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Great Lakes pilots threatened, harassed over Viking ship fees

Pilots that help guide ships across the Great Lakes have been threatened and harassed over $400 per hour fees they must charge the Viking ship that is on its way to Navy Pier this week.

Shoreline Sightseeing
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NAVY PIER

Navy Pier plans now include hotel and ‘lake overlook’

Laying claim to the title of “most popular attraction in the Midwest,” senior staff of Navy Pier showed off the latest renovation plans, designed to accommodate even more than the 8-9 million visitors the pier hosts every year.

Coast Guard rescues toddler who toppled into lake at Navy Pier

A two-year-old girl who fell off a boat near Navy Pier was rescued Thursday afternoon by a United States Coast Guard crew from Wilmette Harbor.

CRIME

New photo shows more clearly suspect in Marques Gaines homicide

A new photo released by the family of Marques Gaines shows more clearly the man they believe is responsible for his death.

Hammer-wielding women rob River North hotel guest

Two women, one of them swinging a hammer, robbed a guest at a River North hotel late last month.

REAL ESTATE

Don’t blame assessor for skyrocketing property tax bills

How the county determines the value of your property and how to appeal if your assessed value is too high.

12-unit condo proposed for Erie Street

Rendering of a ten-story 12-unit condominium proposed for 61 West Erie Street.

Logan Square: One of North America’s ‘15 hottest’ retail neighborhoods

The winds of neighborhood change continue to blow across Chicago’s north and northwest sides with some surprising results, experts say.

Condo busted? Going rental? Here’s how to deconvert.

As the rental market heats up, some condominiums are getting offers they cannot refuse. You may have heard that 75 percent of unit owners have to agree to a deconversion. But real estate attorney R. Kymn Harp says that’s not always the case.

Trump International Hotel & Tower
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CHICAGO RIVER

Eastland Disaster remembered on 101st anniversary

The stories of survivors of the 1915 Eastland Disaster are no less harrowing when told by their grandchildren.

View from Wolf Point

Just $10,900 per month will rent you these views of the Chicago River, Loop, and River North.

Wendella Boats
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MAGNIFICENT MILE

City declares art-inspired flowers on Mag Mile ‘in full bloom’

From Oak Street all the way south to Roosevelt Road, flowers planted in the medians of Michigan Avenue, and now in full bloom, are literally a work of art.

Conference at Mag Mile hotel will offer news, hope to OCD sufferers

More than 1,600 people are expected at a conference next week on Michigan Avenue that will offer news, support, and treatment for sufferers of obsessive compulsive disorders.

RIVERWALK

Tiny Hatt less tiny

Up and running for a few weeks, one of the newest Riverwalk destinations showed off its debut menu on Monday at a special event.

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Chicago Weather from Weather Underground

Today
Grant Park Music Festival. 6:30 p.m., Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 East Randolph Street. Admission: Free. Map. More info.
July 27-31
Tall Ships Chicago 2016 at Navy Pier. More than 15 vessels are expected during the five-day event, which starts on July 27 with the Parade of Sail. Cost to board ships will be $25. Map. More info.
July 27-31
Lollapalooza