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  1. Ferris wheel from Chicago begins operating in MissouriRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Norwalk Citizen News

    A 150-foot tall Ferris wheel from Chicago's Navy Pier has started operating in the Missouri tourist destination of Branson. The Springfield News -Leader reports that about 200 people turned out Thursday morning for its grand opening.


  2. New baby at Chicago zoo is 109 pounds, wears stripesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | Norwalk Citizen News

    The unnamed foal is a Grevy's zebra, the third born to 9-year-old Adia . Zoo staff arrived early Saturday to find the newborn already standing with her mother in their habitat.


  3. Communities across Illinois take up Airbnb regulation debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 20 | Norwalk Citizen News

    In this photo taken Friday, June 17, 2016, Laura Schofield poses for a portrait in her Chicago home where she offers up a bedroom for Airbnb travelers. Schofield, a mother of four in the city's Humboldt Park neighborhood, said renting a room in her home for around $50 a night helps her make ends meet after a divorce.


  4. McDonald's to move to Chicago and take over Oprah's old digsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 13 | Norwalk Citizen News

    This Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, photo shows the sign on the McDonald's on 42nd Street near Times Square in New York. McDonald's is moving back to Chicago and into the old home of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."


  5. Chicago Maritime Museum gets new permanent location on riverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 2 | Norwalk Citizen News

    The Chicago Maritime Museum has a new permanent location for the thousands of artifacts it uses to guide visitors through history stretching from Native American canoeists and French fur traders to steam-powered vessels and recreational sailing. The museum will open to the public Saturday at its new location in the Bridgeport Art Center on the Bubbly Creek branch of the Chicago River.


  6. How A Mound of Clay Becomes A PitcherRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | Norwalk Citizen News

    Makers are at the heart of the Food52 Shop , and we love to share their stories - so we partnered with our friends at Pure Leaf's Tea House Collection to feature a few in their Traveling Tea House. Some people who work with clay prefer to be called by different names : ceramicists, ceramic artists, potters.


  7. Young girl choked in Chicago restaurant, main jailedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | Norwalk Citizen News

    A man has been charged in the choking of an 8-year-old girl in a bathroom at a downtown Chicago restaurant. Cook County jail records show 33-year-old Reese M. Hartstirn is being held without bond on charges of felony aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery to a child.


  8. City announces plans for Navy Pier hotelRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2016 | Norwalk Citizen News

    The city of Chicago says construction of the first hotel at a popular tourist attraction Navy Pier will begin next year. A mayor's office statement says the project will be developed and operated by a national hotel management company, First Hospitality Group , Inc. The building's projected to cost around $90 million.


  9. Tide could roll in Round 2 of NFL draftRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Norwalk Citizen News

    The Chicago skyline and Buckingham Fountain are lit for the first round of the NFL football draft at Grant Park, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. The Chicago skyline and Buckingham Fountain are lit for the first round of the NFL football draft at Grant Park, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago.


  10. Lots of blarney in the Savannah lore about St. Patrick's DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | Norwalk Citizen News

    In this Friday, March 11, 2016 photo, a crowd watches as the cast-iron fountain in Forsyth Park sprays water dyed green less a week before the St. Patrick's Day parade in Savannah, Ga. While dying the fountains in Savannah's parks is a longstanding St. Patrick's Day tradition, many visitors believe the city dyes the Savannah River as well.


  11. Food truck festivals return to downtown ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 | Norwalk Citizen News

    Chicago's food truck festivals are returning, and this year they'll be joined by mobile boutiques selling items such as shoes and clothing. Friday marked the return of "Food Truck Fests" to Daley Plaza.


  12. Chicago's Navy Pier to open new, taller Ferris wheel May 27Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2016 | Norwalk Citizen News

    The new 196-foot Ferris wheel will stand 49 feet taller and fit up to 180 more passengers per ride than the previous attraction, which opened in 1995 and was removed in October. The replacement also will have temperature-controlled gondolas, padded seats, TV screens and speakers.


  13. Blizzard batters northwest Indiana with over foot of snowRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | Norwalk Citizen News

    Shoppers on Chicago's Magnificent Mile endure blowing snow and high winds off Lake Michigan as a winter storm begins in the greater Chicago and northwest Indiana area Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Chicago. The storm is moving through parts of the Midwest stretching from Missouri northeast through Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, with blizzard warnings for counties in eastern Illinois and northwestern Indiana.


  14. Chicago's Shedd Aquarium takes in stranded sea otter pupRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2016 | Norwalk Citizen News

    In this Jan. 27, 2016 photo provided by the John G. Shedd Aquarium, Christy Sterling, assistant supervisor of penguins and sea otters at the aquarium in Chicago, helps an orphaned southern sea otter pup dry off after swimming in the waters of the Regenstein Sea Otter Nursery in Chicago. The female pup was found alone on Carmel Beach in Carmel, Calif., on Jan. 6., and arrived in Chicago on Jan. 27 from Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.


  15. Coalition seeks special prosecutor in fatal police shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2016 | Norwalk Citizen News

    A coalition of civil rights attorneys and others filed a court petition Tuesday seeking to force Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to hand over the prosecution and any further investigation involving the fatal police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald to a special prosecutor. The petition, which comes as Alvarez finds herself in a primary battle for her job in large part because of this case, contends that her ties to police force and the officers' union raise serious questions about her ability and willingness to prosecute Officer Jason Van Dyke and perhaps charge other officers.


  16. Autopsy reports found from 1929 Valentine's Day massacreRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | Norwalk Citizen News

    In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 photo, James Sledge, an executive officer at the Cook County Medical Examiner's office in Chicago, holds one of the original autopsy reports from the infamous Valentine's Day massacre 87 years ago. Sledge, a local history buff, asked if he could look at the reports from the attack that left seven men dead in a Chicago garage and widely believed to have been ordered by Al Capone.


  17. Van Gogh's bedroom recreated in Chicago as Airbnb rentalRead the original story

    Feb 10, 2016 | Norwalk Citizen News

    The Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 photo provided by The Art Institute of Chicago shows a Chicago apartment decorated to look like Vincent van Gogh's painting of his bedroom in the south of France. The room in Chicago's River North neighborhood is listed on Airbnb as if the artist himself were renting it for $10 a night.


  18. The Latest on Mardi Gras: Cold is relative as parades rollRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2016 | Norwalk Citizen News

    The North Side Skull & Bone Gang parade down the streets during the wake up call for Mardi Gras, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in New Orleans. Their costumes are intended to represent the dead and they bring a serious message, reminding people of their mortality and the need to live a productive and good life.


  19. Chinese-led investors plan to buy Chicago Stock ExchangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | Norwalk Citizen News

    This Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, shows the building that houses the Chicago Stock Exchange in Chicago. The Chicago Stock Exchange, which was founded more than a century ago, is being bought by an investor group led by a Chinese company.


  20. 24 cities every music lover should experience before they dieRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2016 | Norwalk Citizen News

    From the pioneering electro sounds of Berlin to the grunge scene of Seattle, some of the world's biggest cities have birthed the very best in music. From the US and Canada to Europe and South America, here are 24 cities every music lover should add to their bucket list.


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