 Arena, 525 S. Racine Ave.—had a huge turnout, with opening...

Chicago wants to ‘dump Trump’

October 29, 2019

After weeks of protests surrounding immigration reform, abortion access, climate action and a Chicago Teachers Union strike, President Donald Trump brought his vitriolic campaign to Chicago, bringing even mo...

Moms Demand Action walk the path of gun sales from Indiana to Chicago

Moms Demand Action walk the path of gun sales from Indiana to Chicago

October 28, 2019

A group organized by Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America journeyed from Hammond, Indiana, to Chicago Saturday for the March to Illinois. The march highlighted the issue of cross-state gun sales...

Backstage with the ghouls, ghosts and goblins that call the 13th Floor home

Backstage with the ghouls, ghosts and goblins that call the 13th Floor home

October 28, 2019

  Upon entering the actor area at 13th Floor Haunted House in Melrose Park, you’ll come across a few oddities, some of which might include a vampire scrolling their Instagram feed, a phantom chowi...

Teachers rally during budget address as bargaining stalls

Teachers rally during budget address as bargaining stalls

October 24, 2019

In a show of force seven days after Chicago teachers and support staff went on strike, teachers and Chicago Public Schools staff who had been picketing in front of schools across the city descended on City...

Tobi lou wraps up sold-out tour with last stop in his hometown of Chicago

Tobi lou wraps up sold-out tour with last stop in his hometown of Chicago

October 23, 2019

Clad in pink, sparkly shorts and a bright green jacket, Chicago hip-hop artist tobi lou came home to Chicago Sunday for the last stop of his "Happy + Extra Sad" tour in support of his album "Live o...

Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, a new Moroccan mural and the college’s annual safety report

Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, a new Moroccan mural and the college’s annual safety report

October 23, 2019

On this week's episode we dive into an uptick on campus crimes, the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade and a Moroccan artist who creates a mural for the Wabash Arts Corridor. ...

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