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[17 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26th) rode the wave of soaring property values along the popular 606 trail to flip four properties, pocketing $300,000 in profit two years ago.

Now Maldonado — along with other Northwest Side aldermen — want to make it tougher for other property owners to follow his lead.
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[9 May 2017 | One Comment | ]

Spurred by the soaring number of complaints about rats, city officials launched a pilot program that used dry ice to suffocate rats underground that Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Charles Williams told aldermen in October was “effective, especially near parks and pets.”

Crews put dry ice — frozen carbon dioxide — into rat burrows and sealed the holes with dirt and newspaper. As the dry ice warmed into a gas, it suffocated the trapped rats, leaving them to decompose in the holes — away from people.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals objected to the …

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[24 Jan 2017 | 2 Comments | ]

Karin Hansen went to Harold Washington Library last week to fill out forms for her mother’s nursing home, but the man on the computer next to her came to watch pornography.
“I’m not talking soft focus, ’70s soft core here,” Hansen, of Andersonville, said. “We’re talking very explicit.”

The man wasn’t wearing headphones or using a privacy screen filter — he was recording the porn with his phone. Hansen found a security guard standing 15 feet away from her computer, but didn’t find much help when she told him about her neighbor.
“He said …

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[4 Jan 2017 | Comments Off | ]

DePaul Cinema School Grows Thanks To Hands-On Partnership With Cinespace

DePaul’s School of Cinematic Arts serves as a “pipeline” for the booming Lawndale production studio.

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[28 Dec 2016 | Comments Off | ]

Car On Fire At Midway Airport Halts Curbside Check-In

It’s unclear how the fire started.

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[27 Dec 2016 | Comments Off | ]

West Loop Restaurant Más Loses Lease As Developer Plans Future Of Building

The Mexican restaurant, at 800 W. Washington Blvd., will officially close New Year’s Eve.