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1 hr ago | Chicago Chronicle

1000 Children Fleeing Violent Honduras Heading to Violent Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and President Barack Obama. - A thousand children said to be fleeing the violence in Central America will be welcomed to Chicago, where local children are routinely in the cross-fire of gang-related grudges.


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5 hrs ago |

Chicago's The Claudettes to Perform Free Shows 8/10 & 8/20 at The McKittrick Hotel

Performing as The Claudettes, the Chicago-based piano-drums duo of Johnny Iguana and Michael Caskey have created their own fanatical fusion of blues and soul-jazz - like Ray Charles on a punk kick.


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7 hrs ago |

Chicago: Eyes on the Street: Recent Bike Upgrades in the Loop and on the South Side

Chicago Department of Transportation crews are continuing their work this summer, building new bikeways and upgrading existing ones.


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9 hrs ago | J

Local documentarians shine in S.F. Jewish film fest

In 2010, brothers Ben and Sam Schuder of Berkeley traveled on a Birthright trip to Israel and took a side trip to Dimona to visit the family of an old friend.


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10 hrs ago |

Body Worlds Animals Exhibit Coming to Franklin Institute

Remember Body Worlds , the creepy but cool and utterly fascinating exhibit of "plastinated" human bodies and organs that packed the Franklin Institute from October 2005 to April 2006? Well, Body Worlds developer and plastination inventor Gunther von Hagens is coming back, this time with animals.


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15 hrs ago | KPIC

As U.S. job market strengthens, many don't feel it

The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent.


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18 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Novel approach ahead for cancer patient

It was Tom Ryan's smile and kid-at-heart personality that first drew his wife, Staci, when they met at a New Year's Eve party 12 years ago.


Related Topix: Medicine, HPV, Health, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, University of Chicago, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

21 hrs ago | KFVS12

Evanston approves partial ban on plastic bags

The City Council on Monday approved an ordinance barring stores larger than 10,000 square feet from distributing plastic shopping bags at the point of sale.


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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Free Dictionary

Isadora Duncan

Angela Isadora Duncan was an American dancer. Born in California, she lived in Western Europe and the Soviet Union from the age of 22 until her death at age 50. She performed to acclaim throughout Europe after being exiled from the United States for her pro-Soviet sympathies.


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Oshkosh: A Quick and Dirty First Timer's Guide to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014

If you're the sort of person who looks up to the sky at the sound of an aircraft engine, prepare to be nearly catatonic for hours every day at OSH.


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Negro Leaguer Marks Triumphant Return to Seattle

Herb Simpson shuffled into the gallery at the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle and eyed a magnified, black-and-white photo of the 1952 Spokane Indians baseball team on the wall.


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Kristiana Rae Colón Wins 2014 Dionysos Cup

Polarity Ensemble Theatre will award the 2014 Dionysos Cup to Chicago playwright Kristiana Rae Coln for her new play OCTAGON, which is set in the world of slam poetry competitions.


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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Red Eye Chicago

A proposal, a name change and a honor

The plaza where the old Chicago Water Tower sits is a place where residents and shoppers briskly walk through and where tourists stop to hop in horse-drawn carriages.


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Arkansas Times

Coming to Crystal Bridges in 2015: Jamie Wyeth exhibition

"Kleberg" by Jamie Wyeth, 1984, oil on canvas, Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.164.


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CBS Local

Japanese Retailer UNIQLO To Open Michigan Avenue Store In Chicago

Five years after opening its first U.S. store in New York City, Japanese retailer UNIQLO announced on Tuesday that it will be opening a flagship store on the Magnificent Mile.


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Q&A: Chicago's medical director talks mobile integrated healthcare

Over the past year, EMS leaders have been engaged in high-level discussions about mobile integrated healthcare, a strategy that emphasizes a broader role for EMTs, paramedics and EMS systems by collaborating with hospitals, doctors, nurses, social services, nonprofits and public safety to meet a variety of community health needs by Eric Beck, ... (more)


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Connecticut Fast-Food Workers Travel to National Wage Rally

Ten Connecticut fast-food workers flocked to Chicago this weekend, where they joined thousands of other fast-food employees at a labor gathering to demand a $15-an-hour pay rate as well as the right to form a union.


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10 Charming Midwestern Towns to Visit This Summer

While New England hamlets are perhaps the epitome of small towns, the Midwest has its fair share of quaint communities with a unique charm all their own.


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Business Wire

Eataly Taps Digital Dining and Epson for POS Rollout

Eataly is unlike most dining venues in that it houses multiple types and sizes of dining and food-centric customer experiences, such as restaurants, coffee bars, produce markets, bakeries, wine shops, butchers, cooking schools, and rooftop beer gardens, along with one-of-a-kind private and group dining options.


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Monty Python's SPAMALOT Opens Tonight at Pittsburgh CLO

Join the quest for the Holy Grail today, July 29-August 3 with Monty Python's Spamalot .


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