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Contract OK'd to build McCormick Place arena/hotel

The $564 million complex will have a 10,000-seat arena and 1,206-room hotel. The cost of the $164 million arena has gone up about 17-percent since it was proposed in early 2012.

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Rev. Sharpton: ‘You have broken our hearts ... not broken our backs.’

As Michael Brown Sr., father of the slain teen, stood next to Rev. Al Sharpton, the veteran civil rights campaigner declared: “This is not a Ferguson problem… It’s a national problem.”

Off Message: Jane Byrne’s legacy

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