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Chicago 2040

"At the behest of Mayor Daley's former law partner, a City Council committee agreed Monday to extend until 2040 a franchise agreement that has allowed a private company to tear up Loop streets to install the chilled water pipeline needed to cool downtown office buildings," the Sun-Times reported on Tuesday.

This got us to wondering what Chicago will look like when that contract finally runs its course.

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CTA hovercraft derails even without rails.

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City council approves Lake Michigan privatization deal.

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Last city landmark demolished.

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Cubs announcer Kerry Wood to miss rest of season with vocal cord strain.

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2016 Olympics finally paid off.

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Todd Stroger Jr. named county board president after father suffers stroke.

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Rod Blagojevich to write prison memoir.

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The Kennedy renamed the Obama.

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Michael Jordan: I'm Back!

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But is this season's Bears team better than the 1985 team?

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Blackhawks still refuse to put home games on the Internet.

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ChicagoTribune.com slashes jobs as readers flock to wireless brain implants.

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Chicago Sex-Times wonders whose bots are hotter.

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Cryogenic Daley elected to another term.

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Gentrifying Stickney the new hot spot.

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Mayor says one day you'll be able to eat out of the Chicago River.

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Oprah and Steadman plan fall wedding.

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Former President Obama to deliver Jeremiah Wright eulogy.

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Roeper & Roeper At the Movies premieres - Roeper debates old clips of himself reviewing classic oldies from 2000-2008.

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Soldier Field finally takes off, flies to home planet.

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Children's Museum completes expansion into Grant Park softball fields.

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Could this finally be the year for the Cubs?

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City budgets $122 million for wrought iron removal.

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Continued delays due to three track construction on the Clear, Transparent, and Translucent lines of the CTA's Elevated "Vacu-suck" Pneumatic tube people-mover system.

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Ozzie Guillen fined by Pleasant Meadows Nursing Home's residents council for latest outburst.

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O'Hare Aviation Museum annexes fifth suburb.

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Milwaukee threatens to secede from Cook County.

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House Speaker Michael Madigan predicts overtime session.

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Last real bluesman leaves town.

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Block 37 blaxploitation megaplex a rousing success.

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Studs Terkel invites luminaries for 127th birthday party.

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Sweetheart chilled water pipeline contract finally expires.

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- Cate Plys, Rick Kaempfer, Marty Gangler, Bethany Lankin, Marilyn Ferdinand, Tim Willette, Brian Rhodes, Steve Rhodes



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Posted on July 30, 2008


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