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Spring Awakening Music Festival shares stacked phase one lineup

Chicago’s electronic summer staple, Spring Awakening Music Festival, will return to the Windy City’s Addams/Medill park for its seventh iteration Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10. The largest all-electronic music festival in the Midwest, Spring Awakening has released phase one of its 2018 lineup, a sizable roster of mainstream talent topped by Afrojack, Hardwell, […]

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American Airlines Will Start Serving Free Booze On Flights From Chicago To New York

Despite “free” and “airlines” rarely belonging in the same sentence, American Airlines will start serving free beer and wine on certain flights from Chicago to New York in April. Of course, “free” is an illusion to make us think corporations are less terrible than they really are, and we’re paying for it somehow.Read more… Continue […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Wish for Amazon’s HQ2 in Your Town

My hometown, Pittsburgh, is on Amazon’s short list of the 20 cities where they might build their second headquarters. I love that a(nother) hot tech company recognizes that our city is a great place to be, but you know what? I kind of hope we aren’t chosen.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Sexual Misconduct Is Rampant At Ford’s Chicago Plants, Say The Women Who Work There

In August, Ford announced it would pay up to $10.1 million to settle a racial- and sexual-harassment investigation at two Chicago plants. There were almost no details, but Ford said it “took appropriate action” against those violating policy. But as an extensive and damning New York Times investigation found, it…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: What Hollywood Can Learn from the 1919 World Series

The fact that this crisis reaches beyond Weinstein to infect organizations like Screen Junkies and Alamo Drafthouse makes it so unprecedented in its scale that no Hollywood scandal to come before it can be a sufficient model for how to correct things going forward. I propose that we take lessons …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Louis The Child talk tour life, Rick & Morty, and

Freddy Kennett and Robby Hauldren aren’t your average producers. Already conquering a large portion of the world on a number of tours, collaborations with multiple artists and a fanbase that grows exponentially, the two have experienced enormous growth over their years in music. Rising from bedroom producers to international success didn’t come overnight, but these two made it look […]

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Whethan talks tour life, waffles and Good Nights

Touring across North America with close friends and having full control each set is not a feat that many people can say they’ve accomplished, let alone by the age of 18. Proudly hailing from Chicago, Ethan Snoreck started off like many other aspiring producers, putting together beats and remixing songs, then uploading them to his […]

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Spring Awakening announces 2018 dates and early bird tickets

Chicago’s own React Presents has announced the 2018 dates of the seventh annual Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF), which will take place June 8-10. SAMF, the largest strictly electronic music festival in the Midwest, will return to Adams/Medill Park in Chicago for the third year since its departure from its original destination, Soldier Field.SAMF has […]

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Chicago Mechanics Come To An Agreement With Dealerships After Seven Weeks On Strike

After seven weeks, National Labor Relations Board claims, rusted tools, the loss of jobs and other strike ugliness, unionized Chicago-area mechanics and area dealerships came to an agreement on Sunday. Those who did not lose their jobs during strike, which is the majority, returned to work on Monday.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Chicago Mechanic Strike Keeps Getting Uglier

Nearly 2,000 automotive mechanics in the Chicago area are about to enter their seventh week on strike, fighting dealers for major structural changes to their employment. And a week after the group representing dealers accused the technicians’ union of violating federal labor laws, the union filed its own federal…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Chicago Dealer Group Accuses Striking Mechanics’ Union Of Breaking Federal Labor Laws 

Several Chicago-area dealerships have made individual agreements with mechanics amidst a now month-long strike over harsh pay structures and treatment, the Chicago Tribune reports. But the negotiations have been collective so far, and, now, the bargaining group representing dealers has accused the technicians’ union…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Chance the Rapper is the youngest entry on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list

From working with various initiatives to support the growth of education and music programs, to playing a pivotal role in saving Soundcloud from it’s demise, Chance the Rapper has captured the hearts of many and easily taken the unofficial title as Chicago’s sweetheart.All accomplished by the age of 24, the Chi-town native has maintained a high-profile and respectfully […]

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Louis The Child release Chance The Rapper remix and fall tour dates

Growing from Chicago-native bedroom producers to worldwide sensations, Freddy Kennett and Robby Hauldren have taken 2017 by storm. From traveling nationwide on their fall tour to releasing their debut EP, Love Is Alive, the duo, better known as Louis The Child, have worked tirelessly to not only make their mark in the dance music industry but keep a […]

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Hip-hop’s ultimate sweetie Chance the Rapper is hosting a free surprise concert in Chicago today

Chance the Rapper is officially music’s gift that keeps on giving.His compassion for his hometown of Chicago is genuinely heart-warming. After announcing that he’ll be hosting a free concert, today August 12, deemed #BBBash, Chance then proceeded to share in an on-camera interview with ABC 7 Chicago he would be handing out free tickets beforehand.FREE […]

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