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Fake ride-hail drivers hit River North

Chicago Police are again warning about fake ride-hailing service drivers who are robbing people in River North.

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Guilty pleas for violent attack of Lakeview woman

Guilty pleas from three men have brought an end to one of the most violent, vicious crimes in recent Lakeview history.

Motion for new trial in Rudd murder case

Found guilty of first-degree murder and waiting to be sentenced, the former Chicago condo attorney is asking for a new trial.

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‘Chicago Fire’ crew member threatened in Loop by man with knife

A ‘Chicago Fire’ crew member was threatened with a knife when she tried to stop a man from breaking into one of the television show’s production trailers.


‘Black Tiberinus’ stands watch on Riverwalk

One of the Riverwalk’s largest artworks so far, certainly, the tallest, has been installed between Franklin and Lake Streets.

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Gentrification main topic at Bughouse Square Debates

The pros and cons of gentrification, and a first-ever youth soapbox, took center stage at this year’s Bughouse Square Debates.


The sad slide of truth into media cesspool

What used to be the aim of journalism - presenting the facts – has now become a sideshow in the race for eyeballs and the bottom.

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State Supreme Court asked to consider case of unit owner fined for expressing opinions

Fined for expressing opinions about his condo board, a unit owner successfully sued his condo association but now the Supreme Court of Illinois is being asked to reconsider the ruling.

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Sky-high property tax assessments will spark apartment rent hikes

It’s time Chicago and Illinois face the inevitable catastrophic fiscal failure and think outside the box to raise the billions of dollars needed to balance the budget before small apartment owners are driven out of business.

Assessor Berrios’ final shot? North Side property values skyrocket

Skyrocketing ‘estimated fair market value’ of homes, condominiums, and small apartment buildings in 2018 is causing reassessment sticker shock for tens of thousands of property owners on Chicago’s north and northwest sides.

John Buck makes offer to buy condo building drowning in legal bills

A Gold Coast condominium association that needed a $500,000 special assessment to pay for legal expenses has an offer from an affiliate of John Buck Company to buyout every unit owner and turn the building into a rental property.

Chicago’s million-dollar-plus home sales jump in second quarter

The market for million-dollar-plus homes, condominiums, and townhomes in Chicago is continuing to flex its muscle, especially on the Near North, Near West, and Near South sides of the city.

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Isolated thunderstorms this morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 82F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy skies. Scattered thunderstorms this evening. Low around 70F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High near 80F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 69F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

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The 2018 Millennium Park Summer Music Series wraps with indie rock bands The Sea and Cake and Moonrise Nation. 6:30 p.m., Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 East Randolph Street. Admission: Free. Map. More info.

At the third ACTIVATE event, A.K.A. Power House, series curators Canvas Chicago and collaborators Party Noire will transform the site into a visual exhibition inspired by Chicago’s house music history, presented by contemporary artists. With the muse, EVO, as their guide, guests will dance under a giant disco ball to the beats of emerging DJs and other live musicians in the heart of the Loop. Guests who RSVP in advance will receive a complimentary drink ticket for beer, wine, or a cocktail, with additional beverages available for purchase onsite. 5:00-10:00 p.m., Garland Court. Enter at North Garland Court & East Lake Street. Map. More info.

A special Plein Air Painting Festival to benefit McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum. 25 to 35 painters will set up easels along the Riverwalk from 8 a.m. to noon to produce artwork inspired by the Chicago River. The approach of painting ‘in the open air’ to take advantage of natural light was particularly popular in the mid-19th Century and is once again enjoying a resurgence in popularity. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the artwork will be displayed and available for purchase inside and outside the museum at the southwest corner of Michigan Avenue & Wacker Drive on the Riverwalk. Select pieces will be on display and for sale at the Bridgehouse Museum through September. Map. More info.

Through Sunday
60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show. Strong in tradition and one of the largest free admission events of its kind, show headliners this year include U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach serving as show center. Map. More info.