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Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) wouldn't support the proposed dispensary at 2843 N. Halsted St. because of the concerns of nearby residents, but also said he does not oppose having a dispensary in his ward and will work to find an alternative location. | File Photo

Lakeview pot dispensary on hold; Tunney opposes Halsted location

Hundreds of Lakeview residents had rallied against the proposed medical marijuana store at 2843 N. Halsted St., citing concerns about crime and safety.

Despite community pleas, CPS puts Dyett HS out for proposals

CPS on Friday issued a formal request for proposals for the Dyett High School building, seeking an “innovative program which engages its students and also meets the needs of the local community." But many in the community already have a plan and are angry that they've been spurned.

Workers remove a poster for "The Interview" from a billboard in Hollywood, California, on Thursday, a day after Sony announced was canceling the movie's Christmas release because of a terrorist threat. | Michael Thurston/AFP/Getty Images

Sony’s choice on ‘The Interview’ is one lost battle in a long war

Does anybody really fear that North Korean agents are going to mow us down if we buy tubs of buttered popcorn and go to see Seth Rogen and James Franco’s “The Interview,” the now-shelved bromance comedy depicting the assassination of Kim Jong-Un?

Playing for dollars, smiles at O’Hare

Long before sunrise, Sharon Dawn Middleton gets out of bed to pile on layers of clothing for her commute to O’Hare Airport from her Northwest Side home. Middleton, 74, catches a 5 a.m. bus, then the Blue Line L for her gig as a street musician on O’Hare’s ground floor. She would like to arrive earlier, but there is no earlier bus.

Retired FBI agent Elaine Corbett Smith — a teacher turned crime buster who was credited with helping bring down the Chicago mob during the 1980s — tells tales in her book, "A Gun in My Gucci." | Provided photo

Ex-FBI agent’s book tells mob tales in ‘A Gun in My Gucci'

Retired FBI agent Elaine Corbett Smith — a teacher turned crime buster — was credited with helping bring down the Chicago mob during the 1980s.

Playing for dollars and smiles at O'Hare

Long before sunrise, Sharon Dawn Middleton gets out of bed to pile on layers of clothing for her commute to O’Hare Airport from her Northwest Side home. For three years Middleton has played at O’Hare. “I don’t get rich but it sure helps out,” she said of being a street musician. “I’m happy anytime anyone gives me anything, even a penny.”

 
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