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How to … bike to work

There are only a couple days left of Chicago’s Bike to Work Week, but plenty of people commute this way year-round. Here’s how to get started: 1. Get a bike that fits you. Not too nice, not too crappy. If it’s expensive and you can’t keep it inside while you’re at work, it very well […]

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Mayor Emanuel will be watching you, always

The city’s network of cameras — already the nation’s biggest — is expanding. (Sun-Times) Here’s what happened when a Sun-Times reporter witnessed a shooting at a memorial for a victim. (Sun-Times) Lewis Jordan, head of the Chicago Housing Authority, resigned yesterday after reports that he used his city-issued credit cards on expensive dinners and gifts […]

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Hizformer sounds off

Snagging an interview with Richard M. Daley, as Chicago News Cooperative columnist James Warren did recently, is like winning a big stuffed bear at a carnival shooting gallery. It’s an exhilarating feat, but soon you realize that winning the bear is more thrilling than having it. Hizformer is clearly a deep thinker, but he’s not […]