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A New York-based private equity firm is the latest investor entering the Chicago area's market for distressed homes. The Cogsville Group LLC paid about $2.1 million for an equity interest in 94 foreclosed properties from Fannie Mae that stretch from...
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGWell, we've reached the halfway point of Musikfest — just five days remain to load up on some great free music. Let's go: Anyone looking for a good time won't go wrong with Gas House Gorillas (7:30 p.m. and 9:30......
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel today acknowledged complaints from some aldermen about shootings being up in their wards while Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy once again defended his switch to a system centered on beat cops instead of strike forces. The widening...
Curtis Granderson doesn’t do much cooking other than the eggs and bacon breakfast he prepares for himself and the cornbread he made during an appearance on “The Martha Stewart Show” in 2010, but the New York Yankees star and South Side...
On the day before the heated, Crosstown Classic begins at Wrigley Field, a Ricketts family member is involved in a red-hot political controversy. The New York Times reported Thursday that a Super PAC pitched to Joe Ricketts a plan to run negative ads...
Tags: Politics, Rahm Emanuel, Wrigley Field, Mitt Romney, Elections
Pastor Corey Brooks who spent three months living on the rooftop of an old motel to raise money for a community center now has a new mission. The South Side pastor plans to walk across the country from New York to Los Angeles to raise $15 million to...
Tribune reporterThe Rev. Corey Brooks spent three months living on top of an abandoned West Woodlawn motel to call attention to the violence plaguing the community and to raise money for the cause. Now he’s taking his mission on the road. Brooks announced Sunday...
Last month, the Crime & Safety blog asked readers to share what 9/11 means to them. Readers responded, and their stories will be posted here, individually and in coming days, until the 10th anniversary on Sunday. Paul Schuhmann of Delray Beach met Paul...
Drops of blood found at the murder scene didn't match the suspect or victim in the beating death of a respected 71-year-old Waukegan appliance store owner, but the jury was told that didn't clear the alleged killer, James Edwards. A prosecutor...
Tags: DNA, Crimes, Prosecution, Trials, John Jay
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGNo guitars. No bass. No strings whatsoever, in fact. Just a full brass band, a Bollywood beat and enough energy to power a whole city. That, friends, is Red Baraat. (Volksplatz, 7 p.m.) This is a group on the way......
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGForget mopey coffeehouse music — if you want a taste of how much fun contemporary folk can be, check out pros like Australia's Rosie Burgess Trio and see how they turn the genre on its ear. The group's genre-crossing acoustic......
Lehigh Valley MusicThe good: I wasn't sure how they were possibly going to pull this off, but organizers proved that a bifurcated Musifkest could work pretty well. The traditional venues on the north side of town were as good and often seemed......
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