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Would You Live In This 3-ft Wide Skinny House?

If you have never seen a house that looks like you could blow it over with a deep breath, this is your chance to change that for good. This is your chance to check out a “skinny house.” Yes, it is a real thing that exists, trust us on that. It’s got two bedrooms, and three bathrooms and is known as the “pie house.” House shoppers in Deerfield, Illinois may have seen the structure for themselves.
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Man charged in shootout with off-duty CPD officer on Stevenson expressway; woman critically wounded

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A 22-year-old man has been charged in connection with a shootout with an off-duty Chicago Police officer on the Stevenson Expressway, which left a woman critically wounded.Illinois State Police said, shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday, troopers responded to a shooting in the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 near Archer Avenue.According to a Chicago Police Department report on the incident, an off-duty CPD officer was driving on the expressway when someone in a blue Nissan Maxima pointed a laser sight at him, and started shooting.Chicago Police Supt. David Brown confirmed Monday morning that the off-duty officer returned fire.During the...
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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 9

Let us see if I can catch all the transactions. I probably can’t. LHP Matt Dermody was released so he could sign with the NC Dinos of KBO. LHP Brandon Leibrandt was just released. RHP Danis Correa, RHP Jeremiah Estrada and SS Luis Vazquez were promoted from Tennessee to...
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17-year-old girl in critical condition after car crashes into tree in Lakeview

CHICAGO (CBS)-- A 17-year-old girl was critically injured in a crash in Lakeview.The teen was driving southbound, in the 2800 block of North Ashland Avenue just after midnight, when she lost control and her car jumped the curb, hitting a tree. Police have not confirmed what led to the crash. She was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital in critical condition. No other injuries were reported. 

Police seek to identify Red Line homicide suspects

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Chicago police are seeking help to identify two suspects in a homicide that took place Saturday on the CTA Red Line.The incident took place around 2 a.m. at the 79th Street station, police said.Police said a 29-year-old man was on the train car when an unknown male fired shots. The victim was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital with gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen and was pronounced dead.Chicago police released surveillance footage and images of the two suspects. In the video, police said after a brief conversation with the victim, one of the suspects brandished a handgun, shot and killed the victim.Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Area Two detectives at 312-747-8271.Anonymous tips can also be sent to CPDTIP.com.
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John Salley Says Phil Jackson Wanted Chicago Bulls Players To Dress Professional: "Michael And Everybody, We Were In The Suits. You're Holding More Than Just You. You're Carrying The League And Your Family And You."

If you think fashion among NBA players being weird is a recent thing, then you would be mistaken. These unique fashion trends, to put it mildly, have been a feature in the league for decades at this point as players somehow fancy themselves as fashion icons. One prominent example from...
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Bond set for driver of party bus that rammed into 13 vehicles in Lakeview

CHICAGO (CBS) -- The driver of a party bus that rammed into more than a dozen vehicles on Chicago's North Side Saturday is now facing charges. Gregory Baldwin, 45, of Valparaiso, Indiana, is charged with one felony count of criminal damage to government property, one misdemeanor count of reckless driving and one misdemeanor count of leaving the scene. He was also cited with failure to reduce speed and disregarding a traffic control light, police said.A judge set his bond at $40,000 in court on Monday. He was also ordered to have no contact with any owners of damaged vehicles. In setting...
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Ruiz proving his worth to Nats down the stretch

CHICAGO -- Nationals manager Dave Martinez has had his fill of losing. After being a bench coach for the 2016 World Series champion Cubs and leading Washington all the way to a title three years ago, he is now managing a club close to 40 games below .500 and in last place in its division.
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Meneses hits 2-run HR in 8th as Nationals beat Cubs 6-5

CHICAGO (AP) — Joey Meneses hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, Keibert Ruiz went deep twice and the Washington Nationals regrouped after blowing a three-run lead, beating the Chicago Cubs 6-5 Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak. The Nationals were rolling along with a 4-1 lead, thanks to Ruiz’s solo drive in the second and three-run shot in the fourth against Marcus Stroman. It was the first career multi-homer game for the 24-year-old Venezuelan. Chicago got four RBI singles in a four-run seventh, with newcomer Franmil Reyes tying it and newcomer Nico Hoerner the go-ahead hit against Kyle Finnegan. But the Nationals regrouped. Meneses came through against Mark Leiter Jr. (2-5) in the eighth, after Maikel Franco singled with one out and Yadiel Hernandez struck out. The 30-year-old rookie launched a drive to the left-field basket for his third homer in six major league games and second in as many nights, putting Washington back on top, 6-5.
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Dave Matthews Tour Bus Dumped 800 Pounds Of Poop On People Taking A Chicago River Cruise 18 Years Ago Today

RIVER NORTH — Monday marks 18 years since a group of people taking a river cruise were hit with poop from Dave Matthews Band’s tour bus. It was the afternoon of Aug. 8. 2004, when people on an architectural boat cruise traveling along the Chicago River got an unwelcome surprise while passing under the Kinzie Street Bridge. The Dave Matthews Band tour bus was driving across the bridge at the same time and someone onboard dumped 800 pounds of human waste on top of the open air cruise’s passengers.
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Chicago Police promise increased CTA patrols, but riders don't see more officers

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Chicago Police say they are stepping up patrols on CTA trains across the city after recent violence, including a shooting on a Red Line train Saturday. Those patrols were set to begin Sunday, and police Supt. David Brown said Monday that they have. But riders say they haven't noticed any changes.  "It was just a normal train ride," said Jakyia Dean. "No police officers, and when I look out the windows, no police officers or anything."  A 29-year-old man was shot and killed on a CTA Red Line train car early Saturday morning near the 79th Street Red...
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22-year-old man dead, woman injured after shooting in Albany Park

CHICAGO (CBS)-- A man is dead and a woman is injured after being shot in Albany Park overnight. Police said the victims were walking, near Kedzie and Leland avenues just after midnight, when two men approached with gun and fired shots. The 22-year-old man did not survive. The 20-year-old woman was hit in the leg. Police are searching for the offenders. 
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August 13 Garage Sales

Household items, barware, some barbies, BOOKS, Vintage fabric, Vintage lingerie, Vintage games, light fixtures, 2 vintage sinks, brick-a-brack, clothing, LPs, Vintage Baby Buggy. Too much to mention! No early birds please!. Having a garage, estate or moving sale? Contact Stacy Coleman at scoleman@growingcommunitymedia.org to advertise it here!
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