Owning the store a ‘dream fulfilled’ for co-owner

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Variety Comics co-owners Vin Nguyen (left) and Victor Olivarez. (Photo/Kristen Thometz)

For more than four decades, Variety Comics has anchored the corner of Western and Wilson avenues and attracted comic book fans and the curious alike with its superhero murals. At the end of October, the Lincoln Square comic book store will close.

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Walgreens is closing 200 stores in the U.S. -- the most the company has done at once. The cost-cutting move comes as a result of the merger with Boots Alliance. Crain's Chicago Business retail reporter Brigid Sweeney has the latest details.

Pension Debate & School Closings Due to Weather

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We share what you had to say about the great pension debate and schools closing due to cold weather in tonight's viewer feedback.

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In tonight's Viewer Feedback, we have some of your thoughts on the closing of Dominick's grocery stores and epidermal electronics.

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All Chicago area Dominick's stores are set to close this Saturday. We gauge the reaction and fallout. View a map of store closings.

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Chicago area temperatures left students and teachers hot and miserable in classrooms without air conditioning across the city. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

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After 40 years of offering live models for professional and amateur artists to draw or paint, The Drawing Workshop in Ravenswood is now in jeopardy of closing due to the retirement of its founder, George Sotos. We have the story. View a slideshow and read an interview.

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Hearings begin Tuesday on a lawsuit seeking to block the planned closure of 50 Chicago Public Schools. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of parents, are backed by the Chicago Teachers Union. Elizabeth Brackett has the latest.

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Dozens of Chicago Public Schools close for the last time -- and hundreds of teachers may not return. Read a report on national teacher quality.

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Charlie Trotter

It's the end of a culinary era in Chicago. Charlie Trotter is closing his acclaimed and influential restaurant.  We tell you what's behind his decision.

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