National Public Housing Museum construction set to begin in early 2013

10/31/2012

The National Public Housing Museum, the long-delayed project that would commemorate Chicago and the nation’s storied history with subsidized housing, is moving forward, and could start construction as soon as next year.
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Cell phone thief shoots at victim

10/31/2012

An 18-year-old man from Hammond said a man who grabbed his cell phone on a CTA platform at 69 S. State St. turned and fired a gunshot at him after he chased the man at 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

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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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Green street's pavement to eat Pilsen pollution

City's new prize road actively improves environment

10/24/2012

Dubbed the “greenest street in America” by city officials, the technology employed in the new Pilsen Sustainable Streetscape on the West Side of Chicago is impressive to read about, and even more so to see in person.
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Fulton Market's newest restaurant aims to be unique, unpretentious

10/24/2012

After months of interior and exterior renovations, the La Sirena Clandestina restaurant opened at the corner of Fulton Market and Morgan Street on October 15, 2012.
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Police search building for gunman

10/24/2012

First District police searched rooms in a building in the 2100 block of South Michigan Avenue on Wednesday, Oct. 17, looking for armed robbery suspects before arresting three teenagers, two of whom were found hiding in the building.
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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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Who's the 'real' Dem candidate?

Lance Tyson and Derrick Smith vie for traditional party support

10/17/2012

Political maneuvering behind the scenes in the 10th Legislative District race may factor into whether an expelled House member regains his General Assembly seat or if a third party candidate becomes the new state rep of that West Side district. Read More...

Genius in the neighborhood

A MacArthur Foundation genius has connections to the South Loop

10/17/2012

Claire Chase is in the latest group of geniuses crowned by the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago. She is a 34-year-old flutist who lives in Brooklyn and the founder (in 2001) and artistic director of the International Contemporary Ensemble, co-based in Chicago and New York. ICE is a group of 33 musicians who play all sorts of contemporary classical music in all sorts of places. Read More...

Mayor Emanuel unveils 2013 budget

Aldermen scramble to digest impact to programs

10/17/2012

In a break from tradition, Mayor Rahm Emanuel didn’t hold preliminary budget meetings and the aldermen only received the general outlines a day before the budget was officially unveiled. So as the mayor stood before the City Council to unveil his second budget on Oct. 10 at 10 a.m., few people had any idea what to expect. Read more...