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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Teachers union to vote to end strike Sunday afternoon

    Teachers union to vote to end strike Sunday afternoon
    Thousands of teachers from Chicago and beyond rallied at a Near West Side park Saturday as lawyers labored into the night at a Loop office to turn a framework for a new contract into finer points that can become a deal. Parents can expect to wait until...
  • High rent society

    High rent society
    No one knows better than Jeremy Dubin that now is a great time to buy a house. And yet Dubin, an @Properties real estate broker, sold his Roscoe Village townhouse in the spring and moved into his new place—a luxury apartment in Goose Island. His...
  • Cops warn of delivery driver robberies on Near West Side

    Cops warn of delivery driver robberies on Near West Side
    Chicago police are warning Near West Side residents and delivery drivers about several robberies in recent weeks. All the robberies have taken place since June 28 in the Near West Police District, with the most recent on Wednesday. Some of the robberies...
  • UIC student robbed at gunpoint

    UIC student robbed at gunpoint
    A University of Illinois at Chicago student was robbed at gunpoint yesterday off campus in the Near West Side community, according to the university. The woman was walking in the 500 block of South Oakley Boulevard about 9:18 p.m. Thursday when she...
  • Michelle Obama raises funds in home town

    Michelle Obama raises funds in home town
    In what could be her last pre-election visit to her hometown, First Lady Michelle Obama told donors at a Chicago fundraiser Thursday that a president must be driven by the plight of “all you serve,” as she encouraged supporters to engage...
  • Acid trip

    Acid trip
    Graham Elliot is hot. The much-decorated chef owns three Chicago restaurants and will be inducted into the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame in two weeks. He shares screen time with Joe Bastianich and Gordon Ramsay judging "MasterChef" (just renewed for a...
  • Cops: 1 killed near UIC campus, teen wounded in South Shore park

    Cops: 1 killed near UIC campus, teen wounded in South Shore park
    A man was killed near the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago on the Near West Side and a 13-year-old boy was wounded in a park in the South Shore neighborhood in overnight shootings, Chicago police say. Dante Young, 20, was killed around 9:...
  • Cab driver cited in fatal crash

    Cab driver cited in fatal crash
    A veteran Chicago cab driver has been issued multiple citations related to an early morning crash Tuesday that killed a 30-year-old man, police said today. John Kesse, who has been a licensed public chauffeur since May 1987, was ticketed with negligent...
  • Emanuel signs letter suggesting no food stamps for soda purchases

    Emanuel signs letter suggesting no food stamps for soda purchases
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused to ban soda from City Hall vending machines and has not joined the push to limit the size of sugary drinks people can buy, citing the importance of “personal responsibility.” That philosophy apparently does not...