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Maggie Daley Park ice skating ribbon set to open this winter

Maggie Daley Park ice skating ribbon set to open this winter

The whole park will open this spring, but ice skaters will be able to use the creek-like ribbon this summer.

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City Council watchdog sues Emanuel, aldermen

City Council watchdog sues Emanuel, aldermen

The Chicago City Council¿s watchdog sued Mayor Rahm Emanuel and key aldermen Tuesday for lack of funding.

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Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda's livestream camera is up and running

Nik Wallenda tightrope livestream up and running

Nik Wallenda doesn't wander over the river for two weeks, but the camera is already rolling.

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 Public weighs in on Museum Campus plan

Public weighs in on Museum Campus plan

Dozens of residents sat around tables at the Spertus Institute on Tuesday night to discuss the future of Chicago's...

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Rachel Zoe's Dream Dry to open in Lincoln Park

The celebrity stylist is opening a new blow-dry bar in Lincoln Park.

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2 under observation at hospitals after falling ill during flights from Liberia to O'Hare

2 under observation after falling ill on flights from Liberia to O'Hare

They experienced nausea and other illnesses during their flights, city officials said.

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2 men charged with train graffiti had CTA keys, uniforms: Police

2 men charged with train graffiti had CTA keys, uniforms: Police

The suspects were wearing CTA uniforms, but authorities said they don't work for the transit agency.

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City to crack down on Chicago motorists who don't buy city vehicle stickers

City to crack down on Chicago motorists who don't buy city vehicle stickers

The city will get a little help from the state records to find those residents.

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4 Chicago hospitals will handle Ebola; nurses call for hazmat protection

4 Chicago hospitals will handle Ebola; nurses call for hazmat protection

Four Chicago hospitals will treat potential Ebola patients, and federal officials announced more strict guidelines for...

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Chicago guy tells Obama to back off his girlfriend

Chicago guy tells Obama to back off his girlfriend

What would you say if you met the Prez?

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Regional jet makes emergency landing at DuPage County Airport

Regional jet makes emergency landing at DuPage County Airport

A regional jet bound for Chicago was forced to divert and make an emergency landing at DuPage County Airport on Monday.

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Brother of Chance the Rapper accused of beating up man at party: Authorities

Brother of Chance the Rapper accused of beating up man at party: Authorities

Brother of Chance the Rapper accused of beating up man at party: Authorities

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Ebola fear puts family in voluntary quarantine in Rock Island

Ebola fear puts family in voluntary quarantine in Rock Island

The family is in voluntary isolation after a relative arrived there from Liberia.

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Teens accused of Bucktown graffiti spree

Teens accused of Bucktown graffiti spree

The color of the ink - on the buildings and on their hands - gave it away, cops say.

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 Early voting starts this week, with changes

Early voting starts this week, with changes

Both political parties have increasingly made mail-in voting a focus of their campaign tactics

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Three medical marijuana clinics clear hurdle

Three medical marijuana clinics clear hurdle

Zoning Board of Appeals granted them special use permits to set up shop.

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Chicago Police Officer charged with DUI, driving wrong way on I-57

Chicago Police Officer charged with DUI, driving wrong way on I-57

CPD officer stripped of police powers and put on administrative duty after arrest.

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Illinois launches new Ebola hotline, task force

Illinois launches new Ebola hotline, task force

Several steps Illinois has taken to prevent possible cases in the state.

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New contract for Chicago police; 11 percent in wage hikes

New contract for Chicago police; 11 percent in wage hikes

Chicago's police union ratified a five-year contract, but it still needs to be approved by City Council.

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Cops: Vehicle drives into bank on North Side

Cops: Vehicle drives into bank on North Side

Cops: Vehicle drives into bank on North Side

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In shadow of Spire project, city park fails to take root

In shadow of Spire project, city park fails to take root

Right now, the lakefront's DuSable Park is closed to the public, filled with weeds.

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Man accused of mugging Chicago cabbie on South Side

Man accused of mugging Chicago cabbie on South Side

Suspect took taxi from downtown, robbed driver on South Side.

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CTA California Blue Line stop opens to fanfare

CTA California Blue Line stop opens to fanfare

Revolution Brewing: Business was down during closure.

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5 things you need to know from the CFPB student loan report

The Student Loan State of the Union has been released, and at least for private loans, it is pretty grim. That's the...

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Emanuel continues building campaign finance edge

Emanuel continues building campaign finance edge

The mayor has widened his financial advantage over his election competitors.

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Businesses prepare for the winter struggle

Subzero shopping

Chicago businesses must learn to face the freeze of the harsh winters.

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Employees return to O'Hare cargo building after evacuation

Employees return to O'Hare cargo building after evacuation

Reports of a suspicious package prompted an evacuation of a cargo building at O'Hare early Thursday.

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CTA seeks more bids for new rail cars

CTA seeks more bids for new rail cars

The CTA is looking for a manufacturer to build a next-generation train car.

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