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-kg-;1399172 wrote: 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.


Which, sadly, is never should have been.

But no, it wouldn't do to have mixed use - better to reopen Bedlam.
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I was speaking metaphorically (and rather sarcastically), of course. I not only think Guantanamo should have been closed long ago, but agree that it should never have been put to such use in the first place.
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A rather interesting article about violence:

American Violence and Southern Culture - The 312 - July 2012 - Chicago
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along-for-the-ride;1399473 wrote: A rather interesting article about violence:

American Violence and Southern Culture - The 312 - July 2012 - Chicago


As you say, interesting article. That the response is so embedded suggests no change anytime soon.
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A story of heroism;

Firefighter rescues toddler in lake: 'No matter what ... I'm getting him' - chicagotribune.com
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Chicago teachers strike affects 350,000 students - U.S. News





This didn't happen when I went to school in Chicago.
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A true horror story:

Naperville woman charged with killing her son and another child - chicagotribune.com
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The times they are a changing since I was a student in Chicago:

http://media.apps.chicagotribune.com/truancy/index.html

We did have truancy then, but not at this level.
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Thanksgiving With The Neighborless | Neighboring The Neighborless
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A Christmas memory..

Epitomizing the Christmas holidays - chicagotribune.com
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Brrr...

Chicago firefighters battle flames in bitter cold | Photo Gallery - Yahoo! News
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Wanted Dead or Alive:

Chicago gets first 'Public Enemy No. 1' since Al Capone: Mexican cartel kingpin - U.S. News
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Roger Ebert funeral services today - chicagotribune.com
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Just a sweet love story.....

La Grange widower honors spouse with daily visits to hospital chapel - chicagotribune.com
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Chaka Khan could get a honorary Chicago street - chicagotribune.com

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Clarence Page column: I think Paula Deen should be thanked, not just spanked, by those who believe as I do in the value of candid racial dialogue. - chicagotribune.com
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A great idea :)

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Diversey Harbor water tower falls from building, 3 hurt - chicagotribune.com
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A tragic story;

Taken: The coldest case ever solved

At the time, I was the same age as the girls in this story.
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along-for-the-ride;1433479 wrote: A tragic story;

Taken: The coldest case ever solved

At the time, I was the same age as the girls in this story.


This was so interesting to read! Makes you wonder about other cold cases and if they'll ever be resolved.
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A push for harmony among workers, young and old

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Another one that bit the dust. I had moved from the area but this time, so I had never attended. Looked like fun.

Classic photos: Old Chicago - chicagotribune.com
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A century of progress....circa the 1930's:

http://galleries.apps.chicagotribune.co ... -pictures/
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The family........

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The Way They Were:

New Year's through the years - chicagotribune.com
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I've never been to Chicago, Along. I will make it there one day.

Unfortunately, we had one of our mega snow storms. Three of us were supposed to meet in Chicago for a cousins reunion. My cousin Sharon drove down from Michigan and another cousin drove up from Texas. My flight was cancelled. So disappointing.
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Chicago schools cold snap - chicagotribune.com

As a child who used to have to walk to school during Chicago winters, I do feel for the kids.
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Interesting photos of women who walked the "primrose path" in Chicago:

http://galleries.apps.chicagotribune.co ... 2-20130221
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Dear Chicago, we love you despite it all - CNN.com
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Grab your bonnet! It's Easter - chicagotribune.com

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An interesting article about a famous Chicago native son:

The Actor's Letter | Feature | Chicago



I've always thought this actor resembled my paternal grandfather.
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Cracks appear in Willis Tower's Skydeck



Uh..........................oh!
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along-for-the-ride;1455845 wrote: Cracks appear in Willis Tower's Skydeck



Uh..........................oh!


Oh my!!!! I've been on the one at the Grand Canyon and can just imagine the feeling of looking down and seeing glass cracking beneath my feet. I shudder to even think of it.
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Heart-tugging stories:

Philomena Irish adoptions - chicagotribune.com
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For Father's Day today...........

Father's Day essay: Jim Higley on what he'd do differently - chicagotribune.com
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Mystery haunts Michigan woman left on doorstep as baby - chicagotribune.com

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I found the side article on that page about Berkley voting to give Pot away to the Poor rather interesting as well.
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Elderly couple escapes injury when small plane crashes into home near Chicago



I used to live near Midway airport.

I'm glad the couple is okay.
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Historic Christmas front pages and cartoons - Chicago Tribune
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