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City Council stalls mayoral plan to relax marijuana zoning restrictions, shrink downtown exclusion zone

Aldermen Anthony Beale and Ray Lopez used a parliamentary maneuver to delay the vote until the next Council meeting. Lightfoot promptly set that vote for Monday’s special meeting, when she plans to introduce her 2022 city budget.

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Man accidentally shot himself on Lakefront Trail near Gold Coast, police say

The shooting happened Monday evening near Chicago Avenue.

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Alderman slams ‘weak slap on the wrist’ against hotel-turned-party-haven

Ald. Brendan Reilly called the settlement with the Eurostars Magnificent Mile Hotel an insult, considering the severity of the violations. Allegations against patrons include armed robbery, criminal sexual assault, aggravated domestic battery and unlawful use of weapons.

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Woman drives into lake along DuSable Lake Shore Drive on Gold Coast

The woman was rescued by a Chicago Fire Department dive team and suffered only a small laceration to her hand.

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Fed up with Kim Foxx’s office, alderman wants city to take some matters into its own hands

At Wednesday’s City Council meeting, Ald. Anthony Napolitano wants to take some crimes normally prosecuted by the state’s attorney’s office and divert them to city hearing officers.

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Gold Coast man murdered mother, drove downstate with body in car: prosecutors

Juanita Holliman, 81, is believed to have been killed in the apartment she shared with Marc Holliman, in the 100 block of West Delaware Place, Monday morning, prosecutors said.

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Businesses burglarized in Gold Coast

In each incident, up to four males entered businesses, grabbed purses on display tables and fled the store to a waiting vehicle.

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Authorities identify Rogers Park teen killed in Lake Shore Drive crash near Gold Coast

The 19-year-old was speeding south along the Gold Coast when he lost control of the SUV, police said.

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Man found fatally shot, another seriously wounded, in car that crashed on Lake Shore Drive in Gold Coast

A silver Nissan Sentra was in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive when it hit a light post in the 1100 block of North Lake Shore Drive early Tuesday.

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Target CEO discusses possible expansion in Chicago

In a speech hosted by the Economic Club of Chicago, Target CEO Brian Cornell said the company would be looking to add new locations throughout the city.

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Businesses burglarized in Gold Coast: police

In each incident someone entered the business through the front of rear doors, stole property and fled.

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Carjackers take 5 cars Tuesday in Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, West Town, Edgewater

It wasn’t immediately clear if the carjackings — which all happened within three hours — were related.

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Former Ald. Proco ‘Joe’ Moreno charged with DUI in Gold Coast crash

Police said Moreno crashed into several vehicles before hitting a tree in the 1200 block of North Astor Street about 9:20 p.m. Sunday.

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Special taxing district for North Michigan Avenue security stalls; some warn foot traffic, sales are at ‘perilous levels”

Aldermen Brendan Reilly and Brian Hopkins complained that a "significant portion" of the property tax increase would be spent on operating expenses, instead of on security improvements to lure shoppers back the Mag Mile.

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Linda Rae Sher, Democratic fundraiser who founded Jewish women’s PAC, dead at 73

The Gold Coast resident founded JACPAC, the nation’s first Jewish women’s political action committee, was a major fundraiser for President-elect Joe Biden, other Democrats.

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Man shot at during Near North Side attempted robbery

The man was not shot, but hurt himself while falling in the 700 block of North Rush Street.

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Planning commissioner gets earful from aldermen about top-down management style

Maurice Cox faced an avalanche of criticism from aldermen who don’t like the dictatorial, top-down management style they say the former Detroit planner has brought to the job.

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NB Lake Shore Drive reopens after Gold Coast rollover

The two-vehicle crash happened about 2:30 a.m. in the northbound lakes of the 1200 block of North Lake Shore, police said. At least one vehicle rolled over.

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Car crashes into Gold Coast furniture store

The male driver got out of the car and ran away, police said. No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made.

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Pickpocketing’s a dying art, but cops say crew of 60-somethings still preyed on L riders

The police are taking pickpockets seriously, building felony cases. ‘For 60-year-old guys, they move pretty well,’ the police mass-transit unit boss says of the crew. ‘It’s like they’re hunting.’

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Man dies after jumping into Lake Michigan in the Gold Coast

Peter Lekas, 20, jumped in the water about 1:40 a.m. while he walked with two friends in the 1000 block of North Lake Shore Drive, officials said.

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2 killed when car crashes, catches fire on Lake Shore Drive in Gold Coast

Two males were able to get out of the car and were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital but died after being transferred to Stroger Hospital, police said.

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Police union urges drastic action on looters: ‘Bring tow trucks in. Take all the cars. Take away their escape.’

Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara says until looters realize "they’re not going to be allowed to just roam and destroy," they’ll keep coming back. "Until you really get serious about putting the hammer down, they’re only gonna be bolder and bolder and bolder."

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Days after Gold Coast murder of FBG Duck, rapper’s mother calls for no retaliatory shootings

"I am asking that his fans, friends of my son, to please not seek retaliation in the death of my son…As his mother, I want to say please put the guns down so that the generation of tomorrow can grow and live and long and healthy life."

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Department store looted on Mag Mile: police

The group, estimated to be between 50 and 80 people, broke out the front display windows of the store in the 900 block of North Michigan Avenue, police said.

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Pair hit by car while crossing Lake Shore Drive in Gold Coast

They were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with lacerations and neck injuries, the woman in serious condition and the man in fair condition, police said.

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Pot shop steps from Rush Street would be out of character with neighborhood, alderman, bar owners argue

"Why would PharmaCann want to come here when the residents don’t like them?" said John Colletti, managing partner of Gibsons Restaurant Group.

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Minivan driver sexually assaults woman near Mag Mile: police

The man allegedly implied he had a weapon and also robbed her.

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Police seeking person wanted for burglary of retail store in Gold Coast

The female was seen entering the store through a damaged security gate, grabbed numerous items and passing them to people waiting outside the store.

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Man found shot to death near Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Gold Coast: police

The man was found unresponsive in the 200 block of East Huron Street with multiple gunshot wounds.

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Duo charged with breaking into parked vehicles in Gold Coast

Just after midnight, officers responding to a call of a suspicious person breaking into parked vehicles in the first block of East Scott Street, police said.

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CPD officer injured in Gold Coast car crash

The officer was taken to the hospital and is in good condition, police said.