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Police Lights Police Car

Store Employee Shoots Robber

Police have arrested a suspected robber who was shot by an employee of the store he was trying to steal from Monday afternoon in the West Ridge neighborhood on the North Side.

11/04/2013

This surveillance video still shows a Logan Square shop owner fighting back against a gunman. (video provided)

New Video: Gunfire Erupts As Store Owner Beats Armed Robber

You can hear the gun-fire and see the shop owner bobbing left and right to save his life.

04/12/2013

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Best Lil’ Gift Shops In Chicago

What do you get the guy or gal whose birthday you’re attending that you barely know? A gift card? Too aunt-y. Socks? What are you, a creep? What you need is a trinket, my dear — holiday tchotchkes, everyday baubles, and birthday bric-a-brac. The following are some of Chicago’s fine purveyors of them.

08/24/2012

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Best Furniture Stores In Chicago

Whether you have just moved to a new place or you’re looking to redesign a room in your home, Chicago has a few furniture stores for different tastes or to achieve that certain look. From great deals to expensive artifacts, there’s a little something for everyone.

04/17/2012

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Odd Combo Venues: Weird Stores And Restaurants To Visit

Some of the best shops in the city involve creative owners trying to make an extra buck through two businesses at once. And while there’s plenty of these that you’d expect (gift shops or restaurants attached to hotels and museums), we decided to highlight some of the quirky and downright inspiring examples of Chicago’s multitasking business owners.

03/06/2012

Thomas Zoells opened PianoForte after quitting his job as a banker. (CBS)

Your Chicago: PianoForte

Thomas Zoells’ passion for piano is obvious. From the carefully collected keepsakes of famous composers to the impressive three-story showroom of the world’s best pianos, this is a man in the midst of his passion.

02/03/2012

Stephen Baldwin Serves Thanksgiving Dinner

Best Take Home Turkey Dinners

Family is coming for Thanksgiving and you have no idea how to cook a turkey? Have no fear! Take home turkey dinners were made exactly for this occasion; to make you look really good and your kitchen even better.

11/14/2011

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Top 5 Chicago Comic Shops

I know a lot about comics. Ergo, I know a lot about comic shops. Here, my friends, are what I consider the top five comic shops in the Chicago-land area.

10/24/2011

Tyrone M. Young is charged with attacking a woman in the lady's restroom at a Lowe's store. (Aurora Police Department)

Woman Attacked In Ladies’ Restroom At Aurora Lowe’s Store

Police say Tyrone M. Young hid in a stall of the women’s restroom and emerged wearing only boxer shorts as a 35-year-old woman was washing her hands at a sink.

07/21/2011

Thomas Hughes Jr. (Chicago Police Department)

Identity Of Masked Robber-Arsonist Surprises Store Owner

It was a terrifying ordeal: A masked man entered a Morgan Park food mart and began dousing the place with gasoline before he was wrestled to the ground.

03/25/2011

Exterior of hhgregg store. (Credit: hhgregg)

hhgregg Electronics Plans To Open Stores In Chicago

Electronics retailer hhgregg plans to open at least 20 stores in the Chicago area, beginning this fall, a company spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday.

02/16/2011

Jewel Store

Jewel-Osco Closing; 5 Save-A-Lots Opening

Jewel-Osco is closing a grocery store on Feb. 24 because of lagging business, a company spokeswoman said.

01/25/2011