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Get Ready for the Great Chicago Fire Fest

Highlights include a fireworks show and the lighting of 15 “fire cauldrons.”

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It's Chicago vs. New York as Neil Steinberg Squares Off Against Thomas Dyja

The Newberry Library hosts an intellectual debate over New York’s greatest Chicago slur, “Second City.”

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* How about “My Morning Song” to get us going on a Monday?…

Make my haze blow away

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[29 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Regardless of what top U.S. military officials might advise, Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday he does not expect any American troops to conduct ground combat to take on the Islamic State as long as Barack Obama is president.

“I think the president’s premise on this is right. We cannot, should not, will not do this alone. We are not going to send in combat troops, but we will coordinate and work with a multinational group that includes Arab and Muslim states that are trying to bring peace and order to the …

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[29 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

The city water bills go unpaid. The suburbs mostly buy water from the DWSD [Detroit Water and Sewerage Department] wholesale, so it’s mainly city residents and businesses who get billed directly, and over half of them—about 90,000 customers—haven’t paid up. Total past-due bills add up to nearly $90 million, with the average delinquent residential customer owing […]