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Sixty tower cranes over Chicago this year

At least 60 tower cranes have been erected over construction sites in Chicago this year, the most since the Great Recession of 2007-2009.

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Ordinance would require study of financial impact before City Council votes

With Chicago currently owing more than $24 billion, a ‘Fiscal Transparency Ordinance’ introduced on Wednesday would require the City Council to put more thought into any action that spends money or reduces revenue.

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Police commander frustrated with system he says puts criminals back on street

Arrests are up from last year but what happens after an arrest is what frustrates the commander of downtown Chicago’s 18th police district.

Arrest in noon-hour robbery on Red Line platform

Chicago police have arrested one of three men who robbed three riders at the Red Line station at Grand & State last month.

Thieves smash display cases, take jewelry for second time at Water Tower Place

In the middle of the day on Friday, thieves smashed display cases at a jewelry store on Michigan Avenue and stole expensive watches and this is the second time it’s happened.


Taxpayers will give city’s parking meter company an extra $20 million next year

Chicago Parking Meters, LLC, will get an extra $20 million next year as compensation for spaces taken out of service.

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Ape-inflicted damage imagined along Wacker in first ‘Rampage’ trailer

We’re five months away from the release of ‘Rampage,’ but Chicago will feature prominently, if the first trailer for the film is any indication.


Home shoppers looking for deals but sellers in short supply

Prospective home buyers were standing in line in October, looking for deals in Chicago and surrounding suburbs, but not enough sellers provided attractive real estate listings.

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Tax reform will chop benefits of luxury homeownership on lakefront

It‘s going to cost a lot more to own a home in luxury lakefront neighborhoods such as Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Lake View, and Edgewater in 2018 after Congress passes tax reform legislation in the next few weeks.


Building made of wood proposed for Goose Island

A seven-story office building in the middle of Goose Island, if built, would be Chicago’s first office building made of wood since the 1800s.

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City Club of Chicago presents Kirk Lonbom, Acting Secretary of Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology. Londom serves as the state’s Chief Information Officer, leading a digital transformation in support of Governor Rauner’s vision for a more efficient, accessible, competitive, and compassionate Illinois. 11:30 a.m. reception, 12:00 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue. Cost: $50. Map. More info.

McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade on Thanksgiving morning, 8:00-11:00 a.m., along State Street from Congress Parkway to Randolph Street. More info.

Wreathing of the Lions. Kick off the holidays at the 26th anniversary of this Chicago family favorite. After adorning the lions on the historic Michigan Avenue steps with their traditional holiday wreaths, move inside at 10:30 a.m. for wreath-making fun inspired by the museum’s collection. Wreathing of the Lions is a free event. 10:00 a.m., Art Institute of Chicago entrance, 111 South Michigan Avenue. Map. More info.