Union workers from IBEW Local 134 inflate a slew of Scabbies and his friends at 15 W. Washington St. Provided

Scabby The Rat And Friends Turn Downtown Union Protest Into A Tourist Destination

A protest over union labor at a Downtown food hall has drawn more attention than usual thanks to an array of large inflatable animals.

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5 Robberies At Gunpoint Reported On Near West Side, Police Say

The most recent robbery happened in the 2400 block of West Warren Boulevard Dec. 3, police said.

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South Shore Will Finally Have A Grocery Store When Local Market Opens Wednesday

The new Local Market in Jeffery Plaza will open at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The first 500 customers will receive a free grocery bag of food.

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Aldermen Would Have To Actually Show Up For Committee Meetings To Proceed Under New Proposal

Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson's (11th) plan to require taking attendance at committee meetings would reverse decades of tradition at City Hall.