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Busy Day at the Polls in Highland Park

Busy Day at the Polls in Highland Park

It’s not even 10 a.m. and election site manager Jeff Cohen, 44, has barely had a second to take a break from his poll watching duties at Highland Park High School since the doors opened at 6 a.m. He said the voter turnout this year feels much heavier than the last presidential election when he […]

Northshore Voting, Steady, Good Turnout, No Lines

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Who’s Better at Taking Care of Business? 10th District Voters Decide

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Who’s Better at Taking Care of Business? 10th District Voters Decide

Styx front man and former Roseland resident Dennis DeYoung talks about the old neighborhood. The race for IL 10th congressional district is tight; both candidates, Rep. Robert Dold & challenger Brad Schneider take turns in the hot seat. Rick sits down with legendary filmmaker Robert Zemeckis.

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Chicago Bosnian Community Says ‘No Peace Without Justice’

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Chicago Bosnian Community Says ‘No Peace Without Justice’

Samir Biscevic doesn’t sign his paintings, because they’re never finished. Nor does he seemed finished with his paintings that keep him locked into his home country, Bosnia, and the atrocities that spilled much blood and left deep scars. “My paintings are not beautiful. There is no beauty here,” Biscevic said as he surveyed about 70 […]

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DePaul Students Watch Debate, Approve Obama’s Performance

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DePaul Students Watch Debate, Approve Obama’s Performance

If there were any supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at DePaul University’s debate watching party Tuesday night, they did a good job of hiding it. The 50 students who gathered in DePaul’s Brownstone Lounge to view the town hall debate lazed on comfy chairs, worked on homework, attentively checked their Facebook and Twitter […]

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Efforts to preserve Hegewisch Marsh underway

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Efforts to preserve Hegewisch Marsh underway

Judy Lihota, president of the Calumet Ecological Park Association, has been fighting for more than a decade to preserve the natural environment in the Calumet region of Chicago on the South East Side. In 1990, former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley wanted to bulldoze her house to build an airport. She lives in Hegewisch, the farthest […]

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Lawmakers looking to crack down on metal thieves

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Lawmakers looking to crack down on metal thieves

Ernie Runyon, a farmer outside Pekin, is one of many residents in Illinois who’s been a target for copper thieves. Last summer, robbers looking to make some quick cash stole the copper wiring from 13 of his 31 land irrigators. One of the irrigators was robbed in three separate instances. Runyon had to pay up […]

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