Left to right, top to bottom: Candidates Samantha “Sam” Nugent, Casey Smagala, Joe Duplechin and Robert Murphy are running for 39th Ward alderman. Submitted

Candidates Who Aim To Replace Laurino As 39th Ward Alderman Face Questions From NW Siders Thursday

A member of the Laurino family has served as alderman of the ward for more than 50 years.

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Police Release 2 People After Questioning Them In Smollett Case, Say They’re No Longer Suspects

"Due to new evidence ... the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging," police said.

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Google Plans To Hire ‘Hundreds’ In Chicago This Year

“I look forward to seeing the company continue to grow in Chicago for years to come," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.