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Siren noise bill passes state legislature

Ubiquitous sirens in downtown Chicago may soon get quieter.

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Public meetings stress safety, vigilance during expected summer crime wave

Rising crime and release of repeat offenders were subjects of public safety meetings hosted recently by two North Side aldermen.

‘Flyer boys’ steal from cars stuck in traffic, even cars in accident

The young men who aggressively hand out flyers, often as a ruse, are suspected in several recent robberies.

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Student ‘die in’ raises awareness of gun violence

The 720 seconds they laid in chalk outlines represented the 720 victims of mass shootings in just the past two years.


Spire developer accuses banking agency of fraud against federal court

Accusations of attempted fraud of a United States District Court are being made by the developer of the failed Chicago Spire against the Irish banking agency it is suing.


Trump terrace revamp opening over summer

A less formal, more American-cuisine version of Sixteen will open this summer at Trump International Hotel & Tower.

River North officials welcome sculpture

Meet ‘Upright,’ an eleven-foot-tall steel sculpture recently installed in front of 412 North Wells.


Studs Terkel Radio Archive opens at history museum

Terkel fans pay homage to their hero at a party at Chicago history Museum.


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Court sides with condo owner fined for complaining about building management

A condo association in Chicago was wrong to fine a unit owner for expressing his opinions about how the association is managed, a state appellate court has ruled.

Small apartment building values rising on hot North Side

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, but not all residential enclaves are created equally.

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Wolf Point East climbs toward street level

On its way to 60 stories, the latest Wolf Point project is now at a height about even with Orleans Street.

30-year fixed mortgage rates could hit seven percent by 2020

Home and condo buyers who sit on the fence and wait another two years could have to pay a mortgage rate of 6.5 to 7 percent.

Mortgage seekers still have chance to lock in loans below five percent

There still may be time for prospective home buyers to lock in a mortgage with an affordable interest rate of less than five percent this spring.


City offers Chicago Avenue Bridge free to good home

The City of Chicago does not have a bridge to sell you – it wants to give it away for free.

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June 27
City Club of Chicago presents Republican House Leader Jim Durkin. With a focus on protecting and strengthening families and communities, Durkin has spent his entire career working for the citizens of Illinois. During the 100th General Assembly, Jim worked tirelessly with members on both sides of the aisle to successfully negotiate a new education funding formula for our state. 11:30 a.m. reception, 12:00 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue. Cost: $50. Map. More info.

June 27
The Fitting Room is a documentary that brings poetry to life revealing the rich interior worlds in each of us. With Chicago as a setting for poets and poetry, this film presents the lives of five Chicago poets. Introducing 13-year-old Little Village slam poet Camila Ruiz, and featuring Reginald Gibbons, Angela Jackson, Nate Marshall and Simone Muench. Admission is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. 7:00 p.m., Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street. Map. More info.

June 28
A celebration of Notorious RBG in Song, an album featuring songs composed in tribute to United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Soprano Patrice Michaels, along with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang, will perform works from the album, including songs from The Long View: A Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Nine Songs, composed by Michaels. Admission is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. 6:00 p.m., Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street. Map. More info.

June 28-August 25
22nd Annual Chicago SummerDance, the largest annual outdoor live music and dancing series in the United States. Dancers of all abilities are invited to the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park, Taste of Chicago, Millennium Park, and Chicago Park District locations throughout the city. The FREE programs in Grant Park take place each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., on most dates between June 28 and August 24. Map. More info.