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Riot Fest management apologizes and its contractor steps down after ‘hostile’ community meeting, as momentum to boot festival gains traction

With a community-led movement to evict big-ticket music festivals from Douglass Park gaining steam, Riot Fest management has let go its event organizer and apologized to the community for his “tone” at a neighborhood meeting last week that only seemed to exacerbate the festival’s fraught relationship with residents. The community meeting on Aug. 2 was the first of its kind by Riot Fest since ...
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8-month-old baby returned safely after home invasion in Irving Park

CHICAGO (CBS)-- Police said a baby taken during a home invasion in Irving Park Tuesday night has been returned. The Chicago Fire Department said the 8-month-old girl was taken to Swedish Hospital where her condition was stabilized Wednesday morning. The child was left on the porch and a neighbor located her. Just after 10 p.m., police said a 17-year-old girl was home, in the 3800 block of North Richmond Street, when a man kicked in the door and demanded she put an 8-month-old baby in a car seat.The teen told police the man hit her in the head and drove away from the scene with the baby. Police said this is incident is "domestic related." Police are investigating. 

Is Chicago ready for another ritzy private club? Well, the Astor Club is coming to the former home of Maxim’s

On a recent sunny morning, Goudy Square, the small park in the heart of the Gold Coast at Astor and Goethe Streets, was alive with dozens of little children in the company of their parents, grandparents or nannies. You could hear their carefree and playful noise across the street where Adam and Victoria Bilter were standing and talking. A sincere and passionate duo, they live on the top floor ...

Steelers simply can’t justify a trade for Bears LB Roquan Smith

The Pittsburgh Steelers could use an upgrade at the off-ball linebacker position, but here’s why they simply cannot justify trading for Roquan Smith. It isn’t often that a 25-year-old stud player becomes available for trade, but when it does happen, the market typically heats up really fast. In 2019, the Pittsburgh Steelers couldn’t pass on the opportunity to trade for a young, blue-chip player like Minkah Fitzpatrick.

CPS 2022-2023 COVID Guidelines: Mask and Vaccine Mandates Are Out, ‘Close Contact' Procedures Are In

With Chicago Public Schools' back-to-school start date just over a week away, summer break for students and teachers is coming to a close. And now that COVID vaccinations are approved for children 6 months and older, guidelines and policies have shifted for the upcoming school year, with officials stressing the importance of vaccine protection over masking.

Chicago top prosecutor: 7 convictions tied to ex-cop vacated

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County state’s attorney’s office says judges have vacated seven murder convictions connected to a retired Chicago police detective accused of framing others who were sent to prison. Another case awaits further court proceedings. State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told reporters Tuesday that her office no longer will oppose post-conviction litigation in eight cases following a 2019 review of cases related to allegations of police misconduct involving Reynaldo Guevara. Guevara has never been charged with a crime. He has helped inmates win freedom by repeatedly invoking his constitutional right against self-incrimination or insisting he couldn’t remember facts, thus forcing prosecutors to dismiss charges in several cases.

Legend Says This Grave at a Chicago Cemetery Will Show You of Your Death

Cemeteries seem to inspire macabre stories and legends. No more so than a certain graveyard in Illinois that has a statue who many claim will show you how you'll die someday. Graceland Cemetery in Chicago is so infamous for its legends and stories that Only In Your State recently did a feature on it. What they didn't mention is one grave, in particular, has a figure that is said to have supernatural powers.
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Baseball history unpacked, August 10

On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue is pleased to present a light-hearted, Cubs-centric look at baseball’s colorful past, with plenty of the lore and various narratives to follow as they unfold over the course of time. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along. We also include Cubs’ player birthdays and a bit of world history, for context.
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Dining events: Back-to-school specials for educators, students & parents

• Through the month of August, Thorn Restaurant & Lounge in Rosemont is honoring educators with a free appetizer with the purchase of an entree. A valid school ID is required. Thorn is located inside The Rose Hotel Chicago O'Hare, 5200 Pearl St., Rosemont, (847) 260-4774, • To send...