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What's driving early voting turnout?

What's driving early voting turnout?

Backers of minimum wage hike say referendum is behind spike, but expert say it's not that simple.

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Nik Wallenda will cancel tightrope walk only for high winds

Nik Wallenda will cancel tightrope walk only for high winds

The show must go on for tightrope walker Nik Wallenda. 

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Wallenda tightrope walk: Street closures, where to watch

Wallenda tightrope walk: Street closures, where to watch

The big show gets underway at 6 p.m. Sunday

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Famous Chicago gravesites

Map: Famous Chicago gravesites

Who's buried in Chicago?

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Snow showers, temperatures in 30s for Halloween night

Snow showers, temperatures in 30s for Halloween night

Any precipitation should end later Friday morning for the Chicago metropolitan area, but a high wind warning will be...

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Unused cemetery land to become city nature preserve

Unused cemetery land to become city nature preserve

City officials broke ground last month on the park, in Chicago's West Ridge neighborhood.

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Generation Y votes: Quinn or Rauner for governor?

Generation Y votes: Quinn or Rauner for governor?

Millennials were an important voting bloc in the recent presidential races.

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Enough with the catcalls, Chicago women say

Enough with the catcalls, Chicago women say

Viral video out of New York just the latest conversation starter about ending street harassment.

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Authorities investigate bomb threat at federal building

Authorities investigate bomb threat at federal building

Officials are investigating after someone called in a bomb threat this morning at the Kluczynski Federal Building in the...

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Ryan Seacrest to light Macy's Christmas tree

Ryan Seacrest to light Macy's Christmas tree

The 'American Idol' star will kick off the holiday shopping season in Chicago.

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2014's scariest credit cards

2014's scariest credit cards

The list included one lender offering a card at a frightening 36 percent interest rate.

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Northwestern professor sues student who accused him of attack

Northwestern professor sues student who accused him of attack

A NU philosophy professor filed a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against an undergraduate student who accused him of...

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Majority of required elevator inspections not done in Chicago last year

75% of required elevator inspections not done in Chicago

Let's hope for no Tower of Terror this Halloween.

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CTA unveils new electric-powered buses

CTA unveils new electric-powered buses

A bus could travel 30 to 40 miles on a lithium-battery charge, a CTA official said in 2011.

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Marina City sets ground rules for watching Wallenda walk

Marina City sets ground rules for watching Wallenda walk

No yelling, no shooting fireworks during high-wire act.

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Chicago tree trimming backlog is 2 years

Chicago tree trimming backlog is 2 years

Get out your chainsaws this Halloween.

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Chicago wants to roll out universal app for hailing taxis

Chicago wants to roll out universal app for hailing taxis

The city is attempting to level the playing field for the traditional taxi industry.

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Two dozen hurt when Chicago-bound Amtrak train hits semi

Two dozen hurt when Chicago-bound Amtrak train hits semi

Train met semi just outside Lafayette, Ind.

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Aldermen endorse tougher smoke detector rules

Aldermen endorse tougher smoke detector rules

Landlords are going to have to start ponying up.

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Chicago ranks second-most vampire-friendly U.S. city: real estate website

Chicago ranks second-most vampire-friendly U.S. city: real estate website

Real estate website RedFin took into account 4 vampire-friendly factors: cloudy days, bar hours, cemeteries and blood...

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Could bus rapid transit speed up commutes along North Lake Shore Drive?

Could bus rapid transit speed up commutes along North Lake Shore Drive?

Red Line. Purple Line. Brown Line. Lake Shore Drive?

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Emanuel defends CTA bag screening program

Emanuel defends CTA bag screening program

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday defended a Chicago Transit Authority plan to randomly screen baggage for explosives at some...

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CTA quietly tested controversial sensor technology

CTA quietly tested controversial sensor technology

One expert says this could be a potential invasion of privacy.

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$1M bail for teen charged in fatal Englewood shooting

$1M bail for teen charged in fatal Englewood shooting

Bail was set at $1 million Saturday for a 17-year-old boy charged as an adult in Thursday night's fatal drive-by...

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Split lakefront path for cyclists, pedestrians: survey

Split lakefront path for cyclists, pedestrians: survey

The public seems to be more interested in making over North Lake Shore Drive's environs than the roadway.

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Off-duty Chicago cop shot during robbery attempt 'alert and talking'

Off-duty Chicago cop shot during robbery attempt 'alert and talking'

The 41-year-old officer was shot in the chest, according to Chicago Police.

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Ebola test negative for child who fell ill on flight from Liberia to O'Hare

Ebola test negative for child who fell ill on flight from Liberia to O'Hare

The girl has been discharged from the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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