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27 questions with Nik Wallenda

27 questions for Nik Wallenda

Daredevil tightrope walker answers lightning round of random queries.

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CTA bus ridership down year-over-year for past 19 months

CTA bus ridership blues

Agency's wheels go round and round to figure out cause for lost bus riders.

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 Millennials still checking out public libraries

Millennials still checking out public libraries

A new PEW study confirms we're still checking out books.

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After 'awful' Trump Tower sign, mayor proposes restrictions along Chicago River

After 'awful' Trump Tower sign, mayor proposes restrictions along Chicago River

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is introducing an ordinance greatly reducing signs along the waterway.

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15 mini things you want or might already have

15 mini things you want or might already have

Starbucks is testing a new mini Frappucino, reminding us that mini things are both worth(less) and cute.

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Prosecutors: Woman smothered over shoes, money

Prosecutors: Woman smothered over shoes, money

A 23-year-old woman was ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail for smothering a woman to death.

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State law may snag Wallenda high-wire walk

State law may snag Wallenda high-wire walk

Ut oh. Will the tightrope walker even get to dare?

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Vince Vaughn shops Mag Mile penthouse for $14.9 million

Vince Vaughn shops Mag Mile penthouse for $14.9 million

And he's giving a bonus $25,000 to brokers who can sell the unit by the end of the month.

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Strong holiday hiring expected this year

Strong holiday hiring expected this year

Holiday hiring could reach pre-recession levels this year, according to a report released Thursday.

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Chicago part of U.S. citizenship push for legal immigrants

Chicago part of U.S. citizenship push for legal immigrants

The city joins New York and Los Angeles in the corporate-funded initiative.

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North Shore Center will host Molly Glynn memorial celebration

North Shore Center will host Molly Glynn memorial celebration

Local actress Glynn died Sept. 6 at the age of 46.

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Mechanical, health issues force O'Hare flight to Brussels back to Chicago

Mechanical, health issues force O'Hare flight to Brussels back to Chicago

The plane left O┬┐Hare Tuesday night with 239 passengers and returned Wednesday morning.

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Group claims it has erased some students' debts

Group claims it has erased some students' debts

Strike Debt, an affiliate of Occupy Wall Street, claims to have eliminated nearly $4 million worth of student loans.

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Third person arrested in fatal shooting of retired police sergeant

Third person arrested in fatal shooting of retired police sergeant

The boy was arrested Tuesday and charged as an adult with murder and home invasion.

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Robber points shotgun at homeowner: 'I'm reloaded'

Robber points shotgun at homeowner: 'I'm reloaded'

Two men, 21 and 20, and a woman, 20, have been arrested.

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Two boys, two men injured in city shootings

Two boys, two men injured in city shootings

Man, boy injured in early evening shootings in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

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Signs of hope as Uptown struggles with violence

Signs of hope as Uptown struggles with violence

Crime is down but concerns over neighborhood violence may not be following suit.

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Ex-banker gets prison for raiding garages of Lincoln Park neighbors

Ex-banker gets prison for raiding garages of Lincoln Park neighbors

The prolific burglar tearfully apologized to the judge will be deported by to China following his sentence.

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Emanuel calls on Chicagoans to push Fallon on 'Tonight Show' visit

Emanuel calls on Chicagoans to push Fallon on 'Tonight Show' visit

Chicago lived up to its side of the bargain. It's time for Fallon to pony up, the mayor says.

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Art Institute of Chicago ranked top museum in the world

Art Institute of Chicago ranked top museum in the world

In a world of crummy online comments, the museum has something to celebrate.

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Wallenda to tightrope across Chicago River

Wallenda to tightrope across Chicago River

The tightrope walker will cross the Chicago River from a wire atop two skyscrapers.

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Woman charged with West Side beating death of another woman

Woman, 23, charged with West Side beating death of another woman

Andrea Brown, of the 4000 block of North Sheridan Road, faces the charge.

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Chicago unveils program to help veterans with housing

Chicago unveils program to help veterans with housing

A federal grant will cover most of the $5 million to fund the program.

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Boy, 12, says he brought unloaded gun to school because he was bullied

Boy, 12, says he brought unloaded gun to school because he was bullied

The boy showed a .38-caliber Special to another student, police said.

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Man seriously hurt after being hit by car on Near North Side

Man seriously hurt after being hit by car on Near North Side

The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, police said.

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Alderman calls for more patrols after Uptown fatal shooting

Alderman calls for more patrols after Uptown fatal shooting

A fatal shooting in Uptown this week is fueling concerns about gang violence in the North Side neighborhood, with the...

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Riot Fest cleanup begins

Riot Fest cleanup begins

Friday's heavy rains turned Humboldt Park into a mud pit.

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CPS chief tries to quell custodian controversy

CPS chief tries to quell custodian controversy

Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett acknowledged the outsourcing controversy.

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2 Chicago universities among Obama presidential library semifinalists

2 Chicago universities among Obama presidential library semifinalists

The University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago will join locations in Hawaii and New York in the...

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Chicago harbors 75 percent full, lowest occupancy in 15 years: data

Chicago harbors have lowest occupancy in 15 years: data

Chicago's harbors are only 75 percent full, according to Chicago Park District data.

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