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Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run on West Side

Chicago police are searching for a white van that struck and killed bicyclist Francisco Cruz, 58, Wednesday night in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. He was riding a bicycle in the 4000 block of West Maypole Avenue when a white cargo van hit him and fled west on …

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Emanuel’s pension bill: $1.1 billion a year

Chicago taxpayers finally know the size of the tax bill they’re getting to stabilize City Hall’s major government pension plans: roughly $1.1 billion a year. As that number is, it’s only preliminary, with changes going upward a distinct possibility based on factors such as return on investments and the outcome …

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Cleaning up of Chicago Rivers Outlined in a New Report

In addition to kayaking and water tours, imagine taking a plunge in Chicago riverbank or even sipping a cocktail? In a report slated for release on Wednesday, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) seeks to Cleanup Rivers in the Chicago area. After conducting a survey on 6,000 plus individuals who included …

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20-year-old Cyclist Smashed to Death by a Construction Truck

a 20-year-old bicyclist, has been killed in River West, Chicago, during Tuesday rush hour. The young cyclist was riding on Milwaukee Avenue, when an 18-wheel flatbed truck hit her. Despite the 20-year-old’s fatal death, upset bicyclist noted a truck parked in the bike lane near where the young woman met …

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How to Avoid Getting Mugged #WickerParkSafety

1. Always be alert and aware of your surroundings. Yes, it can happen to you!  When you are walking down the street be sure to look ahead and behind you. Take notice of any groups or individuals that look like they might be capable of aggressive behavior, (e.g. men in …

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