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Friday, July 3

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Ballpark Franks

Three gourmet sausages created by Hot Doug's Doug Sohn will be served at Wrigley Field starting today. Look for them at the new Platform 14 stand behind the scoreboard.

Miss This Stuff?

Reminisce about the dearly departed on Craig's Lost Chicago, a cavalcade of what's come and gone.

Trail Tips

As people flock to the Bloomingdale Trail this weekend, everyone can get along with some etiquette tips provided by DNAinfo.

Cutbacks Continue

Around 1,400 jobs at CPS will be slashed to compensate for the City's latest pension payment. Officials claim class sizes will not increase.

From Few to Many

The Reader traces the Chosen Few Picnic's growth from a family July 4th barbecue to the 'Woodstock of house music.'

Beyond the Blue Bin

Follow the journey of Chicago's recycling from the blue bins in alleys to markets around the world.

Lost Lines

Drivers no longer need to scramble to stand in long lines to get a city sticker before the deadline after the City switched to year-round sales.

Spend Your Savings at Grace

Grace is Chicago's most expensive restaurant based on its new minimum price of $235.

Wrong Ticket to Ride

Misuse of cards issued to low-income seniors and people with disabilities is costing the CTA millions.

New Cuteness

What else is the Internet good for, besides cute pictures of animals like the two red panda cubs born recently at the Lincoln Park Zoo?

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