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1 hr ago | Times-Standard

Feds track marijuana mailing operation to Humboldt

The Humboldt County Drug Task Force has been assisting the U.S. Postal Service in an investigation tying three very distinct areas of the country to a systematic marijuana trafficking operation sending hundreds of pounds of packaged cannabis in the mail.

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5 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Protestors march on West Side after fatal police-involved shooting

Standing in the 2800 block of West Polk Street, Alexis Bowdry uses her smartphone to check for news about a Chicago police commander who was charged with aggravated battery.

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7 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Chicago Police commander charged with aggravated battery, misconduct

A Chicago police commander frequently praised by Supt. Garry McCarthy for his no-nonsense approach to fighting crime in some of the city's toughest neighborhoods has been charged in connection with an incident in which he allegedly placed the barrel of his gun into a suspect's mouth, the Tribune has learned.

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8 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago

No jackpot: 7-Eleven employee charged with stealing lottery tickets

We don't know if she won the lottery, but an employee of a west suburban 7-Eleven will almost certainly lose her job after police said she was caught on tape stealing lottery tickets.

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8 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Man dies months after attack at suburban barbecue

A Northwest Side man died late Tuesday, almost three months after he was injured in an attack during a barbecue in the south suburbs, authorities said.

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9 hrs ago | Federal Bureau of Investigation

Chicago: Man charged in $160 million investment fraud scheme involving hotel.

A Chicago man who purported to be building a $912 million hotel and convention center complex near O'Hare International Airport was indicted today on federal charges for allegedly exploiting a U.S. visa program to fraudulently raise approximately $160 million from some 290 Chinese nationals who invested in the project while seeking U.S. residency.

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9 hrs ago | Racked

Indie Boutiques For Days: Vintage Charm is Coming to Bucktown

Damen Avenue's cute-dress-and-vintage-purse game is already strong, but the street's only getting better with the upcoming addition of Vintage Charm , scheduled to open at 1735 N. Damen Ave. on September 2. The boutique is based in LaGrange , and will be bringing similar wares to its second location.

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9 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago man accused of defrauding Chinese families out of millions

A young Chicago conman defrauded wealthy Chinese families out of $11 million by offering them a path to U.S. citizenship, a indictment filed Wednesday alleges.

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10 hrs ago | The Local Tourist

Get Your Sweat On in Millennium Park

Don't miss the last two weekends of FREE Millennium Park workouts. This Saturday and next, head to the Great Lawn with a cup of coffee and let the morning unfold peacefully under the city skyscrapers and curving stainless steel arches of the Pritzker Pavilion.

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11 hrs ago | WBEZ-FM Chicago

Tiny religious sect thrives in Chicagoland despite cultural clash

When Hemali Shah was a girl, sometimes it was hard to be a Jain. She wanted to run in the grass with other kids, but had to worry about accidentally stepping on an insect, and killing it.

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11 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

More behind-the-scenes images from the Great Chicago Fire Fest preview

In her column this week, arts writer Deanna Isaacs shared her impressions of the inaugural Great Chicago Fire Fest, a $2 million fire-on-water spectacle that Redmoon will stage on the main branch of the Chicago River in October .

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13 hrs ago | Chicago Parent

Calling all Chicago girls! Why STEM matters to you

Although women now represent more than half of the labor force in the United States, they are still underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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14 hrs ago | Bleed Cubbie Blue

City Of Chicago Closing Sheffield For Wrigley Prep Work

Last week, the city of Chicago put up concrete barricades on Waveland and Sheffield Avenues adjacent to Wrigley Field in order to begin preparatory work that will be needed for the Wrigley expansion project, which is expected to begin when the 2014 baseball season ends.

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14 hrs ago | Evanston Review

September comedy guide for Chicagoland

We're not fooling around with these comedy acts. Keep the laughs coming all month with these comedy shows in the Chicagoland area.

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16 hrs ago | The Local Tourist

Bar Takito Opens in West Loop

Fans of Takito Kitchen, Carnivale and Spring have reason to celebrate! Chef/Partner David Dworshak introduces his Latin-inspired, shared-plate concept by GM/Partner Adam Weber urges patrons to spend a cozy evening making their way through the creative cocktail list inspired from Mexico, Central & South America .

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18 hrs ago | Gapers Block

Jackie Robinson West Parading Through Chicago

After a kings welcome upon their arrival back at Midway Airport, the Jackie Robinson West little league team will get the full champions treatment with a Wednesday parade through Chicago.

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18 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Ask PAWS Chicago a Question and they will tell you no lies

PAWS Chicago is the largest No Kill humane organization in the Midwest and because of that they are expected to offer the best of everything to the general populous of and around Chicagoland.

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19 hrs ago | chicagoist.com | topmod12

PAWS Chicago Has A Live Kitten Cam Through The End Of August

As if you needed any more afternoon distractions to keep you from finishing your work today.

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19 hrs ago | www.nbcchicago.com | topmod12

Chicago Native Killed Fighting For ISIS

A member of the terrorist group ISIS who was killed while fighting in Syria over the weekend was born in Chicago, NBC 5 has learned.

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21 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

Gossip Wolf: New music and a new side project from black-metal band Vukari

As so often happens, it was Reader critic Monica Kendrick who got this wolf hooked on local atmospheric black-metal band Vukari , writing about their "eerie beauty" and "unrelenting horror" in a concert preview last year .

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