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Emanuel strengthens his case to have the Riverwalk named after him
News 2 months ago
Emanuel strengthens his case to have the Riverwalk named after him

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has told associates that, if anything in Chicago is ever named after him, he would love it to be the Riverwalk, the embodiment...

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Trader Joe's to replace shuttered Treasure Island Foods in Hyde Park
News 2 months ago
Trader Joe's to replace shuttered Treasure Island Foods in Hyde Park

Trader Joe’s will open its first South Side store in a space previously occupied by Treasure Island Foods, the company announced Monday. The new...

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Chicagoans to send 'Memo to the Mayor' via 'On the Table' conversations Tuesday
News 2 months ago
Chicagoans to send 'Memo to the Mayor' via 'On the Table' conversations Tuesday

Like so many residents of Chicago’s South and West Side neighborhoods, Jennifer Barnes, co-owner of South Shore Brew, a brand new coffee shop in...

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Casa Índígō seeks help keeping Pilsen local — and keeping Starbucks out
News 2 months ago
Casa Índígō seeks help keeping Pilsen local — and keeping Starbucks out

If you want to keep Pilsen local, this campaign is for you. Casa Índígō just opened in September at 1314 W. 18th St. — and now it’s looking to...

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Lightfoot to One Central developer: ‘We’re not gonna ram through anything’
News 2 months ago
Lightfoot to One Central developer: ‘We’re not gonna ram through anything’

Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot had a message Thursday for a Wisconsin developer pressing for quick legislative action to pave the way for construction...

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Woodlawn bank building added to landmarks group's 'most endangered' list
News 2 months ago
Woodlawn bank building added to landmarks group's 'most endangered' list

The Washington Park National Bank in Woodlawn was added to this year’s list of “most endangered historic places” in the state by Landmarks Illinois...

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Bob Vondrasek: Knocked on doors, helped people, kicked ‘big shots around’
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Bob Vondrasek: Knocked on doors, helped people, kicked ‘big shots around’

Bob Vondrasek fought the good fight. As a community organizer in the South Austin neighborhood for four decades, Vondrasek fought banks and utility...

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Stanley’s produce closes: ‘We tried everything we possibly could’
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Stanley’s produce closes: ‘We tried everything we possibly could’

Stanley's produce closes: 'We tried everything we possibly could' This sign greeted customers and workers at a closed Stanley's Fresh Fruit and...

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Tenants of Logan Square building organize 'call-in' protest against landlords
News 2 months ago
Tenants of Logan Square building organize 'call-in' protest against landlords

Subscribe for unlimited digital access. Try one month for $1! Subscribe for unlimited digital access. Try one month for $1! Tenants of a Logan...

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Officials say hearts found in Loop alley are not human
News 2 months ago
Officials say hearts found in Loop alley are not human

Authorities have determined that five hearts found Friday in the Loop alley are not human. The hearts were found about 9:30 a.m. in the first block...

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Westlake Hospital controversy could put patients, community at risk
News 3 months ago
Westlake Hospital controversy could put patients, community at risk

Subscribe for unlimited digital access. Try one month for $1! Subscribe for unlimited digital access. Try one month for $1! The fight to keep...

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Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce study touts massive project near Soldier Field
News 3 months ago
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce study touts massive project near Soldier Field

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is beating the drum for a $19 billion project with the potential to produce six times that much tax revenue...

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Plans for mega-development 'The 78' discussed at community meeting
News 3 months ago
Plans for mega-development 'The 78' discussed at community meeting

Residents shared concerns but didn’t get many concrete answers Tuesday at a community meeting about “The 78,” one of two mega-projects that was...

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Foxx could start pot expungements in months; will also review weed sales cases
News 3 months ago
Foxx could start pot expungements in months; will also review weed sales cases

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said she is still on track to begin wiping clean thousands of minor cannabis convictions in the coming months...

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Legal pot no pipe dream for Pritzker — hopes to pass ‘strong good bill’ in weeks
News 3 months ago
Legal pot no pipe dream for Pritzker — hopes to pass ‘strong good bill’ in weeks

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker tried marijuana himself, “a long time ago.” But it won’t be long before Illinois residents are able to smoke it...

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Lori Lightfoot says city can get a better deal from Lincoln Yards developer
News 3 months ago
Lori Lightfoot says city can get a better deal from Lincoln Yards developer

Subscribe for unlimited digital access. Try one month for $1! Subscribe for unlimited digital access. Try one month for $1! Chicago can reach a...

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'For Sale' sign on Thompson Center? Pritzker moves to unload unpopular building
News 3 months ago
'For Sale' sign on Thompson Center? Pritzker moves to unload unpopular building

It’s been talked about for years, but Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday moved the state closer to selling what many call an expensive eyesore...

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Planned demolition of deteriorated South Side landmark sparks outcry
News 3 months ago
Planned demolition of deteriorated South Side landmark sparks outcry

The Washington Park National Bank Building in Woodlawn will be demolished to make way for a mixed-use development project. | Preservation Chicago...

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'Windy City Rehab' co-star meets with city, agrees to address problems
News 3 months ago
'Windy City Rehab' co-star meets with city, agrees to address problems

Subscribe for unlimited digital access. Try one month for $1! Subscribe for unlimited digital access. Try one month for $1! Chicago officials met...

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2 black-owned restaurants coming to Ogden Commons
News 4 months ago
2 black-owned restaurants coming to Ogden Commons

Two African-American-owned restaurants are set to open as part of the Ogden Commons development in the North Lawndale neighborhood, Mayor Rahm...

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Cook County treasurer trying to shrink tax sale list
News 4 months ago
Cook County treasurer trying to shrink tax sale list

Nearly 57,000 properties could be auctioned in the annual Cook County tax sale on May 3 if owners don’t catch up on their property taxes. Cook...

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Apartments burglarized in Cragin
News 4 months ago
Apartments burglarized in Cragin

Police are warning residents on the Northwest Side of burglaries to apartments in the Cragin neighborhood. In three incidents over two days,...

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Wisconsin developer proposes decking over rail yards west of Soldier Field
News 4 months ago
Wisconsin developer proposes decking over rail yards west of Soldier Field

A developer is proposing to build above the railroad tracks just west of Lake Shore Drive and Soldier Field. | Lee Hogan/For Sun-Times Media Mayor...

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Community Development Commission poised to OK $900 million TIF for Lincoln Yards
News 4 months ago
Community Development Commission poised to OK $900 million TIF for Lincoln Yards

The Community Development Commission was poised Tuesday to sign off on the largest tax-increment-financing subsidy in Chicago history — $900...

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R. Kelly studio still ‘dangerous’ — and still used as an illegal residence: city
News 5 months ago
R. Kelly studio still ‘dangerous’ — and still used as an illegal residence: city

A day after another inspection of the Near West Side warehouse rented by R. Kelly, attorneys for the city contended that the building is still...

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'Marie Kondo Effect' floods Chicago area thrift stores with donations
News 5 months ago
'Marie Kondo Effect' floods Chicago area thrift stores with donations

Japanese lifestyle consultant and tidying expert Marie Kondo has a simple message for anyone hoping to clean up their personal lives: start with...

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Inside the $1B restoration of the old Cook County Hospital, 'a city unto itself'
News 5 months ago
Inside the $1B restoration of the old Cook County Hospital, 'a city unto itself'

The old Cook County Hospital’s grand, beaux-arts façade is mostly obscured by a white tarp-like covering these days as construction crews work at...

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U.S.' hottest affordable neighborhood is in Chicago
News 5 months ago
U.S.' hottest affordable neighborhood is in Chicago

The country's trendiest, most affordable neighborhood is on Chicago's Southwest Side, according to Redfin. | Sun-Times file photo Subscribe for...

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Alderman gives his stamp of approval on reworked Lincoln Yards plan
News 5 months ago
Alderman gives his stamp of approval on reworked Lincoln Yards plan

This updated rendering of Sterling Bay's Lincoln Yards development forgoes the soccer stadium and entertainment district for more park space. |...

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New West Loop library has meeting space for grown-ups, 'tinkering lab' for kids
News 6 months ago
New West Loop library has meeting space for grown-ups, 'tinkering lab' for kids

While residents and community officials gathered Thursday morning ahead of the ribbon-cutting for the new West Loop Branch library, in a nearby...

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