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Another attack, as McCarthy vows results

Despite more police and the presence of the Guardian Angels, violence persisted on the near north side as several people were attacked and robbed on a train near the Chicago Brown Line stop. (Sun-Times) Police charged three people with robbing passengers on CTA buses. (Tribune) Newly minted police superintendent Garry McCarthy says police will attempt […]

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Hey, we’re all still here!

Well, the world didn’t end Saturday, and the seer who predicted it would happen (as he said it would in 1994) is searching for answers. (San Francisco Chronicle) But there was a massive tornado in Joplin, Missouri, Sunday, which killed 89 people and destroyed most of the town. (Kansas City Star/NY Times) A Chicago Streets […]

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So you make a few dollars. StubHub makes a few dollars. Should Chicago get to wet its beak?

Lawyers from the city of Chicago and StubHub Inc. stood before the Illinois Supreme Court Tuesday and argued a case whose results could transform Chicago’s ticket-selling industry. The current price of a ticket to a sporting event, concert, or theatrical performance in Chicago includes a 12 percent amusement tax: the city gets 9 percent and […]