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Poser Takes Donations for Self

A Chicago man pretended to work at a North Side street festival Saturday so he could stuff hundreds of dollars in admission donations into his pocket, authorities said. Christopher Urban, 39, was arrested and charged with theft about 5 p.m. Saturday at the Northside Summerfest on Lincoln Avenue at Irving Park Road in the North…

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Pay With Your Mobile at Dunkin’ Donuts

This week, Dunkin’ Donuts released a new app that lets you pay for doughnuts with your iPhone, iPod touch or Android smartphone. The Dunkin’ app works like the Starbucks mobile payment app. Download it from Google Play or the App Store, then load it up with money. The card supports American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and PayPal….

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Who Stabbed Grandpa?

Convicted mentally ill felons are sleeping among our beloved grandparents in Illinois nursing homes. They are also doing more than sleep.  For example, a frail man blind in one eye was slashed in the throat by a gang member, police say. About a year earlier, the same assailant allegedly had stabbed him in the face with…

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Not Rich? Put Some Away Anyway

In a perfect world, we’d all put away 15 percent of our salaries annually for retirement as soon as we hit our early 20s. Saving that much so early would put us in good shape financially by the time we turn 65, experts say. But we don’t live in a perfect world. So what is a…

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Just The Two of Us (And A Smartphone)

The balmy air sways the towering palm trees as the orange sun sets over the calm Gulf. A refreshing margarita on the rocks with salted rim in hand, you gaze lovingly and expectantly to your partner to share this glorious moment together. But alas, no eye contact with your lover because they have their eyes…

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She Abandons Disabled Daughter In Tennessee

Eva Cameron knows people don’t understand. But the Algonquin mother of three says she could no longer cope with her 19-year-old daughter’s disabilities, escalating behavioral problems or medical bills. So after a conflict with a social worker, Cameron packed her eldest into her car last month and drove to rural Caryville, Tenn. There, she watched…

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Where Will YOU Be In Five Years?

Have you ever been asked that vague question on a job interview, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” You know most of the reasons why the question is so bad: It begs a lame joke (“When, Ms. Manager, do you think you will be moving on?”), or brown-nosing (“I hope to be well…

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From Motivated to Incinerated

Mind over matter. Mind over matter. Mind over matter. This mantra didn’t work for 21 people at a Tony Robbins motivational event. Walking across hot coals on lanes measuring 10 feet long and heated to between 1,200 to 2,000 degrees provides attendees an opportunity to “understand that there is absolutely nothing you can’t overcome,” according to…

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