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Lake May Be Off Limits for Fourth of July Swimming

Lake May Be Off Limits for Fourth of July Swimming

Jessica Osborne roller-bladed down to Oak Street Beach on Chicago’s lakefront on Wednesday, two days before the big Fourth of July holiday. The beach typically would be packed, a wall of people sunning themselves, playing volleyball and dipping in the waters of Lake Michigan. But the beach was mostly empty. After heavy rains dumped stormwater […]

Chicago Bulls Star Shines

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Chicago Bulls Star Shines

Two outstanding Chicago area students Jessica Zamudio and Elizabeth Pena were surprised Tuesday when they found they were getting help from some big names who wanted to help send them to college. Chicago Bulls Guard Jimmy Butler, along with Sun Life Regional Group Manager Michael Techtmann and Sun Life Voluntary Benefits Practice Leader Stephen Barreca, […]

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Lawmakers Call for More Trauma Centers in City’s Most Violent Communities

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Lawmakers Call for More Trauma Centers in City’s Most Violent Communities

Two Illinois lawmakers on Wednesday called for more trauma centers on Chicago’s South and West Sides, saying a key new study shows that if ambulance rides are more than five miles away, victims are more likely to die. “No one should die because of their zip codes,” said state Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago). She attended […]

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