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Marathon Stations
You know when it’s coming. The road closures and overwhelming traffic, the infiltration of 45,000 superhumans, and an aura of both togetherness and intense competition. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon, which will be October 8, reveals the ci...

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Hurricane Heros
Ten PAWS Chicago volunteers realized they were part of something bigger in the wake of Hurricane Harvey when they traveled to Houston to rescue 43 dogs and cats from its municipal animal control center.   The 34 dogs and nine cats were the sicke...

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Tent City Evicted
Tent City residents evicted from the viaducts at Wilson and Lawrence Avenues September 18 were looking for other displaced members to stay at undisclosed locations by week’s end. Tom Gordon, the “mayor” of the Tent City, said that he was trying t...

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Zanzibar Café
On a hot July day, few things can satisfy like a big scoop of chocolate ice cream. Pour a soda over top, and you’ve got the makings for a sweet, bubbly float that will always beat the heat. James Metzgar is lucky enough to live right across the st...

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Richard Florida
Richard Florida coined the term “creative class” in 2002 to describe the artists, musicians, tech workers and designers who moved back to cities because of their  high-paying jobs; lush dating scene; and restaurants, music clubs and museums in whi...