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Former condo lawyer out on bond in cold case murder indictment

Nine months after being arrested for murder, Dr. Donnie Rudd is no longer in custody as he waits for his trial.

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McCarthy unleashed, says Laquan McDonald video should not have been made public

Now that he’s the former Chicago police superintendent, Garry McCarthy was mincing no words in River North during a recent City Club of Chicago luncheon talk.

Loop, near north police among first to get body-worn cameras

Video cameras on the uniform of every police officer in Chicago is the city’s goal by 2018 and officers in the 1st and 18th districts will be among the first to be fitted.

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Money laundering dentist to be subject of ‘American Greed’ episode

He’s off the radar of the Department of Justice but now Stacy Keach is looking for him.


Organized swim event proposed for Chicago River

Two men from Barrington, Illinois, think a swim in the Chicago River will be a good idea for them and possibly 100 or more other swimmers next year.

New mayor of London visits Chicago to learn about Riverwalk

The new mayor of London was in Chicago on Friday and one of the first things he wanted to see was the Riverwalk.

Coast Guard recognizes Wendella crew for river rescue

Crew members of a tour boat on the Chicago River have been given an “excellence in search and rescue” award for rescuing a man in June who had jumped from the bridge at Michigan Avenue.

‘Death Wish’ remake will include scene on Chicago River

If approved by the city, a remake of the 1974 film Death Wish will include action filmed along the Chicago River.

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Federal ADA complaint over broken elevator at Streeterville health club

After waiting a year for a broken elevator at LA Fitness in Streeterville to be fixed, allowing her access to the health club’s swimming pool, a disabled River North resident has filed a complaint in United States District Court.


Loop alley events win award from association of U.S., Canadian downtowns

Chicago Loop Alliance’s ACTIVATE series, that turns alleys in the Loop into pop-up urban experiences, has won an award from International Downtown Association, which represents place management organizations throughout United States and Canada.

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DuSable groups present wreath, call for cleanup of park honoring first Chicagoan

A recent memorial on Michigan Avenue for Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable was an opportunity for organizations dedicated to Chicago’s first non-native settler to call for the cleanup and completion of DuSable Park.

Silent salutes in River North to honor heroes of 9/11

City officials met in River North Sunday morning to observe a minute of silence in honor of fire fighters lost in the September 11, 2001, attacks.


Resale home and condo market still rebounding from Great Recession

Chicago’s resale home, townhouse, and condominium market continues to slowly dig its way out of the Great Recession, which began a decade ago.

Chicago’s decade-long new-construction condo bust may be over

Viewing all the recent new-development action downtown, it appears that Chicago’s decade-long high-rise condominium bust is finally over.

Rock bottom mortgage rates matched with record low homeownership

Spurred on by historically low mortgage rates and a recovering job market, the Chicago housing market remains active as the end of the third quarter approaches, experts say.


Photo: Harmonica Hinds brings the blues to Riverwalk

Chicago blues legend Harmonica Hinds performed on the Chicago Riverwalk on Thursday.


Enjoy Wine Week over lunch at Smith & Wollensky

Smith & Wollensky has eight locations nationwide and one in London but due to renovations, Chicago will be the only place to enjoy the restaurant group’s annual Wine Week.

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Lyric Opera of Chicago launches its new season with a new production of Wagner’s Das Rheingold, the first opera of the epic four-part Ring cycle, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis and directed by David Pountney. 6 p.m., Civic Opera House, 20 North Wacker Drive. Six performances through October 22. Tickets start at $34. Map. More info.
October 4
How to become a Better Board Member, a free seminar covering the many items necessary to be a successful board member. Tips for successful meetings, operations, and financial management. Topics include: How to run a One-Hour Board Meeting; Reading and Understanding Monthly Financial Statements; Board Positions, Responsibilities, Limits and Liabilities; Legal issues and updates. Presented by Michael Kim, Attorney, Michael C. Kim & Associates and Jim Stoller, President, The Building Group, Inc. 7 p.m., 1221 North LaSalle Street. Reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP, contact RSVP@BuildingGroup.com. Map.

October 6
City Club of Chicago presents Illinois Attitudes: Discussion of the Latest Simon Poll. Founded in 1997 by Paul Simon, former two-term U.S. Senator from Illinois and one-time presidential candidate, the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute acts on significant and controversial issues impacting the region, state, nation, and world.

Panelists: David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and former political columnist. John Jackson, teacher, researcher, and administrator at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Becky Carroll, considered one of Chicago’s top public affairs strategists. Pat Brady, a government affairs consultant.

11:30 a.m. reception, 12:00 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue. Cost: $50. Map. More info.