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Gas explosion likely cause of NYC building fire, collapse

An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble on Thursday and flames spread to nearby buildings in what officials said appeared to be a gas-related explosion, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across surrounding streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East...

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  • Chicago-area Sprint outage cleared up
    Chicago-area Sprint outage cleared up

    Wireless provider Sprint has cleared up an outage that affected customers in the Chicago area, according to a company spokeswoman.

  • Battle of the mayoral political ads
    Battle of the mayoral political ads

    With less than two weeks before the city's April 7 runoff election, Mayor Emanuel and his opponent, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, are clobbering each other with campaign ads aired on TV and videos shared on social media.

  • Nightclub owner given 1 1/2 years in prison in corruption scheme
    Nightclub owner given 1 1/2 years in prison in corruption scheme

    To his family and friends, longtime Chicago nightclub owner Stanley Wozniak is like the Jimmy Stewart character from "It's a Wonderful Life," a decent man who has made up for his mistakes by touching lives through charitable works and good cheer.

  • Girl, 14, goes missing on the South Side
    Girl, 14, goes missing on the South Side

    Police are looking for a 14-year-old girl who went missing Monday on the South Side in the city's Washington Park neighborhood.

  • Garcia wants $15 minimum wage at CPS, but won't say how to pay for it
    Garcia wants $15 minimum wage at CPS, but won't say how to pay for it

    Mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia joined the Chicago Teachers Union in a call for a $15 minimum wage for public schools employees and contractors on Wednesday, but did not say how the cash-strapped school district could pay for the expense.

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