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Chicago, Paris to co-host forum on future of urban waterfronts

Helping cities harness the economic power of their waterfront - be it river, lake, sea, or ocean - will be the topic of a worldwide forum of mayors next March in Chicago.

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Year ending with just 20 people overboard at Chicago Harbor Lock

No one was hurt but so far, this year, 20 people have fallen overboard while going through Chicago Harbor Lock.


Gold Coast condo threatens fine over door-dropped letter

A Gold Coast condominium association is threatening a unit owner with a fine of $50 to $500 for sending a letter to his fellow owners urging them to attend a condo board meeting.


$1100 penalty for selling gift certificates with faulty fine print

A six-year lawsuit against Restaurant.com is all but over and the company, owned by at least one River North resident, must pay two New Jersey residents just $1,100 for selling them gift certificates with fine print in violation of state law.


Arrest in River North hit-and-run

A 26-year-old man from the Broadview neighborhood west of the Loop has turned himself in as the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run a week ago in River North.

Trump International Hotel & Tower
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Chicago Engine 13 dedicates memorial to fallen firefighters

A garden near the entrance to the Engine 13 firehouse will keep the memory of Chicago firefighter Walter Watroba ignited, along with more than 400 first responders lost since 1967.


Museum of Contemporary Art redesign will include new restaurant, public space

A new restaurant is part of a major redesign underway at Museum of Contemporary Art.

Salvador Ganir, tough-as-nails Chicago softball player

Salvador A. Ganir, a Hall-Of-Fame 16-inch softball pitcher with a big personality, a winning smile, and distinctive style on and off the field, has hung up his spikes.


Fireplace needs annual maintenance before ambiance starts

Before enjoying that first great fire, it is important to give your fireplace an annual cleaning and maintenance check to reduce possible carbon monoxide emissions.

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Museum of Contemporary Art presents the first U.S. museum exhibition of Egyptian artist Basim Magdy on view from December 10, 2016, to March 19, 2017.

Trained as a painter, Magdy began experimenting with colorful works on paper and canvas before moving into photography and cinema. In a process he dubs pickling, the artist applies household chemicals to analog film and photographic material. The results are sumptuous, spectral photographic visions of landscapes, presented as large-scale prints, slide projections, and film.

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December 12
City Club of Chicago presents Kurt Summers, City of Chicago Treasurer. Summers is the steward of the city’s $7 billion dollar investment portfolio and is responsible for maintaining records and accounts of city finances while ensuring transparency and accountability for all of the city’s transactions. 11:30 a.m. reception, 12:00 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue. Cost: $50. Map. More info.

December 13
City Club of Chicago presents Mike Quigley, United States Representative, State of Illinois, 5th District. 11:30 a.m. reception, 12:00 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue. Cost: $50. Map. More info.