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Rahm bails on financial crisis as homeowners brace for tax tsunami

The smartest politician in Chicago has decided not to seek a third term as mayor. If only the captain of the ill-fated Titanic would have been this astute before its maiden voyage.

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75-to-150 years in prison for former Chicago attorney convicted of 1973 murder

Unless an appeal of his first-degree murder conviction is successful, Dr. Donnie Rudd will spend the rest of his life in a state prison.

Man beaten, robbed, thrown from bogus Uber in River North

It is at least the eighth similar robbery since late June, pulled off by two young women.

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Riverwalk wins national landscape architecture award

The professional association of the nation’s designers of outdoor areas has included the Chicago Riverwalk in its awards this year for the best of landscape architecture.


$5.2 billion deal includes Marina City commercial property

The merger of two publicly-traded real estate investment trusts includes two hotels in Chicago and much of the commercial property at Marina City.


Ronald McDonald House Director named GM of Hotel EMC2

The Managing Director of Streeterville’s Ronald McDonald House has been coaxed back into the for-profit hospitality industry.

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Decade after Great Recession, Chicago still in recovery mode

Where do Chicago home and condo owners stand a decade after the Great Recession and 2008 housing crash?

Hot July home market pushes median prices to $309k in Chicago

Steamy July weather set median home prices afire in Chicago as existing units sold quickly at higher price points because of a scarcity of listings.

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Are you planning a trip to Mars? Why it’s important to dream big

Elon Musk may be having some very down-to-earth problems at Tesla, but his SpaceX venture shows the value of reaching beyond the ordinary and the proven. To hell with small gains.

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Celebrate the growth and momentum of The Wabash Lights at the projects first fundraising event, LIGHTBASH. It will be an unforgettable night where Chicagos creative, tech, philanthropic, and civic worlds come together to celebrate the vibrant community that has grown up around this public arts movement. Live DJs, dancing, interactive light activations, glass-blowing demonstrations, heavy hors doeuvres, open cocktail bar featuring Moet Hennessy and Revolution Brewing, raffle prizes, silent auction, and spectacular surprises. 6:00-9:00 p.m., Ignite Glass Studio, 401 North Armour Street. Map. More info.

Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation’s 14th Annual Illumination Gala. The black-tie gala gathers more than 500 supporters for a celebration of the Loop’s rich cultural amenities and its continued transformation due to the work of CLA Foundation and its supporters. An evening of food, drink, and live entertainment. Funds raised support CLA projects and programs, including ACTIVATE, public art initiatives, The Gateway, and more. 6:30-11:00 p.m., Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street. Tickets: $375. Map. More info.

One of Chicago’s most unique eating experiences is back – McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum’s Bridge Lift Breakfast. Noshers can view the raising and lowering of the DuSable Bridge (Michigan Avenue) from inside the Gear Room of the museum located in the five-story, 98-year-old bridge tower while enjoying a light breakfast of bagels, muffins, pastries, coffee, and fruit by Corner Bakery Café. Saturday Bridge Lift Breakfasts are scheduled for September 22, September 29, October 6, October 20, and October 27. Call the museum at 312-977-0227 or email JColes@chicagoriver.org to make a reservation. Bridge Lift Breakfasts are $15 per person. Saturday lifts begin around 9 a.m. Map. More info.