Six teens and two adults arrested in assault and robbery

11/07/2012

Police arrested six juveniles and two adults after an assault and robbery of a disabled woman Sunday, Nov. 4 outside a bar in the 1200 block of North Wells Street.
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Indicted state rep wins back seat

After being removed from house, Derrick Smith headed back to Springfield

11/07/2012

Derrick Smith, the former state rep who was accused of taking a bribe and subsequently booted from the Illinois House, is headed back to Springfield.
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Prentice denied landmark status

Move sets up former women's hospital for demolition

11/01/2012

After months of delays and an intense propaganda ground war, the former Prentice Womenís Hospital building in Streeterville was denied landmark status by the city of Chicago on Thursday ó a move that could well doom preservationistsí hopes to save the structure from the wrecking ball.
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Chicago's only topless bar to lose liquor license

10/31/2012

Since Chicago was founded, many people and organizations tried to fight City Hall. But few managed to keep the fight going as long as VIPís Gentlemenís Club. Since 1993, the Near North Side topless bar has been resisting the cityís attempts to revoke its liquor license, taking its appeals all the way to U.S. Supreme Court. It kept at it for almost two decades, altering its format several times and outlasting Mayor Richard M. Daleyís administration.
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Wolf Point moves forward with new plans

Three towers mostly unchanged, but developers smooth traffic, landscaping at base

10/31/2012

Wolf Point, one of the last prime undeveloped pieces of land around downtown Chicago, is moving forward with a tweaked set of plans for a trio of towers. But while the plan caters to traffic and landscaping concerns presented at the first meeting five months ago, the buildings themselves are largely unchanged.
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Test your palate's prowess

10/31/2012

So, are you one of those people who likes to think they know it all about wine? Iím talking about the kind of person that when you go out to dinner with them, they act all hoity-toity and take their glass and swish their wine around and smell it and do all those sorts of winey routines?
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Armed robbery on Chestnut

10/31/2012

A couple walking down Chestnut Street from Michigan Avenue Saturday, Oct. 20 were robbed of their jewelry by two men who displayed a gun.
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'Unconstitutional' curfew remains in force

City appeals ruling that favors 'Occupy' activists

10/24/2012

On September 27, 2012, the Cook County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Donnelly ruled that the Chicago Park District curfew law used to arrest the activists who attempted to camp out at Grant Park was an unconstitutional violation of their right to free speech and free assembly. The very next day, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that the city would appeal the decision, arguing that the curfew was necessary to protect public safety and that it in no way violated the First Amendment.
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Taking on 'the C word'

10/24/2012

Wouldnít it be nice if a day like this didnít have to exist?Ē Of all the things actress Brooke Shields said or asked last week as keynote speaker of the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundationís 27th Annual Fall Benefit Luncheon, that was the question that hit me straight in the heart. It sure would be, I thought to myself.
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River North Residents Association launches first Halloween parade

10/24/2012

On Sunday, October 28, the River North Residents Association will debut its very first Halloween parade, a decidedly more family-oriented event than Halstedís. It will take place around Montgomery Ward Park, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
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