Navy Pier breaking ground on first hotel
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Navy Pier breaking ground on first hotel

Developers broke ground Wednesday on Navy Pier’s first hotel. The seven-story, 222 room hotel is located adjacent to Festival Hall and will give tourists floor-to-ceiling views of Lake…

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US says all eligible children under 5 have been reunited with their families
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US says all eligible children under 5 have been reunited with their families

The Trump administration announced that all eligible small children separated from their families as a result of the administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with their…

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New opioid treatment offered at Cook County hospitals
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New opioid treatment offered at Cook County hospitals

A new alternative detox is being offered at Cook County hospitals to help those suffering from an opioid addiction. The medication, Suboxone, is part of a new addiction…

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3-year-old boy killed in fire after being left alone in apartment
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3-year-old boy killed in fire after being left alone in apartment

A 3-year-old boy died over the weekend after he had been left alone in a locked apartment. Maqkwone Jones was in the foster care of his aunt when…

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Starbucks to eliminate plastic straws
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Starbucks to eliminate plastic straws

Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations by 2020. The company is making the change amid evidence of the environmental threats plastic straws pose to…

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4th of July Violence:  12 wounded, one fatally shot by the police
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4th of July Violence: 12 wounded, one fatally shot by the police

With high records of violence on past July 4th holidays, Chicago Police dispatched additional 1,500 on the street this year. Because of the greater police presence, the number…

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Amazon launches Whole Foods  Delivery in Chicago
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Amazon launches Whole Foods Delivery in Chicago

Amazon users in Chicago, as well as Houston, Minneapolis, and San Antonio, are now able to order groceries and other items from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now…

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Anti-violence protest will shut down part of Dan Ryan Expressway July 7th
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Anti-violence protest will shut down part of Dan Ryan Expressway July 7th

Rev. Michael Pfleger and hundreds of anti-violence activists plan to shut down part of the Dan Ryan Expressway in protest tomorrow, July 7th. The protest will take place…

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Cook County begins electronic filing for civil cases
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Cook County begins electronic filing for civil cases

Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown introduced the county’s new electronic filing system just in time to meet the Illinois Supreme Court deadline. The launch of this…

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Window washers strike to protest wages
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Window washers strike to protest wages

Chicago’s window washers went on strike Monday to demand higher wages and better benefits. About 260 window washers represented by Services Employees International Local 1 were covered by…

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