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Unemployment rate unchanged; 209K jobs added in July

The national unemployment rate in July--6.2 percent--didn't change much compared to June, even though the economy...

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Father shot dead 6 days after son slain: 'It hurts so much'

Father shot dead 6 days after son slain: 'It hurts so much'

Victoria Chamilien last spoke with her cousin Sam Walker after he returned from a police station, where he viewed...

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Crews struggle to get enough water to fight extra-alarm fire

Crews struggle to get enough water to fight extra-alarm fire

An extra-alarm fire destroyed three buildings, at least half a dozen semis and thousands of wooden pallets at a Little...

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CPD to monitor Albany Park roads for DUI offenders Friday

CPD to monitor Albany Park roads for DUI offenders Friday

The Chicago Police Department will be stationing officers in Albany Park this weekend to monitor the roads for drunk...

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ComEd liability in storm cases upheld

ComEd liability in storm cases upheld

About 35,000 ComEd customers who saw damage and spoiled groceries from massive storms in 2011 will be allowed to seek...

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Counterfeits, drugs and fence-jumping: There's more than rock 'n' roll at Lolla

Counterfeits, drugs, fence-jumping: More than music at Lolla

Shannon Gorsky has seen it all over four years of attending Lollapalooza--and she's not just talking about headliners...

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Lakeview man leaps buildings, takes epic stunt footage

Lakeview man leaps buildings, takes epic stunt footage

Before Chicago stuntman Ethan Swanson leaps between buildings, he clears his mind.

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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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Police: Gunman and victim in Loop shooting 'had been friends for years'

Police: Gunman and victim in Loop shooting 'had been friends for years'

Less than a week after Tony DeFrances learned that he was being demoted as part of a downsizing of his company,...

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 Clerk reissued more than 12,000 city stickers

Clerk reissued more than 12,000 city stickers

The Chicago city clerk's office had to reprint and remail city stickers to more than 12,000 motorists this year...

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Baseball league board members resign over allowing convicted cop killer to coach

Baseball league board members resign over allowing convicted cop killer to coach

Six board members of a Southeast Side youth baseball league resigned Wednesday night amid growing criticism of their...

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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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