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Lanar Stewart Lee, 1947-2012

Makeup artist and daughter of famous Chicago photographer Bill Stewart Lanar Stewart Lee always seemed to have a knack for being in the right place at the right time when it came to meeting the many celebrities who visited Chicago's South Side during the 1960s and 1970s. more

over 2 years ago | Chicago Tribune | Permalink

Mayor, CTA privately talked about $300 million no-bid deal

Plans fell through after disclosures about poor quality work surfaced The Emanuel administration and the CTA engaged in private discussions on a $300 million no-bid contract with the maker of the transit agency's new rail cars, but the talks collapsed amid disclosures about the poor quality of the company's work,... more

over 2 years ago | Chicago Tribune | Permalink

Mayor, CTA privately talked about $300 million no-bid deal with rail-car manufacturer

Plans fell through after disclosures about poor quality work surfaced The Emanuel administration and the CTA engaged in private discussions on a $300 million no-bid contract with the maker of the transit agency's new rail cars, but the talks collapsed amid disclosures about the poor quality of the company's work,... more

over 2 years ago | Chicago Tribune | Permalink

Howard M. Dean, 1937-2012

Led family-owned Dean Foods Co. until 2002 Howard M. Dean helped buildDean Foods Co., founded by his grandfather in 1925, into the nation's second-largest dairy before it merged with its larger rival in 2001. more

over 2 years ago | Chicago Tribune | Permalink

Experts say crime and youth job losses linked

Jobless teens and school dropouts are causing the rise in violence Chicago, experts say, and money is needed to create opportunities for young people.

over 5 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Police seeking text message tips from students

Students at 10 city high schools are participating in a pilot program designed to encourage students to text message police with crime tips and information about problems on campus.

almost 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

CTA probing operator error in derailment

The accident, which occurred over 59th street between Prairie and Calumet, sent two of the train's four cars off the rails. Two dozen passengers were on board.

6 years ago | Steven Chaitman and Meaghen Lober

Two dozen injured in Green Line derailment

6 years ago | Geoff Dougherty

Injuries reported as Green Line train derails

6 years ago | Geoff Dougherty

Fire damages Washington Park apartment building

Extensive damage, but no injuries reported

over 6 years ago | Aisha Qidwae

Teen denied bail in Hyde Park robberies

Lawyer raises questions about confession

over 6 years ago | Carrie Topolinski

Second teen charged in robbery spree that killed U of C student

Three used borrowed car to find victims

over 6 years ago | Carrie Topolinski

South Side strangling victim was pregnant

Cops working to identify body

over 6 years ago | Carrie Topolinski

Faith-based program aims to revive troubled neighborhood

Prayer, singing mark 'New Beginnings'

almost 7 years ago | Sarah Arkin

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