Restaurants and small independents exempt from plastic bag ban

Chicago retailers would be prohibited from putting their merchandise in plastic bags, but restaurants and small independents would be exempt, under a groundbreaking compromise hammered out by the City Council.

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DNA solves murder of man missing since 1978, mistakenly feared to be Gacy victim

While he was still in college, Edward Beaudion dressed up as a vampire to bring a little ghoulish cheer to kids at a local orphanage.

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      ‘The Sound of Music’ strikes a chord for Billy Zane

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      “Perfect timing” allowed the “Titanic” actor to play Capt. von Trapp in Lyric Opera’s production. Read More

      A primer on e-cigarettes

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      Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They’re about to find out what federal regulators have to say about Read More