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December 9, 2016 View email in browser

As Chicago’s last original horse stable faces demolition, carriage owners worry: ‘We’re a dying industry’

The Noble Horse Theatre may finally meet its end when a developer seeks approval to erect a seven-story apartment building in its place, representing the latest blow to an already beleaguered industry.

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Finch Beer to shutter brewery, move production

The Chicago craft brewery that has struggled to find its footing during a tumultuous five-year existence plans to shutter its original operation on Elston Avenue and begin brewing at a partner Finch declined to name.

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Duckworth votes against budget resolution over waiver for Trump’s defense pick

Tammy Duckworth votes no on budget resolution because it also served as a vehicle for assisting the incoming administration to name retired four-star Marine Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary.

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2 Chicago cops resign in face of firing over off-duty beating a decade ago

Two Chicago police officers have resigned in the face of their firing over the off-duty beating of a Taco Burrito King patron on the Northwest Side more than a decade ago.

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Christmas tree farms want in on millennials’ holiday traditions

Christmas tree farmers in Illinois and around the country hope a new national campaign will help sway customers toward real trees.

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U.S. life expectancy falls for first time in decades, types of death increase

A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago.

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The love of a dog can break your heart

John Kass: Some want to believe I’m the grump who shakes his fist to scare the kids off the property. The fact is, I like kids, and dogs.

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As more teens vape, surgeon general sounds alarm on e-cigarettes

The U.S. Surgeon General has released a report on e-cigarettes, calling “vaping” a growing public health threat among teens.

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