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What The Hell Happened This Weekend? 10 Stories You Might Have Missed

By Jon Graef in News on Aug 25, 2014 2:00PM

  • As critters return to the margins of Chicagoland, the state updated its wildlife code, ending a shoot on sight policy for various predators.
  • The death of Mike Brown has ignited cinders underneath comfortable sitting spaces and caused a racial divide in America.
  • Lincoln Hall will host stars from blessedly idiosyncratic Nickelodeon classic The Adventures of Pete & Pete for a podcast and pair of musical performances on Oct. 26.
  • John Kass' latest column on the shooting death of Antonio Smith made his "Little Bike People" columns seem like well-reasoned arguments.
  • Sampling is a time-honored tradition, particularly in rap and hip-hop. All of the songs from this weekend playlist have been reshaped, remade, and redefined.
  • Cochon Heritage BBQ comes to Chicago for Labor Day weekend. The event pits five Chicago chefs against each other to promote the enjoyment of meat from heritage pigs.
  • Winnipeg’s punk/thrash institution Propagandhi finished their tour here in Chicago at the Concord Music Hall, and we were absolutely delighted to be present.
  • Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge while wakeboarding. Pretty impressive.
  • No matter yesterday's loss, Jackie Robinson West have already won hearts and minds. Here's why that's so important.
  • On Friday, Sept. 5, Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar in Bridgeport will host Three Floyds for what a news release described as a 'beer extravaganza.'