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Emanuel's son robbed near family's North Side home

Emanuel's son robbed near family's North Side home

Zach Emanuel was robbed of his cellphone and assaulted Friday night.

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CTA Damen Blue Line stop to reopen Monday

CTA Damen Blue Line stop to reopen Monday

Trains had been bypassing the Damen station since it was shut down Oct. 20 for a $13.6 million facelift.

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Protesters stage CTA 'train takeover'

Protesters stages CTA 'train takeover'

Red Line riders got a dose of politics on their commute Friday evening when activists staged a "Black Lives Matter"...

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Tribune study: Chicago red light cameras provide few safety benefits

Tribune study: Red light cameras increasing some injuries

Chicago's red light cameras fail to deliver the dramatic safety benefits long claimed by City Hall, according to a...

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New app reunites Navy Pier revelers with lost items

New app reunites Navy Pier revelers with lost items

The minute Sergio Correa returned home from Navy Pier, the Chicago man realized his wallet was lost. He had kept his...

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Free children's books Saturday on CTA Holiday Train

Free children's books Saturday on CTA Holiday Train

As if experiencing the CTA's Holiday Train wasn't exciting enough, Saturday's train ride comes with gifts.

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5 dead in 10-state listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

5 dead in 10-state listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, federal...

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Police: Man takes bite out of guard's ear outside Loop strip club

Police: Man takes bite out of guard's ear outside Loop strip club

A man bit off a part of a security guard’s ear during a fight outside of a strip club in the South Loop early...

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Broadway bike lane among 'Top 10' in the country

Broadway bike lane among 'Top 10' in the country

The new lanes were installed this year.

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Officials: Child at U. of C. tests negative for Ebola

Child with fever in Chicago hospital being checked for Ebola

A child admitted to the University of Chicago Medical Center...

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Chicago restaurants that repeatedly failed health inspections in 2014

Chicago restaurants that repeatedly failed health inspections in 2014

Six eateries failed health inspections four times this year - the most fails recorded by the city for 2014.

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 A look at plans for Chinese developer's massive skyscraper on Chicago River

Chinese developer's massive skyscraper plans revealed

Something was missing Wednesday when city officials unveiled drawings of a Chinese developer's plans for a massive,...

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Uber driver in Boston charged with kidnapping and rape

Uber driver in Boston charged with kidnapping and rape

A driver for ride-sharing company Uber in Boston was charged with the kidnapping and rape of a woman who used the...

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Garrett Popcorn officially loses rights to 'Chicago Mix' name

Garrett Popcorn reaches settlement in Chicago Mix dispute

Patrons might still walk into a Garrett Popcorn shop and ask for "Chicago Mix," but the company is now legally...

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Jobless claims point to firmer labor market

Jobless claims point to firmer labor market

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor...

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Obama had trouble getting cabs in Chicago, first lady says

Obama had trouble getting cabs in Chicago, first lady says

Before becoming president, Barack Obama had trouble catching cabs in Chicago, first lady Michelle Obama told People...

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Chicago's top Google search terms in 2014

Chicago's top Google search terms in 2014

What did you want to know during the past year, Chicago? Many of you took to the Internet to find information on how...

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Father of 3 slain on way home from work: 'We were supposed to get presents and put up the tree'

Father of 3 slain on his way home from work

Donatello Herrera was rushing home from his late shift, planning to spend the day catching up on Christmas, when the...

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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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