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Chinese developer plans tower designed by Jeanne Gang of Aqua fame

Chinese developer plans tower designed by Jeanne Gang of Aqua fame

A Chinese developer is moving ahead with plans for an 89-story riverfront residential and hotel tower.

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Phone companies would like to cut your landline cord for you

Phone companies would like to cut your landline cord

If you haven't cut the cord on your landline phone service, pretty soon you may not have a choice.

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Passer-by credited with saving man who plunged into Chicago River

Passerby saves man who plunged into Chicago River

A passer-by is being credited with saving the life of a man who plunged into the Chicago River early Wednesday by...

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2.5 million sign up for Obamacare

2.5 million sign up for Obamacare

WASHINGTON — Nearly 2.5 million people signed up for health plans using the federal Obamacare marketplace as of...

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Emanuel opponents to continue push for elected school board

Emanuel opponents to continue push for elected school board

Opponents of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the Chicago Teachers Union and other groups are trying to keep the spotlight on their...

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Slain teen honored: 'Demario lives through me'

Slain teen honored: 'Demario lives through me'

First, his friends recalled the great lengths he'd go to try to make them smile when they were having a rough day.

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Map of census data shows Chicagoans' transit habits

Who walks, drives, takes public transit in Chicago?

Map of census data shows Chicagoans' transit habits

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Pac-Man themed restaurant set for Woodfield Mall

Pac-Man themed restaurant set for Woodfield Mall

A restaurant inspired by the video game Pac-Man is set to open at Schaumburg's Woodfield Mall in January.

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Near capacity, McDonald's Cycle Center eyes West Loop expansion

Near capacity, McDonald's Cycle Center eyes West Loop expansion

A decade since bike rental, repair, and parking hub opened on the North end of Millennium Park, its operators are...

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Boot camp-style schools teach code to career switchers

Learn-to-code program

Bootcamp-style career schools teach computer programming to career switchers

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White Christmas?  You're not just dreaming

White Christmas? You're not just dreaming

Don't break out the sleigh bells yet, but there is chance of measurable snow around Christmas Day.

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Metra unveils plan to curb Union Station crowding

Metra unveils plan to curb Union Station crowding

Metra unveiled a new strategy Tuesday to block direct access to Union Station's cramped south concourse and reroute...

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Cameras allowed in Cook County criminal courts in pilot project

Cameras allowed in Cook County criminal courts in pilot project

The Illinois Supreme Court has approved a long-awaited pilot program allowing cameras in courtrooms at the Leighton...

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4 shot, including boys 13 and 14, in Washington Park neighborhood

4 shot, including boys 13 and 14, in Washington Park neighborhood

Four people, including at least two boys, were shot in an attack in the Washington Park.

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1.5 kilos of cocaine found in Crystal Lake drug bust

1.5 kilos of cocaine found in Crystal Lake drug bust

Two Crystal Lake residents are facing criminal charges after law enforcement seized about 1.5 kilograms of cocaine...

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Twin brother plays in game to honor slain teen: 'Issy would want me to play ball'

Twin brother plays in game to honor slain teen

Two days after seeing his twin brother shot to death, 15-year-old Demacio Bailey stepped onto the basketball court...

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The 11 biggest Chicago stories of 2014

The 11 biggest Chicago stories of 2014

Incidents of police killing unarmed black men hit home nationwide this year--including Chicago, with its fraught history...

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3 more teens charged in slaying of boy, 15, who defended twin brother

3 more teens charged in slaying of boy, 15, who defended twin brother

Demario Bailey was shot to death while coming to the aid of his twin brother when the two were robbed on their way to...

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Mayor cuts ribbon at Little Village park

Mayor cuts ribbon at Little Village park

Near the site of a former coal plant in Little Village, dozens of young children climbed over a green and blue jungle...

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Rauner opposes special election for comptroller

Rauner opposes special election for comptroller

Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Monday dismissed the idea of holding a special election for Illinois comptroller...

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Odd CTA stories in 2014

Odd CTA stories in 2014

The CTA had its share of odd stories this year, from an increase in poop sightings on trains to a rifle shooting at a...

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Chico endorses Emanuel for mayor

Chico endorses Emanuel for mayor

Aiming to present a united front among the city’s Latino political heavy hitters, Rahm Emanuel rolled out the...

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How to ask for a raise

How to ask for a raise

Andrew Saenz had never asked for a raise before.

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Top Divvy stories of 2014

Top Divvy stories of 2014

For some, 2014 was the year of Divvying dangerously.

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UPDATE: Missing Humboldt Park girl, 14, located

UPDATE: Missing Humboldt Park girl, 14, located

A 14-year-old girl went missing early Wednesday morning in Humboldt Park, police said.

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7 weird, wet and wild lakefront stories of 2014

7 weird, wet and wild lakefront stories of 2014

The lakefront is a place where Chicagoans get their tan on at the beach in the summer, run and bike on the path and...

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RedEye's guide to surviving the holidays

RedEye's guide to surviving the holidays

Work parties, visiting parents and buying parents - we've got it all covered.

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Mysterious 'crop circles' appear in sand on Edgewater beach

Mysterious 'crop circles' appear in sand on Edgewater beach

Two large patterns in the sand have drawn eyes from the sky in Edgewater.

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Maggie Daley Park ice ribbon now open

Maggie Daley Park ice ribbon now open

Highs on Saturday were expected to be in the low 40s, according to the National Weather Service.

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 Ugly Christmas sweaters bask in mainstream appeal

Ugly Christmas sweaters are seriously big business

If you have been invited to an ugly Christmas sweater party — which is likely these days — you have some...

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