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In Chicago, police misconduct has a hefty price tag

Mar 13, 2015
Chicago paid more than half a billion dollars over 10 years, and it's not alone.
Posted In: police, Ferguson, Chicago, civil rights

In Chicago mayoral race, money talks

Feb 23, 2015
With a huge fundraising lead, Rahm Emanuel rises in the polls.
Posted In: Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, election spending

Designers gave us the Doublemint twins – and much more

Nov 19, 2014
Husband-and-wife team of Dorothy and Otis Shepard left a lasting mark on 20th-century design.
Posted In: Chicago Cubs, Chicago, Wrigley, design

Vinyl record sales have jumped to 6 million

Sep 15, 2014
Vinyl sales are experiencing a boom among a younger audience.
Posted In: vinyl records, buying music, music industry, Chicago

Forget ketchup. How about foie gras mousse?

Sep 2, 2014
Chicago restaurants elevate hot dogs to gourmet status.
Posted In: Chicago, hot dogs, food and drink, restaurants

Twitter bot helps Chicago find dirty restaurants

Aug 28, 2014
Most food poisoning isn't reported, so health officials are turning to the web.
Posted In: public health, Twitter, Chicago, restaurants
Flooding in Chicago, April 2013

Who will pay for climate change? Not us, insurer says

May 14, 2014
One insurer sues Chicago, saying the city could have prevented flood damage from a predicted downpour.
Posted In: Chicago, flood insurance

Is Chicago America's funniest city?

Apr 22, 2014
What warm weather Chicago lacks, it makes up for in humor
Posted In: Chicago, boston, Atlanta

Is this town the Luxembourg of Illinois sales tax?

Apr 7, 2014
Companies based in Chicago record sales in Kankakee and other towns outside the city to lower tax bills.
Posted In: Chicago, Taxes

Chicago's winter and a commuter-rail system in trouble

Feb 18, 2014
Delayed trains left commuters standing in icy winds, and revealed an accident waiting to happen.
Posted In: polar vortex, Chicago, public transportation

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