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Man killed, 5 others wounded in city shootings: 'Welcome to Chicago, right?'

A man died and at least five other people, including two boys, have been wounded since Friday evening in separate shootings on the West, South and Southwest sides. A 21-year-old man died after he was shot around 11:30 p.m. through the window of a residence in the Park Manor neighborhood on the...

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  • Wabash Lights public art test to begin next week

    Wabash Lights public art test to begin next week

    Wabash Lights, an ambitious public art project that will add shots of color to the underside of the "L" tracks downtown, is scheduled to begin its beta test next week, six months after a crowdfunding campaign raised nearly $60,000 to make it happen. Twelve rods of LED lights have been installed...

  • Man hit by Red Line train dies in apparent suicide

    Man hit by Red Line train dies in apparent suicide

    A man died in what police believed was a suicide after he jumped in front of a Red Line train near 63rd Street early Friday afternoon, officials said. CTA officials were notified that a person was hit at the 63rd Street Station about 12:20 p.m., a spokesman said. The man was believed to have committed...

  • Data show decline in CTA crime, especially thefts, robberies

    Data show decline in CTA crime, especially thefts, robberies

    Overall crime on the CTA has dropped by 25 percent as compared to 2014 with robberies and theft the categories showing the most dramatic decreases, according to the transit agency. In 2014, there were 4,691 crimes reported and in 2015, that number dropped to 3,512, said CTA spokesman Brian Steele....

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  • Chicago is 18th best city for football fans

    Chicago is 18th best city for football fans

    Ditka. Sweetness. The Fridge. Chicago knows a thing, two or three about football. But when WalletHub came out with its list this week of Best and Worst Cities for Football Fans, we were surprised we didn't break the Top 10 and even more cheesed to find our nemesis Green Bay took first place. Chicago...

  • U. of C. professor quits after university sexual misconduct investigation

    U. of C. professor quits after university sexual misconduct investigation

    A University of Chicago professor recently quit his job as school officials were preparing to fire him for violating school policy regarding sexual misconduct, according to a university statement. While the university statement did not name him, the school separately confirmed that Jason Lieb,...

  • Got overdue books? Chicago Public Library will waive all late fees starting today

    Got overdue books? Chicago Public Library will waive all late fees starting today

    For the first time in more than three years, the Chicago Public Library is offering amnesty to those who owe book fines. Starting today, and lasting through Feb. 18, you can return your overdue library materials and all late fees will be waived. "What we learned in the last fine amnesty was sort...

  • Skilling: Light snow possible with 'clipper' system; the cold to return

    Skilling: Light snow possible with 'clipper' system; the cold to return

    A low-pressure "clipper" system is forecast to move east out of Minnesota through Wisconsin on Thursday into Lower Michigan in the evening. Most of the accumulating snow associated with this system will probably drop north in Wisconsin, but, sitting on the southern edge of the snowfall, the Chicago...

  • Ferris wheel construction underway

    Ferris wheel construction underway

    Construction on a new Ferris wheel has started at Chicago's Navy Pier.

  • Spring Awakening festival may head to Jackson Park

    Spring Awakening festival may head to Jackson Park

    Spring Awakening, an electronic dance music festival typically held at Soldier Field, may be heading to Jackson Park on the South Side, a Chicago Park District spokeswoman said. Soldier Field is one of a few venues hosting Copa America Centenario, an international soccer tournament, in June when...

  • Prosecutors: Gun was shot 9 times from North Side high-rise roof

    Prosecutors: Gun was shot 9 times from North Side high-rise roof

    A Chicago man was ordered held on $150,000 bail after he and a female allegedly went up to the rooftop of his Park West high-rise apartment building and fired off as many as nine rounds in the "densely populated" North Side neighborhood. The shooting Sunday afternoon drew a police SWAT team to...

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