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  • City announces proposed food truck stand locations

    City announces proposed food truck stand locations
    Food trucks may soon find special parking spots near City Hall, NBC Tower, Harold Washington College, Buckingham Fountain and Lincoln Park Zoo, among other high-traffic locations in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday presented the City Council with...
  • Concealed carry: Illinois businesses face a loaded issue over concealed carry law

     Concealed carry: Illinois businesses face a loaded issue over concealed carry law
    You could miss it walking by. A small red circle with a line crossing over an image of a gun and a knife, printed on white paper and posted just east of the entrance: "NO WEAPONS." But the makeshift sign outside Keefer's Restaurant on Chicago's Near...
  • First food truck locations nearly set

    First food truck locations nearly set
    A City Council committee today signed off on 21 locations where food trucks will be able to park on a regular basis, but two others didn’t make the cut. The ordinance making food trucks legal requires that at least 30 “food truck stands&...
  • A guide to Chicago-speak for Boston fans

    A guide to Chicago-speak for Boston fans
    Here are some tips on how to talk Chicago. First off, it's Chi-CAW-go, not Chi-CAA-go. Nationwide, you hear that second pronunciation more than the first. But among longtime Chicagoans, you hear the first much more often. Some other words and phrases:...
  • Interview: 'Iron Man' vs. 'Man of Steel'? Gwyneth Paltrow shows mettle

    Interview: 'Iron Man' vs. 'Man of Steel'? Gwyneth Paltrow shows mettle
    If there was any sort of competition between the year’s most anticipated superhero films, “Iron Man 3” and “Man of Steel” — which opened at the U.S. box office six weeks apart — “Iron Man” actress...
  • FBI releases detailed photo of escaped bank robber's tattoo

    FBI releases detailed photo of escaped bank robber's tattoo
    The FBI has released a detailed photograph of a distinctive devil tattoo on the right shoulder of escaped bank robber Kenneth Conley, but has no new leads on his whereabouts since his escape with his cellmate from the Metropolitan Correctional Center...
  • Driver charged, Critical Mass ride memorializes bicyclist

    Driver charged, Critical Mass ride memorializes bicyclist
    A Park Ridge man has been charged with reckless homcide and aggravated drunken driving in the death of Robert "Bobby" Cann as he rode his bicycle Wednesday in Old Town, as the biking community is set to memorialize Cann in the monthly Critical Mass bike...
  • Cops: Well-dressed man stealing from downtown office buildings

    Cops: Well-dressed man stealing from downtown office buildings
    Surveillance photos have been released of a “nicely dressed’’ man who is suspected of making off with office equipment during two thefts from West Loop businesses. The man was captured on security video entering businesses during...
  • Shootings leave 4 dead since Friday evening

    Shootings leave 4 dead since Friday evening
    At least four men have been killed and three others wounded since Friday evening, according to police. The latest violence came a day after 13 people were shot in a South Side park and just hours after a 14-year-old boy was killed Friday afternoon....
  • Lawyer: Chicago to pay $2.4 million to man injured by drunk city worker

    A man injured when a drunk Chicago municipal worker plowed a city-owned truck into a group of pedestrians two years ago will receive more than $2.4 million from the city, one of his lawyers said Monday. Stephen Dewart, then 27, was passing out fliers...
  • Lake Shore Drive overnight closures begin tonight

    Lake Shore Drive overnight closures begin tonight
    Overnight lane closures on Lake Shore Drive could complicate travel this autumn for those who use the road between North Avenue and Balbo Drive. Starting Monday, a resurfacing project will result in lane closures four nights a week between about 8 p.m....