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  • Man hurt in Ukraine protest back home in Chicago

    Man hurt in Ukraine protest back home in Chicago
    A Chicago native who said he was injured while protesting at the Maidan in Kiev in mid-February has returned to Chicago and will be speaking about the conflict at 6 p.m. Saturday night at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art. George Sajewych, 68,...
  • Police seek 2 men in purse snatchings on Near West Side

    Police seek 2 men in purse snatchings on Near West Side
    Chicago police are seeking two men after three violent purse snatchings in the West Town community this month. The first occurred around 9:40 p.m. on May 12 in the 1100 block of North Wood Street, the second around 12:25 a.m. on May 22 in the 1700 block...
  • Police warn of purse-snatchers in West Town

    Police warn of purse-snatchers in West Town
    West Town is facing an uptick in purse-snatchers this month, according to a Chicago Police Department alert. The alert said one or two men have been approaching women in the Near West Side community area, attacking them and stealing their purses. The...
  • Site identified for New York's Obama library bid

    Site identified for New York's Obama library bid
    Columbia University in New York City will make a bid to build the Obama presidential library on its Manhattanville campus in West Harlem, where the structure would be a cornerstone of the university’s $6.3 billion expansion into the economically...
  • 15 people shot since mid-day Friday

    15 people shot since mid-day Friday
    At least 15 people were shot, one fatally, across the city between mid-day Friday and early Saturday morning, police said. The most recent incident at about 2:55 a.m. Saturday left four people wounded in Humboldt Park. The four walked into Norwegian...
  • Police: Chicago man charged after Waukegan slaying

    Police: Chicago man charged after Waukegan slaying
    Charges have been filed after an ongoing fight between two Chicago men escalated Friday in Waukegan during a stabbing that left one of them dead, police said. Terrance Hendrix, 35, of the 100 block of South Campbell Avenue on the city’s Near...
  • McHugh Construction to pay $12 million fine as part of federal, state probe

    McHugh Construction to pay $12 million fine as part of federal, state probe
    Project manager Ryan Keiser has a passion for building big, so he was thrilled eight years ago when he joined a suburban firm that partnered with clout-heavy McHugh Construction on major projects like bridges, highways and rapid transit infrastructure....
  • Chicago-area Stormtroopers ready to help city land George Lucas museum

    Chicago-area Stormtroopers ready to help city land George Lucas museum
    Local Stormtroopers are falling into line behind Chicago’s bid to become the site of a museum devoted to the work of “Star Wars” filmmaker George Lucas. Chicago-area members of the 501st Legion — a 6,600-member international...
  • CTA plans to rebuild Medical District Blue Line station in 2015

    CTA plans to rebuild Medical District Blue Line station in 2015
    The CTA will begin work next year to reconstruct the main station house at the Blue Line's Illinois Medical District station and add an elevator and rebuild ramps to the platforms. The CTA board on Tuesday approved an agreement with the Emanuel...
  • Emanuel talks politics while activists rally to 'take back Chicago'

    Emanuel talks politics while activists rally to 'take back Chicago'
    Thousands of union workers, community activists and a smattering of politicians rallied Tuesday evening on the Near West Side to "take back Chicago" and send a message to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and what they dubbed his "corporate, greedy, elitist friends."...
  • Goodnight, Godfather

    Goodnight, Godfather
    As the dance music community mourned the loss of an international icon Tuesday, it also looked back to remember his legacy. Frankie Knuckles (known as "the Godfather of House Music" for his pioneering work in the 1980s creating the genre now known as...
  • Man seriously injured after jumping from burning building on West Side

    Man seriously injured after jumping from burning building on West Side
    A man was seriously injured after he jumped from a window when fire broke out in the top floor of a single occupancy hotel on the Near West Side this morning, officials said. The fire broke out shortly after 8 a.m. on the fourth floor of the Royalton...