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Taxi driver flees with passenger’s bags

The police get the report first; RedEye is not far behind. Taxi driver flees with passenger’s bagsJan. 30, 1 p.m.A taxi driver fled with more than $10,000 worth of possessions including a Sony Playstation, laptop, luggage and designer clothing belonging to a 32-year old male while he was loading the cab at Broadway and Grace…

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Today’s agenda: Quinn to sign civil union law

(Getty Images photo) Gov. Pat Quinn is set to sign into law this afternoon a law that will legalize civil unions for same-sex couples for the first time in Illinois. The Chicago Gay Men’s chorus will perform, and the Pledge of Allegiance will be led by openly gay veterans. What does this law mean to…

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We can do better than civil unions

We can do better than civil unions

By Lenox Magee RedEye Special Contributor Ever since I first heard Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” in fall 2008, I’ve been scouting out the perfect rings and planning my dream wedding–even if it meant unleashing my inner Groomzilla from time to time. Now that experience is closer than ever for same-sex couples…

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$465,000 condo overlooking Halsted

*RedEye spotlights an open house in Boystown every Friday. Why we would live here: When you’re in the middle of Boystown, everything’s in walking distance, and when you need to get away the rooftop patio has a spectacular skyline view. SEE A PHOTO GALLERY AND READ MORE ABOUT THIS CONDO AFTER THE JUMP …

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Boystown’s best daily bar specials

(Metromix photo) If you know the right nights to hit up certain bars in Boystown you could save quite a bit. And let’s face it, with temperatures dropping and inches of snow rising, going out for cocktails is going to take some worthwhile persuasion.  RedEye compiled a list of cost-cutting deals for Boystown locals and…

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More copper wire lifted from Boystown light poles

The police get the report first; RedEye is not far behind. More copper wire thefts in Boystown Jan. 20, 6 a.m. More copper wire used for city light poles was stolen in Boystown, this time at Cornelia Avenue and Broadway, according to reports. The light pole’s plates were reportedly removed by the unknown offenders who…

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Roomy $795,000 house in Southport corridor

*RedEye spotlights an open house in Boystown every Friday. Why we would live here: This charming, albeit massive house is a picture perfect suburban gem–you’d never believe Wrigleyville nightlife and Southport shopping are only four blocks away. It would also be a great investment for a young, growing famiy. SEE A PHOTO GALLERY AND READ…

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Boystown now a full-service WiFi hotspot

(John Lendman for RedEye) Boystown became Chicago’s first open-access WiFi neighborhood last week with Lakeview locals, businesses and tourists reaping the benefits. Need to get online? If you’re on the main Boystown stip on Halsted Street, you’re in luck. The free WiFi covers the thoroughfare from Belmont Avenue to Grace Street, plus Broadway between Grace…

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Red Tape Theatre defines life for Millennials

(Courtesy of Red Tape Theatre) Red Tape Theatre St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 621 W. Belmont Ave. 847-738-6919 It’s small, experimental companies like this that Chicago theater has become known for. In an inconspicuous space shared with St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at Belmont Avenue and Broadway, neighboring an even more clandestine Chicago Underground Library, you’d easily…

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