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This Week In Techdirt History: August 7th – 13th

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Five Years Ago This week in 2017, a lawyer renounced his participation in copyright-trolling activities and sued his former partner and clients, the creator of Kickass Torrents was trying and failing to get the criminal case against him tossed out, and Canadian telcos were losing their minds over TVAddons. Bob Murray was trying to stop […]
Leigh Beadon

Raw data: Rental vacancy rates in large cities

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Here's the rental vacancy rate since 2005 for the ten largest metro areas in the country: The average vacancy rate for the top 75 metro areas has declined from 10.1% after the end of the Great Recession to 7.1% just before the pandemic to 5.7% in 2022.
Kevin Drum

ISP Investigates Homicide In Washington Park

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WASHINGTON PARK – Illinois State Police (ISP) announced that it was requested by Washington Park Police Department to assist with a death investigation on August 12, 2022, when a 43-year-old female was located deceased in the 1500 block of Westmoreland Avenue, in Washington Park. When ISP arrived on scene, Washington Park Police Department had a person of interest in custody. The investigation is being led by the Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) with assistance from the Washington Park Police department. The investigation is still open and ongoing. No further information will be disseminated at this time. Anyone with information in reference to this homicide is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 314-725-8477 (TIPS).

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