Untrained kayakers and boaters are creating a crowded and dangerous situation on the river, experts say. Alisa Hauser/Block Club Chicago

Rookies On The River Turning Tour Boats Into Rescue Vessels, Experts Say: ‘Someone Is Going To Die’

Two kayakers and a dog were rescued by a tour boat Wednesday, and the boat operator said they expect to rescue dozens more by summer's end.

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Sears Signs At Shuttered Six Corners Store Removed Wednesday Night

Plans for a mixed-use development with retail and residential components at the former Sears still haven't been filed with the city.

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The Lunch Bus Shows There Is Such A Thing As A Free Lunch For Children In Need

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is providing free healthy lunches to kids and teens all over the city this summer.

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Al’s Italian Beef In Wicker Park Shutters

Late Wednesday, the phone was disconnected and the neon lights in the window were dark. A spokesman for the chain confirmed the closure.