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Rahm’s rat crisis solution should actually just be weasels

Mayor Emanuel recently revealed his rather “chilling” plan to solve Chicago’s rat crisis: dry ice. The substance, when buried in enclosed places, fills the space with carbon dioxide and suffocates the rats and their little rat families in a diabolical plot worthy of a Batman villain. It’s horrible....

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  • Interview: Issa Rae begins her next adventure as the creator and star of HBO's 'Insecure'

    Interview: Issa Rae begins her next adventure as the creator and star of HBO's 'Insecure'

    Issa Rae is done up like a star, which makes sense because that’s what she is. The 31-year-old plays the lead in the new HBO series “Insecure,” premiering Oct. 9, but she also created and co-wrote the damn thing, so this is sort of her moment. At the show’s premiere in the Chicago Cultural Center,...

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    Justin Bieber must sit for deposition or face arrest: judge

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  • Baseball season in Chicago

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