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Tracy Swartz
Works at Chicago Tribune
Attended University of Illinois at Springfield
Lived in Reseda, California
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Paul McCartney and Metallica lured some of the 35-plus crowd to Lollapalooza this weekend but youth still rules.
Jackie Yum, of Belmont Cragin, said she used to get high-fives and compliments about what a cool mom she is take her son to Lollapalooza .
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"MasterChef" recap: A Chicago home cook barely survives elimination.
As time ticked down on the "MasterChef" elimination challenge, South Loop fashion designer Tommy Walton did the unthinkable. He remade his potato gnocchi after he determined his first attempt looked "like snot."
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This is how some wireless companies have attempted to solve one of the top complaints about Lollapalooza: Lack of cell and Internet service.
Of all the items Shika Simpson packs for Lollapalooza , the one she probably uses the least is her cellphone.
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A freelance comedy writer from Winnetka said Conan O'Brien used his online jokes in his monologues. His lawsuit comes amid a spotlight on use of copyright material on Twitter.
Freelance comedy writer Alex Kaseberg said Conan O'Brien used four of his Twitter jokes in his monologues.
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Your all-inclusive guide to Lollapalooza this weekend in Chicago.
Chicago's largest music festival returns this weekend to celebrate the start of its second decade in Grant Park with an estimated 300,000 music lovers and 140-plus artists.
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Disneyland is not the happiest place on Earth for Billy Corgan. Check out this photo of him on a roller coaster that went viral.
Billy Corgan was photographed grimacing while riding the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster at Disneyland last week.
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A Michigan company burst onto the Lollapalooza scene Friday.
Samantha Marnell and Mikyla Moya, friends who live in Gurnee, accidentally wore matching outfits of white crop tops, jean shorts, tribal print fanny packs and grey Converse sneakers to Lollapalooza on Friday.
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Chief Keef says he won't be the only performer at this newly announced hologram concert, which is supposed to happen in mid-September in Chicago despite past cancellations.
Just days after his show was shut down by police in Northwest Indiana, Chief Keef  announced Thursday he will hold a benefit concert by hologram simultaneously in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles in mid-September.
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How much is that Lollapalooza pass worth to you? The Saturday lineup -- Metallica, Sam Smith, Kid Cudi -- seems to have the biggest draw.
Music fans are paying more for Lollapalooza passes in the resale market compared to last year, as the three-day festival continues to be a destination for tourists.
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What should you do if Lollapalooza is evacuated? There's a chance for thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday.
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Who did Kaitlyn choose on this season of "The Bachelorette?" Shawn or Nick?
For two seasons, Chicago software sales executive Nick Viall has competed to win the heart of "The Bachelorette." Both times, he got dumped during the show's finale.
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The Chief Keef hologram concert is supposed to benefit two families who lost boys to a South Side shooting and its aftermath. The families weigh in on their thoughts about the concert, which was shut down Saturday by Indiana police.
Chief Keef 's label said it will announce plans for another benefit concert by Tuesday morning, just days after the Chicago rapper's concert by hologram was shut down by police in northwest Indiana.
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Tracy Swartz covers the Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago homicides for the Chicago Tribune RedEye.
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  • Chicago Tribune
    RedEye reporter, 2007 - present
  • Springfield News-Leader
    Capitol bureau, 2006 - 2007
  • New York Daily News
    City Hall reporting intern, 2006 - 2006
  • Chicago Sun-Times
    Capitol reporting intern, 2006 - 2006
  • Newsday
    Nation/world producer, 2004 - 2005
  • Minneapolis Star-Tribune
    State reporting intern, 2004 - 2004
  • Baltimore Sun
    Business reporting intern, 2004 - 2004
  • Duluth News Tribune
    Police reporting intern, 2003 - 2003
  • Roanoke Times
    G.A. reporting intern, 2003 - 2003
  • USA Today
    Web travel intern, 2003 - 2003
  • Roll Call
    G.A. reporting intern, 2002 - 2002
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Reseda, California - Sarasota, Florida - Gainesville, Florida - Springfield, Virginia - Roanoke, Virginia - Duluth, Minnesota - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Hyattsville, Maryland - Manhattan, New York - Brooklyn, New York - Queens, New York - Springfield, Illinois - Columbia, Missouri - Chicago, Illinois
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Tracy Swartz is a Chicago Tribune reporter and creator of RedEye Chicago's homicide map.
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  • University of Illinois at Springfield
    Public Affairs Reporting, 2005 - 2006
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Internet Journalism, 2004 - 2005
  • University of Florida
    Political Science, 2000 - 2004
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