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Annie Geng is a former Chicago Sun-Times intern.

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Evanston restaurant to host cutting show of 200-pound bluefin tuna

Sea Ranch Sushi in Evanston says the seasonal fish is tastiest during the summer.

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16 e-cigarette retailers accused of underage sales settle with Chicago for $550,000

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says e-cigarette use is unsafe for kids, teens and young adults.

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Workers, community members demand higher minimum wage sooner

Workers, labor groups and community advocates held a rally for Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, calling on the Chicago City Council raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 by 2021.

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Statue unveiled at 12th District station for fallen Chicago police officer

A canine statue unveiled Wednesday honors Officer Michael Ceriale, who died from a gunshot wound suffered on duty in 1998.

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Ditching the 9 to 5, hundreds of corporate volunteers pack backpacks for those in need

Over 800 volunteers from 37 companies spent Wednesday at the Backpack-a-Thon, packing backpacks with school supplies to be donated those in need.

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5 Metra lines to undergo schedule changes, beginning September

The UP Northwest, BNSF, Heritage Corridor, Rock Island and UP West Lines will operate under changed schedules beginning Sept. 3.

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Grilled cheese a favorite sandwich for Midwesterners, poll shows

A recent poll asking participants about how much they like — or dislike — 22 different sandwiches shows that Midwesterners have a clear favorite in the grilled cheese.

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Rescued sea otter pups all squeals at Shedd Aquarium

The two pups will make their public debut within the "next month or two," said the aquarium’s otter trainer.

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Chefs cooking up a fundraiser for Chicago’s ‘Breakfast Queen’

In September, chefs from around Chicago will host a breakfast fundraiser for Ina Pinkney, former owner of Ina’s and a beloved staple in the city’s culinary scene.

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Take a historical sip back to the 1893 World Fair with the Field Museum’s new beer

With a new beer produced in collaboration with the Chicago Brewseum and Temperance Beer, the Field Museum is letting museum-goers sip their way back to the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.