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Chicago, Illinois is located in Cook County. Zip codes in Chicago, IL include 60668, 60607, and 60605. The median home price in Chicago is $232,900 which is roughly $142/per square foot. More Chicago information.

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1 hr ago | National Public Radio

Wallenda Scouts Chicago Sites For Tightrope Walk

Daredevil Nik Wallenda is in Chicago scouting possible locations for a tightrope walk between two Windy City skyscrapers in the fall.


3 hrs ago |

Kaiser Chiefs, J Mascis, Mya Among Performers at 2014 Chicago Street Festivals

Chicago's biggest music festivals - Lollapalooza and Pitchfork - announced their full lineups weeks ago, but the many smaller street fests across the Windy City are just getting around to confirming their initial 2014 performance lineups.


4 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago

Gov. Quinn announces $23M in funding for Chicago-area road projects

Gov. Pat Quinn announced nearly $23 million in funding Thursday for construction projects in Cook, DuPage, Lake and McHenry counties.


5 hrs ago | CBS Local

Chicago Bakeries Make List Of Best Cupcakes In America

Chicago cupcake lovers don't have to go far to taste some of the best in the whole wide USA, according to a new foodie list.


6 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

Coming soon: Amina Waheed's superb Chicago-shot documentary Corner Stores

I almost recommended Under the Same Sun -a well-intentioned but inescapably clunky Israeli-Palestian coproduction screening twice next week at the Gene Siskel Film Center-on the basis of the remarkable short film preceding it at both screenings.


7 hrs ago | WSJV-TV South Bend

South Bend Police arrest armed robbery suspect who left wallet at scene

A man suspected of robbing a gas station in South Bend earlier this month is now in police custody.


8 hrs ago |

University of Chicago's Studs Terkel Festival to Run 5/9-11

A full schedule is now available for Let's Get Working, a new three-day festival honoring the life and work of Chicago legend Studs Terkel at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago.


11 hrs ago | | topmod12

The Truth About Chicago's Crime Rates

The city’s drop in crime has been nothing short of miraculous. Here’s what’s behind the unbelievable numbers.


11 hrs ago | | topmod12

First Phase Of Red Line North/Purple Line Overhaul To Begin In 2017: Chicagoist

Chicago Transit Authority officials have what they termed a " major announcement " planned for Thursday regarding extending the Red Line south branch.


11 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago

Locals celebrate National Kite Month

Let's be honest it was a long winter. And so far, spring hasn't been all that great either.


15 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Gaslight era left radioactive legacy in Chicago

Before the electric light bulb ended the Gaslight Era, one of the biggest advances in illuminating Chicago and other cities was the development of a lantern wick that could withstand intense heat while burning brighter than ordinary lamps.


17 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

14-year-old shot on Far South Side

The boy was shot in the legs and arm in the 12000 block of South Perry Avenue about 6:35 p.m. and taken to Comer Children's Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, said Police News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco.


Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Chicago casino plan draws more support at hearing

CHICAGO – A proposal for a state-owned Chicago casino won praise Wednesday from business groups and a warmer reception from a state regulatory board than past attempts to expand gambling, but the plan also drew criticism from downstate officials and the horse racing industry who said it would cheat them out of needed revenues and jobs.


Red Eye Chicago

Farm-focused food in Bucktown

"Until now, there have been few channels for small-scale, family farms to sell products in Chicagoland beyond farmers markets," said Local Foods partner Ryan Kimura in a company statement.


Far off? Russia-Ukraine clash echoes through U.S. farm belt

The U.S. agriculture sector is following the faraway events closely for reasons of both opportunity and risk.


Chicago is the Fourth-Best City for Millennials

If you're part of the millennial demographic, you'll definitely want to read this.


City Journal

Chicago's Vanishing Middle Class

In cities around the world, two-tier societies are becoming increasingly common.

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago to Launch Two Adaptive Dance Programs

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, and Kathryn Humphreys, Director of Youth, Education and Community Programs, announce two Adaptive Dance Programs: The Autism Project, for youth with autism spectrum disorder in grades 1-6; and Physically Integrated Dance, for neurotypical youth ages 8-16 with physical ... (more)


Chicago's land title systems

Chicago has used several land title systems. These systems were used to secure titles to the ownership of property.



Now Open: New Hair Salon Specializes in Color, Stocks PETA-Certified Products

Lincoln Park just got a new salon. Nichole.Beck Hair Boutique , now open at 1130 West Diversey Parkway, is the passion project of friends and stylists Jana Hutmacher and Sarah Gutierrez .


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