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Partial settlement in lawsuit over bartender killed outside River North 7-Eleven

The taxi driver who accidentally ran over Marques Gaines as he lay unconscious in the street outside a convenience store in River North, nearly one year ago, has settled in the lawsuit filed by Marques’s family against multiple parties.

Admissibility of key evidence questioned in murder case against former condo lawyer

Did police lie to murder suspect Donnie Rudd to get him to answer questions? His attorney says yes, and now Rudd’s statements to police could be ruled inadmissible as evidence against him.


City seeks year-round vendors for Riverwalk

Requests for proposals from prospective vendors on the Chicago Riverwalk reiterate what the city has been saying for more than a year, that it wants destinations on the Riverwalk to be open year-round.

Chicago River’s advocate honored for public outreach

The 6,000-member nonprofit organization working to improve and protect the Chicago River has been honored for its public outreach.

Photos: Hapless man hooked on Marina City ramp for ‘Chicago Fire’ scene

Photos from filming on Monday at Marina City for the NBC TV series Chicago Fire.


72-year-old man charged with sexual abuse of paramedic near Mag Mile

A 72-year-old man, in the back of an ambulance, being taken to a hospital following a traffic accident, has been charged with battery and criminal sexual abuse of a paramedic.

Police warn of 12 burglaries in Loop late last year

Bars, restaurants, and retail stores in the Loop were hit by burglars in the last four months of 2016.

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Goodman marquee rises from electrical fire ashes

Goodman Theatre’s new marquee made its debut Thursday evening, performing brilliantly for an audience gathered on Dearborn Street.


Mexican restaurant will take over Blackfinn space

Mexican will be the fare served at the new restaurant taking over for Blackfinn Ameripub in River North.


Condo, HOA owners dissatisfied with ‘carefree’ life

Is it possible that tens of millions of Americans – quietly residing and paying their assessments in condominiums and homeowner associations nationwide – are not happy campers?

Downtown millennials migrate to north side as rents rise

Skyrocketing rents over the past few years in downtown Chicago’s new luxury high-rise apartment buildings are pricing out many millennials and young professionals.

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Museum of Contemporary Art presents the North American premiere of Silencio Blanco’s dramatic production of Chiflón, El Silencio del Carbón (Chiflón, Silence of the Coal), featuring hand-constructed marionettes.

Chiflón confronts the intertwined histories of mining and the labor class. The performance follows a young miner, forced to leave his home after a coal mine collapses. His only chance to keep working is to head to the area of Chiflón de Diablo, known as one of the most dangerous places a miner can work in Chile.

January 20-21 @ 7:30 p.m. January 22 @ 3 p.m. Tickets: $30. Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue. Map. More info.

Through Sunday
The Rosenkranz Mysteries: An Evening of Magic to Lift the Spirits. Nationally regarded illusionist Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz has created a unique magic show, with never-before-seen illusions, that has captivated Chicago audiences. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Royal George Theatre’s Cabaret space, 1641 North Halsted Street. Tables in the cabaret space seat four guests ($75 per person). Regular tickets are $50 (with a seniors and students discount available). Map. More info.

January 23
City Club of Chicago presents Don Orseno, Executive Director/CEO of Metra, one of the largest commuter rail systems in the nation. 11:30 a.m. reception, 12:00 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue. Cost: $50. Map. More info.