As paper shutters, a look back at the legacy of Chicago Journal

12/12/2012

After twelve years of publication, today marks Chicago Journalís final issue. But that doesnít necessarily mean our readers will never see a Chicago Journal again. The name has been around since the dawn of Chicago media. Two other Chicago Journals came and went, and our Journal had a pretty good run.
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Prairie Blocks plan tossed

Judge gives McCormick-area developers one last chance to escape bankruptcy

12/12/2012

Prairie Blocks, the South Loop mega-project which planned to add two hotels, retail shops and entertainment to the McCormick Place area, is on its last legs.
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Trouble spot closed, for now

All's quiet on the Western front; liquor store owner denies city has anything to do with it

12/12/2012

A Near West Side liquor store that community activists, residents and city officials have called a blight on the neighborhood was shut down recently by its owner, but itís unclear how long it will remain closed.
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Jabbed with needle on 'L'

12/12/2012

A 31-year-old Chicago woman riding the Red Line said a man sitting behind her jabbed a needle into her leg while she was riding the train near the Jackson stop at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.
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After a curious eleventh-hour deferral, Wolf Point heads back to the forum

12/12/2012

The developers of Wolf Point wonít have a green-lit project by the yearís end, and neighbors around the site are still a bit unsure of what they will be getting.
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Cop shop shakeup: Commanders at 1st, 12th district stations swapped out

12/05/2012

As the city struggles with a crime epidemic of shootings and murders, the Chicago Police Department shook up leadership throughout town this week, including locally at the 1st and 12th districts.
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Pros Arts Studios seeks to elevate Pilsen youth with new name, new features

12/05/2012

An hour and a half before the big announcement, Pros Art Studiosí annual Pozadala fundraiser was filled the capacity. Guests struggled to squeeze between completely filled tables as volunteers tried to direct them toward an overflow area.
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Loop bank robber caught

12/05/2012

A man Chicago police captured Friday, Nov. 30 at 42 W. Adams St. has been identified by the FBI as the Stringer Bell Bandit, suspected of involvement in as many as six bank robberies in downtown Chicago.
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Bank robber caught on camera

12/05/2012

MB Bank at 557 S. State St. was robbed Thursday, Nov. 29 by a man whose face may have been captured by security cameras outside DePaul University.
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Ald. Reilly defers approval of Wolf Point redevelopment plans

12/05/2012

It seemed like a done deal. After several contentious community meetings, Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) announced that Wolf Pointís developers made enough changes to their plan for the prominent piece of property to satisfy community concerns, allowing the plan to move forward to the Chicago Plan Commission.
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