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2 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Mechanic denies lying to Chicago police out of fear of gang retaliation

Federal prosecutors allege a West Side auto mechanic was so terrified of implicating gang kingpin Jason Austin in the 2008 murders of an off-duty Chicago police detective and his companion that he lied to investigators to help Austin's alibi.

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3 hrs ago | Daily Herald

North Chicago Health Center holds patient appreciation day

The North Chicago Health Center in conjunction with the North Chicago Center for the Arts is holding a patient appreciation day from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept.

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5 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

Bit Bash puts Chicago's indie-gaming scene in the spotlight

You can hardly throw a game token ten feet without hitting a vintage arcade bar in certain Chicago neighborhoods.

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6 hrs ago | ABA Journal

Federal judge says mom sued too late accusing Chicago officials of cover-up in son's death

It wasn't until a report was issued earlier this year by a top Chicago law firm at the conclusion of an unusual court-driven investigation that Nanci Koschman decided to sue city police and Cook County prosecutors over the way her son's death investigation was handled.

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8 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

African great Amadou 'Balaké' Traore dead at 70

Yesterday one of Africa's greatest and most dynamic singers and bandleaders, Amadou "BalakA©" Traore, died in Ouagadougou, the capital of his native Burkina Faso, at the age of 70. In recent years he was one of the key vocalists in the veteran pan-African salsa juggernaut Africando, but starting in the 60s he was a true journeyman, settling in ... (more)

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9 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Remix Chicago is a great reason to go to Logan Square this weekend

With all of its great bars and restaurants I am always looking for an excuse to go to Logan Square .

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11 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

Reader's Agenda Thu 8/28: Snapshots Play Festival, Adam Burke, and Liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto

The ninth annual Snapshots Play Festival begins today at North Center's Conservatory.

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15 hrs ago | www.chicagotribune.com | topmod12

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 was charged Wednesday with placing the barrel of his gun into a suspect's mouth.

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18 hrs ago | Marine News

Tugboat Capsizes Near 106th Bridge, Chicago

The Coast Guard informs it is responding to the capsize of a tug on the Calumet River near the 106th St. Bridge in Chicago, in which the two crew members were able to escape from the vessel and swim to shore.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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