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Bikes will own the streets for 2 days
Imagine a block party that goes on for miles. That's how advocates see "Sunday Parkways," which will shut off a network of inner-city boulevards to cars on two Sundays in October and open the streets to bicyclists and pedestrians.



Swedish names can have pop
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Swedish authorities say parents can now name their newborns ''Budweiser'' or ''Metallica'' if they so wish.



Body pulled from lake on North Side
Fire crews pulled the body of a man from Lake Michigan Tuesday night on the North Side.



Woman killed, off-duty cop critically hurt in shooting
A 22-year-veteran of the Chicago Police Department was critically wounded and a woman -- possibly a relative -- was reportedly killed in an early Wednesday shooting in the West Side's Garfield Park neighborhood.






Cardinal tried to spring sex abuser, then changed view
Cardinal Francis George acknowledged Tuesday that he and other Archdiocese of Chicago officials had worked to reduce the prison sentence of sex-abusing priest Norbert Maday, who is believed to have molested children dozens of times.



Unpaid bills have crews flooding city to shut off water
The Daley administration has tripled the number of crews assigned to shut off water to delinquent Chicago customers in response to a 70 percent increase in water scofflaws over the last year.



Bikes will own the streets for 2 days
Imagine a block party that goes on for miles. That's how advocates see "Sunday Parkways," which will shut off a network of inner-city boulevards to cars on two Sundays in October and open the streets to bicyclists and pedestrians.



Ex-Glenbard East student guilty of rodent rage
A teenager who scattered three mutilated mice and a decapitated rat around Glenbard East High School -- including putting one dead rodent in a drinking fountain -- was sentenced Tuesday to two years probation.



Feds: Troutman and gang leader were lovers
Former Ald. Arenda Troutman and a gang chieftain were "romantically involved" and worked together on a crooked real estate deal, federal prosecutors allege in a new court filing. Troutman pleaded guilty last week to shaking down developers in her 20th Ward on the South Side. She was voted out of office last year. Donnell "Scandalous" Jehan, a Black Disciples "king," was one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives until April when he surrendered. He faces trial on drug charges.