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One of the first post-ban ADUs in Chicago.

“Created by Via Chicago Architects × Diseñadores and interior designer Anne Rezac, the coach house is one of the first to be built under Chicago’s ADU ordinance, which officials say intends to expand housing access by increasing the stock of […]

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The mayor’s panic attacks.

“Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson is “stressed out” and has been admitted to the hospital for panic attacks. That’s according to veteran Chicago journalists John Kass and Anita Padilla, who discussed Johnson’s panic attacks on an episode of WGN-AM’s Chicago Way […]

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Someone finally invented a hot dog croissant.

“The limited-edition pastry, a collab between Daisies and The Wieners Circle, launched Tuesday after a series of video teasers starring Daisies’ pastry chef and some famously foul-mouthed Wieners Circle staffers.” ~ learn more

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Guilty verdict for alderman-racketeer Ed Burke.

“The conviction caps a stunning fall from grace for an old-school politician who wielded his power for decades as the head of the City Council’s Committee on Finance, which controls much of the city’s spending. … The 79-year-old Burke was […]

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Chicago is most corrupt city 4 years straight.

“The report uses public corruption statistics published by the U.S. Department of Justice from 1976 through 2021. In those 45 years, Chicago’s elected officials and public servants weaseled their way to a record 1,824 corruption convictions, according to the report.” ~ learn […]

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Maria Pappas 2024 calendar.

She’s the Cook County Treasurer. I hope this is real, though I’m still not sure. One problem is that July appears twice! But she does publish an annual calendar showcasing her collection of jackets — link to a story about […]

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Why Chicago is losing the war on rats.

Be warned: cringy stories within. “An investigation by the Illinois Answers Project and Block Club Chicago shows that since the beginning of the pandemic, record rat complaints have overwhelmed city services. The city’s resources are stretched thin, and so many […]