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City Housing Program Brings Life Back To Vacant Buildings, Block By Block

The Micro Market Recovery Program helps low-income families to bring vitality back to South and West side neighborhoods hit hard by the foreclosure crisis.

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Goose Island Ends Distribution Of Honkers Ale, The Beer That Put It On The Map

Once one of Goose Island's best selling beers, Honkers Ale is now moving to brewpub-only status.

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Joe Moreno’s Bad Behavior ‘An Open Secret’ In 1st Ward, Opponent Says After Alderman’s Ex-Aide Accuses Him Of Sexual Harassment

One of Moreno's ex-aides claims the alderman once asked his staffers to take their shirts off at a bar for a pay raise "contest." Meanwhile Moreno blasted the "absurd, false charges."

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Huge ‘Marry Me’ In Maggie Daley Park That Captured Downtown’s Attention (And Heart) Was ‘A Labor Of Love’

The massive proposal took six hours of clearing snow, said newly minted fiance Bob Lempa.