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Siren noise bill passes state legislature

Ubiquitous sirens in downtown Chicago may soon get quieter.

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Rudd found guilty of 1973 murder

Forty-five years after the death of Noreen Rudd, a 19-year-old librarian, on a remote, unlit highway northwest of Chicago, a jury has decided she did not die accidentally but as part of an insurance scam.


Man held without bail after fighting with crew, passengers on lake cruise

An evening excursion on Lake Michigan took an unexpectedly wild turn as a charter yacht made its way back to port near Navy Pier.

Wendella Boats
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Man charged with robbing Quartino in May

Police say a 23-year-old man was charged with robbing Quartino Ristorante in River North on May 13 after being arrested on Saturday for attempted robbery of a restaurant in the West Loop.

Arrest in fatal River North car crash

A Lincolnwood man who allegedly crashed into a taxi, killing a woman, while fleeing police has been charged with multiple felonies, including murder.


Don’t make me repeat the password lecture again

Advice from Howard Tullman for a world where we are reliant on third party WiFi. We all need to do a better job at protecting our data. The penalty for not being vigilant is growing every minute.

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Home loan rates decline as summer market rolls into full swing

With Chicago’s summer housing market rolling into full swing, prospective home buyers are benefitting from an unexpected easing of mortgage rates.

Homeownership fades as housing costs rise faster than income

With more and more Millennials renting, is the American Dream of homeownership fading into the sands of time?

Tortoise Supper Club
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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.

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For the 19th consecutive summer, Eastland Disaster Historical Society will host the anniversary commemoration for Chicago’s greatest loss-of-life tragedy. Guests will include a representative from Chicago Maritime Museum and Patricia Sutton, author of Capsized! The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster. 1:00 p.m. on the Chicago Riverwalk on the west side of the Clark Street Bridge. Cost: Free. Map. More info.

July 25
City Winery announces a special boat cruise and food/drink collaboration with The Duck Inn in Bridgeport. Event starts with drinks at City Winery on the Riverwalk between State and Dearborn. Guests will depart on an electric boat catered with cheese, charcuterie, and Piper Champagne. After arriving in Bridgeport, guests will be served a welcome cocktail from The Duck Inn, followed by a multi-course menu consisting of family-style summer dishes and drink pairings from City Winery Reserve wines. Tickets: $257 per person, includes food/drink pairings, boat transportation along the river, and gratuity. 5:30 p.m., City Winery, 11 West Riverwalk South. Map. More info.

July 27
Renaissance Hotels is partnering with JJ Goodman, a world-renowned innovator in the beverage industry, to bring a special bar takeover event to Raised at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. Goodman will work with Raised mixologists to create and pour cocktails for all those in attendance. In addition, Goodman will introduce three new signature cocktails to the Raised cocktail menu. Open to the public. Raised, 1 West Wacker Drive. Map. More info.