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For seniors living in the Albany Terrace Apartments in Chicago’s South Lawndale neighborhood, the past week inside their building has been cold. A pipe burst and flooded the building’s auditorium and hallways, residents said, and the heat went out.
The Chicago Housing Authority says a $100 million renovation is scheduled for the 50-year-old building in January. But some are disappointed it had to get bad before it got better.
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‘What Illinois did is really truly on another level’: Despite legal limbo, elimination of cash bail set to take effect Jan. 1
The Illinois criminal justice system is set for a major makeover beginning Sunday, replacing a cash-bail structure with one that requires judges to more carefully weigh who among the accused should be held in custody before trial without using money as a factor. Read more here.
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Wicker Park Walgreens housed in a former bank is set to close. Last chance for shoppers to visit the Vitamin Vault.
A Wicker Park Walgreens housed in a historic former bank building on Milwaukee Avenue is set to close Jan. 31, ending a 10-year run that introduced “vitamin vault” into the Chicago social media lexicon. Read more here.
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5 things to watch in the Bears-Lions game on New Year’s Day — plus our Week 17 predictions
As kickoff approaches, here’s our snapshot look at the game. Read more here.
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The 10 best Chicago theater performances of 2022
Here are 10 great made-in-Chicagoland performances from 2022 that will live on in the memory. Read more here.
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Suspect in killings of 4 Idaho college students arrested in Pennsylvania
Authorities in Pennsylvania arrested a suspect in the killings of four University of Idaho students who were found stabbed to death in their beds more than a month ago, a law enforcement official said Friday. Read more here.
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