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  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    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.
  • Donate canned food, get free dessert at LongHorn

    Donate canned food, get free dessert at LongHorn
    Today through Thursday, LongHorn Steakhouse is offering a free dessert when customers donate canned food.  The non-perishables will be donated to local charities, shelters and food banks through the restaurant's LongHorn Steakhouse Harvest. According to...

    What to give a gardener

    Greener mower This electric mower -- lighter, easier to care for and causing much less air pollution than a gasoline one -- can handle even a lawn larger than the standard half-acre. The Remington Cordless PowerMower (Model MPS6017A) has a rechargeable...

    Man found under bridge is 3rd cold death of season

    Man found under bridge is 3rd cold death of season
    A man discovered unresponsive under a bridge in the North Park neighborhood this week became the third person to die from causes related to cold exposure this season, authorities said. David Kraft, 52, who was believed to be homeless and gave his home...

    Life in prison for 2011 Grant Park sex assault, robbery

    Life in prison for 2011 Grant Park sex assault, robbery
    A homeless man convicted last month in the 2011 robbery and sexual assault of a Schiller Park grandfather in Grant Park was sentenced to natural life in prison plus seven years today, according to prosecutors and court records. Cortez Foster, 47, was...