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Settlement of lawsuit over failed Chicago Spire

A settlement reached between developer Garrett Kelleher and an Irish banking agency could be the last word on the Chicago Spire.

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Rising Lake Michigan levels could submerge Lake Shore Drive, Sheridan Road

Public officials warn that lakefront flooding this winter, made worse by shoreline erosion, could impact homes and roads. Lake Shore Drive and Sheridan Road, they say, could both be submerged in ice and water.


Police chief in town for convention falls victim to thief in River North

The head of a police agency in Virginia lost her wallet to a thief while she dined at a River North restaurant on Friday evening.

Police warn of phone robberies, assaults on State Street

Chicago police are warning about smartphone robberies in River North in which the victim is struck in the head and body.

Most of River North will avoid downtown marijuana exclusion zone

River North, as far east as State Street, will avoid the latest exclusion zone prohibiting recreational marijuana sales in downtown Chicago.


Ride share fees to increase downtown for lone riders

Riding alone in a car service downtown will cost more due to transportation initiatives aimed at decreasing congestion and encouraging more people to use the CTA.


Homeowners should read the fine print on their mortgage documents

The fine print on your adjustable-rate mortgage may not have a happy ending. But with rates on a downward slide, refinancing your home loan could be your best option. First of two articles.

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Will Fed action push home loan interest rates lower over holidays?

If you are planning to buy a home or refinance your mortgage before the end of the year, you are in for a holiday gift – lower mortgage interest rates.

As home sales slump, sellers ask, ‘Where are the buyers?’

With a shortage of buyers touring listings this summer, many Chicago home sellers were left scratching their heads as the market for single-family homes slumped in several North Side neighborhoods.

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City Club of Chicago presents Jim Derwinski, CEO/Executive Director of Metra. Jim began his railroad career as a locomotive electrician with Chicago & North Western Railway. He joined Metra as an electrician in 1997 and rose through the ranks in the Mechanical Department, serving in progressively responsible senior leadership positions, including Chief Mechanical Officer. In that role, he oversaw 650 employees responsible for the repair, inspection, cleaning, and maintenance of the railroad’s 1,164 pieces of rolling stock used in commuter service. 11:30 a.m. reception, 12:00 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue. Cost: $50. Map. More info.

Community meeting to review revisions to the proposed development at 1212 North State. The revised proposal features modifications to the residential floor plate, which eliminates 16 studio apartments at the north side of the building and replaces them with seven larger apartments at the top of the building. Floor-to-floor heights were reduced to keep the combined height change within six feet of the original proposal, with the top floors stepping back to further mitigate the impact of this. Alderman Hopkins is seeking your feedback on these changes. 6:00-7:30 p.m., First Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1301 North LaSalle Drive. No RSVP is required. Map. More info.