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Tribune staff reporterFirst impressions: In space formerly occupied by a coffeehouse called Gourmand in Printer's Row, Cafe Mediterra has pushed out old sofas and upholstered chairs, replacing them with wooden tables and chairs. The place still looks slightly spare, but the...
Tribune staff reportersThe day after New Year's 1996, operatives for Barack Obama filed into a barren hearing room of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. There they began the tedious process of challenging hundreds of signatures on the nominating petitions of state...
Headed for your real estate closing? No matter which side of the table you'll be on, have a Plan B. That's because a new study of real estate agents found that one-third of home-purchase transactions in September, October and November were postponed or...
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
An early spring will bring not only May flowers to the farmers markets this year, but also an abundance of farm-fresh produce earlier than usual, while preparations for Chicago's first NATO summit will delay two downtown markets. The Daley Plaza...
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Ahead of the heatwave expected to bring 100-degree temperatures to the area, Chicago Public School officials have canceled summer school classes at 10 schools that lack air conditioning. Classes have been canceled at the following schools: Altgeld,...
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For a second time in two weeks, the summertime heat has led to the cancellation of Chicago Public School summer classes, officials said. CPS chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard has ordered summer school classes cancelled at 18 schools that do not...
Tribune reporterMayor Rahm Emanuel wants to put a long standing Chicago practice on the books to ensure that police detain only undocumented immigrants who are suspected or convicted criminals. The symbolic ordinance Emanuel proposed Tuesday would allow city police to...
We're delighted to welcome everyone to the 28th edition ofthe Chicago Tribune'sPrinters Row Lit Fest, the largest annual gathering of book lovers between the coasts. Appropriately, the historic Printers Row neighborhood in the South Loop is again the...
Tribune reporterAn imprisoned top adviser and fundraiser for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich admitted to conduct that could have brought about federal scrutiny, but he disputed the charges a federal jury convicted him of in 2008. "I have done things I could have been...
Change of SubjectGeorge N. Leighton, 6/29/2012. Tribune photo by Terence Antonio James In a startling break with tradition, Cook County has just named its central courthouse after former Judge George N. Leighton. The tradition I’m referring to isn’t the long-...
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