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The preservation group Friends of the Parks is denying reports that it will drop a lawsuit against the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and its quest to build along Chicago’s lakefront.

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk dumps presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Former Gov. Jim Edgar urges civility and compromise in Springfield. Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks for property tax rebates. And the Cubs soar as the Sox sink.

Chicago’s early history has a surprising amount of Kentucky in it, including five-time Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison. We honor Harrison’s old Kentucky home by putting a Chicago spin on the classic mint julep.

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A new tourism guide from the Windy City Times showcases Chicago as an LGBTQ-friendly destination. But Tracy Baim, publisher and executive editor of the newspaper, says these travel tips are not just for tourists.

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