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City to bask in warmest Easter since 2010

Afternoon temperatures across the Chicago area spanned about 25 degrees Friday afternoon ranging from the mild lower and middle 60s well inland to the chilly middle and upper 30s near the lake chilled by brisk onshore winds. A similar, but less dramatic scenario is on tap for Saturday with lakeside areas warming to near 50 […]

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2 dead, 8 wounded in city shootings

A man was shot to death on Ashland Avenue near Grand Avenue, about a block away from where a police chase following a shooting last weekend. Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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City wants giant street puppets to boost tourism

Chicago has come up with a really big idea to boost tourism: giant puppets roaming the city’s streets for days in an elaborate theatrical presentation.  Full News here – Theater Loop – chicagotribune.com

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Chicago Weather: April snow falls across city, suburbs after weekend warmup

Chicago Weather: April snow falls across city, suburbs after weekend warmup April 14, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Snow began falling Monday afternoon in the northwest suburbs, just in time for the evening commute. The April snow showers followed a weekend of rollercoaster weather for Chicagoans. SEE the view of I-90 in Arlington … Full News here […]

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City Worker Rescues Dog From Roof Of Vacant House

City Worker Rescues Dog From Roof Of Vacant House CHICAGO (CBS) – An Animal Care and Control worker rescued a dog that apparently wandered into a vacant house in the Chatham neighborhood and climbed out onto the roof. WBBM Newsradio's Mike Krauser reports a woman called with an unusual … Full News here – Read more […]

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Emanuel rules out city income tax for pension fix

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday ruled out creating a city income tax as a way to shore up the city’s municipal and laborers’ retirement funds while describing the $ 250 million property tax increase he wants to pay for the pension changes as “a measured way, a responsible way to address the question.” Full News […]

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Chicago Pension-Cutting Plan Would Harm City Retirees, Neighborhoods

The recent clamor over the city of Chicago’s supposed “pension crisis” has drowned out many salient facts. Proponents of the drastic cuts sought by the city have threatened a range of doomsday scenarios if their proposal is not enacted, including untenable cuts to city services or the prospect that retirees could receive no pension at […]

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Lawmakers send Quinn city pension bill

SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers on Tuesday rapidly approved a revamped version of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise property taxes and cut retirement benefits for some city workers, plopping an election-year dilemma on the desk of Gov. Pat Quinn. Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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Boston Beer Co. founder calls Chicago 'vibrant' craft brewing city

Boston Beer Co. founder calls Chicago 'vibrant' craft brewing city Mr. Koch said Chicago has a “very vibrant craft beer scene” with the likes of Revolution Beer LLC and Half Acre Beer Co. Illinois is one of the country's top 10 for craft brewers. But, Mr. Koch said it will be difficult for newcomers to […]

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Lawmakers send Quinn city pension bill

SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s partial city pension overhaul cleared the Illinois General Assembly today, putting the measure in the hands of a skeptical Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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2 dead, 23 others shot in city since Friday night

Two people were killed and at least 23 others were hurt in shootings across the city since Friday night. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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Shootings across city injure 5

At least five people have been injured in shootings on the city’s Northwest, West and South sides since Sunday afternoon, according to police.      Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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How I Learned to Love City Hall Weddings

Frequently when I write about weddings I’ll say something like, “Whether it’s just the two of you at City Hall or 300 of your closest friends your wedding can …” In my professional writing I’ve always been a little condescending about the idea of a City Hall wedding. I talk about ways you can make […]

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3 killed, 3 injured in city shootings

Three men were killed and three other people injured in separate shootings Monday night and Tuesday morning on the South and Southwest Sides, authorities said.      Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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Amid the depravity, a new Second City star emerges

REVIEW: “Depraved New World” at the Second City ★★★ REVIEW: “Depraved New World” at the Second City ★★★ … When the cast of Mick Napier’s latest Second City show, “Depraved New World,” starting singing “there are voices inside my head” …     Full News here – Theater Loop – chicagotribune.com

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