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Settlement of lawsuit against companies accused of polluting Chicago River

Four companies will collectively pay the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency $75,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the state that accused them of polluting the Chicago River in June 2018.

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STREETERVILLE

Neighbors report quieter hotel strikers month after cease-and-desist from city

One month and a cease-and-desist letter later, strikers outside Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile are reduced to using picket signs and their unamplified voices to protest their labor dispute with the hotel.

CHICAGO RIVER

Group keeping Chicago waterways safe named Coast Guard’s Harbor Safety Committee of Year

Of about 30 harbor safety committees in the United States, the one in Chicago – keeping the Chicago River and Lake Michigan safe for boaters – has been singled out by the Coast Guard as its ‘Harbor Safety Committee of the Year.’

NEAR NORTH SIDE

Dating site says Chicago’s North Side has the most ‘sugar daddies’ nationwide

According to a dating website with 20 million members, the number one place to find sugar daddies – wealthy men who will pay for girlfriends – is on the North Side of Chicago.

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HOWARD TULLMAN

Why entrepreneurs – and politicians – should embrace complexity

Simple is seductive, but not always smart.

The other college admissions outrage

Hollywood types and high-powered lawyers got caught trying to buy their kids into elite universities. Meanwhile, other students get accepted by too many schools, denying urgently needed scholarship money to others.

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REAL ESTATE

City needs $1 billion, so North Side property values skyrocket

Skyrocketing tax assessments on homes, condominiums, and small apartment buildings in 2018 led to dramatic increases in real estate tax bills payable in 2019 for hundreds of thousands of property owners on Chicago’s North and Northwest Sides.

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Real estate tax escrow shortfalls plague North Side homeowners

Most Chicago homeowners still haven’t recovered much of the home market value they lost after the Great Recession, but that hasn’t stopped property tax bills from climbing.

Condo attorneys and unit owners sued over allegedly defaming comments

Comments made at a condo board meeting by an attorney about another attorney have led to a lawsuit.

Condo deconversion wave hits smaller buildings

Condominium ‘deconversions’ are sweeping Chicago as more investors and small developers tap a profitable market.

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LAKE MICHIGAN

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan is the perfect book to answer some questions about the mystical aquatic wonders right under our noses. It is also the perfect book to take to the beach and enjoy this summer.

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Wednesday
104th commemoration of Chicago’s greatest loss-of-life tragedy, the Eastland Disaster, hosted by The Eastland Disaster Historical Society. The ceremony is an opportunity to connect with other individuals and families whose legacies all intersected on July 24, 1915. All are welcome to participate and be part of the growing public audience that remembers the tens of thousands of people who were involved in the Eastland Disaster while commemorating the history of the tragedy. 12:00 p.m., Chicago Riverwalk between LaSalle and Clark Streets. Map. More info.

Wednesday
New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory presents The Wedding Party, her exhilarating new romance that has been selected as a Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick. Maddie and Theo have two things in common: Alexa is their best friend and they hate each other. After a night together, neither can stop thinking about the other. With Alexas wedding rapidly approaching, Maddie and Theo both share bridal part responsibilities that require more interaction with each other than theyre comfortable with. 6:30-8:00 p.m., American Writers Museum, 180 North Michigan Avenue, Second Floor. Cost: $12.00. Books will be sold and signed at the event. Map. More info.

Wednesday
Cristian Macelaru, a rising star in the conducting world, makes his Grant Park Music Festival debut, leading the orchestra in a suite from one of the most popular and famous ballets of all time, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. The evening opens with Gulda’s Cello Concerto, a pioneering mix of jazz, rock, and classical music, featuring 24 year-old French cellist Edgar Moreau. 6:30-8:00 p.m., Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 East Randolph Street. Map. More info.