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Alderman to urge lawmakers to deny state tax credit for 'Chiraq'

...a $3 million tax break for filming in Illinois.Burns oversees matters in the Bronzeville, Kenwood and Hyde Park neighborhoods. The alderman has long taken issue with the name of the film, "Chiraq," claiming...

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...also fatally shot. Police said he was shot several times in a sidewalk ambush near East 81st Street and South Manistee Avenue in the city's South Chicago neighborhood.He was about to start a new job...

    Chicago alderman to urge lawmakers to deny Illinois tax credit for 'Chiraq'
    Alderman Will Burns (4th Ward) will urge the state to deny tax credits to Spike Lee's production, "Chiraq," at a city finance committee meeting on Monday. Ald. Burns' proposal is a symbolic measure that encourages state lawmakers to withhold a $3 million tax break for filming in Illinois.
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  • P.S. my daughter is in theatrical lighting, and I still hold onto this, the majority of us are not into this Chiraq mentality, when Spike lee packs up and leaves, what will we have benefitted from this movie? We have been neglected and continue to be neglected and exploited. We have to reject this label of our community being associated with a war zone!

  • The point is that there is a tax credit for ALL movies whether or not you like the subject matter, the quality of the film, or who's in it. Politicians shouldn't be meeting to decide whether to give him the tax credit. What's next? Someone doesn't like that Russell Crowe...

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    The point is that there is a tax credit for ALL movies whether or not you like the subject matter, the quality of the film, or who's in it. Politicians shouldn't be meeting to decide whether to give him the tax credit. What's next? Someone doesn't like that Russell Crowe is in a movie and so they decide not to give the film a tax credit? It's childish. And what if the next big filmmaker decides not to make his or her movie in Chicago because they screwed Spike Lee out of a tax credit. It shouldn't matter what the film is about (unless it's porn). Give the man the tax credit!

14 hours ago

Your Rush-Hour CTA Commute Could Be Getting More Crowded

Hyde Park & Kenwood

Learn Chicago Steppin @SummerDanceChi #InTheParks at #WashingtonPark, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr., on 7/30 from 6 - 9pm! FREE!

Enjoy a @DanceintheParks performance on 7/26 from 3-4:30pm at #KenwoodPark, 1330 E 50th St! Free admission. pic.twitter.com/1LwNs1Sfo3

Enjoy a concert #InTheParks featuring Sax Preacher at #NicholsPark, 1355 E 53rd on July 24 from 6:30-8:30pm! pic.twitter.com/gyV2jdDIVE

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Join us 4 #ToddlerTunesTurtles @ #BosleyPark, 3044 S Bonfield, 7/29 @ 5:30p. Enjoy music, live animals & nature play! pic.twitter.com/8NlHIZ3Y7L

Enjoy @aboutfacechi's 15 Breaths @ #HumboldtPark, 1440 N Humboldt on 7/30 & 7/31 @ 6:30p. FREE ow.ly/Q0sbx pic.twitter.com/x17HbMpxDA

Enjoy @chicagoshakesâ€#InTheParksks #GageParkrk, 2411 W 55th , on 7/28 at 6:30pm#ShakespearesGreatestHitstpic.twitter.com/RM4ADaxZRBRB

#chiparksmovies (7/25): Jaws(PG-13) @ #LincolnPark(2431 N Cannon Dr); Dolphin Tale 2(PG) at #EmmersonPark; Lego Movie(PG) @ #PulaskiPark.

Teen Night Out at Lincoln Park Cultural Center, 2045 N Lincoln Park West, on July 24 from 6 - 8pm. Ages 13-17. FREE! pic.twitter.com/Kc6vypPeMM

Enjoy @chicagoshakesâ€#InTheParksks #ColumbusParkrk, 500 S Central, on 7/26 at 4pm#ShakespearesGreatestHitstpic.twitter.com/8ps8BtocJcJc

Enjoy @MidsommerFlight​'s performanc#InTheParksks o#Shakespearere’s Macbeth on 7/25 @ 6pm & 7/26 @ 2p#SchreiberParkPark, 1552 W Schreiber.

Enjoy Magic #InTheParks! The Magic of the Spellbinder featuring Walter King Jr will be @ #HermitagePark, 5839 S Wood on 7/25 from 7-8m!

Join us for Family Fun Day #InTheParks at #MoranPlaygroundPark, 5727 S Racine, on July 24 from 6:30 - 8:30pm. pic.twitter.com/kqtbXXqiXg

Enjoy @chicagoshakesâ€#InTheParksks #LoyolaParkrk, 1230 W Greenleaf, on 7/24 & 7/25 @ 6:30#ShakespearesGreatestHitstpic.twitter.com/ZVgw2r9doSoS

    Your Rush-Hour CTA Commute Could Be Getting More Crowded
    WEST LOOP - Rush-hour CTA riders, your commute might be getting more crowded. Chicago Public Schools has pushed back the bell times of 60 high schools to 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. That means more students could be crowding bus stops and CTA "L" platforms closer to the heart of rush hour starting this fall.
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14 hours ago

Watch This Dog in a Floral Print Shirt Skateboard The 606: VIDEO

Hyde Park & Kenwood

Learn Chicago Steppin @SummerDanceChi #InTheParks at #WashingtonPark, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr., on 7/30 from 6 - 9pm! FREE!

Enjoy a @DanceintheParks performance on 7/26 from 3-4:30pm at #KenwoodPark, 1330 E 50th St! Free admission. pic.twitter.com/1LwNs1Sfo3

Enjoy a concert #InTheParks featuring Sax Preacher at #NicholsPark, 1355 E 53rd on July 24 from 6:30-8:30pm! pic.twitter.com/gyV2jdDIVE

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Join us 4 #ToddlerTunesTurtles @ #BosleyPark, 3044 S Bonfield, 7/29 @ 5:30p. Enjoy music, live animals & nature play! pic.twitter.com/8NlHIZ3Y7L

Enjoy @aboutfacechi's 15 Breaths @ #HumboldtPark, 1440 N Humboldt on 7/30 & 7/31 @ 6:30p. FREE ow.ly/Q0sbx pic.twitter.com/x17HbMpxDA

Enjoy @chicagoshakesâ€#InTheParksks #GageParkrk, 2411 W 55th , on 7/28 at 6:30pm#ShakespearesGreatestHitstpic.twitter.com/RM4ADaxZRBRB

#chiparksmovies (7/25): Jaws(PG-13) @ #LincolnPark(2431 N Cannon Dr); Dolphin Tale 2(PG) at #EmmersonPark; Lego Movie(PG) @ #PulaskiPark.

Teen Night Out at Lincoln Park Cultural Center, 2045 N Lincoln Park West, on July 24 from 6 - 8pm. Ages 13-17. FREE! pic.twitter.com/Kc6vypPeMM

Enjoy @chicagoshakesâ€#InTheParksks #ColumbusParkrk, 500 S Central, on 7/26 at 4pm#ShakespearesGreatestHitstpic.twitter.com/8ps8BtocJcJc

Enjoy @MidsommerFlight​'s performanc#InTheParksks o#Shakespearere’s Macbeth on 7/25 @ 6pm & 7/26 @ 2p#SchreiberParkPark, 1552 W Schreiber.

Enjoy Magic #InTheParks! The Magic of the Spellbinder featuring Walter King Jr will be @ #HermitagePark, 5839 S Wood on 7/25 from 7-8m!

Join us for Family Fun Day #InTheParks at #MoranPlaygroundPark, 5727 S Racine, on July 24 from 6:30 - 8:30pm. pic.twitter.com/kqtbXXqiXg

Enjoy @chicagoshakesâ€#InTheParksks #LoyolaParkrk, 1230 W Greenleaf, on 7/24 & 7/25 @ 6:30#ShakespearesGreatestHitstpic.twitter.com/ZVgw2r9doSoS

    Watch This Dog in a Floral Print Shirt Skateboard The 606: VIDEO
    CHICAGO - The 606 is busy these days with joggers, strollers, dogs, skateboarders - and dog skateboarders? A mutt took to The 606 on wheels recently - and in a stylish floral print shirt - in a video for Figo Pet Insurance, a Chicago-based startup.
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14 hours ago

Blunt-Eating Man Grabs Officer’s Pepper Spray, Shoots Him in Face: Charges

Hyde Park & Kenwood

Learn Chicago Steppin @SummerDanceChi #InTheParks at #WashingtonPark, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr., on 7/30 from 6 - 9pm! FREE!

Enjoy a @DanceintheParks performance on 7/26 from 3-4:30pm at #KenwoodPark, 1330 E 50th St! Free admission. pic.twitter.com/1LwNs1Sfo3

Enjoy a concert #InTheParks featuring Sax Preacher at #NicholsPark, 1355 E 53rd on July 24 from 6:30-8:30pm! pic.twitter.com/gyV2jdDIVE

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Join us 4 #ToddlerTunesTurtles @ #BosleyPark, 3044 S Bonfield, 7/29 @ 5:30p. Enjoy music, live animals & nature play! pic.twitter.com/8NlHIZ3Y7L

Enjoy @aboutfacechi's 15 Breaths @ #HumboldtPark, 1440 N Humboldt on 7/30 & 7/31 @ 6:30p. FREE ow.ly/Q0sbx pic.twitter.com/x17HbMpxDA

Enjoy @chicagoshakesâ€#InTheParksks #GageParkrk, 2411 W 55th , on 7/28 at 6:30pm#ShakespearesGreatestHitstpic.twitter.com/RM4ADaxZRBRB

#chiparksmovies (7/25): Jaws(PG-13) @ #LincolnPark(2431 N Cannon Dr); Dolphin Tale 2(PG) at #EmmersonPark; Lego Movie(PG) @ #PulaskiPark.

Teen Night Out at Lincoln Park Cultural Center, 2045 N Lincoln Park West, on July 24 from 6 - 8pm. Ages 13-17. FREE! pic.twitter.com/Kc6vypPeMM

Enjoy @chicagoshakesâ€#InTheParksks #ColumbusParkrk, 500 S Central, on 7/26 at 4pm#ShakespearesGreatestHitstpic.twitter.com/8ps8BtocJcJc

Enjoy @MidsommerFlight​'s performanc#InTheParksks o#Shakespearere’s Macbeth on 7/25 @ 6pm & 7/26 @ 2p#SchreiberParkPark, 1552 W Schreiber.

Enjoy Magic #InTheParks! The Magic of the Spellbinder featuring Walter King Jr will be @ #HermitagePark, 5839 S Wood on 7/25 from 7-8m!

Join us for Family Fun Day #InTheParks at #MoranPlaygroundPark, 5727 S Racine, on July 24 from 6:30 - 8:30pm. pic.twitter.com/kqtbXXqiXg

Enjoy @chicagoshakesâ€#InTheParksks #LoyolaParkrk, 1230 W Greenleaf, on 7/24 & 7/25 @ 6:30#ShakespearesGreatestHitstpic.twitter.com/ZVgw2r9doSoS

    Blunt-Eating Man Grabs Officer's Pepper Spray, Shoots Him in Face: Charges
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - A Logan Square man who was about to be pepper-sprayed by a police officer chasing him grabbed the bottle and sprayed it into the officers' face instead, prosecutors said. Both the officer and the suspect Adrian Ocampo, 31, were hit by the blast, prosecutors said in court Monday.
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14 hours ago

Chiraq-Area Mayors Sent Wrong Message by Pulling Plug on Chief Keef Concert

Hyde Park & Kenwood

Learn Chicago Steppin @SummerDanceChi #InTheParks at #WashingtonPark, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr., on 7/30 from 6 - 9pm! FREE!

Enjoy a @DanceintheParks performance on 7/26 from 3-4:30pm at #KenwoodPark, 1330 E 50th St! Free admission. pic.twitter.com/1LwNs1Sfo3

Enjoy a concert #InTheParks featuring Sax Preacher at #NicholsPark, 1355 E 53rd on July 24 from 6:30-8:30pm! pic.twitter.com/gyV2jdDIVE

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Join us 4 #ToddlerTunesTurtles @ #BosleyPark, 3044 S Bonfield, 7/29 @ 5:30p. Enjoy music, live animals & nature play! pic.twitter.com/8NlHIZ3Y7L

Enjoy @aboutfacechi's 15 Breaths @ #HumboldtPark, 1440 N Humboldt on 7/30 & 7/31 @ 6:30p. FREE ow.ly/Q0sbx pic.twitter.com/x17HbMpxDA

Enjoy @chicagoshakesâ€#InTheParksks #GageParkrk, 2411 W 55th , on 7/28 at 6:30pm#ShakespearesGreatestHitstpic.twitter.com/RM4ADaxZRBRB

#chiparksmovies (7/25): Jaws(PG-13) @ #LincolnPark(2431 N Cannon Dr); Dolphin Tale 2(PG) at #EmmersonPark; Lego Movie(PG) @ #PulaskiPark.

Teen Night Out at Lincoln Park Cultural Center, 2045 N Lincoln Park West, on July 24 from 6 - 8pm. Ages 13-17. FREE! pic.twitter.com/Kc6vypPeMM

Enjoy @chicagoshakesâ€#InTheParksks #ColumbusParkrk, 500 S Central, on 7/26 at 4pm#ShakespearesGreatestHitstpic.twitter.com/8ps8BtocJcJc

Enjoy @MidsommerFlight​'s performanc#InTheParksks o#Shakespearere’s Macbeth on 7/25 @ 6pm & 7/26 @ 2p#SchreiberParkPark, 1552 W Schreiber.

Enjoy Magic #InTheParks! The Magic of the Spellbinder featuring Walter King Jr will be @ #HermitagePark, 5839 S Wood on 7/25 from 7-8m!

Join us for Family Fun Day #InTheParks at #MoranPlaygroundPark, 5727 S Racine, on July 24 from 6:30 - 8:30pm. pic.twitter.com/kqtbXXqiXg

Enjoy @chicagoshakesâ€#InTheParksks #LoyolaParkrk, 1230 W Greenleaf, on 7/24 & 7/25 @ 6:30#ShakespearesGreatestHitstpic.twitter.com/ZVgw2r9doSoS

    Chiraq-Area Mayors Sent Wrong Message by Pulling Plug on Chief Keef Concert
    CHICAGO - Chiraq-area Democrats don't like Chief Keef. That became particularly clear after Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration strong-armed a respected theater company into calling off the Englewood gangster rapper's plan to perform a "stop-the-violence concert" via hologram to raise money for an innocent kid killed in the aftermath of a fatal shooting.
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Updated 15 hours ago

Chicago Shootings Leave 12 Hurt In One Day

The 21-year-old walked into Mercy Hospital about 3 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, police said. He told investigators he was shot at 47th and Drexel.

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He was in the 1500 block of South St. Louis at 8:45 p.m. when a dark car pulled up next to him and someone inside fired shots, police said. He was shot multiple times and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in serious condition.

The 23-year-old man told officers he was shot in the 5100 block of West Washington about 8 p.m., police said. He walked into West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park with a gunshot wound to the hand, police said. His condition was stabilized.

He was shot in the inner thigh in the 7100 block of South Damen, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

The 25-year-old was walking in the 1100 block of South Western about 5:30 p.m. when someone fired shots out of a passing vehicle, police said. It then drove off in an unknown direction.

Both were shot in the 300 block of North Karlov at 2 p.m., police said.

He was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 1700 block of West Montvale at 2:35 a.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. The man was shot in the right hand and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized.

The 23-year-old was shot in the chest in the 2300 block of West 19th Street, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

The 24-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 8500 block of South Escanaba at 12:20 a.m. when someone on a bike rode up and fired shots, police said.

Monday’s first shooting also happened in the South Chicago neighborhood, in the 8100 block of South Muskegon.

    Chicago Shootings Leave 12 Hurt In One Day
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Twelve people were shot on Monday throughout Chicago. Most recently, a man was hurt in a drive-by shooting late Monday in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. The 27-year-old was...
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17 hours ago

12 hurt in Monday shootings in Chicago

The 21-year-old walked into Mercy Hospital about 3 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, police said. He told investigators he was shot at 47th and Drexel.

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He was in the 1500 block of South St. Louis at 8:45 p.m. when a dark car pulled up next to him and someone inside fired shots, police said. He was shot multiple times and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in serious condition.

The 23-year-old man told officers he was shot in the 5100 block of West Washington about 8 p.m., police said. He walked into West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park with a gunshot wound to the hand, police said. His condition was stabilized.

He was shot in the inner thigh in the 7100 block of South Damen, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

The 25-year-old was walking in the 1100 block of South Western about 5:30 p.m. when someone fired shots out of a passing vehicle, police said. It then drove off in an unknown direction.

Both were shot in the 300 block of North Karlov at 2 p.m., police said.

He was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 1700 block of West Montvale at 2:35 a.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. The man was shot in the right hand and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized.

The 23-year-old was shot in the chest in the 2300 block of West 19th Street, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

The 24-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 8500 block of South Escanaba at 12:20 a.m. when someone on a bike rode up and fired shots, police said.

Monday’s first shooting also happened in the South Chicago neighborhood, in the 8100 block of South Muskegon.

    12 hurt in Monday shootings in Chicago
    Twelve people were shot on Monday throughout Chicago. Most recently, a man was hurt in a drive-by shooting late Monday in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. The 27-year-old was standing on the sidewalk in the 0-100 block of East 102nd Place at 11:58 p.m.
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34 hours ago

Alderman urges lawmakers to deny state tax credit for 'Chiraq'

Burns oversees matters in Chicago's Bronzeville, Kenwood and Hyde Park neighborhoods. He has said that Spike Lee's latest production glamorizes the very serious problem of violence in Chicago and that the name of the film sheds a negative light on the city.

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...David Moreno was killed in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood. He was walking in the 2800-block of South Keeler Avenue around 7:45 p.m. Sunday when he was gunned down by someone in a...

...also fatally shot. Police said he was shot several times in a sidewalk ambush near East 81st Street and South Manistee Avenue in the city's South Chicago neighborhood.He was about to start a new job...

    Chicago alderman urge lawmakers to deny Illinois tax credit for 'Chiraq'
    Alderman Will Burns (4th Ward) pushed a resolution urging the state to withhold a $3 million tax break from the producers of Spike Lee's latest film, "Chiraq," at a city finance committee meeting on Monday. The tax credit for filming in Illinois is awarded in Springfield, so Ald. Burns' proposal is symbolic.
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38 hours ago

2 teens killed, at least 10 people wounded since Sunday morning

...on the South Side, according to News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines. He was in the 4700 block of South Drexel Boulevard at about 3 a.m. Monday when he was shot, said Gaines, who had no...

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In the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side, a teenage boy was shot multiple times in the upper body during an attack in the 2800 block of South Keeler Avenue about 7:45 p.m. Sunday and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police spokesmen said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner on Monday identified the boy as David Moreno, 16, of the 2700 block of South Lawndale Avenue. Police originally said the boy was 15 years old.

The earlier fatal shooting happened Sunday morning shortly after 9 a.m. on the 8100 block of South Manistee Avenue in the city's South Chicago neighborhood, said Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

...the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. He was in the 1700 block of West Montvale Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain, Gaines said. He went to Advocate Christ Medical...

...a.m. Monday, a 23-year-old man was shot in the chest near the 2300 block of West 19th Street in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood on the South Side, said police spokesmen. He was...

...20 a.m., a 24-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 8500 block of South Escanaba Avenue in South Chicago when someone rode up on a bike and fired shots at him...

...at around midnight, Alfaro said. The man, 28, was standing on the sidewalk in the 8100 block of South Muskegon Avenue when a dark-colored sedan drove past and shots were fired, Alfaro said. The man...

...on the South Side, Alfaro said. The man, 24, was on the sidewalk in the 6800 block of South Morgan Street when someone walked up, shot him in the neck, and fled, Gaines said. He was...

...said. The man, 42, was working behind the counter in a retail store in the 700 block of West 103rd Street when someone came up to him with a gun and demanded money. A struggle ensued...

...after 3:30 p.m. Sunday, a 22-year-old man was shot on the 8000 block of South Washtenaw Avenue in the city's Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The victim suffered wounds to...

• About 2:30 p.m. Sunday, a 32-year-old man was wounded in a possible drive-by in the 700 block of West 48th Street in the city's New City neighborhood on the South Side, Zala said. The man suffered a wound to the leg and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, Zala said.

    2 teens killed, at least 10 people wounded since Sunday morning
    A teenage boy and an 18-year-old man were fatally wounded and at least ten people were shot in separate incidents Sunday through Monday morning in Chicago. In the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side, a teenage boy was shot multiple times in the upper body during an attack in the 2800 block of South Keeler Avenue about 7:45 p.m.
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38 hours ago

Barack and Michelle Obama's Romance Returns to Hyde Park With New Film

So there may have been some disappointment when notices went out about parking restrictions on 53rd Street and Kimbark Avenue and crews never arrived on Friday.

    Barack and Michelle Obama's Romance Returns to Hyde Park With New Film
    HYDE PARK - Barack and Michelle Obama's romance is playing out for a second time on the streets of Hyde Park as a film crew works on a movie about the presidential couple. There has been eagerness in Hyde Park to catch a glimpse of filming for "Southside with You," a movie about Barack and Michelle Obama's first date in 1989.
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41 hours ago

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