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Francis Parker School Has Been Flouting Rules By Renting Out Condo Units It's Bought Up, Neighbors SayOwners of a Lincoln Park condo board say they have been waking up with an intruder.
Holiday Celebrations Kick Off In Millennium Park FridayThe city is just hours away from the traditional tree lighting ceremony.
Crews On The Scene Of Level 1 Hazmat In GreshamA vehicle fire in a industrial area spread to businesses and warehouses in the area.
Impaired Driver Crashes Into Aurora Police Squad CarAn impaired driver crashed head-on into an Aurora police car around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Fire Damages 3 Buildings In Grand Crossing; 6 People DisplacedFirefighters battled a fire near 68th Street and Dante Avenue.
Man Hit, Killed By Car While Trying To Cross Lake Shore Drive At Wilson Avenue, Police SayA man is dead after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the highway lanes of Lake Shore Drive Thursday night.
Alderman Says Gangs Have Left At Least 13 Blocks In The Dark In Brighton Park, And Problem Is Getting WorseBrighton Park is in the dark, with street lights completely out on than a dozen blocks.
After Light Pole Falls Downtown, Expert Says City Inspections Are Long OverdueAt least two poles besides the one that came toppling over have also been taken down outside the Thompson Center after one fell, as the city has finally decided to inspect them.
Boy, 13, Struck And Killed By SUV In South ChicagoA 13-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a vehicle in the South Chicago neighborhood Thursday evening.

Politics

Questions Mount As To Whether DCFS Was Grading Itself In Audit Of Child Abuse HotlineThe results of an audit of the Illinois child abuse hotline were released Thursday, and the reviews were not good. But even larger questions are emerging over whether the agency being audited was grading itself.
Illinois Lawmakers Propose Bill Forbidding DCFS From Shackling ChildrenIllinois state legislators are looking at putting a new law on the books to prevent shackling of children from happening again.
How Are CPS Teachers Getting Post-Strike Makeup Days Off?First, the Chicago Teachers Union demanded more makeup days for time spent on the picket line – and they got some of them, exactly as they wanted. But it turns out teachers won’t be at work anyway on many of those days.
Lightfoot's Budget Set For Final Approval Next Week, Mayor 'Very Confident' Feds Will Approve $163 Million For Ambulance ServicesAs her 2020 budget plan moved one step closer to final approval on Wednesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot shrugged off criticism that it relies in part on federal funding that remains uncertain.
Automatic Expungement Of Marijuana Convictions Is More Complicated Than It SoundsHundreds of marijuana convictions could be expunged under the State of Illinois’ new marijuana laws. But it’s not quite that simple – or fast.
Aldermen Fend Off Effort To Kill Mayor Lori Lightfoot's $40 Million Rideshare Tax, Approve 2020 Revenue Package“We have seen actually four different proposals from Uber, all of which have been extremely questionable,” Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Commissioner Rosa Escareno said.

Entertainment

Project Onward And The Creative Art Of Moving Upward"We know our population that we work with, which is artists with disabilities. But they are professional artists so the focus is on their art. We can talk to the artist and help them refocus on their artwork."
'Nevermore' Will Have More Days For Visitors At ExhibitAlong with the extending the dates of the show, Nevermore will provide free tickets and be open on Wednesdays for Chicago Public School groups "for select hours." 
Matchbox Cars, Coloring Book, Card Game Magic Make Toy Hall of FameThey will be permanently showcased alongside 68 previous winners that include alphabet blocks, the Big Wheel, G.I. Joe and others recognized for their innovation, longevity and ability to foster creativity or discovery through play.
Trina Is The PAWS Chicago Dog Of The WeekJust go to the PAWS Adoption Center in Lincoln Park at 1997 North Clybourn Avenue for more information on Trina and other pets ready for their forever homes.
The Meaningful And Macabre Works Of Chicago Painter Ivan Albright"I think one of the tantalizing aspects of Albright’s work is that it is both enticing and repulsive at the same time. The initial response may be ‘oh that’s gruesome’ but the enticement is how he painted them."
Prince's Posthumous Book Released As Fans Continue To MournPanic, joy, shock: Dan Piepenbring felt them all when Prince plucked him to collaborate on his first memoir, followed by more shock and profound sadness at news of the superstar's death while the book was in its early stages.