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Chicago ranks No. 1 — yet again — with Conde Nast Traveler readers

Chicago ranks No. 1 — yet again — with Conde Nast Traveler readers
You know what doesn’t get tired? Hearing how great you are … and Chicago ranks yet again, this time on Conde Nast Traveler’s list of best big cities in the nation. Almost half a million people weighed in with their picks for the best in travel — a record-breaking response for the magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards, an annual survey... Read more »

PHOTOS: Fall makes its way into Chicago

PHOTOS: Fall makes its way into Chicago
Chicago welcomes fall colors and leaves. 

PHOTOS: Taking a river cruise in Illinois

PHOTOS: Taking a river cruise in Illinois
The Land of Lincoln was the focus of a river cruise on the American Duchess paddle-wheeler that traversed almost the entire length of the Illinois River in August. (Lori Rackl/Chicago Tribune)
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Illinois lands on list of 25 States with most credit card fraud

Illinois lands on list of 25 States with most credit card fraud
Credit card fraud is at an all-time high. That’s according to the Federal Trade Commission’s latest Consumer Sentinel Data Book, which tracks and summarizes consumer complaints about fraud, identity theft, and other consumer concerns. In 2017, there were 133,015 reports of credit card fraud across the United States—nearly a 7 percent increase over the year... Read more »

PHOTOS: The Great Chicago Fire

PHOTOS: The Great Chicago Fire
The Great Chicago Fire erupted on Oct. 8, 1871, and burned a large portion of the city until the fire died out on Oct. 10, 1871. It killed hundreds of people and destroyed a huge swath of the central business district, which was mainly made of wood-framed buildings.

PHOTOS: Illinoisians on the 2018 Forbes 400

PHOTOS: Illinoisians on the 2018 Forbes 400
In Illinois, 13 people made the Forbes 400 list of America’s wealthiest people, and there were a couple of ties, including among family members. The richest person in Illinois again was Citadel hedge fund founder Ken Griffin, whose net worth increased by $1.5 billion from last year.
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PHOTOS: Resort-like home in Lake Forest: $5M

PHOTOS: Resort-like home in Lake Forest: $5M
211 W. Westminster Road in Lake Forest: $4,900,000 Listed on Sept. 7, 2018 This suburban home was completely renovated in 2002 with new mechanicals, plumbing and wiring. Features include a chef’s kitchen, spa-quality baths, a wine cellar and two laundry rooms. A first-floor master suite overlooks park-style grounds. Outdoor space includes a screened kitchen/studio, fire pit,... Read more »

The 9 Illinois cities with the fastest commute

The 9 Illinois cities with the fastest commute
The average commute time in Illinois is 28.9 minutes, up .3% from the latest Census Bureau data of cities with a population of 60,000 or more. The team at HomeArea.com curated the below gallery.

PHOTOS: Rescued pets from Hurricane Michael arrive in Chicago

PHOTOS: Rescued pets from Hurricane Michael arrive in Chicago
A team from PAWS Chicago returned from Gainseville, Fla., Oct. 17, 2018, with 35 homeless dogs and cats that were displaced following Hurricane Michael. The animals were taken to PAWS Chicago Medical Center for evaluation. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune)
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PHOTOS: Chance the Rapper endorses Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia

PHOTOS: Chance the Rapper endorses Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia
Chance the Rapper endorsed little-known Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia at City Hall on Oct. 16, 2018. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune) Read the full story