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  • Group picked by Quinn administration made no loans, but kept $150,000

    Group picked by Quinn administration made no loans, but kept $150,000
    As Gov. Pat Quinn's aides sought to pump up an anti-violence program ahead of his November 2010 election bid, they decided to add to the pot $3.76 million in federal disaster recovery funds from Hurricane Ike to make loans to small businesses.
  • Police: Gunman and victim in Loop shooting 'had been friends for years'

    Police: Gunman and victim in Loop shooting 'had been friends for years'
    Less than a week after Tony DeFrances learned that he was being demoted as part of a downsizing of his company, authorities said he walked into his boss’s office Thursday morning for a one-on-one. Apparently upset about his demotion, DeFrances,...

    City shootings leave 2 dead, 2 wounded

    City shootings leave 2 dead, 2 wounded
    Chicago shootings this morning left two people dead and two others wounded, according to police. The four people shot included a CEO critically wounded on the 17th floor of an office building in the Loop and the gunman who shot him and then took his own...

    At the Den Theatre, a game-changing new space in Wicker Park

    At the Den Theatre, a game-changing new space in Wicker Park
    That which lies behind the door of 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. is a game-changer for theater in the hip Chicago neighborhood of Wicker Park.  I took myself over to that address earlier this week, curious about the new storefront space being readied for The...

    Arts should be live and local, not mailed from the Met

    Arts should be live and local, not mailed from the Met
    In 1883, the company's first year, New York's Metropolitan Opera began to tour. These great overland voyages of ear-pleasing sopranos, colorful tenors and their trunks and accouterments, grew in scope and stature over the early years of the 20th century,...