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  • City lists 'problem landlords' on website
    City lists 'problem landlords' on website

    Chicago's Building Department published its first "problem landlords" list on its website Monday night in an attempt to crack down and publicly shame apartment building owners into providing tenants with basic services such as heat, hot water and working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • Emanuel, mayoral challengers face off for first time
    Emanuel, mayoral challengers face off for first time

    The first face-to-face meeting of the Chicago mayor’s race featured Rahm Emanuel offering a measured defense of his first term against a barrage of attacks from challengers who assailed his record on neighborhood development and crime and even his temperament.

  • Woman steers bus to safety after driver collapses: 'I just said I gotta live tonight'
    Woman steers bus to safety after driver collapses: 'I just said I gotta live tonight'

    Jill Bien was headed back to Norridge after a lousy day at a Wisconsin casino when her luck began to change. For the better, though it didn't seem so at first.

  • Illinois reports year's first measles case
    Illinois reports year's first measles case

    A suburban Cook County resident has a confirmed case of measles, but it is not likely linked to the multistate outbreak associated with Disneyland, county and state health officials said Tuesday.

  • For second day, thousands of flights canceled, including hundreds in Chicago
    For second day, thousands of flights canceled, including hundreds in Chicago

    Although the winter storm hitting the Northeast may not be as bad as predicted, it still forced the cancellation of thousands of flights along the East Coast and more than 300 flights in Chicago.

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