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American Football: Accidental rock stars

This downstate band became heroes to the emo scene after breaking up in obscurity—and 17 years later, they’ve returned with a second album.

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The Magic Issue: The resurgence of magic in Chicago is no illusion. Read a brief, wondrous history of Chicago magic. New York had Broadway. LA had Hollywood. Chicago had magic. Meet Jeanette Andrews, a self-styled “experiential illusionist” in the midst of the most ambitious trick of her young career. Come see the secrets of Chicago’s not-so-secret society of magicians be dazzled by the most amazing tricks for sale at Magic Inc .

The Reader's Bar Guide: Hundreds of bars searchable by neighborhood and our top recommended watering holes in Chicago

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