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Admiral Theatre Offers Lap Dances For Holiday Toy Donations

December 12, 2011 1:13 PM CHICAGO (CBS) — If you’re a stingy, Scroogey type at Christmas, the Admiral Theatre has an incentive for you to change your ways. Yes, that Admiral Theatre. Beginning Monday and continuing through Saturday, the Admiral is offering a free lap dance to anyone who donates …

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Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964–1977

In celebration of the opening of Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964–1977, the Art Institute will project Andy Warhol’s 1964 film Empire—a single, eight-hour-long nighttime take of the Empire State Building—from the museum’s Bluhm Family Terrace across Millennium Park to the upper stories of the Aon Center. Warhol’s …

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Peoples Gas on-bill New Furnace financing in Chicago

New Furnace Loan Program Financing Available Now! December 5, 2011 Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas are excited to announce the launch of the on-bill financing program for high-efficiency furnaces! Financing options are available beginning today for qualified residential customers. Eligible residential customers of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas can now apply for a low-interest loan to purchase a high-efficiency …

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Sun-Times Media online sites to begin metered pay plan

The Chicago Sun-Times and its sister publications in the suburbs will start charging for online access, joining the ranks of newspapers looking for revenue from digital sources. Access to web sites controlled by Sun-Times Media LLC will be governed by a “metered” pay plan starting Thursday. Web site users will …

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Mugger picks wrong victim: MMA fighter

“Justin” is 6 feet 2, 250 pounds, with a build that looks like it could split open a suit jacket during a particularly violent sneeze. But the mixed martial arts expert from Des Plaines insists it was his “training,” not brawn, that allowed him to wrench a loaded pistol from …

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Chicago ties to newly released John Lennon FBI file

Suddenly, from the broadcast booth, came these deliberately-spoken words from the late, great “MNF” color-man, Howard Cosell. “An unspeakable tragedy, confirmed to us by ABC News in New York City,” Cosell said, interrupting the excitement of a 13-13 game. “John Lennon, outside of his apartment building on the West Side …

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Chicago taxpayers helped pay for work at U.S. Cellular Field, Soldier Field

By Jared S. Hopkins Tribune reporter 12:45 p.m. CST, November 30, 2011 After hotel tax figures came in this year, the city of Chicago for the first time had to pitch in extra money to help pay off renovations and maintenance to Soldier Field and U.S. Cellular Field, home of …

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THE LOST DECADE: Cook County loses 26% of manufacturing jobs

BY THOMAS HARGROVE November 25, 2011 11:32PM FILE–An office building on the Motorola campus in Harvard, Ill., about 60 miles northwest of Chicago, is shown Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001. The company announced it will close its cell-phone manufacturing plant in Harvard, Ill., and eliminate 2,500 jobs. (AP Photo/Charles Bennett) Cook …

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Chicago Tribune doubling, tripling subscription rates

By: Lynne Marek November 22, 2011 (Crain’s) — Chicago Tribune is doubling and tripling weekday delivery rates for some readers when their subscriptions come up for renewal. The newspaper, a unit of Chicago-based Tribune Co., has sent some subscribers letters notifying them of the increases; others have simply seen a …

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Teen charged in video recorded attack at downtown ‘L’ station

Staff report 3:11 a.m. CST, November 23, 2011 A teen has been charged with decking a man at a downtown ‘L’ station earlier this year in an incident recently posted on the Internet that prompted a citywide search for the attacker. Chicago police said that Scotty Strahan, 18, was the …

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Emanuel raised vehicle sticker prices, but city clerk likely to take heat

Emanuel prevailed, after reworking the increase in response to Mendoza’s criticism that the mayor was making life tougher on minivan-driving moms and other law-abiding Chicagoans to balance his budget. But it’s the clerk’s office that will likely receive the complaints next year when the owners of nearly 1.3 million vehicles …

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To Protect And To Scare

AIR-ONE police truck Spotted this police truck on Madison Street in the Loop recently. It’s intimidation factor is so over the top that I thought it was an improperly parked movie prop. It turns out, it’s legit. The “my police department can beat up your police department” vehicle isn’t part …

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‘Rahmbo’ goes to bat for Obama, slams Romney

By Abdon M. Pallasch Political Reporter [email protected] November 19, 2011 9:28PM Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivers the keynote speech in support of President Obama, at the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) Emanuel says he backs unions before …

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Back of the Yards residents drum for peace

November 19, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — A Native American tradition is sparking hope in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. The area is a community facing gangs, guns and violence, but with the help of a Catholic priest, peace is the message this week. “We want to walk for peace …

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Toni Preckwinkle Wants Cook County To Impose Tax On Craigslist Car Purchases

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports CHICAGO (CBS) — The Cook County budget that is up for a vote Friday includes a first-ever county tax on cars and boats bought through sites such as Craigslist. But as WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports, the plan comes as a surprise to the …

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