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Extra Extra: Choose Chicago Making Non-'Epic' Moves

By Selena Fragassi in News on Jun 27, 2015 8:00PM

  • Just a day after the city's tourism board pulled the plug on its latest marketing campaign, titled "Epic," because of concerns of limited funding from the stage budget crisis, the Watchdogs learned its former chief marketing officer received a six-figure severance package. [Sun-Times]

  • An 82-story hotel could be coming to the West Loop by 2017. Mexican hoteliers Grupo Pasadas have stated plans to build a 250 to 300-room Live Aqua property in the neighborhood, though city officials say they have yet to hear from the developer. [DNAinfo]

  • Up to 10,000 bodies could be excavated and moved from the old Dunning Cemetery on the Northwest Side as construction crews start to rebuild Oak Park Avenue over the next several months. [WGN]

  • In case you didn't get the memo, the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team is a quarter finalist in the Women's World Cup and the city has promised to host a viewing party on June 30 near Lincoln Park Zoo for the semifinal match. [Crain's]

  • A jilted ex-employee of a food delivery business in Avondale set the place on fire Friday afternoon, severely injuring a 44-year-old woman. [Tribune]
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