A rendering of the 2-story, 40,000 REI store at 905 W. Eastman St. that aims to open early next year.[CallisonRKTL for REI] 

REI Bringing Kayak And Paddleboard Rentals To North Branch Of Chicago River

The riverfront store in Goose Island aims to open by early next year. It will have dedicated parking for cars and bikes, plus an outdoor patio.

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Three Men Charged In Two Armed Carjackings, One Caught On Video In Bucktown, Police Say

Police used one of the stolen car's GPS system to track the men and they were arrested after they fled a hit-and-run accident, police said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Vintage Bank Safe Discovered In Basement By Lucky Charm Cafe Owners

The former Irving Park bank was once considered the neighborhood's "oldest and strongest bank."

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Armed Carjackers Caught On Video In Bucktown, Police Say Stolen Range Rover Recovered

In the one-minute video posted on YouTube, three men jump out of Toyota Prius in an alley, one at a time, each with a gun pointed.