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Around The World Of Music: Exploring The Sweet Sounds Of Scandinavia

It’s the end of February, we’ve been living in tundra for months. It’s time to get our minds mentally out of the Chicago winter. I recently saw an ad for Disney World and when my […]



Mary Dixon’s 2015 Chicago Election Wrap

Do you know the last time Chicago had a mayoral runoff election? Never, not since they re-wrote the rules 20 years ago. Mayor Richard M. Daley never went to the next round, and neither did […]


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It’s Election Day In Chicago!

The polls are open around Chicago. Voters are to decide whether Rahm Emanuel will be re-elected as mayor, or if Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia, Alderman Bob Fioretti, businessman Willie Wilson, or community activist Dock […]


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The Regular Guy Joins the ‘XRT Morning Show for His Oscar Recap [Listen]

The Regular Guy made a special post-Oscars appearance alongside Lin Brehmer this morning to give us his take on last night’s Academy Awards show results. He was surprised about a few people and pictures that […]


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Mars Rocks

The red planet has been in the news lately, spewing mysterious vapors, being scrutinized by probes and there’s even a one-way manned (and woman-ed) expedition on the drawing board. But our planetary neighbor has long […]



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