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  • Protesters march at scene of fatal police-involved shooting
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    CHICAGO – A group of protesters gather Monday night near the scene of Saturday’s deadly police-involved shooting in the South Shore neighborhood. Local activists promised continuing unrest until they get more answers from police. The group took over 71st Street along the Metra line. They marched and chanted while flanked by... Read more »
  • Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber finishes second in the MLB Home Run Derby
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    WASHINGTON D.C. – Since making his debut in Major League Baseball in 2015, many envisioned the Cubs’ young slugger participating in this event. Long and towering home runs are part of Kyle Schwarber’s repertoire during his first four seasons, with a few of them as major moments in a memorable era... Read more »
  • 2 CVS workers fired after cops called on customer
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    CHICAGO  — CVS Health says two Chicago store employees are out of their jobs just days after a customer complained that managers called police after accusing her of trying to use a phony coupon. The company said Monday it had completed a review of the Friday night incident. The company says... Read more »
  • Woman describes surviving 7 days after SUV tumbles down 200-foot cliff
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    BIG SUR, Calif. – An Oregon woman who disappeared a week earlier was found alive at the bottom of an oceanside cliff in Big Sur, California, where she survived in the wreckage of her SUV by using her radiator hose to siphon water from a nearby creek, authorities said Saturday. Angela... Read more »
  • ‘Suspicious object’ disrupts Blue Line service during afternoon rush
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    CHICAGO —CTA Blue Line service was suspended between Addison and Grand during Monday’s afternoon rush hour because of a suspicious package. A report of an object thrown on the tracks at Logan Square prompted the stop. Police were called out to investigate along with canine officers and hazmat teams. The CTA tweeted an... Read more »

Features

  • Experimental islands create new habitats to transform the Chicago River
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    CHICAGO — The task of cleaning up the Chicago River is a massive one, so Urban River and the Shedd Aquarium have honed in on one particular stretch to see if they can turn a mile of Chicago's murkiest channel into a thriving eco-park. It took more than a couple heaves... Read more »
  • Local artist’s mural turns sore spot into the pride of the neighborhood
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    CHICAGO — What was once considered an eyesore by many neighbors is quickly becoming the pride of a neighborhood. "Art changes things and communities and gives a whole different energy to a street corner," said Franke Payne, South East Chicago Chamber of Commerce. "It means a lot." For six years the corner of 79th... Read more »
  • Chicago entrepreneur helped turn warehouse district into a thriving area
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    CHICAGO — A man credited with helping revive the abandoned warehouse district of the Clybourn Corridor started with $5,000, some picture frames and a lot of determination. Jay Goltz started selling picture frames when he was in college. At 22 he took the little money he had and sunk it into... Read more »
  • When public pianos come to Chicago parks, music fills the air
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    CHICAGO— A few years ago, the City of Chicago decided to plop a handful of pianos down in the middle of city parks to promote music in neighborhoods across Chicago. This year they brought them back again, leaving pianos behind in Buttercup, Jackson, Washington Square, McKinley and Mozart parks. They'll remain... Read more »
  • Pocket-sized GPS tracker lets parents keep tabs on kids’ location
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    CHICAGO — In a world where you can use satellites to find just about anything, it was perhaps only a matter of time before GPS tracking included your own children. Chicago company Jiobit is doing just that with their pocket-sized kid tracker. "You can clip it to pants, shoes, a backpack, pockets...it's super lightweight... Read more »

 

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