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Chicago's 1995 Killer Heatwave Days of Death and Denial

  The #elderly were especially susceptible to the hot weather of the #1995 heat wave. This 101-year-old woman was overcome by heat later in the summer when an electrical fire knocked out the power in her apartment building. (Tribune photo by Walter Kale) “It’s hot. It’s very hot. We all have... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/chicagos-1995-killer-heatwave-days-of-death-and-denial/
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Chicago’s Superdawg Owner Maurie Berman Dead at 89

  Chicago’s Beloved Hot Dog Stand Hearkened the 50’s feel good bygone era. An iconic northwest side dog-and-burger joint lost its innovative founder 89 year old Maurie Berman this past weekend from heart complications problems. A Battle of the Bulge WW II combat veteran, Berman in 1948 ope... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/chicagos-superdawg-owner-maurie-berman-dead-at-89/
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Chicago’s Bucktown Burglary Blues

  Upscale Bucktown Neighborhood Plagued By Rash of Break-ins Dubbed America’s Hipster Capital, the trendy Chicago neighborhood of Bucktown, home to so many street cafes, fashionable boutique shops, bars and nightclubs, has been hit with a recent blatant crime spree wave. Reported police i... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/chicagos-bucktown-burglary-blues/
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Chicagoans Will Flee City: Alderman

Ongoing Federal School Probe Leaves Chicago and its Mayor On Edge In yet another sign and development, that the city of Chicago is going the way of Detroit, 32nd ward alderman Scott Waguespack in a recent television interview, says that his constituents are fed up with the city’s ongoing s... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/chicagoans-will-flee-city-alderman/
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Chicago's Dog Flu Bombshell

K9 Flue Outbreak Has Chicagoans Alarmed Already infecting more than a 1,000 dogs, and emptying popular dog parks, veterinarians at Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin have disclosed even more ominous news: the H3N2 strain is far more nastier and infected dogs as well as cats get... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/chicagos-dog-flu-bombshell/
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Emanuel’s Campaign Cash Chews Up Chuy Garcia.

  Rahm Emanuel May Have Won Re-election, but did Chicago Loose ? Some things never change, especially in a city like Chicago, where pay to play politics is alive and well, especially in the wake of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’ re-election win last night. With a whopping campaign war chest of over $... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/emanuels-campaign-cash-chews-up-chuy-garcia/
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Chicago’s ‘Black Site’ Scandal May Heat Up Mayoral Election

  “When you go in, no one knows what’s happened to you.” —Protester Brian Church As the controversy continues to rage around an old Sears warehouse facility commonly referred to as ‘Homan Square’ on the city’s west side, allegations that it was improperly used as a police ‘black site’ locati... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/chicagos-black-site-scandal-may-heat-up-mayoral-election/
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Chicago’s “Chuy” Garcia Mayoral Campaign Cash Regeneration

Garcia Wrecks Rahm Freshly buoyed by exceeding his mayoral election standing last Tuesday, and thus entering into a runoff with Rahm Emanuel next April, “Chuy” Garcia has begun to see his campaign cash spigot flowing again, as Chicagoans begin to take a second look. Political observers have been ... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/chicagos-chuy-garcia-mayoral-campaign-cash-regeneration/
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The Demise of Officer Friendly

Neighborhood Cops to Faceless Robocops   “Where’s My Country Dude?” is the cover quote of a book by author Michael Moore.Indeed, James Madison or Thomas Jefferson wouldn’t recognize the country either if they were alive today. Such has been the profound disturbing t... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/the-demise-of-officer-friendly/
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Sightseeing Chicago’s Uptown

www.any-image.com/21547079963285438151.jpg A North side Neighborhood Time Warp Glimpsing the old and the new, Uptown strikes a visitor as a place emerging from a storied colorful past. Boasting some of the largest Oriental restaurants outside of Chinatown, it also launched Charlie Chaplin’s m... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/sightseeing-chicagos-uptown/
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Sightseeing in Chicago's Bucktown

    Long renown for its trendy trendy shops, boutiques, street cafes and hipster lifestyle, Chicago’s Bucktown also features some of its quaint and charming neighborhoods. Traditionally working class, the area has seen a recent explosion of new devlopment, with modern homes... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/sightseeing-in-chicagos-bucktown/
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Remembering ‘Gone With The Wind’ 75 Years later

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” –Clark Gable’s Rhett Butler character famous movie line. . Published 75 years ago this month, the iconic novel, “Gone with the Wind,” still reverberates in the American psyche, and now the Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, is presenti... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/remembering-gone-with-the-wind-75-years-later-2/
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Polka Queen Politico Judy Baar Topinka Dead at 70

One of Illinois beloved trailblazing politicians Judy Baar Topinka died today at the age of 70 from complications of a sudden stroke. She became the first female to hold both the Illinois State Treasurer and Illinois State Comptroller offices as well as the first woman Republican nominee for... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/polka-queen-politico-judy-baar-topinka-dead-at-70/
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Donald Trump The Ballsy Billionaire

AP-photo “The silent majority is back, and we’re going to take our country back.” –#donald trump  A Disgruntled Electorate Finds an Unlikely Voice Magnate, mogul, TV personality and real estate developer  including the Trump International Hotel and Tower – Chicago, Donald Trump with his fie... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/donald-trump-the-ballsy-billionaire/
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Breaking Chicago On Verge Of Historic Bankruptcy

Chicago Following Detroit With Junk Bond Credit Rating Status Downgrade   Priding itself with the “City That Works” motto, Chicagoans awoke this morning with a rude shock discovering that Moody’s Investors Service has lowered its city’s credit rating to junk bond status. Not only did M... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/breaking-chicago-on-verge-of-historic-bankruptcy/
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Baltimore In Flames Is Chicago Next ?

Baltimore Riots Heralds The Decline and Fall of American Cities From Trayvon Martin’s death, in Sanford, Florida, Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Eric Harris in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Eric Garner in Staten Island, Rekia Boyd in Chicago Illinois, and now Freddie Gray in Baltimore Maryland, have b... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/baltimore-in-flames-is-chicago-next/
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Spike Lee’s Chiraq Pisses off Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Spike Lee Gets Spiked From Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel Famed movie director Spike Lee got an earful from Rahm Emanuel regarding the “Chiraq” title, an upcoming movie about Chicago’s south side crime-infested Englewood community. In a heated face-to-face meeting that took place in the city hall’s... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/spike-lees-chiraq-pisses-off-mayor-rahm-emanuel/
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Chicago Mayoral Hollywood Mogul Election Connection

  Renown star-studded fund-raising machine will be template for Hillary’s 2016 run. Politically embarrassed last February by being forced into a historic mayoral runoff with an obscure underfunded candidate, Rahm Emanuel was finally rescued by the deep pockets of well-to-do—investment ban... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/chicago-mayoral-hollywood-mogul-election-connection/
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Leonard Nimoy’s Spock Character Was Fascinating

  Tributes began pouring in when news broke of Leonard Nimoy’s passing at the age of 83 from pulmonary disease complications over the past weekend. He was distinguished both as an accomplished actor and director. His half-Vulcan Mr. Spock character from the hit Star Trek TV and film f... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/leonard-nimoys-spock-character-was-fascinating/
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The Comeback of Chicago’s People Power

  “Pay to Play” Chicago’s Way Last Gasp ? “Well, we’re still standing. We’re still running and we’re gonna win.” –Mayoral candidate “Chuy” Garcia When Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia finished a solid second with 34 percent of the mayoral vote, pundi... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/the-comeback-of-chicagos-people-power/
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Rahm Emanuel’s Candy Store, Chicago’s Pension System

  Mayor Rahm Emanuel   Pay To Play Chicago’s Way Chicago the magnificent city by the shore, has always been home to some of the nation’s most innovative developments, and it now seems that its Mayor Rahm Emanuel is applying his creative genius regarding Chicago’s municipal pen... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/rahm-emanuels-candy-store-chicagos-pension-system/
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Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry’s U-505

A Captured Submarine’s Improbable Journey One of the main attractions of Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry is the underground historic World War II U-505 Nazi submarine. The history of this scourge of the Atlantic and how Chicago became its final resting place is a remarkable naval t... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/chicagos-museum-of-science-and-industrys-u-505/
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Donna Douglas Beverly Hillbillies Star Dead at 81

Starred as pretty critter loving ‘Elly May’ in long running TV hit series. After a long battle with pancreatic cancer, Donna Douglas died at the age of 81 in her Louisiana home surrounded by family. It was her portrayal as a cute tomboy in the popular TV show ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ tha... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/donna-douglas-beverly-hillbillies-star-dead-at-81/
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Jesus "Chuy" Garcia Challenges Chicago Crime Statistics

  Disregarding a recent city report of a downtrend in Chicago’s crime incidents, Mayoral Candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia blasted Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s record on crime during a Monday news conference. Garcia instead pointed out an uptick of shooting victims in 2014 numbering 2... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/jesus-chuy-garcia-challenges-chicago-crime-statistics/
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Remembering ‘Gone With The Wind’ 75 Years later

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” –Clark Gable’s Rhett Butler character famous movie line. . Published 75 years ago this month, the iconic novel, “Gone with the Wind,” still reverberates in the American psyche, and now the Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, is presenti... http://chicagoblog.esy.es/remembering-gone-with-the-wind-75-years-later/
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