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Fire breaks out at Tribune Tower construction site

The blaze was reported about noon, and was localized to a landing on top of a construction site in the rear part of the tower.

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Ritz-Carlton’s heron statue now nestled outside nearby firehouse

The statue had been in the hotel lobby since it opened in 1975, but was removed during renovations.

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Bodybuilding brothers say Jussie Smollett’s lawyers are ducking them

A lawyer for the Osundairos want the lawsuit served by a U.S. marshal or deputy marshal.

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Osundairo brothers’ lawsuit: Smollett ‘directed every aspect’ of fake attack

The Osundairo brothers contend in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett paid them "a sum of money to stage the attack."

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Chicago sues Jussie Smollett to recoup police overtime costs

The lawsuit was filed 16 days after prosecutors in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office opted to dismiss all criminal charges against Smollett.

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Kim Foxx calls evidence ‘uncertain’ in latest twist of strange Smollett saga

Here's a breakdown of some of the seemingly strange elements of Smollett's case.

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EDITORIAL: Moving on from Jussie Smollett

This story is so small in the scheme of things, and the outrage is so overblown. If Smollett hasn't learned to be a mensch by now, he never will.

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EDITORIAL: Hate crime or faked crime, why is Chicago walking away?

What happened in the bizarre case of Jussie Smollett? Chicagoans deserve to know.

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2 women robbed at gunpoint in Streeterville

They were sitting in a vehicle when two men approached them and opened the car doors.

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Electric scooter company pushing for May launch, despite City Hall stall

As city officials continue mulling a citywide scooter set-up, Lime reps took their pitch to Chicagoans Saturday afternoon with free test rides.

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EDITORIAL: Jussie Smollett, a made-up story and the trashing of Chicago

Smollett, if lying, did Chicago no favors. Nor did anybody who was so keen decry racism and anti-gay hatred at the drop of an empty hat.

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Jussie Smollett situation reminds us: An example is not proof

If I want to illustrate that America is a deeply racist country, I don't need a street incident to make my case. I can just flop open a history book.

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Jussie Smollett will not meet with Chicago Police today: lawyer

"Smollett's attorneys will keep an active dialogue going with Chicago police on his behalf," a spokeswoman says.

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Man arrested in Smollett attack convicted in 2011 stabbing, filed for bankruptcy

"Detectives have probable cause that they may have been involved in an alleged crime," police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Friday.

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After giving redacted phone records, reps stress ‘Jussie is the victim here’

The statement from Smollett’s camp came less than a day after Chicago police said the actor had turned over "limited and redacted" phone records.

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Police alert: group robs people of cellphones in Streeterville

Police are warning residents of a string of cellphone thefts from people in the Streeterville area.

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Trump calls Jussie Smollett attack ‘horrible,’ family calls it ‘domestic terrorism’

"That I can tell you was horrible," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. "It doesn't get worse as far as I'm concerned."

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Rush asks for FBI hate crime investigation into attack of ‘Empire’ star

"Crimes of this nature strike fear at the very core of a community and have a long-lasting impact on its members," Rep. Bobby Rush wrote to FBI.

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‘Empire’ star victim of racist, homophobic attack in Streeterville, police say

Police said the crime was being treated as a "possible hate crime."

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Chicago leads the way in skyscraper innovation: Orbitz

Some of the notable skyscrapers include the Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower.

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City Council tackles affordable housing, grants zoning approval for ‘The 78’

If a TIF is ultimately created, developers would be required to set aside 2,000 units for low- and moderate-income Chicagoans.

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6 dogs rescued from U-Haul truck in Streeterville

A 70-year-old woman staying at a nearby hotel told police the dogs were hers and she was in the process of moving.

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EDITORIAL: Moving Park District headquarters is a win with historic significance

Move the Park District’s headquarters to a predominantly Latino, working-class neighborhood? Decades ago, that was unthinkable.

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Changes along the Chicago River: Changes in the boating experience in Chicago

A boat cruise up the North Branch of the Chicago with Freedom Boat Club and NMMA folks shows how much has changed, and some other possibilities.

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Man shot in downtown parking garage

The 20-year-old man was shot in his abdomen and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, police said.

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Illinois women working to break cannabis industry’s so-called ‘grass ceiling’

Cannabis remains a largely male-dominated industry in Illinois, but a group of women are working to change that.

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Man, 40, grazed by bullet during argument in Streeterville

The man was arguing with someone about 5:15 a.m. in the 400 block of North McClurg Court when the person opened fire, grazing him in the arm.

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Columbus Drive bridge over River closes Friday for a month of repairs

Starting Friday, the bridge closes to all traffic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, until April 21, CDOT said.

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3 teen boys in custody after carjacking attempt outside Gold Coast hotel

The man was unloading his running vehicle at 8:49 p.m. when the teenager walked up to him in the 300 block of East Ohio and sat in the driver's seat.

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Parolee charged in West Garfield Park murder

Judge Michael Clancy ordered Laron Davis held without bond.

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Police: Thieves targeting vehicles left running, unoccupied

The offenders jump into unoccupied, running vehicles and drive away.

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Police warn of ruse burglaries targeting senior citizens on South Side

Police are looking for two or three men involved in a string of ruse burglaries targeting senior citizens last month across the South Side.