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Police Officer Shoots Suspect While Pinned Him Between Cars On West Side

Police did not say how many shots the officer fired or if the suspect was armed. The officer suffered a possible broken leg; and the suspect is expected to survive. [ more › ]

Body Pulled From Columbus Park Lagoon Wednesday

The body of a man was pulled from the Columbus Park Lagoon on the city's West Side Wednesday morning, according to police. [ more › ]

A Few Handy Tips To Help Prevent Your Bike From Getting Stolen

Warmer weather means more bikes on the road, which means theft will likely spike. Here's what you can do to mitigate the odds of losing your ride in Chicago. [ more › ]

Thousands March In Chicago, Oak Brook For $15 and a Union

Thousands of low wage workers marched in the Loop Tuesday afternoon to demand a $15 an hour wage and union rights. Despite the rain, the workers and their supporters made a soggy trek from Daley Plaza to Trump Tower, then over the river to the Rock and Roll McDonald’s for a short rally. [ more › ]

Photos: This Rare Mansion That Survived The Chicago Fire Can Be Yours, For $2.85M

The historic, vintage property was one of the few spared in the 1871 blaze. [ more › ]

Dyke March Is Moving To Little Village For Pride This Year

The more social justice-oriented, less corporate little sister to Chicago's massive annual Boystown Pride Parade is moving to La Villita this year. [ more › ]

Cubs Will Shell Out $1M For New Security Cameras In Wrigleyville

The grant passed committee the day after the attacks in Manchester. [ more › ]

The Best Burger In Chicago Is Definitely Not What You Think It Is

Pickled jalepeños, miso butter and hoisin aioli make this surprising best burger pick stand out. [ more › ]

Jamila Woods & Chance The Rapper Ask CPS High School Students To Make Their New Video

The pair is making a clip for their Chicago-to-the-bone highlight "LSD," and they're looking for help with the concept. [ more › ]

Nearly 20 New Restaurants Are Headed To Taste Of Chicago

Here's all 67 participating vendors. Hope you're hungry. [ more › ]

Video Shows How Brutal It Is To Be Doored While Biking

The cyclist was biking through Wicker Park when they ran afoul of a swinging car door. [ more › ]

The 'Average' Chicago Wedding Is Supposedly $60,000. That's Insane.

Here are a few ad hoc tips, from my recent experience, for Chicagoans who might not want to spend their entire life savings on a wedding. [ more › ]

Twin Corpse Flowers Are Poised To (Doubly) Stink Up Chicago Botanic Garden

Two (!) of the infamous plants could soon bloom in all their "spoiled-eggs-meets-roadkill" pungent glory. Do you dare? [ more › ]

Low Wage Fast Food Workers Begin 2 Days Of #FF15 Protests

The demonstrations come ahead of McDonald's annual shareholders meeting in the suburbs. [ more › ]

The First All-Marshmallow Cafe Is Coming To Rogers Park

Hopefully opening the first week of June, XO Marshmallow (located at Sheridan and Lunt) will showcase handmade treats like S'mores tacos. [ more › ]

Illinois Ranks Worst In Black Unemployment Rate: Report

Seventy-seven thousand fewer black adults in Illinois were employed in 2016 than in 2000, researchers found. [ more › ]

Man Drops 2 Poodles From Parking Tower, Killing 1; Charged With Animal Cruelty

"I can't imagine why somebody would do it," said an Oak Lawn investigator. [ more › ]

27 Awesome Chicago Neighborhood Staycations

With summer on the way and at least 77 Chicago neighborhoods to explore, we've sketched out our ideal neighborhood staycation plans all over the city. [ more › ]

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