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10 of the Weirdest Laws in Chicago

CHICAGO — "Nephew," my uncle Reggie once said, "I've traveled all around the world, but there's no place like Chicago!" Sure, my uncle won a Super Bowl wearing a Bears' uniform, so it's only natural for him to love the Windy City. Even so, his point is well taken. After all, to know Chicago is to love Chicago. Yet for as much as Uncle Reggie brags about Chicago, he never mentions this:
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State Officials Narrow Suburban Chicago Casino Bids to 2

CHICAGO (AP) — A new casino in Chicago's south suburbs is one step closer. State regulators have narrowed the number of proposals down to two, with one near the border of Homewood and East Hazel Crest and another in Matteson, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The backers are due to make a presentation to the Illinois Gaming Board in the coming days. The final selection for the casino license will happen next year.

West Side Condo Tower Resizes, Buys Time

We’ve been talking about building proposals for 1050 West Van Buren Street for a presidency and a half. Now the current proposal for this parcel has been tweaked. Again. If you’ve forgotten where 1050 is after all this time, it’s on the Near West Side, just east of Target, and just north of I-290. Or as Google Maps sometimes calls it for no apparent reason, “Illinois 110/The Kansas City-Chicago Expressway.”

Where to find the COVID-19 vaccine in Elgin

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Elgin: 1. 500 Dundee Ave (847) 695-2398; 2. 815 S Randall Rd 847-717-6510; 3. 1670 Larkin Ave 847-695-0198; 4. 1038 Summit St 847-695-7467; 5. 1000 S Randall Rd 630-503-2142; 6. 589 N McLean Blvd 847-697-9873; 7. 815 Summit St

Democrats’ latest congressional map could add a Latino district and set up several intra-party battles

Illinois Democrats have unveiled a revised congressional map that sets up the potential for a second Latino district, two primary matchups featuring Republican incumbents and, surprisingly, a one-on-one primary battle between suburban Democratic incumbents. Unlike the first version of the map, the revision appears to solidly entrench a 14-3 Democratic advantage over Republicans as the party ...

IL Dems release second proposed map

DeKALB— The 2022 Illinois midterms would see incumbent Republicans Adam Kinzinger (R-16) and Darin LaHood (R-18) square off in a possible primary battle after Illinois Democrats released their second proposed district map Saturday. The newly drawn map would still see Democrat Lauren Underwood (D-14) represent DeKalb and Sycamore. Bill Foster...

Safety Town Trick-or-Treat in Naperville

The annual Safety Town trick-or-treat event was back for the 21st year. The Naperville Junior Woman’s Club also takes part in the safety lesson. “We have lots of fun costumes that come in and they learn some lessons on safety that they didn’t realize were out there like how to check your candy and not to go on strangers’ doors,” said Jennifer Byers, events and fundraising coordinator at Safety Town. “And then they get to go and visit vendors throughout the community in Safety Town. So it’s like trick-or-treating in your neighborhood but on a smaller scale.”