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Internal emails from Quinn's office show politics influenced NRI decision

Exclusive: Newly released emails show politics appeared to trump credentials when deciding how big a serving some nonprofits should get from Gov. Pat Quinn's now-tarnished $54.5 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative anti-violence grant program.

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Confident in the Bears? Take our test

Playoffs or bust. In an unscientific fan poll by Comcast SportsNet on Monday, 50 percent of the responders said their minimum expectation for the Bears this season is to make the playoffs. That seems like a reasonable measurement of success — and failure — for …Read More

    Weekend Violence July 18-20

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      Five must-haves for exuberant wedding receptions

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      Wedding receptions continue to impress guests with towering centerpieces, gourmet cuisine and elegant ballrooms. For a busy bride and groom, it can be difficult to … Read More

      The Promontory, Hyde Park’s newest venue, opens doors to food, music

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      After successfully launching Dusek’s and Thalia Hall in Pilsen over the past year, business partners Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden aim to replicate the dinner-and-a-show Read More