Chicago’s Week in Review

Chicago's Week in Review

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Chicago: the Popular Destination for Presidents | Former President George W. Bush made an appearance as the keynote speaker at the World Leader's Conference in Elgin on Wednesday. On Thursday, President Barak Obama came to Chicago to launch his presidential campaign.
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Blackhawks Sneak By | After a disappointing regular season, the Blackhawks squeaked into the playoffs as the Minnesota Wilds beat the Dallas Stars. Hawks were beaten on Wednesday in the first round game with the Vancouver Canucks 2-0.
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Shuttle not in the stars for Chicago | Up against 21 other cities, Adler Planetarium was not chosen to house a retired NASA space shuttle. "We tried not to get our hopes up too high, but we thought it was an opportunity not to be lost for the city of Chicago," said Adler Planetarium President Paul Knappenberger after the announcement.
Obama Comes Home | President Obama was in Chicago Thursday officially kicking off his campaign by hosting three 2012 fundraisers.
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Rose's Best Week | Derrick Rose led the Bulls in a win against the Orlando Magic, made the cover of Sports Illustrated and was was picked by ESPN writers as the next MVP. Who could doubt this is Rose's best week ever?
No way Walmart | More than 200 Lakeview residents showed up to a community meeting on Monday night to tell a spokesman for Walmart they don't want it in their neighborhood.
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Chicago's Bunnies | Playboy held casting calls in Chicago on Wednesday and Thursday to find a new Playmate of the Month.
Unsealing the Truth | A judge ruled on Thursday to unseal some of the evidence in Rod Blagojevich's federal corruption trial. Whether it will prove his innocence as he claims, remains to be seen.
Not a Cheap Date| Soon-to-be Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel is selling $50,000 VIP tickets to his inauguration. For that price, donors will get 4 VIP tickets to a reception, "co-chair" status on the inaugural committee, dinner and a concert in Grant Park, and tickets to the May 16 inauguration.
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