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Venues show mixed reaction to amusement tax changes

Venues show mixed reaction to amusement tax changes

October 23, 2017

Chicago concertgoers and theater patrons may be paying less for their tickets under a proposed tax reform in the city’s 2018 budget—unless they are seeing “Hamilton,” that is.Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...

What happens now? Chicago reacts to Las Vegas shooting

Reports show Las Vegas shooter Steven Paddock had two rooms booked at the Blackstone during Lollapalooza’s 2017 festival weekend

By Jackie Murray

October 16, 2017

To senior art and art history major Sophie Peterson, what she witnessed in Las Vegas was like something out of a movie she wished she never had to experience. Shots from a 32nd floor Mandalay Bay hotel room...

NCAA can’t continue to take advantage of players

NCAA can’t continue to take advantage of players

By Jackie Murray

March 27, 2017

The brackets, the bets, the heartbreak and the Cinderella stories—so many dramatic elements make up the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s March Madness tournament, a battle of the best Divi...

Chicago: A training ground for comedic talent

By Arts & Culture Reporter

March 9, 2015

In a world devoid of Chicago’s renowned comedic training centers, Stephen Colbert might have been reduced to just a silly sounding French name and Hannibal Buress might only be seen as the funny coworker at the office. Without the city’s legendary comedy scene, the names Bill Murray and Tina Fey might be utterly irrelevant.As a learning ground for some of the most renowned comedians in popular culture, Chicago has achiev...

The ensemble members of HIJINKS performing

Comedians bring HIJINKS to iO stage

February 9, 2015

Sketch comedy is always a welcoming platform for new, high-concept ideas. The weirder the idea, the better.This is good news for HIJINKS, the five-piece sketch comedy group that brought its show “HIJINKSfes...

Back to basics

By Features Editor

September 29, 2014

When CBS tweeted, “Stephen Colbert to be next host of ‘The Late Show’” in April, it was a bittersweet moment for fans. The wry comedic powerhouse will shift to CBS from his long-time home on Comedy Central in 2015, but something will be lost in the process: Stephen Colbert, the character. The bombastic, conservative pundit who started as a correspondent on “The Daily Show” in 1997 and hosted the Emmy Award-wi...

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