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Inauguration events in Chicago: Trump protests, watch parties, and more

Inauguration parties, rallies, art shows, fund-raisers, and more

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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.

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

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