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College graduates are transforming Chicago. The danger is that it won’t come fast enough.

Despite gentrification worries, the recent influx has kept the city from going the way of Detroit. But the exodus of the black middle class is pushing many neighborhoods into poverty.

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Why tearing down Englewood to save it hasn’t worked

Englewood and West Englewood have experienced the second- and third-most demolitions among Chicago neighborhoods since 2008. Still, development lags, and huge stretches of vacant land remain.

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McDonald’s global headquarters adds sweet potato fries to menu

The sweet potato fries, added last week, hail from the Netherlands.

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Residents of Humboldt Park Section 8 building fight to keep it affordable

Instead of waiting for whatever fate might befall them when their landlord’s contract with HUD expires, the largely elderly and Spanish-speaking tenants organized and fought back.

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Holiday Inn, InterContinental to ditch mini shampoos to save environment

IHG, which uses an average of 200 million bathroom miniatures every year, said customers expect them to act responsibly. And there is little doubt that public awareness of the problem of plastic waste has been swelling.

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Lori Lightfoot’s action-packed first 100 days

What stands out is the mayor’s resolve to be the ‘anti-Rahm’ — to collaborate more, dictate less. Also noteworthy — and problematic — is her struggle with what to do about violent crime and her propensity to take things personally.

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Some Little Village residents oppose St. Anthony Hospital’s expansion plan

Hospital project would use 11 acres controlled by Chicago Public Schools.

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Major carriers, state AGs will work to combat robocalls

The state attorneys general say phone companies will offer call-blocking tools free to all but traditional landline users.

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Transgender woman sues Circle K, citing slurs, harassment, firing after Pride Parade: ‘I was in absolute shock’

Judi Brown, who is trans, filed suit Wednesday against the convenience store where she worked for a little over a year, accusing coworkers of using transphobic slurs, calling her a "man in a dress" and the n-word.

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Lettuce Entertain You venture promises delivery of healthy meals

The restaurant operator has teamed with Grubhub and the Whole30 dietary program.

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Pritzker dubs new law barring evictions based on citizenship part of ‘firewall’ against Trump’s ‘climate of fear’

California has a similar measure, making Illinois the first state in the Midwest to take action to protect undocumented tenants.

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CHA CEO abruptly resigns, ending highly acclaimed, four-and-a-half-year reign

Sources said the decision to leave was made by Eugene Jones Jr. alone. Mayor Lori Lightfoot did not push him out the door and, in fact, wanted him to stay.

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Developer moving its headquarters to Fulton Market

Tucker cited growth in city business as its relocates from Highland Park.

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Uber joins corporate parade to Chicago’s Old Main Post Office

The tech giant will occupy 463,000 square feet in the renovated landmark.

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Retirees: How to protect yourself from the grandparent scam and other fraud schemes that target the elderly

These tips can help keep you from losing thousands of dollars the way this Rogers Park woman’s father did at the hands of someone who lied that his grandson was in trouble.

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Chicago’s sidewalk space crunch: As cafes gobble up space for pedestrians, more complaints are coming in

‘As more people come and enjoy the neighborhood, it just gets harder,’ says Michele Lee, a West Loop resident and power wheelchair user who often finds she has to thread her way around restaurant tables, chairs jutting into the sidewalk.

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Ed Burke just got $1.9M in tax refunds, interest for car rental agencies at Midway Airport

It’s another eye-opening instance of the indicted Chicago alderman mixing his law firm’s business with city business. And it resulted from big errors by former Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios.

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Feds reap $16 million settlement with Kraft, Mondelez but sow confusion

CFTC comments about case violate agreement, Kraft Heinz alleges.

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Chicago’s building industry creates 1st-ever loan fund to help minority biz

Related Midwest, which earlier raised the diversity hiring bar with what amounts to a community benefits agreement governing "The 78" development, now lifts the bar higher. It has assembled building industry players to create a first-of-its kind loan fund guaranteeing capital for left out minority- and women-owned businesses.

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Stocks drop as treasury bonds signal possible recession

The Dow dropped more than 700 points in afternoon trading.

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Facebook paid contractors to transcribe users’ audio clips

The practice was, until recently, common in the tech industry.

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WeWork reveals loss, revenue growth as it prepares IPO

WeWork plans to list under the "WE" ticker symbol. It did not disclose what platform it plans to trade shares on.

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Downtown casino shuffle: A few aces in the hole, some wild cards — but no Trump card

The report from Union Gaming Analytics, delivered Tuesday to the Illinois Gaming Board, came down decisively on the side of downtown, although it preferred language such as "tourist-centric location."

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Westlake Hospital’s bankruptcy filing raises questions about new health care bill

New rules to make it harder for Illinois hospitals to close were signed into law in July.

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No dice on 5 Chicago casino sites or ‘onerous’ taxes, study finds — but mayor, gov not leaving the table

It’s a concern Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she long saw coming, but she insisted the city is far from folding on the gambling den that has eluded city and state leaders for decades.

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Dole baby spinach voluntarily recalled for salmonella risk

No illnesses resulting from the recalled spinach have been issued at this time.

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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.

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United Airlines passenger accused of placing camera in first-class bathroom

A female first class passenger went to the bathroom mid-flight on May 5 and saw "an item with a blue blinking light."

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Wendy’s spicy chicken nuggets are back

The chain announced on Twitter last week that the beloved spicy nuggets would be returning a week earlier than expected.

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Your HSA account comes with a whole lot more buying power than you think

Items such sunscreen, baby monitors and wheel chairs can be purchased with Health Savings Account funds.

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Chick-fil-A adds Mac & Cheese to restaurants nationwide starting Monday

It’s the chicken chain’s first permanent side addition since 2016.

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Scabby the Rat in jeopardy? Fuhgeddaboudit!

The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel has argued the inflated rat’s very presence outside a workplace can be "confrontational, threatening and coercive" and therefore should be restricted.

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Illinois sports betting stalls while Indiana, Iowa poised to launch books in weeks

The state’s neighbors to the east and west are a lock to get a head start on taking sports wagers just in time for football season.

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Lucky Charms marshmallows to be sold separately in stores

Now you’ll be able to eat your favorite Lucky Charms marshmallows without having to pick them out of the box.