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Green City Market Open on July 4 and August 15 during Air and Water Show

Green City Market Open on July 4 and August 15 during Air and Water Show

Good news for market-goers everywhere: Green City Market (1817 N. Clark; 7 a.m. – 1 a.m.) and Green City Market Fulton (799 W. Fulton Market; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.) will be open during two major summer events. The first is this Saturday, the 4th of July. The holiday falls on a Saturday for the […]

Iraqi Badminton Champion Shares Passion with West Ridge Elementary School.

In 2000, then 15-year-old Mohammad Chyad a member of Iraq’s National Badminton Team and also worked as a translator. Then, after the U.S. Invasion of Iraq in 2003, everything changed. No longer feeling safe in his home country Chyad applied to come to the United States. It took nine years for Chyad’s hope to come […]

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A Pretty Smart Girl: Corporate Lawyer Quits Job to Write Romantic Fiction

Leigh Kraushaar had flipped her lid. On a hot July afternoon, in what she calls her “Scarlette O’Hara moment,” Kraushaar shoved open the doors of her husband’s office, skirts in hand, one fist in the air and shouted, “With God as my witness I want to do something that makes me happy and I’m going […]

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New Pride Parade Rules to be Tested as Community Celebrates Supreme Court Ruling

Against the backdrop of the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision Friday that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry, the 46th Annual Chicago Pride Parade will kick off this weekend in the Lakeview neighborhood and residents can expect an especially raucous and prideful celebration. Justice Anthony Kennedy, typically the court’s swing vote, broke […]

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Media and Law Enforcement Gather for Panel on Fraud

After undergoing surgery a few years ago, Jennifer Leach received a call claiming she overpaid her hospital bill and was eligible to receive compensation. It ended up being a scam and Leach said she is grateful she was able to recognize it as such. “I almost fell for it,” she said. Now Leach, who is […]

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Independent Bookstore is Alive and Well in Logan Square

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Independent Bookstore is Alive and Well in Logan Square

Teresa Kirschbraun, owner of City Lit Books in Logan Square, knows her customers. She is their neighbor, after all, having lived in Logan Square herself for more than 25 years. “Selfishly I wanted my commute to be eight blocks,” Kirschbraun said with a laugh. In the eyes of her customers, however, the choice was hardly […]

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Robert Blagojevich: “I don’t blame Rod for what happened.”

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Robert Blagojevich: “I don’t blame Rod for what happened.”

Robert Blagojevich, brother of convicted former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, told Carol Marin on Wednesday that fighting his indictment for corruption was “the most tumultuous experience of my life.” Robert Blagojevich spoke to Marin, political editor for NBC Chicago, as part of an interview and promotion of his book, Fundraiser A: My Fight for Freedom […]

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