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Chicago is my original home town, and occasionally there will be interesting news stories from that area. I will be adding more articles as I discover them and post links to them here. Please feel free to comment on any article. :)

This first article caught my attention today. I like when mysteries are solved.

Woman solves family mystery, finds relative's grave site in Blue Island - chicagotribune.com

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Halloween festivities that harm the beauty of nature:

Trails of Terror destroying Peterson Park - chicagotribune.com

I think this particular holiday attraction needs to close, don't you?
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A real nightmare:

SUV crashes into Bolingbrook apartment, killing a woman in her bed - chicagotribune.com
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Even the terrible things.....

"Even the terrible things seem beautiful to me now" - chicagotribune.com



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I admit I like "human interest" stories:

ALS: Nurse with ALS prepares to leave a legacy of love - chicagotribune.com
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One of my favorite places to visit as a child:

Brookfield Zoo dolphins: Brookfield Zoo celebrates 50 years of dolphins - chicagotribune.com

I still enjoy visiting a zoo.
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A long winter's night:

Full lunar eclipse over the U.S. early Tuesday during winter's longest night - chicagotribune.com
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A happy Christmas story:

Two children and their first Chicagoland Christmas - chicagotribune.com
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Some of us remember this hairstyle:



Beehive: Creator honored for hairstyle - chicagotribune.com
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A little Chicago history:

Cityscapes: His architecture is better known than he is: Enthusiasts rally to celebrate under-appreciated Benjamin Marshall, designer of landmark hotels and much of East Lake Shore Drive



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Winter:

Blizzard watch in effect starting Tuesday - chicagotribune.com



And here in Georgia, the temperature is in the lower 70's.
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River Forest student finds himself in Egypt’s chaos — Oak Park & River Forest news, photos and events — TribLocal.com
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Did you ever read him in the comics section of your newspaper?

Case closed: Dick Tracy artist retires from long-running detective comic strip - chicagotribune.com
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along-for-the-ride;1354273 wrote: Did you ever read him in the comics section of your newspaper?

Case closed: Dick Tracy artist retires from long-running detective comic strip - chicagotribune.com


wow AFTR, its hard to believe it's been 32 years!:thinking:
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Concerning child care:

Hidden cameras keep an eye on nannies and baby sitters - chicagotribune.com
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How the Peace Museum became a shadow of itself - chicagotribune.com



How do you feel about museums? Do you ever visit one?
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Another small miracle:

A dog tag finally comes home - chicagotribune.com
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Today...a sad story:



Woman found dead at home under piles of trash - chicagotribune.com
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A plan to go green:

Cityscapes: 'Best Nest' may need pruning; city officials looking for cuts in Jeanne Gang-designed Ford Calumet Environmental Center
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Chicago's eye on Orlando:

highest gas price in us - chicagotribune.com

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The promise of obedience:

Cardinal George's confrontation with the Rev. Michael Pfleger tests them both - chicagotribune.com
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A rescue on Lake Michigan:

Woman helps rescue husband and his friends from Lake Michigan - chicagotribune.com
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On Donations:

Drop-off boxes: A good choice for donating old clothes? - chicagotribune.com
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A soldier's soul.....a casualty of war?

Man tells police child porn kept him from killing wife, kids - chicagotribune.com
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along-for-the-ride;1359997 wrote: A soldier's soul.....a casualty of war?

Man tells police child porn kept him from killing wife, kids - chicagotribune.com


o m g, what kind of world is this becoming?:mad:
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The giant Marilyn Monroe sculpture in downtown Chicago is in bad taste, Mary Schmich says - chicagotribune.com



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I dunno. That seems a bit on the tacky side.
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along-for-the-ride;1362717 wrote: The giant Marilyn Monroe sculpture in downtown Chicago is in bad taste, Mary Schmich says - chicagotribune.com



What do you think?


60% voted in bad taste.....I was one.
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A tragedy in history:

July 24, 1915: 844 died in downtown catastrophe - chicagotribune.com
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along-for-the-ride;1363138 wrote: A tragedy in history:

July 24, 1915: 844 died in downtown catastrophe - chicagotribune.com


The size of the thing to have a draft of less than twenty feet it must have been an accident waiting to happen!
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I was 13 and after I completed the 8th grade, we moved from Chicago. Most of the other 8th graders were planning a trip to Riverview that summer.....the summer we moved. I didn't get to go. I do hope they went and had a blast.
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A snapshot of discrimination.....from the north......

Ceremony, plaque honor wade-ins at Rainbow Beach - chicagotribune.com
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A Tale of One City:

Family shattered after raid, home loss - chicagotribune.com
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along-for-the-ride;1371474 wrote: A Tale of One City:

Family shattered after raid, home loss - chicagotribune.com


There's only one thing I can say to this story:

As new, mostly white people moved in, and almost all the other black families moved out...


There goes the neighborhood!

BTW, I'm a bit downstate from you, this side of the Mississippi across from St. Louis.
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Occupy Chicago creates list of demands - chicagotribune.com

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Abandoned.......with a teddy bear.....

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/loca ... 540.storyn
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along-for-the-ride;1373837 wrote: Abandoned.......with a teddy bear.....

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/loca ... 540.storyn


Sadly the page has gone away.
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Bryn Mawr;1373881 wrote: Sadly the page has gone away.


Sorry, Bryn Mawr. Don't know how that happened. It has gone for me as well.



http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/

Scroll down the above link to the article and click on it. It appeared for me.
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along-for-the-ride;1373837 wrote: Abandoned.......with a teddy bear.....

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/loca ... 540.storyn


I think I found the problem. I found the story, copied the URL, pasted it here, and found that there seems to be an extra "n" after "story." The following link should work:



Police continue search for mother of abandoned baby. - chicagotribune.com
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-kg-;1374004 wrote: I think I found the problem. I found the story, copied the URL, pasted it here, and found that there seems to be an extra "n" after "story." The following link should work:



Police continue search for mother of abandoned baby. - chicagotribune.com


Thanks, kg! :)

Stories like this are so sad to me. Sad for the baby and sad for the mother.
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Oh, it certainly is sad! Why these mothers can't take advantage of the faultless give-up is completely beyond me. At least the poor baby would be safe and cared for!

I can (barely) understand not wanting the responsibility for a child, but when such a program is available and a mother still endangers that child's life so, it's unconscionable!
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Just a little heart-warming story:



Woman reunited with lost rings - chicagotribune.com
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Acts like that from total strangers always seem to redeem the world a little.
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Trying to hide the spirit of the season?

Condominiums latest battleground in Christmas wars - chicagotribune.com
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Boy found dead after firefighters rescue woman from Far South Side fire - chicagotribune.com



My heart goes out to the boys family.

Until the age of 6, I lived in that community.
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Chicago.....and Gorillas............

Silverback gorilla moves to Brookfield Zoo to make a baby - chicagotribune.com
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Chicago archaeologists uncover remnants of notorious Civil War camp inside placid Near South Side park - chicagotribune.com
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along-for-the-ride;1398086 wrote: Chicago archaeologists uncover remnants of notorious Civil War camp inside placid Near South Side park - chicagotribune.com


It would be fascinating if true but they do appear to be light on artefacts to confirm it. I do hope they continue the dig.
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Chicago theaters react to Colorado shooting - chicagotribune.com
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Much the same is happening here in my area. As was stated in the article, "It's a little bit of a loss of innocence..." It's also a loss of a lot of fun for movie goers. This may extend to all costumed events, such as Trekkie conventions and showings of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

In my opinion, the shooter could be properly dealt with by putting Guantanamo to good use, since I notice it's still open.

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