Wed04162014

Is Oprah Selling Famed Harpo Studios?

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Oprah Winfrey, who built the famous production studio Harpo, may be getting out of the landlord business as she has reportedly enlisted the services of a real estate company to evaluate options, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Eastdil Secured LLC, a 40-plus-year-old pre-eminent real estate investment company, has reportedly been hired by Harpo

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4G Wireless Service Coming To CTA Subways In Chicago

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    Good news, smartphone-using CTA commuters!

    The city is planning on Thursday to announce details of its plan for a major wireless upgrade the underground CTA lines.

    DNAinfo Chicago reports the transit agency is planning to outfit all 12 miles of the city's underground lines with 4G service.

    The city is now accepting proposals from vendors interested

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    Chicago Train Crash NTSB Probe Continues Despite Government Shutdown

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    FOREST PARK, Ill. -- FOREST PARK, Ill. (AP) — The federal investigation into the crash of an unmanned Chicago commuter train is continuing, but the government shutdown has meant there's nobody around to talk about it.

    Tim DePaepe of the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday that once the agency's investigators are on a scene they are

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    The name Jesse Owens may grace Chicago school

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      CHICAGO (AP) — The name of Olympic track and field legend Jesse Owens may once again grace the front of a Chicago Public School.

      A school council on Chicago's South Side voted Wednesday to rename a school after the four-time gold medalist. The original Jesse Owens Community Academy was one of about 50 schools closed in June because of declining

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      Most Chicago Safe Passage Routes For Children Are Peppered With Sex Offenders, Report Says

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        Children walking along Chicago's safe passage routes not only have to worry about local gang violence, they also have to worry about dodging registered sex offenders.

        A recently released report by the Chicago Sun-Times found that registered sex offenders inhabit a vast majority safe passage routes walked by Chicago children. According to data the

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