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Start making your Valentine's Day plans now.

A famous eatery continues to make 'best of' lists.
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Thirteen used cars were destroyed in the mishap. #IllinoisPatch

The construction mishap happened across from the McDonald's.
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Your favorite store may be closing next year.

A number of major retailers in the United States have announced plans to close store locations in 2018.
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City officials had a change of heart a day after taking steps to sue the estate of a 19-year-old who was shot to death by an officer in 2015. The officer also shot and killed the teen's neighbor by accident. #IllinoisPatch

Chicago lawyers have backtracked on their plans to sue the estate of a teen killed by a police officer.
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If you love the people, places and events that make your community unique, you might make a good Patch Mayor.

If you love the people, places and events that make your community unique, you might make a good Patch Mayor.
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It's the end of an era.

The iconic rock 'n' roll theme will be replaced with a more modern theme, its franchise owner said.
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She will spend the rest of her life behind bars.

Elzbieta Plackowska brutally stabbed her son and a little girl to death in 2012.
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A horrific accident early Friday morning. #IllinoisPatch

The man driving the car reportedly drove around the railroad gates.
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A car was stolen in Darien and police found another stolen car at the scene. https://trib.al/8uay0xf

Darien Police were responding to a report of a stolen car when they found a vehicle at the scene that was reported stolen in Chicago.
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An adult was also hurt in the crash, which spilled Coffee-mate all over the road. #IllinoisPatch

A crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway near 59th Street sent four to the hospital and closed the inbound lanes for hours.
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Tune in tonight and tomorrow to see the suburban cop/lawyer on A&E's "Live PD." #IllinoisPatch

The cop, lawyer and Stevenson grad will be an in-studio analyst Friday and Saturday nights.
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Be safe on your way home tonight!

Flurries will begin after 3 p.m. on Friday, and most likely continue into the evening.
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More than two years after his staged suicide, the widow of Lt. Joe Gliniewicz is once again fighting for his pension. #IllinoisPatch

Her husband committed suicide in 2015 amid worries that his money siphoning scheme would be discovered, police say.
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The 85-year-old grandfather was able to escape, but suffered broken bones. #IllinoisPatch

Prosecutor said 85-year-old man suffered fractures, including a possible broken vertebrae.
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Congratulations to the Chicago grandma and granddaughter!

Belinda Berry and Karea Berry will both continue their education and pursue master's degrees.
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