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Started from a 4-track tape recorder in the corner of studio apartment, Aryk Crowder began laying the groundwork for what would later become lo/fi pioneer.

If you're looking for a place to have brunch in downtown Chicago, check out our just-updated list.

Even though the snow is starting to melt, you can still go sledding, and with the Chicago skyline in the background no less.

Xel-Ha features cuisine from the Yucatan Peninsula. It's the newest restaurant from Chef Dudley Nieto and recently opened in the former Meztiso spot.

Feeling a bit stressed? Relax. Next week you can stretch and pose and ohm to your heart's content. The Chicago Park District is letting you try its yoga classes Feb 12 - 18 for free.

The big election's coming up on February 27. Chicagoans can vote early (not often) from now until February 22. No, you can't vote again on the 27th, and they will keep track.

The Dalai Lama will be visiting Chicago in May. This will be his first public visit since 1999 (he made a private visit last year).

Eastern Blok

Eastern Blok

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Eastern Blok

Dominick's is closing 14 Chicago-area stores by early April. Some of them are near stores that have already converted to the new "lifestyle" format.

Part 5 of Health Club Review Series

Next time your child asks to sleep over at a friend's, you might have to ask whether this friend is from an extinct species.

Normally I don't just post press releases, but I thought this was a cute idea, so here goes!

Part 4 of Health Club Review Series

River North is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Chicago for restaurants. It's home to Gene & Georgetti's, Chicago Chophouse, Coco Pazzo, MK, Kevin, and Kiki's Bistro and over 100 others. Two more have recently opened - in spots that, for some reason, have seen more restaurants than Dudley Nieto (see below).

By Rebecca Taras

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