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  • Emanuel wants 1 pitch for Obama library

    Emanuel wants 1 pitch for Obama library
    As President Barack Obama prepares to launch a foundation to oversee plans for his presidential library and museum, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is making it clear that he will play a key role in determining where the project is built if Chicago is chosen as the...
  • 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...
  • UIC makes bid for Obama presidential library and museum

    UIC makes bid for Obama presidential library and museum
    The University of Illinois at Chicago announced Sunday that it wants to house President Barack Obama's future library and museum, joining a growing list of contenders. UIC is exploring at least five sites on its Near West Side campus, said university...
  • Cops: Barrington woman, 51, crashes into cars while high on heroin in Chicago

    Cops: Barrington woman, 51, crashes into cars while high on heroin in Chicago
    A Barrington woman who pleaded guilty to hosting an underage drinking party at her home in 2011 is facing new charges after she crashed an SUV on the Near West Side while high on heroin and carrying 16 foil packets of the drug, Chicago police said. Julie...
  • Man found under bridge is 3rd cold death of season

    Man found under bridge is 3rd cold death of season
    A man discovered unresponsive under a bridge in the North Park neighborhood this week became the third person to die from causes related to cold exposure this season, authorities said. David Kraft, 52, who was believed to be homeless and gave his home...
  • 2 held after Kennedy Expressway shots fired incident

    2 held after Kennedy Expressway shots fired incident
    Two West Side men including a parolee are facing charges after police said shots were fired in a car causing state police to close two West Loop ramps of the Kennedy Expressway early Saturday, police said. Martez Staples, 25, of the 1200 block of...
  • Cops investigating overnight gunfire on downtown Kennedy ramp

    Cops investigating overnight gunfire on downtown Kennedy ramp
    State police briefly closed two downtown ramps of the Kennedy Expressway early Saturday morning after someone in a vehicle fired gunshots, authorities said. About 3:40 a.m., police were alerted to shots fired in the area of the 700 block of West Adams...
  • No Chicago homicides for 5 days

    Chicago went five days without a homicide last week for the first time since April, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. No homicides were logged between Oct. 21 and Saturday afternoon, RedEye determined. Chicago recorded no homicides...
  • 3 teens among 4 people shot overnight

    3 teens among 4 people shot overnight
    A 17-year-old boy and his 53-year-old uncle were shot in the Galewood neighborhood on the Northwest Side this morning, two of four people shot overnight in Chicago, according to police. About 3:10 a.m., somone firing a gun chased the 17-year-old into...
  • Oprah curated the good life during unparalleled Chicago run

    Oprah curated the good life during unparalleled Chicago run
    The news this week that Oprah Winfrey is likely to sell, or otherwise extricate herself from, some or all of her signature Harpo Studios on Chicago's Near West Side seemed to put the final period on Oprah, the Chicago years. That most famous of...
  • 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."...
  • Dodging the obvious

    Dodging the obvious
    When Tony Pacini saw 27-year-old law student Andrea Alvarez across the dodgeball court in early February 2011, she definitely made an impression. "She was hit with a ball and got out right away," remembers Tony, who was 29 and working in sales for AT&...