Ric Wilson performs at the 2016 Chicago Poetry Block Party. [Poetry Foundation/Facebook]

Chicago Poetry Block Party Open To All Ages This Weekend In Austin (And It’s Free)

The event will have an open mic, games, workshops and more.

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Cook County Takes Steps to Erase Its Regional Gang Database

Commissioners are set to pass a law banning the database and requiring it to be destroyed.

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Jussie Smollett Charged With Filing False Police Report, Will Have To Surrender To Cops

Once considered a victim in a racist attack in Streeterville, the "Empire" star is now facing a felony charge.

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Steve Madden Closing Its Wicker Park Store (Which Means Boots Are $20)

The shoe shop has called the 1553 N. Milwaukee Ave. storefront home for roughly a decade.