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Weather Service warns of dangerous swimming conditions

Weather Service warns of dangerous swimming conditions

As if today’s cool temperatures and cold water weren’t enough, the National Weather Service is warning...

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Architect's Montrose Beach plan would sacrifice parking

Architect's Montrose Beach plan would sacrifice parking

Anyone who has driven to Montrose Beach on a sun-dazzled weekend knows that finding a spot for one’s car, even...

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Cops: Man who suffers from dementia missing from South Side

Cops: Man who suffers from dementia missing from South Side

Police are asking for the public's help locating a man who suffers from dementia and went missing Tuesday from the city'...

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CPS acknowledges budget issues, blames state funding, pensions

CPS acknowledges budget issues, blames state funding, pensions

Chicago Public Schools officials today acknowledged problems with a $5.8 billion budget that relies on a one-time...

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Postal union workers to protest at Staples in Loop

Postal union workers to protest at Staples in Loop

A long-simmering feud between the U.S. Postal Service and organized labor will hit the streets of downtown Chicago today...

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Tuesday could be hottest day of summer

Tuesday could be hottest day of summer

Chicago could be in for the hottest day of the summer Tuesday, with temperatures in the 90s to go with higher humidity.

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Google Glass: Paramedics' next tool

Google Glass: Chicago paramedics' next tool

While Google Glass' potential as a consumer device remains to be seen, Lauren Rubinson-Morris is excited about its...

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Millennials prefer cash savings to investment: survey

Millennials prefer cash savings to investment: survey

Nearly 40 percent of young adults would stash their spare cash in a savings account for long-term investment –...

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Man accused of threatening Funky Buddha bouncers with gun

Man accused of threatening Funky Buddha bouncers with gun

A Chicago man was accused of threatening two security guards with a gun outside the Funky Buddha Lounge early Sunday...

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Chicago man accused of cell phone snatching at bus stop

Chicago man accused of cell phone snatching at bus stop

A Chicago man was charged with robbery after he allegedly snatched a cell phone from the hand of a man waiting for a CTA...

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Cops: Man walked into home and fondled sleeping woman

Cops: Man walked into home and fondled sleeping woman

A 33-year-old man was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 after being charged with walking into a woman's Waukegan home...

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Illinois attorney general: Send concealed carry rejection cases back to review board

Illinois attorney general: Send concealed carry rejection cases back to review board

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan plans to ask Cook County Circuit Court judges to send cases involving concealed...

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Mural designs for Lake Shore Drive viaducts in Uptown

Mural designs for Lake Shore Drive viaducts in Uptown

The viaducts on Wilson and Lawrence Avenues under Lake Shore Drive in Uptown are ready for a facelift.

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Mayor, law enforcement meet privately with residents and community leaders over violence

Mayor, law enforcement meet privately with residents and community leaders over violence

On the heels of another bloody weekend in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and top local and federal law enforcement...

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BCBS members offered Divvy membership discounts

BCBS members offered Divvy membership discounts

Three months into Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois's sponsorship of Chicago's bike share program, Divvy, the health...

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Red light ticket spike fallout at City Hall

Red light ticket spike fallout at City Hall

A group of aldermen said Monday they will ask City Hall's top watchdog to investigate Chicago's beleaguered red light...

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Air quality alert in effect, 90s forecast for Tuesday

Air quality alert in effect, 90s forecast for Tuesday

If the predicted high for Tuesday reaches its mark, it would be just the third 90-degree day this year in Chicago.

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Here's a tip ...

Time to abolish the tipped minimum wage?

In the endless debate over the minimum wage, one subset of low-wage workers can get lost in the shuffle: those who...

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Man accused of Albany Park burglary

Man accused of Albany Park burglary

A Chicago man was accused of burglarizing an Albany Park home after attempting to steal 15 credit cards, a firearm and a...

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App rates environmental sustainability in Chicago's neighborhoods

App rates environmental sustainability in Chicago's neighborhoods

What is Chicago's greenest neighborhood, and which areas of the city need help to get there?

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Update: Girl, 17, found and back with family in Lincoln Park

Police search for missing 17-year-old Lincoln Park girl

A  17-year-old girl who didn't return to her Lincoln Park home Thursday has been found and reunited with her...

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Building a better urban bike in Chicago

Building a better urban bike in Chicago

It has been a wild ride for Team Chicago as it builds a better urban bike. Details keep them awake.

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Chicago Police Board fires cop whose gun was used in woman's suicide

Chicago Police Board fires cop whose gun was used in woman's suicide

The Chicago Police Board has fired a sergeant for his involvement in the death of a woman who allegedly used his gun...

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Special delivery from Emanuel: Cheesecake, $50,000 of it

Special delivery from Emanuel: Cheesecake, $50,000 of it

It’s the tell-tale sign that someone has arrived squarely on the good side of Mayor Rahm Emanuel: They get a...

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Man sues topless bar near Goose Island in son's drowning

Man sues topless bar near Goose Island in son's drowning

The father of an Elk Grove Village man who drowned in the Chicago River in April after becoming intoxicated is suing a...

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U.S. foreclosures fall, but on rise in Chicago

U.S. foreclosures fall, but on rise in Chicago

Foreclosure activity in some parts of the nation has dropped down to levels not seen since before the housing crisis,...

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Period Panties fueled by fashion crowdfunding

Period Panties fueled by fashion crowdfunding

Anthony Hall’s early 2014 Kickstarter campaign is the crowdfunding website’s fifth-most-funded...

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Man accused of hit-and-run in Logan Square

Man accused of hit-and-run in Logan Square

A Chicago man has been charged with five felonies after allegedly striking a Logan Square pedestrian with his car and...

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