Woman killed in UIC hospital parking lot by ex-husband

11/30/2011

A woman was gunned down by her ex-husband in a hospital parking lot as she left her shift at University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center with her fiancé and a friend late Thanksgiving night, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.
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Rescues of the week

11/30/2011

Micah is a dashing, 1-year-old Husky/Shepherd mix. The first thing most people notice about this striking pooch is the fact that he has one blue eye and one brown eye. While he certainly is handsome, Micah also has a stunning personality! He loves people and is social with most other dogs.
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Mayor pitches cash for Near West Side parks

11/16/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed funding for two parks on the Near West Side earlier this month.
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Pete's zoning gets final council approval

11/16/2011

Pete's Fresh Market was set to receive final approval from the full city council Wednesday, and is getting ready to break ground next week, Ald. Bob Fioretti said Tuesday.
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Garfield Park Conservatory nets $17,000 in plant sale

11/09/2011

$17,000 isn't a bad return on a tropical plant sale. But in the case of the Garfield Park Conservatory, that amount only scratches the surface in what’s needed to clean up the storm-damaged, West Side botanic garden.
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Fioretti plans community meetings for hotel, office building

11/02/2011

Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) is planning to hold community meetings on two controversial West Loop projects next Wednesday, Nov. 9.
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Chicago weighs smaller pot punishment

A $200 ticket would make money for city instead of losing it on jail

11/02/2011

Small-time pot smokers who get nabbed in Chicago might get a lighter punishment, if a new plan from University Village and Pilsen Alderman Danny Solis (25th) passes the city council.
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Greener South Loop awards announced

10/19/2011

The Alliance for a Greener South Loop announced the winners of its third annual awards for the greenest buildings last week. The awards "recognize and celebrate efforts that will help us all minimize our community’s environmental impact."
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Express bus to run from West Loop to Navy Pier

10/19/2011

Part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new tax on downtown parkers is slated to finance a new express bus, with dedicated lanes, that would run from the West Loop to Navy Pier through downtown.
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Garfield Park Conservatory selling off plants

10/12/2011

Itching to rescue a puppy or kitten from your local Humane Society but don’t feel inclined to leave an animal roaming your apartment during the day? The Garfield Park Conservatory has a solution.
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