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This Is What's Happening To Your Congressman's Paycheck Thanks To The Government Shutdown

The clock struck 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday with congressional lawmakers incapable of reaching an agreement on a short-term measure to fund the government. The failure led to the first government shutdown since 1996, and stood as another low point for a Congress that's pretty much only had low points.

With the historically unpopular Congress now

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

'Transformers 4' Wrapping Up Chicago Filming With 'Mother Of All' Explosions: Report

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    Director Michael Bay, actor Mark Wahlberg and their large entourage appear just about ready to move on from their busy month-plus stay in Chicago, blowing up small sections of the city, speeding along its roadways and still finding time to wine and dine about town.

    But Bay and co. won't be going out without a bang, literally: According to

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Lake Shore Drive Overnight Closures Start Monday As Part Of 5-Week-Long Resurfacing Project

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      Lake Shore Drive will have nightly closures for the next five weeks. (Getty) | Getty

      Monday night, the Illinois Department of Transportation begins its latest resurfacing project on Lake Shore Drive that will result in nightly closures for roughly the next five weeks.

      IDOT will close the stretch of drive from North to Balbo Avenues from 8 p.m. to 6

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Taste of Chicago turned 1st profit in six years

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        The Taste of Chicago turned a profit in 2013 for the first time in six years. | Sun-Times

        Taste of Chicago turned a profit in 2013 for the first time in six years — thanks to a recipe that included perfect weather, a popular music lineup, celebrity chefs and food trucks — turning Mayor Rahm Emanuel's revised, bumped and abbreviated format into a kee

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago