A proposed ordinance would legalize racing pigeons in Chicago, but Bird Collision Monitors is concerned it could mean more birds being abandoned and abused like the banded birds they've had to rescue in the past (right). [nmahieu/Flickr and provided by Annette Prince]

Chicago’s Bird Rescuers Panic As Pigeon Racing Advocates Gain City Support

Pigeon racers say they wouldn't hurt their birds — but a Chicago group says pigeon racing will lead to more injured birds in the city.

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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.