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  1. Protesters to target Chicago shopping area on Black FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 25 | The Plain Dealer

    Small groups of demonstrators gathered again Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue shopping district during the Black Friday shopping bonanza. About two dozen protesters gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office a day after authorities released a graphic squad-car video showing the officer firing an entire magazine into 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.


  2. Cleveland native Nick Gehlfuss starring in NBC's 'Chicago Med'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 22 |

    Cleveland native Nick Gehlfuss is not a doctor, but he plays one on TV. In fact, he plays an extremely dedicated, caring and committed doctor on NBC's "Chicago Med," which premiered Nov. 17. The third of executive producer Dick Wolf's three "Chicago" series, the "Chicago Fire" spin-off follows the day-to-day chaos of the city's newest state-of-the-art trauma center.


  3. Geigers count on downtown for their third store: My ClevelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 5 |

    Chas Geiger and his kid brother, Gordon, run Geiger's clothes and sports stores in Lakewood and Chagrin Falls. At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, they're opening a third store downtown at 1020 Euclid Ave. Chas: Our grandfather, Charley, and his brother, Howard, had a haberdashery business prior to the Depression.


  4. Barbara Byrd-Bennett's name axed from Cleveland schools training centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2015 |

    The Cleveland school board voted Tuesday night to drop former district chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett's name from its training facility in Bratenahl. Byrd-Bennett, who left Cleveland in 2006 but became CEO of the Chicago Public Schools in 2012, pleaded guilty Oct. 13 to agreeing to bribes and kickbacks for steering more than $20 million in contracts there to a former employer.


  5. First look: Beerhead bar caps off flurry of new openings in Cleveland FlatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 |

    Two months ago, there was dust, dumpsters everywhere, traffic barriers and workers in hard hats lining the streets, forklifts in the sky. These days, there are partyers and pedestrians coming for a look at the bars, restaurants and clubs -- not to mention the river and the bridges .


  6. Two events on Monday will make the case to vote 'yes' on Issue 8: Cuyahoga Arts Tax RenewalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | The Plain Dealer

    Two events on Monday at the City Club of Cleveland and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will lay out the case for renewing Cuyahoga County's 10-year, 30-cents-a-pack tax for cigarettes to support arts and culture. Instead, they'll present supporters who are being given opportunities to say why voters should vote yes on Issue 8, to extend the tax another 10 years.


  7. Rail users meeting in Cleveland look to expand routes, improve passenger experienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2015 | The Plain Dealer

    The Rail Users Network , a voice for both Amtrak and city transit passengers, is looking for your ideas on how to expand rail service and improve the experience of riding long-distance and urban trains. The non-profit national group is holding its annual meeting Saturday at the downtown headquarters of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.


  8. Chicago Air & Water Show skydiving accident: Ohio soldier dies of injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2015 | The Plain Dealer

    A U.S. Army skydiver who had served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan died Sunday from injuries suffered in a midair collision with another jumper during a stunt at the Chicago Air & Water Show, authorities said. Corey Hood of Cincinnati, Ohio, who had recently turned 32, was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, said Mario Johnson, a Cook County medical examiner's investigator.


  9. 2 parachutists injured at Chicago air show; one clips high-rise's roofRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2015 | The Plain Dealer

    Two parachutists were seriously injured Saturday during the Chicago Air & Water Show, including one who witnesses say clipped the top of a high-rise apartment building and fell to the ground in the city's Gold Coast neighborhood. The two men were taken in serious-to-critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Saturday morning, Fire Department spokesman Juan Hernandez said.


  10. Lynde Vespoli shows visitors our tunnels, tombstones and more: My ClevelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2015 |

    There is a really cool reason why the company name is Discover My Cleveland. It is a destination management company, referred to in the industry as a DMC, the company's initials.


  11. Hilton Cleveland Downtown hotel on time and budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2015 |

    The $276 million Hilton Cleveland Downtown hotel remains on track and on budget, the project manager told Cuyahoga County Council on Tuesday. And there is still a chance that an underground walkway could be built below Lakeside Avenue to connect the hotel and Huntington Garage, where guests will park, said Jeffrey Appelbaum, the Cleveland lawyer managing the project for the county.


  12. Woman awakes to find strange man sleeping on couch: Lakewood police blotterRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2015 |

    Disorderly conduct, Lakewood Heights Boulevard: At 4:03 a.m. August 2, a Lakewood Heights Boulevard woman told police she fell asleep in her apartment the previous night and woke up that morning to find a man she didn't know sleeping on her couch. The man was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct.


  13. Destination Cleveland challenges skeptics to experience the best of the city this summer...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 |

    It might surprise you. 2. Get to the Feast of the Assumption August 13-16 in Little Italy.


  14. TV comedy pioneer Jack Carter dies at age 93Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 |

    Jack Carter, whose brash, caustic comedy made him a star in early television and helped him sustain a career of more than a half-century in TV, nightclubs, movies and on stage, died of respiratory failure at his Beverly Hills, California, home, a family spokesman said. In 1948, when network television was beginning, Carter starred in a series of variety shows on ABC.


  15. Cleveland Museum of Art installing Anish Kapoor sculpture on its grounds MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 |

    The Cleveland Museum of Art announced Monday it would be installing on its grounds today a large sculpture by Anish Kapoor , creator of the world-famous "Bean" in Millennium Park in Chicago. The work, entitled "C-Curve," will be part of the museum's Donna and Stewart Kohl Sculpture Garden, and is described as a one-year loan from an unnamed private collector.


  16. Charles Eisenstat, of Pour Cleveland, switches from law to coffee: Reinvention (photos, video)Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 |

    Charles Eisenstat traded in being an attorney for the opportunity to make and pour coffee for a living. And he made the change after just a few years of using his legal and analytical skills.


  17. Blackhawks' fantasy comes true for Jason Kipnis: Cleveland Indians notesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 |

    No. 1 the Indians were in town to play the Chicago Cubs when the Blackhawks were hosting the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL Final with a chance to clinch their third championship in the last six years. No. 2 the Indians and Cubs game on Monday was rained out in time to let Kipnis join his family and friends at a bar in Wrigleyville to watch the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup with a 2-0 victory.


  18. One more week to see amazing 'Visitors' video at MOCA ClevelandRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2015 |

    This is the last full week to see "The Visitors," an extraordinary video installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland that remains on view through Sunday, May 24. A work by Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson , "The Visitors" documents a captivatingly oddball, hour-long musical performance amid the shabby splendor of the Rokeby mansion in New York's Hudson Valley. MOCA, located in University Circle's Uptown at 11400 Euclid Ave., the tip of the Euclid-Mayfield Road triangle, is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday until 9 p.m. At a time when consciousness is slivered into so many micro-bytes, "The Visitors," rivets a viewer's attention for its full 64 minutes.


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