iPhone robbers nabbed

09/26/2012

A group of employees from DePaul University helped detain two 16-year-old suspects in a robbery attempt Thursday, Sept. 20 in the 1000 block of West Fullerton Avenue.
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Second City backs up CPS kids

Training center offered free improv, sketch-writing classes during strike

09/19/2012

Second City, one of the city’s most proven developers of brilliant young comedic minds, stepped up to the plate to help out during the strike. Like many other organizations, they were simply hoping to help out in a time of need for many Chicagoans.
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Affordable pioneer

After 83 years, Marshall Field Garden Apartments still offer affordable housing in Old Town

09/19/2012

Located between Sedgwick Street, Hudson Avenue, Evergreen Street and Blackhawk Street, the Marshall Field Garden Apartments have been part of Old Town since 1929. Originally a philanthropic project by Marshall Field family, this 10-building apartment complex is the oldest subsidized housing development in Chicago. Even as the nearby public housing and affordable housing developments shift toward mixed-income model, there are no plans to change Marshall Field Gardens.
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Maintenance man trashed

09/19/2012

Almost every night for the last decade, at 11:55 p.m., 79-year-old David Gerber has said goodnight and had a midnight chat with Bernard Cobbins, the longtime maintenance man at his building, 100 E. Walton St.
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North Grant Park construction prep begins

Daley Bicentennial field house closed Saturday, fencing likely to be up by Oct. 1

09/19/2012

The Chicago Park District shut down North Grant Park field house last weekend, kicking off a three-year process that will tear up what’s now Daley Bicentennial Plaza and replace it with Maggie Daley Park.
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West Loop man preps racers for October's Chicago Marathon

Runner who has completed 84 marathons lends a hand to others

09/19/2012

Brendan Cournane has done a lot of running. The West Loop resident has run 84 marathons, including races in all 50 states of the U.S. He’s closing in on finishing a race on every continent, too.
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Teachers strike over, class to resume Wednesday

Union’s house of delegates votes to end strike, multiple media outlets report; contract not yet approved

09/18/2012

The Chicago Teachers Union voted Tuesday afternoon to end its strike, according to multiple media outlets, meaning all Chicago Public Schools will be open Wednesday for the first time in 12 days.
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Partygoers beat 73-year-old

Chicago police reports - 1st District

09/12/2012

A 73-year-old man was beaten by as many as four offenders Friday, Sept. 7 after he asked partygoers in a condo building in the 900 block of South Clark Street to “tone down” the noise in the building at 11:30 p.m.
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Striking teachers take to streets

Hope for resolution remains in early days of walk-out

09/12/2012

As Monday morning dawned and the negotiations between Chicago Public Schools administration and the Chicago Teachers Union resumed, the teachers picketed all across the city. On the Near North Side, Walter Payton College Prep High School became the focal point of protests, even as other, smaller pickets took place in front of every school in the area. And while many parents expressed support for the teachers, some showed ambivalence about the practical consequences of the strike.
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Still standing

At last remnants of Cabrini-Green, residents await uncertain future

09/12/2012

The Frances Cabrini Homes have been around since 1942. Even as other components of the Cabrini-Green public housing development were torn down one by one in recent years, the rowhouses remained. But in beginning of March 2012, the Chicago Housing Authority vacated most of its buildings and fenced them off.
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