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Chance the Snapper is now 5 feet long

He’s the alligator who lived in Humboldt Park last summer. “Chance is also asserting himself as the “boss” of his pen, which includes about 20 other animals.” | learn more

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Chicago Inno 25 under 25

When I stopped thinking of these lists as rankings and instead realized they were just one of many tools that highlight interesting people, I grew fonder of them. I particularly like this age bracket because it’s inspiring to see the […]

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Are people really leaving Streeterville?

Well, yes. But for how long? “Ald. Brian Hopkins warned of a mass exodus following looting on Michigan Avenue. But it may take more for people to flee the utopia built by Mayors Rahm Emanuel and Richard M. Daley.” | learn more

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Zillow 2020 urban-suburban market report

This report seems to cover everywhere but Chicago. The conclusion runs contrary to most headlines proclaiming the death of cities. Does anyone have data about what’s happening with urban/suburban migration patterns in Chicago? “In light of the changing work landscape, […]

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State’s Attorney Kim Foxx defends herself

She’s been accused for years of running a catch and release program for criminals. “After looters caused mayhem on the Magnificent Mile early Monday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and police Superintendent David Brown pointed fingers at a now-familiar target: Cook […]

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A bad look for criminal accountability

This is the story of one guy’s day during Chicago’s most recent looting spree. He throws a brick through the Burberry store window, throws another brick at a cop (on video), gets arrested and heads to bond court where he’s […]

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Chicago’s second scooter pilot starts soon

“The pilot launches Aug. 12 and will include vendors Lime, Bird and Spin, according to an announcement from the Chicago Department of Transportation. The pilot, which ends in mid-December, will have four times as many scooters as last year’s program […]