Tagger rehab, Appreciating the 13th Police, Drugs seized and more

Chicago Police seize dangerous and illegal substance packaged as "Scooby Snax"

Thousands of foil packets emblazoned with an image of the cartoon character “Scooby-Doo” and labeled “Scooby Snax 4G,” were seized by the Chicago Police. They contained containing synthetic marijuana.

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Experience the end of an era: be part of Chicago's 13th District Police Officer Appreciation Day

As the 13th Police District is about to merge into the 12th, this Appreciation Day seems to be all the more important, poignant.

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Rehabbing graffiti taggers: 32nd Ward Alderman Waguespack scores 3 for 3 in the success column

Mired in fighting off and cleaning up graffiti along the streets, on buildings and in alleys in the 32nd Ward, Alderman Scott Waguespack decided to take on "rehabbing" offenders convicted of graffiti crimes in the 32nd.

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Should the Republican and Democratic national conventions be retired?

"There is no suspense any more. They're not having any fun any more…what's the point?...there needs to be new political think…" and "They all say the same thing, they just blame the opposite party." These are just some of the comments floating around from south of Grand Ave. to north of Fullerton between Kedzie and the River and beyond. And now, Senator Dick Durbin is asking the same question.

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Stump Connolly turns to the Democrats starting this week

Stump Connolly finished his coverage of the Republican National Convention 2012 in Tampa, FL, with his report on Paul Ryan's speech "If You Want To Be A Badger" and the final night of speeches in "When the Wind-Up Is Better Than the Pitch."

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Fall lineup announced for Chicago Dramatists' Saturday Series

A 30 year plus year tradition of a Saturday Series continues at Chicago Dramatists Theatre, 1105 West Chicago Ave., beginning Sept. 8 at 2 p.m.

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