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Police commander promises more arrests when large groups disrupt downtown

Although frustrated with a seemingly lenient court system, the commander of Chicago Police Department’s 18th district says arrests will be made whenever large groups of young people travel downtown to stir up trouble.

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CRIME & SAFETY

City gives Northwestern campus police more power in Streeterville

Northwestern University Police will expand its scope of operations in Streeterville, responding to off-campus 911 calls and issuing traffic citations for moving violations.

CHICAGO RIVER

Volunteers remove 80 tons of trash from Chicago River

The Chicago River is 80 tons lighter thanks to 2,000 volunteers who removed that much trash and invasive plant materials from the river in one day.

ART & ARCHITECTURE

British fine art photographer captures wolf on LaSalle Street

David Yarrow, whose large prints of wildlife sell for tens of thousands of dollars, has created a second photograph featuring a wolf in downtown Chicago.

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RIVER NORTH

Quigley on same page as president over China tariffs

Once an isolated, impoverished country considered fair game for all the bigger countries, China is now the world’s second largest economy next to the United States. That makes them a threat, says 5th District Congressman Mike Quigley.

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REAL ESTATE

Gold Coast condo association sues former board member, claiming ‘frivolous’ complaints

A Circuit Court judge will decide if a unit owner, who is a former board member, has gone too far with lawsuits and other complaints against a Gold Coast condominium association.

Shoreline Sightseeing
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Small ‘ma and pa’ apartment owners cheer Assessor Kaegi’s efforts

Small apartment owners, the backbone of Chicago’s affordable rental market, are hoping and praying for a level playing field from reformer Fritz Kaegi, Cook County’s newly elected assessor.

Luxury home bargain hunters should have many choices in 2019

With luxury home sales softening in early 2019 due to economic factors, wealthy home buyers in Chicago should have many options this spring.

HOWARD TULLMAN

Tullman: Generation of entrepreneurs are young, stupid and overconfident

We have raised a generation of entrepreneurs and workers who are remarkably out of touch with what’s required to start and run a business.

Tullman: Let me spell it out for you

Today’s workers often don’t care if their presentations are free from spelling mistakes or improper grammar. But both are part of the vital process of building a corporate culture that sets high standards and gets the details right.

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Ocean Prime is a feast for the eyes and the stomach

Ready for some self-indulgence? A true place to splurge, Ocean Prime is a modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell that offers 12,350 square feet of sophistication.

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Wednesday
Dealing with Difficult People: Association Board Members, Unit Owners, and Management. Seminar by Howard Dakoff, partner in the Community Associations Practice Group of Levenfeld Pearlstein, specializing in condominium, real estate, and general corporate law. And Jim Stoller, President and CEO of The Building Group, with over 30 years of experience in real estate cooperative and condominium property management and architecture. 1221 North LaSalle Street, second floor. Reception and registration at 6:30 p.m. Presentation 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Cost: Free. Seating is limited, RSVP is required. Map. More info.

Thursday
Public forum on how to preserve Chicago’s dwindling but vital supply of two-flat and three-flat apartment buildings. Built between 1880 and 1970, two-and-three-flats are key sources of affordable housing in Chicago but thousands of rental units in these buildings have been lost in the last 30 years due to a variety of factors. Panel includes newly elected 47th Ward Alderman Matt Martin; Sarah Duda, Deputy Director of Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University; and John Zachar, a Northcenter-based architect with considerable experience in two-flat renovation and conversion. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 North Lincoln Avenue. Cost: Free. Map. More info.

May 31 - June 1
Celebrating the great influence of the music genre born in this city more than 80 years ago, the Chicago Gospel Music Festival will present the top gospel artists in the country. Over the years the festival has featured traditional choirs and contemporary urban gospel. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street, on May 31 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Millennium Park, 201 East Randolph Street, on May 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and June 1 from noon to 9:00 p.m. Map. More info.

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