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Career criminal, free on parole, charged with River North bank robbery

A man arrested last week is suspected of robbing Chase bank branches in River North every day for three days.

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Police commander helps catch River North bank robber

Within minutes of robbing his third bank, a man was arrested on Thursday, thanks to an observant eyewitness and a vigilant police commander.

Five arrests so far for December attacks at State/Chicago CTA station

A 16-year-old juvenile is the latest charged with multiple felonies related to the attacks on December 29 involving a large group of teens.

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Two arrests, new Water Tower Place policy following mob attacks

An anonymous tip led to the arrest of a 16-year-old boy in connection with the mob attacks last Saturday at the CTA Red Line station at State & Chicago.

Surveillance images released of suspects in CTA beatings

Chicago police have issued surveillance images of six suspects wanted in connection with the beatings of three people on the CTA Red Line platform at State & Chicago last Saturday.

Quartino robber sentenced to ten years

Julian Wilson robbed the River North restaurant at gunpoint last year and tried to rob Portillo’s in the West Loop but was overpowered by employees.

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Massive Lincoln Yards not good fit for Lincoln Park area

Maybe a river runs through it, but the Lincoln Yards mixed-use proposal is misconceived and light years away from Chicago’s glittering high-rise neighborhoods.

Chicago property owners brace for more hefty tax increases in 2019

Already battered and bleeding from years of higher real estate taxes and new municipal fees, Chicago’s beleaguered property owners are wondering what tax increases are on the horizon.

House hunters can utilize loan programs to buy with 3 to 5 percent down

With the stock market on a roller coaster and affordable mortgage interest rates of 4.5 percent still available, now is the time for first-time home buyers to learn about an age-old axiom of real estate investing.


Even if your money is in your mattress, you’re still in the market

Sitting on the sidelines is as much a choice as going all-in.

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Celebrate the birth and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Chicago Sinfonietta as it presents its signature annual MLK Tribute Concert. Chicago Sinfonietta will perform Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Egmont Overture Op. 84, Adolphus Hailstork’s Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed, Trevor Weston’s The People Could Fly, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Petite Suite de Concert Op. 77, plus Sir Michael Tippett’s Five Negro Spirituals from A child of our time and James Lee III’s Come Unto Me. A continued spoken word performance of Dr. King’s most important speeches will be interlaced with the musical components of the program. 7:30 p.m., Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue. Tickets: $10-62. Map. More info.

City Club of Chicago presents Lou Raizin, president of Broadway in Chicago, on Arts, Culture, Politics, and Power. Raizin leads the five premier theater stages in the city, bringing an economic impact of more than $750 million annually to the City of Chicago and State of Illinois. He created and currently chairs the Board of LUMA8 (Light Up My Arts), an entity of which currently supports the Arts In The Dark Parade and the River Walk Lantern Festival. He is also Board Chair of Chicago Loop Alliance. 11:30 a.m. reception, 12:00 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue. Cost: $50. Map. More info.

Community meeting to discuss proposed development of a 22-story, 12-unit tower-style building at 12 West Maple Street. The proposal includes a restaurant, private dining space, and commercial space. Residential amenities will include an outdoor pool and indoor/outdoor terraces. Developers are seeking to establish a Planned Development for the site, which is currently zoned DX-7. 6:00-7:30 p.m., Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, 1st Floor. No RSVP is necessary. If unable to attend, you may send questions or comments to Alderman Hopkins at Ward02@cityofchicago.org. Map.