CTA, neighbors hope new Roosevelt 'L' entrance will end jaywalking

This way up

09/05/2012

It's a scene that repeats itself time and time again. A bus pulls up to the southern side of Roosevelt Road, right under the Green and Orange Line 'L' tracks. The passengers get off. The traffic keeps going in both directions, but the bus passengers wade into it without a second thought.
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Catholic student center pitches smaller building, but University Village neighbors still opposed

Newman Center holding ground

09/05/2012

The John Paul II Newman Center, a Catholic student center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is maintaining its push to build a new dorm in University Village. But local aldermen have been hesitant to endorse the project, as neighbors have consistently stood against it.
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On 200th Anniversary, was Fort Dearborn clash a battle or a massacre?

09/05/2012

It was one of the most prominent events in early Chicago history: a group of soldiers and settlers stationed at Fort Dearborn at the start of the War of 1812, evacuated the fort and headed to Fort Wayne to escape being cut off by the British.
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IDOT pitches plans to rethink downtown Chicago's highway hub

Drawing a new circle

09/05/2012

The hub of all the far-flung roads that bring people to Chicago is the Circle Interchange, the mish-mash of highways that sits between the West Loop, South Loop and University Village. It's where I-90/94 and I-290 meet, and by anyone's measure, it's a mess.
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Third Coast Guitar Repair strives to be best in customer service, coverage

Local tune up

08/29/2012

When Chicago musician Chris Eudy was fired from his day job in 1996, his first impulse was to look for more of the same. But his wife encouraged him to look for something music-related. He decided to try his luck at Bobís Guitar Service, a Ukrainian Village-based guitar repair shop.
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Mapping a mess

08/29/2012

Over the course of the last year and a half, Illinois' 10th District state House seat has been a mess, with three different people holding the spot.
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Sexual abuse lawsuit dogs Ogden School

Three years into case, mother of disabled boy seeks justice from CPS, Ogden International

08/29/2012

On the morning of May 5, 2009, the mother of a 6-year-old autistic boy received a phone call from Kenneth Staral, principal of the Ogden International School of Chicago at 24 W. Walton St., where her son was currently enrolled in a second semester.
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Photos: Chicago Air and Water Show

08/22/2012


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Tough bargain at Maxwell Street Market

Vendors at 100-year-old market feel squeezed by requirements

08/22/2012

The Maxwell Street Market is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, marking a century since it was founded on Halsted Street and given a name in 1912. But walking through the market today, you won't find too many vendors celebrating the occasion - most of them are too busy trying to sell enough stuff to make ends meet.
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Fulton Market Films brings story-driven approach to film production

Local action

08/22/2012

It all started with a screenplay. Fulton Market Films founders John Fromstein and Scott Smith worked in advertising for most of their lives. But sometime in 2008, Smith had an idea for a film about an editor of a dying newspaper trying to publish a political expose.
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