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What a Joke festival comes to the Hideout on inauguration day

Liz Maupin and Meredith Kachel organize the local edition of the national comedy festival.

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Cover Story: We need the Read/Write Library now more than ever. The Humboldt Park institution has taken an unconventional approach to being a “city library,” and it’s only growing more ambitious.

Music: Weekend Nachos leave behind a legacy of brutality. These Chicago powerviolence jokers , have ripped it up around the world for 13 years, and this weekend they say farewell with two hometown shows.

News & Politics: Obama’s early writing on Chicago was eerily prophetic about America’s future He foresaw a “sharp wind” blowing away the change the city’s first black mayor had worked for.

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