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Reaction to Bauer death: ‘no-nonsense approach’ helped shift culture of policing

18th police district commander Paul Bauer was killed on Tuesday afternoon, shot at James R. Thompson Center in the Loop by a man who was running from police.

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LEGAL

Northwestern patient says he was told too late of possible HIV exposure

By the time he was finally told of a possible exposure to HIV, it was too late for medicine that targets the retrovirus to be of any benefit, according to a Chicago-area resident who is suing Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Latest Restaurant.com lawsuit accuses CEO of bringing company to ‘brink of bankruptcy’

Shareholders of Restaurant.com will ask a Cook County Circuit Court judge to fire their CEO and force him to pay back millions of dollars in allegedly ill-gotten gains.

CRIME & SAFETY

Crime top issue in Lincoln Park’s three wards

Muggings, sexual assaults, carjackings – Many North Side communities, it appears, are being targeted by a criminal element that no longer fears the police and does not worry about spending any time in jail.

Arrest related to ATM skimmers found in Loop, North Side

After recovering dozens of of the sneaky devices across the North Side and downtown in recent months, Chicago police may have caught a break.

Fire at River North hotel caused by socks stuffed in ceiling lights

A fire at a boutique hotel in River North that caused smoke and water damage was caused by socks stuffed into ceiling lights by a man in possession of methamphetamine.

RIVER NORTH

‘Saturday Night Live’ exhibit bringing fans by the thousands to River North

One thousand people every week, on average, are seeing the new SNL exhibit at Museum of Broadcast Communications.

Artist will live rent-free in River North high-rise in exchange for drawing on its walls

A graffiti artist will live rent-free for a year as ‘artist-in-residence’ at The Gallery on Wells.

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REAL ESTATE

Condo owners may lose access to key information under amended law

Should condominium unit owners have the right to know the names and contact information of their neighbors?

Condo association told to pay elevator company despite ‘numerous outages’

Elevators may have been out of order too many times and for too long, but a Circuit Court judge has ruled in favor of an elevator company that sued a condominium association for cancelling its maintenance contract.

Will stock market turmoil spark a decline in luxury home buying?

Stock market turmoil in 2018 could cause a shift in the luxury home and condominium market after a banner year in 2017.

Million-dollar home/condo sales jumped in Chicago last year

A booming stock market and strong national economy in 2017 paid dividends to buyers and sellers of $1 million-plus homes and condominiums in Chicago.

Chicago home and condo sales continue rebound

The local housing market has not totally recovered from the Great Recession, but experts say with unit sales and median prices up, Chicago’s resale home and condo market continued a slow rebound last year.

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Today
City Club of Chicago presents What employers want, we do: Liberal arts and workforce development in Illinois, with Dr. Teresa Amott, president of Knox College and Dr. Patrick White, president of Millikin University. Dr. White spearheaded Millikin’s $85 million Transform MU capital campaign, which exceeded its monetary goal 14 months early and led to designs for new, transformative buildings on campus. Dr. Amott’s research has focused on the labor market experiences of women and people of color. 11:30 a.m. reception, 12:00 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue. Cost: $50. Map. More info.

Thursday
The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Pour Your Heart Out Wine, Beer, and Spirit Tasting is back by popular demand. In Union League Club of Chicago’s elegant Crystal Room, guests will sample wine, beer, and cocktails while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, wine pull, and raffle with one-of-a-kind prizes. All while benefiting the homeless, sick, and injured animals The Anti-Cruelty Society cares for 365 days a year. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Boulevard. Cost: $65. Business casual. Map. More info.

Through Friday
David Yarrow’s Wild Encounters, a gallery exhibition of wildlife photographs, is held over by popular demand. Last November, David spent two weeks in Chicago photographing one of his favorite cities. The result was two magnificent images of a gray wolf in the heart of the Riverwalk that will be available soon. In the meantime, Wild Encounters has been the most successful show in the history of this River North gallery. Hilton Asmus Gallery, 716 North Wells Street. Map. More info.