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November 1, 2016 View email in browser
 

Cubs Nation is way bigger than you thought

Cubs fans are all over the country, and not just because of a certain superstation.

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Chicago employers relax office schedules, offer incentives to get people to vote

To help get voters to the polls, some employers are relaxing workers’ schedules, shutting down outright or dangling rewards to encourage voter turnout.

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Housing prices on the rise around The 606

Housing prices west of Western Avenue near The 606 have increased dramatically since the city broke ground on the trail in 2013, says a report out Tuesday.

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Chicago home prices up 4.2% over the last year, but lag national average

Chicago area home prices are up 4.2 percent over the last year, but gains here are less than the U.S. average.

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Chicago Airbnb hosts made $2.6 million during World Series

Chicago hosts on the home-sharing platform raked in $2.6 million over the weekend, as the Cubs played the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley in Games 3 to 5 of the World Series.

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What’s worse? Visiting the dentist or picking a health insurance plan?

This month, many Americans will have no choice but to begin the often-reviled open enrollment exercise of choosing health insurance for next year.

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Sox Park gets its new name — and a downward-pointing arrow

It’s official: Guaranteed Rate Field is the new home of the Chicago White Sox.

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Gannett pulls offer for Tronc, publisher of Chicago Tribune

Gannett said Tuesday it was pulling its offer for Tronc, ending a six-month pursuit of the Chicago-based company that owns the Chicago Tribune, LA Times.

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