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  1. Kartemquin Celebrates 50 Years of Vital Documentaries at Anniversary GalaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | Chicago Sun-Times

    A road movie and coming-of-age tale, Hunt for the Wilderpeople is consistently clever and even moving-proof that we'll keep listening to familiar stories if they're "The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common.

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  2. newsFired Cicero parks worker, who spoke to FBI, gets $166,000 award | Chicago Sun-TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    A federal jury recently awarded $166,000 to a former Clyde Park District employee who claimed in a lawsuit she was fired for speaking to the FBI about alleged misuse of taxpayer money. While the park district is on the hook for that payout, the tab for taxpayers could approach $1 million if a judge rules the agency - which maintains recreation programs and parkland in west suburban Cicero - must also cover the attorney fees for the former employee, Laura Perez-Garcia, court records show.

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  3. newsPalos Hills man wins $250,000 lottery prize | Chicago Sun-TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Nasir Abobakr, 52, bought a $250,000 Tax Refund lottery ticket at the Oak Lawn Shell at 5601 W. 87th St. in Oak Lawn, according to the Illinois Lottery. $250,000 Tax Refund is a $5 ticket that offers $250,000 in prizes, including four top prizes of $250,000.

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  4. Elections 2016Read the original story

    Mar 16, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Hillary Clinton touched down in Chicago on Monday for a fundraiser on Navy Pier, a few hours before she hits Wisconsin for a multi-city swing. About $1 million more was spent on just three Illinois legislative primary races than was spent on every House and Senate race in the 2014 primary.

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  5. the Watchdogs: Pension funds lost millions on deals with Daley nephew, Obama palRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    A real estate venture created by President Barack Obama's onetime boss and a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley squandered $68 million it was given to invest on behalf of pension plans for Chicago teachers, cops, city employees and transit workers, a Chicago Sun-Times investigation has found. The five public pension funds haven't made a dime on the investments they made nearly a decade ago with DV Urban Realty Partners, a company created by Obama's ex-boss Allison S. Davis and Daley nephew Robert G. Vanecko, records show.

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  6. Chicago church worker cut from 'American Idol'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | chicagotribune.com

    Chicago church worker Manny Torres, the last "Idol" contestant with local ties, was cut from the show Thursday after failing to secure enough votes from the viewers. Torres, 21, and three other contestants did not make the top 10 of the singing competition, which is in its 15th and final season.

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  7. Chicago case among dozen in which Apple resists FBI request for dataRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | chicagotribune.com

    Apple is resisting an FBI request to access the iPhone of a Chicago-area couple accused of fraud, raising the same high-tech privacy issues that have gained national attention in a California terrorism case. Battling the order that it help unlock the phone used by San Bernardino, Calif., gunman Syed Farook , Apple's attorney released details Tuesday of a dozen instances in recent months in which the federal government sought data from Apple devices by invoking the All Writs Act of 1789.

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  8. Police warn of child luring attempt in Portage ParkRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Chicago police are cautioning residents of the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side after a child luring attempt was reported Monday evening. Two girls were walking in the 5200 block of West Agatite about 5:10 p.m. Monday when they saw a minivan park behind them, according to an alert from Area North detectives.

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  9. Mitchell: Is Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan starstruck?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    But the offer by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to use the organization's legendary security force as the pop star's bodyguards during her moneymaking world tour has me riled up. Poor black men and women are dying on the streets of Chicago everyday and the Nation of Islam is nowhere to be seen.

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  10. the Watchdogs: Will Webb ever release Koschman records?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    The investigations of David Koschman's death are over: Former Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew is on probation for involuntary manslaughter, four cops have retired to avoid punishment for their roles in the case, and two others are fighting suspensions. But thousands of pages of evidence remain walled off from public view under the state's grand-jury protection law, including statements from Daley and his relatives.

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  11. Field Museum resurrects ancient Peruvian beerRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    A couple of Chicago brewers have re-created a beer first produced more than a millennium ago by a group of cloistered women who worked atop a mountain in the Andes range of Peru. The first step for John Laffler and David Bleitner, the pair behind Off Color Brewing, was to pick the brain of Field Museum archeologist Ryan Williams, who unearthed an ancient high altitude brewery in 2004.

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  12. Editorial: Four more endorsements for CongressRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Early voting at satellite facilities begins Monday. For suburban Cook County sites, go to www.countyclerk.com .

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  13. Milder and relatively snow-free winter saving Chicago millionsRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has his hands full with a financial crisis at the Chicago Public Schools, a federal civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department and a homicide rate that's twice as high as it was last year. But there's at least one thing in the mayor's world that's going better than expected: Chicago's comparatively mild and snow-free winter weather and the lower snow removal costs that come with it.

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  14. Editorial: Kim Foxx for Cook County statea s attorneyRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Three names that will not be on the ballot on March 15 should guide your choice in the Democratic primary for Cook County state's attorney: All three of these young people were killed on the streets of Chicago. The first by a police officer who shot him 16 times.

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  15. Sweet: Clinton campaign to open 2 Chicago officesRead the original story

    Feb 21, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Some takeaways after the South Carolina Republican primary and the Nevada Democratic caucus, with voting on the Strip, produced clear winners on Saturday: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. With the Illinois primary looming March 15 and early voting already started, the Clinton Illinois operation will open two campaign offices on Tuesday at 5401 S. Wentworth Ave. and 1543 N. Wells St. Team Clinton planted a finance staffer in Chicago last April as she launched her presidential bid.

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  16. Coming rebirth of Childrena s Memorial Hospital site brings relief to Lincoln ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Some Lincoln Park residents are eager for the demolition of the former Children's Memorial Hospital to breathe new life into the neighborhood. Lincoln Park resident David Varnerin says some of his neighbors still won't speak to him after he and other members of the Lincoln Central Association first came out as strong supporters for the development of what was once the Children's Memorial Hospital.

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  17. Loop streets reopened, CTA trains running after Friday's high windsRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    High winds blew tarps from a building under construction at 150 N. Riverside Plaza Friday afternoon. Debris falling from building forced the closure of Wacker Dr. at Orleans St. Loop streets have reopened and the CTA is running trains on its Pink and Green lines Saturday afternoon after Friday's damaging winds blew gusts of more than 60 mph throughout the city.

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  18. Damaging winds batter Chicago areaRead the original story

    Feb 19, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Damaging wind gusts of more than 60 mph across the Chicago area Friday forced several Loop buildings to evacuate and have left more than 50,000 ComEd customers without power. Peak afternoon wind gusts of 62 mph were recorded at O'Hare, with 61 mph gusts at Midway, according to the National Weather Service.

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  19. Garbage fee starts in April; no late penalties or water cut-offs in 2016Read the original story

    Feb 19, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Chicago will soon begin billing $9.50-a-month for garbage collection, but don't worry about late fees - at least for this year. Chicago's $9.50-a-month garbage collection fee will be tacked on to water bills beginning in April, but it can be paid throughout the year without fear of late fees or water cut-offs, a top mayoral aide said Friday.

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  20. Federal appeals court says cabdrivers arena t city employeesRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Veteran cabdriver Melissa Callahan had argued that cabbies struggling to survive in the Uber age are not coming close to earning the minimum wage after expenses such as lease fees, gasoline and insurance are deducted. A federal appeals court panel has dismissed a class-action lawsuit that sought financial relief for struggling Chicago cabdrivers based on a novel theory that cabbies are so heavily regulated they should be classified as city employees guaranteed the city's $10-an-hour minimum wage and compensated for overtime.

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