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Reaction to Bauer death: ‘no-nonsense approach’ helped shift culture of policing

18th police district commander Paul Bauer was killed on Tuesday afternoon, shot at James R. Thompson Center in the Loop by a man who was running from police.

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Latest Restaurant.com lawsuit accuses CEO of bringing company to ‘brink of bankruptcy’

Shareholders of Restaurant.com will ask a Cook County Circuit Court judge to fire their CEO and force him to pay back millions of dollars in allegedly ill-gotten gains.


Police report armed robberies in Loop pedestrian tunnels

Commuters have been robbed at gunpoint in CTA pedestrian tunnels. It has happened three times since January 30, all during morning or early evening hours.

Crime top issue in Lincoln Park’s three wards

Muggings, sexual assaults, carjackings – Many North Side communities, it appears, are being targeted by a criminal element that no longer fears the police and does not worry about spending any time in jail.

Arrest related to ATM skimmers found in Loop, North Side

After recovering dozens of of the sneaky devices across the North Side and downtown in recent months, Chicago police may have caught a break.

Fire at River North hotel caused by socks stuffed in ceiling lights

A fire at a boutique hotel in River North that caused smoke and water damage was caused by socks stuffed into ceiling lights by a man in possession of methamphetamine.


‘Saturday Night Live’ exhibit bringing fans by the thousands to River North

One thousand people every week, on average, are seeing the new SNL exhibit at Museum of Broadcast Communications.

Artist will live rent-free in River North high-rise in exchange for drawing on its walls

A graffiti artist will live rent-free for a year as ‘artist-in-residence’ at The Gallery on Wells.

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Condo owners may lose access to key information under amended law

Should condominium unit owners have the right to know the names and contact information of their neighbors?

Condo association told to pay elevator company despite ‘numerous outages’

Elevators may have been out of order too many times and for too long, but a Circuit Court judge has ruled in favor of an elevator company that sued a condominium association for cancelling its maintenance contract.

Will stock market turmoil spark a decline in luxury home buying?

Stock market turmoil in 2018 could cause a shift in the luxury home and condominium market after a banner year in 2017.

Million-dollar home/condo sales jumped in Chicago last year

A booming stock market and strong national economy in 2017 paid dividends to buyers and sellers of $1 million-plus homes and condominiums in Chicago.

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Have fun while enjoying winter in Chicago and all the wonders of nature at the 13th annual Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island. Explore Northerly Island and come face-to-face with live animals, engage in winter activities, and create nature-inspired crafts. Dress for the weather as events take place both outdoors and inside the visitor center. Noon to 4:00 p.m., Northerly Island, 1521 South Linn White Drive (on Museum Campus). Cost: Free. Limited parking available for $3, cash only. Map. More info.

Exploring the interplay of light and color, afterglow presents concepts that have evolved over a decade of research, experimentation, and installations by Luftwerk. Through a large-scale immersive wall installation and a series contained light boxes, this exhibition reveals Luftwerk’s interest in the effects of a gradient of light, from brightness to darkness and the shifting perception of colors in different light conditions. 5:00-8:00 p.m., Volume Gallery, 1709 West Chicago Avenue, 2nd Floor. Exhibition will be on view through April 7. Map. More info.

Aspire’s 20th annual Big City Night gala, benefiting kids and adults with disabilities, will dazzle and delight with the lively sounds of the Jazz Age. Just like Aspire, jazz is all about innovation and energy, and they are celebrating 20 years in style with the big band greats – Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Josephine Baker, Benny Goodman, and Louie Armstrong. The event will feature dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. 6:00 p.m., cocktail hour. 7:00 p.m., dinner and program. 9:00 p.m. to midnight, Bootlegger’s Ball. Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street. Map. More info.