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December 5, 2016 View email in browser

Oakland warehouse was a ‘death trap,’ former tenant says; at least 33 people dead

The building was crammed with rugs, old sofas and a garage-sale-like collection of pianos, paintings, turntables, statues and other items that quickly fed a fire that killed at least 33 people. “That place was just a death trap,” Shelley Mack, a one-time tenant of the converted warehouse said.

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Chicago’s first snowstorm of season breaks a record

The first snowstorm of the winter season dumped more snow at O’Hare than any single-day snowstorm in December since 2005 and broke the record for snowfall on Dec. 4 set in 1964.

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10 thoughts on the Bears’ 26-6 win over the 49ers

10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears picked up their third victory of the season by pummeling the hapless San Francisco 49ers 26-6 on Sunday at Soldier Field.

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Trump taps Ben Carson as housing secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former Campaign 2016 rival Ben Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Food truck ruling to decide mobile food’s fate in Chicago

Food truck owners and supporters are awaiting a ruling Monday that could vastly improve their ability to do business in Chicago, and permanently alter the culinary scene as a result.

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Making airport PreCheck free could save TSA millions: report

A study by the University of Illinois at Champaign offers a way to get more people to sign up for expedited security screening and save the government money: make PreCheck free for frequent fliers.

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Northwestern, U. of C. presidents among highest-paid in the country

The presidents of Northwestern University and University of Chicago earn some of the highest salaries of all private college presidents in the U.S.

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In helping kids select college, parents along for more than the ride

Recognizing students who’d be the first in their family to go to college have unique needs, District 214 developed a field trip for them to tour two colleges with their parents.

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