Top Chicago news: Scabby the inflatable rat may be banned from picket lines; local gator gains fans

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Giant inflatable protest rat Scabby may be banned from picket lines 

Created in Chicago nearly 30 years ago, Scabby, the giant inflatable union protest rat that has become a fixture at picket lines, may be banned by new labor board rulings for scaring away customers

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Chance the Snapper’s reputation grows at new home in Florida.

The alligator known as Chance the Snapper has been a popular attraction at the Florida zoo where he has been living since he was caught in a lagoon at a Chicago park.

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Barbra Streisand’s show in Chicago: a review

Streisand performs at the United Center, bringing the kind of talent everyone should have the chance to see at least once.

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New venture in vertical indoor farming 

Backyard Fresh Farms, a vertical indoor farm in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, gets underway amid heightened interest in growing produce in controlled environments.

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Union Station seeks to open a food hall

Amtrak officials are soliciting restaurant operators

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