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Police discrimination scandal helped crash Navy Pier seaplane proposal

Milwaukee would have been 30 minutes away – Grand Rapids, 40 minutes, and Springfield, 70 minutes – by seaplane if a proposal had not been squashed during a period of turmoil within the Chicago Police Department’s Marine and Helicopter Unit

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Judge dismisses lawsuit against Restaurant.com and CEO

Two shareholders of Restaurant.com picked the wrong state in which to file their complaint against the company and its CEO.


Four arrested after trying to sell one-of-a-kind purse stolen from Gold Coast boutique

After trying to sell a one-of-a-kind, $34,000 purse stolen from Christian Dior on Rush Street, three adults and one juvenile have been arrested and charged.

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Teen charged in River North carjacking

A 17-year-old man has been charged in Tuesday’s violent carjacking in River North that injured three people and damaged several cars.

Re-sale possible of Chicago hotels part of $5.2 billion deal

Inspected in person by new owners, two River North hotels sold in a $5.2 billion deal last month could be sold again over the next year.

Greetings from Dollywood: River North candidate battles Quigley with YouTube videos

The Republican candidate for U.S. Representative in Illinois’ 5th congressional district has produced a series of YouTube videos from places such as Splash Country Water Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, to illustrate his campaign platform.

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Chicagoans needs $77,263 annual income to buy median-priced home

You need $77,263 to qualify for the purchase of a $235,000 home. And Chicago is one of the most affordable housing markets in the Midwest.

State supreme court will not hear case of unit owner fined for expressing opinions

Owner says fine was retaliation for expressing opinions about management practices.

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Home loan interest rates rise sharply to highest level since 2011

Prospective home and condominium buyers should forget about shopping for Halloween pumpkins and trick-or-treat candy this month and focus on locking in a mortgage with an interest rate of less than five percent.

Housing market cloudy with chance of rising mortgage rates, shortage of affordable homes

Rising mortgage rates, a shortage of affordable dwellings, and higher home prices are causing early autumn clouds to form over the Chicago-area housing market.

Is there true assessment uniformity in Old Town and Lincoln Park?

The recent skyrocketing reassessment of North Township – which includes the wealthy Gold Coast and the upscale neighborhoods of Old Town and Lincoln Park – has left thousands of long-time property owners flabbergasted.

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Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers this afternoon. High near 55F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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Windy with rain showers in the morning then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 49F. Winds NW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
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City Club of Chicago presents Kwame Raoul, candidate for Attorney General. Raoul started his legal career nearly 25 years ago as a prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, handling child welfare cases, prosecuting violent criminals, and helping crime victims access resources and exercise their rights. He currently serves as a partner in the health law group of Quarles & Brady. 7:30 a.m. reception, 8:00 a.m. breakfast. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue. Cost: $50. Map. More info.

Join over 200 people on the Chicago Riverwalk, as they grab their fishing poles to take part in the second Chicago Fishes event. Celebrate recent improvements to the river and learn more about the fish that call it home. No charge to attend and all fishers will be covered by a group permit. A limited number of poles and free bait will be provided. 3:00-6:00 p.m., west end of Chicago Riverwalk between Lake and Orleans Streets. Map. More info.

Who doesn’t love cider? Chefs Tony Mantuano and John Hogan from River Roast will host a special cooking class inspired by recipes featuring cider. Chef Hogan will serve mussels with cider and fennel as well as chicken livers with cider and apples. Chef Mantuano’s dish features quince acquerello risotto, prosciutto, parmigiano reggiano, and cider. All dishes will be paired with ciders from 2Towns. Cost: $65 per person. Includes lunch and beverages. 12:00-2:00 p.m., River Roast, 315 North LaSalle Drive. Map. More info.

Goodman Theatre’s 2018 Costume Sale. Discover something new for your wardrobe, collect a piece of Goodman history, or nab the perfect Halloween costume direct from the Goodman’s world-class costume artisans. From couture gowns to fashionable headwear and more, a trove of treasures awaits. Most prices $1-300. Cash and credit card only, all sales are final. 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., The Alice Center, Goodman Theatre, 170 North Dearborn Street. Map. More info.

October 23
Chicago Real Estate Council presents Self Storage Investment and Development Market Update. Moderated by R.K. Kliebenstein, Vice President Acquisitions, Metro Self Storage. Panel includes Mark Sullivan, leading self-storage architect in Chicago and nationwide for both conversions and new ground-up developments. John Mengel, experienced Chicago self-storage developer with Chicago’s largest new conversion re-development. Marc Boorstein, leading self-storage broker and consultant in Chicago and nationwide. 11:30 a.m. Check-in. 12:00 p.m. Lunch and presentation. East Bank Club, 500 North Kingsbury Street. Cost: $75. Map. More info.