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CTA Holiday Train and Bus Tracker
Dec 2, 2014 - 3:00 PM CST The CTA's Holiday Train is back this year, along with a newly announced Holiday Bus, both of which will be decked out with all the seasonal trimmings. We'll be collecting all your Tweets, Instagrams and video right here throughout the season. Keep your eyes out, the train schedule begins Nov. 28, and the bus debuts Dec. 2.
Red Hots
Apr 7, 2014 - 12:15 PM CST Celebrity news, gossip and debauchery. Curated by RedEye features editor Dana Moran
RedEye goes to Sundance 2014 Jan 24, 2014 - 10:45 AM CST Join RedEye film writer Matt Pais on a chilly trip to Park City, Utah, where he'll be interviewing celebs and checking out 2014's potential blockbusters and indie darlings.

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Celebrities, Twitter react to 'The Interview' news
Dec 17, 2014 First, a small group of theaters decided on Wednesday to pull their screenings of "The Interview" in the wake of hackers' threats on movie theaters that screened the film, which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco. Next Regal Cinemas, Cinemark, Cineplex and AMC Theatres pulled theirs. Then Sony Pictures Entertainment decided to pull all screenings of the movie on Dec. 25. Finally, federal authorities determined that hackers working on behalf of the North Korean government were behind the attack on Sony, according to reports. And, as always, people turned to Twitter.
#TBOX2014: Seen and overheard from @swasko
Dec 13, 2014 TBOX comes but once a year, which is a good thing, because that's probably all Wrigleyville can handle. Follow RedEye's Chief Barcrawl Correspondent as he dodges piles of regurgitated cereal and live-tweets the annual holiday themed day drinking disaster.
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Hawks stuff Blues: GIFs, video, photos
Dec 4, 2014 Just when Hawks goaltender Corey Crawford was finding his groove, he had to go and get hurt at a concert. Oh well. The Hawks still took out division rival St. Louis on Wednesday behind goals from Marcus Kruger, Kris Versteeg and two from Patrick Kane.
Minimum wage hike gets approved, Chicago reacts
Dec 2, 2014 - 12:47 PM CST Chicago's minimum wage will bump from $8.25 to $10 on July 1, and then gradually increase to $13 in 2019, after the City Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance backed by Mayor Emanuel. Chicago had quite a bit to say on the matter.
CTA Holiday Train and Bus Tracker
Dec 19, 2014 The CTA's Holiday Train is back this year, along with a newly announced Holiday Bus, both of which will be decked out with all the seasonal trimmings. We'll be collecting all your Tweets, Instagrams and video right here throughout the season. Keep your eyes out, the train schedule begins Nov. 28, and the bus debuts Dec. 2.
No indictment in Ferguson shooting
Nov 24, 2014 A Missouri grand jury has made a decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, a killing that sparked angry protests in the St. Louis suburb, the Washington Post reported on Monday.
Follow @swasko's night alone at The Art Institute of Chicago
Nov 19, 2014 RedEye Reporter Mick Swasko (@swasko) will be spending Midnight until 10 a.m. at the Art Institute of Chicago. Why? ... Why not? Follow along for Tweets, pictures, video and commentary from a guy who probably has no business spending a night providing art critiques, but is going to anyway.
Multiple fires disrupt Chicago morning commute
Nov 18, 2014 Today's commute has been all sorts of hellish. A CTA bus fire has shut down lanes on Lake Shore Drive. An elementary school fire has disrupted Purple and Brown Line commuters.
Marc Trestman's post-Packers press conference
Nov 10, 2014 - 8:00 AM CST Bears head coach Marc Trestman is scheduled to talk to the media at 1:30 p.m. after Sunday night's pummeling from the Green Bay Packers. We'll be pulling in stats, facts and mostly snarky tweets and other social media madness as he speaks.
Otterly ridiculous
Nov 5, 2014 RedEye was literally all atwitter Wednesday after the Shedd Aquarium announced Wednesday it had rescued an orphaned otter. The announcement's proximity to Election Day elicited some pretty fantastic political otter puns and other general otter hilarity. Congrats on your new life, Pup 681.
Election night Chicago 2014
Nov 4, 2014 - 3:40 PM CST Voting freebies, ballot box selfies, election night results, weird Election-Day news bites, celebs voting ... whatever happens tonight, we'll have it all for you right here.
Nik Wallenda Chicago tightrope walk live blog
Nov 2, 2014 Nik Wallenda completed his two Chicago highwire feats Sunday, walking first over the Chicago River between the Marina City west tower and the Leo Burnett Building on a tightrope stretched at a 19 percent incline, then blindfolded between the east and west towers of Marina City. He set two new world records and thrilled Chicago and Discovery Channel audiences. Here is a recap of the event captured live through tweets, photos, videos and other commentary.
Bulls home opener: Cavs win this round
Oct 31, 2014 Derrick Rose returned. Then he left in the second half with an ankle sprain. And the Bulls lose an overtime nailbiter to LeBron James and Cleveland.
Hawks season home opener
Oct 11, 2014 Hawks came away with a 6-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres at the home opener at the United Center.
Bears-Packers: Live from Soldier Field
Sep 28, 2014 - 3:49 PM CST It's not quite the same set of stakes these teams had in December, but Bears-Packers always feels like make or break. Part 1 in 2014: Sunday at Soldier Field.
Riot Fest Chicago 2014 -- Videos, Photos and More Sep 15, 2014 Follow RedEye's live blog from Riot Fest 2014 at Humboldt Park in Chicago.
Buffalo 23, Bears 20: Lots to loathe
Sep 7, 2014 The Bears lose to Buffalo to kick off the 2014 season.
Emmy Awards 2014 - GIFs, fashion and other shenanigans Aug 25, 2014 Follow the RedEye team's coverage of the 2014 Emmy Awards. There will be GIFs.
Lollapalooza Chicago 2014
Aug 4, 2014 Follow live updates from RedEye's music team in Grant Park all three days of the music fest.
Pitchfork Music Fest 2014
Sep 24, 2014 Follow the RedEye staff on-site at the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park.
Severe storms, 'derecho' hit Chicago
Jun 30, 2014 - 8:24 PM CST Chicago on Monday braced for severe weather including straight-line winds known as "derecho." By 7:20 p.m., stormy, "Ghostbusters"-like clouds filled the skies. Chicagoans responded via social media.
Stanley Cup Playoffs GIFs: Blackhawks vs. Kings series
Jun 2, 2014 Relive some of the most talked-about moments from each game of the Blackhawks vs. Kings series, here. What were your favorite moments? Tweet @redeyesportschi and @redeyechicago.
Hawks-Kings Game 7: GIFs, photos, video
Nov 3, 2014 - 12:54 PM CST Well that sucked.
Hawks force Game 7: GIFs and photos galore
May 30, 2014 Your heart still beating? No one would blame you if it stopped after that Hawks thriller.
Willis Tower Skydeck 'Ledge' cracks, Chicago reacts May 29, 2014
Hawks survive Game 5 vs. Kings: Photos, GIFs, video
May 28, 2014 Catch your breath, Chicago. The Hawks are still alive thanks to a 5-4 win in double-overtime Wednesday. They'll meet the Kings in L.A. for Game 6 on Friday.
Hawks-Kings Game 4: GIFs, photos, recap May 27, 2014 Well, that was a disaster. But RedEye had as much fun as possible with Game 4 of the Hawks-Kings series.
Hawks-Kings Game 3: Follow our live blog
May 25, 2014 So, yeah, Game 3 against the Kings was a bit rough.
Hawks-Kings Game 2: That stings
May 21, 2014 Hmmm, didn't see that coming. The L.A. Kings exploded for five goals in the third period to bury the Blackhawks 6-2 and even the Western Conference finals at 1-1. Meanwhile, we had some fun with royalty. Might make you feel better.
Rematch! Hawks take Game 1 agains Kings, but not without controversy
May 18, 2014 The Blackhawks again will have to go through the L.A. Kings to reach the Stanley Cup Final. And we have all the photos, GIFs, video and fun stuff you need from their Game 1 victory.
Stanley Cup Playoffs GIFs -- Blackhawks vs. Wild series
May 14, 2014 - 11:30 AM CST Relive some of the most talked-about moments from each game of the Blackhawks vs. Wild series, here. (Want to join in for the next round? Tweet @redeyesportschi and @redeyechicago for your picks of the best moments of each game.)
Hawks-Wild Game 6: Follow RedEye's live blog
May 13, 2014 - 3:37 PM CST The Blackhawks have a chance to close out Minnesota on Tuesday in Game 6 on the road. Follow our live blog for photos, GIFs and who knows what else.
Hawks win the mother of all Game 5s
May 12, 2014 The Blackhawks retook control of their series against the Wild with a 2-1 win at the UC on Sunday.
The best of #askventra
May 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM CST Ventra has launched a Q&A on Twitter today, with the agency answering questions from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There's already some, um, interesting contributions from the community, which has been asked to submit questions using #askventra. We'll be picking out the best.
Game 3: Hawks gone wild? May 6, 2014 - 3:15 PM CST Hawks are up two games in the series against Wild. Game 3 is on Tuesday in Minnesota.
Recap from the UC: Hawks go up 2-0 in Wild series
May 4, 2014 - 11:00 AM CST Wow, another thunderous third period from the Blackhawks. They put the Wild away late Sunday to take a commanding lead against Minnesota in their Western Conference semifinal series. Relive the whole thing here.
Hawks 5, Wild 2: Photos, video and wanted posters galore
May 2, 2014 - 11:00 AM CST The bad news: Andrew Shaw left Friday's game with a lower body injury. The good news: Just about everything else went well. Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell had two goals apiece as the Hawks broke the game open in the third period and take a 1-0 series lead against Minnesota.
Recap from the UC: Video, GIFs and photos from the Bulls' finale
Apr 29, 2014 - 5:30 PM CST So that's it then. Another Bulls season ends short of a title. But it was a hell of a ride, no?
Stanley Cup Playoffs GIFs: Blackhawks vs. Blues series
Apr 27, 2014 - 5:00 PM CST Relive some of the most talked-about moments from each game of the Blackhawks vs. Blues series, here. (Want to join in for the next series? Tweet @redeyesportschi and @redeyechicago for your picks of the best moments of each game.)
Hawks in heaven, Bulls not so much
Apr 27, 2014 - 9:15 AM CST While the Blackhawks closed St. Louis to reach the Western Conference semifinals, the Bulls are in deep trouble. Well, one out of two ain't bad.
Recap from the UC: Kane's magic wins it in OT
Apr 24, 2014 - 10:47 AM CST Wow, so that's what it feels like to rally late in the third and win it in OT. Chicago thanks you, Patrick Kane.
Recap from the UC: Bulls down 2-0 to Wizards
Apr 22, 2014 - 5:45 PM CST Really, Bulls? Another meltdown means they're headed to Washington in a huge hole in the series.
Hawks 2, Blues 0: GIFs and great goalies galore
Apr 21, 2014 - 3:30 PM CST Down 2-0 in the series, the Hawks needed a win in the worst way against St. Louis on Monday. Here's how they earned their first victory in the 2014 postseason.
NBA playoff photos, GIFs: Bulls vs. Wizards, Game 1
Apr 20, 2014 - 6:33 PM CST The best game photos, fan images, play GIFs and more from the Bulls vs. Wizards playoff matchup at the United Center. Got something we should include, here? Tweet us at @redeyechicago!
Hawks-Blues, Game 1: Let the grudge match begin
Apr 17, 2014 - 6:00 PM CST 82 down, 16 to go. It might make Hawks fans nervous, but there's no better way to dive into the NHL playoffs than headfirst against rival St. Louis. Follow along with RedEye as we take in Game 1.
Bulls playoffs photos social
Apr 30, 2014 - 2:13 PM CST Hoop, there it is! The Bulls lost their playoff series against the Wizards 4 to 1.
Hawks-eye view of the playoffs via social media
Jun 3, 2014 - 1:28 PM CST Got Hawkey fever? Of course! Find out what the Hawks organization, the players and even Coach Q's mustache have to say about the quest to keep the Stanley Cup. Scroll down to see their tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram photos and videos posted throughout the playoffs.
Chicago marathon lottery: winners, losers
Apr 14, 2014 - 9:29 AM CST Runners will be notified Monday if they won the lottery for entry into the Chicago Marathon. More than 71,000 runners applied to run the Oct. 12 race, which is capped at 45,000 runners. Registration had long been first come, first serve until last year, when registration signup was shut down after runners overwhelmed the system. A lottery was implemented this year.
Red Hots
Jun 16, 2014 Celebrity news, gossip and debauchery. Curated by RedEye features editor Dana Moran
Live from the UC: Hawks 4, Blues 2
Apr 6, 2014 - 10:00 AM CST No Toews. No Kane. So what. Blackhawks-Blues is as intense as it gets.
RedEye does #oldtimeywrigley
Apr 4, 2014 - 11:00 AM CST RedEye reporter, Mick Swasko, live Tweets the Cubs' home opener 100 years after Wrigley Field opened its doors. There's a twist: Swasko will be Tweeting as if he time traveled from the first opening day to today's.
Hawks vs. Blues Apr 2, 2014 - 5:48 PM CST
Chicago April Fools' jokes
Apr 1, 2014 - 2:00 PM CST Reverse, reverse: The Chicago River is now flowing into Lake Michigan again. Worst April Fools' joke ever? Perhaps. But Chicago folk can be pretty clever. Here are RedEye's favorite April Fools' jokes from around town.
CTA heaters shut down tomorrow Mar 31, 2014
Where to get help with the Ventra transition
Mar 28, 2014
CTA incident leaves few alternatives Mar 24, 2014
Penguin chick at the Shedd Aquarium: Boy or girl?
Mar 24, 2014 - 9:00 AM CST The Shedd Aquarium will reveal the sex of a rockhopper penguin chick born nine months ago at 10 a.m. this morning. RedEye reporter -- and penguin enthusiast -- Mick Swasko will be tweeting updates during the reveal.
A CTA super station in the Loop?
Mar 19, 2014
CTA performance report: Some good, some bad Mar 17, 2014
Ventra tips for CTA procrastinators
Mar 17, 2014
Live from the United Center: Hawks top Red Wings 4-1
Mar 31, 2014 The Blackhawks take on archrival Detroit at the United Center.
St. Patrick's Day photo gallery
Mar 12, 2014 - 12:55 PM CST
Most CTA riders haven't registered their Ventra cards
Mar 11, 2014
CTA eyes updates on Wilson stop
Mar 10, 2014
CTA appointee doesn't live near CTA
Mar 10, 2014
Live from the UC: Bulls vs. Heat
Mar 9, 2014 - 9:13 AM CST The Bulls face off against bitter rivals LeBron James and the Heat at the United Center.
Red Line ridership bounces back
Mar 7, 2014
CPD really wants you to read this Mar 4, 2014
More CTA Train Tracker displays coming Mar 3, 2014
Live from Soldier Field: Hawks 5, Penguins 1
Mar 1, 2014 - 11:30 AM CST The defending Stanley Cup champs host Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field.
Academy Awards 2014
Mar 2, 2014 The red carpet! The stars! The awards! The flubs! Join RedEye for a night at the Oscars. We'll be posting all night long.
Throwback Thursday: Cold in Chicago Feb 27, 2014
No limit to Chicago Marathon charity entries in 2014
Feb 25, 2014
Fewer Blue Line stops, same surcharge
Feb 24, 2014
Same-sex marriage to begin in Cook County immediately, judge rules
Feb 21, 2014 - 12:50 PM CST A federal judge ruled Friday that same-sex couples do not have to wait until the previously approved June 1 date to marry.
CTA driver's union reacts to attack on driver
Feb 20, 2014
Yellow Line not having a good week Feb 19, 2014
Feedback on renovation plans to 'treacherous' Wilson Red Line station
Feb 18, 2014 CTA passengers attended a CTA hearing Tuesday to solicit public feedback on the agency's $203 million plan to make the Wilson Red Line station a transfer stop for the Purple Line Express and accessible for riders with disabilities.
Where old CTA fare cards go to die
Feb 18, 2014
CTA Blue Line plagued by slow zones
Feb 18, 2014
Expanded Red and Blue Line CTA cell service takes step forward
Feb 17, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day, fools!
Feb 13, 2014 It turns out people in Chicago really love each other. Just look through this gallery of homemade Valentine's Day PDA notes to prove it.
CTA ridership: Team bus or Team 'L'?
Feb 10, 2014
From 'Dropout' to head of the class Feb 7, 2014 - 9:45 AM CST
Auctioned CTA rail car off to Ohio
Feb 4, 2014
Ventra service center not so bad
Feb 4, 2014 - 10:57 AM CST
Super Sunday: It ain't just football
Feb 2, 2014 - 3:00 PM CST Wanna talk about the Super Bowl? So do we! Let's make this happen, Chicago.
Puppy Bowl X 2014: Dog Predicts Superbowl XLVIII Winner on Video!
Feb 2, 2014 - 12:30 PM CST This week, two of the participants in this year's Puppy Bowl stopped into the RedEye Chicago video studio. Taser mentioned to us that he wanted to predict the winner of the big game: The Denver Broncos or the Seattle Seahawks.We put a miniature doggie cupcake at the end of the studio and let him run free.His choice? Well you'll have to watch and see.
White Sox fans flocked to Green Line during Red Line rehab
Jan 31, 2014 - 3:28 PM CST
Ventra to send different messages to riders after they tap card
Jan 31, 2014 - 1:30 PM CST
Chicago's Ten Coldest Winters (and 2014) Jan 31, 2014 Think this winter is cold? It doesn't even make Chicago's top ten, according to WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling and weather analyst Rich Koeneman. Koeneman told Skilling that, factoring in Thursday's high of 33 degrees, 2014 is 11th on the list of Chicago's coldest winters, when comparing the weather data from Dec. 1 to Jan. 30 of each year.
Chicago's Ten Craziest Winters In Photos
Jan 30, 2014 - 12:20 PM CST This year may be the coldest Chicago winter you can remember, but is it really the worst? With the help of National Weather Service data and the Tribune's archives, RedEye ranked 10 of Chicago’s toughest winters since the 1900s.
Going Public
Jan 27, 2014 - 5:18 PM CST CTA news and info from RedEye's Tracy Swartz
Grammy Awards 2014 Hootenanny brought to you by RedEye
Jan 27, 2014 Grammy night is here and RedEye's bringing you all the sights, sounds and weird Macklemore haircuts you can stand!
CTA to improve balance messages
Jan 23, 2014
Live from the UC: Hawks Bust Bruins 3-2 in shootout
Jan 19, 2014 - 10:15 AM CST The Blackhawks faced off against the Boston Bruins on Sunday in a rematch of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final. Felt like a playoff game, and the Hawks will take the 2 points.
RedEye goes to Sundance 2014 Jan 26, 2014 Join RedEye film writer Matt Pais on a chilly trip to Park City, Utah, where he'll be interviewing celebs and checking out 2014's potential blockbusters and indie darlings.
Golden Globes 2014 - GIFS, red carpet photos and more
Feb 3, 2014 - 2:25 PM CST This is the best awards show of the year, right? We're watching along with you, posting some live GIFs and rounding up some of the best tweets and posts throughout the night.
Chicago, midwest 'polar vortex' winter storm
Jan 28, 2014 - 6:42 AM CST This again? Temperatures began to drop Sunday night, meaning Chicago has at least two more days of brutal cold to look forward to. Just like the first "polar vortex," we'll be collecting tweets, links, info, photos and video throughout the day. Stick around, and wear gloves, OK?

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Nov 24, 2014 Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson shootingThe scene in Ferguson, Mo.St. Louis County police respond to protesters blocking traffic Sunday in...
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Apr 7, 2014 By Jake Bressler, for RedEyeThe 2014 baseball season is now a week old, so it’s time to recap the highs and lows from the first few days at the...
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Mar 31, 2014 Chicago Tribune photo  By Jake Bressler, for RedEyeWell, my two-year run as NCAA tournament pool champion officially ended with Arizona’s...
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CTA sets meetings between South Side residents, artists
Mar 14, 2014 The CTA will have artists do work in Red Line south stations like they did in north stations last year. By Tracy SwartzRedEyeThe CTA will have...
Snow wrecks CTA budget
Mar 12, 2014 The CTA is blaming snow removal expenses for an increase in January 2014 expenses. (Alex Garcia/Chicago Tribune)By Tracy SwartzRedEyeSnow has taken...
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From `Dropout' to head of the class
Feb 7, 2014 By Ernest WilkinsFeb. 10 marks the 10th anniversary of a seminal piece of Chicago music history. "The College Dropout," the 2004 debut album from K...
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