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

Can More Cops Stop Crime In The 39th Ward? Meet The Candidates Vying To Replace Ald. Laurino

Ald. Margaret Laurino isn't seeking re-election after 24 years in office. Four candidates aim to replace her.

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Schwa Alums Opening B.Y.O.B. Homemade Pasta Shop In Ukrainian Village

Award-winning chef Wilson Bauer and wife Alice Richter are asking neighbors to help them fund the restaurant's finishing touches via a Kickstarter campaign.

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Amazon To Build 40-Acre Distribution Center In Pullman

Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) said the new $60 million "fulfillment center" will be open by the fall.

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Burning Bush Brewery Opening Thursday In North Center

After his small church closed, a suburban pastor traded his pulpit for a new calling: Chicago beer.