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Macy's Opening On Thanksgiving? Retail Giant Appears To Be Breaking With 155-Year Tradition

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    A shopper carries a purchase from Macy's along the Magnificent Mile shopping district on August 14, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Retail giant Macy's appears poised to open its doors on Thanksgiving for the first time in its 155-year history, according to multiple reports the company has as yet declined to confirm.

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    Marriage in Illinois: The Urgency of Now

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    State Rep. Ken Dunkin hosted a benefit for his re-election campaign Oct. 10. He is the chief co-sponsor of the marriage equality bill. He's pictured here with fellow reps at the event, from left: Dunkin, Christian Mitchell (South Side), Greg Harris (North Side, chief sponsor) and Derrick Smith (West Side). Photo by Tracy Baim


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    Dennis Kimetto Breaks Course Record To Win 2013 Chicago Marathon, Rita Jeptoo Wins Women's Race (PHOTOS)

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    CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — Dennis Kimetto of Kenya broke the course record Sunday in capturing the Chicago Marathon, and compatriot Rita Jeptoo was the women's winner in the first major marathon in the United States since the Boston bombings.

    Kimetto finished in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 45 seconds, leading a 1-2-3 finish for Kenyan men. He beat the mark

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    Marriage in Illinois: The Urgency of Now

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    State Rep. Ken Dunkin hosted a benefit for his re-election campaign Oct. 10. He is the chief co-sponsor of the marriage equality bill. He's pictured here with fellow reps at the event, from left: Dunkin, Christian Mitchell (South Side), Greg Harris (North Side, chief sponsor) and Derrick Smith (West Side). Photo by Tracy Baim


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    Furloughed Workers Pinching Pennies, Volunteering

       

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      They're experienced research engineers and park rangers still in college, attorneys who enforce environmental regulations and former soldiers who took civilian jobs with the military after coming home from war.

       

      And all of them have one thing in common: They were sent home on unpaid furlough last week after a political standoff between the

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