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Jordan Owen is a former audience engagement specialist and wire reporter.

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Man killed in Princeton Park drive-by shooting

A man was killed in a drive-by shooting Friday afternoon in the Princeton Park neighborhood on the South Side.

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Brookfield Zoo to host spiders and scorpions this summer

Amazing Arachnids, featuring more than 100 live eight-legged creatures, will open Saturday, May 26, the west suburban zoo announced Monday.

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18 shot Sunday in Chicago; body part found in Chicago River | May 21, 2018

Welcome to our morning article rounding up crime (and more) happenings from around the Chicago area overnight.

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2 men wounded in North Side shootings; lightning strikes complex | May 16, 2018

Welcome to our morning article rounding up crime (and more) happenings from around the Chicago area overnight.

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114 million tourists visited Illinois last year, setting new record: governor

In 2017, the state welcomed nearly 114 million visitors, setting a new record, Gov. Bruce Rauner's office announced in a press release Tuesday.

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7-year-old boy shot in eye; armed carjacking in Heart of Chicago | May 15, 2018

Welcome to our morning article rounding up crime (and more) happenings from around the Chicago area overnight.

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Penguin chick hatches over Mother’s Day weekend at the Shedd Aquarium

Just in time for Mother's Day, a penguin chick hatched over the weekend at the Shedd Aquarium in downtown Chicago.

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Local co-op grocery store to occupy CTA Red Line station in Uptown

A community-owned sustainable grocery store will occupy the newly restored Gerber Building that is part of the CTA Wilson Red Line station.

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Fatal Near North Side stabbing; River North restaurant held up | May 14, 2018

Welcome to our morning article rounding up crime (and more) happenings from around the Chicago area overnight.

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Watch home movies projected onto Michigan Avenue bridge house on Chicago River

Chicago River Museum will project home movies with images of the river and lakefront onto the Michigan Avenue bridge house.