Top Chicago news: Honors for helpers of girl shot on Halloween; council targets Styrofoam; more

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Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in Chicago.

18 sex offenders fighting to keep their home near playground

Pedophiles in Chicago are fighting to stay in a group home near McCarty Park.

Read the full story on New York Daily News.

Chicago may ban Styrofoam containers at restaurants

Disposable utensils and other plastic items could also be banned.

Read the full story on Eater Chicago.

30 don’t-miss spots to try during Chicago Restaurant Week

The 13th annual Chicago Restaurant Week begins Jan. 24. Phil Vettel picks the restaurants you shouldn't miss.

Read the full story on Chicago Tribune.

Police honor citizens who helped after girl was shot while trick-or-treating on Halloween

Those honored included two women who helped tend to the girl right after she was shot and a nearby business owner who provided surveillance footage to police.

Read the full story on Chicago Tribune.

Nexstar to launch national prime-time newscast on cable network out of Chicago as alternative to Fox and CNN

Nexstar announced Wednesday it will launch a nightly three-hour newscast on cable channel WGN America beginning this summer.

Read the full story on Chicago Tribune.

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