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  1. Christkindlmarket Opens Friday For 19th Holiday SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    DECEMBER 04: Wayne Wietbrock, a retired farmer from Lowell, Indiana shops for Christmas ornaments at Christkindlmarket Chicago on December 4, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Christkindlmarket Chicago is a German-themed outdoor market open during the Christmas shopping season in Daley Plaza in the Chicago Loop.

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  2. Facilities Housing Toxic Chemicals Could Pose Risk to SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    NBC5 Investigates has analyzed data released by a Washington D.C.-based research group and found dozens of facilities across the Chicago area that store or use toxic chemicals which - if released in an accidental leak or explosion - could directly affect hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren throughout the city and suburbs. Many local schools are in the "vulnerability zones" of four, five - even six - area facilities.

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  3. Ronnie "Woo-Woo" Gets Own BobbleheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    OCTOBER 01: One of the Chicago Cubs' most famous fans Ronnie Woo-Woo Wickers celebrates the team making it into the playoffs with other fans at a lunch-time rally downtown October 1, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. This is the first time the Cubs have been in the playoffs since 2003.

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  4. Memorable Tributes from Jane Byrne's FuneralRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Chicago's political class congregated at St. Vincent de Paul Parish on Monday for the funeral of former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne , the only woman to ever hold that office. The pioneering politician died Saturday at the age of 81. Here are some tributes from notable guests: "Every Chicagoan gives thanks to Jane Byrne ... we are a better city because of her."

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  5. Chicago Election Candidates File Petitions to Get on the BallotRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Think you could oust Rahm Emanuel from the Mayor's office? Want to run for alderman so you can be mini-Mayor of your ward ? Are you highly confident and impervious to criticism from blogs like Ward Room? Then get your signatures in order and get in line! Because today the short window begins to file the necessary paperwork to enter the municipal election on Feb. 24. Candidates for mayor, city clerk, treasurer and alderman reported to the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago starting at 7 a.m. Monday and ending at 5 p.m. Filers who got there before 9 a.m. won priority for a Dec. 3 lottery that will determine who gets the first slot on the ballot.

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  6. Start Off Your Thanksgiving Celebration with a Turkey TrotRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Thanksgiving is nearly here, tempting us with a well-deserved break and a promise of a feast. But the cold Chicago weather and holiday festivities don't have to stop you from training for that next big race.

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  7. Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne Dies at 81Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Chicago's first and only elected female mayor passed away Friday at age 81. NBC Chicago's Carol Marin takes a look back at her life and her legacy. Editor's note: An earlier version of this story reported Jane Byrne's age as 80, reflecting city reports that she was born in 1934.

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  8. Metra Approves 2015 Fare IncreaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    NBC Chicago's Phil Rogers reports at midday. Metra's board on Friday unanimously approved the rail agency's 2015 budget, which includes the first of several likely fare increases.

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  9. Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne Dies at 80Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Jane Byrne, who shocked the Chicago political establishment when she was elected mayor in 1979, died today, according to Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed, who once served as Byrne's press secretary. She was 80. 8/29/2014: First and only female Chicago mayor makes rare appearance at Friday ceremony.

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  10. Fioretti, Progressive Caucus Call for Council Hearings on CPS Swap DealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Both mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti and aldermen from the City Council's Progressive Reform Caucus have called for hearings on the Chicago Public Schools borrowing practices, specifically the series of deals from 2003 to 2007 that ended up costing taxpayers as much $100 million more than more traditional borrowing methods. CPS, along with current board president David Vitale, have been under public scrutiny in recent days following a Chicago Tribune investigation showed the decision to enter into $1 billion in risky bond loans resulted in higher fees and came as a result of paid consultants, bank counterparties and CPS official downplaying the risks of the deals.

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  11. Fioretti Campaign Dismisses Reports That Liberal Mayor Candidate Once Donated to Bob DoleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    A spokesman for proudly liberal Chicago mayoral contender Bob Fioretti is slamming a Sun-Times report about Fioretti's past donations to Republican political candidates including Bob Dole as an unnecessary distraction from the real issues. "If you want to know how Bob will run this city, then look at his time on City Council," Fioretti spokesman Michael Kolenc tells Ward Room in a statement.

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  12. Residents Concerned Over Plans for Medical Marijuana DispensaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    A group of residents say they're opposing plans to build a medical marijuana dispensary in a residential Chicago neighborhood. MedMar, Inc., the company applying to own and operate a cannabis dispensary at a vacant building in the Lakeview neighborhood, made a second pitch to residents Tuesday evening, but residents say they're concerned about the facility's proposed location.

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  13. Reward Offered for Info in Boy's Shooting DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    A Chicago mother can't understand why her 15-year-old son, an athlete at Butler College Prep, was shot and killed Friday night in a drive-by shooting. The family of a 15-year-old boy gunned down late Friday in Chicago's South Deering neighborhood is offering a reward for information about his murder. 1 comment

  14. Ethics Committee Releases Documents in Rush InvestigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    The House Ethics Committee released previously-confidential documents today in its ongoing investigation of Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush and allegations that he accepted improper and illegal contributions possibly amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars -- to his state and federal campaign committees. The committee makes public a twenty-page summary report on the allegations which were first filed with the committee this past January -- that "Rush's state and federal campaign committees may have accepted in-kind contributions, in the form of free office rental space, in violation of Illinois state law, House rules, and federal law."

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  15. Opinion: CPS Priorities - Millions for Wall Street, Nothing for StudentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    What do you get when you hire a banker to run the school board of the nation's third largest school district? Apparently, if you're Chicago you get hundreds of millions of dollars thrown away on bad deals with other bankers while failing to provide even the most basic of resources for students who need it most. That's the story being told in an extraordinary series of Chicago Tribune reports on Chicago Public Schools' decision to enter into up to $1 billion in risky bond loans pushed by board president David Vitale, a team of consultants and banks hungry to turn a profit on CPS' need to refinance debt.

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  16. Police: Boy, 15, Killed in South Deering ShootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    A Chicago mother can't understand why her 15-year-old son, an athlete at Butler College Prep, was shot and killed Friday night in a drive-by shooting. Deon Gilbert Jr. and a friend were walking near Trumbull Park in the 10400 block of Bensley Avenue around 10:45 p.m. when a dark-colored minivan pulled up and the driver shot Gilbert in the abdomen, according to police and witnesses. 1 comment

  17. Voters Report Problems at Chicago Polling LocationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Voters reported a slew of problems at polling locations around the Chicago area soon after voting kicked off at 6 a.m. "We ran into a number of issues," Chicago Board of Elections spokesman Jim Allen said, adding that there were staffing issues at some locations because only one or a few judges were present. One location had to be forced open because it was still closed at 6 a.m. At a polling location on East Wacker Drive, voters Mark Nunez and Ben Kaplan said election workers were not ready for voters.

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  18. 10 Things You Should Know About Wallenda and His StuntRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Nik Wallenda speaks at a news conference ahead of his Chicago walk. Anthony Ponce reports.

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  19. Building Collapses in West LawnRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Police responded to a call about a roof collapse on the 4100 block of W. 63rd St. at abouit 12:45 p.m., according to a Chicago police spokesperson. Two people were transported in critical condition and one person in fair condition to the hospital, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

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  20. Wallenda Says Biggest Challenge is Overcoming FearRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | NBC Chicago

    Nik Wallenda is ready for Sunday's tight rope walk over the Chicago River, regardless of the weather. NBC 5's Rob Elgas reports.

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