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Illinois Democrats push for minimum wage hike, but will it fly?

Illinois Democrats push for minimum wage hike, but will it fly?

Illinois' most high-profile Democrats have pushed in recent months to increase the minimum wage—but experts have...

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Medical marijuana dispensaries could light up Chicago's trendy areas

Medical marijuana dispensaries could light up Chicago's trendy areas

Medical marijuana dispensaries will be sprouting up in Chicago's commercial and business districts, such as the trendy...

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SRO moratorium passes City Council

SRO moratorium passes City Council

The city will stop issuing permits to renovate so-called single-room occupancy residences for six months or...

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Chicago aldermen approve 911 fee hike

Chicago aldermen approve 911 fee hike

The Chicago City Council today approved a 911 phone line fee increase without dissent.

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 Cops in SOS unit amassed citizen complaints

4 cops at center of scandal had more than 200 complaints

For eight years, a controversial list of the most complained-against Chicago cops remained under seal while the city...

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Police: Teen flees Southwest Side kidnapping attempt

Police: Teen flees Southwest Side kidnapping attempt

Police are warning Chicago Lawn residents about an attempted kidnapping in the Southwest Side neighborhood on Monday...

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Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising

Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising

The City Council today voted to give the job of campaign finance oversight of aldermen to a city agency that doesn&...

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Driving on LSD: Building a new North Lake Shore Drive

North Lake Shore Drive to get $1 billion facelift

In the future, North Lake Shore Drive could have a dedicated CTA bus lane, a light rail, or miles of extra parks along...

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Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne

Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne

The plaza where the old Chicago Water Tower sits is a place where residents and shoppers briskly walk through and...

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Chicago aldermen endorse higher phone fees

Chicago aldermen endorse higher phone fees

Everyone with a phone billed to a Chicago address would be hit with a 911 fee increase by Oct. 1 under a measure the...

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Cop fired after shooting dog in front of girl, 6

Cop fired after shooting dog in front of girl, 6

A police officer in southwest suburban Hometown has been fired days after fatally shooting a dog in front of a 6-year-...

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Travel mag: Hancock has one of nation's best views

Travel mag: Hancock has one of nation's best views

A travel website lists the view from atop the John Hancock Center as one of the best in America, alongside a swath of...

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'Sinister 2' casting extras in Chicago

'Sinister 2' casting extras in Chicago

“Sinister 2” needs kids and teenagers to serve as extras when the sequel begins filming in the Chicago...

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City could pay $1.2 million in police shooting basketball player case

City could pay $1.2 million in police shooting basketball player case

City Hall would pay out $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the mother of a high school basketball player shot...

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Chicago alderman arrested for DUI

Chicago alderman arrested for DUI

A Northwest Side alderman was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol,...

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Off-duty cop fatally shoots burglary suspect after being wounded in arm

Off-duty cop fatally shoots burglary suspect after being wounded in arm

An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot in the arm shortly before fatally shooting a burglary suspect with whom he...

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 Hinsdale teens to perform at Lollapalooza

Hinsdale teens to perform at Lollapalooza

Next stop is Lollapalooza for two Hinsdale teens who will perform at the acclaimed musical festival in Chicago.

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Fast-food workers convention hits Chicago

Fast-food workers convention hits Chicago

West suburban Villa Park isn't quite in McDonald's backyard—the fast-food giant is headquartered in nearby Oak...

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Prosecutors: Teen charged in Shamiya Adams killing wanted revenge

Prosecutors: Teen charged in Shamiya Adams killing wanted revenge

The 18 year old charged with killing 11-year-old Shamiya Adams wanted revenge for the earlier beating of a friend and...

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Lawsuit claims neighbor's cat odors hurt property values

Lawsuit claims neighbor's cat odors hurt property values

A Chicago couple filed a lawsuit alleging that 20 cats in their downstairs neighbor's one-bedroom unit in Lakeview and...

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Woodstock chef wins 'Hell's Kitchen' competition

Woodstock chef wins 'Hell's Kitchen' competition

Woodstock chef Scott Commings Thursday night was declared the winner of the “Hell’s Kitchen” reality...

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Women accused of mace attack at Saks Fifth Avenue

Women accused of mace attack at Saks Fifth Avenue

Two Chicago women were arrested Wednesday afternoon after being accused of shoplifting from Saks Fifth Avenue on North...

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City Hall spells out review of suspicious red light camera tickets

City Hall spells out review of suspicious red light camera tickets

City Hall plans to start sending out letters Friday to at least 9,000 drivers with details of the review process to...

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N.J. Gov. Christie raises money for Rauner today

N.J. Gov. Christie raises money for Rauner today

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie comes to Chicago this afternoon for a series of fundraisers in his role as chairman of...

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Southwest Side bank robbed

Southwest Side bank robbed

Authorities are looking for a man who robbed an Archer Heights neighborhood bank this afternoon.

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Integrys to move electric customers to tiers

Integrys to move electric customers to tiers

Mark Heller lives in a two-flat in Logan Square. But his June electricity bill suggests he lives in a single family...

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New Rauner attack ad relies on made-up headlines

New Rauner attack ad relies on made-up headlines

Bruce Rauner debuted his latest attack ad against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday — a TV spot called...

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Metra seeks feedback about pets on trains

Metra seeks feedback about pets on trains

Metra is considering a pilot program that would allow pets in carriers to travel aboard the commuter line, a spokeswoman...

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