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Police commander: Diplomacy with striking hotel workers ‘didn’t go so well’

When striking hotel workers wanted to make noise in front of a children’s hospital, the city put its foot down and is now being sued.

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Undercover police nab three robbery suspects in River North

Undercover police made three arrests in four hours a week ago in an operation targeting robbers who prey on River North bar patrons.

Man overpowers would-be robber in River North

A man being robbed at gunpoint in River North early Thursday fought back and got the gun away, leaving the would-be robber with nothing to do but run away.

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Man accused of firing gun from Marina City balcony now out on bond

A man accused of firing a gun in the middle of the night from a condominium balcony at Marina City has pleaded not guilty and is out on $60,000 bond.

Paroled ambulance thief charged with stealing Maserati in Loop

A man on parole for stealing an ambulance and leading police on a two-state chase in 2014 is now charged with stealing a $100,000 Maserati in the Loop.


Chicago Avenue Bridge closing November 1 for demolition, replacement

After 104 years of service, the Chicago Avenue Bridge will be demolished, starting on November 1. An interim bridge will open early next year.

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Casino, legal pot to help pay Chicago’s $28B pension debt?

Now that all the election smoke has cleared out of Chicago’s political back rooms, it is time to start considering how the city is going to pay its $28 billion in pension debt.

Chicago’s million-dollar-plus home/condo market on a roll

Despite higher mortgage interest rates, the market for million-dollar-plus homes, townhomes, and condominiums in Chicago has not lost its glitter.

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Apartment dwellers believe renting is more affordable than owning

Apartment rents are on the rise in Chicago and most other parts of the nation, but a large and growing segment of renters continues to believe leasing a residence is a more affordable option than owning.


19th century Superior Street row houses threatened with demolition

Three picturesque 19th century row houses on Superior Street may soon be demolished to make way for a new large-scale development.

Gold Coast elementary school principal dismissed over fudged attendance records

Falsifying attendance records has led to the removal of the principal of Ogden International School of Chicago.

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McCormick Tribune Ice Rink at Millennium Park opens. Skating will continue through midMarch. The ice rink will offer skating with a twist this season through Themed Skate Nights on most Thursdays starting on November 29, with skaters invited to put on a festive costume for themed ice-skating parties hosted by local Chicago DJs. Noon, McCormick Tribune Ice Rink, Michigan Avenue between Washington Street & Monroe Street. Free admission. Skate rental is $13 Monday-Thursday and $15 Friday-Sunday. Map. More info.

105th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy the glittering tree set among Chicago’s sparkling skyline and iconic art and architecture of Millennium Park. Hamilton star Miguel Cervantes will serve as emcee for the ceremony featuring music and special guests. 6:00 p.m., Millennium Park, Wrigley Square, Michigan Avenue & Randolph Street. Free admission. Map. More info.

An unparalleled display of Bob Dylan’s contributions to American music and literature will be unveiled at American Writers Museum. Bob Dylan: Electric spotlights Dylan’s writing between his 1965 Newport Folk Festival performance and 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. Items on display include Dylan’s personal copy of The Catcher in the Rye and an original 1965 Newport Folk Festival program autographed by Dylan. The exhibit’s keystone piece is the electric guitar Bob Dylan played at the festival. Open to the public through April 30, 2019. American Writers Museum, 180 North Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor. Map. More info.

Reindeer on the River, coinciding with BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. Celebrate the kickoff to the holiday season with family-friendly activities benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Enjoy magical opportunities for meet-and-greets and photos with Santa, holiday-themed takeaways for children, celebratory music, hot cider and cocoa, and seasonal sweet treats by Executive Pastry Chef Jared Bacheller. 2:00-6:00 p.m., Trump International Hotel & Tower, 401 North Wabash Avenue. Cost: Free but exclusive package options are available. Map. More info.