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Tracy Swartz
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Attended University of Illinois at Springfield
Lived in Reseda, California
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A look at celebrities who attended the final Grateful Dead shows at Soldier Field.
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A guitar signed by the Grateful Dead brought an auction price of $526,000 at the band's final 50th anniversary show Sunday at Soldier Field.
A guitar signed by the Grateful Dead brought an auction price of $526,000 at the band's final 50th anniversary show Sunday at Soldier Field.
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It was much easier to get to this front row. Inside a Grateful Dead watch party in Chicago, the second of three ways I am watching the Dead's 50th anniversary concerts this weekend.
Talia O'Brien had no problem getting to the front row to dance and sing along to Saturday's Grateful Dead concert.
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See how Chicago home cook Tommy Walton fared in the 100th episode of "MasterChef."
He was picked last for the team challenge, but South Loop fashion designer Tommy Walton managed to survive the double elimination in Wednesday's episode of "MasterChef."
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This guitar signed by the Grateful Dead can be yours -- probably for more than $100,000.
A guitar signed by the Grateful Dead will be auctioned Sunday at the band's Soldier Field show.
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From parking to stadium entry to transportation, what Grateful Dead fans need to know for this weekend's shows in Chicago, whether they have tickets or not.
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Plain White T's guitarist Tim Lopez marries pick from canceled reality show. Band will be at Ravinia next week.
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Sorry, comic book fans. The "Marvel Experience" tour's stop in Chicago has been canceled.
Chicago's stop on the "Marvel Experience" tour, billed as an interactive indoor theme park for Marvel comic book fans, has been canceled, officials announced Sunday.
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Grateful Dead fans describe their spiritual (and physical) journeys to Chicago for tonight's Soldier Field show.
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Poster for the "savages" party features a man wearing a Native American headdress and facepaint.
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner split: Bad news for couples with rhyming names.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have split after 10 years of marriage, the couple confirmed in a statement to People magazine.
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I am a sucker for TV cooking competitions, especially when they feature Chicago chefs. "Food Fighters" premieres Thursday on NBC.
It's "Iron Chef" meets "MasterChef" with a pinch of Bobby Flay's "Throwdown." Amateur cooks will square off against professional chefs, including three with Chicago roots, in the second season of "Food Fighters" premiering Thursday on NBC.
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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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