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Daley Center flowerpot contraband documented in Tumblr

Daley Center flowerpot contraband documented in Tumblr

Handcuffs, switchblades and brass knuckles are just another part of Jerry Elver's commute.

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Broke your iPhone 6 already? You might have to wait a couple weeks for repairs

Broke your iPhone 6 already? You might have to wait a couple weeks for repairs

People are so excited about the new iPhone 6 that they¿re dropping them. Seriously.

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2 Chicago women first West Nile deaths in Illinois this year

2 Chicago women first West Nile deaths in Illinois this year

One woman was in her 70s and the other in her 80s.

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Police: Gang members thought boy, 9, was warning rivals and killed him

4 people in custody for slaying of boy, 9: police

The boy, Antonio Smith, is Chicago's youngest victim of gun violence this year.

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Police: Woman, boyfriend confess in slaying of her mother in Bali

Woman, boyfriend confess in slaying of her mother in Bali: report

Heather Mack, 18, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, admitted to the murder.

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CTA: Fewer people trespassing on rail tracks

CTA: Fewer people trespassing on rail tracks

The CTA attributes the decrease to the "Stay off the tracks, it's not worth your life'' campaign.

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Cops: Man grabbed boy, girl during recess on West Lawn playground

Man grabbed boy, girl during recess on West Lawn playground: cops

Chicago police are warning of attempted sex abuse on the playground.

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Jimmy Fallon announces 'Tonight Show' return to Chicago

Jimmy Fallon announces 'Tonight Show' return to Chicago

Chicago held up its end of the bargain and so has the comedian.

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Humboldt Park reopens after Riot Fest

Humboldt Park reopens after Riot Fest

All of Humboldt Park opened to the public Thursday for the first time since Riot Fest ended Sept. 14.

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ComEd customers to get refunds in 'smart grid' settlement

ComEd customers to get refunds in 'smart grid' settlement

ComEd customers are set to receive millions in refunds for rate increases dating to 2008.

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Indictment charges police commander with shoving gun barrel down suspect's throat

Indictment charges police commander with shoving gun barrel down suspect's throat

The West Side commander allegedly shoved the barrel of his gun down a man's throat.

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Mayor: New high school won't be named after President Obama

Emanuel: New high school won't be named after Obama

Sorry, Barack. Emanuel said the city will look for another way to honor him.

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Gang leader held responsible in '08 slayings of officer, companion

Gang leader held responsible in '08 slayings of officer, companion

"You deprived families of their loved ones, deprived children of their parents, friends of their friends," the U.S....

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Double shooting in Cragin: 'What happened? What do you mean?'

Double shooting in Cragin: 'What happened? What do you mean?'

A family faces the news of their relative's death.

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Minimum wage hike backers seek support of North Side aldermen

Minimum wage hike backers seek support of North Side aldermen

Supporters of $15 minimum wage to rally with North Side bus tour.

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Roseland Hospital sued for firing pregnant employee

Roseland Hospital sued for firing pregnant employee

The South Side hospital allegedly fired the employee during her high-risk pregnancy.

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Lawsuit filed in last week's death of woman hit by CTA bus

Lawsuit filed in death of woman hit by CTA bus last week

The woman's husband is suing the CTA and the bus driver after the Southwest Side crash.

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Unborn baby of suspect in Bali suitcase murder gets a lawyer

Unborn baby of suspect in Bali suitcase murder gets a lawyer

Heather Mack, 19, is three months pregnant, according to the lawyer.

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Wallenda has some hurdles to cross before his river walk

$20 million insurance for Nik Wallenda's Chicago high-wire stunt

The $20 million liability insurance covers safety of the rigging crew, citizens and the integrity of buildings.

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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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