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Riverwalk 2017 off and running

Rain did not keep Riverwalk vendors from opening, nor fish puppets from parading.


Arrest in assault of condo security guard

The intoxicated man who Chicago police say punched a security guard in front of a River North condominium on Sunday has been arrested.

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Armed robbery at Dunkin’ Donuts on Wabash

An armed robbery near Trump Tower and The Langham earlier this month was caught by multiple surveillance cameras but the robbers are still at large.


Mag Mile attorney disbarred over ‘settlement shakedown’ scheme

A Chicago lawyer who, say prosecutors, produced adult videos, then accused Internet users of unlawfully downloading the videos, shaking them down for millions of dollars in settlements, has been disbarred.


Neighbors not buying museum’s solution to hide rooftop equipment

Equipment on the roof of Museum of Contemporary Art is needed for a new restaurant opening in August, but neighbors above in pricey condo units say it is an eyesore that will lower their property values.

McClurg Court will be two-way street between Ohio and Ontario

Traffic congestion in Streeterville could ease when McClurg Court changes from a one-way street to a two-way street between Ohio and Ontario Streets.

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$1-million-plus home sales fueled by new construction boom in city

The market for $1-million-plus homes and condominiums exploded in Chicago in early 2017, a comprehensive new Realtor sales report revealed.

House hunters and refinancers get a reprieve as rates dip to 3.95 percent

House hunters and homeowners who failed to act quickly to refinance in late 2016 apparently have received a reprieve and still can lock in a mortgage at below four percent before summer.


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Howard Tullman: We have reached peak apps

Spare us your ‘killer apps.’ We don’t need any more. What we do need is an app that kills all the underutilized or just plain useless apps that are taking up space on our phones.


Alexander Hamilton statue returns to Lincoln Park this month

Lincoln Park’s gilded statue of Alexander Hamilton will return to its pedestal in the park by the end of the month and, after two decades facing south, will once again face north.

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Streeterville safety forum, hosted by Streeterville Organization of Active Residents. Participants include representatives of Chicago Police Department, Northwestern University Police Department, Navy Pier Security, and FBI. SOAR will roll out the new WhistleStop program by distributing whistles for personal and community safety to all attendees. 6 p.m., Northwestern University, Robert H. Lurie Center, 303 East Superior Street. Cost: $10. Space is limited. Call 312-280-2596 to RSVP. Map.

North Branch Chicago Water Taxi service starts. Includes stops at North Avenue/Sheffield and Chicago Avenue. More info.

Executive Speaker Series presents Truth or Dare: Challenges to the Power of the Press. Join The Metropolitan Club of Chicago to hear from experts in media and marketing about how to confront the changing role of the Fourth Estate and deteriorating trust in the media. Presenters: Matthew Winkler, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief emeritus Bloomberg News, and Jay Porter, President of Edelman Chicago. 7:30-9:30 a.m., The Metropolitan Club, 233 South Wacker Drive, 67th Floor. Cost: $50. RSVP tiffany.moy@clubcorp.com. Map. More info.